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									                  Emily Carr, Victoria Sight Across the Water, c.1937, oil on paper, 55.0 x 84.3 cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery,
                                                           Gift of J. Ron Longstaffe, VAG 85.73, Photo: Jim Gorman, Vancouver Art Gallery

Canadian Property Tax Association, Inc.                           Association canadienne de taxe foncière, Inc.
                            41st Annual National Workshop
                                 Assessment Values –
                                   the Intricacies of
                                  Ethical Behaviour

       2007 Workshop                                 Message from the
         Committee                                    Workshop Chair
Chair:                                The 2007 Workshop Committee reviewed countless themes
   Gilles Fafard, De Grandpré         and topics as a possible platform for the 41st annual National
          Chait LLP                   Workshop.
                                      It is my pleasure to report that the Committee identified one theme
Members:                              that is very topical of late and one of the most cutting edge issues
   Peter Austin, Austin Real Estate   as it concerns the day to day practice of professionals practising
          Consultants                 in the field of municipal assessment and taxation.
   Larry Best, Shell Canada Ltd.      The sessions, the speakers and the panel participants have been
   Jeff Cowan, WeirFoulds LLP         specifically selected to offer an in depth analysis of the complex
   Gerry Divaris,                     challenges represented by a simple word, with a complex and
          Divaris Alexander           onerous responsibility.... Ethics.
   Gilles Fafard, de Grandpré         In addition to the main theme of the Workshop, there will be the
          Chait LLP                   popular legal panel and market reviews. Speakers will also be
   David Fleet, Walker Poole          addressing particular topics as they relate to the industrial
          Nixon LLP                   assessment year modifiers as utilised in B.C. and Alberta.
   Phil Gertsman, Deloitte &          The Workshop Committee has also introduced several new
          Touche LLP                  features that are designed to streamline the Workshop, such
   Harley Harris, Owen Bird Law       features see the President’s Reception moving to the Monday
          Corporation                 Night slot, leaving an unhurried, post golf tournament Sunday
   Gil Ludwig, Wilson Laycraft        night for socializing. The Cross Canada Legal Panel will be held
   Viviane Marcotte,                  on Tuesday morning instead of the usual Wednesday. This
          CPTA Managing Director      modification to the program is to ensure that maximum value can
   Jim McMillan, Imperial Oil         be obtained from this cornerstone of our Workshop and allowing
          Limited                     members ample time to discuss the legal issues raised by the
   Bob Metcalf, Northumbria           panellists.
          Property Consultants
   Kevin Olmstead, Canadian           The Workshop will be hosted at the beautiful Delta Ocean Pointe
          Pacific Railway             in Victoria B.C. This hotel overlooks Victoria Harbour, a scenic
   Louis Trudel, CN                   setting that has been described as one of the ten most beautiful in
                                      the world.
Ex-Officio Members:                   The Workshop Committee is confident that you will not want to
   David James, Cushman &             miss this event or location and looks forward to seeing you in
         Wakefield LePage, Inc.       Victoria.
   Brent Muir, Miller Thomson
                                                                      Gilles Fafard
         Pouliot LLP                                                  2007 Workshop Chair
   Norm Stickelmann, Terasen Gas
                                                                             differences between these modifiers as they are employed
THE THEME                                                                    in B.C and Alberta.
Trust is a valuable asset. It is however difficult to quantify.
Being an intangible by nature, trust takes many years to
establish and can be destroyed in the moments following                      THE BENEFITS
the discovery of misconduct or disregard for the rules of ethics.            The enforcement, expectations and management of ethical
Moreover, acceptable behaviour is a concept that varies with                 behaviour have to be instilled in all levels of any
environmental conditions, systems and human perceptions.                     professional organization. It is not enough in today’s world
The protection and enhancement of professional and                           to pay lip service to ethical behaviour. Organizations must
corporate reputations must be preserved as one would                         be on constant vigil to ensure that they will not be tainted
guard a fortune.                                                             by the actions of their members either by deliberate act or
                                                                             inadvertence. Ethical behaviour is in everybody’s interest.
The implementation of ethical behaviour, the delineation
between right or wrong is often a thin line; the appropriate                 Of late, we have seen or experienced, repeatedly, the fall out
way to act or speak is often times obscure and dim. The                      and the damage that unethical behaviour can cause a
Workshop should bring some welcomed enlightenment to                         company, a professional organization or a government. We
what is considered as a relentless alignment with a code of                  all have a professional and ethical responsibility to fight
ethical conduct that affects all.                                            against such unethical behaviour.
                                                                             Many companies and organizations already provide
                                                                             education and training in ethical behaviour to their
THE PROGRAM                                                                  members. The Workshop is an occasion for all of us to
This year, the keynote speaker is Marianne M. Jennings, a                    heighten our awareness of this reality, understand the roots
noted lecturer and author on business ethics. Marianne                       of these principles, the fundamentals and necessity of
Jennings is considered as a leading expert in moral, legal                   regulation and compliance.
and ethical behaviour.
                                                                             Implementation and expectation of ethical strategies could
Dan Peterson, President of the IPT, will demonstrate that                    not be effective without a clear understanding of the
the mere existence of a strict code of ethics and the school                 intricacies of ethical behaviour.
curriculums that teach ethics are not enough. Ethical
behaviour must be monitored constantly in order to insure                    The Workshop will allow the CPTA members the
that awareness of appropriate ethical behaviour is followed                  opportunity to engage in discussion and debate on this most
by members of any professional organization.                                 important business principle, and hear from some of the
                                                                             leaders in this field. It will also act as a reminder to us all
We will also have an opportunity to hear from a panel who                    that we always have to be vigilant in all we do and say.
will illustrate different issues relating to the expected
ethical behaviour in both the public and private side of the
assessment profession.                                                       THE LOCATION
As an update to last year’s Workshop in Montreal, the                        Welcome to Victoria – the “City of Gardens” – This
                                                                             intimate, sophisticated seaside City is the vacation capital
Ombudsman of Ontario will report the progress MPAC has
                                                                             of Canada and the premiere tourist spot in the Pacific
made to date in the adoption of his recommendations
                                                                             Northwest. Victoria is situated on the southern tip of
following the Ombudsman’s criticism of MPAC’s behaviour.
                                                                             Vancouver Island and sparkles in one of Canada’s mildest
The second day will see the popular Cross Canada Legal                       climates. This area is the sunniest spot in the province and
Panel in action again. The panellists will provide updates on                the gentlest in the country in terms of climate, environment,
recent jurisprudence, and will provide useful insight on the                 and lifestyle. Victoria’s unique character is deeply rooted in
legal issues that may be looming on the horizon and what                     its 150-year history – a history full of colourful people and
effect these issues may have on our industry.                                fascinating tales. The city’s British colonial heritage is still
We will have an opportunity to hear the view of a Property                   very much in evidence, but contemporary Victoria has a
Assessment Appeal Board, with respect to the ethical issues                  distinctly Pacific northwest flavour. Today, Victoria is best
such tribunals face.                                                         known as the capital city of British Columbia, and as a
                                                                             world-renowned tourism destination. One of the most
The last day of the Workshop has been designed to address                    visitor-friendly cities anywhere, Victoria is also one of
the Canadian market review. Sheila Botting, who is back by                   Canada’s favourite places to call home. Greater Victoria and
popular demand, will also review some of the larger real                     its outlying areas now have a population of 300,000, and
estate transactions that have taken place over the past year.                the one-time colonial outpost is alive with cosmopolitan
Following Sheila, there will be an informative panel review                  dining, superb shopping, a colourful nightlife and a full
of the industrial assessment modifiers currently in place                    complement of cultural offerings.*
in B.C. and Alberta. The panel will also highlight the
*Thanks to our Vice President, Communication, Mr. Gerry Divaris, for his invaluable assistance with the preceding text.
     8:30 am - 4:00 pm          Executive Committee and Board of Directors meeting
     Songhees Suite
     4:30 pm - 6:00 pm          Registration Desk Open
     Lobby / Reception

