Yukon NDP Support Safe at Home Call to Actions

Whitehorse, August 16, 2022 – The Yukon NDP adds its voice to the 10 calls to action published by the Safe at Home Society. The first call to action is to end no-cause eviction – an issue the Yukon NDP has long been advocating for.

The Yukon is one of only two jurisdictions in Canada that still allow no-cause evictions. In all other jurisdictions, landlords must provide a reason for eviction, such as moving in a family member. In the Yukon, tenants can be evicted with no reason at all.

“The Liberal government has the power to end no-cause evictions right now. They’re choosing to let people get evicted. They are choosing to let people lose their homes and be at risk of homelessness” said Emily Tredger, MLA for Whitehorse Centre.

Tenants in the Yukon deserve better protections. No one should be afraid of losing their homes without a reason.

Once again, the Yukon NDP is calling on the Liberals to do the right thing: end no-cause evictions to better protect all tenants.

 

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