Okay, so it seems that metropolitan Montréal is once again trying to get more money. But now in a different way: they want to have more taxation power. And this is real, the Mayor delivered some sort of ultimatum. The city is tired of funding things like the metro and road system that is used by residents of municipalities that don't pay their share.
This is where Toronto comes in. Apparently, Toronto was given unlimited taxation powers from January 1st. Basically, they can charge whatever they wish unless it involves income tax. So while Ontario has a metropolis that is mutually benefiting and sharing financial resources and municipal assets, Montréal is crumbling under a deficit that nobody wants responsibility for.
6 months ago