Keynote speech: Our rights! Our freedoms! Our national security?

Keynote Speaker: Tim McSorley, National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG)

Update: To view a summary of McSorley’s speech, click here.

Tim McSorley is the National Coordinator of the ICLMG, and former Coordinator of the Voices-Voix Coalition, defending the right to free expression and dissent in Canada. The ICLMG is a coalition of Canadian civil society organizations established in the aftermath of the September, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. In the context of the so-called ‘war on terror’, the mandate of the ICLMG is to defend the civil liberties and human rights set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. ICLMG members, including CUSJ, come together to share their concerns about national and international anti-terrorism legislation, and to work together to ensure our collective rights and freedoms are upheld in the face of growing national security measures.

The ICLMG is encouraging people to write to Ministers Goodale and Chagger via their website at to express their support for a strong national security oversight committee.

The coalition has also written to the Ministers.  The letters contain more detailed information regarding the amendments.
– View the letter to Minister Chagger:
– View the letter to Minister Goodale here: