VANCOUVER, B.C.: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on Vancouver’s mayor and council to reject a five per cent property tax hike proposed by bureaucrats.
“It is out of touch for bureaucrats and politicians to be musing about raising taxes while the rest of us are tightening our belts,” said Carson Binda, B.C. Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “Metro Vancouver already has some of the highest housing costs in the country and raising taxes would make homes even more unaffordable.”
City councilors are set to vote on the budget, including the hike in home taxes on Dec.6.
This autumn has seen record-breaking demand for food banks, as one-in-five Canadians report having to skip meals because of high food prices. The price of fuel also shattered records in B.C. Food prices have spiked by 20 to 30 per cent.
“Instead of blowing millions of dollars on useless studies to try to tax us even more, Vancouver City Hall should be finding ways to save money and lower costs for taxpayers,” said Binda. “Politicians need to represent their constituents, not make life even more unaffordable with ever growing tax bills.”
Vancouver city hall recently spent $3.5 million studying a failed plan to impose a digital toll wall around downtown, that would have forced drivers to pay every time they drove into the city core. It also blew $645,000 on a fancy toilet.
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To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
The federal government is introducing new fuel standard regulations to require industry to reduce the carbon content of fossil fuels. If industry can’t meet the standard, they’ll have to pay Trudeau's second carbon tax. This tax will ultimately hit already struggling families and businesses.
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