new OPP policing costs will impact property taxes

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be implementing a new billing model Jan 1, 2015 to recoup the cost of providing policing services to municipalities. FOCA (Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association) believes there are serious inequities in the new formula.  Please see for more details.

You may wish to contact the Premier, the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and our local MPP.  The Association has already on your behalf but additional voices will assist in the fight against huge tax increases to cover policing costs in rural areas.  As you no doubt realize, we are already paying more than our Bracebridge and Gravenhurst counterparts because of our lake location.

Thanks very much,

The WLCA, Inc. Board of Directors