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Is Premier Putting Vulnerable New Brunswickers At Risk?

Commentary by Rosaire L’Italien in The Daily Gleaner which appeared April 26th 2017 We are concerned that the property tax scandal will impact negatively many of the most vulnerable members of our community. New Brunswickers are fully aware of the fast-tracked process that has led to incorrect property tax assessments. We have seen property values [...]

Full Overhaul Needed of NB’s Broken Property Tax System

commentary by Rosaire L’Italien in The Daily Gleaner   A tax system in crisis. $50 million in fabricated renovations. Public trust compromised and eroding. The New Democratic Party has been calling for a full overhaul of this province’s broken, incomprehensible and unfair property tax system for some time and this recent crisis reaffirms that.   [...]

New Brunswick Can’t Afford Ontario’s Mistake

Further to our previous statement on the property tax scandal, the New Brunswick New Democratic Party has serious concerns that property tax assessments will be turned over to the private sector. We have seen privatization happen in Ontario, and the results are clear that this is wrong. Most provinces use arms-length independent Crown Corporations to [...]

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