Minister Chiarelli, will you support re-opening the 'City of Ottawa Act'?

Minister Chiarelli, will you support re-opening the 'City of Ottawa Act'?
Posted on October 6, 2014 | William (Bill) Toms | Written on October 6, 2014
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Dear Minister Chiarelli,

I was once told that while you were Mayor you had an understanding with the Premier of Ontario that the City of Ottawa Act would be reopened as soon as the City of Toronto Act was passed.  Is that correct?

The column in the Citizen this week about the LTT being collected in Toronto is an example of just one of the additional powers that can be used by Toronto but not Ottawa.

Would you support reopening the City of Ottawa Act in the new year if the new Council were to ask?

Bill Toms

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