News Minden Hills Reeve says municipalities need help from province to make up for infrastructure deficit SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Tuesday, Jul. 4th, 2017 Mayor (then Reeve) Brent Devolin speaks to the media outside council chambers. May 18, 2017. Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton/93.5 Moose FM /Vista Radio. Ontario municipalities are waiting to see what the province will do to help with an infrastructure deficit. According to Minden Hills Reeve, Brent Devolin, there is a $4.9 billion infrastructure deficit in Ontario. Devolin says one tool being discussed is the increase to the municipal share of the gas tax. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/BD-1.mp3 Devolin says the other tool on the table is sharing one percent of the H.S.T. with municipalities. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/BD-2.mp3 Devolin also mentions municipalities own the largest majority of assets and have the least amount of taxation powers. The municipal share of the gas tax will increase gradually to four cents a litre by 2021.