29 November 2016


5 PM – 7:30 PM


Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | 100 King Street West, 1 First Canadian Place, Suite 6300, Toronto


John Norris, Simcoe Chambers

Jeffrey Pearson, Ministry of the Attorney General

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

CPD Hours:

1.5 Substantive Hours and 1 Professionalism Hour for LSUC (and Barreau du Québec equivalency)

Early Bird Discount:

$50 off when registering before 11 November 2016 | Coupon Code: NATSEC50




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 Expert 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.