Changes coming to property assessment system

Premier Brian Gallant has announced major changes to the property assessment system because of the problems this year. He’s also appointed a former judge to conduct an inquiry into the massive increases in assessments…but he wouldn’t admit that many homeowners were wrongly charged too much on their tax bills.

Gallant told a news conference there is clearly a problem and they are going to fix it.  He said a new independant agency will be established to handle assessments province-wide.