Taxpayers' Ombudsman

Taxpayers' Ombudsman

February 16, 2009 16:11 ET

Media Advisory: Canada's first Taxpayers' Ombudsman tour

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2009) - Canada's first Taxpayers' Ombudsman, Mr. Paul Dube, is conducting a national outreach tour. He will be in Calgary from February 18 to 20, 2009.

Mr. Dube was appointed to the position of Taxpayers' Ombudsman in February 2008. His role is to uphold the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and to see that taxpayers get professional service and fair treatment from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

On his tour, Mr. Dube will be meeting associations and organizations that represent taxpayers. He will also meet with CRA employees. The purpose of the tour is to explain the mandate of his new office and to talk about the services that it offers.

The tour will also give Mr. Dube an opportunity to hear comments that could help identify any current or emerging service-related issues within the CRA that may have a negative impact on Canadian taxpayers.

Mr. Dube will be available to meet the media on:

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: The Westin Calgary, 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary
Format: One-on-one interviews with Paul Dube

Subsequent visits are scheduled as follows, although dates are subject to

Montreal, Shawinigan: April 21-24, 2009
Halifax: May 4-8, 2009

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