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The mission of the Government Relations Department of the Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards is to defend the interests of Federation members among government authorities, as well as implement, promote and lobby on a variety of real estate related issues and interests.

Social Housing – Lines of Thinking

The QFREB’s Government Relations Department has addressed the issue of social housing and has produced a document on this topic. Click here to find out more.

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2010-2011 Québec Budget– Extraordinary Measures by Minister Bachand

Following the tabling of the budget by Minister Bachand, the QFREB’s Government Relations Department prepared a summary of the key changes that will have an impact on real estate brokerage activities. Click here to find out more.

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Four Avenues for Intervention to Help the Housing Sector

The Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards (QFREB) has drawn up a list of recommendations, intended for the various levels of government, that are designed to help the housing sector and encourage home ownership. To see the measures proposed by the QFREB, click here.

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2010 Federal Budget: Measures for the Real Estate Market

On March 4, the Minister of Finance of Canada, Jim Flaherty, tabled his federal budget for 2010. Below are the principal points announced in the budget affecting the real estate market:

  • Due to unprecedented demand under the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program, the Government is allocating a further $80 million to support additional retrofits by Canadian homeowners. In total, the Government has provided $585 million to the program under the Economic Action Plan.

  • The Government will bring forward regulations to bring greater clarity to the calculation of mortgage pre-payment penalties.

  • Continuation of the tax credit for first-time home buyers.

  • Repeal of the tax credit for home renovation.

  • No modifications to the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP).

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