Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Legal challenge to B.C.’s foreign-buyers tax heads to court in June

The Globe and Mail mentioned several UBC experts who are involved in a legal challenge by a Chinese citizen who has filed a lawsuit against B.C. claiming that the province’s property transfer tax for foreign buyers is unlawful and discriminatory.

Professors Tom Davidoff, Nathanael Lauster and Henry Yu, as well as mathematician and data analyst Jens von Bergmann, submitted testimony on behalf of Li.

UBC economist Tsur Somerville submitted an affidavit on behalf of the province.

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