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Businesses see tax rates climb in excess of 300 per cent (3/02)

Outraged Greenstone ratepayers will have to wait two more years before they can do anything to dissolve their municipality. Some business owners who have received hefty tax increases are beginning to organize.
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Outraged Greenstone ratepayers will have to wait two more years before they can do anything to dissolve their municipality. Some business owners who have received hefty tax increases are beginning to organize.

The Municipality of Greenstone came into effect on Jan. 1, 2001, and cannot be changed under a provincial order until 2004. Tax bills for some businesses have increased more than 300 per cent. Municipal and provincial officials are doubtful Greenstone can be dissolved, considering it has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada.




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