Professional matters: news and views for members — August 2016

CPA Canada welcomes the Canadian government’s intention to review aspects of the country’s tax system. Plus, Susanne Roberston and Statistics Canada win prizes at CPA Canada’s Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management.


CPA Canada continues to promote tax reform

In March, the 2016 federal budget confirmed the government’s intention to review some aspects of Canada’s tax system. The step is a welcome one toward the comprehensive assessment that CPA Canada has long called for.

In April, Gabe Hayos, CPA Canada’s vice-president, taxation, outlined the need for a top-to-bottom review on The Huffington Post website. Visit

Recognizing that the complexities and inefficiencies of the country’s tax system must be reduced, CPA Canada also reiterated its call for an extensive review during an April appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.


How execs see US-Canada political relations

How execs see US-Canada political relations


Li Zhang and Catherine Canapini from CPA Canada; Rachel Gordon from the Institute for Financial Literacy

CPA Canada presented its annual Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management on May 11.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Statistics Canada took home Innovation awards.

Susanne Robertson, CPA, CA, chief financial officer of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, received the Financial Leadership (CFO) award. Find out more at

Susanne Robertson


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News from the north

In April, the Chartered Professional Accountants Act was tabled in the Yukon legislative assembly.

In July, Todd Scaletta, FCPA, FCMA, started his new job as president and CEO of CPA Manitoba.

Stepping up to the podium once again, CPA Canada won two Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) awards.

In the fall of 2017, Bruce Ball is expected to succeed Gabe Hayos as CPA Canada’s vice-president, taxation.


"You’re never too young to learn about money and you’re never too old”

—Jane Rooney, Canada's Financial Literacy leader, talks with her son about money management in CPA Canada's #TALKTOME video series.