21 Oct 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The School of Public Policy
University of Calgary
5th Floor, 906-8th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1H9

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FATCA, Bill C-51, and the End of Taxpayer Privacy

A storm of media controversy has surrounded the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) and its incorporation by agreement into Canadian law in 2014. A consistent objection to FATCA is that it violates the privacy of Canadian taxpayers, simply for falling within FATCA’s broad definition of US persons. Taxpayer information is collected by Canadian financial institutions, sent to the CRA, and sent by the CRA to the IRS.

The privacy violations under FATCA pale in comparison to weak protections of taxpayer privacy under US domestic law. Recent amendments to Canada’s taxpayer privacy regime under the Conservative government, in Bill C-51 and in preceding legislation, have significantly undermined Canada’s domestic taxpayer privacy regime as well. This has significant implications for both the privacy rights of ordinary Canadian taxpayers, and for the enforcement of Canadian tax law where income is earned on the fringes of legality.

Please join us for a Tax Policy Series lecture and Q&A session delivered by Saul Templeton, Assistant Professor at the Law Department at the University of Calgary.

2:45  p.m.


3:00  p.m.

Program begins

4:15  p.m.

Program concludes

This event if free of charge however registration is required.
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.
TO REGISTER, please click HERE
or contact Kinga Starzyk-Dramowicz at spprsvp@ucalgary.ca


26 - 27 Oct 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015untilTuesday, October 27, 2015

Fairmont Palliser, 133 9 Avenue SW

Calgary, AB

Unleashing Healthcare Innovation: An Evaluation of the Report of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation

In partnership with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the Cumming School of Medicine

Join health policy experts from across Canada at this symposium to discuss:

· Why is Canada’s healthcare system not sufficiently innovative?

· Should an ‘Innovation Fund’ be adopted at the federal level?

· Are patient-centred care and integration achievable goals?

· Regulation and taxes – what can improved?


Dr. David Naylor, Chair of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation will deliver a public keynote address on the evening of October 26.


To view the program, please click HERE.

For those unable to join us in person, a live stream webcast is available. To register for the webcast, please click HERE.

To register for the symposium, please click HERE.

To register for the keynote speech only , please click HERE.

13 Nov 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Toronto, ON

Financial Market Regulatory Impact Analysis Roundtable

By invitation-only.

01 Dec 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Ottawa, ON

Military Procurement for a Purpose: Charting (Refreshing) Canada’s Defence Strategy

More details forthcoming.

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