Friday, 6 May 2011

Review of Free Expression in Canada 2010/2011

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) presents a discussion about the state of access to information in Canada on May 10, sponsored by NOW Magazine. CBC Radio One’s The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti will host, with expert panellists Ottawa Deputy Bureau Chief Dean Beeby of the Canadian Press, former Information Commissioner John Reid and investigative journalist with CTV’s W5, Paula Todd.
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.
WHO:                              
Moderator:
  • Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio One’s The Current
Panellists:
  • 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
WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Doors open at 6:30pm   Event starts at 7:00 pm
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, assistant@cjfe.org
 

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