Snowden Live: Canada and the Security State



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An event held March 4 2015 at RCC 103, Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street, Toronto

Join Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) for a discussion about the state of mass surveillance in Canada, featuring a Q&A with Edward Snowden. Whistleblower, former NSA contractor, and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary “Citizenfour,” Edward Snowden has sparked an international conversation on surveillance, privacy, and national security. But in the wake of the Snowden leaks, what have we learned? Where are we headed? And what questions remain?

Moderated by Anna Maria Tremonti, Host of CBC Radio’s The Current and CJFE Board member, Snowden answered questions from individuals in attendance, and submitted in advance via Twitter.

Canadians submitted their questions for Edward Snowden using #AskSnowden on Twitter.

The event was live streamed at

Following the Q&A with Snowden, the event featured a panel discussion with Canadian experts discussing the implications of these revelations for the country, and the future of digital surveillance in Canada.


Dave Seglins, Senior Reporter, CBC Investigative Unit
Dr. Andrew Clement, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Laura Tribe, National and Digital Programs Lead, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

The event was produced in partnership with Ryerson University and the CBC.




Tags: Andrew Clement, CBC, CJFE, Ryerson University, Snowden

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