The 4th Annual Tax Policy Colloquium at McGill Law continues Monday with a presentation by Professor Lyne LaTulippe of the Université de Sherbrooke, on a paper entitled "Public consultations framed within a competitiveness discourse." The paper examines the rhetorical and political power of the competitiveness motif in domestic tax policy-making processes, using two specific tax reform episodes in Canada and Australia as case studies of the institutional and political landscape. The author finds that competitiveness in taxation has become a dominant meme, crowding out alternative policy goals and narrowing democratic participation in the process.
The McGill Tax Policy Colloquium features distinguished visiting academics and offers a forum for students, professors, and local practitioners to discuss issues of tax policy and theory, along with related issues of economics and social justice.
Professor LaTulippe's talk is scheduled to commence at 2:30 pm tomorrow; members of the public are warmly welcomed.
Location: McGill Faculty of Law, 3644 Peel Street, New Chancellor Day Hall, Room 203.
Time: Monday, 7 October, 14:30–16:30.