While the governments of Quebec and Canada have just announced “unprecedented” financial assistance of $ 2.3 billion for municipalities, Mayor Sylvie Parent wants a tax freeze for 2021 in Longueuil.
According to the mayor, the financial assistance announced last week will allow Longueuil to avoid an increase in the tax burden of its citizens, without having to reduce its municipal services.
“The economic impacts of COVID-19 have been significant for our citizens and our businesses,” said the mayor in a press release. In this context, and as we enter the second wave head-on, it is necessary to approach budget preparation from a taxpayer’s perspective. I sincerely hope that all the elected members of the council adhere to my proposal. ”
Remember that when adopting the 2019 budget, Sylvie Parent said she was concerned about the possible uncertainty that could be caused by the second tax freeze offered to citizens in as many years. A year later, the 2020 budget included an average tax hike of 2.5%. (GM)