Toronto Taxpayers Coalition Launches Petition On Garbage Privatization

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The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is encouraging the public to sign their petition calling for private garbage collection in Toronto. Having listened to the Mayor’s announcement earlier today describing his plans to take steps toward private collection, the Coalition is calling on the public to make their support known.

“Introducing managed competition will do wonders for reducing the burden on taxpayers,” said Coalition President Matthew McGuire. “We think there are savings to be had, and taxpayers deserve to have the debate and realize the savings.”

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Third Anniversary Of Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax

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The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is set to mark the third anniversary of the Municipal Land Transfer Tax tomorrow.

“On February 1st, 2008, city council gave us a new tax,” said Matthew McGuire, President of the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition. “To mark this date, we are discussing how the land transfer tax has made real estate less affordable in Toronto.”

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Toronto Taxpayers Coalition: Contract Out Garbage Pickup

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The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is calling on Toronto City council to contract out the collection of household waste as part of the 2011 budget process. The Coalition will be making a presentation at tonight’s budget consultation meeting being held at the North York Civic Centre.

“The 2009 garbage strike was offensive to the nose, and now taxpayers are paying through the nose,” said Matthew McGuire, President of the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition. “The proposed 3% garbage fee increase is too much to stomach.”

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Toronto Taxpayers Coalition To Make Public Presentation At Budget Consultation Meeting

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The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition will make a public presentation at the North York budget consultation tomorrow evening, one of four such meetings being held this week.

“Over the past ten years, property taxes have gone up by 40%,” said Matthew McGuire, President of the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition. “The city has now proposed the highest spending budget in Toronto’s history. If we want the land transfer tax cancelled and property taxes reduced, we have to make sure council does not continue to increase spending.”

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Toronto Taxpayer Coalition Applauds City Council For Repealing The Car Tax

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The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is applauding City Council’s decision to repeal Toronto’s Car Tax effective January 1st, 2011.

“Over the next five years, car owners will save $300 now that this unfair tax has been repealed. But this is a victory for ALL Toronto residents,” said Matthew McGuire, President of the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition. “The repeal of the car tax is a symbol of the dramatic change in the way city council views taxation. It bodes well for future decision” added McGuire.

The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition will be looking at ways to enhance accountability and put pressure on the new administration to hold the line on spending and provide further tax relief.

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Battle to scrap the car tax heats up

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Tax-cutting council, start your engines.

The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is urging city councillors to “put the brakes on the car tax” when they meet this Thursday. Matthew McGuire, president of the coalition, issued an appeal to councillors Monday asking them to give Hogtown car owners a break by sending the “unfair tax” to the scrapheap.

“It is ultimately an unfair tax,” McGuire said. “It creates a disincentive to live in Toronto.”

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Toronto Taxpayers Coalition Urges City Councillors To PUT BRAKES ON THE CAR TAX

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The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is today calling on all newly elected City Councillors to support Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s initiative to cancel Toronto’s Personal Vehicle Tax at the next council meeting scheduled for this Thursday.

Coalition President Matthew McGuire says “Toronto residents are fed up with this unfair tax and deserve a break”. He is asking that council make the decision unanimous and recognize that it was a big mistake in the first place.

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