Monday, December 18, 2006

 

Conservative promises made and broken

Payment In Lieu of Taxes/Grants In Lieu of taxes






































PILT by Province for 2005 Province $ Millions

New Brunswick 19.0
Newfoundland 3.5
Nova Scotia 20.4
Prince Edward Island 2.9
Quebec 117.6
Ontario 207.1
Nunavut 0.6
Alberta 21.1
Manitoba 20.5
Northwest Territories 2.3
Saskatchewan 11.7
British Columbia 39.3
Yukon 0.9
Total PILT 466.9

PILT by Custodian / Agency for 2005 Custodian/Agency $ Millions (rounded)
AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD CANADA $9,300,000
CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY $1,610,000
CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY $3,400,000
CANADIAN MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION $7,350,000
CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE $830,000
CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY $2,050,000
CORRECTIONAL SERVICES CANADA $26,800,000
ENVIRONMENT CANADA $3,160,000
FISHERIES AND OCEANS $8,450,000
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE CANADA $10,010,000
HEALTH CANADA $5,740,000
INDIAN AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA $1,910,000
INDUSTRY CANADA $1,220,000
JEAN-LEASGE INT'L AIRPORT $1,010,000
MONTREAL AIRPORT $28,480,000
NATIONAL DEFENCE $128,830,000
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA $5,010,000
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY $1,740,000
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA $10,850,000
NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA $6,940,000
OTHER $4,260,000
PARKS CANADA AGENCY $11,220,000
PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION $3,090,000
PWGSC $152,200,000
ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE $15,090,000
SEIZED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PWGSC) $30,000
ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY LANDS $1,370,000
THE NATIONAL BATTLEFIELDS COMMISSION $3,720,000
TRANSPORT CANADA PROGRAMS $9,510,000
VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA $1,780,000
Total PILT $466,960,000

When is a service not a service? When it is being supplied to the federal administration in Newfoundland Labrador.

While many NL'ians may be disappointed with Ottawas stance towards NL'ians with reference to the Gander Airport Authority's call for payment for services rendered. I am equally disappointed with the way in which the GAA has actually handled this file.

First of from my cursorary research on this topic it would seem the GAA is totally uninformed on the topic of Grants in Lieu of taxes because it hasn't been called that for quite some time. It is now known as Payment in Lieu of Taxes. I know it is a mute point but it makes one wonder if the GAA has even applied for PILT or if they are just running around like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut of crying foul.

I haven't heard any discussion about why they were turned down for their application for PILT, that is if they even applied for PILT?

If you look at the above charts and numbers from the PILT site you will see NL receives very little by way of PILT in part because of the fact that there is very little federal presence in NL. Even though we guard the majority of the eastern flank of canada there is very little by way of operationally manned bases in NL. The ones we do have are in name only and even that is distorted in that they aren't bases but rather more like outposts who's only purpose is to give an early warning as they fall and the main defence is maintained in original canada.

You can read more on the PILT program here
http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/pilt/text/index-e.html
And the above charts were gotten here.
http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/pilt/text/value_advise-e.html

Another Conservative promise made to NL, another CPC promise to NL broken. I guess OTT only honors 2% of their promises to this province in keeping with our value as canadians.
A Conservative pledge to cover some of the costs for military landings is being welcomed – albeit cautiously – by officials who manage Gander International Airport.
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The Conservative party says it will extend a grant to Gander's airport authority, in lieu of direct fees.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2006/01/13/nf_airport_tories_20060113.html
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