AMO’s Top 12 Asks

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario just released its top 12 priorities for the Provincial Election:

  • Will meet (or beat) promised upload of $1.5 billion in social services and court security costs by 2018
  • Won’t download costs, or add new ones to Ontario’s limited property tax base
  • Will create a separate, new, predictable and permanent fund for municipal roads and bridges
  • Will make permanent Provincial Gas Tax revenue of about $318 million for transit
  • Will ensure arbitration process achieves affordable, accountable and transparent decisions
  • Will protect taxpayers from excessive insurance claims (by addressing joint and several liability)
  • Will promote personal and producer responsibility for waste (it’s costly; polluters should pay)
  • Will provide tools for collecting $1 billion in unpaid Provincial Offences Act fines
  • Will consolidate housing programs with current or more funding
  • Won’t introduce property assessment or taxation caps
  • Will provide clear, fair energy policy that supports sound planning and investment in our electricity system
  • Will review Development Charges Act (growth should pay for itself)
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