Min­i­mum stan­dards ap­ply to all hous­ing

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Frus­tra­tion ris­ing as el­e­va­tors still not re­paired (Jan. 31)

Re­gard­ing com­ments about the lack of el­e­va­tor ser­vice at 155 Park Street South: “It’s so­cial hous­ing, what can I say?” I in­ter­pret this to mean that there are dif­fer­ent rules for so­cial hous­ing. My view is that ev­ery ten­ant, re­gard­less of what ac­com­mo­da­tion they rent, has a right to ex­pect that their build­ing will be con­tin­u­ously main­tained in ac­cor­dance with the build­ing code; the health code; the fire safety code; the prop­erty stan­dards code — and the Tech­ni­cal Stan­dards and Safety Au­thor­ity code (el­e­va­tors). These are le­gal, min­i­mum stan­dards. What’s the prob­lem? An­drew Cran­bury, Hamil­ton

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