• That is a very high price to pay for burial fees, and seems to be prohibitive for any cemetery. Good luck with changing those laws. I can’t believe you have to do that! I can’t imagine what the burial costs in your cemetery must be!
  • It’s mindblowing how many obstacles you have.
  • 40% – That’s a little bit cheeky.
  • Those fees are outrageous.
  • That is extremely inappropriate and unnecessary. Having worked in the funeral industry, there’s a stranglehold placed on anything that’s going to take power or money from the funeral industry. They are powerful; they lobby very, very well for themselves. Everything you’re talking about [the $165, 000 and 40%] is an attempt to prevent these [natural burial grounds] from happening.
  • That’s a little steep isn’t it?
  • Oh my goodness.
  • I was shocked when I heard how prohibitively expensive it is to open a perpetuity fund in Ontario and equally as shocked to find out the enormous percentage of every lot sale that must be contributed to the fund. I understand this is to try to ensure that the cemetery will be taken care of in perpetuity (which is extremely important) but I’m not sure how it’s even feasible for a cemetery to survive after having to make such a large contribution, unless they are completely gouging the customers on the price of a cemetery lot.
  • He just let out a big long whistle
  • That is a ridiculously steep hurdle.
  • *&!#@* That seems highly prohibitive to the running of an effective business model of any kind whether it’s a non-profit or a for-profit. Even at the ten percent for our conservation burial ground there’s the question of Why? It doesn’t cost that much to maintain a forest. Once the grave mounds have settled, there’s a little bit of grave-tending in the first couple of years and then they’re good, everything’s good. You don’t have to mow any lawns! It feels to me that that is a huge blind spot in the policy and legislation. And that there’s not an understanding of the distinction between what a conventional cemetery maintenance process is and what a conservation cemetery maintenance process is. And that there’s probably some giant taboo in not wanting to deal with new cemetery development.
  • That’s extreme. For a natural burial cemetery, I feel $25,000 is extreme. [That] and 10% is a massive amount of our revenue that we cannot touch.

 

 

Outrageous eh? Please tell your MPP
to lower fees.

Outrageous eh? Please tell your MPP
to lower fees.