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Critics say Alberta rule would “legalize firetraps”


February 17, 2012
By Karen Kleiss Edmonton Journal

unsafebuildingFeb. 17, 2012 – Alison Redford’s Conservative government will “legalize fire traps”
if it repeals safety rules that force landlords to put windows in
bedrooms so tenants can escape during a fire, critics say. Proposed
new rules leaked to the Edmonton Journal show the province may leave it up to
landlords to decide whether to put in a window or not, even though eight
Alberta renters have died in fires since 2005 because windows were too
small, sealed shut or nonexistent. | READ MORE

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