Comment 108589

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted January 30, 2015 at 14:13:46

Once you figure in social programs the suburbs probably do subsidize downtown, but that's because this city is a dumping-ground for the region's social ills and the provincial downloading moved many social welfare programs into municipal purview for no freaking good reason. That seems the height of callousness to blame on the core.

But in terms of pure infrastructure/services? I'd be surprised to learn of any subsidy of downtown. Mountain homes may have higher assessment per-person, but they also have much more overhead in servicing. Their buses run half-empty, their roads require more plowing per-resident, etc.

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