If you live in Rural Ontario you already KNOW that you are fighting daily for your very SURVIVAL! Outrageous Hydro Prices, huge Water Bills, outrageous tax assessments and loss of practically every single industry that used to define all rural townships and their themes.
Just to make sure there is no hope for any further existence now the Liberal Government is cutting rural funding to the bone and that effectively should be the death knell for most “marginal townships” in Ontario.
Is this an intentional attack on Ontario’s rural citizenship by a corrupted Government?
Your damn right!
Ever heard of Agenda 21? Well you had better get educated because this Liberal bag of snakes have embraced Agenda 21 all the way to the end of our ability to live outside huge urban ghettos and enjoy a healthy quality of life that is almost non existent in an overcrowded polluted cess pool of humanity called “cities”!
Here’s a good starting point:
Here’s a Mayor’s message that backs up the accusations of disgusting cut backs on Rural financing!
Kevin Marriott, The Windsor Star Published: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Re: Government is committed to building a stronger Ontario, by Charles Sousa, Dec. 16.
In response to Charles Sousa, it would seem that he does not care that the net decrease for Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund funding for rural municipalities will range from 12 per cent to 23 per cent and that local taxes will either have to rise an equal amount or councils will have to endure major cuts to infrastructure since we have no control over some costs, such as policing.
For Sousa to say he is, “working closely with municipalities” is very subjective, if not dishonest. While attending the Rural Ontario Municipal Association convention in Toronto in February, as well as the Association of Municipalities of Ontario in Ottawa in August, there was some consultation with municipal leaders that changes were coming.
The ministry did not go into specific detail of the forthcoming change to the formula that would be used in calculating OMPF funding for rural municipalities in Ontario for 2014. The devil would ultimately be in the details! The reference to $550 million across 388 municipalities in Ontario stops short of explaining why almost all rural municipalities received cuts (like ours and most in Lambton), while some urban municipalities would receive an increase. The net result for Ontario is a decrease of $25 million in the OMPF compared to 2013.
In his letter, Mr. Sousa does not address the increase of approximately eight per cent in OPP costs for 2014 that will make our policing costs more than double since they were downloaded from the province to lower tier municipalities………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KEVIN MARRIOTT, mayor, Township of Enniskillen