Minden Hills wants the province to increase the H.S.T. by one per cent.

The resolution passed by council yesterday says an increase of the provincial portion of the tax would cut a nearly $5 billion infrastructure deficit in half.

Mayor Brent Devolin says council feels a hike in the H.S.T. is the most viable option to fund work on roads and bridges.

Devolin adds a copy of the resolution will be forwarded to Queen’s Park as well as municipalities across Ontario.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario requested the H.S.T. raise last year but the idea was shot down by all provincial party leaders.

According to an A.M.O. report Minden’s share of the infrastructure deficit is around $2.1 million.

Click here to see a copy of the resolution.