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Regional Infrastucture Sales Tax

Through the lowering of the GST and reductions in transfer payments from the Federal government, Ontario municipalities are struggling to both maintain their existing infrastructure and effectively fund and build new infrastructure. There is an infrastructure gap in Ontario that needs to be filled so cities are able to continue to be economic drivers in this province. As part of the Metrolinx Investment Strategy, one ...more »

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Refund the prov. portion of the HST collected on heating fuel

The provincial portion of HST collected on home heating fuels such as natural gas, propane and furnace oil should be refunded to Ontarians falling below a maximum income threshold. The same should be done for hydro utility bills. The increased market volatility of recent years (in part caused by market speculation) coupled with risk premiums resulting from turbulent geopolitical events have left lower income Ontarians ...more »

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