2. Municipal Financing

Alberta’s two largest cities provide essential services that serve over half of Alberta’s population with police and fire protection, clean water, public transportation, and park and recreational amenities. However, the cities have only three sources of revenue (property taxes, user fees, and transfers from other orders of government) and since these sources are not responsive to population growth, the ability of the cities to keep providing services and build needed infrastructure is eroding quickly.

Question 2(a): What are your plans for long-range, sustainable, predictable operating and capital funding for Alberta’s largest cities?

Question 2(b): What are your thoughts on the future of existing infrastructure programs, including the MSI?

Question 2(c): What is your opinion of the Wild Rose 10-10 Capital Plan?


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