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Court rules against tenants on heat increase appeal

On August 26, The Superior Court of Ontario decided that the landlords of Ontario will be allowed to keep windfall profits due to an temporary increase in gas price. They also ruled that the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal was correct not only to allow the landlord's increases, but that the Tribunal did not have the legal right to rule aginst these as long as the figures the landlord provides in his application are correct.

While the case under appeal concerned 1305 Wilson Avenue, the decsion will affect all tenants whose landlords have made applications for an Above the Guideline Increase due to utility costs.

The Federation responded with a letter hand delivered to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Chris Hodgson stating that enough is enough: change the law!

August 25, 2002

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