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Pre-election event: Improving Canada’s tax system

December 20, 2018 Print

Ottawa – Members of the media are invited to join the first in a series of Policy Options events on key issues that could — or should — be part of the debate in the 2019 federal election.

The first event in this breakfast series, held in partnership with the Max Bell School of Public Policy, will focus on how to improve Canada’s tax system. The Fall Economic Update contained a handful of tax measures designed to keep our businesses competitive with those of the United States. But what about the many other aspects of our tax system that might also need to be changed? For example, is it adequately addressing the changes occurring in the economy, in society? How does our system compare with those of other countries? Are there ways to make it less complex?


  • Bruce Ball, Vice-President, Taxation, CPA Canada
  • Allison Christians, H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University
  • Lindsay Tedds, Scientific Director, Fiscal and Economic Policy Program, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Jennifer Ditchburn, Editor-in-Chief of Policy Options, will moderate the discussion.

What: Pre-election event on improving Canada’s tax system

When: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., January 31, 2019

Where: Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th floor, Ottawa, Ontario

Places are limited. Please register your attendance in advance.

This event is also sponsored by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Policy Options magazine is a digital publication of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). The IRPP is an independent, national, bilingual, not-for-profit organization based in Montreal. To receive updates from the IRPP, please subscribe to our e-mail list.

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