Some property owners contesting tax assessments may have to wait until next year for review

Some property owners contesting tax assessments in New Brunswick may have to wait until next year for a review of their case to be complete.

Service New Brunswick says it's been swamped with over 15-thousand challenges, a record number and up 90 per cent over contested assessments last year.

In the legislature yesterday, the Progressive Conservatives called on Premier Brian Gallant to resign over the controversy sparked when a whistleblower revealed more than two-thousand inflated assessments this year were based on renovations that did not exist.

Gallant apologized for the problems but ducked key questions about his role in the new tax assessment system.