Premier Wynne Announces Cabinet Shuffle

Yesterday, Premier Wynne unveiled her new 30-member cabinet at Queen’s Park. Although many ministers remain in their previous positions, the cabinet shuffle is highlighted by new ministers and ministries. Notably for real estate in Ontario, Ottawa-Orleans MPP Marie-France Lalonde was appointed Minister of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS). OREA works closely with MGCS since it … Continued

Ontario government introduces Climate Change Action Plan

Today, the Ontario government announced their Five-Year Climate Change Action Plan. Included in the plan is a home energy rating and disclosure program (HER&D). HER&D is a mandatory home energy audit regime for single-family homes that forces a homeowner to conduct an energy audit before they list their home. The program then requires the seller … Continued

Advocacy Campaign Wins on National Stage

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) won a bronze award from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) for its advocacy campaign to stop the spread of the municipal land transfer tax (MLTT) beyond Toronto. The campaign, “Say No to Another Home Owner Tax: Don’t Tax My Dream”, placed third in the Canadian Government Relations Campaign … Continued