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Miller Goes on the Offensive

David Miller today launched a marketing campaign aimed at gaining support for his controversial new tax proposals. The central piece of the campaign is fairtaxes.ca, a website defending the new taxes as the only way to "build a great city". He's even got a blog-sort of (if you count posting a press release as original content.)

For those of you who have been sleeping under a rock in the 905 for the past few months, the taxes in question are a new land transfer tax and a new vehicle licensing tax that could bring the city an additional $356 million a year. God bless the City of Toronto Act!

Council voted to defer a decision on the taxes until after the upcoming Provincial election-presumably hoping the winning party would somehow bail them out of their financial quagmire. However, in a shrewd move, Miller is now saying that if Council agrees on voting on the issue early, he will keep community centres open.

Rumor has it Miller will be appearing on CP24 tonight at 9pm and will be taking phone calls on the issue. Judging by my last post on the issue, he can probably expect to get several callers on both sides of the debate.

Photo by Mute* from the blogTO Flickr Pool.


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