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. We also suggest improvements to simplify and improve current tax laws.



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


Ken Griffin, CPA, CA
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


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


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

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

Marlene Cepparo, CPA, CA
Partner, KPMG National Tax

Rose Cross, CPA, CA
Partner, BDO Canada LLP

Heather Evans, BA, LLB, LLM, TEP (Ex-Officio)
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Tax Foundation

Gabe Hayos, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Vice-president, Taxation, CPA Canada

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

Heather O’Hagan, CPA, CA
Partner, International Tax, KPMG LLP

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

Terry Speiss, CPA, CA
Partner, Taxation Services, MNP LLP

Linda Woo, CPA, CA
Principal, Grant Thornton LLP

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

Staff liaisons

Vivian Leung, CPA, CA
Program director, Tax Education, CPA Canada



K.A. Siobhan Monaghan
Senior partner, Taxation, KPMG Law LLP


Jeffrey Trossman
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Secretary-Treasurer of CBA

Angelo Nikolakakis
Partner, Ernst and Young LLP

Past chair

Mitchell J. Sherman
Partner, Tax Group, Goodmans LLP


Thomas A. Bauer
Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

Ian Crosbie
Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Dean A. Kraus
Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Michael McLaren
Partner, Thorsteinssons LLP

Robert W. Nearing
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Edward Rowe
Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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

Gwendolyn Watson
Partner, Torys

Craig Webster
Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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

Position and response papers