     8:00 am - 3:00 pm          Golf Tournament – Olympic View Golf Club, Victoria, B.C.
                                Shotgun Start Tee off promptly at 8:00 am – Maximum 120 golfers.
                                Lunch buffet will be served in the Olympic Ballroom.
                                Awards & Prizes immediately following the golf.
     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm          Registration Desk Open
     Lobby / Reception
     5:00 pm - 11:00 pm         Free time for everyone – you will certainly find other delegates at the hotel’s
                                “Lure Lounge” (open until about 11:00 pm Sundays to Thursdays and until
                                midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) and/or Spinnakers’ Brewpub around the
                                corner from the hotel (open until 11:00 pm every day).
                          NEW   Please Note: The President’s Reception will be held on Monday Night

     8:00 am - 10:00 am         Registration Desk Open
     Ballroom Foyer
     8:00 am                    Refreshments & Light Breakfast – Admittance by badge.
     Ballroom Foyer

     8:30 am - 9:00 am          Opening Ceremonies,
     Ballroom                   • Opening Remarks – M. Gilles Fafard,
                                  CPTA Executive V.P. and Workshop Chair
                                • Introduction of CPTA Executive & Board of Directors
                                • Welcome from CPTA President – Mr. David James
                                • Welcome from IPT Past-President – Mr. Dan Peterson, CMI
                                • Welcome from Victoria Mayor – Mr. Alan Lowe
     9:00 am - 10:15 am         Keynote Speaker:      Ms. Marianne M. Jennings, Esq.,
                                                      Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies,
                                                      Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ
                                Topic:                Thinking About Ethics More Deeply: Assessing the
                                                      Difference Between Right and Wrong
                                Over the past few years, more companies have restated earnings than at any
                                time in history. Some of those restatements caused the collapse of the company.
                                Decisions on everything from valuation to timing to expenses were often not
                                examined from an ethical perspective and pushed the legal envelope. The
                                indictment of the former Tyco CEO for sales tax evasion in the sale of his
                                personal art works spoke volumes to investors. The question now is, “Can we
                                ever trust again?” The past year has taught us many lessons: Trust is at the heart
                                of good regulatory relations, customer service and investor faith, and at the
                                heart of trust is ethics.
                                This session will explore the importance of ethics for all aspects of business
                                operations and all types of decisions, and emphasize its role in reestablishing
                                trust. In fact, the capitalist system depends upon markets that function properly
2                               and such markets require trust and ethical conduct by participants.
    10:15 am – 10:45 am   Refreshment Break
    Ballroom Foyer
    10:45 am - 11:45 am   Topic:          Unethical Behaviour: its Impact on Practitioners
                          Speaker:        Mr. Daniel Peterson, CMI,
                                          Immediate Past President of the IPT and President, National
                                          Bureau of Property Administration, Inc., Chicago, IL
                          The IPT has always been very serious about Ethics. However, despite the strict
                          code of ethics and the inclusion of ethics in IPT school curriculums, a few IPT
                          members have succumbed to the temptations that surround many property tax
                          professionals daily. This session will highlight how IPT and its membership
                          worked together to confront ethical problems. How did IPT handle the ethics
                          issue that hit close to home? How did IPT heighten the awareness of its
                          membership to its strict code of ethics? What has IPT done to stress the
                          seriousness of ethics on our profession?

    11:45 am - 12:45 pm   Lunch – Admittance by badge.
    Harbour Room

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm     Registration Desk Open
    Ballroom Foyer
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     Topic:          Ethical Behaviour – Public/Private Side of the Assessment
    Ballroom                              Community
                          Speakers:       Mr. Allan Beatty, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Kelowna, BC
                                          Mr. Doug Rundell, BC Assessment, Victoria, BC
                                          Mr. Brian Wallace, Q.C., Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver, BC

                          Moderator:      Mr. Bob Metcalf, Northumbria Property Consultants,
                                                           Port Coquitlam, BC
                          Our panel will discuss current issues surrounding ethical behaviour in the
