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NCC, ‘put on your big boy pants’

The Editor,


As a Chelsea resident for more than 25 years, I have been closely following the long drawn-out saga of the National Capital Commission’s dispute with our municipality over their bill for payment in lieu of taxes.


No one is keen to see their tax bill increase, but municipal services, especially roads and policing, cost money and we all shoulder the financial burden.


We enjoy Gatineau Park and its attractions, which see over 2.5 million visits every year. Of course, this creates wear and tear on our municipal infrastructure and increases the cost of our municipal services. The NCC makes money by charging for many services, especially in the Chelsea sector of the park.