Ombudsman search successful

The Yukon has found a new information and privacy commissioner and ombudsman. An all-party committee announced yesterday that it will recommend Diane McLeod-McKay to the job.

The Yukon has found a new information and privacy commissioner and ombudsman.

An all-party committee announced yesterday that it will recommend Diane McLeod-McKay to the job.

McLeod-McKay has worked in information and privacy for 18 years, she said.

She received her law degree from the University of Victoria in 2009.

“The size of the territory makes it really interesting and unique in my perspective, and I think that will present some really great challenges, and some really great opportunities.”

Tim Koepke, Yukon’s current ombudsman, will leave the position June 1.

The current position is half-time, and Koepke resigned in order to make way for a new full-time role.

All of Yukon’s previous ombudsmen have called for the role to be increased to full time.

McLeod-McKay’s appointment will not be official until it has been approved by two-thirds of the legislative assembly.

A motion on that question will be debated next week.