Managing Your Tax Dollars Effectively and Efficiently

Halton Region has frozen or reduced property taxes on Regional programs and services for eight straight years.  This is one of the best records in all of Canada.  In 2013, for the 23rd year in a row, Halton Region achieved a AAA credit rating from Standard and Poor’s.  By maintaining our AAA credit rating and reducing our taxes we ensure Halton is competitive which attracts jobs and investment to our community. Our AAA rating and tax reduction attracts companies like Target, Siemens, Toronto Premium Outlets and Gypsum Technologies Inc. making Halton a hotspot for business. 

Halton Region has one of the best records in Canada for keeping taxes low while maintaining and enhancing service levels. Our AAA credit rating and reduced taxes demonstrates that we have been managing your tax dollars efficiently and effectively.  Join me on a walk through downtown Burlington as I reflect on Regional Council’s commitment to fiscal responsibility.

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