TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
Whereas renters are often vulnerable to illegal and unfair evictions that can have a devastating impact on their families and lives,
Whereas current tenant protection laws have proven inadequate in preventing illegal evictions and deterring landlords from engaging in these practices,
Whereas strengthening tenant protections is crucial for creating a fair and equitable rental market in Ontario,
Whereas Bill 58, the Protecting Renters from Illegal Evictions Act, 2022, proposes to prohibit landlords from evicting tenants without a valid reason, increase fines for illegal evictions, require landlords to provide written notice of tenants’ rights, and empower the Landlord and Tenant Board to award monetary damages to illegally evicted tenants,
We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to: pass Bill 58 and amend the Residential Tenancy Act to protect renters from illegal evictions.