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Calgary Low-Income Housing Sometimes Occupied By Wealthy: Taxpayer Watchdog

06/11/2013 12:10 EDT | Updated 08/11/2013 05:12 EDT
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CALGARY - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has found some high wage-earners living in subsidized housing in Calgary.

It says documents show 18 tenants with the Calgary Housing Co. were earning more than $120,000 in annual salary.

Another 123 people were making more than $80,000.

The information was obtained from a freedom-of-information request.

The federation's Alberta director, Derek Fildebrandt, says people who make enough money to support themselves shouldn't be taking housing meant for the poor.

Earlier this year, the group released figures from the northern part of the province, where one tenant who paid $750 a month in rent last year was earning $112,000 annually.

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