By David Klassen
The Association of Manitoba Municipalities is hitting the road in their fight for a greater share of government taxes to fund rural infrastructure.
The AMM’s “Fair Share — Fair Say” campaign asks the province for a fair share of tax dollars, which only 8 cents on the dollar currently goes to municipalities.
“We want Manitobans to know that their communities deserve both a fair share of funding and a fair say in how dollars get spent. Right now, the current funding structure and workload is unfair to all municipalities,” said AMM president Chris Goertzen.
“All we’re asking for is a fair share of tax dollars and a fair say around a provincial decision-making table to make sure our priorities are front and centre.”
Throughout the 2016 provincial election campaign, the AMM has been vocal in their fight to secure a greater chunk of the funding.
The AMM will visit the following municipalities next week to make their case:
Tuesday, March 29:
10:30 a.m. — RM of Grey
12 p.m. — RM of Dufferin/Town of Carman
Wednesday, March 30:
9:30 a.m. — Municipality of Louise
11 a.m. — Municipality of Pembina
1:30 p.m. — Municipality of Norfok-Treherne
3 p.m. — RM of Victoria
5:30 p.m. — Municipality of North Norfolk
Thursday, March 31:
9:30 a.m. — City of Portage la Prairie
11 a.m. — RM of Portage la Prairie
To learn more about the campaign, visit amm.mb.ca.
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