Tim Edgar

It is with great sadness that we report the untimely passing of Professor Tim Edgar. We know that all members of the Canadian Tax Foundation will be deeply saddened by the passing of a dear friend of the Foundation, recently honoured with the CTF’s Lifetime Contribution Award. Tim was an extraordinary scholar and person, and his many contributions to the Foundation, to his colleagues and students at Osgoode Hall Law School, and to the broader tax community will be profoundly missed. We extend our deepest sympathies to Tim’s family and friends.


Tim has been a prolific and insightful writer on complex tax issues for the Canadian Tax Foundation for over a quarter century. In addition to numerous articles and papers on a wide range of taxation issues, he authored The Income Tax Treatment of Financial Instruments: Theory and Practice, as part of the Canadian Tax Paper series. Tim’s contributions to Foundation publications have earned him a reputation as one of the most recognized legal academics in Canada. He has also served as co-editor of the Canadian Tax Journal and as a coeditor and contributor to the Current Tax Reading feature. Tim has been a member of both the Editorial Board for the Journal and the Research Committee at the Foundation. Tim received the Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award in 2001.

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