Previously a global leader, Canada has fallen behind in promoting and protecting freedom of information. Last year, CJFE gave a failing grade to the Harper government’s access to information policies, citing delayed response times and federal agencies invoking national security at the drop of a hat to restrict information.
At the event, which marks World Press Freedom Day, CJFE will release its second annual “Review of Free Expression in Canada 2010/2011.” Paula Todd will discuss the Review’s assessment of the performance of Canada’s major institutions on free speech. The Review also explores hate speech, Wikileaks, whistleblowing and the protection of sources.
- Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio One’s The Current
- Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press Deputy Bureau Chief in Ottawa
- John Reid, former Information Commissioner of Canada
- Paula Todd, investigative journalist with CTV’s W5
WHERE: The NOW Lounge189 Church Street, Toronto
TICKETS & INFO: Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please register online at: http://www.cjfepanel.eventbrite.com/
Light refreshments and cash bar.
For more information please contact:
Jen Wilson, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
416-515-9622 x.231, firstname.lastname@example.org