Halifax Citadel Hill receiving $20M from federal government to settle taxation dispute
Members of the 3rd Brigade of the Royal Artillery prepare to fire the noon gun on Citadel Hill in Halifax on Monday April 10, 2006. (Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The federal government will pay $20 million to the Halifax Regional Municipality to settle a long-standing taxation dispute that dates back almost two decades.
In a news release Friday, the municipality says it was unnecessarily taxed between 1997 and 2015.
“This is the culmination of a significant effort over the past few years with our counterparts at the federal government, and our municipal staff worked hard to achieve a positive resolution,” said Halifax Mayor Mike Savage in a statement.
The settlement comes after lengthy discussions between senior municipality officials and Public Services and Procurement Canada.