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Government has decided on Municipal land transfer tax

December 2, 2015 - Updated: December 2, 2015

 

Today is a great day for Ontario residents!

 
We welcome the news that was delivered this morning by Ted McMeekin, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, when informed the legislature that the government will not give municipalities the ability to charge a municipal land transfer tax (MLTT).
 
Below is a copy of the Minister's statement:
 
Our government has a strong record of supporting Ontario's 444 municipalities. We believe it's important to have a good working relationship with our municipal partners to ensure that they are able to provide the services their communities need. This year alone, as a result of the combination of provincial uploads and other supports, Ontario's municipalities are receiving a combined benefit of more than $3.7 billion.
 
My job as Minister is to be a voice for our municipal partners. And that means listening carefully to our partners and stakeholders. That's why, following every municipal election, the province undertakes a regular review of the Municipal Act. We consulted with a wide range of stakeholders during the Municipal Act review period that ended on October 31.
 
While we are currently reviewing the feedback from our partners, it is clear is that there has been no call for a Municipal Land Transfer Tax. I was pleased communicate our government's position today, that other than in Toronto, where the power already exists, our government will not be extending Municipal Land Transfer Tax powers to other Ontario municipalities.
 
In short, the government has listened to our campaign and agreed that the MLTT was the wrong tax for Ontario municipalities. In doing so, you, Ontario REALTORS®, have helped stop one of the largest tax increases on home ownership in a generation. It is one of the biggest government relations wins in our association's history. Congratulations everyone!
 
Congratulations to the DRAR Members for putting your support behind this campaign when it was most needed. Congratulations to OREA's government relations team who has worked exceptionally hard to make this day happen. OREA will be circulating some materials in the very near future about how members and boards can reach out to MPPs.
 
Kind regards,
 
Sandra O'Donohue
2015 DRAR President

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Government has decided on Municipal land transfer tax

Originally posted on: December 2, 2015
Last updated on: December 2, 2015
Filed under: municipal land transfer tax
Today is a great day for Ontario residents! We welcome the news that was delivered this morning by Ted McMeekin, the Minister of Munic ...


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