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The FMTA (Federation of Metro Tenant’s Associations) is extending an invitation to all Tenant Association members and friends to attend their 39th Annual General Meeting.

The agenda of the meeting includes:  Board and Staff Reports, Presentation of the Audited Financial Statements, Appointment of the Auditor, Member motions, Board Elections and also a Tenant Forum. You will be brought up-to-date on what the Federation has done in 2013/14 as well as what is planned for 2014/15.

Details of the event are:

Date: Tuesday June 10th, 2014 at 6:30pm.
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) – 252 Bloor St. W, Toronto, (Room 4426)
Contact: fmta@torontotenants.org  or check their website at: http://www.torontotenants.org/

With regard to the Tenant Forum, the FMTA has for many years undertaken a number of campaigns related to Above Guideline Rent Increases, rent control, landlord licensing, tenant representation and affordable housing.  In this election year tenant participation in the Tenant Forum is encouraged as tenants will have an opportunity to discuss a range of tenant issues and become more familiar with issues related to their tenancy.

This forum is of particular relevance because of the upcoming provincial and municipal election campaigns.  With additional knowledge tenants will be better equipped to engage political candidates on tenants issues as they campaign for your support at the ballot box.  Candidates for the Provincial election in Beaches/East York riding are:  Michael Prue (NDP, incumbent), Arthur Potts (Liberal),  Nicholas Johnson (Conservative), Debra Scott (Green Party)

NOTE –  After consultation with a variety of organizations including the FMTA, the City of Toronto has created a Tenant Issues Sub-Committee.  The Committee meets for the first time on June 16th, 2014.  All tenants, tenant leaders and tenant advocates should come and raise issues that they believe are important directly to Councillors. The agenda has not been published for this meeting. For more details refer to this link:

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&decisionBodyId=1141#Meeting-2014.TD1

 

 

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For information on the 2014 Municipal Election check this link:
https://eastyorktenantsgroup.com/2014/09/11/the-2014-municipal-election/

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The date for Municipal Elections is October 25, 2010. For more information about voting regulations and eligibility call 311, and/or check:
www.toronto.ca/elections.

Candidates in the Municipal Election are soliciting for tenant votes. This is an opportunity for tenants to engage candidates and discuss concerns related to property standard violations by landlords. Violations are often related to outstanding maintenance and repairs to their unit or building premises. These violations  fall under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Licensing and Standards department (MLS) of the municipal level of government. Tenants should make use of this opportunity and raise their concerns about enforcement of municipal licensing standards as well as other serious challenges facing residents in the GTA.

NOTE – The East York Tenants Group maintains political neutrality and does not endorse or promote any of the (more…)

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