Carole Chouinard is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the area of taxation law. Her practice involves transactional work as well as tax planning for corporations and individuals. Carole advises clients on the tax aspects of transactions, including share and asset sales of corporations, corporate reorganizations, the structuring and formation of corporations, trusts, partnerships, and tax-exempt entities, cross-border tax issues, and transactions. She has experience in structuring business ventures and transactions for both taxable and tax-exempt entities. Co-leader of the firm’s Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations Group, Carole advises tax-exempt organizations, as well as donors, on matters pertaining to the tax implications and structuring of donations and proposed arrangements and ventures in Canada and internationally. She has several years of experience as a rulings officer with the Income Tax Rulings and Interpretations Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency. Carole has taught tax law at the University of Ottawa and frequently participates as a speaker in continuing legal education programs. She has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert®Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and the International Tax Review: Women in Tax Leaders.
On May 1, 2015, Chorus Aviation Inc. acquired Voyageur Airways, a private company based in North Bay, Ontario. Voyageur is a Transport Canada approved air operator and an integrated provider of specialized aviation services, including contract flying operations both internationally and domestically, and offers advanced engineering and maintenance capabilities.