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Ontario Tax Vote

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  Original Published: 12/19/2013The much debated Ontario Tax Forgiveness was voted on Thursday evening. After public and council commentary, council voted and the issue passed, with four "yay"'s and three "nay"'s. So, what does this mean for those tax-payers who live in Ontario, but work outside the city? Mark Weidemyre explains.. "Currently, Ontario is only forgiving 1/2%. This ordinance increases the forgiveness to 1%." "I felt that people living in Ontario and working outside the city should pay something, but it's not fair they pay so much more than others. I feel it was a good compromise, and so did my fellow council members." The Mayor will need to sign this piece of legislation, if he does not, he has the right to veto it. Should he do this, the issue comes back to council. They would need a "super-majority" to over-ride the veto. If this new tax ordinance goes into law, it will take effect January 2014.
   
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