MacLaren: Ottawans must resist council’s tax on rain
Ottawa Citizen

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By Jack MacLaren, Ottawa Citizen, October 16, 2016

When government starts taxing rain, it begs the question: What’s next? Will they tax sunlight or wind?

Ottawa city council needs to give its collective head a shake. Facing self-imposed budget pressures, it is considering a new tax on…wait for it…rain.

The City of Ottawa is debating whether to charge a fee for stormwater. If they do, all property owners in the city will face this new tax.