For years, the cities of Edmonton and Calgary have asked the provincial government for "unique powers" through city charters agreements.
We raised concerns with the lack of consultation and the potential of new taxation powers for these two big cities. Whether these city charters granted levies, powers, tools, or fees, at the end of the day they are all new taxes.
— Amber Ruddy (@aruddy) August 10, 2017
After months of speculation, the Alberta government released the city charter drafts for Edmonton and Calgary. CFIB is very pleased to see no new major taxation powers for Alberta cities!
Feedback on the draft city charters agreements is being accepted until October 10, 2017.
CFIB will continue to ensure your voices are heard and push back against the municipal and provincial government leaders wishes for new tax powers.