Airbnb, the global online service that matches travellers with homeowners looking to make a little extra cash by renting out space to visitors.The Quebec government is joining the official backlash against
The Canadian Press reports the province is investigating 2,000 Quebec residents who've rented out their homes for short-term stays without a permit.
Under provincial law, Quebecers can't advertise or rent out their homes on a regular basis for fewer than 31 days without registering with the government and forking over $250, CP said.
“The law and regulations on tourist establishments is clear on the subject,” Tourisme Quebec spokeswoman Suzanne Asselin told a Montreal radio station, according to CP.
“The law and regulations on tourist establishments is clear on the subject,” Asselin said, adding the crackdown is intended to ensure the safety of people visiting Quebec.
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