What the government needs to do to end the housing crisis and what the parties have promised
On October 6, Ontarians will head to the polls to choose their MPPs. The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario has asked each of the three provincial parties to respond to questions about tenants’ rights and affordable housing.
• Which parties support a right to housing?
• Which parties committed to maintaining and improving rent regulation to protect security of tenure and affordability for tenants?
• How much did each party commit to spending on new affordable housing?
• What will they do about landlords who take the rent, but don’t repair their buildings?
• What has each party done for tenants and people in need of good housing in the past?
ACTO will share the responses from the Conservatives, the Liberals and the NDP and a community panel of housing advocates and people with lived experience of housing insecurity will identify how the next provincial government should address the housing crisis. A short press conference will precede the forum at 10am. When: September 14, 2011
10:30a.m. – 12pm
Where: 519 Church Street
(one block east of Wellesley subway station) Speakers include:
Rosary Spence – Native Women’s Resource Centre
Deb Sherman – Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance
Kenn Hale – Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
This event is free.
Snacks will be provided.
TTC tokens available on request.
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