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Advocates say lifting of eviction moratorium in Quebec means trouble for tenants

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coronavirus pandemic that was put in place in March was lifted on Tuesday and hearings at the Quebec rental board resumed.But housing rights advocates say thousands of tenants are now at risk of being forced from their homes right in the midst of a public health emergency.

Philippe Girouard, a community organizer for the Regroupement des comités logement et associations de locataires du Québec (RCLALQ), said some of his clients are desperate.“Even today in my office I had someone that was in total despair because she was going to be evicted at the end of the month,” he told Global News outside his office.

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