In protest move, City of Beaconsfield pays increased fees: ‘Residents are being unfairly treated’

For the first time ever, the City of Beaconsfield has paid its agglomeration share in protest.

“My residents are being unfairly treated,” says Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle.

The City of Montreal for it’s part disagrees.

“The process for calculating the agglomeration’s share is fair,” the statement read.

“Moreover, the contributions of the de-merged cities decreased by 2 per cent in the 2020 budget; This means that residents of those cities have seen their contribution to the agglomeration budget decrease, with local variations.”

Bourelle says he hopes the City of Montreal acknowledges its mistake and returns the money to the city of Beaconsfield. If not, he said they have the right to legally pursue the city down the line.

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