Montreal mayoral candidate Balarama Holness not invited to upcoming debate
Montreal mayoral Candidate Balarama Holness is wondering why he is not being invited to the upcoming Chamber of Commerce debate, as he feels he meets the debate criteria.
I doubt he was left out because his "ideas [..] challenge the status quo", but I do think he should be invited to the debate. He clearly meets the criteria and discounting the leger poll, because it was done by an opposition party to him seems really stupid.
What the Chamber is saying is that they will use an upcoming, non partisan poll to decide if he gets in. So it's just not decided yet if he'll get there.
As an aside one of my best friends works for the CCMM and while this case is being a pain in the ass, they absolutely will invite him if he fits the 2 criterias.
Holness proposal of Montreal as a City-State = more taxes for you.
It is unavoidable, it will start by Montreal taking 2% of the QST and end with Montreal charging you taxes on your income, on top of the federal and provincial taxes.
There is a reason why there are only 3 city-states in the world; the Vatican, Singapore and Monaco.