Oversight and Review Bodies in the Canadian National Security Landscape

15:10 - 16:30
Room 215, Shaw Centre

This session will provide an opportunity to discuss the current and evolving landscape of national security oversight within Canada, as well as the importance of national security oversight and review bodies in enhancing transparency, accountability, and public trust in national security institutions. Issues discussed may include:
  • Charter rights, the protection of personal information, privacy, and addressing current issues;
  • A changing digital world and emergent digital life: how do we deal with the reality of Meta Data and Big Data;
  • The role, capacity, and challenges for national security review bodies: limits, gaps, impacts and needs; and
  • The Right to Know: Public education, citizen empowerment, and awareness of national security issues.

Theme: Open track

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Public Safety Canada

Languages available: English, French

Event type: Panel


Aaron Shull: M.A., LL.B., LL.M., Managing Director & General Counsel, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada, David McGuinty: Member of Parliament; Chair of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP), Canada, Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Pierre Blais, Chairman of the Security and Intelligence Review Committee

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