Letters to the Editor: Ontario’s emergency legislation is unfair to landlords

The new law passed by Doug Ford stating that landlords cannot evict tenants who don’t pay rent and/or who cause damage to the landlord’s investment is a grossly unjust, unprecedented and highly prejudicial law.
Phil Soper

Phil Soper on the interest rate cut in response to COVID-19

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I have previously spoken to the paradox that interest rate cuts, made in response to economic weakness, can bolster housing markets. Many of our major cities are enduring structurally persistent housing shortages.

Letters: Ontario had land transfer tax since 1921

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In the September issue of REM, Bill Johnston wrote that until April 1974, Ontario didn’t have a land transfer tax. The fact is that Ontario’s first Land Transfer Tax was introduced in 1921.

Letters: Kingsway Real Estate still operating

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iPro did not purchase Kingsway Real Estate Brokerage at all. Not even one share of the corporation. Kingsway brokerage is fully operating.

Michael Bourque responds to letter about lobbying efforts

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The myths presented in the letter are erroneous. We don’t host cocktail parties. We have made over a dozen submissions on FINTRAC. We advocate regularly on the stress test.

Letters: Is it time for CREA to hire a lobbyist?

Realtors live in a results-oriented environment every day of their careers: if we don’t get results, we don’t get paid, it’s that simple.

Letters to the Editor: Universal basic income

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If this country would start a universal basic income there wouldn’t be the need for everyone to crowd into our two or three high-priced cities where all the jobs are and be enabled to move to lower cost rural areas as well.

Letters: The stress (me out) test

This is just the kind of well-meaning yet profoundly dumb political interference that I thought we were paying CREA to talk the government out of.

Letters: Writer should clarify comments

I generally enjoy reading the articles here and I appreciate your efforts. I just fail to understand the reason to choose to include this article as the headline piece for this week’s publication.

Letters: DuProprio is not a brokerage

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The actions taken by a for-sale-by-owner assistance company such as DuProprio in the context of a real estate transaction do not constitute real estate brokerage.