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Monday, October 24, 2011

Call for Paper - Tax conference

Dear Colleagues,

Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie is organizing a conference, "The Carter
Commission 50 Years Later: A Time for Reflection and Reform" in Halifax,
September 2012. The organizers are very keen on establishing dialogues from
various disciplines (beyond law), and even beyond academia.

If you know anyone would be would be interested in participating, please
contact the Interdisciplinary Committee on Taxation Studies at Dalhousie
University, or me ( Also, it is
appreciated if you could widely circulate this to any networks of people
who may be of interest.

The Carter Commission 50 Years Later: A Time for Reflection and Reform
2012 Conference – Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 28th and 29th, 2012.

On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Carter Commission, the
Schulich School of Law and
Dalhousie University invite you for an interdisciplinary conference on
income taxation in beautiful
Halifax. 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
• The issues of tax avoidance and evasion
• Global competitiveness and income taxation
• The changing demographics of Canada as it affects income tax reform
• Debates about the funding of social services
• Anti-tax politics and ideology

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

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).
Proposals are due on January 15th, 2012. Proposals submitted after that date
will be considered only if space remains available. No funding is available
to assist with travel or accommodation expenses.

Please send your submissions to:
The Interdisciplinary Committee on Taxation Studies at Dalhousie
c/o Kim Brooks, Dean
6061 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 3J7
Or via e-mail at

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