Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

No COVID evictions

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TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

WHEREAS renters across Ontario are currently having a hard time paying rent and other bills, especially if they have lost their income during the COVID-19 pandemic;

WHEREAS rent across Ontario is already too high and many families are barely managing to live month-to-month; shelters in communities across Ontario are full and with homelessness already a crisis;

WHEREAS the rights of tenants are already limited, and the Ontario Landlord & Tenant Board is expediting eviction hearings without consideration to the public health consequence of pushing tenants out of their homes in the middle of pandemic;

THEREFORE, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to immediately take additional steps to help protect residential tenants by reinstating the temporary moratorium on residential evictions until Ontario has entered a post-pandemic recovery period and by further prohibiting evictions for rent payments missed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will you sign?