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July 30, 2019

Minister Steve Clark joins OREA for discussion on housing and real estate in Eastern Ontario

BROCKVILLE, ON – The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) was joined today by the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, for a roundtable on housing and real estate in the Eastern Ontario region.

Held in Brockville with the Rideau-St. Lawrence Real Estate Board, discussions centred around the issue of affordable housing supply, ranging from development requirements between local municipalities to housing options for seniors.

“For the first time in our lifetime, home ownership is on the decline in Canada,” said Mike Douglas, Chair of OREA's Government Relations Committee. “We need to keep the Canadian dream of home ownership alive, which is why we’re pleased to see Minister Steve Clark and his team taking action to make home ownership more affordable with the More Homes, More Choice Act.”

Ontario’s More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 will help bring the Canadian dream of home ownership within reach for struggling families, millennials and new Canadians.

“I want to thank OREA for organizing this roundtable with local realtors and for giving me the opportunity to hear their ideas and discuss our shared vision of keeping the dream of home ownership alive for the families I represent in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes,” said Minister Clark. “Through the More Homes, More Choice Act, our government has acted quickly to address the housing crisis we inherited. As Minister, I’m committed to continuing to work with all partners to increase housing supply and to give people more housing options, while bringing prices down.”

Ontario REALTORS® put our own ideas on the table and the government’s plan embraces eight of our ten ideas, including modernizing zoning rules, reducing red tape, controlling development charges and freeing up surplus government lands for development.

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For more information contact:

Ontario Real Estate Association

Jean-Adrien Delicano

Specialist, Media Relations

JeanAdrienD@orea.com

416-445-9910 ext. 246


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