News reports warn of the increasing likelihood that Canadians will experience mail disruption this summer. According to Business Vancouver, a strike resulting from a Canada Post labour dispute could cause a shutdown as early as July 2 — while many rent cheques would be in the mail.
Manitoba’s Residential Tenancies Branch has issued a public service notice for landlords, suggesting they make special arrangements with tenants to collect rent and avoid delays or possible loss of cheques in the mail. That’s good advice for landlords throughout Canada.
Tenants who receive assistance cheques could be affected. Tenants may need to pick up those funds in person, or landlords who are paid government subsidies directly may have to make similar arrangements.
A shutdown also could affect the service of documents for most dispute resolution services throughout Canada. Check with your local branch to determine what provisional rules may be in place.
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