CRA will only extend Daishowa beyond reforestation and reclamation obligations on a case-by-case basis

Daishowa found that reforestation obligations were an intrinsic factor that reduced the purchase value of the timber tenures rather than a "distinct existing liability" that was assumed by the purchaser as additional consideration for the purchase. CRA warned that this approach was portable to resource sector reclamation obligations, but not necessarily beyond that, stating:

… It is CRA’s position that reforestation obligations in the forest industry and reclamation obligations in the mining and oil and gas industries are generally embedded in the related tenures or rights, as they cannot usually be severed and would therefore depress the value. Furthermore, the CRA’s position does not generally extend to sales transactions outside the resource industries but we are willing to consider fact situations on a case by case basis. It remains our position that the Daishowa case does not apply where there is a distinct, existing liability, as opposed to an embedded obligation.

Neal Armstrong. Summary of 7 June 2017 Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Roundtable, Q.1 under s. 13(21) - proceeds of disposition.