Media Advisory - Canadian Transportation Security and Technology Forum

    OTTAWA, Nov. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - With transportation infrastructure a prime
target for terrorists attacks, international security experts discuss the
threats to transportation systems and risk mitigation strategies at Canadian
Transportation Security and Technology Forum: Applying Canadian and Global
Solutions, November 28 and 29, in Ottawa.

    Who:      The Hon. Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister, National Defence Canada
              and Minister, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will
              discuss the role of the armed forces in protecting national
              security and public safety in Canada, at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday.

              Philip Trendall, Superintendent, Counter Terrorism Support,
              British Transport Police, Carl Desrosiers, Executive Director,
              Operation, Société de Transport de Montréal, Roshdy H.M. Hafez,
              Professor, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton
              University, and Halim Abd El Halim, Professor and Chair, Civil
              and Environmental Engineering Department, Carleton University,
              will participate on the panel discussion, Securing Mass Transit
              and Other Surface Transportation, at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday.

              Jack F. Williams, Professor, Law, Georgia State University and
              the University of Georgia, will present Targeting the World's
              Transportation System: The Nature of the Terrorist Threat, at
              12:45 a.m., Wednesday.

              John P. Sammon, Assistant Administrator, Transportation Sector
              Network Management, Transportation Security Administration,
              will deliver the luncheon keynote presentation What is America
              Doing?, at 1:00 p.m., Thursday.

    When:     Wednesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 29, 2007

    Where:    Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel, 101 Lyon St.

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    This conference is sponsored by TELUS, EWA/IIT, Senstar Stellar, Canadian
    Defence Review, Frontline, Canadian Security, and Vanguard.

    Media must register in advance

For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires,
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,

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