Rent control provision quietly softened by N.S. Liberals two days after announcement
Two days after Nova Scotia’s Liberals announced temporary rent caps in response to evictions and fast-rising rents amid the pandemic, they quietly decreased how broadly the controls applied.
On Nov. 25, Chuck Porter, who was at the time minister of municipal affairs and housing, signed a minister’s directive that limited rent increases to two per cent annually until the conclusion of the state of emergency, or February 2022 — whichever came first.
It included a provision that rent controls would apply both to existing tenants and new tenants coming into the same accommodation… [Read More]