To: Hon. John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, Hon. Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
- British Columbia has declared a state of emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as the number of cases and the death toll continue to climb
- Many businesses in cities and town across BC have been shutdown leading to lay offs for workers and drying up of revenue for small business operators
- Many British Columbians, especially in the Lower Mainland, are facing renovictions and demovictions as developers tear down affordable rentals to build luxury units
- The disconnect between incomes and house prices had made housing unaffordable to the vast majority of local taxpayers in BC’s larger municipalities even before the COVID-19 outbreak
- Tenants being evicted are facing great hardship finding new places to live because potential landlords are unwilling to conduct viewings due to health risks involved
Therefore: We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of British Columbia to immediately declare a moratorium on evictions until further notice.
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2 thoughts on “BC: Ban all evictions during COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic”
It helps for people to have a place to stay to prevent the virus spread
Don’t blame developers, we need to tear down old rentals (reason why its cheap in the first place) to build better units for people with money. More money for the city/government! Tenants are evicted for a reason, why would potential landlord let you rent or view the unit if you can’t afford it?