New CSE Commissioner appointed
The Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe has been appointed as the new oversight commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment:
"I am pleased to announce Jean-Pierre Plouffe’s appointment as Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment," said Minister Nicholson. "Mr. Plouffe brings extensive legal knowledge to the position, including experience in the Military Justice system.”News release here.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Mr. Plouffe was appointed to the Superior Court of Quebec in 1990, and was appointed as a Judge in the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada in March of 2013.
Mr. Plouffe has had a long and distinguished career, beginning in the office of the Judge Advocate General, where he retired as a Lieutenant-Colonel, then as a defense lawyer for Court Martials while with the private practice of Seguin, Oulette, Plouffe and Associates in Gatineau, QC, as well as for Legal Aid in Hull, Quebec. He was appointed a Military Judge in 1980 as a Reserve officer, and then as a Judge in the Court of Quebec in 1982.