Weston man faces eviction for gov’t screw up

A local man was in the news today because he faces eviction from his apartment even though he did nothing wrong.

 

Drywaller Andrew McLean, 53, had arranged for his disability cheques to go directly to his landlord to ensure his rent was paid on time. But when those cheques stopped arriving, Ontario’s Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) prevented new ones from being issued quickly.
Now his landlord has successfully argued for an eviction order for late-payment of rent, though McLean’s disability benefits caseworker admits it’s the government’s fault the cheques weren’t getting there on time.

Realstar, McLean’s landlord, owns the building at 35 King.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

1 thought on “Weston man faces eviction for gov’t screw up”

  1. So after the landlord arranges for deduction of the rent from the guy’s benefits cheque, the VP of the landlord company says:

    “That’s what the board is there for. It’s their impartial decision,”

    How do these people sleep at night?

    This is just straight up old time oppression.
    These buildings are a blight on the community.

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