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Centre for Free Expression Discusses Bill C-51

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.

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 for 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.
  • WHAT:
    Centre for Free Expression Discusses Bill C-51
  • DATE:
    February 02 2016
  • TIME:
    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • WHERE:
    Room 103, Rogers Communication Centre
    80 Gould St.
  • OPEN TO:

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