Committee Members

Portriat of Clyde Wells, QC

Clyde Wells, QC - Chair

Clyde Wells has had an extensive legal and political career. A graduate of Dalhousie Law School, Mr. Wells built a thriving legal practice before serving as the fifth Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1989-1996. He has served as a justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal) and was appointed Chief Justice of the province in 1999. Mr. Wells became a major figure on the national political stage at the time of the Meech Lake Accord for his opposition to several of its provisions and also participated in discussions that led to the development of a set of constitutional proposals known as the Charlottetown Accord.

Portriat of Jennifer Stoddart

Jennifer Stoddart

Jennifer Stoddart was Canada’s Privacy Commissioner from 2003 to 2013. She is a privacy leader nationally and internationally and has overseen a number of important investigations, including those concerning Facebook’s privacy policies and practices. Ms. Stoddart has extensive experience on global privacy issues through her work with several international organizations and was selected as the 2010 recipient of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Vanguard Award for her role in establishing Canada as a leading regulator on privacy issues. Ms. Stoddart holds a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from McGill University, as well as a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Québec at Montréal and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto's Trinity College. She was called to the Québec Bar in 1981. In 2013, Ms. Stoddart was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa for her contributions in the privacy field, both in Canada and around the world.

Portriat of Doug Letto

Doug Letto

Doug Letto is a communications professional, writer and accomplished journalist. He recently retired from the CBC, where he was a political reporter, co-host of Here and Now and most recently, senior producer. Mr. Letto has hosted provincial elections and leadership convention broadcasts, special programming and newscasts, and has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Political Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Mr. Letto has a Master of Arts (Political Science) degree and a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts (English History) degrees from Memorial University.