Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board Penalizes the Poor

This opinion piece in Now Magazine convincingly argues that already cash strapped tenants should not be further penalized by the Landlord and Tenant Board. The Board, which routinely passes on the costs of an eviction hearing (roughly $170) to an evicted tenant is perpetuating an unjust set of laws and practices which punishes low-income Ontarians simply for being poor.

 

As rents continue to inflate and job security and incomes plummet, the number of working poor and low-income Ontarians continues to grow. The landlords who file the majority of eviction applications at the Board are largely corporate landlords who annually make massive profits.

 

The article argues that the law should be changed to reflect this desperate reality for tenants.

 

To read the full article, visit Now Magazine at:

https://nowtoronto.com/news/reasonable-doubt-ontario-landlord-and-tenant-board/