Welcome to the Office of the Information Commissioner


Did you know?

Every person in Canada has the right to request access to government records – a right that is preserved through various federal, provincial and territorial laws across Canada. This right is essential to foster greater government accountability and transparency.

Picture of The Commissioner, Suzanne Legault

Suzanne Legault

The Commissioner



5th Annual Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium
Canadian Bar Association
October 30-31, 2014
Ottawa, ON


Lodging a Complaint

Lodging a Complaint
Anyone who feels that an information request was not properly handled by a federal institution may ask the OIC to investigate the issue.