Today the Ontario government introduced legislation to temporarily ban commercial evictions.
Many commercial landlords have refused to participate in the CECRA program, administered by both the federal and provincial governments, leaving many small businesses with no ability to carry on business.
The legislation will protect commercial tenants from being locked out or having their assets seized due to the negative impacts of COVID-19.
It would be retroactive to May 1.
The government is seeking unanimous consent from all parties in the legislature today to expedite the passage of the bill and have it become law by the evening.