Program Chairs

Professor Jinyan Li

Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School and Co-Director, OsgoodePD Professional LLM in Taxation Law

John J. Tobin

Partner, Torys LLP

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Deans Knight Income Corp: What Happened, What it Means, Where We’re Going  

Dig deep into the Supreme Court’s latest GAAR decision with the leading voices on tax law in Canada.  

With the release of Deans Knight Income Corp. v. Canada, the Supreme Court has made its most recent foray into the general anti-avoidance rule jurisprudence. In this half-day symposium, experts from the tax bar will unpack how the case came about, what the decision means, and its impact on proposed GAAR amendments and reforms.  

Led by Prof. Jinyan Li and John Tobin, co-directors of the LLM in Taxation Law, this essential overview will bring you up to date on the latest major development in Canadian tax law, providing valuable insights along the way.  Don’t get left behind.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Overview of the facts, the case history, and the majority and dissenting opinions with counsel for an intervenor 

The continued impact of Alta Energy in light of Deans Knight 

Determining whether the means chosen by Parliament to give effect to a legislative rationale is exhaustive or illustrative

Distinguishing between the “purpose” of a provision and its “underlying rationale”

The case for proposed GAAR amendments after Deans Knight  

Preparing for future GAAR cases

Who Should Attend

Tax lawyers across Canada

Tax professionals across Canada

Academics interested in tax law and the general anti-avoidance rule


Program Chairs

Professor Jinyan Li

Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School and Co-Director, OsgoodePD Professional LLM in Taxation Law

John J. Tobin

Partner, Torys LLP

Program Instructors

Mark Brender

Partner, Osler LLP

The Hon. Marshall Rothstein, CC, KC

Partner, Osler LLP

Angelo Nikolakakis

Partner, EY Law LLP

Pooja Mihailovich

Partner, Osler LLP

Steve Suarez

Partner, BLG

Jeffrey C. Trossman

Senior Counsel, Blake, Cassels & Groydon, LLP

Matthew Williams

Partner, Thorsteinssons LLP

Program Agenda

(1:30-2:00 PM ET) Check-in


Recorded: Jun 28, 2023

$195 + TAX

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