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Bernier Appointed Interim Commissioner


November 27, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the appointment of Chantal Bernier as interim privacy commissioner on Wednesday, effective December 3. Harper praised outgoing Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, saying, “Canadians have been well-served by her exemplary leadership in overseeing compliance with Canada’s privacy laws.” Bernier, who holds a Master’s degree in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, has served as assistant privacy commissioner since 2008, and was previously the assistant deputy minister, Community Safety and Partnerships Branch, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, for six years. Bernier will serve pending the completion of the selection process for the next commissioner.
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