• Toronto, University of Toronto
  • March 23, 2009 - 18:30


Democracy and Journalism:
The View from the Front
Chief of Land Staff of the Canadian Forces, Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie

In collaboration with:

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and the Munk Centre for International Studies invite you to join us for the second annual lecture on Democracy and Journalism.

Better journalism means a better-informed citizenry and an improved democratic process. To this end, the Canadian Journalism Foundation, in collaboration with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, presents the “Democracy and Journalism” annual lecture series. For our second event, we welcome Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, Chief of Land Staff of the Canadian Forces, to speak on the relationship between democracy and journalism from a military perspective.

Date: Monday, March 23, 2009

Presentation: 6:00 p.m.

Reception: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
Munk Centre for International Studies
Trinity College, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place (map)

After the presentation, there will be a Q&A session with the audience followed immediately by a cocktail reception.

About our Speaker:

Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie
Chief of Land Staff of the Canadian Forces

Andrew Leslie joined the 30th Field Artillery Regiment of the Canadian Forces Reserves while studying economics at the University of Ottawa. He rose through the ranks and in 1993 assumed command of the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. Assignments over the next decade saw him leading missions both at home and abroad, and in 2003 Leslie was promoted to the rank of Major General. Later that year he became Deputy Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. On his return in 2004, he assumed the role of Acting Assistant Chief of the Land Staff. In June 2006, LGen Leslie was appointed as Commander of the Army.