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Suspend rent and mortgage payments

Suspend rent and mortgage payments

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This petition has been created by Mélanie L. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
Mélanie L.
started this petition to
The Canadian government
It's now clear that coronavirus could shut down our economy for months, and this is going to have devastating effects on workers and small businesses. Many of us just can't afford to pay rent or our mortgage without any income coming in!

So let's ask our government to act in a similar way to Italy, which has acted on mortgage payments and is considering measures to protect renters, and launch an ambitious plan to suspend rent and mortgage payments while this crisis lasts.

Decisions are being made right now about our government's response, involving huge amounts of our tax money. If we all sign and share, we can build a massive call to make sure they know we want them to make suspending rent and mortgage payments a priority.

Let’s urgently call on the government to back this plan as part of its support package, and help people stay home to stay safe -- starting with the those families and small businesses most at risk of losing their jobs and incomes.

Posted: 19 March 2020 (Updated: 28 April 2020)