Ms. Julianne Dunbar is the General Counsel of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada (MPCC). She has been a member of the MPCC’s legal team since 2001. She manages the Operations Section which is comprised of lawyers, the Registry staff, investigators and support staff. Ms. Dunbar oversees conduct complaint reviews/ investigations, interference investigations and public interest investigations and hearings such as the past Afghanistan Public Interest Hearing. Ms. Dunbar practices administrative, criminal, military and police ethics law.
Before joining the MPCC, Ms. Dunbar, as a civilian member of the RCMP, served as Legal Counsel in the capacity of Internal Affairs prosecutor. Her professional legal career began as a criminal defence lawyer in the Law Office of Addelman & Mannarino of Ottawa. Ms. Dunbar completed her university studies at the University of Ottawa, graduating with a Baccalaureate of Social Sciences with a concentration in Criminology as well as a Baccalaureate of Laws. She articled with the Ottawa criminal defence firm of Addelman, Edelson & Meagher and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997. Ms. Dunbar has been a frequent speaker at administrative law conferences on the topic of ethics. Ms. Dunbar is a past Executive member of the Military Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and currently serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre and the Board of Directors for Crime Prevention Ottawa.
Military Police Complaints Commission
270 Albert Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G8
Tel: (613) 943-5592
Email: julianne.dunbar [at] mpcc-cppm.gc.ca