Online Panel: Pandemics and Civil Liberties

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The coronavirus poses a threat to our individual and collective future. As governments attempt to deal with the pandemic, they face apparent trade-offs between collective well-being and individual human rights and civil liberties. Join a panel of experts to explore options and alternatives. This panel is part of the CFE Virtual Forum Series.


  • Brenda McPhail, Director, Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s Privacy, Surveillance, and Technology Project.
  • Stephanie Perrin, President, Digital Discretion Inc.
  • Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • Tim McSorley, National Coordinator, International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group

Moderator: James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University

This is a free event and no registration is required. Co-sponsored by the Centre for Free Expression, PEN Canada and Canadian Civil Liberties Association

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