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Parc-Extension residents no longer packing bags after fighting eviction notice [Video]

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Mekredij Bronsezisn and his wife Rita Bronsezisn have lived in their apartment in Montreal’s Parc-Extension neighbourhood for 38 years, and they say they can’t picture living anywhere else.

Now, they may not have to.

“I’m very excited because I don’t like to move because I’m very sick,” said 67-year-old Rita.

The couple was one of eight tenants living in a Parc-Extension apartment building facing eviction; six of them are fighting it.

Their landlord sent the notice in December.

According to residents, he wanted to build an extension. They say this was the second time he sent an eviction notice in 2023.

The first time, he cancelled it. The second time, the tenants went to the rental board to fight it.

“They (the landlord) have to show to the judge, that it is a project that is possible, that is legal, that he has the permit from the borough and he has the money to do it,” said Andre Trepanier a tenants’ rights advocate …

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