Removing Barriers to Active Cooling in Tenant Apartments

CELA, the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), and the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) have submitted comments on Ontario’s Bill 97, Schedule 7 – Proposed Section 36.1.

CELA, ACTO, and LIEN support removing barriers to the installation of active cooling in tenant apartments. The proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act inappropriately place the responsibility and cost for active cooling on tenants. Landlords should be responsible for the safe installation and the ongoing costs of active cooling, and any restrictions on usage should be minimal and clearly listed in the legislation.

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