Ontario's 'Eviction Factory'
Ontario's Tenant Protection Act, enacted in 1998 and consolidating several pieces of prior residential tenancy legislation, is continuing to create controversy. Introduced by the former Conservative government (that often demonstrated a penchant for euphemistically named legislation), the new act has made it significantly easier for landlords to evict tenants, often without a hearing. Now the new Liberal government is under pressure to revisit what many housing advocates are called an incredibly flawed piece of legislation.
Thanks to Geoffrey Singer