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.
When it comes to lobbying expertise, CREA is ranked in the top 100 lobbyists in Canada – there are currently some 9,000 registered federal lobbyists.
In fact, in the last election, both the Liberals and Conservatives included our lobbying asks in their platforms. In this years’ budget, both were implemented and more, including a $1.5 billion program to support new home buyers. We are proud of our team at CREA and the Realtors who helped make this happen in Ottawa at PAC days and in their communities with MPs.
If the letter writer wants more information for future columns, I would be happy to provide him with facts for use in a future article.
CEO, The Canadian Real Estate Association