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Taxpayers' Ombudsman

Taxpayers' Ombudsman

July 12, 2011 06:00 ET

Taxpayers' Ombudsman Participates in the Canada Pavilion and Speaks With Canadians at the Calgary Stampede

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2011) - Mr. J. Paul Dubé, Canada's Taxpayers' Ombudsman, today arrived at the Calgary Stampede with representatives of his office to explain his role, inform Canadians of their rights as taxpayers, and to hear any concerns they may have about the service provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

"Participating in the Canada Pavilion at the Calgary Stampede offers an opportunity to meet face-to-face with Canadians and to raise awareness of taxpayers' rights," said Mr. Dubé. "I want Canadians to know that they have an impartial and independent ombudsman to uphold their rights included in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights."

Re-appointed in February 2011 for a second term as Taxpayers' Ombudsman, Mr. Dubé's mandate is to ensure that Canadians receive fair treatment and professional service from the CRA. He also addresses systemic issues, those that have the potential to negatively impact large numbers of taxpayers.

As part of the Government of Canada's Exhibitions Program, the Canada Pavilion is a travelling showcase that participates in various events across the country. It allows Canadians to meet face-to-face with Government of Canada representatives in an interactive and informal environment. A visit to the Pavilion offers a unique opportunity to learn about a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services.

More information, including Mr. Dubé's biography, can be found at www.oto-boc.gc.ca.

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