Asha Singh, President, Mississauga Real Estate Board
I am humbled by the honour to have the opportunity to lead The Mississauga Real Estate Board as President for the year 2016.
As the Board embarks on its 62nd year of its storied existence, I hope you share my pride for all that it has accomplished and for its vision in moving forward.
2015 was a challenging year for the industry; we had the Municipal Land Transfer Tax issue looming that was successfully defeated. I take this opportunity to thank those who lobbied against these changes, especially our counterparts at OREA & CREA.
Change can be leader-driven, but it is often the members that have some of the best ideas for your Board. We are looking for more volunteers for different committees and we would love to invite you to call the board office to inquire so we can have your input in the new direction the board is taking. I hope you will take the time to give us the feedback we need to make the changes that you want.
go to the link above to send your MPP your thanks:
From Patricia Verge, President, Ontario Real Estate Association
Statement from Ted McMeekin, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing:
While we are currently reviewing the feedback from our partners, it is clear is that there has been no call for a Municipal Land Transfer Tax. I was pleased communicate our government'sposition today, that other than in Toronto, where the power already exists, our government will not be extending Municipal Land Transfer Tax powers to other Ontario municipalities.
Questions? If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Thornton, OREA's Director of Government Relations at email@example.com or 416-385-6624.