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Dr. Jack Mintz, President’s Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

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Keeping Canada Tax-Competitive in the Era of President Trump
Feb
21
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:30
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Toronto ON, C.D. Howe Institute, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
  • Dr. Jack Mintz, President’s Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

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Despite limited legislative success thus far, the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act fulfills one of President Trump’s goals of major tax reform. While this is undoubtedly positive news for US businesses and corporations—with the federal corporate income-tax rate falling to 21% from 35%--it remains to be seen what implications this has for Canada, especially as a destination for foreign direct investment. Come hear from one of the leading experts on this topic for a timely, forward-thinking discussion.

Biography

Dr. Jack Mintz, President’s Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

 

Dr. Jack M. Mintz was appointed the Palmer Chair in Public Policy at the University of Calgary in January 2008 and Director of The School of Public Policy.

Widely published in the field of public economics, he was touted in a 2004 UK magazine publication as one of the world’s most influential tax experts. He serves as an Associate Editor of International Tax and Public Finance and the Canadian Tax Journal, and is a research fellow of CESifo, Munich, Germany, and the Centre for Business Taxation Institute, Oxford University.

He also serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited, Morneau Shepell and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Dr. Mintz held the position of Professor of Business Economics at the Rotman School of Business from 1989-2007 and Department of Economics at Queen’s University, Kingston, 1978- 89. He was a Visiting Professor, New York University Law School, 2007; President and CEO of the C. D. Howe Institute from 1999-2006; Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the Department of Finance, Ottawa; and Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Management, University of Toronto, 1993 – 1995. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of International Tax and Public Finance, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers from 1994 – 2001.

He chaired the federal government’s Technical Committee on Business Taxation in 1996 and 1997 that led to corporate tax reform in Canada since 2000. He also has served as chair of the Alberta Financial and Investment Policy Advisory Commission in 2007 that reviewed saving policy of the Alberta government.

Dr. Mintz has consulted widely with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, federal and provincial governments in Canada, and various businesses and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Mintz received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for service to the Canadian tax policy community. Alberta Venture magazine has recognized him as one of the fifty most influential Albertans in 2008, 2010 and 2013. The Financial Post named him one of the five most influential Canadians in regulation in 2012. 

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