Deeper into the Knight, Short Course | Online (optional) | York University | Toronto, Canada
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Deeper into the Knight

2 days
195 CAD/full
195 CAD/full
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The Deeper into the Knight course offered by York University will dig deep into the Supreme Court’s latest GAAR decision with the leading voices on tax law in Canada.


What you will study

With the release of Deans Knight Income Corp. v. Canada, the Supreme Court has made its most recent foray into the general anti-avoidance rule jurisprudence. In this Deeper into the Knight course offered by York University , experts from the tax bar will unpack how the case came about, what the decision means, and its impact on proposed GAAR amendments and reforms.  

Led by Prof. Jinyan Li and John Tobin, co-directors of the LLM in Taxation Law, this essential overview will bring you up to date on the latest major development in Canadian tax law, providing valuable insights along the way.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Overview of the facts, the case history, and the majority and dissenting opinions with counsel for an intervenor 
  • The continued impact of Alta Energy in light of Deans Knight 
  • Determining whether the means chosen by Parliament to give effect to a legislative rationale is exhaustive or illustrative
  • Distinguishing between the “purpose” of a provision and its “underlying rationale”
  • The case for proposed GAAR amendments after Deans Knight  
  • Preparing for future GAAR cases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 2 days
  • Part-time
    • 2 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • On Demand.




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Tax lawyers across Canada
  • Tax professionals across Canada
  • Academics interested in tax law and the general anti-avoidance rule

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    195 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 195 CAD for the full programme during 2 days.
  • National

    195 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 195 CAD for the full programme during 2 days.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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