Information and Privacy Commissioner

ABOUT THE INFORMATION AND PRIVACY COMMISSIONER

Graham Steele was appointed Nunavut’s Information and Privacy Commissioner in January 2021.

Graham  was educated at the University of Manitoba, Oxford University, and Dalhousie University. He was a lawyer in private practice, then in government, before being elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 2001. He served for four terms and twelve years, including four years as a cabinet minister. After leaving politics, he was a professor of business law at Dalhousie. Graham has written extensively on a variety of legal topics, and is also the author of three books about politics and the political process.

Throughout his career, Graham has been involved in access and privacy issues and has seen the system from every angle. He was an access administrator within government, then a frequent applicant. He also argued several access cases in court. As a minister, he was responsible for his department’s administration of the access law. This varied and deep experience means he understands the issues from every angle, and can work with everyone involved to achieve the best outcome