An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THE ANNUAL DANCE between Domtar and the City is underway.
For the past eight or nine years, the pulp mill has been demanding a better deal on the taxes it and other heavy industries pay to the City. At one point, Domtar even threatened taking the City to court.
It all centers on the ratio of taxes paid by heavy industry compared to other categories, including homeowners. The Kamloops Voters Society has now come out of hibernation to object to the shifting of tax burden.
In a letter to council, the KVS makes a vow of its own — to wage a public campaign on the issue.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.