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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 [...]

NDP Statement on Property Tax Assessment Scandal

New Brunswick NDP Interim Leader Rosaire L’Italien announced Wednesday that he was deeply troubled with recent revelations that the Premier’s Office was linked to the property tax scandal.   Recent revelations uncovered by CBC showed that the Premier’s Office had pushed to fast-track a new automated assessment process which caused over 2000 homeowners to be [...]

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