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Bruce Russell

Bruce is a member and former head of McInnes Cooper's Tax Service Group, and leads the firm's tax dispute and litigation practice. A former federal Department of Justice tax litigator, in 1999 he moved to McInnes Cooper where his practice is focused on representing taxpayers in all manner of tax disputes against Canada Revenue Agency, at all administrative and court levels. He has been successful lead counsel in numerous Tax Court and Federal Court cases, including Canada's first income tax GAAR case, and as well in the Supreme Court of Canada. Since 2004 he has been editor of Thomson Reuters' subscription newsletter, Tax Hyperion. For the last 20 years he has been a regular speaker and author re tax litigation issues, regionally and nationally, for Canadian Tax Foundation, STEP Canada and Canadian Bar Association - N.S. In 2014 Bruce became the first Atlantic Canada private sector tax lawyer nominated to the Tax Court Canada Bench and Bar Committee He is a former Canadian Tax Foundation governor and member of Nova Scotia Bar Council. His Queen's Counsel appointment was in 2002

Bruce is one of three Atlantic Canada lawyers included by Lexpert® Canada in listing "Canada's Leading 2013 Ranked Litigation Lawyers." He has also been since named in all more recent such annual lists, and was named as well in Lexpert's last two years of listing "Canada's Leading US/Canada Cross Border Litigation Lawyers". Additionally, in each of the last several years he has been listed by Best Lawyers® (Canada).

In addition to professional activities, Bruce is a former chair of Halifax Chamber of Commerce board of directors and now is a lifetime governor of the Chamber. He has served on the boards of governors of Dalhousie University and Halifax Grammar School, and is currently a governor of Atlantic School of Theology. His degrees are J.D. (University of Toronto) and B.A. (Hons.) (Dalhousie University).

CCEPA is a joint initiative of The Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Mary's University .

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