Catherine Fife MPP, Waterloo

Government of Ontario

Real Rent Control Now

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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 $2000; and

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

Therefore we the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to

  • pass Rent Stabilization legislation 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;
  • implement a public rent registry so tenants can find out what a former tenant paid in rent;
  • ensure access to legal aid for tenants that want to contest an illegal rent hike; and
  • implement stronger enforcement and tougher penalties for landlords who do not properly maintain a renters’ home.