Aboriginal Law - Vancouver Section Meeting 

Mar. 11, 2019
Vancouver BC

Veuillez notez, cet événement ne sera disponible qu'en anglais.

This meeting is being hosted by the Aboriginal Law - Vancouver Section.

Speaker(s): Bill Maclagan, Blakes
Michael Welters, Aldridge & Company
Time: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Location: KPMG (Sea to Sky Rooms), 777 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC
Meal Cost: $22.00 (GST Incl.)
CPD Hours: 1.50
Please note that this is an estimate of the total hours of CPD that are being offered. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, an assessment will be made as to exactly how many hours will be approved.

Bill Maclagan and Michael Welters will engage in a discussion on specific tax issues that emerge for First Nations, such as tax exemptons and tax considerations for First Nation businesses.

Bill Maclagan will focus on tax implications in relation to business developments both on and off reserve, while Michael Welters will focus on implications for the tax-exempt sector, including modern treaty nations and bands as well as taxation and inter-governmental fiscal relations.

Speaker Bio

  • Bill Maclagan is involved in all aspects of income and commodity taxation, including goods and services tax, transfer pricing, and provincial taxation. He practises in both the taxation planning and tax litigation fields, with an emphasis on corporate taxation, in particular transactional advice, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, structuring infrastructure projects, and public-private partnerships.

    Bill has extensive experience in providing tax and structuring advice to private and public companies and investment funds in respect of shareholders agreements, partnership and limited partnership agreements, joint venture arrangements, and other complex commercial arrangements.
  • Michael Welters specializes in providing tax advice to the tax-exempt sector, including modern treaty nations, bands, municipalities, health authorities, school districts, charities and non-profit organizations. He provides those clients with advice on: obtaining or maintaining their income tax exempt status and structuring new activities; complying with and mitigating their commodity tax obligations (e.g., PST, GST, property transfer tax); and the application of, or exemption from, annual property taxes. Michael teaches aboriginal tax as an adjunct professor at UBC Faculty of Law.

    With respect to the inter-governmental fiscal relations, Michael advises on the negotiation of tax coordination agreements between different levels of government and on the negotiation and application of fiscal financing and own source revenue agreements. His knowledge extends to equalization and territorial financing arrangements and provincial tax harmonization arrangements.

Accessibility & Inclusiveness
The CBABC provides access to Section activities for all members. The facilities for this meeting may be wheelchair accessible. For information about accessible parking or to communicate your request for other accommodation you require, please contact CBABC Sections at sections@cbabc.org.

We also welcome your suggestions for enhancing the inclusiveness of our activities.

Please ensure to sign-in at the meeting; failure to sign-in will result in de-registration. CBABC requires this as a record to confirm your attendance for this meeting for your CPD reporting (if applicable).


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