CBRM council wrestling with ways to spend $15M windfall

One councillor calls for a tax cut while staff recommend mix of spending, debt reduction

CBC NewsTom Ayers

Cape Breton regional councillors are considering the many ways to spend a $15 million windfall after the Nova Scotia government doubled the capacity grant to municipalities.

Staff have suggested at least seven ways to carve up the money, but one councillor's suggestion of a tax break for residents did not make the cut.

Coun. Darren Bruckschwaiger said residents have paid high tax rates and the municipality has been shortchanged hundreds of millions of dollars in provincial funding.

"I've certai…

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They want to lower our taxes but yet CBRM is lobbying the Houston government to rescind the Cap on property assessment 🤷🏻‍♂️

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