Biography

Hank Moorlag had a 31-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), retiring from the Force in 1995 as the Criminal Operations Superintendent for "M" Division (Yukon). During his career with the RCMP he served in Nova Scotia (Chester, Bridgetown), small isolated detachments in the arctic (Grise Fiord, Cambridge Bay, Spence Bay [Taloyoak]), Manitoba (Thompson, Grand Rapids, Falcon Lake, Winnipeg), Saskatchewan (Regina), and Yukon (Whitehorse).

Hank's duties and responsibilities with the RCMP were varied - almost evenly split between detachment policing and working as an investigator and program manager in commercial crime investigation.

Following his career in the RCMP, Hank moved to the private sector taking on the role of Director, Safety and Security with Anvil Range Mining Corporation in Faro.

Two years later he was appointed the Yukon's Ombudsman and Information & Privacy Commissioner. The office of Ombudsman receives complaints from the public about their dealings with the Yukon Government. The Ombudsman, acting under authority of the Ombudsman Act, investigates complaints and if substantiated can mediate a settlement or make recommendations to correct errors and make changes to policies or practices. The Information & Privacy Commissioner (IPC) reviews decisions made by public bodies under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the ATIPP Act). The IPC also monitors the administration of the Act to ensure its purposes are achieved. Hank served as Ombudsman and IPC for 10 years (2 five year terms).

Hank has a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Since 2007, Hank has set up a small practice as a conflict resolution practitioner and as a consultant in various aspects of public administration.

Hank and his wife, Susan, have made the Yukon their home. They live in Whitehorse.

A detailed CV is available on request.