The Regroupement of housing committees and tenant associations of Quebec has listed 3,531 cases of eviction in Quebec in 2023. Cédric Dussault is the spokesperson for the group.
Jointly with the Housing Animation and Information Office, the Citizens' Committee of the Saint-Sauveur district, the Housing Assistance Committee of Quebec West and the Ruche Vanier, the RCLALQ maintains that it is necessary to establish a register of rents.
The rent control mechanisms we have in Quebec absolutely do not work, especially when there is a change of tenant. There is almost a total absence of control, denounces Cédric Dussault. He suggests that when signing the lease for a new apartment, 80% of tenants do not know the amount paid by previous tenants.
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Tenant advocacy organizations are also calling for a cap on annual increases while the average rent in Quebec increased by 7.7% year-on-year in 2022, according to the latest data published in January by the Canadian Mortgage Corporation and housing (CMHC).
Cédric Dussault deplores that rents were more affordable in Quebec than elsewhere in the country not so long ago, which is less and less true .
We are catching up with the worst places in Canada and the worst places in Canada, it is in the worst places in the world in terms of affordability.
A quote from Cédric Dussault
The coordinator of the Housing Animation and Information Office (BAIL), believes that the limitation of BAIL transfers constitutes the biggest setback of Bill 31. This x27;was one of the last ramparts of rent control that the tenants had and now it has just been taken away from the tenants, at the request of the owners. That for us is perfectly odious.
Nicole Dionne also criticizes the Legault government for having turned a deaf ear to all the demands of tenant defense organizations, including better protection for seniors.
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Nicole Dionne, coordinator at the Housing Animation and Information Office (BAIL). (File photo)
Currently, a person over the age of 70 who has lived in the same place for ten years or more cannot be subject to a housing repossession, regardless of the reason. The BAIL wanted to extend this protection to people aged 65 and over who have resided in the same place for five years. Madame Duranceau completely evacuated this protection and it is protection which would not have cost the government a penny, argues Nicole Dionne.
At the end of the council of ministers, France-Elaine Duranceau contented herself with this response: My role is to make all the good sides of this bill known and I I'm going to work on that in the coming weeks.
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