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NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says the taxpayers in the province’s seven largest municipalities have extra reason to be appalled by this week’s provincial budget. Not only has government abruptly changed its method of funding without consulting municipalities, but it has refused to consider innovative alternatives.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s East.

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s East.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities says in its latest statement that Canadian municipalities need a twenty-year plan to deal with crumbling infrastructure.

 
NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says that the latest round of municipal assessments is causing stress to taxpayers and municipal leaders alike, and the provincial government is to blame for not having a new fiscal arrangement in place.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s East.

MR. MURPHY:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) stood in the House today to ask why government decided to take no action on the issue of municipal funding.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

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