Media Advisory - Fraser Institute's conference on Canadian immigration policy and terrorism begins today

    TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ - The Fraser Institute's two-day conference on
Immigration Policy, Border Controls, and the Terrorist Threat in Canada and
the United States kicks off today with a series of discussions that brings
together leading authorities on immigration and national security to discuss
immigration policy and how it relates to the threat of terrorism in Canada and
the United States.
    Two new speakers recently added to today's program are Ambassador Marisa
Lino, Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Dave
MacKenzie, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety. The
two will discuss the border challenges facing Canada and the U.S. in dealing
with both trade and terrorism.
    Here is an updated list and schedule of today's speakers:

    Thursday, June 28, 2007 - Program Highlights
    7:15 am - 8:45 am - Breakfast Address: Stewart Bell, author and
    journalist, National Post, speaking on Canada's Response to Terrorism
    Since 9/11

    9:15 am - 10:15 am - Panel: Security Concerns in Immigration and Refugee

    James Bissett, former executive director, Canadian Immigration Service,
    and former Canadian Ambassador in Europe and the Caribbean and Mark
    Krikorian, executive director, Centre for Immigration Studies,
    Washington, DC

    10:45 am - 12:00 pm Panel: Terrorist Threat Assessment, Screening and
    Border Controls

    John C. Thompson, president, Mackenzie Institute and Glynn Custred,
    professor of anthropology, California State University, East Bay

    12:15 pm - 1:45 pm - Luncheon Address: Ezra Levant, publisher, Western
    Standard and Margaret Wente, columnist, The Globe and Mail speaking on
    Being On the Front Line of Immigration, Terrorism, and Ethno-politics

    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm - Panel: Countering Extremists in Immigrant Communities

    Steven Emerson, Executive Director, The Investigative Project on
    Terrorism and Salim Mansur, associate professor, Department of Political
    Science, University of Western Ontario, and senior fellow, Canadian
    Coalition for Democracies

    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Panel: Controlling Unwanted Immigration

    Daniel Stoffman, author and journalist and Stephen Gallagher, lecturer,
    McGill University

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Reception: Terrorism, Good Neighbours, and Open
    Trade: US-Canada Border Security Challenges

    Ambassador Marisa Lino, senior advisor, Office of International Affairs,
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Dave MacKenzie, Parliamentary
    Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, Department of Public Safety

    What:     Fraser Institute Conference on Immigration Policy, Border
              Controls and the Terrorist Threat in Canada and the United
    When:     June 28 - 29, 2007
    Where:    Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto

    To view the full conference program and for registration details visit

    The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational
organization based in Canada. Its mission is to measure, study, and
communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on
the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does
not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

For further information:

For further information: Raeann Co, Media Relations Specialist, The
Fraser Institute, Tel. (604) 688-0221 ext. 568, Email:

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