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Right to Know Week
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Morning Session
8:45-9:00
Opening Remarks
Richard Rosenberg, President, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Hon. Olga Ilich, Minister of Labour & Citizens' Services, BC

9:00–9:45
Keynote Address

Freedom of Information after 15 years: Is the reality what the BC Legislature intended?

Colin Gabelmann, former Attorney General of British Columbia

9:45–11:00
Panel Discussion

The Top Five things the Government Should do to Strengthen the Public's Right to Know

Chair: Dan Burnett, Barrister & Solicitor, Owen Bird

Panelists:
• Gwen Barlee, Policy Director, Western Canada Wilderness Committee
• Patrick Smith, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Simon Fraser University
• Sean Holman, Investigative Journalist, Public Eye Online

11:00–11:15 Break
11:15–12:30
Panel Discussion

The Public's Right to Know versus National Security and Law Enforcement

Chair: Ehor Boyanowksy, Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University

Panelists:
•  Jason Gratl, President, BC Civil Liberties Association.
•  David Loukidelis, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
•  Rollie Woods, Inspector, Vancouver Police Department

12:30–1:30 Buffet Lunch (Provided)


Afternoon Session
1:30–2:15
Keynote Address

Getting it on the Record: a Call for a Legislative Duty to Create Records

David Loukidelis, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

2:15–3:15
Panel Discussion

The Policy Advice Controversy

Chair: Murray Mollard, Executive Director BC Civil Liberties Association

Panelists:
•  Ann Rees, Journalism Instructor, Kwantlen College
•  Murray Rankin, Barrister & Solicitor, Heenan Blaikie
•  Blair Lekstrom, MLA; former Chair, Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
•  Penny Washington, Barrister and Solicitor, Bull Housser & Tupper

3:15– 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:30
Panel Discussion

When Public Information Goes Private:

Public-private Partnerships, Alternate Service Delivery and the Challenges to Transparency and Accountability

Chair: Mary Carlson, Executive Director, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, BC

Panelists:
•  Drew McArthur, VP, TELUS
•  Maureen Bader, Regional Director, Canadian Taxpayer's Federation
•  Lori Winstanley, Director, Strategic Campaigns and Communications, Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union

4:30 – 5:00
Closing Remarks

The Future of Freedom of Information

Andrea Neill, Assistant Information Commissioner of Canada



THE BC INFORMATION SUMMIT

October 5, 2007
8:45am to 5pm
The Theatre at UBC Robson Square Campus
Vancouver, BC

Ticket prices:
Early Bird Rates are available until
September 21, 2007.
All rates include
a buffet lunch
.

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