Quote: Originally Posted by JsanView Post

And as usual, the Alberta governments response is "Well as long as the landlords are getting rich, we are happy", more tax money for us!!!

Why isn't rent, and a lot of other things, tax deductible. When my employer gives me a cheque that same amount (more or less) is a deduction for him.
Rent is a income for a landlord but the renter is shafted by not being able to declare it as an expense in association with being employed. If not having to live in a certain area then his rent could be a lot less because he could be living in a 'cheap part of the country'.