Mary Jo Leddy, the Director of Romero House and a member of the Order of Canada, tells the story of the fourteen-year struggle of Suleyman Goven, a Kurd accused by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service of being a terrorist. She was "accidentally" present at Suleyman’s first interview with CSIS. During that eight-hour ordeal he was propositioned: you work for us as a spy and you'll get your papers; otherwise—there are no guarantees. Mary Jo continued to be a witness to this bizarre and painful process over the following years at judicial and semi-judicial hearings, which finally ruled that Suleyman ought to be given his papers. The Hill Times' Jim Creskey hosts the conversation on the efficacy of the immigration and security clearance systems in the Canadian government. Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or Senior. Free for Festival Members and Carleton Students. (thebookpile)
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