National Security under Threat: Russia, China & the leaderless West – Richard Fadden, Former Director of CSIS
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

National Security under Threat: Russia, China & the leaderless West – Richard Fadden, Former Director of CSIS

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 former Director of CSIS Richard Fadden 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 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 sponsored by Country Grocer

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RESCHEDULED – Life on the Edge: The Challenges of Small Communities with Tourist Economies – Josie Osborne, Mayor of Tofino
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

RESCHEDULED – Life on the Edge: The Challenges of Small Communities with Tourist Economies – Josie Osborne, Mayor of Tofino

This event was originally scheduled to take place in February but was rescheduled due to the weather. For this new event, original tickets will be honoured.

Small communities with tourist economies like Salt Spring Island and Tofino face many challenges and opportunities. How does tourism affect small communities? Can such communities thrive year-round? Can they provide “living wage” jobs? Can they be environmentally sustainable? What lessons can Salt Spring and Tofino learn from each other?

Join the Salt Spring Forum for a discussion about thriving and sustainable small communities with Josie Osborne, the Mayor of the District of Tofino, who was recently re-elected to a third term.

A self-described ‘community builder,’ Osborne grew up on Vancouver Island immersed in her parents’ small businesses and mentored in community service by them.

After completing university, Osborne moved to Tofino to pursue a career in marine biology and environmental education. Fifteen years later, she became a small business owner. She also chaired the board of Tofino’s destination marketing organization, Tourism Tofino.

As mayor of a progressive rural municipality, Osborne’s primary interests are governance, civic engagement and communication. In addition to her mayoral duties, Osborne currently chairs the board of the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) while also serving on the BC Clean Growth and Climate Action Advisory Council.

Join Josie Osborne for a unique comparative perspective on small community governance, tourism, sustainable development, and more!

Tickets are available at ArtSpring – 250-537-2102 and online – & at Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2019 Forum Members; $20 General Public. Students & low-income residents contact forum@saltspringforum.com.

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This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

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