Our right to a safe and stable home, especially during this pandemic, is under attack by Doug Ford. On Wednesday May 27 the Ford government passed the second reading of Bill 184, which makes it easier and faster to evict tenants.
Bill 184 will speed evictions, limit tenants' rights to defend themselves and allow landlords to demand payments of arrears for up to a year after vacating the unit.
Tenants experiencing income loss due to the pandemic were hoping for rent relief.
Instead, under this bill, if a tenant is unable to fulfill repayment agreements once the emergency order is lifted, landlords would not have to go back to the tribunal for an eviction hearing. Rather, the tribunal could issue a quick eviction order without a hearing.
No one should have to choose between putting food on the table or paying rent, especially during a global pandemic.
We, the undersigned, call on Premier Doug Ford and Housing Minister Steve Clark to immediately stop Bill 184.