Municipal tax hike in Montreal: let’s react!
Montreal for All will hold its Annual General Meeting Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7 :00 P.M. at the Rialto Theatre which is situated at 5723 Park Avenue just south of Bernard Street.
The meeting will begin with a brief report of the activities of 2013, and a request for help. Following this, there will be two important speakers. M. Pierre Desrochers, President of the Executive Committee of the City of Montreal, which makes him number two in the administration of Denis Coderre, will outline how he envisions a reprieve for taxpayers. M. Pierre-René Perrin, an independent evaluation expert, will indicate the steps required to attenuate a tax hike through a fiscal measure and will also present the key elements necessary in a request for a revision of the 2014 evaluation. As well, he will discuss what constitutes a file for revision.
A question period open to the public will follow. Then information concerning cost, place and time of workshops led by an expert will be given for property owners who would like to contest the tax hike but who do not wish to proceed with a request for revision by themselves.
We welcome property owners and tenants from all the boroughs of Montreal.
The main objective of Montreal for All is the preservation of the mixed nature of Montreal’s neighbourhoods by opposing exhorbitant tax hikes. It is a non-partisan group composed of owners, tenants and merchants who wish to preserve the social fabric of neighbourhoods where there are large numbers of tenants, low and middle income property owners, artists with unstable incomes and retirees with fixed incomes. Montreal for All has the aim to halt the exodus of long time residents, residents with long roots in the neighbourhoods.