Ep. 8 - ‘Renoviction’: Portmanteau as protest

Discover the new word that’s catching on fast across Canada — and the housing activist behind it
By TVO Podcasts - Published on November 6, 2018



For more on our guest Heather Pawsey — who, between bouts of fierce and dedicated housing activism, is a professional opera singer — check out her website.

And here are a few articles that will give you more insight into the years-long saga involving the Seafield Apartments in Vancouver:

The times, they are a-changin’: New rules could see ‘renovicted’ B.C. tenants get year of free rent (Global News, 2018). Check out more of Global News’ coverage of Vancouver renovictions here.

You can find out more about our guest Kris Siddiqi by looking him up on IMDB, Vimeo, and Twitter, or by watching him in the CBC’s Baroness von Sketch Show. The Toronto Star has covered Kris’s ongoing renoviction dispute.

If you’re being renovicted, check out these resources for tenants in Toronto and Vancouver — and take a look at Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act and B.C.’s Residential Tenancy Act.

Thanks for listening!