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.
Andy Puthon

Letters to the Editor: “A truly distinguished career…”

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.

FINTRAC responds to letter to the editor

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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.