The CTPA supports similar provisions adopted or proposed in other provinces in response to the financial impact of the pandemic on small businesses. The Ontarios Protecting Small Business Act updates the Commercial Tenancies Act and will come into force retroactively on May 1, 2020. Québecs An Act on the recovery of the Quebec economy and the mitigation of the consequences of the public health emergency declared on March 13, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will focus on the period from March 13, 2020, once it has disappeared. British Columbia`s Commercial Tenancy (COVID-19) Order (Ministerial Order No. M179) and the Emergency Program Act also establish a moratorium on the evacuation of leases; However, it will not enter into force until 29 May 2020. If you want to terminate your lease prematurely due to job loss, talk to your landlord to see if they will agree. Condominium Corporations cannot use the Provincial Court of Alberta or the RTDRS to terminate a lease, repossess or obtain an order to clear the rental premises. Before a tenant moves in, the tenant and landlord must agree to the terms of the lease in a contract called a housing or lease agreement. For more information on tenant protections, see the information provided by the Government of Alberta on rental evictions. . . .