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Action urged on Bill 106, Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act

Posted March 11, 2010

Article source Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

From an Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) leaflet:

Bill 106 -- The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act is now waiting to be
scheduled for a 3rd reading vote, and could become law. SCAN will have serious
impacts on the rights of tenants and fails to address concerns of community safety.

Bill 106, or the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act (SCAN) would enable municipalities to appoint a Director of Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods that will accept confidential allegations of unsafe or illegal activities occurring on or near specific properties. The SCAN Director has sweeping powers to conduct surveillance of accused tenants and homeowners. The Director can then apply to Superior Court to evict the tenant or close the property for up to 90 days through a 'Community Safety Order'. Both tenants and homeowners can be made homeless.

Stop Bill 106: Unjust evictions do not make our communities safer!

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