Agenda

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Morning Session
8:15-8:50

Registration

8:50-9:00

Opening Remarks

Mike Larsen, President, BC Freedom of
Information and Privacy Association

9:00-9:30 Keynote Address:

Drew McArthur, Acting BC Information and Privacy CommissionerFOI and Privacy Priorities for Reform”
9:30–10:45
Panel Session

Latest Developments on Legal Privilege and FOI

Moderator:
Brent OlthuisCounsel, Hunter Litigation Chambers Law Corporation

Panelists:
Brad WeldonDirector of Policy, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Paul DoroshenkoLawyer, Acumen Law Corporation
Michael LucasManager, Policy and Legal Services, Law Society of BC

Break (10:45-11:00)
11:00–12:15
Panel Session

Whistleblower laws – The need for protection and what the new law should look like

Moderator:
Vincent GogolekExecutive Director, BC FIPA

Panelists:
Jay ChalkeBC’s Ombudsperson, Office of the Ombudsperson
Carol BellringerAuditor General, Auditor General of British Columbia
Eric RankinSenior Reporter, CBC

Buffet Lunch
(12:15–1:30)
1:30-2:00 Keynote Address:

Kirk LaPointe, Host of BIV, Roundhouse Radio

Journalism in the 21st Century and what it means for FOI and Privacy”

2:00-3:15

Panel Session

Indigenous Governance and Transparency – A way forward

Moderator:
Lisa MonchalinFaculty, Criminology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Panelists:
Rob BotterellAssociate Council, Aboriginal, Major Project Negotiation, Lidstone & Company
Wawmeesh HamiltonReporter, Discourse Media

Break (3:15-3:30)
3:30-4:45

Panel Session

Open Government – The politics of information control

Moderator:
Mike LarsenPresident, BC FIPA

Panelists:
Sean HolmanFaculty, Journalism, Mount Royal University
Nancy BelangerGeneral Counsel and Director of Legal Services, Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
Carol LinnittManaging Editor and Director of Research, DeSmog Canada

4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks

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