Committee Members

On August 22, 2017, the Honourable Minister Osborne announced the appointment of a five-person independent committee mandated to guide the review of the Province’s tax system and present recommendations for change to Government by November 2018. This committee consists of members external to Government who have varying backgrounds in economics, taxation and public policy with representation from the business, social and labour sectors. The Committee receives operational support from the Tax and Fiscal Analysis Division of the Department of Finance.

Stephen Jerrett, Chairperson

Currently residing in Botwood, Mr. Jerrett has over 25 years of experience in fiscal relations, economics, and management. Mr. Jerrett is currently the Chief Administrative Officer/Town Manager for the Town of Botwood. He previously worked for the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association; the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador, as an executive with Central Health Regional Health Authority; the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Finance; and with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador with the Department of Finance and Executive Council. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Acadia University.

Brian Bonnell

Currently residing in Corner Brook, Mr. Bonnell is a Charter Professional Accountant. He is currently a board member with several private businesses and has served as a past board member of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. He has also served as Chair of 2008 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games and as a manager and coach of the Newfoundland and Labrador Speed Skating team at three Canada Winter Games.

Carol Furlong

Currently residing in St. John’s, Ms. Furlong has worked extensively within the labour movement, and also has a strong working background in consumer protection. She served on numerous national and provincial committees and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Labour Institute for Social and Economic Fairness.

Marion Pardy (Very Rev. Dr.)

Currently residing in St. John’s, Rev. Pardy has expertise in education, public speaking, respectful dialogue and working in multi-faith and community environments. She served as a board member on Stella’s Circle for 24 years and continues her participation as Board Emeritus. She is also a director on the Religious Social Action Coalition and a member of the International Women’s Forum and former Moderator of The United Church of Canada.

Peter Woodward

Currently residing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Mr. Woodward is the President and CEO of the Woodward Group of Companies; President of Labrador Motors; and President of Markland Realty. He has previously served as Chair of the Labrador Health Corporation; Chair of the Labrador College; and Chair of the Premier’s Advisory Council.