As cases of COVID-19 surge across the province, several regions have been placed in lockdown and Ontarians are being told to stay home in order to stay safe. Residential tenants cannot follow this advice if they are being evicted from their homes. Not all tenants face the same risk of eviction. Low-income and racialized women, survivors of domestic violence, and women-led households are disproportionately affected by evictions.
We are pleased to see Ontario MPPs vote unanimously in support of a motion for a residential evictions moratorium.
We are now calling on Premier Ford to immediately sign an emergency order that will reinstate the ban on evictions.