We are thrilled to announce that False Security authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach have been recognized with two prestigious awards in the past week!
Forcese and Roach are the 2016 recipients of the BC Civil Liberties Association’s Reg Robson Award, which honours a community member who has demonstrated a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the cause of civil liberties in B.C. and Canada. The BCCLA writes: “These two individuals have been critical to mounting a resistance to the infringement of civil liberties in the name of national security. The astounding turn in public support for bill C-51 was due to a public education effort that was virtually all premised on their real-time legal analysis. They have exemplified what it means to be engaged public intellectuals, and the civil liberties community owes them a great debt.” They received a standing ovation at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26.
We are also delighted that False Security was awarded the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize at an awards ceremony in Calgary on Saturday, May 28. The CLSA Book Prize is awarded annually for the best book on law and society published in the previous year in English or in French. Irwin Law’s President and Publisher, Jeffrey Miller, was at the ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the authors.
Well done, Craig and Kent!