Administration Plant admits having ” missed the exit “

News 11 January, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:15

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:15

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    Administration Plant defends its first budget, but admits that she may have “missed” its output by presenting it on Wednesday.

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    The chairman of the executive committee, Benoit Dorais, recognized that the message is not passed as expected from Montrealers, who will see their taxes increase by an average of 3.3 %, which breaks with the promise of the mayor to keep the rise below inflation.

    “It seems to be missed as the output “, but “you need to understand that Montrealers will have more services,” he pleaded in return.

    He stressed that the budget meets several other commitments, in particular in the field of economic development, mobility, and housing.

    In arguing that their election promise was respected, projet Montréal is accusing him of ” playing semantics “. “We, the increase of the general tax, the property tax is 1.9 %, therefore below inflation. Plus, as always, the tax district, which is 0.3 % on average. […] It is to tax the water we are asking citizens to go to seek $ 37 million more in their pockets “, he detailed.

    “This is not an easy solution than to increase taxes,” said Dorais, adding that the most recent budget calls for cuts of $ 88 million and a hundred jobs to the City.