Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Montreal budget Highlights

Here are some interesting fasts and figures, in relation to the $4 billion, City of Montreal 2008 budget.

First, here's a breakdown of how each dollar that the city gets, is spent;
For every single man, woman and child (1,800,000), that lives on the island, Montreal spends - $2,200;
  • $470 a year for the police and the fire department.
  • $191 to subsidize city buses and metro (whether you ride or not)
  • $123 for water purification & distribution, sewers
  • $66 for roads
  • $59 social housing

  • Every single day the city issues $306,000 in tickets and fines.
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