As the front line order of government, Ontario’s municipal governments, deserve the means to provide for communities and deliver a bright future for all Ontarian. Right now, that’s a challenge.  Costs are growing, and infrastructure needs are critical. Yet municipal governments lack the tools and authority to secure a stable financial future for our communities. AMO has spent two years tackling this challenge, dubbed “What’s Next Ontario.”  We have conducted two years of in-depth financial analysis and outreach, including dozens of meetings with hundreds of elected officials.

We are now seeking member input on a proposal we’re calling the Local Share, a new 1% sales tax dedicated to help fund critical local services like roads, bridges and transit. The goal is to reduce the pressure on property tax increases and provide municipal governments with a more diverse source of revenues that can help us build stronger communities. 

Local Share Presentation - Matthew Wilson, AMO Senior Advisor

A Local Share: 1% HST Should Fund Municipal Infrastructure