Saturday, December 19, 2009

Major Tax Hikes Loom In Montreal Suburbs

Mayor Gérald Tremblay's administration issued levy notices to Montreal's 15 suburbs on Dec. 18, 2009. While the figures are confidential for now, sources say property taxes will increase 10 to 12 per cent next year. Photograph by: Pierre Obendrauf, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Island municipalities fear city is trying to off-load costs on them.

MONTREAL – Property taxes are poised to increase significantly in Montreal Island suburbs next year thanks to higher levies from the city of Montreal for shared services.

The Tremblay administration sent out the levy notices to the 15 suburbs late Friday afternoon, that being the preferred time in politics to deliver bad news.

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My Comment: Offloading Montreal's debt and problems onto the suburbs .... I am not surprised. As for my municipal tax bill .... it has doubled since amalgamation.

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