Jenny in the House: Stop COVID evictions & put in place a federal, retroactive Residential Tenant support benefit

On February 18, 2021, Jenny posed this question in the House:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, Canadians are struggling with significant income loss due to the pandemic. Even with the CERB or CRB, many are unable to afford rent. Their debt load in rental arrears is staggering, and as provinces lift their temporary eviction bans, many Canadians are at risk of losing their homes. This is especially acute in large cities and has disproportionately affected women, people of colour and people with disabilities. The National Housing Strategy Act says that adequate housing is a basic human right.

Will the Prime Minister put in place national eviction standards and a federal retroactive residential tenant support benefit so that no one will end up on the street because they cannot afford rent?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2021/2/18/jenny-kwan-1/

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