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Muniscope is Canada’s national resource on municipal issues, sponsored by the Provincial-Territorial Officials Committee on Local Government (PTOC), formerly the Intergovernmental Committee on Urban and Regional Research (ICURR). With a dedicated team of professional researchers backed by the largest circulating library of its kind in Canada, Muniscope is your best source for information to support local government policies, practices and service delivery.


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Grants in Lieu of Property Taxes (Report)

Grants in Lieu of Property Taxes (report)   Across Canada municipalities have three primary sources of
   revenue: property taxes, license fees, and user fees. The largest
   portion of municipal revenue is derived from property taxes.
   Typically, all levels of government are exempt from paying
   municipal property taxes, but in almost every province and
   territory, the government pays municipalities a grant in lieu of
   property taxes.

Most jurisdictions define the grant-in-lieu payment structure in legislation, aside from
Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, the Northwest Territories and
Nunavut. However, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have both created special
policies for a grant-in-lieu program.
(Click here for the full report)

The Muniscope library is one of Canada's foremost
document collections focusing on material related
to local government and planning. The catalogue
provides access to the library's many books,
papers, technical reports, and conference
proceedings as well as web-based reports and
journal articles.


Book of Interest:

Représenter l'urbain: Apports et méthodes  Représenter l'urbain:
  Apports et méthodes

   / Breux, S., Colin, J.-P., &
   Gingras, C. (Eds.). — Québec :
   Presses de l'Université Laval,
   2014. — (Études urbaines)

   Aims to provide a snapshot of
   what is happening today in the
analysis of the urban experience. The papers are
organized into two groups. The first includes
authors that are anchored around a posture or a
specific methodological look (e.g., heritage, film,
literature, music and multimedia), while the second
brings together authors who have focused their
analysis around the use of one or more information
collection tools.



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