municipal finances

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Sudbury’s debt binge may come back to bite

The municipality's average per-capita debt increased from $196 to a projected $2,700.


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Should cities remain creatures of the province? Yes

There’s no appetite among the general public to give the City of Toronto constitutional status.


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Ford/Tory row exposes cloudy nature of municipal finances

On the spending side, Toronto topped the region at $4,010 per person.


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Burnaby relies heavily on industrial property taxes

At 44.9 per cent, Burnaby’s heavy industry tax rates were more than 22 times higher than its residential tax rates.


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Municipal spending in Ontario—a snapshot

The average annual growth rates in household income range from a high of 4.1 per cent for Timmins to a low of -0.1 per cent for Windsor.


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Per capita municipal debt in Ontario ranged from a low of zero in Whitby to a high of $2,634 in York Region.


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One of the justifications for the rising rates is to promote environmental responsibility and water conservation.