1.07.18 - [In the overhaul of the Municipalities Act] The principles of Equal Opportunity will be maintained so small communities are not disadvantaged.
The Municipalities Act has been replaced by the Local Governance Act before the Higgs government took office. The Local Governance Act has been overhauled to allow to municipalities to introduce an accommodation tax. There has not been any important revisions to the Act that corresponds to the promise.
“The Municipalities Act, chapter M-22 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is repealed.”
“A local government may, by by-law, impose a tourism accommodation levy to be paid by guests of lodging establishments within the territorial limits of the local government.”