The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition today announced a new contest in a bid to raise awareness of the benefits of lower taxes. The contest is called “Fill in the blanks”. Contestants are asked to write an essay that starts with the phrase “Lower taxes are good for Toronto because ___ ___ ____ ___.” Contestants can also submit 2 minute video essays to qualify for the competition.
“We are excited about the opportunity to hear from the silent majority of Torontonians who know that lower taxes are better for Toronto’s economy”, said Matt McGuire Toronto Taxpayer Coalition’s President.
Contest winners get the chance to have lunch with Councillor Doug Ford. Taxpayers can submit their entries at www.torontotaxpayer.ca.
“We are always looking at ways to engage taxpayers in the debate over taxation and the economy”, McGuire added. Currently the City of Toronto faces a fiscal catastrophe with $774 million in unfunded pressures for 2012. That’s a 34.25 % property tax hike if not properly addressed by City Council.
The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is a non-partisan organization founded in 2010 that advocates for lower taxes and more accountable government in Toronto.