Sunshine Summits

In celebration of International Right to Know Day, PACC presents Sunshine Summits to raise awareness and generate discussion about access rights, responsibilities, and practices.

Sunshine Summits are your opportunity to learn about recent developments that affect your right to gain access to information. Meet the presenters from academia, government and industry. Ask questions and get unscripted answers. And network with peers, experts and colleagues.

Registered guests may submit relevant questions to guest speakers ahead of time, for the speakers to address during the Sunshine Summit.

Interested in sponsoring or presenting at a future Sunshine Summit? Submit your proposal to events_at_PACC-CCAP_dot_ca


Previous Sunshine Summit speakers have included:

  • Brent Rathgeber, MP, Edmonton-St. Albert
  • Brian Seaman, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
  • Charles Rusnell, CBC Edmonton
  • Christina Crabtree, District of Maple Ridge
  • Darrell Evans, Canadian Institute for Information and Privacy Studies
  • Dr Christopher Parsons, University of Toronto
  • Dr. David Flaherty, Professor Emeritus
  • George Heyman, MLA
  • Hon. Jonathan Denis, MLA, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General
  • Jason van Rassel, Calgary Herald
  • Jay Fedorak, Assistant Privacy Commissioner (BC)
  • Jennie Russell, CBC Edmonton
  • Jill Clayton, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
  • Kevin McArthur, CIRA and the Open Data Society of BC
  • Lamont Orange, Websense
  • Linda McKay-Panos JD, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
  • Marianne Alto, Acting Mayor, City of Victoria
  • Micheal Vonn, BC Civil Liberties Association
  • Murray Rankin, MP, Victoria
  • Rob Wipond, Journalist
  • Sharon Polsky, MAPP, Privacy and Access Council of Canada
  • Stanley Tromp, Journalist
  • Tamir Israel, CIPPIC — Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic