Tenant wants justice for being evicted during COVID-19 but says hearing delays are wearing her thin – CBC

‘I can’t let it go, I lost too much,’ says Brenda Lelievre

Nov 18, 2022

Windsor resident Brenda Lelievre recalls the early months of the pandemic as when she was made homeless.

On July 11 2020, Lelievre said she arrived home and found that her basement room was locked without warning. She said her landlords illegally evicted her, because there was a ban on evictions due to the pandemic.

“I suffer from it to this day,” she said of the experience.

“I had to go live off a couch for a few weeks, before I could find accommodations.”

That eviction case has now been sitting before Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) for months.

Lelievre told CBC News that she feels like her eviction case is getting “lost in the shuffle” as the LTB juggles a backlog of cases.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/landlord-tenant-board-covid-19-eviction-1.6649196

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