Fighting to end vacancy decontrol

MEDIA ADVISORY

June 5, 2006

On August 12, 2003, Premier McGuinty promised tenants "We will get rid of vacancy decontrol which allows unlimited rent increases."

Today, the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations will make a last ditch effort to convince the Government to keep that important promise.

Bill 109, the proposed Residential Tenancies Act will leave tenants vulnerable, now and in the future, if it is not amended to remove vacancy decontrol.

The Parliamentary Committee dealing with the Bill is holding its last day of deputations at Queens Park. The Federation will be making its presentation at 5:50 pm. Also presenting is Toronto Councilor Michael Walker to also call for an end to vacancy decontrol.

Tenant groups have been unanimous on this point. The Federation has been working for eight years to end vacancy decontrol.

The Federation will be proposing 19 amendments to the legislation. The Committee will be dealing with amendments on Wednesday and Thursday.