                          assessment community. In an interactive session, the panel will provide the
                          audience with an outline of their respective organizations code of ethics. The
                          panel will also review continuing education programs in place, and expectations
                          they have of their staff and members in raising the bar in maintaining
                          appropriate ethical conduct. The audience will be invited to pose thought-
                          provoking and controversial questions to the panel.
    3:00 pm               Refreshment Break
    Ballroom Foyer
    3:15 pm – 4:15 pm     Topic:      Getting it Right: The Aftermath
                          Speaker: Mr. André Marin, Ombudsman of Ontario
                          André Marin is the Ombudsman of Ontario. As an Officer of the Ontario
                          Legislature, his mandate is to ensure the accountability of government through
                          effective oversight of the administration of government services in the
                          province. In March 2006, he released his report “Getting it Right,” detailing
                          how Ontario’s Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) was
                          getting it wrong, acting more like a cutthroat corporation than an agency
                          responsible for serving the public. His report led the Ontario Government to
                          impose a 2-year assessment freeze and to consider major reforms to the
                          property assessment system. Mr. Marin will give an update on the
                          response to his report and its 22 recommendations and will speak
                          about other examples of Ombudsman investigations, where public agencies and
                          corporations failed to live up to their obligations to serve and protect the public
     6:30 pm - 9:30 pm    President’s Reception – Admittance by badge.
                          (Please see page 13 for details.)
                          Royal BC Museum – Modern History Gallery

     8:00 am - 10:00 am   Registration Desk Open
     Ballroom Foyer
     8:00 am              Refreshments & Light Breakfast - Admittance by badge.
     Ballroom Foyer

     9:00 am – 12:00 pm   Topic:                Cross-Canada Legal Panel
                           British Columbia: Mr. John E. D. Savage, Crease Harman & Company,
                            Alberta:         Mr. Gilbert J. Ludwig, Wilson Laycraft, Calgary
                            Saskatchewan:    Mr. Kenneth G. Love, MacLean Keith, Regina
                            Manitoba:        Mr. Michael Mercury, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson,
                            Ontario:         Mr. J. Bradford Nixon, Walker Poole Nixon LLP,
                            Québec:          Mr. Gilles Fafard, De Grandpré Chait LLP, Montréal
                            Atlantic:        Mr. Michael J. Crosbie, McInnes Cooper, St. John’s
                          Moderator:            Mr. Jeff Cowan, WeirFoulds LLP, Toronto
                          Our legal experts will present and discuss an important legal case that has
                          affected assessment in the last year in their respective Provinces. The speakers’
                          text will provide more details on some of the major cases and legislative changes
                          pertaining to property assessment and taxation in their jurisdiction over the past
                          year. Delegates will have time for questions at the end of the session.
     10:15 – 10:30 am     Refreshment Break
     Ballroom Foyer
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   Lunch – Admittance by badge.
     Harbour Room
     1:00 pm - 2:00 pm    Topic:                Ethical Issues Facing Tribunals
                          Speakers:           Mr. Andrew C. L. Sims, Q.C., The Simsgroup,
                                                                Edmonton, AB
                                              Ms. Cheryl Vickers, Chair, Property Assessment Appeal
                                                                Board, Richmond, BC
                          Moderator:     Harley Harris, Owen Bird Law Corporation, Vancouver, BC
                          The view from the Board is something we rarely get a chance to hear about.
                          However, those of us that appear at Board tribunals are always keen to get their
                          perspective. What ethical issues face tribunals in the context of an appeal? What
                          do they expect from the parties who appear before them? How do tribunals
                          approach these issues? This session will help us better understand ethical issues
                            as seen by two senior Board practitioners – chair person and Board counsel.
                            Those speakers are well positioned to address ethical issues “from the other side
                            of the table”.
     2:00 pm - 2:15 pm      Refreshment Break
     Ballroom Foyer
     2:15 pm - 4:00 pm      CPTA Annual General Meeting, Election of Officers.
     Ballroom               The AGM will include updates on Chapter activities across Canada, the
                            undertakings of the Board of Directors and the Executive, the operation of the
                            National Office, and other topical issues. Officers for the 2007/2008 term will
                            be elected.
     6:00 pm                Cash Bar Reception – Admittance by badge.
     Harbour Room / Patio

