National Security, Economic Prosperity and Canada’s Future

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST (UTC–05:00)
Public Event: Virtual Event

The international security and geopolitical landscapes have shifted considerably. The complexity of traditional security issues is being matched by new, non-traditional threats. On top of this changing dynamic, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a thematic lure or subterfuge for malicious threat actors to exploit vulnerabilities, emphasizing that the world around us has strategically reoriented. This shift provides an opportunity for Canada to modernize its thinking to better protect future prosperity and enhance domestic security.

Join David Vigneault, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, for a discussion on the changing threat landscape and the ways in which Canada can contribute to an important strategic discussion around national security and intelligence practices. In addition, he will discuss how we can better safeguard future economic growth, innovation, sovereignty and Canada’s national interests.

To read the full transcript of Director David Vigneault's remarks, click here.

Event Speakers

Aaron Shull is the managing director and general counsel at CIGI. He is a senior legal executive and is recognized as a leading expert on complex issues at the intersection of public policy, emerging technology, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.

In June 2017, David Vigneault became the ninth director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). He returned to a leadership role at CSIS after serving in a number of posts across the greater security and intelligence community.