Summary: Notes that budget figures for 1942 have not yet been released to the public as they should have been.
Summary: Provides an outline of revenues and expenditures for the civic budget of 1942. Notes the high level of debt payments. Questions how it can be claimed that there was adequate reduction of the tax burden.
Summary: Tabulated comparison of prices paid by the city of Toronto and related bodies for supplies in common use. Suggests concentration of purchasing efforts applied through a centralized price-getting authority in co-operation with departmental ordering agents.
Summary: Statistics showing the increase in per capita taxes in Toronto from 1915-1921, along with planned expenditures from taxation.
Summary: Highlights recent debt charges, surplus, and provincial subsidies in the 1943 budget. Also provides some draft estimates of expenditures and revenue. Advocates for calculated spending in war time.
Summary: Outlines issues of proposed tax reform and jurisdictional comparison with other places around the world, with the conclusion from the bureau that changing tax schemes does not necessarily reduce the tax burden.
Summary: This Open Letter suggests that there are only two ways to balance the budget: increasing revenue or cutting spending.
Summary: Argues that the tax burden is increasing while the ability of residents to pay is not, and the municipality is not being run efficiently enough.
Summary: Argues that expenditures have grown even faster than population growth, as have the cost of services and the number of services provided, while cities have failed to improve efficiency and budget planning.
Summary: Hightlights the need for planning in the city's budget in order to ensure the most efficient use of taxpayer money,
Summary: Highlights the fact that high direct unemployment relief payments are risking Toronto's good credit record. Suggests that those receiving unemployment relief be investigated or required to re-register, in order to determine that all those receiving relief are in fact eligible for it.
Summary: Details the way in which taxpayer money is spent and the need for more responsible use thereof. Argues that inefficient use of taypayer funds is in effect a theft, and that politicians should be more careful, and appoint employees and city workers based on merit, not patronage.
Summary: An open letter to the mayor, the board of control, and city aldermen, highlighting the fact that expenditures appear to be falling behind revenues at a growing pace.
Summary: Provides civic budget figures for recent years. Notes that the measure of the tax rate does not always indicate the true tax burden, and that civic budget omissions can often lead to greater personal expenditures by the taxpayers.
Summary: Comparison of public expenditures on services and ordinary taxes in Toronto and Montreal. Also takes into account total municipal debt for each city.
Summary: Compares differences between municipalities in tax assessment appeals. Discusses the need for well-paid tax assessors who are able to accurately and efficiently assess property taxes.
Summary: Comparison of expenditure on community services for the years 1927-1931. Tabulated comparison of taxation revenue and other general revenue sources.
Summary: Argues there is need to reduce public expenditure.
Summary: Analysis of taxation figures from 1927-1932.
Summary: Argues that the reduction in the number of citizens able to pay taxes (due to the Depression) requires close scrutiny of the city services. Reforms to improve efficiency are suggested.
Summary: Outlines the annual estimated net revenue and expenditure in the city of Toronto for the fiscal year of 1932, as outlined in the city budget.
Summary: Suggests that earlier estimates and earlier tax collection is necessary in order to save the city money.
Summary: Historical analysis of tax rates and tax burden from 1855-1922.
Summary: Provides the estimated current revenues for the 1940 civic budget. Outlines expenditures and the tax rate. Raises questions as to whether all city departments are as efficient and as adequately mechanized as they could be.
Summary: Outlines the relationship between level of taxation and dominance of industry. Argues that high taxes are a great threat to industrialization.
Summary: Tabulated comparison of expenditure for the years 1927-1932, with discussion.