Sohi not committing to property tax freeze if elected mayor
Mayoral frontrunners all promising property tax freeze, except Sohi
Amarjeet Sohi is the only top-polling mayoral candidate who says Edmonton may have to raise taxes under his watch.
The others -- Mike Nickel, Kim Krushell, Michael Oshry and Cheryll Watson -- all want taxes frozen or even cut.
“That would be fantastic, but we cannot do that at the cost of reducing services,” Sohi said in an interview with CTV News Edmonton.
Sohi believes tax freezes and cuts in the 1990s hurt Edmonton long term.
“That led to deteriorating infrastructure, that led to reduction in programs and services, and we’ve struggled to recover from those deep budget cuts,” he argued.
Sohi is promising to keep any increases below the rate of inflation.
But Oshry thinks Edmontonians can’t afford to pay …
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