2018 Lectureship Series


The Multilateral Instrument and Canada’s Tax Treaties



David G. Duff, Professor and Director LLM in Taxation Program
Peter A. Allard School of Law | The University of British Columbia


Lectureship Dates |  Registration FeesSchedule


The signature of the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the MLI) has been described as “an historical turning point in the area of international taxation” which introduces a third layer of tax rules for the taxation of cross-border transactions in addition to domestic tax law and bilateral tax treaties.

This lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of:

•    the MLI and its implications for international taxation in Canada
•    reviewing the origins of the MLI in the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project
•    the general structure and mechanics of the MLI
•    key substantive provisions of the MLI (particularly the minimum standards on treaty abuse in Articles 6 and 7)
•    the impact of the MLI on Canada’s bilateral tax treaties
•    the possible future of the MLI and its relationship to the OECD Model Convention and Commentaries.


  7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

   Registration and Breakfast

  8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

   Lectureship: The Multilateral Instrument and Canada’s Tax Treaties

  Nationwide Lectureship Dates   


 Monday, January 22, 2018
 |    Save the Date
Pan Pacific Vancouver
300 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver V6C 3B5


 Tuesday, January 23, 2018
 |    Save the Date
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary T5G 5A6


 Friday, January 26, 2018
 |    Save the Date
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
150 Albert Street, Ottawa K1P 5G2


 Monday, January 29, 2018
 |    Save the Date Pantages Hotel Downtown Toronto
200 Victoria Street, Toronto M5B 1V8


 Friday, February 2, 2018
 |    Save the Date Hyatt Regency Montreal
1255 Jeanne-Mance Street, Montreal H5B 1E5



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Registration Fees  
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$90 $150
Young Member 2
Jeune membre
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$10 $25 $80

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