What Will Bill C-51 Mean for Canada?

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Presented by the Ryerson Centre for Free Expression

What will bill C-51 mean for  freedom of expression and civil liberties in Canada?

Canada’s newest anti-terrorism law (Bill C-51) has been described by opponents as a fundamental attack on democracy. Supporters claim it is necessary to protect us from terrorism.

Two distinguished Canadian experts will discuss what C-51 will mean for our freedom of expression and civilities.

About the speakers:

John Ralston Saul is an award winning novelist and essayist, author of The Comeback and A Fair Country, President Emeritus of PEN International and Co-Chair of the Institute of Canadian Citizenship.

Monia Mazigh was catapulted onto the public stage in 2002 when her husband, Maher Arar, was deported to Syria where he was tortured and held without charge for over a year. She led the campaign for his release. Her memoir, Hope and Despair, was published in 2009 and her first novel, Mirrors and Mirages, in 2014. She is the National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Room 103, Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University
80 Gould Street (at the corner of Church St.)

The panel will be moderated by James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression

Photo: Louri Goussev


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