Newfoundland and Labrador’s Privacy Commissioner is leaving the position to become a judge in the north.
Donovan Molloy occupied the position during a time of significant change following repeal of the controversial Bill 29. The new legislation open the door for more people to apply under the Freedom of Information, resulting in an explosion in the number of applications being dealt with.
The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Labrador MHA Perry Trimper, says Molloy’s resignation is effective February 20. He will be replaced by an acting commissioner until a permanent replacement can be found.
Trimper says he will miss Molloy and so will the province, but that he will be a great judge in the Northwest Territories.