Bhutila Karpoche MPP/Députée/གྲོས་ཚོགས་འཐུས་མི། Parkdale—High Park

Government of Ontario

Demand Real Rent Control

TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

WHEREAS average rent has increased by over 50% in the past 10 years; WHEREAS average monthly rent in Ontario is now over $2,000; and,

WHEREAS nearly half of Ontarians pay unaffordable rental housing costs and therefore spend more than a third of their income on rent;

THEREFORE WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to pass our Real Rent Control Bill to establish:

  • Rent control that operates during and between tenancies, so a new tenant pays the same rent as a former tenant, with allowable annual rent increases calculated by the Government of Ontario and based on annual inflation;

  • A public rent registry so tenants can find out what a former tenant paid in rent;

  • Access to legal aid for tenants that want to contest an illegal rent hike; and,

  • Stronger enforcement and tougher penalties for landlords who do not properly maintain a renters home.

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