With a federal election campaign underway, TREB helped to shine the spotlight on housing issues by bringing together federal political party representatives for a forum focused on these issues.
The capacity event was held on September 17 and attended by over 100 TREB Members, who had the opportunity to hear from Wes Regan, Urban Affairs and Housing Critic for the Green Party of Canada; Adam Vaughan, Urban Affairs and Housing Critic for the Liberal Party of Canada; and Mike Sullivan, Deputy Housing Critic for the New Democratic Party of Canada. All major federal political parties were invited to participate.
"As REALTORS®, we play critical roles in facilitating home ownership, creating jobs, and advocating for affordable housing. These issues are of immense importance to REALTORS®, particularly as we move closer to the federal election. Our federal housing forum was an excellent opportunity for dialogue with federal housing representatives and to become informed," said Mark McLean, TREB President.
The forum explored multiple issues including affordable housing, home ownership, and the importance of the housing sector in creating jobs and economic activity.