Taxpayers' Ombudsman

Taxpayers' Ombudsman

April 17, 2009 11:53 ET

Media Advisory: Canada's First Taxpayers' Ombudsman Tour

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 17, 2009) - Canada's first Taxpayers' Ombudsman, Mr. Paul Dube, is conducting a national outreach tour. He will be in Montreal from April 21-23, 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 April 23, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, 900 Rene Levesque Blvd West
Format: One-on-one interviews with Paul Dube

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

May 27-29, 2009: Halifax

2010 dates not yet confirmed.

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