     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm      Gala Dinner & Entertainment – Admittance by badge.

     7:30 am - 9:00 am      Past Presidents and Executive Committee meeting.
     Songhees Suite

     8:00 am                Refreshments & Light Breakfast – Admittance by badge.
     Ballroom Foyer

     9:00 am - 10:00 am     Topic:         Canadian Market Review and Exposé on Some of the Larger
     Ballroom                              Real Estate Transactions

                            Speaker:       Ms. Sheila Botting, Cushman & Wakefield LePage, Inc.,
                                                       Toronto, ON
                            Sheila is Senior Managing Director – Capital Markets Group of Cushman
                            Wakefield & LePage Inc., the largest real estate professional service firm in
                            Canada. She will provide an overview of the Canadian real estate market with
                            emphases on the major markets covering the commercial and industrial sectors.
                            Sheila will also provide interesting insight into some of the latest office
                            buildings that have been slated for development in Toronto.
     10:00 am - 10:15 am    Refreshment Break
     Ballroom Foyer

     10:15 am - 11:45 am    Topic:         Industrial Assessment Year Modifiers – British Columbia
     Ballroom                              and Alberta Comparison
                            Speakers:      Mr. Don Currie, Acting Deputy Assessor, BC Assessment,
                                                      Victoria, BC
                                           Mr. Fumio Otsu, P. Eng., Project Review and Analysis,
                                                      Bellingham, WA
                                           Mr. Peter Christiansen, Alberta Municipal Affairs,
                                                      Edmonton, AB
                            Moderator:     Mr. Larry Best, Shell Canada Ltd., Calgary, AB
                            Costing industrial properties is a challenge facing all jurisdictions. How to modify
                            base costs year over year and the data needed to support that adjustment is key
                            to ensuring industrial assessments are accurate and current. This session
                            offers a look into two jurisdictions – B.C. and Alberta, and compares the
                            approach taken by each to come up with their annual cost modifiers.             5
                                   Timely and informative, this session will look at a “hot” assessment practice
                                   issue with a view to giving all of us a better understanding of these costs.
     12:00 Noon                    Soup & Sandwich Buffet – Admittance by badge.
     Harbour Room

     4:30 pm - 6:00 pm             Registration Desk Open
     Lobby / Reception

     8:00 am - 3:00 pm             Golf Tournament – Olympic View Golf Club, Victoria, BC
                                   Shotgun Start Tee off promptly at 8:00 am – Maximum 120 golfers. Lunch
                                   buffet will be served in the Olympic Ballroom. Awards & Prizes immediately
                                   following the golf.
     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm             Registration Desk Open
     Lobby / Reception
     5:00 pm - 11:00 pm         Free time for everyone – you will certainly find other delegates at the hotel’s
                                “Lure Lounge” (open until about 11:00 pm Sundays to Thursdays and until
                                midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) and/or Spinnakers’ Brewpub around the
                                corner from the hotel (open until 11:00 pm every day).
                            NEW Please Note: The President’s Reception will be held on Monday Night

     8:00 am - 10:00 am            Registration Desk Open
     Ballroom Foyer
     8:30 am                       Refreshments & Light Breakfast – Admittance by badge.
     Songhees Suite
     9:40 am - 3:45 pm             Harbour Ferry, Scenic Marine Drive and Butchart Gardens Tour
                                   with Lunch at the Marina Restaurant. (Please see page 11 for details.)
     1:00 pm - 2:00 pm             Registration Desk Open
     Ballroom Foyer
     6:30 pm - 9:30 pm             President’s Reception – Admittance by badge.
                                   (Please see page 13 for details.)                       NEW
                                   Royal BC Museum – Modern History Gallery
     8:00 am - 10:00 am            Registration Desk Open
     Ballroom Foyer                A free day to spend at your own leisure.
     6:00 pm                       Cash Bar Reception – Admittance by badge.
     Harbour Room / Patio
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm             Gala Dinner & Entertainment – Admittance by badge.

     12:00 Noon                    Soup & Sandwich Buffet – Admittance by badge.

