PM Stephen Harper nominates Suzanne Legault as the new Information Commissioner

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the nomination of Suzanne Legault as the new Information Commissioner.

“Ms. Legault is extremely well qualified to assume the role of Information Commissioner of Canada,” said the Prime Minister. “She brings considerable expertise in access to information and privacy protection issues to the position as well as an in-depth understanding of law and the functioning of government. I am pleased that she has agreed to be nominated for this important role.”

Suzanne Legault has been Interim Information Commissioner of Canada since June 30, 2009, and had been Assistant Information Commissioner since June 2007. Ms. Legault began her career in the Public Service in 1996 at the Competition Bureau. Prior to joining the Public Service, she practiced law from 1991 to 1996. Ms. Legault holds a bachelor of civil law and a bachelor of common law from McGill Law School, which she obtained in 1988.

Edited by Tapa Menon

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