Over 90 percent of those polled believe the federal government should provide more money to municipalities.
They are so concerned about municipal under-funding that they would have preferred the federal government kept the GST at 6 per cent and used the funds to help municipalities. A strong majority (67 per cent) want to see the federal surplus used for spending on areas requiring additional funding.
In other words, it sounds like a push-poll; but it's interesting to note the high level of support for a proposal that, according to conventional wisdom, ought to be unthinkable: super-majority support for higher taxes.After close to two decades of systematic under-funding for critical municipal infrastructure, Canadians have finally noticed that some things are worth spending money on.
The question is: has the federal government?
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