Osler Partners honoured at the Canadian Tax Foundation’s 64th Annual Conference

Mark Brender

Nov 30, 2012

At the 64th Annual Conference of the Canadian Tax Foundation, held at the end of November in Calgary, two partners and one retired partner from the Osler Taxation Group were honoured with awards.

Mark Brender, Partner, Taxation, was awarded the Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award for 2012. The award is named after the Foundation’s late director emeritus and is conferred annually on the author of the best writing undertaken for the previous year. Mark was presented with the award in recognition of his paper entitled “Subsection 55(2): Then and Now” which he presented at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Tax Foundation. Mark would like to recognize the exceptional contributions of tax associates Alexandra Carbone and Julia Wang in the preparation of his paper. 

Richard Tremblay, Partner, Taxation and Don Watkins, retired Partner, Taxation, were each awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to the development of tax law in Canada.  Richard was recognized, in particular, for his many contributions to the development of international tax law in Canada.  Don was recognized for his many contributions to the Canadian Tax Foundation as the Chair and a member of the Board of Governors and as a prolific author of many leading papers on Canadian income tax matters.

These are significant achievements and tremendous honours for all three award recipients, for the Osler Tax Group and for the Firm.