Mat Johnson wins essay prize

Mat Johnson is the 2008-09 winner of a new Essay Contest established by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

The paper entitled "Protecting Privacy in Public: The Need for Public Surveillance Regulation in Canada", was written under the supervision of Professor Art Cockfield, who encouraged Mat to enter this new essay contest. Mat will receive $2,500 for his winning essay and he is eligible to receive an additional $2,500 in research funds from the OPC to develop his essay further into an article for scholarly publication. Mat is also contributing a legal background paper to the SCAN Report. Mat graduated on June 12th, 2009 from the M.P.A.-J.D. combined degree program. Congratulations to Mat and best wishes for continuing success!

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