New Source of Revenue for Municipalities
Resolution #54: New Source of Revenue for Municipalities (Official French version)
In 2008, Québec municipalities spent $4.3 billion for transportation and communication which represents $1.9 billion more than the expenditures of the provincial government in 2011-2012 for the same purpose. The provincial government has collected from motorists $460 million more than what was spent on the provincial grade road maintenance in that year. Municipalities, which are spending more than the provincial government in this area, receive only a fraction of the taxes paid by motorists. The time has come to correct the imbalance.
A CPQ government proposes to transfer to municipalities all fees collected from vehicle registration which amounted to $684 million in 2011-2012. In return, municipalities will take full responsibility for the construction and the maintenance of secondary roads