Founders Circle

The CIIPS Founders Circle

Mem­bers of the “Founders Cir­cle” have made sub­stan­tial dona­tions to ensure the suc­cess of the Cana­di­an Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Stud­ies Soci­ety (CIIPS) at the vul­ner­a­ble ear­ly stages of the orga­ni­za­tion. We thank them for their sup­port, con­fi­dence, and gen­eros­i­ty.


Bri­an Camp­bell
Van­cou­ver, BC

Dur­ing his long and dis­tin­guished career as a librar­i­an in British Colum­bia, Bri­an Camp­bell treat­ed intel­lec­tu­al-free­dom work as an inte­gral part of his pro­fes­sion­al respBrian Campbell[2]onsi­bil­i­ties. He has defend­ed free speech and pro­mot­ed free and equal access to infor­ma­tion both inside and out­side of libraries.

After launch­ing his library career at Van­cou­ver Pub­lic Library, he became a cham­pi­on and chair of the B.C. Library Association’s
Intel­lec­tu­al Free­dom Com­mit­tee in the 1980s and helped found both the BC and Cana­di­an library Infor­ma­tion Pol­i­cy Com­mit­tees. He also chaired library com­mit­tees that cam­paigned for pas­sage of provin­cial free­dom of infor­ma­tion and pro­tec­tion of pri­va­cy laws.

Thanks large­ly to Brian’s vision and efforts, BC was the first juris­dic­tion in Cana­da to pro­vide free access to the Inter­net in all its pub­lic libraries. Extend­ing that cause to the greater com­mu­ni­ty, Bri­an became the found­ing pres­i­dent of the Van­cou­ver Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work, a non-prof­it Inter­net ser­vice provider offer­ing free ser­vices to assist indi­vid­u­als, com­mu­ni­ty groups, and non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions in access­ing and uti­liz­ing the Inter­net.

In 2015, Bri­an received the Cana­di­an Library Association’s Award for the Advance­ment of Intel­lec­tu­al Free­dom in Cana­da.


Stephen Carl­man
Van­cou­ver, BC

Stephen Carlman_Founders CircleStephen Carl­man has been a senior edi­tor for dai­ly news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines across Cana­da and Lon­don, Eng­land. Before leav­ing dai­ly news­pa­pers, Stephen was a strate­gic plan­ner and devel­op­er of new busi­ness ven­tures for Pacif­ic Press. Now a con­sul­tant, he spe­cial­izes in pub­li­ca­tion man­age­ment, pol­i­cy set­ting and strate­gic plan­ning in pub­lish­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Stephen has sat as a gov­er­nor of the Nation­al News­pa­per Awards and the BC News­pa­per Foun­da­tion and has orga­nized an inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence on news­pa­per design. Stephen con­stant­ly research­es the future of infor­ma­tion tech­nolo­gies and media strate­gies. His present inter­est is in help­ing peo­ple bring a crit­i­cal approach to both main­stream and social media.


Dr Ian Scott Cor­nell
New West­min­ster, BC

Dr Ian Scott Cor­nell is a sur­gi­cal pathol­o­gist at Roy­al Columbian Hos­pi­tal in Van­cou­ver region. He has a long­stand­ing inter­est in pri­va­cy issues relat­ed to health infor­ma­tion. Dr Cor­nell is con­cerned about our dig­i­tal era’s rapid growth in the col­lec­tion and analy­sis of per­son­al infor­ma­tion by both pub­lic and pri­vate orga­ni­za­tions. He sees a role for CIIPS in bring­ing togeth­er experts in pri­va­cy and infor­ma­tion access for debate, thought­ful com­men­tary, and to explore pol­i­cy options and edu­ca­tion pro­grams that can pro­vide sen­si­ble guid­ance to the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors. Dr Cor­nell has served on the board of the BC Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Asso­ci­a­tion (FIPA), and has been a pri­va­cy offi­cer for Excel­leris and Dr CJ Coady Asso­ciates.


Tom Cre­an
Kear­ney Funer­al Ser­vices

Since 1978, Tom Cre­an has served as pres­i­dent of his family’s third-gen­er­a­tion funer­al home, Kear­ney Funer­al Ser­vices. In addi­tion to his vol­un­teer work in groups serv­ing his busi­ness sec­tor, Tom has been a board mem­ber of key orga­ni­za­tions involved in pub­lic edu­ca­tion, civ­il lib­er­ties, and infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy. He is a board mem­ber of the BC Asso­ci­a­tion for Media Edu­ca­tion, and is trea­sur­er of the BC Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Asso­ci­a­tion (FIPA). Tom has a pas­sion for edu­cat­ing stu­dents and the gen­er­al pub­lic about infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy issues.


