Municipal overspending costs Canadian households $7,800

May 2014
Nina Gormanns, Research Analyst

Canada’s Municipal Spending Watch provides a snapshot of extravagance at municipalities across the country. The report pegs the total cost of municipal overspending nationwide at over $7,800 per household over 12 years.

Nationally, municipal spending is out of control, increasing at four times the rate of inflation and population growth combined. In some municipalities, namely St. John’s, Halifax, Montreal and Victoria, the problem is even worse.

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