Senator Percy E. Downe
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Senator Downe is Vice-Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, and is also on the Executive Committee of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association. Prior to his appointment to the Senate of Canada, he served as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada.

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Let Us In On Trade Deals Before They're Done Deals

(3) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 3:57 PM

These are busy times in Ottawa. Although the deadline has been missed yet again, the government assures us that negotiations for a free trade agreement with the European Union are nearing completion; last summer, Canada formally expressed interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade bloc encompassing 11 countries along...

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The Canadian Revenue Agency Needs a Hero

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 11:59 AM

Recent developments with regards to overseas tax evasion, as well as the broader issue of the management of operations at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), have come at an opportune time. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recent changes in the senior ranks of the public service have created an...

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