Government Relations

Province to upload more municipal services

0 Comments 24 August 2012

The Government of Ontario has announced that starting this year, municipalities will no longer be responsible for court security costs. In combination with previous uploads in social assistance programs, such as the Ontario Drug Benefit Program

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, the Ontario Disability Support Program and the Ontario Works program, municipalities are expected to save $1.2 billion in 2012. Follow this link to see a full press release.

OREA has been a strong supporter of the Ontario government’s decision to upload more municipal expenses to the province. Since 2008, OREA has urged the government to establish a sustainable funding arrangement in order to relieve pressure on property tax payers. During the 1990s the burden of paying for many provincially mandated social and health services was shifted to Ontario’s property tax payers. As a result, Ontario some of the highest property tax rates in Canada.


 

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As OREA’s Government Relations Associate, Yuliya Khraplyva stays abreast of all legislation, public policy and regulations that affect REALTORS®. She researches the background of specific issues, monitors the policy development process and political party positions to assess their impact on organized real estate. Yuliya keeps OREA members informed on important issues by updating government relations publications, drafting articles for Queen’s Park Plus newsletter and managing Government Relations Social Media sites. In her previous roles, Yuliya served as a Policy Analyst at the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants and interned with two Members of Provincial Parliament at Queen’s Park. Yuliya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and French from York University.