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      Augus                                                                                 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
                                                                                             Register By August 24, 2007
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEES                                                                   To be listed on the Delegate List that will be
                                                        Total Fees*                          included in the Registration Package, your
Early Bird Delegate Fee: (before July 31) .................... $765.00                       registration form must be received before
     Includes complete Workshop Program                                                      August 24, 2007.

Regular Delegate Fee: (after July 31) ........................... $845.00                    Complete the enclosed Registration Form and
Includes complete Workshop Program                                                           return it with your payment to the National
                                                                                             Office, in CANADIAN DOLLARS ONLY
Non-member Fee: ........................................................ $1060.00            PLEASE. A confirmation will be sent to you once
Includes complete Workshop Program                                                           your registration and payment have been
                                                                                             processed. Fees MUST accompany registration.
Single Day Fee Member (Monday or Tuesday): ......... $425.00
Includes Workshop Program for the day you are registered.                                    Your registration fees can be paid by cheque,
                                                                                             VISA, MASTERCARD or AMERICAN
Single Day Fee Non-Member (Mon. or Tues.): ........... $530.00
                                                                                             EXPRESS. Provide your card number, expiry date
Includes Workshop Program for the day you are registered.
                                                                                             and signature in the place provided on the
Wednesday Fee Member: .............................................. $210.00                 registration form.

Wednesday Fee Non-Member: ..................................... $265.00
                                                                                            CANCELLATION POLICY
Partner Fee: .................................................................... $290.00
Includes complete Partner Program (excluding golf tournament)                                Registrations will be accepted upon receipt
                                                                                             of payment – all payments must be received
Extra Ticket Purchases:                                                                      prior to September 7, 2007. Full Refund less
Extra tickets for any of the events may be purchased                                         administration fee of $50.00 (plus GST) for
separately if you wish to include someone who is not                                         cancellations received in writing on or prior to
registered for either the complete Partner Program or the                                    August 24, 2007. No refunds after August 24,
complete Workshop Program.                                                                   2007 – only delegate substitution will be
                                                                Total Fees*                  accepted (a substitute must be someone from your
Monday Partners’ Tour: .............................................. $115.00                company).

Monday President’s Reception: ................................... $100.00                    The Association will use its best efforts to
                                                                                             incorporate in the Workshop packages and
Tuesday Dinner/Entertainment: ................................. $100.00                      materials any registration change or substitution
Sunday Golf Tournament: ........................................... $135.00                  which occurs after September 7, 2007.

The golf tournament is an optional part of the program and is not
included in any of the above Workshop Registration fees. Golf
fees are per person and pre-registration is required. The fee of
$135.00 includes green fees, prizes, and one cart per two players,
lunch and taxes. You are responsible for your own transportation
and club rentals. Please see Page 10 for details.
NOTE: Refreshments and light breakfasts served in the Ballroom
Foyer are for delegates only. Only partners registered for the
Partner Tour will be served breakfast in the Songhees Suite
Restaurant at 8:30 am on Monday morning.
              *All fees are inclusive of GST
             Business Number: 106865710
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ACCOMMODATION                                                    spa ideally located in the heart of the city, on the
    A block of rooms has been reserved at The Delta Ocean        waterfront of Victoria’s charming Inner Harbour. It
    Pointe. Reservation forms are enclosed.                      is close to many unique attractions including the
                                                                         Parliament Buildings, the Royal BC Museum,
                                                                         popular restaurants and entertainment venues.

                                                                    The Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel. Photo courtesy Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel
                                                                         This resort in the city features unobstructed
                                                                         views of the spectacular waterfront and city
                                                                         lights. Pamper yourself at the Spa at Delta
                                                                         Victoria, enjoy a waterfront dining experience
                                                                         in the hotel’s LURE Seafood Restaurant and
                                                                         Bar, or play a game of tennis on the year
                                                                         round lit Tennis Courts.

                                                                                                                                            Conde Nast Traveler Magazine has rated the
                                                                                                                                            Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa,
                                                                                                                                            one of the “Best Places to Stay in the World”
                                                                                                                                            for 10 consecutive years. Victoria’s News
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    Fax: 250-360-1041                                            General information -
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    Please identify yourself as being with the CPTA         By sea . . .
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    Property Tax Association is being held only until:            Columbia with BC Ferries who operate daily vehicle
          August 24, 2007
    The Canadian Property Tax
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    Pointe are unable to guarantee rates
    and/or availability after this date.
    Please be sure to book early for secured
                                                                                                                                                                                            BC Ferries. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria


    Delta guest room – Single/Double Rate:
    $169.00 (plus taxes)
    (This room rate is being offered three
    days before and three days after the
    Workshop, based on availability.)

