- Published: Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:06
- Written by Letter to the Editor
As reactions to the new OPP billing model announced last week continue to come in from around the province, it is important that all stakeholders in this issue take a step back and examine the facts.
Cutting through the rhetoric, two facts have remained clear throughout this debate.
Firstly – With some taxpayers paying $9 per household while others are paying over $900, it is clear that a fairer model is necessary. Municipal leaders have been asking for a new model and were consulted extensively on its creation. By charging each municipality the same base cost per property, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the OPP have brought fairness to a system that has not changed in 17 years.