Municipal Land Transfer Tax Petition

TO the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:-

WHEREAS Home ownership remains the dream of countless of Ontarians who are starting families or setting down roots in a community

AND WHEREAS the current land transfer tax is already costing home owners in the City of Toronto tens of thousands of dollars

AND WHEREAS 2014 Data released by Sun Life Financial indicates that 24 percent of Canadians are planning for their home to be their primary source of income after they retire

AND WHEREAS Federal Department of Finance figures show that real estate equity assets make up share of the retirement asset market that is 57 billion dollars larger than pension assets

AND WHEREAS Ontarians already pay a considerable portion of their income every year in property taxes

AND WHEREAS this Premier pledged in 2014 that she would not grant municipal land transfer tax powers to municipalities beyond Toronto

WE the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:-

That the government protect the dreams and retirements of Ontario homeowners by keeping its promise not to expand Municipal Land Transfer powers and making it possible for every Ontarian to realize their dream of owning a home in our great province

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  • signed 2016-02-08 10:52:11 -0500
  • signed 2015-12-05 12:35:53 -0500
    We definitely don’t need additional taxes on the purchase of already outrageous priced homes!!!
  • signed 2015-11-30 22:56:14 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-26 13:17:31 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-24 19:46:44 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-24 19:18:28 -0500
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  • signed 2015-11-24 19:18:02 -0500
    The Liberal government in the province of Ontario is at wit’s end to take every penny from the taxpayer. There is no need for an additional land transfer tax, the existing one is for administration and already way overpriced for what it accomplishes. NO to another tax, No to any more increases, we’ve had enough.
  • signed 2015-11-24 18:15:29 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-24 16:09:35 -0500
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  • signed 2015-11-24 16:08:10 -0500
    One land transfer tax is enough. NOT A 2nd ONE . thank you.
  • signed 2015-11-24 14:51:38 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-24 14:37:01 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-24 13:56:52 -0500
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  • signed 2015-11-24 13:55:38 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-24 13:48:44 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-19 19:43:00 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-16 15:52:17 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-16 12:27:40 -0500
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  • signed 2015-11-16 12:27:01 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-16 11:11:46 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-15 20:02:44 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-14 08:40:27 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-13 06:15:42 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-12 12:31:59 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-12 10:01:26 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-11 19:04:24 -0500
    The issues is not the amount of taxes that the government is collecting, it is the money that it wastes. Looking at how much our civil servants get paid for what services they provide is sad. If the government was a business they would have been out of business a long time ago. The government needs to be more efficient and not just dump money to cover their lack of planning.
  • signed 2015-11-10 11:21:53 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-09 20:16:08 -0500
  • signed 2015-11-09 07:31:03 -0500
    Municipal governments have been growing spending by a rate greater than inflation and population. In addition, budgets have been growing because of increasing property tax assessments (i.e., house value increases). Where has all the money went? Now they are asking for more? I do understand Toronto has the MLTT BUT they pay less property taxes then people outside of the GTA relative to household incomes and as a percentage of home values. I completely reject this new tax for the above reasons. I suggest the public sector look inward for savings. Which direction do we want to send Canada – by way of Greece or by way of Northern Europe?
  • signed 2015-11-05 20:12:09 -0500