                                               GENERAL INFO GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFO

                                                    and passenger ferry service between Vancouver and              Victoria Clipper – Scheduled daily high-speed
                                                    Victoria. From Washington State, vehicle and                   catamaran service (passengers only) between Seattle
                                                    passenger ferry service is available from Bellingham,          and Victoria harbours.
                                                    Port Angeles and Anacortes.                                    Tel: 250-382-8100 • Toll Free: 800-888-2535
                                                    British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. – Frequent
                                                    daily scheduled service is provided (passengers and      By air . . .
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                                                    Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (north of Victoria),                 connecting daily flights from cities throughout Canada
                                                    between Tsawwassen and Duke Point (south of                    and the United States. Harbour-to-harbour float plane
                                                    Nanaimo) and between Horseshoe Bay (West                       service, helicopter service and charter flights are
                                                    Vancouver) and Departure Bay (Nanaimo). BC                     also available. Located 30 minutes from downtown
                                                    Ferries also serves the Gulf Islands and other ports           Victoria and five minutes from Sidney, Victoria
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                                                    well as other amenities are found on main-route ships.         Vancouver International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma
                                                    From Vancouver to Victoria, the crossing time is               Airport, as well as direct flights from points
                                                    approximately 90 minutes. Reservations are                     throughout Canada and the United States. Regular
                                                    recommended at peak sailing times.                             float plane and helicopter service to downtown
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                                                                                                             By ground . . .
Victoria Clipper. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria

                                                                                                                  Bus companies provide daily service between
                                                                                                                  downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International
                                                                                                                  Airport to Victoria. Scheduled motorcoach service is
                                                                                                                  also available for travel from Seattle to Victoria.
                                                                                                                  Motorcoach travel off the island includes ferry
                                                                                                                  service. Please visit for

                                                 GENERAL INFO GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFO
                                                   Pacific Coach Lines – Daily scheduled service        GOLF TOURNAMENT
                                                   between Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport
                                                   and Victoria via BC Ferries.                           Sunday, September 30, 2007
                                                   Toll Free: 800-661-1725 •         Olympic View Golf Club, Victoria, B.C.

                                                                                                          Olympic View Golf Club is located just 20 minutes
                                                 CAR RENTAL INFORMATION                                   from downtown Victoria on the savoury southern tip
                                                                                                          of Vancouver Island. It boasts tranquillity and nature
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                                                                                                          with a variety of golf holes that constitute individual
                                                   Toll Free: 800-668-9833
                                                                                                          masterpieces. If some of the golf shots on this target
                                                                                                          venue quicken your pulse, the tranquillity of the
                                                   Discount Car & Truck Rentals                           setting should help to calm and centre you. Nestled
                                                   Toll Free: 866-310-2277                                deep inside a pristine Vancouver Island forest,
                                                   Email:                      Olympic View first impresses as you survey the
                                                   Enterprise Rent-A-Car                                  horizon from the first tee, where staggered peaks of
                                                   Toll Free: 800-736-8222                                the Olympic Mountains seem to pierce the sky above.
                                                                              The seventeenth hole encompasses enough natural
                                                                                                          beauty for an entire course. From the tee, aim toward
                                                   Hertz Canada Ltd                                       a 40 foot waterfall that frames the green 417 yards
                                                   Toll Free: 800-263-0600                                away. This signature hole plays through a steep,
                                                                                    narrow valley past a huge rock column and a
                                                   National Car and Truck Rentals                         Japanese garden. Toll Free: 800-446-5322
                                                   Tel: 250-386-1213                            
                                                                        Shotgun start tee off promptly at 8:00 am. If you wish
                                                   Thrifty Car Rentals                                    to set up your own foursome, be sure to indicate the
                                                   Tel: 250-383-3659                                      names on the Registration Form. Once all golfers have
                                                   Email:                    registered and paid (deadline August 31, 2007),
                                                                                                          notices will be emailed to each one indicating the
                                                                                                          foursome you are with and the tee off time.

                                                                                                                                     The cost of the tournament
                                                                                                                                     is $135.00 (includes green
                                                                                                                                     fees, prizes, one cart
                                                                                                                                     per two players, lunch
                                                                                                                                     and taxes). Lunch buffet
                                                                                                                                     will be served in the
                                                                                                                                     Olympic Ballroom. You
                                                                                                                                     are responsible for your
                                                                                                                                     own transportation and
                                                                                                                                     your golf club rentals.

                                                                                                                                     The winning team will be
                                                                                                                                     awarded the CPTA Golf
Golf Victoria. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria

                                                                                                                                     Trophy in the Clubhouse
                                                                                                                                     after golf, along with other
                                                                                                                                     prizes. Come out and have
                                                                                                                                     some fun – whether you are
                                                                                                                                     a golfer or not, you are
                                                                                                                                     sure to enjoy the natural
                                                                                                                                     surroundings and a warm
                                                                                                                                     fall day outdoors!
                                                 10                                                                                  Pre-registration Required.
                                                           Enjoy the gourmet tastes of the West Coast in a
PARTNER TOUR – MONDAY, OCT. 1ST                            spectacular waterfront setting. The award-winning
                                                           Marina Restaurant is a local favourite for delicious
   Harbour Ferry, Scenic Marine Drive and Butchart
                                                           seafood and continental cuisine. With sweeping views
   Gardens Tour with Lunch at the Marina
                                                           of Mt. Baker and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the
                                                           Marina Restaurant at the Oak Bay Marina offers a feast
                                                           for all your senses.
   A Light Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am in the
   Songhees Suite, on the Convention Level of the Delta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Photo courtesy Monika Schaefer
   Ocean Pointe. At 9:40, the tour guide will meet you
   in the hotel lobby and walk you down to the Harbour
   Ferry Dock just below the hotel. Please dress warmly
   – autumn weather can be unpredictable and it is
   always cooler near the water.

