Ontario's 'Eviction Factory'

Housing advocates are decyring the ease with which landlords may now evict residential tenants.
February 16, 2004, 5am PST | Geoffrey Singer | @GeoffreySinger
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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

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Published on Sunday, February 15, 2004 in The Toronto Star


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