Canada’s cities need help. Ottawa , throw them a life preserver already GlobeDebate
So the real question isn’t whether Ottawa is allowed to help cities, it’s whether it wants to
Government deficits are a reasonable and necessary response to a recession, but unlike the provinces and the feds, cities aren’t allowed to run deficits. (Given their thin, property-based tax base, that’s probably a good thing.) To avoid a shortfall this year, Canada’s big cities will have to either bring in large tax increases or significantly cut services.
Toronto appears to be the city most affected. That’s because many public services (public health, for example) have been downloaded by the province, and Toronto runs the country’s largest public transit system, whose fare-box revenues have evaporated. Mayor John Tory recently said that his best-case scenario leaves his city with $1.5-billion gap; the worst-case estimate has the city short $2.8-billion.
Unless we assume that the economy is never going to come out of recession, the budget gap faced by Canadian municipalities is temporary. As the economy recovers, emergency spending will fall, tax revenues will rebound – and people will want and need the full suite of municipal services. But without bridge funding to get from here to there, a city like Toronto faces dramatically increasing taxes in the middle of a recession (bad idea) or eviscerating services such as public transit (also a bad idea).
So why can’t the provinces deal with all of this themselves, and leave Ottawa out of it? Read more: The Globe and Mail »
GlobeDebate With what? The countries broke already why don’t you start some real reporting and enough with your biased stories globalist mail GlobeDebate hes to busy making false statements and sending money abroad GlobeDebate LiberalParty and NDP decided they need to GO ON VACATION until SEPTEMBER! even though Dr. Tam says protestors can Protest but not YELL. THESE high paid politician are AFRAID but of what....QUESTIONS or a VIRUS! I think QUESTIONS! they have their BLACK FACE MASKS!
GlobeDebate Open them up GlobeDebate Are you not the same people calling for fiscal restraint? GlobeDebate Fake News. Liberals gave money already provides last year early.
Ottawa moves up gas tax payments to cities, promises more to comePrime Minister Justin Trudeau says federal government will direct $2.2-billion to municipalities in the coming weeks
Ottawa urged to open its doors to people fleeing Hong KongNearly 50 Hong Kong residents, most of them activists who took part in the pro-democracy protests, have already applied for refugee status in Canada As long as everyone coming in is quarantined at a facility for 14 days. Urged by who? Don’t you think we should give priority to our cousins in the US first?
Ottawa 67's head coach Andre Tourigny named CHL coach of the year - TSN.ca Ottawa 67's head coach Andre Tourigny has been named the Canadian Hockey League's coach of the year.
Ottawa 67's head coach Andre Tourigny named CHL coach of the year - Sportsnet.ca. Ottawa 67sHockey head coach Andre Tourigny has been named the Canadian Hockey League’s coach of the year. fan960lou Ottawa67sHockey congrats hughwburrill
Globe Climate: What the rest of Canada can learn from the loss of Ontario’s green energy dreamAlso: Four First Nations in B.C. chart a low-carbon path to economic recovery; UN climate summer postponed What are you talking about? Ontario generates plenty of emission free nuclear power. Stop taking story ideas from Gerald butts and Katie Telford. After just 2 months of lockdown the environment is back to its stone age condition. READ THE STATS. Finally, stop the bleeding - may get a return if we sell them off as condos like a bird house!!!!
Globe editorial: Peaceful protests? Donald Trump loses. Violent riots? He winsA peaceful protest is a right; a riot isn’t. Marching is a right; looting isn’t. That’s not just the law, it’s how most people, and most voters of all races, see things, whether in the U.S. or Canada GlobeDebate Wins what? He’s going to implement martial law any day now. There will be no election. GlobeDebate Sorry to break it to you Globe. TRUMP. ALWAYS. WINS. GlobeDebate this man is not a Christian, he's not pro-life, he's certainly not about peace, or helping others, he's a racist, a terrorist, rapist, and a sex offender. TrumpNeedsToGo