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Sudbury Community Legal Clinic welcomes the Ontario government’s pausing of residential evictions

The executive director of the Sudbury Community Legal Clinic welcomes the Ontario government’s pausing of residential evictions amid the pandemic, but says the half-measure doesn’t go far enough.

“They haven’t considered at all a comprehensive rent relief program, although they have done that on the small business side,” she said.

“They should be looking at the deeper causes of the affordable housing crisis or increasing social assistance rates, looking at programs like the basic income to address that and having a moratorium that’s longer than 30 days.”

Follow this link to read more in the CBC about the Sudbury Community Legal Clinic and Ontario’s moratorium on evictions.

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