Cana­di­an Tax­pay­ers Fed­er­a­tion
Rep­re­sent­ed by Troy Lani­gan
Vic­to­ria, BC

Troy LaniganTroy Lani­gan was appoint­ed pres­i­dent and CEO of the Cana­di­an Tax­pay­ers Fed­er­a­tion in 2009, after serv­ing the orga­ni­za­tion in var­i­ous capac­i­ties since 1992 includ­ing British Colum­bia spokesper­son from 1993–1999. Pri­or to the CTF, Troy worked for an edu­ca­tion­al foun­da­tion in the Unit­ed States and exper­i­ment­ed with – but nev­er inhaled – par­ti­san pol­i­tics on both sides of the bor­der. Troy was a found­ing direc­tor of vot­ing reform advo­ca­cy groups both in British Colum­bia and nation­al­ly. He is a board direc­tor of the Stock­holm Swe­den-based World Tax­pay­ers Asso­ci­a­tion and has spo­ken at con­fer­ences inter­na­tion­al­ly. Troy has a degree in eco­nom­ics and polit­i­cal sci­ence from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vic­to­ria.


Paulette Lacroix
North Van­cou­ver, BC

Paulette LacroixPaulette Lacroix is an inde­pen­dent man­age­ment and pri­va­cy con­sul­tant spe­cial­iz­ing in health­care trans­for­ma­tion, infor­mat­ics, elec­tron­ic records man­age­ment, and pri­va­cy. Her expe­ri­ence in health information/informatics has includ­ed advanc­ing elec­tron­ic records at a provin­cial and region­al lev­el, as well as devel­op­ment of cur­ric­u­lae for a US uni­ver­si­ty. Paulette’s clients include health author­i­ties, uni­ver­si­ties, non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, pri­vate enter­prise, and gov­ern­ment. She has earned Cer­ti­fied Inter­na­tion­al Pri­va­cy Pro­fes­sion­al (CIPP) des­ig­na­tion for both Cana­da and the US. Paulette is a mem­ber of AMIA, the Amer­i­can Med­ical Infor­mat­ics Asso­ci­a­tion, and plays a lead­er­ship role in devel­op­ing the Cana­di­an pro­gram of the orga­ni­za­tion.


Philip­pa Law­son
White­horse, YK

philippaPhilip­pa Law­son is a Cana­di­an lawyer with 19 years expe­ri­ence prac­tic­ing telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, pri­va­cy, and con­sumer pro­tec­tion law from a pub­lic inter­est per­spec­tive. Before mov­ing to White­horse, Yukon with her spouse in 2008, she was found­ing Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Samuel­son-Glushko Cana­di­an Inter­net Pol­i­cy and Pub­lic Inter­est Clin­ic (CIPPIC), a tech­nol­o­gy law clin­ic based at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa. Under Philippa’s lead­er­ship, CIPPIC devel­oped a nation­al rep­u­ta­tion for cut­ting-edge research and prece­dent-set­ting advo­ca­cy on legal and pol­i­cy issues aris­ing from the use of new tech­nolo­gies. She is a mem­ber of the recent­ly-formed Civ­il Soci­ety Infor­ma­tion Soci­ety Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee (CSISAC) of the OECD, and con­tin­ues to work with civ­il soci­ety groups both indi­vid­u­al­ly and as an Asso­ciate of CIPPIC.


David Loukidelis, QC
Edmon­ton, AB

Dave LoukidelisDavid Loukidelis served as BC’s Infor­ma­tion & Pri­va­cy Com­mis­sion­er for 11 years. Pri­or to that, he was a found­ing mem­ber and board mem­ber of the BC Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Asso­ci­a­tion (FIPA). As a mem­ber of FIPA’s Leg­isla­tive Task Force, David was the main author of FIPA’s law reform report, Infor­ma­tion Rights for British Colum­bia. That report — which con­tained 73 leg­isla­tive rec­om­men­da­tions — played a key role in the enact­ment of BC’s Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­va­cy Act in 1993. In the ear­ly years of the Act, David wrote reports on access and pri­va­cy issues and inter­vened in appeals to the Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Com­mis­sion­er before tak­ing over the port­fo­lio. In 1998, David was award­ed FIPA’s Infor­ma­tion Rights Award, in recog­ni­tion of his “major con­tri­bu­tion to infor­ma­tion rights in Cana­da.”


Mary Mar­shall, LLB, LLM
Edmon­ton, AB

Mary-MarshallMary Mar­shall has worked as a lawyer on sig­nif­i­cant projects and com­mit­tees as legal con­sul­tant, and as a leader in prepar­ing pol­i­cy papers and advice on pri­va­cy leg­is­la­tion and amend­ments to the Alber­ta Health Infor­ma­tion Act and the province’s Men­tal Health Act. Mary was appoint­ed Alberta’s first Health Advo­cate in 2014 and agreed to serve for six months. She has con­duct­ed inves­ti­ga­tions and pro­vid­ed advice for the Office of the Alber­ta Ombuds­man and suc­cess­ful­ly argued for the pri­va­cy of ther­a­peu­tic records before the Supreme Court of Cana­da. Mary has pro­vid­ed health law and pol­i­cy advice to provin­cial and nation­al health gov­er­nance bod­ies, boards, and com­mit­tees across Cana­da and has a wealth of expe­ri­ence in all aspects of health care pol­i­cy.


