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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—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—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—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—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.

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

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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—COVID-19 Support

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