Tag Archive "taxes"

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Supporting a thriving health science sector in Oakville: Putting Patients First

At a time when the province is trying to address the major challenge of fiscal sustainability, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce is suggesting a different approach to fixing the province’s health care system and putting ...

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What You Don’t Count, Doesn’t Count: A Health Advocates Perspective

In his capacity as chief economic advisor to J.F Kennedy, the late, great Canadian John Kenneth Galbraith was reported as saying “what you count counts, and what you don’t count, doesn’t count.” My response is ...

Town of Oakville Employment & Commercial Review

As part of the town’s Official Plan Review, we are looking at lands that provide for local jobs, shopping and services. These lands are known as employment and commercial lands.

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Why Your Vote is Important: A Federal Liberal Candidate’s Perspective

One refrain I hear all too often is, “What’s the point of voting?” In Halton, roughly 4 in 10 eligible voters chose not to execute their hard-won democratic right to elect their representatives, and only ...

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Who killed Jesus

Every year on Good Friday, Christians hear the story of the death of Jesus. During the Middle Ages, it was common for the reading of this story to rile up Christians against Jews, whom they ...

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Town of Oakville Council approves 2015 rates and fee

Council has approved the 2015 rates and fees recommended by the Budget Committee. On average, rates and fees will increase between two and three per cent which will generate close to $1.1 million in revenue ...

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Are Falling Gas Prices a Gift or a Curse?

Okay, I’ll admit it: last time I filled up my car, I was happy to pay less rather than more. For a minute it was like I’d done something clever and found a way to ...

Oakville Town Council Election 2014: Ward 4: John Foster

John Foster has been a part of the Oakville community since grade 3, when his father came to town to work as mechanical engineer. So John can very comfortably call Oakville home.

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Ward 5 Issues : What Can and Is Being Done

I’ve had the pleasure on knocking on many doors and listening carefully to what you are saying. The issues that I keep hearing from them are Air Traffic, Taxes, Gridlock, and controlling Growth and Development ...

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An Alternative and Accurate View of Oakville’s Fiscal Status

The average tax burden on Oakville households has risen by over 20 percent over the past four years, a figure far in excess of the rate of inflation.

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