|By Marketwired .||
|October 3, 2013 03:10 PM EDT||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/03/13 -- The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, P.C., Q.C., M.P, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Thorpe as chair of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Board of Management for a four-year term.
Mr. Thorpe is a former member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly with a portfolio that included various business and tax issues. He has served on the CRA Board of Management since December 2011.
"His extensive experience in the public and private sectors as well as his recent experience as a member of the CRA's Board will not only provide continuity and strength to the management of the CRA, but will also benefit the CRA's overall strategic direction," said Minister Findlay.
The Board of Management consists of 15 members appointed by the Governor in Council. Board members bring an external and diverse business perspective in overseeing the organization and management of the CRA. The Board's responsibilities include the development of the Corporate Business Plan and the management of policies related to resources, services, property, personnel, and contracts.
The CRA administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and most provinces and territories and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system. The CRA plays a key role in achieving government objectives and delivering results for Canadians.
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Director of Communications
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Canada Revenue Agency