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“The current political system does not easily allow for homelessness to be an issue that gains much attention or commitment from elected officials. This is largely disheartening and reflects poorly upon voters and politicians but it also has the upside of partly keeping bad rhetoric out of the discourse,” writes Quinn Sam, a student entering his second year studying political science and economy at the University of Ottawa.

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Dear Di, my landlord has offered my roommate and I a discount on rent in exchange for sexual favours. While this is a really strange and uncomfortable situation, we really enjoy the location and quality of our building and don’t want to leave our home. I am worried that by saying no or ignoring the offer, we could be evicted. What should we do?

The Ottawa housing market can be a tough realm to navigate. Read up on some tips and tricks from tenant rights advocates, student renters, landlords, and mortgage brokers so you can find the best new pad that checks all your boxes.

On Sept. 30, around 400 people from the Heron Gate community will be evicted from their homes as part of a plan to redevelop the neighbourhood. This time, they aren’t backing down.

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