BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – 18 SHORT TERM RENTAL OWNERS LAWYER UP IN EFFORT TO PRESSURE CHARLOTTETOWN CITY COUNCIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (06/21/2021) PEI Fight For Affordable Housing81 Prince Street, Charlottetownhousingpei@gmail.com902 894 4573 Charlottetown, PEI –  On June 14, 2021, the Mayor of Charlottetown and all 10 City Councillors received an email from D. Spencer Campbell at Stewart McKelvey on behalf of 18 commercial short-term rental (STR) operators on Prince Edward Island. Attached to…

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The Reality of Renting in Charlottetown

Below is a speech written and presented by Claire Byrne at the May 17, 2020 “Rally for STR Regulation” at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown I am a Ward 4 resident and have lived in downtown Charlottetown for the majority of my life. This gives 2 decades’ worth of stories on the…

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Rally For STR Regulation!

On Monday, May 17, 2020, at 7 pm, the City of Charlottetown is hosting a public meeting to present the five scenarios suggested by Dr. David Wachsmuth in his report “Short-term rentals in Charlottetown: Market overview, housing impacts, and regulatory modelling.” Everyone at the PEI Fight For Affordable Housing is in favour of Scenario 2:…

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Tenants Unite, Webinar #1: We Can Win

On Thursday, January 28th, the PEI Fight for Affordable Housing hosted its first tenant organizing webinar. The webinar featured speakers from Nova Scotia ACORN, Parkdale Organize, and the Vancouver Tenant Union. Each organization shared stories about the problems their communities faced — evictions, rent increases, disrepair, gentrification — and how they solved them through organizing.…

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