Bill C-51 critic brings debate to lecture series

A leading critic of Bill C-51 brings his arguments to Western as the keynote of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) Rogers Chair Lecture Series.

University of Ottawa Law professor Craig Forcese’s lecture, Bill C-51 and Knock-on Effects on Surveillance and Internet Censorship: The Law of Intended (?) Consequences, will be presented at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in North Campus Building, Room 293. Forcese will be joined in the discussion by Datejie Green, FIMS Asper Fellow, and Sam Trosow, a professor cross-appointed between FIMS and Law.

A leading critic of Bill C-51, Forcese has, along with his colleague Kent Roach, University of Toronto, authored several analyses of the legislation. He will deliver the lecture via Skype to present a state-of-play discussion of the Bill, its problems and of the opposition it has provoked.