Le Commissariat à l’information du Canada

Continent: The Americas

Competence: ATI/RTI only
Jurisdiction:Federal, Provincial
Year established: 1983
Number of staff:  100
Head of authority: Caroline Maynard
Ms. Maynard began her seven-year term on March 1, 2018. Appointed by and reporting directly to Parliament, the Commissioner investigates complaints about how federal institutions process and respond to requests under the Access to Information Act, Canada’s freedom of information legislation. The Commissioner provides arms-length oversight of the federal government’s access to information practices, working with institutions to ensure they meet their obligations under the Act. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Maynard was the Interim Chairperson of the Military Grievances External Review Committee, after serving as Director General, Operations, and General Counsel in the organization for a number of years.  
Contact details:
Address: 30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 1H3 Canada
Telephone: +1 (819) 994-0001
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