Policy Frameworks for Election Cyber-Security in Canada

Compelling evidence of foreign cyber-interference in the 2016 US Presidential election campaign has prompted a robust policy response in Canada at the federal level. This presentation will review legislative changes, the critical incident contingency plan, and initiatives to promote voters’ resiliency, and offer an early evaluation of their implementation in the 2019 campaign.

About the speaker

Lisa Young is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. Her research has focused on election finance law, political party organization and women’s involvement in Canadian politics. She is the author of Feminists and Party Politics, co-author of Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics and Advocacy Groups and co-editor of Money, Politics and Democracy: Canada’s Party Finance Reforms.

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