Lobbying Activity Report

529-13178

Organization: British Columbia Real Estate Association
Associated registration: 1568-529-34
Lobbying Activity date: 2021-09-08
Arranged a meeting: No
Posted date: 2021-10-14

In-house lobbyists who participated in the lobbying activity: Corinne Caldwell
Darlene Hyde
Trevor Hargreaves
Senior Public Office Holders who were lobbied in this activity: Erin Seeley, Senior Vice President of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement
BC Financial Services Authority

Pamela Skinner, Vice President of Regulatory Services
BC Financial Services Authority

Peta Wales, Vice President, Sector Liaison
BC Financial Services Authority
 
Subject Matter of the Lobbying Activity
Specific Topics of Lobbying Communications Intended Outcomes Associated Subject Matters
Amend the Real Estate Services Act to create a Professional Standing Committee to establish licensing qualifications - including professional competence and conduct - and to provide practical insights into all proposed changes to real estate practice. Review the Real Estate Services Act, the Real Estate Services Regulation, and RECBC Bylaws and Rules to separate public policy from operational policy, with input from licensees.Within the BC Financial Services Authority, give the real estate licensing function the authority to make rules and operational policies.
Revise the managing broker structure so that it is attractive to managing brokers and provides adequate supervision for representatives.
Reduce the harms caused by the ban on limited dual agency.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Industry
• Ensure fairness for the Speculation and Vacancy Tax.
• Increase the First-Time Home Buyers’ Program Property Transfer Tax exemption threshold
• Expand the foreign buyers’ Property Transfer Tax exemption to all foreign residents with work permits.
• Index the Property Transfer Tax thresholds
• Ensure the Property Transfer Tax accurately reflects the dynamic nature of the real estate market.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Economic Development and Trade, Housing
 
Senior officer who filed this Lobbying Activity Report: Darlene Hyde
 
The above name is that of the most senior paid officer who is responsible for filing a Lobbying Activity Report for the organization (the Designated Filer), whether that person participated in this lobbying activity or not.
 
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