Ontario is in a housing crisis. In cities like Toronto, Ottawa and London, it's getting harder and harder for families and individuals to find an affordable place to rent. If they are in an affordable unit, it is getting harder to keep it and not get evicted for bogus reasons.
On October 19, 2021, MPP Bhutila Karpoche tabled the Rent Stabilization Act. If passed, the legislation would stop rents from skyrocketing and end the current incentive for landlords to unfairly evict tenants just so they can jack up the rent. This bill is co-sponsored by MPP Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale), MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) and MPP Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre).
Doug Ford ended rent control on all new units in 2018, leading to huge rent increases. The Liberals and Conservatives chose vacancy decontrol for Ontario – which means when one tenant leaves or is evicted, the landlord can raise the rent as much as they want for the next tenant. New Democrats will get rid of it.
The bill is supported by:
- Parkdale Tenants' Association
- Parkdale People's Economy
- Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
- High Park Tenants' Association
- Federation Of Metro Tenants' Associations
Add your name to support the bill.