Assessing the Gains: The Proliferation of Value-Based Land Taxes in BC (includes Annual General Meeting)

Facing a serious housing affordability crisis, provincial and local governments have introduced several measures intended to target speculation and underutilization of real estate and to increase availability of beneficial ownership information. Some experience these measures as necessary and welcome intervention; others as a cash grab and an intrusion on privacy. This presentation will discuss enacted and proposed measures including the Foreign Buyer Tax and Information Collection Regulation, the Land Owner Transparency Act, the Vancouver Vacancy Tax, and the Speculation Tax. The focus will be on provisions most relevant to trust and estate planners and their clients.

There will be a short snapper on "Interest Rates" by Beau Howes, Jarislowksy, Fraser Limited.


Richard Weiland, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP

Richard Weiland, Clark Wilson LLP


Regular, vegetarian and vegan/gluten free options are available. You may view the meal selection for this and other meetings here.

Registration opens on October 15, 2018.

Changes and cancellations to your meeting registration are accepted until the Thursday before the meeting. For this meeting, you will have until 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018 to change your attendance and/or guest status. To modify your registration, go to Events > My Event Registration and click the 'Modify' button. If you require assistance, please email

Assessing the Gains: The Proliferation of Value-Based Land Taxes in BC (includes AGM)

  • October 30, 2018
  • 4th Floor, Law Courts Bldg.
    800 Smithe Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    V6Z 2E1