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Aboriginal Law - Communities and governance - Taxation - Agreements with Crown

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the Musqueam Indian Band (Musqueam) from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirming a decision that the Assessor could consider a use restriction under a lease in determining the value of the lands for tax assessment purposes. Musqueam surrendered a portion of its reserve lands to the Crown in 1957 for lease to the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club (Club). The issue presented by this appeal concerned the assessment, for taxation purposes, of those leased reserve lands. Musqueam exercised jurisdiction over...