We have been watching with concern as Alberta’s New Democrat government has embarked on several initiatives that will impact landlords in Alberta.
Bill 202 will potentially restrict landlord rights. You can view the bill here [link].
Bill 202, sponsored by Calgary East MLA Robyn Luff, will form a committee to address several issues, including:
The CRRA has been engaged with MLA Luff and other government MLAs, including Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean, whose portfolio governs our industry.
The provincial government should not be getting into a property rights issue with an industry that is already well regulated by law – especially not now.
There is a historic ebb and flow of rental rates in Alberta that aligns with the Consumer Price Index.
The provincial government should focus on housing subsidies directly to Albertans.
Further, experience in other jurisdictions shows rent control limits the supply of affordable housing and ultimately works against the people it’s supposed to help.
We are asking you, as Alberta Landlords, to make your voices known to the provincial government.
Please consider sending the attached email to your MLA, with a copy to: the Minister of Service Alberta, Stephanie McLean; the Minister of Seniors and Housing, Lori Sigurdson, Calgary East MLA Robyn Luff, who has sponsored the bill; and, to members of the opposition.
SAY NO TO RENT CONTROL
SAY NO TO REDUCED SECURITY DEPOSITS