February 23, 2024

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Unpaid municipal taxes: Eric Duhaime takes charge | Quebec 2022 elections

Unpaid municipal taxes: Eric Duhaime takes charge |  Quebec 2022 elections

The Montreal Journal Mr. Duheim narrowly avoided foreclosure on two of his apartment buildings because of nonpayment of property taxes, it was revealed Friday.

Radio-Canada has obtained documents that reveal the former radio host owes the city of Quebec nearly $14,000.

Eric Duhaime said Friday that his tenant is responsible for paying municipal taxes. the leader of PCQ The latter informed the latter on the same day who should pay the outstanding amount.

What I said yesterday was absolutely correct. That being said, it does not absolve me of responsibility.Mr Duhaime was acknowledged during a party statement on mental health. I am the owner of the building and it is my responsibility to ensure that the taxes are paid.

I take full responsibility, I am accountable. »

A quote from Eric Duheim, leader of the PCQ

M. Duheim does not state the nature of his contract with his tenant, but he admits an arrangement of this kind. Extraordinary.

Sometimes we pay hydro, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we pay for internet, sometimes we don’t pay for internet. Sometimes the oil, we don’t pay for it. Each contract with each landlord or tenant varies from one to anotherHe \ he said.

The former radio host criticized the editorial choice Montreal JournalIt published photos of the Conservative leader’s assets on the cover of Saturday’s edition.

Mr. Duhaime was chosen as the judge Irresponsible During the election campaign Marked with security issues and threats to political leaders.

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The Mayor of Quebec, Bruno Marchand.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Screen capture

Without commenting directly on the case of Eric Duhaime, the mayor of Quebec, Bruno Marchand, recalled that the municipal authorities are notified in many cases to the owner who has contracted such a loan.

For each delinquent account this year, employers received three communications, one of which was recommendedHe explained.

In addition, four statements per year showing overdue accountsHe added.

Unless there is a special arrangement with his tenant, Mr. Duhaime should theoretically have been informed of the condition of his two buildings more than ten times this year.

In collaboration with Louis Gagne and Louis-Simon Lapointe

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