Advocacy win: ban on commercial rent evictions

Hon. Minister James announced early this week that landlords who are eligible for CERCA but don’t apply will be prevented from evicting tenants for at least the next month.

joint letter to provincial/territorial governments from the BC Chamber of Commerce in late May, and BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin’s recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun, called for more landlord participation in the program, and suggested eviction freezes as a way to buy time for SMEs until money starts flowing.

The BC Chamber is committed to working with our network, government, tenants, and landlords to propose policy-fixes as the CECRA program sees more uptake in the weeks ahead.