The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) will be heard in September on the Bill tabled by Mrs Françoise David in the spring to restrict repossession which is a fundamental right of any owner of rental housing.
In reading the draft law the APQ understands that one wishes to drastically restrict the right of owners, the conditions of repossession and evictions.
The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) was adopted in committee to hear the views of the owners as one of the items legislated by the Bill is the abandonment of animals in a housing.
For owners of rental properties it is appreciated that greater accountability has been put into place for people who abandon their animals in their dwelling. Because each year many owners carry the heavy burden of managing a painful situation, both emotionally and operationally: we open the door of the housing and find that there are animals inside whereas the housing is empty.
According to Statistics Canada data, smoking is experiencing a slight decrease in Canada and Quebec since 2012. Thus, 19.6% of Quebecers aged 12 and older were smokers in 2014, while the rate is 18.1% for all of Canada.
The APQ is interested in the extent of the restrictions on the electronic cigarette by which the draft Act aims to assimilate its use to smoking. Because of its harmful effects and situations where batteries have exploded causing injuries the APQ agrees with the fact that the electronic cigarette should be subject to the same prohibitions as tobacco.
Le projet de règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les formulaires de bail obligatoires et sur les mentions de l’avis au nouveau locataire entre en vigueur aujourd'hui, 24 février 2015. Plusieurs recommandations que l'Association des propriétaires du Québec (APQ) avait faites ont été incluses dans ce bail, bien que nous poursuivons notre démarche auprès du gouvernement.
This bill, submitted by PQ MP Carole Poirier, provokes astonishment on the part of the APQ which had the opportunity to give her its personal opinion on the matter of low-income people and the construction of social housing. The APQ is greatly disappointed by the lack of consideration of the MNA who has decided to move forward with this bill.