Thursday, May 17, 2007

Alberta: Rent Controls

Anyone watching Alberta politics recently will know that rental price increases are by far the hottest topic around the legislature.

The opposition Liberals and NDP have been calling for rent controls.

The Edmonton Journal's Paula Simons column today on Rent Controls is probably one of her best pieces yet. She does an excellent job explaining the tough situation both renters and the governments (provincial and civic) are in when it comes to rental accommodations in Alberta.

She correctly points out there is no easy answer (ie. rent control), while still pointing out some things the governments may want to look at doing.

If the Alberta government is looking for talking points on this issue, Ms. Simons just wrote them.

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