Media releases | June 22, 2022

An advocacy group is calling for a revamp of renters’ rights in Alberta and an investigation into a landlord Facebook group blacklisting hundreds of tenants in secret.

Public Interest Alberta (PIA) argues revelations about a secret “do not rent” list in Edmonton reported by Postmedia this week demonstrates that tenants are at a disadvantage in this province. The list has more than 440 names, including some tenants’ children.

Renters need more protections both provincially and municipally, said PIA spokesman Bradley Lafortune, and change should start with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) of Alberta investigating potential privacy and human rights breaches in the Facebook group. Read more →