Task Force Members’ Biographies
Dr. Lindsay Tedds, chair
Dr. Lindsay Tedds is an associate professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria and is a research fellow in the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. She has also held several posts with the Government of Canada in Ottawa in the areas of public economics and policy implementation.
Dr. Tedds holds a BA in political science from Carleton University, a BA and MA in economics from the University of Victoria, and a PhD in economics from McMaster University. She has previously held a faculty appointment at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Tedds’ research interests include: public economics, economics of taxation, tax non-compliance, underground economy, executive compensation, taxation of long-term incentive awards, user fee design and implementation, and applied microeconomics.
Paul Ramsey is a Canadian academic and politician. Ramsey was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Prince George-North in 1991 and re-elected in 1996, serving until 2001.
Ramsey received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English in the United States before moving to the University of British Columbia. He held teaching and administrative jobs at institutions in the U.S. and Canada. From 1975 until 2005, he worked as an instructor and administrator at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George.
His first cabinet appointment was as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forests. Over his political career, Ramsey held ministerial posts in Health; Education, Skills and Training; Environment Lands and Parks; Finance and Corporate Relations; and Northern Development.
Until his retirement in 2005, Ramsey was a visiting professor in political science at the University of Northern British Columbia.
David Duff is professor of law and director of the tax LLM program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches and writes in the areas of tax law and policy, corporate and international taxation, environmental taxation and distributive justice.
Prior to joining UBC Law in 2009, Professor Duff was a faculty member of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Professor Duff has published numerous articles on tax law and policy, is the primary author of Canadian Income Tax Law (5th ed., 2015) and The Taxation of Business Organizations in Canada (2015), and has co-edited books on tax avoidance in Canada, Canadian climate change policy, and environmental taxation.
He has written several articles on tax avoidance and the interpretation of tax legislation and tax treaties, and was cited extensively by the Supreme Court of Canada in its decision on the Canadian General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) in Copthorne Holdings Ltd. v. Canada, 2011 SCC 63.