Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award -
Tim Edgar, professor of law, The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law, is the 2001 recipient of the Canadian Tax Foundation's Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award. A committee of experienced tax professionals selected his article, "Some Lessons from the Saga of Weak-Currency Borrowings" (2000), vol. 48, no. 1 Canadian Tax Journal 1-34, as the best writing undertaken for the Foundation in 2000.
A certificate acknowledging the honour was presented at the opening general session of the annual conference on September 23, 2001. The award, which is conferred annually, is named for the Foundation's director emeritus.
Tim Edgar, a graduate of The University of Western Ontario (BA, LLB), Osgoode Hall Law School (LLM), and Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia (PhD), has been a member of the faculty of law at The University of Western Ontario since 1989. Before that, he was an associate with Stikeman Elliott in Toronto. He also has served as a consultant to the Department of Finance, the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Australian Treasury Department, and the Australian Taxation Office. He recently returned from New Zealand where he was on secondment as a senior policy adviser with the Policy Advice Division of Inland Revenue. He is currently a visiting professor at the faculty of law of the University of Toronto.
Professor Edgar has published numerous articles on taxation in the Canadian Tax Journal and other periodicals and has been a co-editor of the Current Tax Reading feature of the journal since 1993. He is the author of The Income Tax Treatment of Financial Instruments: Theory and Practice, a treatise published by the Foundation in 2000.