The Commissioner

Mr. Jeffrey Schnoor, K.C., is the Ethics Commissioner for the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. He is also Manitoba’s Lobbyists Registrar and Information and Privacy Adjudicator.

Commissioner Schnoor was appointed as Conflict of Interest Commissioner under the previous legislation, effective January 1, 2016. He was reappointed for a second three-year term, effective January 1, 2019, and reappointed for a further three-year term, effective January 1, 2022. When The Conflict of Interest (Members and Ministers) Act came into force, he transitioned into his current role as the first Ethics Commissioner.

Commissioner Schnoor received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Manitoba and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1978. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel (now King’s Counsel) in 1992. He practised corporate and commercial law and then held senior positions in the Department of Justice, retiring in 2013 as Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General.

Commissioner Schnoor has served in a number of volunteer roles in the community, including as Chair of the Board of Trustees of United Way of Winnipeg. He has also volunteered in the legal community, including participation in projects in East Africa to promote law reform and the rule of law.