The premier has promised to overhaul the legislation that governs what Toronto can and cannot do, from setting bar hours to placing speed bumps. Problem is, what the City really wants are new regulatory and taxation powers. Businesses are understandably worried that revenue-thirsty councilors will use these powers to tax them out of existence. Lest one dismiss this as a “Toronto issue”, it isn’t; what happens with this Act will set the bar for municipalities across Ontario. The premier should take the time to get this law right, not simply rush it through before the next municipal election in 2006.
Friday, October 07, 2005
Posted by David MacLean at 2:00 PM
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