Renters Can't Wait. Here's Why Canada Needs A National Rent Freeze Now
Coronavirus emergency money won't make it in time for people whose rent is due April 1. Nearly 490,000 people have signed the 'Cancel Rent And Mortgage Payments During Covid-19 Petition'...The fact there is a freeze on mortgage payments allows homeowners, property-owners and landlords to accumulate rent from us, while they incur no fees or interest. It's discriminatory toward the working class.
This is essentially a tipping point. Toronto resident Bryan Doherty says he's not counting on politicians to make the call. He's encouraging his neighbours and anyone who is having financial trouble to withold this month's rent. 'We should come together and take care of each other. I'm worried about tens of thousands of my neighbours and it either being impossible for them to make rent or for them to give that much money under these circumstances.
There's no shame in not paying rent now and we shouldn't necessarily wait for consent from the politicians or the landlords."
Coronavirus: Calls To Suspend Rent in Toronto Get Louder
"A growing number of Toronto tenants call for a rent freeze as the big banks put mortgage payments on hold..."
Vancouver Tenants Union
"I can't make the rent on April 1st!"
Rent Strike Now! Please sign 'Cancel Rent and Mortgage Payments During COVID19' Petition, pass this important information on to others similarly affected and DON'T PAY THE RENT YOU CANNOT AFFORD!
Dear PM Trudeau,
I will not be paying my rent because I cannot and should not be compelled to do so during this global crisis. You can help. Freeze rents, freeze evictions now!