Re “Ontario renters 2.5% enhance or extra subsequent yr” (Antonella Artuso, June 29): Ontarians are struggling the very best inflation charge in years, gasoline costs which can be uncontrolled, meals costs are making buyers re-evaluate their meal purchases, and charitable donations are spiralling downward. But, the necessity for many of their companies is larger than ever (meals banks for instance), psychological well being is at a disaster level by no means seen earlier than, housing and lack of its availability is a significant concern for each citizen with homelessness on the rise and lots of which can be homeless live in tents in metropolis parks. We’re nonetheless thought of on the finish of a pandemic, however not fairly an endemic, that upset complete social and financial programs, with many companies compelled to shut and folks dropping their life financial savings. Alcohol, drug, little one and spousal abuse additionally elevated extra within the final two years than within the final 20. But, even with all of those stressors which have led to monetary, emotional, religious and bodily hardships, now we have a provincial authorities led by a person who always says he’s “for the individuals,” and but, feels that that is an applicable time to lift rents 2.5% (the very best it has been since 2013). The place was this ever talked about in any of his marketing campaign stops and re-election speeches? Renters within the province of Ontario must be mad as hell! This enhance will most likely be the make-or-break state of affairs for a lot of people and households who’re barely hanging on. The one factor it could repair will probably be transferring tenants with decrease rental charges out of their residences which can enable landlords to hike the rents tons of of {dollars} extra as a result of the unit was “renovated” (learn a coat of paint and new kitchen sink). This increase of lease is about for Jan. 1.There may be nonetheless time to curb this outrageous enhance. Name, e-mail or write your MPP and premier and demand motion, not lip service.

Mark Stenabaugh


(Delaying or freezing these will increase solely makes it worse to soak up down the highway)


In these troubling and troublesome financial occasions, an individual has to marvel who resides the higher life? Those that battle each day at meaningless jobs and try desperately to remain one step forward of the tax collector. Or those that reside a lifetime of leisure and do no matter they need every single day and reside off of these tax {dollars} which can be collected! Life in Canada in 2022 absolutely isn’t worthwhile and doesn’t profit the working poor in Trudeau’s tax-happy Canada! Life must be one million occasions higher for individuals who make no contribution to society in socialist Canada!

Charles Owen


(The ever-increasing tax burden the Trudeau/NDP authorities retains placing on Canadians has made life troublesome to make ends meet. Don’t anticipate any aid any time quickly)

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