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B.C. Greens respond to new action on housing

April 3, 2024
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April 2, 2024

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the BC NDP announced amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement: 

“We welcome the BC NDP’s move to limit no-fault evictions and starting to track the data on evictions is a significant step forward. While implementing online declarations for personal-use evictions is progress, requiring landlords to provide evidence before evicting tenants would have offered greater protection and fairness.

“B.C. continues to be the eviction capital of Canada, and the BC Greens will continue to advocate for vacancy control, a tangible solution to protect renters in B.C. that would bring stability to our out-of-control rental market, protect affordable rental housing, and better limit no-fault evictions.

“Efforts to protect affordable housing include cracking down on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and other financialized landlords, which are becoming the growing share of landlords in British Columbia, buying up rental stock with the goal of increasing their profits.”

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Media contact
JoJo Beattie
Press Secretary
B.C. Green Caucus
+1 250-882-6187 | jojo.beattie@leg.bc.ca

 

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