The Carter Commission 50 Years Later: A Time for Reflection and Reform

Date(s) of Conference:

September 28-29, 2012


Halifax, Nova Scotia


On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Carter Commission, the Schulich School of Law and Dalhousie University invite you to beautiful Halifax for an interdisciplinary conference on income taxation. Panel discussions, plenaries, and workshops will focus on topics related to income tax reform. We hope you can join us for discussion of various contemporary issues in this multifaceted field including, but not limited to:

The issues which underlie our conception of income
-Global competitiveness and income taxation
-The changing demographics of Canada as it affects income tax reform
-Debates about the funding of the welfare state
-Anti-tax politics and ideology

Call for Papers:
We invite proposals for panels, individual papers or workshops from academics, graduate students, and practitioners for papers that fit within the broad theme of Income Tax Act reform.

Papers will be selected based on their scholarly quality and on their ability to generate engaging discussion in plenary sessions or breakout groups.
Proposals are limited to 250 words. All proposals must include a title, a brief description, and a short professional CV that includes full contact details for the presenter(s).

Submissions are due before January 15, 2012. Submissions after that date will be considered only if space remains available.

Contact Information:

The Interdisciplinary Committee on Taxation Studies at Dalhousie
c/o Professor Faye Woodman
6061 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 3J7


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