News Release

Information Commissioner releases 2017–18 annual report

Gatineau, June 7, 2018—Caroline Maynard, Information Commissioner of Canada, tabled her 2017–18 annual report in Parliament today.

While the report features investigations and court decisions exclusively concluded during the last year of the former Information Commissioner’s mandate, it also outlines Commissioner Maynard’s priorities and her approach to fulfilling her role.

“When I arrived at the OIC, I quickly realize that our backlog of complaints would need to be tackled head-on,” said Commissioner Maynard. “I have already taken steps to improve operational efficiency and establish good working relationships with federal institutions in order to improve access for Canadians.”

Commissioner Maynard has also set a number of other priorities. These include preparing to implement amendments to the Access to Information Act contained in Bill C-58.

The 2017–18 annual report, which is available on the OIC website also includes a retrospective of the mandate of former Commissioner Suzanne Legault.

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For more information:

Natalie Bartlett
Manager, Communications and Media Relations
Office of the Information Commissioner
Tel: 819-994-1068
Email: Natalie.Bartlett@ci-oic.gc.ca

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