Canada’s big-city mayors want bigger share of growing tax pie
www.canada.com, Jun 1 ’06
The mayors, who are meeting in Montreal, called the reliance on property taxes and user fees antiquated.
Current funding needs to be supplemented by tapping into the growing income and sales tax revenue earned by the federal and provincial governments, they said.
I bet taxes will go up if they keep pushing and we will all be paying more – in addition to property tax. It would be great if they actually wanted to get rid of property tax.
In any case, property tax should be abolished and municipal services should be provided on a voluntary basis through user fees. In fact, ultimately the ideal is to eliminate government services at all levels, and taxation itself, which is coercive. The services we need should be provided through voluntary exchange.