Diane Poitras


Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec


Me Diane Poitras has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1986 and holds a graduate degree in applied ethics. She worked in the legal department of the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec, practiced in private practice, acted as an advisor to the minister responsible for the application and review of the Quebec’s Access to Information and Privacy legislation and held the position of the person in charge of access to documents and the protection of personal information within the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail. When she was appointed as an administrative judge at the Commission d’accès à l'information in July 2011, Me Poitras was part of the Legal Services Department of the Tribunal administratif du Québec. She was appointed vice-president of the Commission d’accès à l'information by the National Assembly of Quebec in 2012 and President in 2019 after assuming the interim for a year.

Principal author of the Practical Guide on Access and Protection of Information, winner of the 2008 Legal Competition Prize of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec (“Directory” category), Me Poitras has taught at the National School of Public Administration and at the University of Québec in Montreal. The Access and Protection of Information Association awarded her the Tribute Prize in 2011.


Contributions by Diane Poitras