I Live in Two Provinces.
I live about an hour from Alberta and Work in B.C.
I do have a place of residence in both provinces and spend about 5 months in B.C and 6 months in Alberta with the remaining month or so either out of both or out of Canada.
At present, I run Alberta plates and insurance and am renting an apartment in Northern B.C.
My wife, her family and all our friends live in Southern Alberta. We stay at the family farm when we are down there. Niether of our names appear on any lease or mortgage in Alberta.
B.C medical assures me that carrying Alberta health care is perfectly acceptable as we leave the province (B.C.) at least for seven days per month and spend the bulk of our time in Alberta.
My accountant assures me that I can file my taxes in either/any province and for 2018, I filed in B.C.
My question is,
Am I concidered an "ordinary citizen" of B.C or Alberta and am I taking any unnecessary risks by running Alberta plates and insurance?
This is a very grey area and I need it to be black and white.
I would hate to change over to B.C plates and insurance only to be caught in the very same crossfire that I am trying to avoid.