HST will be the topic of this year’s annual GREATDebate, hosted by Boughton Law Corporation and the British Columbia Law Institute on Thursday, October 25, 2012.
“This year’s debate focuses on the contentious issue of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in British Columbia; though the tax’s fate has already been decided, this year’s resolution calls on debaters to make the case that the divisive tax should be retained.”
Arguing for the resolution are Tony Wilson, Boughton, and Emily Clough, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang. Against are Michael Bain, Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould, and James Tate, Ratcliff & Company. The evening, to be hosted by CBC Radio One’s Rick Cluff, promises to be a fun, engaging evening of dinner and lighthearted debate. Held annually since 2008, the Great Debate pits some of the city’s best comic legal debaters in a classic legal – but mostly humorous – debate on substantive legal issues in a fiscal, not fistic, oratorical fight to the finish.
This year’s judging panel consists of the Hon. Chief Justice Robert Bauman and Wally Oppal, Q.C.. The audience will cast the third –and potentially deciding — vote.
For more details on the event, including ticketing (group/table rates are available), time and location, visit Boughton or BCLI. This event offers one hour of CPD in commercial/tax.