March 08, 2023

Bob Hamilton
Commissioner of Revenue and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Revenue Agency

Subject: Notification of NSIRA’s Review of CRA’s Review and Analysis Division (RAD)

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Dear Mr. Hamilton,

I am writing on behalf of the Members of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA) to inform you that NSIRA is commencing a review of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Review and Analysis Division (RAD).

The review focuses on the RAD program’s national security activities and decision-making relating to registered Canadian charities, to assess their reasonableness, necessity, and compliance with the law.

This review is conducted pursuant to paragraph 8(1)(b) of the NSIRA Act. The NSIRA Act grants NSIRA full and timely access to all information held by reviewed departments and agencies, including classified and sensitive information, with the exception of cabinet confidences.

Please identify any specific contacts you deem relevant for the topic(s) being addressed by this review. NSIRA will be in contact with your officials with requests for preliminary briefings and documents to gain an introductory overview of CRA and RAD’s activities. Depending on the scope of the review, to be determined at a later time, NSIRA will also contact any other implicated departments or agencies to inform them of this review.

In the interim, if there are any questions or comments, I would be pleased to discuss them at your convenience.

I thank you in advance for your cooperation and support to the independent review process, which is key to the transparency and accountability we provide to Canadians on behalf of the Government of Canada.

John Davies
Executive Director, NSIRA

P.O Box / C.P. 2430, Station / Succursale “D”
Ottawa, Canada K1P 5W5

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