   The jaunty little Harbour Ferries have been
   operating in Victoria Harbour since 1990. What a
   wonderful way to see what Victoria has to offer. This
   45-minute tour is one of the most popular attractions
   in Victoria. Along the way, you might meet some
   seabirds, seals and otters. Hop onboard, enjoy the
   sea breeze, and see Victoria from a very different
   waterfront view. Don’t forget your cameras!

   You will then disembark at Fisherman’s Wharf
   and take a few minutes to look at the eclectic mix
   of houseboats. Then, you will board a deluxe

                                                                                                                                                                         Legislature Buildings. Photo courtesy Monika Schaefer
   air-conditioned highway coach for a tour past
   Victoria’s famous landmarks: the Fairmont Empress,
   the B.C. Legislature, Beacon Hill Park, and a scenic
   drive through some of Victoria’s exclusive neighbour-
   hoods. En route to your lunch destination at the
   Marina Restaurant, you will hear about Francis
   Rattenbury, one of the premier architects on the west
   coast, circa 1900.
                                                                Fisherman’s Wharf. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria

                                                                                                                     Emily Carr House. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria


        After lunch, the coach will take you to                                                                                  centre stage. A stunning

                                                                    Butchart Gardens waterfall. Photo courtesy Monika Schaefer
        the Butchart Gardens – the perennial                                                                                     parade of red, russet and
        favourite of first time and return visitors.                                                                             golden maples is joined by
        Just before you arrive at the gardens, you                                                                               magnificent arbutus and
        will learn about the legacy of the highly                                                                                copper beech trees along with
        successful Butchart family, the founders                                                                                 many dozens of different
        of this world famous attraction. Upon                                                                                    varieties of chrysanthemums.
        arrival at the gardens, your guide                                                                                       Don’t forget to visit the gift
        will distribute maps and booklets.                                                                                       shop afterwards for souvenirs.
        Complimentary umbrellas will be
        available if needed. You will be free to                                                                                 The tour bus will return to
        stroll the gardens at your leisure and                                                                                   the Delta Ocean Pointe at
        glory in the crowning beauty of autumn                                                                                   approximately 3:45 pm.
        when the Japanese Garden comes to

                                                                                                                                                                                             Butchart Gardens watergarden. Photo courtesy Monika Schaefer
Butchart Gardens Japanese garden. Photo courtesy Butchart Gardens
                                                                                                                                   Butchart Gardens sunken garden. Photo courtesy Butchart

                                               GENERAL INFO GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFO

                                               MONDAY NIGHT PRESIDENT’S
                                               RECEPTION –
                                                       Royal BC Museum Reception
                                                       This event will create a History of its Own !
                                                       Enjoy a lively evening of west coast hospitality at the
                                                       Royal BC Museum, situated just beside the Parliament
                                                       Buildings, a 20-minute walk from the Delta Ocean
                                                       Pointe. We have reserved the ‘Modern History’
                                                       Gallery which occupies the entire 3rd floor of the
                                                       Museum. You will be able to stroll back through time                                                                 The Dixie Cups
                                                       more than 200 years, to when European explorers
                                                       began the fur trade with coastal First Nations. The                          successfully showcasing the exhibits with cuisine that
                                                       sights, sounds and smells of the past can be so vivid                        compliments each gallery. It will be a fork-friendly
                                                       that you might – just for a moment –                                         menu, which will encourage you to sample as you
                                                       think that you are really there. You                                         stroll through the various galleries. Reminiscing of
                                                       will be greeted by B.C.’s very own                                           days gone by, step back in time when you enter the
                                                       authentic historic figure, Klondike                                          galleries that celebrate British Columbia’s rich
                                                       Kate, a renowned entertainer                                                           history, from the H.M.S. Discovery & the
                                                       from the wild Klondike Gold Haida Argillite Plate. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum      Fur Trapping Legacy of The Stikine High
                                                       Rush days. The Dixie Cups                                                              Country, to the excitement of the Gold
                                                       Band will add more colour with                                                         Rush eras & Old Towne’s Cobbled Streets.
                                                       tuneful arrangements of well                                                           Limited guest seating will be provided
                                                                                                                                  Ceremonial Masks. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum

                                                       known standards!                                                                       throughout the galleries.
                                                       You will experience a “grazing
                                                       station” dinner format,
                                                       designed for the RBC Museum,
                                                                                                                                                                                     Recommended Dress
HMS Discover. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                     Casual business attire is accepted throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                     the Workshop with the exception of the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Dinner Tuesday evening where cocktail
                                                                                                                                                                                     attire is suitable.

