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Petition:
Readjustment of school taxation outside of the island of Montreal

Petition text

WHEREAS the maximum of taxation revenue is set, by regulation, by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education; 

WHEREAS school boards, by law, may set their tax rate up to a maximum of 35 cents per $100 of the standardized assessment of taxable immovables;

WHEREAS the equalization program, which provided additional financial support to school boards that set their tax rate below or equal to 35 cents per $100 of the standardized assessment of taxable immovables, has been abolished; 

WHEREAS there is an imbalance in school taxation on the territory of Laval;

WHEREAS the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, based on a lower standardized assessment of taxable immovables, has set a higher tax rate ($0.33995 per $100 valuation);

WHEREAS the English-speaking population residing on the territory of Laval and surrounding areas must pay higher school taxes if their children attend English schools;

WHEREAS taxpayers who do not have children attending English schools but wish to support the English school board must pay more than those paying school taxes to the French school board;

We, the undersigned, request that the Government of Québec take all measures to make school taxes equitable amongst taxpayers who pay to either the French or English school boards, outside of the island of Montreal.

The signing period for this petition is over.


Signing deadline : December 14, 2016

Number of signatures : 4371