February 28th, 2002
Approximately 20 Federation staff, board members and supporters hand delivered a letter to Mr. Puta-Chekwe, demanding his resignation. Reporters from CFRB and the Toronto Sun covered the story.
Although Mr. Puta-Chekwe declined to tender his resignation, he agreed to met with the Federation to hear our concerns about the lack of fairness for tenants at the Housing Tribunal. This meeting took place on March 28th.
At the meeting, the chair said "NO!" to tenants: NO he will not resign, NO he will not make a public statement critical of the outcomes of the TPA, NO he will not advise the Tribunal Officers to stop allowing ridiculous and unfair permanent rent increases based on a temporary increase in fuel costs.