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CBC: Fleeing faster: New Ontario provision allows domestic and sexual abuse victims to break rental early

A change to Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act that took effect Sept. 8 now allows tenants fleeing domestic or sexual violence to terminate a lease in 28 days, down from 60, “allowing them to be able to leave an unsafe living environment quickly,” according to the action plan. While the termination date for most leases cannot be sooner than the last day of the contract, the new provision allows these tenants to give notice any time during their tenancy.