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Former CSIS Director: Thursday’s Forum

    Local News    April 1, 2019

How concerned should Canadians be about foreign interference in our upcoming federal election? Should Canada ban China’s Huawei 5G technology due to concerns over national security? Why is Canada selling arms abroad to countries like Saudi Arabia – and what would happen if we stop doing so?

Join Richard Fadden, the former Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), on Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring to understand the toughest issues facing Canadian national security.

Richard Fadden was the National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from 2015 to 2016. Previously, he was the Deputy Minister of National Defence, the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Deputy Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Fadden has never been shy about speaking out regarding national security threats. In 2010, while still Director of CSIS, he warned that a number of municipal and provincial politicians in British Columbia were probably under Chinese government influence. Since his retirement in 2016, he has given numerous interviews and written op-ed articles calling for Huawei to be banned from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks.

Do you read John le Carré novels or watch James Bond movies? Don’t miss this “you only live twice” opportunity to speak with Canada’s version of “M”!

Tickets are currently on sale at ArtSpring – 250-537-2102 and online – and Salt Spring Books. $20 – General; $15 – 2019 Forum Members. Complimentary tickets available upon request for those in need and for students by contacting forum@saltspringforum.com.

*This event is generously sponsored by Country Grocer.

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