Information Commissioner ad hoc
The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) has been subject to the Access to Information Act since April 1, 2007. Anyone who believes that the OIC has improperly handed an access request may submit a complaint.
To ensure the integrity of the complaints process, since the OIC cannot investigate itself, the Information Commissioner appoints an Information Commissioner ad hoc to investigate complaints about the OIC.
The position of Information Commissioner ad hoc has been held by the following individuals:
- The Honourable Peter Cory
- The Honourable Andrew MacKay
- Mario Dion
- John Sims
- David Loukidelis
The current Information Commissioner ad hoc is Anne E. Bertrand, who has held the position since May 1, 2018.
Ms. Bertrand was New Brunswick’s Access to Information and Privacy Commissioner from 2010 to 2017. She also assumed the responsibilities of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner for New Brunswick on an interim basis for 2015-2016. From 1987 to 2010, Ms. Bertrand worked as a lawyer in general practice, appearing before all levels of the courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She became Queen’s Counsel in 2008, in recognition of her accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession and her community.
Complaints about the OIC's handling of access requests should be sent here:Information Commissioner ad hoc
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