Filed under: Action, Housing, Quebec
Report on recent march and action by the Montreal Autonomous Tenants Union against Cogir.
Thursday, June 9th, the Montreal Autonomous Tenants’ Union marched on the big Montreal landlord, Cogir’s, head office. 20 Cogir tenants and their allies entered their building at 385 Viger. Most tenants were able to make it to the second floor to speak to Cogir employees, while others had the elevator to the offices blocked by security. A video of the day is being prepared.
Around 100 people living in the companies’ buildings, through petitions sent to Cogir, have been demanding rent deductions as well as the resolution of problems including: mold, flooding damages, broken elevators, broken mailboxes, broken dryers, and poor ventilation.
Cogir is known for reported attempts in 2021 to evict 50 families in CDN, Montreal, and their relationship to former mayor, Denis Coderre.