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Selection Committee Members

The members of the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award Selection Committee are chosen based on their distinguished leadership, superior knowledge and expertise in the access to information field.

 
 

        

2017 Selection Committee

Chair: Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada

Secretary: Simon Gérin-Lajoie, Editor-Translator, Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Judges:

  • Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada
  • Toby Mendel, President and Executive Director, Centre of Law and Democracy
  • Peter Di Gangi, Research Director, Algonquin Nations Secretariat
  • Sean Holman, Professor of Journalism, Mount Royal University

2016 Selection Committee

Chair: Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada

Secretary: Cynthia Sakellarides, Communications Officer, Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Judges:

  • Mary Francoli (Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University)
  • Tom Henheffer (Executive Director, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression)
  • Diane Poitras (Vice-President and Administrative Judge, Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec)
  • Karen A. Rose (Information and Privacy Commissioner, Prince Edward Island)

2015 Selection Committee

Chair: Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada

Secretary: Vance Chow, Communications Officer, Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Judges:

  • Brian Beamish (Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario)
  • Lise Millette (President of Fédération Professionelle des Journalistes du Québec (FPJQ))
  • Charlene Paquin (Manitoba Ombudsman)
  • Teresa Scassa (Canada Research Chair in Information Law, University of Ottawa)
  • Catherine Tully (Information and Privacy Commissioner, Nova Scotia)

2014 Selection Committee

Chair: Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada

Secretary: Josée Villeneuve, Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Judges:

  • Maria MacDonald (Information and Privacy Commissioner, P.E.I.)
  • Diane McLeod-McKay (Information and Privacy Commissioner, Yukon)
  • Mel Holley (Manitoba Ombudsman)
  • Hugo Rodrigues (President of the Canadian Association of Journalists)
  • Fred Vallance-Jones (Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of King’s College)

2013 Selection Committee

Chair: Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada

Secretary: Josée Villeneuve, Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Judges:

  • Sue Allan, President of Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
  • Elaine Keenan Bengts, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Nunavut and NWT
  • Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario
  • Vincent Gogolek, Executive Director, British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
  • Brian Myles, President of the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec
  • Ed Ring, Information and Commissioner, Newfoundland and Labrador

2012 Selection Committee

Chair: Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada

Secretary: Josée Villeneuve, Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Judges:

  • Anne Bertrand, Information and Privacy Commissioner for New Brunswick
  • Jill Clayton, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Alberta
  • John Hinds, CEO for Newspapers Canada
  • Mimi Lepage, Executive Director, Information and Privacy Policy, Treasury Board of Canada
  • Daniel Lessard, Trudeau Foundation Mentor, author, retired CBC Radio One journalist
  • Dulcie McCallum, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Officer for Nova Scotia
  • Toby Mendel, President and Executive Director for the Centre for Law and Democracy

2011 Selection Committee

Chair: Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada

Secretary: Ross Hodgins, Special Advisor to the Information Commissioner of Canada

Judges:

  • Jean Chartier, President of the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec
  • Elizabeth Denham, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
  • Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Vincent Kazmierski, Assistant Professor at Carleton University
  • Mimi Lepage, Executive Director for the Information and Privacy Policy, Treasury Board of Canada
  • Maria C. MacDonald, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Prince Edward Island