B.C. man's constitutional challenge to property tax law rejected

B.C. man's constitutional challenge to property tax law rejected

B.C. man's constitutional challenge to property tax law rejected The B.C. Supreme Court has rejected an unusual constitutional challenge that sought to invalidate the law that governs the assessment of property values in the province. The challenge to the Assessment Act came in the form of three "stated cases" arising from appeals to the Property Assessment Appeal Board by property owner Sheldon Goldberg. The appeals involved three separate properties, located in Vancouver, New Westminster and Surrey, respectively. Each one ended with the appeal board confirming the assessed value after rejecting requests from Goldberg for an in-person hearing and for confirmation that board members had taken an oath of impartiality, independence and honesty. In each case, the board determined that an in-person hearing was not necessary, and declined to take the …
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