Byvelds said roundtable meetings were held with, among others, the Minister of Education, the Minister of Natural Resources, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, and the Minister of of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
When the burden was shifted in 1998, the province downloaded the cost of the programs.
"When you talk with ministers, it's more political than technical," he said. "You have to emphasize your point of view and make sure they know what's going on from our side of the table."
"That's a partner that we needed to have come to the table and agree with what we're trying to accomplish," he said.
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Municipal officials meet ministers on farm tax
He said a farm tax issue was also one of the five provincial "election asks," from the EOWC.
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"This is actually the first political meeting with the Minister of Finance on this issue," said Byvelds. "This is the first time we actually had a political face to face with him. We're opening doors. This shows there's some progress, in my opinion."
The province of Ontario controls the eligibility, meaning the municipality has no say over who gets the rebates.
Byvelds also said Minister Mitchell acknowledged the fact that the EOWC is working with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture on this Puma Shoes Pink For Girls
held at AMO, and the issue of farm taxes was specifically dis cussed.
And on the issue of farm taxes, Byvelds said he thinks the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus is gaining traction. Meetings were held with various cabinet ministers, and the caucus then presented its views.
The province requires rural municipalities with qualifying properties to fund the programs by lowering the tax rates for those landowners. This Puma Shoes For Women New means rural municipalities absorb the loss of 75 per cent of the property tax revenue.
firm) that backs our view, from a technical point of view," he explained. They were funded in full by Ontario up until 1998 and are now funded mainly by municipalities through the municipal property tax base.
Now, only 75 of the 335 municipalities affected by the download get partial compensation.
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