Tell Premier Wynne and Minister Ballard: Close the post-1991 Rent Loophole

** UPDATE: we got word today the government is making an announcement on this and other measures tomorrow (Apr 20th). It's looking good, but we need to be sure. Please consider signing and sharing right now. **

In 1997 the Ontario PC government exempted rental units built after 1991 from rent control. They said the new loophole would lead to a wave of new rental housing construction. That didn’t happen. Instead, many renters have simply been crushed by price gouging and a lack of rental security. 

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“Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Housing Chris Ballard,

The arbitrary and outdated post-1991 rent loophole is crushing renters by price gouging and a lack of rental security. It’s time to act. When you table the rent control legislation you’ve promised, close the loophole.”

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Background

Over the last few weeks, the arbitrary and outdated post-1991 loophole has been all over the media. In response, the provincial NDP is putting forward a bill to expand rent control to units built since 1991. Now, Liberal Housing Minister Ballard has also vowed to table rent control legislation and we need to make sure he closes the 1991 loophole when he does.

Way back in 2003 the Ontario Liberals promised to bring back rent control. They called the loophole a "betrayal of tenants" in their election platform. This is their chance to finally deliver on the promise. If we act now, Premier Wynne and Minister Ballard will see that there’s strong support for them to close the post-1991 loophole.

Sign the petition today to add your voice to the thousands of renters in the GTA who deserve affordable and predictable rent. 

 

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