News Algonquin Highlands Mayor says provincial party leaders offered no solutions at conference to tackle infrastructure deficit SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Thursday, Aug. 17th, 2017 Algonquin Highlands Mayor Carol Moffatt is scratching her head. Moffatt says all provincial party leaders are against a one per cent increase to the H.S.T. to help municipalities tackle a near $5 billion infrastructure deficit. Moffatt says no solutions were put forward by the province over how to address the infrastructure shortcoming. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Carol-1.mp3 She adds municipalities only get a small portion of tax dollars despite owning three quarters of the roads and bridges. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Carol-2.mp3 Moffatt and other municipal politicians were at a conference this week in Ottawa with provincial ministers.