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Brampton, Apr 3 (Canadian-Media): Brampton City Council was applauded by Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North for freezing on the city’s portion of the annual property tax levy, media reports said.
This was achieved in part by the municipal infrastructure top-up announced in the Federal 2019 Budget which will double the amount of money that Brampton gets through the Gas Tax Transfer for 2018-2019, bringing the total amount to $50 million.
“The City of Brampton can use these funds to address the short-term priorities...By applying this one-time Gas Tax Transfer fund to eligible infrastructure projects, this frees up tax based capital funding to be used in the place of debt financing...During the last election, Canadians made a clear choice between the Conservative & NDP plan for austerity and cuts, and our Liberal plan to invest in the middle class,” said MP Sahota and added
“Bramptonians made the right choice. Our government is investing directly into municipal infrastructure...and put a stop to increasing property taxes. The Government of Canada is making significant investments to strengthen communities like Brampton.”