HST Symposium
March 15, 2011, Vancouver

Video Recordings

(Note: For optimal audio quality, we recommend using headphones)

Part 1,   Part 2,   Part 3Part 4

Materials

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
8:30 am Introduction
(Video Recordings - Part 1) 
  • Larry F. Chapman, Executive Director and CEO, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Richard Rees, Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC
8:40 am - 9:40 am

The economic and tax policy case for replacing a retail sales tax with a value added tax. The role of the harmonized sales tax in Canada’s overall tax strategy.
(Video Recordings - Part 1) 

  • Jonathan Kesselman, Canada Research Chair in Public Finance, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University
    POWERPOINT
  • Jack Mintz, Palmer Chair in Public Policy, Palmer School of Public Policy University of Calgary
    POWERPOINT

 

9:40 am - 10:05 am

Disadvantages of value added taxes – Addressing the Disadvantages.
(Video Recordings - Part 1) 

  • Iglika Ivanova, Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
    POWERPOINT
10:05 am - 10:15 am Questions
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Implementation issues – impact of implementation and politics on acceptance.  Why was there resistance in BC and acceptance in Ontario? Lessons to be learned?
(Video Recordings - Part 2) 

  • Jack Mintz, Palmer Chair in Public Policy, Palmer School of Public Policy University of Calgary 
    Rosemary Anderson, Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver
    POWERPOINT

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Going Back - Is it possible/practical to replace an HST with a RST?  Economic costs, government revenue and services impacts, implications for citizens and the BC economy.
(Video Recordings - Part 3) 
  • Kevin Milligan, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia
    POWERPOINT
  • Peter Leitch, President, North Shore Studios, and Chair, Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia
    POWERPOINT
  • David Robertson, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
    PAPER -
    HST OR PST + GST?
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
(Video Recordings - Part 4) 

  • Moderator : Bruce Flexman, FCA, President, International Financial Centre British Columbia
  • Jonathan Kesselman, Canada Research Chair in Public Finance, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University
  • Iglika Ivanova, Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Jack Mintz, Palmer Chair in Public Policy, Palmer School of Public Policy University of Calgary
  • Kevin Milligan, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia
  • Peter Leitch, President, North Shore Studios, and Chair, Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia
  • David Robertson, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver