Prince Edward Island Bill Would Allow “No Pet” Clauses in Rental Agreements

Bill 87, the Residential Tenancy Act, tabled by Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Social Development and Housing, Matthew MacKay, would allow landlords to refuse to rent to families who have companion animals and permit “no pet” clauses in rental agreements. Animal Justice wrote to MacKay and Premier Dennis King and urged them to amend the bill to protect families with pets from discrimination in rental housing. Bill 87 is expected to be debated and voted on in the legislature as soon as November 18th.