OF THE INFORMATION
COMMISSIONER AD HOC
The Information Commissioner ad hoc investigates complaints about how the Office of the Information Commissioner responded to requests it received under the Access to Information Act since that organization cannot investigate itself.
As Information Commissioner ad hoc since May 2018, I have all the same powers as the Commissioner with regard to investigations and may issue recommendations on how her office should resolve any complaints I receive.
I came to this role having been New Brunswick’s Access to Information and Privacy Commissioner from 2010 to 2017. I was also interim Conflict of Interest Commissioner for New Brunswick for one year (2015–16). Prior to that, I was a lawyer in general practice, appearing before all levels of the courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
There were no complaints against the Office of the Information Commissioner in 2018–19.
Anne E. Bertrand, Q.C.
Information Commissioner ad hoc
Date modified: 2019-06-17