Ad hoc Commissioner

On April 1, 2007, the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) became subject to the Access to Information Act. Anyone who believes that an access request submitted to us was improperly handled is entitled to make a complaint about our handling of the access request.

To ensure the integrity of the complaints process, an independent Commissioner ad hoc has been mandated by the Information Commissioner to investigate complaints about the OIC, in relation to access requests made to the OIC. The ad hoc Commissioner is assisted by an investigator and has the same powers and obligations as the Information Commissioner with regard to conducting investigations and making recommendations.

Since 2007, the position has been held in turn by the Honorable Peter C. Cory, the Honorable W. Andrew MacKay, Mario Dion and John Sims.

The current ad hoc Commissioner is David Loukidelis, who was named on May 4, 2015.

Mr. Loukidelis was British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner from 1999 to 2010 and was British Columbia’s Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister of Justice from 2010 to 2012. He was also Registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia from 2003 to 2010. His experience in access to information dates back more than 20 years.

Complaints about the OIC's handling of an access request should be sent to:

Office of the Information Commissioner, ad hoc
P.O. Box 55036
240 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1A1