Media Advisory: Taxpayers Ombudsman

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – March 11, 2009) – Mr. J. Paul Dube, Canada’s Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, will be submitting his first interim report to the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture) at a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday, March 12, 2009.

The Taxpayers’ Ombudsman’s Interim Report describes the efforts the Ombudsman has undertaken since his appointment in February 2008 to set up his office, connect with Canadian taxpayers, address service complaints, and identify systemic issues related to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

The Taxpayers’ Ombudsman role is to uphold the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and to see that taxpayers get professional service and fair treatment from the CRA.


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

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2009

Time: 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 50 O’Connor Street, suite 724, Ottawa, ON

Format: One-on-one interviews with J. Paul Dube


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