Chapter News

Welcome to the Vancouver Chapter Homepage!

Our 2013/2014 program is now underway.  A description of upcoming chapter events is provided below.  Presentation materials from these sessions can be found under the "Chapter Documents" tab to the left.  If you're not a TEI member please contact our Membership Chairperson Mike Kauffman at to discuss TEI membership.

On September 26, 2013 KPMG hosted a presentation at the Four Seasons Hotel which explored the emerging tax issues that tax practitioners face from both local and global perspectives. Topics included P3 financing structures, an update on US tax, recent cases and a panel discussion on tax transparency. The afternoon session was followed by cocktails and dinner at Yew Restaurant.

Dentons Canada LLP sponsored a lunch presentation on October 23, 2013.  Joel Nitikman shared his perspective on how best to avoid and resolve tax disputes.  The lunch was held at the Terminal City Club.

On November 7 Deloitte hosted an afternoon of discussion and debate on the latest tax policies and practices. This was held at the Terminal City Club and was followed by cocktails and dinner with a keynote address by the Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, former Minister of International Trade.

On November 20 the Chapter held its annual liaison event with members of the CRA. The afternoon session consisted of presentations by the CRA and a summary of current cases by Blakes lawyer Ed Kroft, and was followed by cocktails and dinner at the Terminal City Club.

Rosemary Anderson, Terry Barnett and Kimberly Cook of Thorsteinssons presented a session on BC PST (Software, Changes Since April 1, 2013 and Some Hidden Surprises), GST (Input Tax Credits) and Customs. This was a lunch meeting held at the Terminal City Club on January 29, 2014.

A lunch at the Terminal City Club was held on February 19. Lee Morlock, a Chicago-based partner in Mayer Brown LLP, presented "Funding US Operations". This session addressed issues and planning strategies for non-US companies looking to fund US operations and included a discussion on the new intergovernmental agreement between Canada and the US with respect to FATCA.

On March 13 E&Y hosted a panel discussion of transfer pricing and cross-border taxation issues arising from the OECD reports, the UN and the Canadian government.  The session was held at the Four Seasons hotel and was followed by cocktails.

On April 9 PWC hosted a meeting titled "The Only Constant is Change". This was an afternoon/evening event with discussions of current news, thoughts and ideas. The session was held at the Four Seasons Arbutus Room, and was followed by dinner in the Seasons Room.


 Upcoming Meetings


The next Vancouver chapter event will be an afternoon seminar presented by Blakes at the Terminal City Club on Monday, May 12, followed by dinner.  Details will be coming soon.


 Chapter Leaders

Robert LawChapter President
Fraser E. ReidChapter Representative
Sean NeillChapter First Vice President
Patrick UyChapter Second Vice President
Helen S. HayesChapter Secretary
Karen YuChapter Treasurer

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