Summit Agenda

Morning Session

8:15-8:50

Registration

8:50-9:00

Opening Remarks

Michael Markwick, President, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

9:00-9:30

Keynote Address: Rights, Resiliance and Results

Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada

9:30–10:45
Panel Session

Extending FOI Coverage - Where should we draw the line?

Speakers

  • Mike Larsen, Lecturer, School of Criminology, Kwantlen University
  • Paul Hancock, Legal Counsel, Information and Privacy, University of British Columbia
  • Barbara Van Fraassen, Director, Access to Information and Privacy, City of Vancouver

Moderator

  • Troy Taillefer, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC

Break (10:45-11:00)

11:00–12:15
Panel Session

Duty to Document - What does this mean and where are we going?

Speakers

  • Victoria Lemieux, Associate Professor of Archival Studies, University of British Columbia
  • Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada
  • Jon Woodward, Reporter, CTV News Vancouver

Moderator

  • Vincent Gogolek, Executive Director, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Lunch (12:15–1:30)

1:30-2:00

Keynote Address: Perspectives from B.C.'s Information and Privacy Commissioner

Drew McArthur, Acting Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

2:00-3:15

Panel Session

Convergence between the duty to release information in the public interest and proactive disclosure

Speakers

  • Rebecca Kantwerg, Environmental Law Center, University of Victoria (formerly)
  • Matt Reed, Director, Strategic Privacy, Legislation and Training, Government of BC
  • Bradley Weldon, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC

Moderator

  • Alexis Kerr, General Counsel, Fraser Health Authority

Break (3:15-3:30)

3:30-4:45

Panel Session

Surveillance by individuals - Is legislative action needed?

Speakers

  • Benjamin Goold, Professor, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
  • Kate Kienapple, Training Lead, Aerobotika
  • Lorene Novakowski, Partner, Fasken Martineau

Moderator

  • Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association

4:45-5:00

Closing Remarks

Vincent Gogolek, Executive Director, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association