OAKVILLE – Ontario is providing more than $17-million to Halton Region to help it control property tax rates and focus on local priorities.
“The McGuinty government has a great track record of working with Oakville and Halton Region,” said Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn. “Our government is continuing to deliver on our upload promise. These uploads ensure that more property tax dollars are available for important municipal priorities, including investments in infrastructure and economic development.”
The 2012 combined benefit has been increased by $3,222,500 compared to 2011 as the province continues the phased upload of Ontario Works (OW) benefit costs and begins to phase in the upload of court security and prisoner transportation costs.
Through the combined benefit of the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) and provincial uploads the province is providing municipalities more than $1.8 billion this year.
Continuing to upload municipal costs is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to build stronger communities for our families, while creating jobs and strengthening the economy.
• Halton Region will receive $17,088,400 in support in 2012, an increase of $3,222,500 compared to 2011
• Ontario continues the phased upload of Ontario Works benefit costs and begins to phase in the upload of court security and prisoner transportation costs in 2012. This builds on the previous uploads of Ontario Drug Benefits and Ontario Disability Support Program
• The province has also uploaded more than $170 million in support of municipal Ontario Works administration costs.
To learn more about OMPF, visit http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ompf/2012/
Steven Ball, Office of Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn