Radical New Tax Plan Seeks To Limit Sprawl

Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray proposed a new tax plan that radically shifts the tax burden with the aim of limiting sprawl and increasing transit use.
September 25, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The plan would shift the tax burden from people and businesses who own property to those who use services, and would also freeze recreation fees, reduce transit fares by 50 per cent and see businesses pay about 34 per cent less in taxes...The city would be able to make desperately needed investments in public infrastructure such as streets, sewers, and bridges...Another aim of the city planners is to restructure the tax system to support policy goals such as avoiding urban sprawl and encouraging transit use..

Thanks to Kevin McNaney

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Published on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 in The Globe and Mail
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