This seminar considers the use of tax instruments to achieve social and economic goals. Now is a perfect time for studying this because governments around the globe – including the Canadian government – are relying on tax measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic challenges, including economic stimulus and reimagining the post-COVID world. Canada has also planned to introduce a Digital Services Tax. The G7 and G20 are working on tax solutions to tax multinational enterprises. This seminar will take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to learn about tax policy in action, and more importantly, through learning tax policy, students will develop skills in legal and public policy analysis that can be applied in all areas of law.
To take this seminar, students should have an intellectual curiosity, and be prepared to read and think like a legal professional. A detailed course outline and written guidance for each module of the class will be provided in advance.
Guest speakers will be invited to lead some discussions.