Graduated from the law faculty at Ottawa University in 1991, Philipe-Antoine Sarrazin is a member of the Quebec Bar since 1992. He also obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Quebec University, graduating in accounting sciences in 1997, and has been a member of CGA Québec since 1999.
Mr. Sarrazin devoted a major portion of his career to taxation, between 1992 and 2005: first with the tax litigation section of the Department of Justice, and then with Revenue Canada’s provincial and international relations division. He subsequently became Senior Rulings officer with the Income Tax Rulings Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), where advance tax rulings are rendered. Mr. Sarrazin later joined the Department of Justice for a second time, as Legal Counsel to CRA where he handled income tax matters, Agency corporate files and litigious matters. Between 2002 and 2005, he sat as a permanent member of the GAAR (general anti-avoidance rule) Committee.
A veteran trainer at l’École du Barreau du Québec and l’Ordre des CGA du Québec, Mr. Sarrazin is also heavily involved with the Ottawa University where he teaches various business law courses. He regularly contributes to updating and drafting course material for l’École du Barreau du Québec.
Mr. Sarrazin joined OSFI’s Legal Services in October 2005, as their Senior Counsel. In May 2007, he was appointed Director of OSFI’s Legislation and Policy Initiatives Group.