Small towns in Muskoka aren’t going to get a share of a provincial gas tax rebate anytime soon
A pitch to ensure every municipality in Ontario gets their fair share of a gas tax rebate is being shot down at Queen’s Park. Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller was on board with the Private Members’ Bill, and voted in favour of it yesterday afternoon.
Miller says it was a good idea because it would have ended an unfair distribution of money.
Miller says the federal government splits its gas tax with all municipalities, but Ontario only shares it with municipalities with public transit. He says there are a lot of small towns in Muskoka that don’t have buses, and so they’re missing out on some cash.
The Private Member’s Bill was introduced by john Yakabuski, the MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. It died in the Legislature yesterday afternoon at second reading.