Rob Ford and the Toronto City Council

To Rob Ford and the Toronto City Councillors,

We, the residents and the workers of Toronto Community
Housing Corporation (TCHC), and their supporters, are
demanding a halt to the privatization the TCHC.

Privatization of the TCHC would place our community in
the hands of big business profiteers who would likely
increase rent, neglect their obligations to repairs and layoff
maintenance staff as to increase their profits. Furthermore,
privatization can mean the widespread destruction of our
housing to build condo or other commercial enterprises.

Canadians have a right to affordable and quality housing.
This means that beyond just preventing privatizations, we
need a massive increase in funding to public housing. We
must end repair backlogs, decrease rent rates, provide
adequate subsidies to those in need and massively expand
the TCHC. The expansion of housing would provide
tremendous employment, particularly for local youth, and
must be paid at union wages.

In light of the recent scandal, we believe that TCHC
tenants are best able to end corruption or any abuses of
power thought direct democratic control. No to corporate
ownership! For democratic tenants control of the TCHC!

We, the undersigned, actively support the fight against the
privatization of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation.
Furthermore, we believe there needs to be a massive
increase in funding to housing as to adequately address the
needs of working people in Toronto. Finally, in light of the
recent scandal around abuses of power, we assert that
tenants should democratically control their own housing. We
will not see our communities sold to the highest bidder.

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The Stop the Privatization of Toronto Community Housing: Invest in Affordable Housing! petition to Rob Ford and the Toronto City Council was written by Farshad and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.