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Privacy Commissioner to address audiences in Kelowna and Vancouver on privacy rights and video surveillance

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, George Radwanski, will deliver a series of speeches in Kelowna and Vancouver, B.C. to share his concerns about video surveillance in public places. The Commissioner hopes to raise citizens' awareness of their privacy rights and will discuss other emerging privacy issues.

The Commissioner's agenda, from February 5 to 7, 2002 is as follows:

Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 7 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Okanagan University College

KLO Lecture Theatre, Student Services Building, KLO Campus
1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, B.C.

Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 7:30 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting

Coast Capri Hotel, Cabernet Room
1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, B.C.

Thursday, February 7, 2002 at 12 noon (Pacific Time)
Guest Lecture hosted by the Canadian Bar Association

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Rooftop Salon
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C.

All meetings will be open to the media.

The Privacy Commissioner plans to visit other municipalities across Canada, where there are ongoing public discussions about the use of video surveillance cameras, in the near future.

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For more information, please contact:

Anne-Marie Hayden
Media Relations
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel.: (613) 995-0103

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