Democracy & Journalism:
The View from the Force
Thursday, November 10, 6:00 p.m.
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
At this year’s annual Democracy and Journalism lecture, former Calgary police chief Christine Silverberg discussed the relationship between democracy and journalism from her unique perspective.
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Photos: Roger Cullman
Christine E. Silverberg, M.A., APR, LL.B.
Christine Silverberg is an accomplished chief executive and lawyer whose career in policing and public safety spanned 30 years in both Eastern and Western Canada. She retired in the fall of 2000 after a five-year term as Chief of the Calgary Police Service.
In the last five years, Christine has managed a diverse civil litigation practice shaped by her extensive executive experience, first as an Associate at Gowlings, then as Partner, and now in association with independent legal practitioners at Wolch, Hursh, deWit, Silverberg and Watts.
Christine holds an M.A. (Criminology) from the University of Toronto, an LL.B. from the University of Calgary, Professional Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), and certifications from the Ontario and Canadian Police Colleges and the FBI’s National Executive Institute. In addition, Christine is a graduate of the Queen’s University School of Business Executive Program.
Christine’s law practice in personal and public interest law areas builds on her accomplished background. She now represents corporations and individuals subject to regulatory investigations and proceedings, including occupational health and safety, environmental and securities investigations as well as anti-corruption and bribery and she assists clients in risk identification, emergency response, threat assessment and strategic risk management. Christine’s law practice also includes employment and labour law, policing law, corporate governance and due diligence, aboriginal law, family law and conflict resolution. Christine’s practice also includes representing victims of criminal harassment and stalking and domestic violence.
Christine has held numerous executive positions on Boards and Committees through her career, and is a member of professional associations and organizations crossing both policing and legal practice. Currently, Christine is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Alberta where she also serves on the Law Society’s Audit Committee, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and PERF, the Police Executive Research Forum.