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Competition Bureau

Barb Sukkau (Photo by Union Eleven Photographers)

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For her year as CREA president, Barb Sukkau adopted the theme of We R One. "It means we’re stronger together," she says. "As we move forward in these challenging times, it’s important for us to work together."

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It’s time to move forward, embrace policies that align with the law, and open the door to innovation in real estate services.

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Although some touted the bylaw as a ban on part-time real estate agents, the board’s Peter Squire says the previous bylaw did not require WinnipegRealtors members to work full-time in real estate sales.

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The second and last day of the Competition Tribunal appeal hearing between The Commissioner of Competition and The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) wrapped up expeditiously Tuesday morning.

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TREB is once again arguing that clients’ privacy rights will be breached if certain data is exposed on the Internet on virtual office websites (VOWs).

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The Toronto Real Estate Board has served a Notice to Appeal to the Commissioner of Competition, alleging that the Competition Tribunal erred when it ruled against TREB on April 27.

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After hearing nearly a full day of oral submissions from lawyers on proposed remedies for TREB’s anti-competitive behaviour, the Competition Tribunal closed the day by summarizing its general position.

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While the Competition Tribunal has partially granted the Commissioner of Competition’s application against the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), it remains to be seen what the specific terms of the ruling will be.

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The Competition Tribunal finds that TREB’s rules “have substantially reduced the degree of non-price competition in the supply of MLS-based residential real estate brokerage services in the GTA.”

Report identifies 36 dangers to the industry

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A report commissioned by CREA tells Canadian real estate professionals not to be paranoid and then identifies 36 potential threats to real estate salespeople, brokers, boards and associations and the MLS System.