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.
iPro did not purchase Kingsway Real Estate Brokerage at all. Not even one share of the corporation. Kingsway brokerage is fully operating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On behalf of our Canadian team in Burlington and the entire Coldwell Banker Canada network, I extend our congratulations on your retirement after a truly distinguished career in publishing.
Canadian businesses, FINTRAC and police and national security agencies all have a role to play in creating a hostile environment for those who seek to abuse our financial system or threaten the safety of Canadians.