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Montreal mayor wants more tax

Montreal's mayor says his city is struggling financially and needs to be allowed to collect new taxes. Mayor Gérald Tremblay said Thursday that he's asking the province of Quebec for more "administrative and fiscal responsibilities."

This would mean he could tax items like parking, real estate transactions or entertainment events.

He is looking for a deal similar to the one Toronto secured in June 2006, when the Ontario government passed a law allowing Toronto to institute municipal taxes on alcohol served in bars and restaurants.

The law also allows Toronto to collect on movie and concert tickets. The Ontario law went into effect January 1.

Tremblay said he plans to meet with Quebec Premier, Jean Charest, soon.

January 20, 2007 in Real Estate Regulations | Permalink


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