Joint committee on taxation of the CBA and CPA Canada

Through the Joint Committee on Taxation, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) collaborates with the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) to offer the federal government input on tax laws.

For more than 70 years, this collaboration of CPA Canada and the Canadian Bar Association has regularly offered input to the Department of Finance on the technical aspects of new tax legislation. It also suggests improvements to simplify and improve current tax laws.



Ken Griffin, CPA, CA 
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 


David Bunn, CPA, CA, MTax
Partner, International Tax, Deloitte LLP


Michael P. Saxe, CPA, CA, LLM (Tax)
Partner, MNP LLP


Bruce Ball, FCPA, FCA, CFP, TEP
Vice-president, Taxation, CPA Canada

Michael Calder, CPA, CA
Partner, National Taxation Services, MNP LLP

Marlene Cepparo, CPA, CA
Partner, KPMG National Tax

Rose Cross, CPA, CA
Partner, BDO Canada LLP

Michael Espinoza
Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLP

Heather Evans, BA, LLB, LLM, TEP (Ex-Officio)
Executive director & chief executive officer, Canadian Tax Foundation

Kim G.C. Moody, FCPA, FCA, TEP
Director, Canadian Tax Advisory, Moody's Gartner Tax Law LLP

Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP
Director, Taxation Services, KRP Chartered Accountants LLP

Jim Samuel, FCPA, FCGA
Partner, KPMG Canada, International Tax, KPMG LLP

Michael Smith
Partner, National Mergers & Acquisitions Leader, Tax, Deloitte LLP

Gwen Watson
Counsel, Torys LLP

Eric C Xiao, CPA, CA
Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Staff liaison

Vivian Leung, CPA, CA
Senior Principal, Taxation, CPA Canada

Fabio Bonanno, CPA, CA
Principal, Taxation, CPA Canada



Jeffrey Trossman
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Angelo Nikolakakis
Partner, Ernst and Young LLP

Secretary-Treasurer of CBA

Ian Crosbie
Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP


Thomas A. Bauer
Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

Catherine Brayley
Partner, Miller Thomson LLP

Amanda Heale
Partner, Taxation, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Dean A. Kraus
Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Robert W. Nearing
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Sébastien Rheault
Partner, Barsalou Lawson Rheault

Carrie Smit
Partner, Goodmans LLP

Christopher J. Steeves
Partner, Tax Group Leader, Fasken Martineau

Anthony V. Strawson
Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP

Tamra Thomson
Director, Legislation and Law Reform, Canadian Bar Association

Learn more about the Joint Committee on Taxation of the CBA and CPA Canada terms of reference.

Position and response papers