International Law: The Controlled Goods Program Enhanced Security Strategy: "A Higher Fence Around a Smaller Yard" (Archived Video Stream) 

Sep. 13, 2012
Toronto Online

This is the archived version of a program presented on September 13, 2012.  This will not become available until 2 weeks after the orginal program date.  To order this format please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button.   

Those Canadian businesses involved with strategic goods or technologies often find themselves having to register with the Canadian domestic Controlled Goods Program (“CGP”). The Controlled Goods Directorate (“CGD”) administers the CGP, a domestic industrial security program that was designed to strengthen Canada's defence trade controls and prevent the proliferation of tactical and strategic assets, as contemplated under the Defence Production Act and the Controlled Goods Regulations.

Recently, the CGP has undergone important and significant changes, including the implementation of the Enhanced Security Strategy (“ESS”). The ESS is a robust approach to meeting domestic security needs. This video was designed to serve as an introduction to the CGP, and as a forum for experienced practitioners to have all of their questions on the ESS program answered! Our speaker is recognized as a hands-on, approachable member of the CGD.

Speaker: Serge Poirier (Senior Case Officer, CGD) worked as an investigator with the RCMP and Environment Quebec for nearly 25 years, and also managed a legal department in private industry. Since joining the Controlled Goods Directorate (2008), he has assisted in developing the Enhanced Security Strategy, which led to the modifications of the security requirements for access to controlled goods. Serge is a no-nonsense operational type, and is a hands-on member of the CGD. He has worked on some of the most complicated compliance issues with the program and has helped Industry find reasonable, sensible solutions in implementing the CGP. As a senior case officer, he reviews compliance deficiencies and conducts administrative investigations pertaining to security breaches with controlled goods. He is often the last link between Canadian Industry and compliance before the matter gets referred to the RCMP for criminal investigations and prosecution. He is also considered the operational ITAR expert for Industry.

Chair: Martha Harrison, Heenan Blaikie LLP

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