Suzanne Legault was appointed Information Commissioner of Canada in 2010 for a seven-year term which was extended until February 2018. During her mandate, Ms. Legault worked to advance access of information in Canada and abroad. With the support of her team, Ms. Legault conducted more than 15,000 investigations, tabled several special reports to Parliament, and brought many cases before the Federal Court under the Access to Information Act.
Prior to joining the Public Service, Ms. Legault practised law as a criminal defence lawyer from 1991 to 1996, as well as Crown prosecutor from 1994 to 1996. Ms. Legault holds a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Common Law from McGill Law School, which she obtained in 1988.