23 February 2017


1PM – 5PM + Reception


Borden Ladner Gervais100 Queen St #1300, Ottawa


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John Norris | Simcoe Chambers

Jeffrey Pearson | Ministry of the Attorney General

Jessica Winbaum | Department of Justice, National Security Litigation Advisory Group



CPD Hours:

1.75 Professionalism Hours, 2.25 Substantive Hours

Accredited for Law Society of Canada & Barreau du Québec equivalency.


In September 2016, the Government of Canada launched a public consultation process with the release of a National Security Green Paper “intended to prompt discussion and debate about Canada’s national security framework.” The Philippe Kirsch Institute joins this important conversation by offering another in its series of Expert Seminars on National Security Law.

Topics to be covered include:

  • An update on the new threat disruption powers given to CSIS by Bill C-51;
  • The unique challenges of moving from intelligence to evidence in national security investigations;
  • The new CSIS human source privilege: implications on the ground and in the courts;
  • Bill C-22: proposals for Parliamentary oversight of national security and intelligence.

The topics will be presented by leading advocates from both sides of the aisle, followed by a facilitated small-group discussion.

Past Philippe Kirsch Institute seminars on National Security have drawn participants from both private practice and government institutions such as the Department of Justice, the Security Intelligence Review Committee, JAG, the Crown and the Federal Court.