WinnipegREALTORS® have lobbied the Provincial Government for years, attempting to have the education levy removed from property owners’ tax bills. Last week, The Winnipeg Free Press editorial featured some insight into why School Boards are not the best bodies to determine property owners obligations to pay. Rising payrolls, affected by union decisions on yearly increase salaries and benefits, affect the School Board’s financial situation too significantly. The editor believes that School Boards should toe the line on salaries or the government should fund education through general revenue rather than property taxes (and this is what REALTORS® believe as well).
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