Extra, Extra: April 20, 2012

Milton Ontario News

Extra, extra is a rundown of all of the Milton, Ontario-related news headlines we missed earlier that you ought to care about or ought not to miss. This week, Regional Council is divided the DC issue and the Milton hospital expansion – budget debate contines.

Halton regional council is apparently divided on the issue of charging business owners a development charge (DC) to convert their space from a non-retail to a retail use. Some believe hefty DC’s should be waived for small businesses (under 3,000 square feet), while others see that as ‘corporate welfare’.

Also, the big hospital expansion – provincial budget debate continues… The provincial Conservatives have stated they plan to vote down Premier Dalton McGuinty’s proposed budget — which includes funds earmarked for Milton’s hospital expansion. The Liberals (well, former Halton Liberal candidate Indira Naidoo-Harris, namely) have countered this with a blanket statement claiming Halton MPP Ted Chudleigh is choosing to endanger said funding by voting against the budget, which would trigger another provincial election. Stay tuned…

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