Paul L. Caron

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Death Of Tim Edgar (Osgoode Hall)

EdgarRemembering Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Tim Edgar:

The York University community mourns the loss of Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Tim Edgar (LLM '88) who died Dec. 9 after a long illness. A small family memorial service in London, Ontario will be held later this month.

“Tim was an exceptional tax scholar, a wonderful colleague, and a dedicated teacher,” said Osgoode Dean Lorne Sossin. “Colleagues will remember Tim as a careful, thoughtful, and engaged person and for his many contributions during his time at the law school.”

Edgar joined the Osgoode faculty in 2011 after a long career at Western Law School where he taught tax law and policy for 21 years. He published articles on taxation in the Canadian Tax Journal, New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy, Virginia Tax Review, SMU Law Review and other periodicals.

He authored The Income Tax Treatment of Financial Instruments: Theory and Practice, which was published by the Canadian Tax Foundation and served as a consultant to the Department of Finance, the Canada Revenue Agency, the Australian Treasury Department, New Zealand Inland Revenue (Policy Advice Division), the OECD and the IMF. He was also a member of the faculty of law at the University of Sydney and was a co-editor of the Canadian Tax Journal.

Plans are already afoot for a workshop or symposium in Edgar’s honour organized by tax colleagues throughout the country. More information about this event will be announced in the new year.

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Tim served as my Associate Dean for two years. He had a wicked sense of humour, and a competitive streak a mile wide on the hockey rink. But above all else, he had a deep and abiding commitment to scholarly excellence. Moreover, he was generous to a fault with junior colleagues. He was taken from us far too early.

Posted by: Ian Holloway | Dec 15, 2016 11:37:23 PM

This is a terrible loss. Tim’s scholarly writing on tax law and policy has been a superb guide for me. I wish I had more opportunities to work with him and will miss him greatly.

Posted by: Wei Cui | Dec 15, 2016 3:03:03 PM

Tim was a wonderful, engaging man who was always interesting to listen to when he spoke of all things tax. The tax community in Canada is definitely poorer for his death.

Posted by: Lori McMillan | Dec 15, 2016 2:17:00 PM

It was my pleasure and honor to have known Tim a little bit, to have worked with him on a joint presentation on bank taxation, and to have pestered him on public finance issues from time to time. He was a consummate scholar and colleague, and I will miss him greatly.

Posted by: Edward Kleinbard | Dec 15, 2016 1:47:37 PM