Brian Ernewein

Senior Advisor, National Tax

KPMG in Canada

Brian is a Senior Advisor at KPMG in Canada’s National Tax Centre, with over 35 years of experience in the Tax Policy Branch of the Canadian Department of Finance. Within the Department of Finance, Brian served as the General Director (and latterly, Assistant Deputy Minister) for Tax Legislation. He was also Canada’s representative to the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs, serving between 2013 and 2020 as a member and Vice-Chair of the CFA Bureau and the Steering Group of the Inclusive Framework. As such, he was heavily involved in the development of both the BEPS Action Plan as well as the ongoing OECD-led work on Pillars One and Two. Brian’s work includes assessing the impact of current OECD-led work on digital taxation and a global minimum tax, working closely with KPMG’s Global Tax Policy team. He also provides advice on tax policy implications for Canadian multinationals and industry groups of current and proposed Canadian tax legislation, such as the pending interest deductibility legislation, and possible changes to the general anti-avoidance rule. 

  • Corporate Tax
  • International Tax
  • Comparative Tax Policy and Administration Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education

  • Bachelor of Law – Western University

  • Undergraduate study in Economics & Political Science – Western University

  • Member of Law Society of Ontario