Recent stories in the media have focused attention on troubling events such as ISIS attacks, Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and the attack on Parliament in Ottawa. We wanted to apply a policy lens to such controversial events, and asked our guests to offer analysis on Bill C-51. Are there aspects that require further review and amendment? How can the government achieve a proper balance between privacy and national security? Are there gaps in existing policy that necessitate Bill C-51? What the impact of Bill C-51 would have on people in the day-to-day?

To answer and discuss these questions, we are joined by the following experts:

  • Ron Atkey, Special Advocate on Security Certificate Hearings before the Federal Court
  • Michael Geist, Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law
  • Nader Hasan, Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, Lawyer who practices Criminal Defense and Constitutional Law
  • Christian Leuprecht, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Economics at the Royal Military College of Canada