2023 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission

MFOA has submitted comments to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs as part of the 2023 pre-budget consultations. MFOA’s recommendations focus on the importance of the provincial-municipal relationship, which is critical to the wellbeing of Ontarians and maintains the essential services that citizens and businesses rely on.

Our recommendations are as follows:

  1. Commit to meaningful consultation with municipalities and stakeholders for issues that impact municipal finances. Working closely with municipalities to learn “on the ground lessons” will help to successfully plan for the challenges ahead 
  2. Work with municipalities to develop consistent and stable streams of funding to keep municipalities whole. Funding should be flexible to reflect municipal priorities, particularly in areas of growth, social services, and infrastructure
  3. Carry out province-wide property assessments in the 2025 taxation year based on a valuation base year of January 1, 2023

Download the PDF below to read our submission.

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