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Quebec investigates Airbnb hosts in crackdown on short-term rentals

Excerpt from Globe and Mail

May 27, 2013 9:42 am

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Airbnb is placing the blame in Quebec on hosts not understanding local law. Wink, Wink.

— Dennis Schaal

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The Quebec government is trying to crack down on short-term apartment rentals.

A spokeswoman for Tourisme Quebec says the province is investigating 2,000 people for renting out their homes for short-term stays without a permit.

Government agents are even making fake reservation requests to bust repeat offenders, Suzanne Asselin told the Montreal radio station 98.5 FM in an interview.

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