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Past Successes

Our Political Action Committee (PAC) Network has made pivotal contributions to REALTORS’® many lobbying successes.

A Voice for REALTORS® on Parliament Hill

Our Government Relations team, Political Action Committee (PAC), and PAC Reps all play pivotal roles in representing the interests of REALTORS® and Canadians to the government. Over the years, we’ve achieved many advocacy milestones, from helping implement changes to Employment Insurance for the self-employed, to expanding the Home Buyers’ Plan.

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A Brief Overview of Our Accomplishments

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1985

1985—PAC Network

The first PAC Days is organized. About 100 PAC Reps meet their Members of Parliament (MPs) in Ottawa.

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1992

1992—Home Buyers’ Plan

After three years of successive lobbying, the government introduces the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP), which has since helped millions of Canadians purchase a home.

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2000

2000—Tackling Money Laundering

With the introduction of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) Act, CREA consults officials on real estate transactions and how to minimize the regulatory burden on REALTORS®.

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2009

2009—Housing Budget

We successfully advocate to raise the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) withdrawal limit to $25,000, plus the Home Renovation Tax Credit and the First Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit are introduced.

Timeline 2012 financial literacy

2012-2014

2012-2014—Building Financial Literacy

Working with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), we create the Home Buyers’ Road Map and a series of videos to help Canadians better understand the financial implications of homeownership.

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2018

2018—Small Business Tax

The government responds positively to our recommendations to ensure tax rules for small businesses will not harm hardworking REALTORS®.

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2018-2019

2018-2019—Drones

We work with Transport Canada to help make it easier for REALTORS® to use drones to showcase their clients’ properties.

Timeline 2019 housing budget

2019

2019—Housing Budget

The government includes several measures in its latest budget to help Canadians reach homeownership. The HBP withdrawal limit is raised to $35,000.

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2020

2020—COVID-19 Support

We work with the government to introduce and enhance COVID-19 support programs.