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To: Premier Doug Ford and Housing Minister Steve Clark

Freeze Rents and Reinstate the Evictions Ban

Freeze Rents and Reinstate the Evictions Ban

Premier Doug Ford and Housing Minister Steve Clark: freeze rents and reinstate the evictions ban.

Why is this important?

COVID cases are skyrocketing in Ontario. Our loved ones are getting sick, businesses are closing, and many Ontarians are finding themselves strapped for cash and without access to emergency benefits. [1-3]

It’s winter and people are struggling to keep a roof over their heads — but instead of supporting those who need it, Premier Ford just rubber-stamped a new maximum rent increase. [4] This would allow landlords to hike rents that many are already struggling to afford. For many, this could mean the difference between keeping and losing a home.

It doesn’t have to be this way. At the beginning of the pandemic, Ford instated a rent freeze and banned evictions to keep people from losing their homes. [5] Now, with COVID cases reaching record levels, a flood of public pressure could be enough to force him to do it again.

Sign the petition calling on Premier Doug Ford and Housing Minister Steve Clark to freeze rents and reinstate the evictions ban.

Sources
[1] https://globalnews.ca/news/8483263/ontario-covid-cases-january-1-coronavirus/
[2] https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/business-covid-measures-1.6302678
[3] https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/despite-new-covid-19-restrictions-no-one-is-eligible-for-the-new-federal-benefit-1.5716262
[4] https://globalnews.ca/news/6687167/coronavirus-ontario-eviction-enforcement/
[5] https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-introduces-residential-rent-freeze-for-2021-1.5109278

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Updates

2022-01-12 07:35:54 -0500

10,000 signatures reached

2022-01-07 17:25:26 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2022-01-07 13:04:55 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2022-01-07 12:34:13 -0500

500 signatures reached

2022-01-07 10:58:54 -0500

100 signatures reached

2022-01-07 10:54:41 -0500

50 signatures reached

2022-01-07 10:53:11 -0500

25 signatures reached

2022-01-07 10:51:21 -0500

10 signatures reached