Housing Is a Right, September 16
Protest to Oppose Bill 31 and Uphold Tenants Rights
The mobilization against Quebec Housing Minister France-Élaine Duranceau’s Bill 31, which would remove tenants’ right to transfer their leases is continuing with a Quebec-wide demonstration in Montreal on September 16 organized by the Coalition of Housing Committees and Tenants Associations of Quebec (RCLALQ). Under previous legislation tenants could transfer their lease to someone else who continued to pay the same rent that they had been. Bill 31 allows landlords to raise rents exponentially at the end of a lease, including when a new tenant moves into a dwelling.
RCLALQ states “In the midst of the housing crisis, faced with the multiplication of renovictions and fraudulent tactics to put tenants out on the street, taking away tenants’ right to transfer their leases just won’t do! The government is giving landlords a gift that will intensify abusive rent increases. We call on the Minister to back down on the loss of the right to transfer leases, and instead address the real problems facing tenants, which are to introduce genuine rent control and put an end to evictions.”
No to Bill 31!
No to Abusive Rent Increases!
No to Evictions!
For the Right to Transfer Leases!
For Rent Control!
Defend the Right to Housing!