An Act to amend the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act (independent assessment)

Sponsor

Matthew Dubé  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Dec. 9, 2015

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act in order to provide that, in the event of a disagreement about the property value or effective rate applicable to the federal property that is a national historic site, an assessment of the property value and effective rate applicable to that property may be conducted by a third party.

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Payments in Lieu of Taxes ActRoutine Proceedings

December 9th, 2015 / 3:10 p.m.
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NDP

Matthew Dubé NDP Beloeil—Chambly, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-201, An Act to amend the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act (independent assessment).

Mr. Speaker, I do not want to spend too much time on this, since we have a vote coming up. However, I made an election commitment to reintroduce this bill at the first opportunity in order to ensure that the City of Chambly gets its fair share of payments in lieu of taxes.

I would also like to quickly thank the former MP for Halifax, Megan Leslie, who worked so hard on this issue and who seconded my bill in the last Parliament. Thanks to her good work, if we get the bill adopted Halifax will have a lot more money in its coffers and will get its fair share from the federal government as well.

I am looking forward to getting support, as the Liberal candidate in my riding promised in the last election.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)