A report by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) states that other levels of government are to blame for all municipal problems and that they need more money to deliver services.
What a crock. Municipal governments are the worst offenders of abusing tax dollars in the country. Look at the City of Richmond, BC, London, ON and the elephant of fiscal incompetence - the City of Toronto.
Junkets all over the world. Out-of-whack pay increases. Totally beholden to special interests.
Municipal governments are the least accountable to taxpayers in the country. Property taxes soar that force seniors out of their homes and local governments don't bat an eye.
Giving municipal governemnts more taxation powers or more money is like giving a pyromaniac a jerry can and a pack of matches.
If municipalities need more money to pave roads and fix bridges they should focus on core priorities, un-chain themselves from the selfish demands of unions and quit demanding/relying on handouts from other levels of government.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Posted by Adam Taylor at 2:12 PM
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