                                                                                                                               Canadian Property Tax Association, Inc.
                                                                                                                            Association canadienne de taxe foncière, Inc.
                                                                                                                           Suite 225, 6 Lansing Square, Toronto, ON M2J 1T5
                                                                                                                                   T: 416-493-3276 • F: 416-493-3905
                                                                                                                               E-mail: •

                                               Forest Scene Diorama. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum
                                       REGISTRATION FORM                                     at
                                                                                    August      e
                           Assessment Values – The Intricacies of Ethical Behaviour        24, 200
                                   Le comportement éthique en évaluation foncière
                 September 30 - October 3, 2007 – The Delta Ocean Pointe, Victoria, BC
INSTRUCTIONS: Please type or print clearly. List your name as it should appear on your name badge. Use this form to register ONLY ONE
DELEGATE and ONE partner.

DELEGATE: First Name:___________________________________________________                            Last Name: _______________________________________________________

Title:______________________________________________________                   Company: ____________________________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________________________                  Province/State _________________________________                PC/Zip _______________________________

Phone: (______)________________________               Fax: (______)________________________                  E-mail:__________________________________________________

PARTNER: First Name:___________________________________________________                         Last Name: _______________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________________________                  Province/State _________________________________                PC/Zip _______________________________

                                             CPTA MEMBERS                                                NON-MEMBERS                      Cancellation/
                                       (all fees include 6% GST)                                     (all fees include 6% GST)
                              Early Bird            Regular
                                                                                                                                          Refund Policy
                             (postmarked          (postmarked              Fee(s)                                         Fee(s)          Registrations will be accepted
                            prior to & incl.          after               Enclosed                   Regular             Enclosed         upon receipt of payment – all
     GST # 106865710        July 31, 2007)       July 31, 2007)
                                                                                                                                          payments must be received
       Full Registration         $765.00             $845.00           $__________                   $1060.00          $__________        prior to September 7, 2007.

             One Day                                                                                                                      Full Refund less administration
    Monday or Tuesday            $425.00             $425.00           $__________                    $530.00          $__________        fee of $50.00 (plus GST) for
          Wednesday              $210.00             $210.00           $__________                    $265.00          $__________        cancellations received in
                                                                                                                                          writing prior to August 24, 2007.
              Partner –          $290.00             $290.00           $__________                    $290.00          $__________        No refunds after August 24,
          Full Program                                                                                                                    2007 – only delegate substitu-
             Partner –           $115.00             $115.00           $__________                    $115.00          $__________        tion will be accepted (a
             Tour Only                                                                                                                    substitute must be someone
                                                                                                                                          from your company). The
          Extra Monday Night President’s
                      Reception Tickets (           ) x $100.00        $__________              (    ) X $100.00        $_________        Association will use its best
                                                                                                                                          efforts to incorporate in the
Extra Tuesday Dinner/Entertainment Tickets (        ) x $100.00        $__________              (    ) X $100.00        $_________        Workshop packages and
Golf Fees are not included in any of                                                                                                      materials any registration
the above Workshop Registration Fees Golf Fees (    ) x $135.00        $__________              (    ) X $135.00       $__________        change or substitution which
     GST Exempt:     ❑     Yes                     Total Fee(s)                                     Total Fee(s)                          occurs after September 7, 2007.
 GST # ________________________                     Enclosed           $__________                   Enclosed           $__________       REGISTRATION INQUIRIES:
 Will you be attending the Monday Night                                                                                                   Viviane Marcotte,
 President’s Reception?                                  ❑    No     ❑   Yes        No. of people attending___________                    CPTA National Office
                                                                                                                                          (416) 493-3276
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FAX THIS FORM TO 416-493-3905                                                                                      PLEASE PRINT

❑    Mail cheque to:                                      NAME ON CARD: ________________________________________________________________
     Canadian Property Tax
     Association, Inc.
     Suite 225, 6 Lansing Square                          CARD #: _____________________________________________ EXPIRY DATE:_______________
     Toronto, ON M2J 1T5
                                                          SIGNATURE:              ________________________________________________________________

                       Photos will be taken throughout the Workshop. These photos may                 I do not permit the CPTA to publish photos of myself or my spouse.
                       be published in CPTA publications, multimedia presentations and
                       on our website. Also, names of delegates and spouses will appear
                       on various lists for distribution to all people who are registered for                                         signature
                       the Workshop. Your attendance at this event represents
                       consent for CPTA to publish photos of your image and lists of                  I do not permit the CPTA to publish my name or my spouse’s name.
                       delegates and spouses. If you do not sign your name to the
                       right, your consent will be assumed and recorded.                                        ______________________________________
Butchart Gardens

                                                                    Orca breaching
Market Square

                                                                    Long House
Emily Carr House

                                                                    Parliament at Night
Fisgard Lighthouse

                        Canadian Property
                       Tax Association, Inc.
                     Association canadienne
                      de taxe foncière, Inc.

                     Suite 225, 6 Lansing Square
                      Toronto, Ontario M2J 1T5
                           Tel: 416.493.3276
                          Fax: 416.493.3905
                                                                    Giant Sequoia Tree


                         Top left photo courtesy Gilles Fafard,
                      all other photos courtesy Victoria Tourism.

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