Canadian Government to Study Combining Offices of Information and Privacy Commissioners

25 Jul ’05

“Prime Minister Paul Martin today announced that the Honourable Gérard Vincent La Forest, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada will conduct an arm’s length review of the merits of combining the responsibilities of the Information Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner into a single office. Mr. La Forest will be appointed as Special Advisor to the Minister of Justice and will report to the Minister in November 2005.”

Details are in the PMO’s press release.

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