http://www.primetorontoneighbourhoods.com/contact/ Competition Bureau chief Melanie Aitken wants to get rid of everything that’s private information about your home.
It appears that this tireless warrior won’t stop at anything until she is done modelling the real estate industry to her liking.
In many cases there is little if any evidence that she speaks on behalf of the public majority about buying and selling homes.
Most of the changes she has demanded have been adopted by TREB and the Canadian Real Estate industry.
The most recent change implemented by the real estate industry, allowed any homeowner access to the MLS system, without having to pay a listing agent a fee in the event of the sale of that home.
Her latest mission to save Canadian consumers from the real estate industry is not only unreasonable but of questionable legality.
Not long ago, real estate consumers spoke with a single voice about wanting to keep all information regarding the sale price of their homes private.
Those requests were turned into law and are found in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, PIPEDA for short.
Ms Aitken appears to want to ignore such law and make all home sale price information available to anyone with internet access.
We believe Ms. Aitken is on the wrong side of the issue and the real estate industry has not accepted her order to change the current situation.
If this issue remains unresolved, Ms. Aitken’s only alternative appears destined for a hearing at the Competition Tribunal, which has the power to impose a ruling or drop the case.