05/27/2007

Ontario’s Municipal Governments in the Vertical Fiscal Balance: AMO Presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance on Vertical Fiscal Balance.
AMO believes that the fundamental goals of all orders of Canadian government are the same. We all want to be a part of a competitive nation with thriving economies, first rate infrastructure, and healthy communities – and we all need sustainable sources of revenue to make it happen.

We are asking that the federal government take a hard and honest look at the role that municipal governments play in sustaining this vision – and at the national consequences of siphoning property taxes away from the municipal treasury.