An excellent choice. Bob Marleau is smart, solid, sensible and honest. He is respected on Parliament Hill as a scholar and administrator.
From the PMO:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Robert Marleau as the new Information Commissioner.
A former Clerk of the House of Commons, Robert Marleau is a well-known and respected parliamentary figure, having served the House of Commons and its members with loyalty and distinction for over 31 years. Mr. Marleau joined the House of Commons in 1970 and, over the years, held positions of increasing scope and responsibility. In 1987, he was appointed Clerk of the House of Commons and served in that capacity for over 13 years. From July to November 2003, he took on the responsibilities of Interim Privacy Commissioner to begin a process of institutional renewal to help rebuild the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
“A man of extraordinary professionalism, integrity and demonstrated leadership, Robert Marleau is well-suited to take on this important role,” said the Prime Minister. “Mr. Marleau has dedicated his career to public service, and I am pleased that he has agreed to be nominated for this position and to, once again, share his knowledge and expertise serving the public,” added the Prime Minister.