Doug Ford gives landlords a final warning: ‘Help people out. You have an obligation’

Doug Ford gives landlords a final warning: 'Help people out. You have an obligation' 1

 

Ont. Premier Doug Ford gave a stern warning to landlords in the province: "Co-operate, it's not going to be forever, it's going to be for a few months. Help people out. You have an obligation."

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28 Comments on "Doug Ford gives landlords a final warning: ‘Help people out. You have an obligation’"

  1. Let the business owners apply for it directly if the landlords do not apply

  2. WELCOME TO THE SOVIET UNION!

    So landlords should face foreclosure by banks? Ford isn’t going to offer any tax breaks or offer compensation? Wow, what a generous guy…..with other people’s money.

  3. GREEDY LANDLORDS…….DON’T PUSH ME……

  4. Ford has to go, he might as well be a big government liberal. Landlords have no such obligation.

    • Gabriela Card | May 19, 2020 at 3:01 PM | Reply

      Rjr Bl stfu

    • @Gabriela CardAnother welfare queen, pay up or get out.

    • yeah i voted for him but he is showing his true liberal colours. we need a new conservative party. landlords have bills to pay sorry, he should be going after the big banks who are holding onto the mortgages if anything

    • @Sun Bernier was right about the conservative party, even seems to be the case provincially. Might as well call them the Liberal-lite party, between liberals, ndp and liberal-lite party we got nowhere to go.

  5. Who knew that Doug Ford would ever be the voice of reason. Excellent job Doug. Big Surprise.

  6. WildandLiving | May 19, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

    Landlords have to pay the mortgage as well and taxes

    • mortgage have been delayed since last month

    • Kevin Beausoleil | May 19, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

      That’s beside the point. Landlords own property they must have money. They should pay for the less fortunate plus when this is over give 6 months free rent…it’s only fair.

    • @Kevin Beausoleil

      I’m not a charity, dude. I need to pay for property taxes, insurance, and maintenance. Do you know how much insurance rates have soared this year and last? And deferment don’t help when after 6 months all the payments have to be amortized with INTEREST….do you honestly believe these tenants are going to stick around to pay up like $9000 that they’d owe? The deferments are not freebies, dude. The payments are going to be ramped up in 6 months. Again, why is the government thinking private individuals are responsible for welfare?

  7. Ford could power a windfarm with all that rhetoric.

  8. Landlords have zero obligations other than what is set out in their legal agreements. Tenants should be the ones applying for relief, not the landlords. The tenants are the ones who can meet their obligations, obviously through no fault of their own. This has nothing to do with greed, but lack of government forethought.

  9. Still tells me nothing about being a tenant and not being able of afford my rent

  10. flowerdiva18 | May 19, 2020 at 4:20 PM | Reply

    That’s it! Ford has lost his mind!

  11. Motivation Factory | May 19, 2020 at 4:36 PM | Reply

    Without government enforcement or a moratorium, these are just words. Those “greedy” landlords have mortgage payments too.

  12. ȘȚɄƑƑɎǾɄ1oo | May 19, 2020 at 5:20 PM | Reply

    LMFAO “final warning” or else?

  13. Landlords need to pay mortgage and all fees. You really think they can make money?

  14. RICO T KAUFMAN | May 19, 2020 at 5:57 PM | Reply

    Ford puts Ontarians out of a job, then warns landlords that they should pay for the problem he created?

  15. ehsan shariati | May 19, 2020 at 6:23 PM | Reply

    Why exactly landlords have an obligation?!

  16. dimitri maragos | May 19, 2020 at 6:48 PM | Reply

    To the landlords complaining. You have to pay 100% your obligations with 75% coming in. The small business owner would have to pay 25% their obligation with 0% coming in. No matter how we look at it these are unprecedented times. I would urge landlords to stop hiding behind contracts and do the morally correct thing. Your client (the tenant) will be there for you. The small business owner has so much more at risk.

  17. Mark Leaman | May 19, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Reply

    Doug for Prime Minister!!!!!

  18. Like Roper or Furley on Three’s Company!

  19. Dave Mackenzie | May 19, 2020 at 9:41 PM | Reply

    I can understand what Doug is saying but those “landlords” have mortgages to pay! Let’s all watch the big banks report their profits at the end of June! The banks are the ones that shouldn’t be able to sleep right now!

  20. sanjay bakshi | May 19, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

    Turn off the lights the partys over!

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