Denise N. Doiron was appointed the Information and Privacy Commissioner for PEI effective June 23, 2020. Commissioner Doiron has a long-standing interest and involvement in access and privacy issues. A lawyer with over 22 years practice experience within government, she has been closely involved in access to information and protection of privacy issues throughout her career, dating back to when the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was being prepared to be rolled out across the provincial government. She worked on the implementation team and was involved in getting the legislation ready for proclamation, and continued to work with her various client departments in relation to such issues.
She served two years as the Public Trustee, Public Guardian and Official Guardian for Prince Edward Island, from 2009 to 2011. Her most recent assignment was general counsel at Health PEI, PEI's provincial health authority, where, among her other duties, she also consulted on the creation and implementation of the Health Information Act and provided guidance to the health authority on various privacy and information access issues.
Commissioner Doiron obtained a Bachelor of Laws, from the University of New Brunswick, in 1995 and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Prince Edward Island in 1992. She has been a member of the Prince Edward Island Law Society since 1997. She enjoys volunteering for a variety of causes and spending time with family, especially her three grandchildren.
Contact the Commissioner:
J. Angus MacLean Building
180 Richmond Street, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8