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Author Topic: Ontario's Landlord and Tenant Board 'fundamentally failing,' ombudsman finds  (Read 2189 times)

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I saw this article on CBC about the ombudsmans's report

Does anyone have a link to the actual report?


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Here's a link to the ombudsman's website, which has the report:,-overhaul-of-moribund%E2%80%9D-landlord-and-tenant-board

My feeling is that Doug Ford's chronies have had it in for the LTB from the beginning.  His government basically underfunded the LTB to the point of creating this mess – they can't afford to hire enough adjudicators – thereby creating the circumstances by which he can replace the LTB with something even less fair to tenants.

If you are researching this, then don't be fooled by the announcement made on April Fool's Day of last year about the conservatives increasing funding for the LTB:

That's a drop in the bucket of what's needed, Ford's government has been chronically underfunding the LTB for years.


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Columnist Martin Regg Cohn tore up the Ford government’s handling of the LTB file in Tuesday's Toronto Star -


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