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Implementation of measures to reduce residential real estate speculation

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WHEREAS housing is a vector for equality, dignity and inclusive community;

WHEREAS the State is responsible for the implementation of the right to adequate housing and for the regulation of financial actors who infringe upon this right;

WHEREAS the UN’s Special Rapporteur on housing has found that the activities of large real estate companies are often incompatible with the right to adequate housing;

We, the undersigned, ask the Government of Québec:

  • to put into place a multi-year intergovernmental plan ensuring that by the year 2030, all Quebec households have access to affordable and stable housing that meets their needs, consistent with the National Housing Strategy;
  • to include the right to adequate housing in the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, giving the right to a remedy against abusive rental practices;
  • to implement a tax system to reduce real estate speculation while still nourishing neighbourhood life;
  • to better regulate the rental market by adopting the following measures:
    • create a compulsory lease registry;
    • oblige landlords to respect the Administrative Housing Tribunal's rent increase rates;
    • reverse the burden of proof in demonstrating the validity of repossessions and renovations;
    • enforce existing rules on repossessions as well as tourist accommodations, such as Airbnb;
  •  enhance emergency housing measures to support vulnerable households.

The signing period for this petition is over.

Signing deadline : September 7, 2021

Number of signatures : 2400

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