December 16, 2020
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#23 Landlord and Tenant Board of Damocles
Doug Ford vowed that those who couldn’t afford rent during the pandemic wouldn’t lose their homes. Instead, he made evictions easier than ever. And now, thanks to online hearings, the bleak indifference of that process is on display for all.
Allison Smith
Co-host, Wag the Doug
Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor
Damilola Onime
Producer, Wag the Doug
Kevin Sexton
Producer
Andréa Schmidt
Managing Editor, Podcasts

Allison and Jonathan look at what it means when housing is chiefly seen as an investment, not a right, and how the province has doubled down on facilitating shareholder profits at the expense of tenants who took the premier at his word. They also talk to Bryan Doherty of Keep Your Rent Toronto and Sam Nithiananthan of People’s Defence Toronto, about resistance and solidarity in the face of a real-estate market that’s slowly pushing everyone toward the same cliff.

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