Lin­da McK­ay-Panos
Cal­gary, AB

Linda McKay-PanosLin­da McK­ay-Panos is Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Alber­ta Civ­il Lib­er­ties Research Cen­tre and a ses­sion­al instruc­tor in the fac­ul­ties of Law and Arts at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­gary. Lin­da received her Bach­e­lor of Edu­ca­tion, Juris Doc­tor, and Mas­ter of Laws degrees from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­gary. She was called to the Alber­ta Bar in 1991. Lin­da has authored sev­er­al pub­li­ca­tions and made numer­ous pre­sen­ta­tions deal­ing with civ­il lib­er­ties, access to infor­ma­tion, pri­va­cy, secu­ri­ty, human rights, dis­crim­i­na­tion, equal­i­ty, and relat­ed top­ics. She received the 2001 Suzanne Mah Award and an Alber­ta Cen­ten­ni­al Medal in 2005 for her work in human rights in Alber­ta.


News­pa­pers Cana­da
Rep­re­sent­ed by John Hinds
Toron­to, ON

hinds_jNews­pa­pers Cana­da is the indus­try voice for news­pa­pers in Cana­da, rep­re­sent­ing 830 dai­ly, week­ly, and com­mu­ni­ty papers in every province and ter­ri­to­ry. The group has been involved in assess­ing and respond­ing to the state of Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion since 1997 and funds a well-known annu­al FOI audit. John Hinds, the pres­i­dent and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, has been a pub­lic advo­cate for jour­nal­is­tic free­dom and demo­c­ra­t­ic reform, and has rep­re­sent­ed news­pa­pers in mat­ters of pub­lic pol­i­cy, mar­ket­ing, and edu­ca­tion. He was pre­vi­ous­ly a lawyer in pri­vate prac­tice and served as polit­i­cal assis­tant to gov­ern­ment min­is­ters of three port­fo­lios.


Alas­dair Roberts
Boston, MA, USA

Alasdair RobertsThe Cana­di­an-born (and Queens Uni­ver­si­ty grad­u­ate) Alas­dair Roberts is a law pro­fes­sor and the for­mer Jerome L Rap­pa­port Pro­fes­sor of Law and Pub­lic Pol­i­cy at Suf­folk Uni­ver­si­ty Law School in Boston, MA. Alasdair’s acclaimed 2007 book, Blacked Out: Gov­ern­ment Secre­cy in the Infor­ma­tion Age, quick­ly became a must-read for those inter­est­ed in free­dom of infor­ma­tion, and received four major aca­d­e­m­ic awards. Alas­dair is pub­lished and quot­ed wide­ly on issues of admin­is­tra­tive law, pub­lic pol­i­cy, gov­ern­ment secre­cy, gov­ern­men­tal reform, dis­sent, and the cri­sis in democ­ra­cy. He is a fel­low of the Nation­al Acad­e­my of Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion, a pub­lic mem­ber of the Admin­is­tra­tive Con­fer­ence of the Unit­ed States, and co edi­tor of the schol­ar­ly jour­nal Gov­er­nance.


Valerie Steeves
Ottawa, ON

Valerie Steeves 2Pro­fes­sor Valerie Steeves’ main area of research is human rights and tech­nol­o­gy issues. She has writ­ten and spo­ken exten­sive­ly on pri­va­cy from a human rights per­spec­tive, and is cur­rent­ly a researcher with the New Trans­paren­cy project at Queen’s Uni­ver­si­ty, which is exam­in­ing sur­veil­lance as a tech­nol­o­gy of gov­er­nance. Valerie is also an active par­tic­i­pant in the pri­va­cy pol­i­cy mak­ing process and a fre­quent inter­venor before par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tees on tech­nol­o­gy and human rights issues. Among oth­er pub­lic works, she is Chair of the Nation­al Pri­va­cy Coali­tion. Valerie is the author of a num­ber of award-win­ning edu­ca­tion­al games designed to teach chil­dren how to pro­tect their human rights in cyber­space. In 2004, Pro­fes­sor Steeves was award­ed the Labelle Lec­ture­ship at McMas­ter Uni­ver­si­ty.


Micheal Vonn
Van­cou­ver, BC

Micheal Vonn is a lawyer and has been the Pol­i­cy Direc­tor of the BC Civ­il Lib­er­ties Asso­ci­a­tion (BCCLA) since 2004. Micheal has been an Adjunct Pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia (UBC) in the Fac­ul­ty of Law and in the School of Library, Archival and Infor­ma­tion Stud­ies where she has taught civ­il lib­er­ties and infor­ma­tion ethics. She was hon­oured as a recip­i­ent of the 2010 Acco­lAIDS award for social and polit­i­cal advo­ca­cy ben­e­fit­ting com­mu­ni­ties affect­ed by HIV/AIDS. Micheal is a fre­quent speak­er on a vari­ety of civ­il lib­er­ties top­ics includ­ing pri­va­cy, nation­al secu­ri­ty, polic­ing, sur­veil­lance, and free speech. She is an Advi­so­ry Board Mem­ber of Pri­va­cy Inter­na­tion­al.