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Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada joined by Certified General Accountants Association of Canada to complete integration of Canada’s national accounting bodies

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Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

On October 1, 2014, the assets and operations of Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA Canada) were transferred to Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), the national organization representing the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) profession in Canada. The joining of CGA Canada with CPA Canada completes the integration of Canada’s national accounting bodies to create one of the largest national accounting bodies in the world with more than 190,000 members now represented by CPA Canada. CPA Canada was created on January 1, 2013 by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) to support the unification of the Canadian accounting profession. As of October 1, 2014, CPA Canada is the sole national accounting body in Canada having consolidated the operations of three national accounting bodies: The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Certified General Accountants of Canada and the Society of Management Accountants of Canada. CPA Canada was advised by a team of Fasken Martineau lawyers led by Doug H. Scott that included Nicole Park (mergers & acquisitions), Barbara Vanderburgh, Rashida Merani and Dan R. Law (real estate), May Cheng (intellectual property), Paul Casuccio and Thomas Brook (tax).

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