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PM Nominates Legault as Information Commissioner

INFORMATION ACCESS

June 4, 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced the nomination of Suzanne Legault as Canada's new information commissioner, 680News Radio reports. Legault has been interim information commissioner of Canada for the past year and, prior to that, served as assistant information commissioner since 2007. Harper said in his announcement on Thursday that Legault "brings considerable expertise in access to information and privacy protection issues to the position as well as an in-depth understanding of law and the functioning of government. I am pleased that she has agreed to be nominated for this important role." Also on Thursday, Legault released her office's annual report, raising concerns about the CBC and other agencies over "stonewalling" access to information requests.
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