Organization Profile - Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of National Revenue

Mandate

The Canada Revenue Agency has the mandate to administer tax, benefits, and other programs, and to ensure compliance on behalf of governments across Canada, thereby contributing to the ongoing economic and social well-being of Canadians.

The Agency is responsible for

  • supporting the administration and enforcement of the program legislation;
  • implementing agreements between the Government of Canada or the Agency and the government of a province or other public body performing a function of government in Canada to carry out an activity or administer a tax or program;
  • implementing agreements or arrangements between the Agency and departments or agencies of the Government of Canada to carry out an activity or administer a program; and
  • implementing agreements between the Government of Canada and an aboriginal government to administer tax.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Canada Revenue Agency Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-10.11/index.html

A Deputy Commissioner of Revenue may be appointed by the GIC to hold office during pleasure for a term of not more than five years, which term may be renewed for one or more further terms of not more than five years each.

The Deputy Commissioner must act as Commissioner if the Commissioner is absent or incapacitated or the office of Commissioner is vacant and, for that purpose, has all the powers, duties and functions of the Commissioner.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of, or vacancy in the office of, the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner, the Minister may appoint an employee of the Agency to exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Commissioner, but no employee may be so appointed for a term of more than sixty days without the approval of the GIC.

There shall be a Board of Management of the Agency consisting of fifteen directors, including the Chair, the Commissioner, a director nominated by each province and one director nominated by the territories.

The Chair of the Board must be appointed by the GIC to hold office during pleasure for a term of not more than five years, which term may be renewed for one further term of not more than five years.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chair or a vacancy in that office, the Minister may appoint another director to exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Chair, but no director may be so appointed for a term of more than sixty days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

Each director, other than the Commissioner and the Chair, must be appointed by the GIC to hold office during pleasure for any term of not more than three years that will ensure, as far as possible, the expiry in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one half of the directors.

The GIC may renew the term of office of a director, other than the Chair or the Commissioner, for a maximum of two further terms of not more than three years each, but in the case of a director nominated by a province or the territories, the nomination must first be renewed.

Each director nominated by a province or the territories must be selected by the GIC from a list of nominees submitted by the minister responsible for revenue administration in the province or a territory, or by another minister that the province or a territory designates.

If a province does not submit, or none of the territories submit, a list of nominees who are qualified for appointment as directors within two months after the day on which this Act is assented to, or within six months after the day on which the position of the director nominated by the province or territories becomes vacant, the GIC may appoint a director.

No person may be appointed or continue as a director of the Agency who:
  • is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • is a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of a provincial or territorial legislature; or
  • is employed on a full-time basis in the Public Service of Canada or of a province or territory.
If a director, other than the Chair or the Commissioner, is not appointed to take office on the expiry of the term of an incumbent director, the incumbent director may continue in office until a successor is appointed.

Eligibility/Conflicts

No person may be appointed or continue as a director of the Agency who:

  • is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • is a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of a provincial or territorial legislature; or
  • is employed on a full-time basis in the federal public administration or the public service of a province or territory.

Remuneration

Chair Of The Board

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($565 - $665)
  • Position; annual ($14,500 - $17,100)

Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($475 - $550)
  • Position; annual ($7,300 - $8,600)
  • Directors acting as chairpersons of committees of the Board receive a per diem within the range ($565 - $665) and an annual retainer within the range ($11,100 - $13,000).

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chair of the Board
Gouin, Suzanne
Hampstead, Quebec
During Pleasure
2017-08-29
2021-08-28
Directors
Bouey, Kathryn A.
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2016-12-21
2019-12-20
Bourke, Myles
Lethbridge, Alberta
During Pleasure
2006-06-02
2015-10-03
Buonpensiere, Rossana
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure
2014-12-01
2017-11-30
Dalley, Dawn S.
Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure
2017-04-05
2020-04-04
Duranceau, France-Elaine
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2016-11-23
2019-11-22
Dwor, Mark S.
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2015-05-28
2018-05-27
Fitzpatrick, Gerard J.
York, Prince Edward Island
During Pleasure
2009-09-09
2018-10-31
Halldorson, Norman G.
Clavet, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure
2008-07-30
2017-11-30
Hayes, Susan
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
2015-03-05
2018-03-04
Martel-Vaillancourt, Francine
Saint-Laurent-Île-d'Orléans, Quebec
During Pleasure
2015-03-26
2018-03-25
Saulnier, Mireille A.
Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick
During Pleasure
2016-06-10
2019-06-09
Sumara, Joyce
Haliburton, Ontario
During Pleasure
2014-12-01
2017-11-30
Thompson, D. Stanley
Whitehorse, Yukon
During Pleasure
2017-08-29
2020-08-28