Leduc County wants Edmonton to end its ‘heavy handed’ annexation bid

EDMONTON – Leduc County, worried about losing millions in future tax revenue, wants Edmonton to abandon its “confrontational” annexation bid and return to negotiations.

Mayor John Whaley said Thursday the county was “surprised” at the size of Edmonton’s bid — 15,600 hectares from the city’s southern boundary to the international airport west of Highway 2. “We don’t think they need that much land.”

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