ABOUT

WHAT IS THE
ONTARIO REALTOR PARTY

The Ontario REALTOR® Party will unify our 70,000 REALTORS® to speak with one voice to promote the dream of home ownership and protect the profession.

The Ontario REALTOR® Party will develop and implement programs to educate and help REALTORS® engage with politicians at Queen’s Park.

WHY IS THE
ONTARIO REALTOR PARTY IMPORTANT?

We know that when provided with the right tools our members can succeed in advancing the issues that matter to our profession.

Even though we have been successful in our past lobbying efforts, there are more issues on the horizon that will have serious consequences on the real estate profession.

NOW WE ARE FIGHTING ON

GIVING REALTORS® THE ABILITY TO FORM PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS

We continue to push for the passage of Bill 104, the Tax Fairness for REALTORS® Act, 2017. If passed, Bill 104 would allow REALTORS® to incorporate their business and receive the same tax benefits as other professions in Ontario and REALTORS® in other provinces.

PREVENTING A MANDATORY HOME ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAM

We are trying to prevent the government from moving forward with the Home Energy and Rating Disclosure (HER&D) program that would force sellers to complete a “time of listing” energy audit and post the score as part of the listing.

MODERNIZING THE REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS BROKERS ACT

We have lobbied for a full review of REBBA with the goal of creating higher education standards, and specialty designations.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We need every REALTOR® to join the fight and speak up about the issues that matter to the profession.

There is always something to do to help promote the issues important to home owners and REALTORS®. No matter how big or small the task, your efforts will make a difference!

WHETHER IT IS:

Writing a letter to your Member of Provincial Parliament
Making a call to your Member of Provincial Parliament
Sharing OREA approved social media content
Donating to a political party or Member of Provincial Parliament/candidate
Ask a fellow REALTOR® to help!

If you have any questions, please contact OREA’s Manager of Political Programs Lindsay Stevens at

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