March 19, 2013 08:00 ET

CGA-Canada to Comment on 2013 Federal Budget

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 19, 2013) - The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) will have spokespeople available on Thursday, March 21 after 4:00pm EST, to provide insight and analysis into the 2013 federal budget. On budget day, view CGA-Canada's federal budget analysis online. This page is available now to be bookmarked.

Available for comment in both English and French:

Anthony Ariganello, CPA (DE), FCGA

President and CEO, CGA-Canada

With extensive background in finance and management, Mr. Ariganello has served on the Conference Board of Canada's National Council of Financial Executives and is currently Chair of the B.C. Audit Council for Local Government. He is also a board member of Spinal Cord Injury B.C. and on the nominating committee of the Financial Planning Standards Council.

Carole Presseault

Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, CGA-Canada

Ms. Presseault leads CGA-Canada's public policy agenda, advocating for improved interprovincial trade, paper burden reduction, entrepreneurship and tax simplification. She is a past president of the Government Relations Institute of Canada; a past director of the Institute of Governance and a past Chair of the Canadian Network of National Association of Regulators.

For background, see CGA-Canada's remarks to the Commons finance committee in the association's pre-budget submission, recommending that the Government of Canada take immediate steps to simplify Canada's tax regime.

High resolution photos of Mr. Ariganello and Ms. Presseault are available upon request.


Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada serves 75,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and nearly 100 countries. Respected accounting and financial management professionals, CGAs work in industry, finance, government and public practice. CGA-Canada establishes the designation's certification requirements and professional standards, offers professional development, conducts research and advocacy, and represents CGAs nationally and internationally.

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