Appeals advisory committee

This Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) committee collaborates with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s Appeals branch to help the CRA improve its process for the efficient and effective resolution of federal tax appeals.

Comprised of representatives from both the legal and accounting professions, this committee collaborates with the CRA’s Appeals branch with the goal of maintaining a cooperative, high-quality process for the efficient and effective resolution of federal tax appeals.


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

Alexandra K. Brown
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

William Dobson
Special Advisor, Tax, CPA Canada

Phil Fortier, CPA, CGA
Senior tax consultant, National Transfer Pricing and Tax Controversy, Deloitte

Joel Nitikman
Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

Kevin O'Reilley, CPA, CGA
National Advisor, Tax Controversy, Ernst & Young LLP

Dan Rivet CPA, CGA
Senior Tax Specialist, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Ken S. Skingle, Q.C.
Barrister & Solicitor, Felesky Flynn LLP

Louis Tassé
Partner, EY Law LLP


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