Pierre is the Director General responsible for sales tax legislation in the Sales Tax Division of the Department of Finance of Canada. Pierre has joined the Sales Tax Division in 1998 and has occupied various policy and legislative positions over the years. Pierre has been responsible since 2003 for overseeing the legislative responsibilities of the Sales Tax Division in the area of the GST/HST and ensuring that government policy in this area is implemented effectively through legislative and regulatory amendments. He also started to assume the same responsibilities in respect of excise taxation and carbon pricing recently. Pierre holds a Bachelor (B.Sc.) and a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in economic sciences, a Bachelor degree in law (LL.B) and is a member of the Quebec Bar.