Originally Posted by newflyer
17% increse in taxes isn't much??
.... Would you have the same opinion if you income tax rose 17% ?
The government loves people like you.. raise taxes 17% at a time and nothing to worry about.
Devil's advocate, but tax increases like that are far easier to swallow here because they're so damn low to begin with. A 17% increase in my property tax is a couple hundred bucks. A 17% income tax increase is (potentially, anyway) thousands.
Mostly though, it's remembering the $4000+ property tax bills in Winnipeg. Our bill here is half that on twice the house.
Not that any tax increase is ever a good thing, but if they're gonna go up, at least increase the ones that don't seem ridiculously high. This city seems to be a lot better at how it spends its money than some. I'm sure everyone will disagree with that though, because <<pet project>> isn't well funded.