CGA-Canada Releases Open Letter to the Forum of Labour Market Ministers

    VANCOUVER, May 25 /CNW/ - As the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM)
reviews proposed exceptions to the labour mobility provisions of the Agreement
on Internal Trade (AIT), the Certified General Accountants Association of
Canada (CGA-Canada) calls on the Ministers to critically review any barrier
raised for public accounting, and encourages all jurisdictions to ensure full
mobility for public accountants in Canada.
    The FLMM has, as one of its major goals, the responsibility for
implementing the Labour Mobility chapter of the AIT. As part of this
responsibility, the Ministers will review the lists of exceptions put forward
by all jurisdictions and will make recommendations to the Committee on
Internal Trade in June. CGA-Canada has been advised that at least one
jurisdiction has included public accounting on its list of possible
exceptions, and contends that such a move is unjustified, and is contrary to
the letter of the AIT.
    Full text of the letter is available at

    About CGA-Canada

    CGA is the fastest-growing accounting designation in Canada. The CGA
designation focuses on integrity, ethics and the highest education
requirements. CGAs provide strategic counsel, financial leadership and overall
direction to all sectors of the Canadian economy.
    There are 71,000 Certified General Accountants and students in more than
80 countries around the world. CGA-Canada has affiliates in every Canadian
province and territory, in Bermuda, the Caribbean and Hong Kong, as well as
representation offices in mainland China.

For further information:

For further information: Taylore Ashlie, Director, Communications,
Telephone: (604) 605-5055, Cell: (604) 307-0212, Email:
Or Carole Presseault, Vice-President, Government and Regulatory Affairs,
CGA-Canada, (613) 789-7771 ext 222, Email:

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