Urgent Action Needed to Protect Renters in MB



COVID 19 is disproportionately impacting people living with low incomes and without housing. Help support these community members now by telling the Manitoba government to take action.

What’s the situation?

The Manitoba government put in place an eviction ban in the spring to respond to the pandemic. This ban was lifted in October as infection rates were rising throughout Manitoba and continue to grow now.

Many households are living with reduced incomes as a result of the pandemic making it difficult to keep up with rent payments. The lifting of the eviction ban has led to increased homelessness and deaths.

COVID-19 is running rampant among people who are not housed. Dedicated isolation spaces for people without homes have already reached capacity putting more people at risk of contracting and spreading the virus.

This is not the time to be evicting people from their homes.

We are in this crisis in part because our governments have failed to provide an adequate supply of safe and affordable housing for people with low incomes. Manitoba must act now to prevent things from getting worse.

What’s happened so far?

On November 10th, we sent a letter to the Premier, Minister of Families, and the Manitoba Government calling for urgent action to avoid a humanitarian and poverty crisis – and support those struggling with poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

One of our calls was an immediate action that the government of Manitoba can take – Reinstate the provincial eviction ban to prevent homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the Open Letter here to learn more.

But more voices are needed to bring back the eviction ban!

What can you do? Take Action Now!

Call or email the the Premier of Manitoba and your MLA and ask them to commit to reinstating the provincial eviction ban to prevent homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic and share the key messages above (and any other information or stories that you want to add). Use the Subject Line: “Reinstate the Eviction Ban – Urgent Action to Avoid Humanitarian and Poverty Crisis”

Tweet at the Premier of Manitoba (@BrianPallister), Minister of Families (@MLAStefanson), and your MLA with the following message:

  • “I call on you to commit to reinstating eviction ban to prevent homelessness, avoid a humanitarian/poverty crisis during pandemic. #mbpoli #EvictionBanMB #kNOwPoverty”

Alphabetical List by Members’ Name:

Member Constituency Party
ADAMS, Danielle Thompson NDP
ALTOMARE, Nello Transcona NDP
ASAGWARA, Uzoma Union Station NDP
BRAR, Diljeet Burrows NDP
BUSHIE, Ian Keewatinook NDP
CLARKE, Hon. Eileen Agassiz PC
COX, Hon. Cathy Kildonan-River East PC
CULLEN, Hon. Cliff Spruce Woods PC
DRIEDGER, Hon. Myrna Roblin PC
EICHLER, Hon. Ralph Lakeside PC
EWASKO, Wayne Lac du Bonnet PC
FIELDING, Hon. Scott Kirkfield Park PC
FONTAINE, Nahanni St. Johns NDP
FRIESEN, Hon. Cameron Morden-Winkler PC
GERRARD, Hon. Jon River Heights IND LIB
GOERTZEN, Hon. Kelvin Steinbach PC
GORDON, Audrey Southdale PC
GUENTER, Josh Borderland PC
GUILLEMARD, Hon. Sarah Fort Richmond PC
HELWER, Hon. Reg Brandon West PC
ISLEIFSON, Len Brandon East PC
JOHNSON, Derek Interlake-Gimli PC
JOHNSTON, Scott Assiniboia PC
KINEW, Wab Fort Rouge NDP
LAGASSÉ, Bob Dawson Trail PC
LAMONT, Dougald St. Boniface IND LIB
LAMOUREUX, Cindy Tyndall Park IND LIB
LATHLIN, Amanda The Pas-Kameesak NDP
LINDSEY, Tom Flin Flon NDP
MALOWAY, Jim Elmwood NDP
MARCELINO, Malaya Notre Dame NDP
MARTIN, Shannon McPhillips PC
MICKLEFIELD, Andrew Rossmere PC
MORLEY-LECOMTE, Janice Seine River PC
MOSES, Jamie St. Vital NDP
NAYLOR, Lisa Wolseley NDP
NESBITT, Greg Riding Mountain PC
PALLISTER, Hon. Brian Fort Whyte PC
PEDERSEN, Hon. Blaine Midland PC
PIWNIUK, Doyle Turtle Mountain PC
REYES, Jon Waverley PC
SALA, Adrien St. James NDP
SANDHU, Mintu The Maples NDP
SCHULER, Hon. Ron Springfield-Ritchot PC
SMITH, Andrew Lagimodière PC
SMITH, Bernadette Point Douglas NDP
SMOOK, Dennis La Vérendrye PC
SQUIRES, Hon. Rochelle Riel PC
STEFANSON, Hon. Heather Tuxedo PC
TEITSMA, James Radisson PC
WASYLIW, Mark Fort Garry NDP
WHARTON, Hon. Jeff Red River North PC
WIEBE, Matt Concordia NDP
WISHART, Ian Portage la Prairie PC
WOWCHUK, Rick Swan River PC