Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

The Canadian Real Estate Association / L'association Canadienne de L'immeuble / MICHAEL BOURQUE, Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: The Canadian Real Estate Association / L'association Canadienne de L'immeuble
Responsible Officer Name: MICHAEL BOURQUE, Chief Executive Officer 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1996-03-28
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 776176-5521

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 164

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 5

Version 1 of 86 (1996-03-28 to 1996-11-07)

Version 1 of 86 (1996-03-28 to 1996-11-07) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: The Canadian Real Estate Association / L'association Canadienne de L'immeuble
2100 - 320 QUEEN STREET, PLACE DE VILLE, TOWER A
OTTAWA, ON  K1R 5A3
Canada
Telephone number: 613-237-7111
Fax number: 613-234-2567  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: PIERRE J BEAUCHAMP, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER  
 
Description of the organization's activities: THE CDN REAL ESTATE ASSN (CREA) PURSUES VARIOUS OBJECTIVES.1. MAINTAIN AN ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE WHICH USES THE RESOURCES OF VOLUNTEERATION LEADERSHIP & PROF. STAFF. 2. PROMOTE, PROTECT & SAFEGUARD ALL DESIGN MARKS & CERTIFICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH CREA. 3. MAINTAIN A RELATIONSHI WITH THE FED. GOV'T TO MONITOR & INFLUENCE ALL PUBLIC POLICY MAKING PROCESSES WHICH AFFECT THE INDUSTRY. 4.COLLECT, ANALYZE & DISSEMINATE DATA ON SIG. MARKET, ECONOMIC,DEMONGRAPHIC & TECH.CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE HOUSING & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY. 5.REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF CREA TO KEY IND. ORGS & GROUPS IN PURSUIT OF CREA'S MISSION & OBJ. 6FOSTER CONSISTENT PROF. STANDARDS OF BUS. PRACTICE, INTEGRITY & CONDUCT WITH CREA MEMBERS. 7 SUPPORT ADV. & PROF. QUAL. OF MEMBERS 8DELIVER SERVICE & PROGRAMS TO ENHANCE MEMBERS ABILITIES TO IMPROVE THEIR BUS. PERFORM. 9. PROVIDE AN INTERACTIVE FORUM FOR THE ANALYSIS AND COMMUNICATION OF INDUSTRY ISSUES, TRENDS AND ASSOCIATION BENEFITS. NB:
Organization's membership or classes of membership: AS OF SEPTEMBER, 1995, THE CANADIAN REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION (CREA) HAD 74,802 MEMBERS. ABOUT 98% OF THESE ARE REAL ESTATE BROKERS/AGENTS AND SALESPEOPLE WHO ALSO HOLD MEMBERSHIP IN 115 LOCAL BOARDS 10 PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ONE TERRITORIAL ASSOCIATION. OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION INCLUDE APPRAISERS, PROPERTY MANAGERS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND OTHERS WHO HAVE A DIRECT INTEREST IN CANADA'S REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY. THE MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ARE RESIDENTIAL PRACTIONERS INVOLVED IN THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF HOMES, HOWEVER, A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER ARE SPECIALISTS IN THE FILEDS OF INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: PIERRE BEAUCHAMP
Position title: Cheif Executive Officer
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: SHIRLEY TAYLOR
Position title: Manager, External Relations
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: BUREAU OF COMPETITION, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, CMHC, Finance Canada (FIN), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, PRIME MINISTERS OFFICE, Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Works and Government Services Canada
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Defence, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: HOME INVESTMENT PROGRAM PROPOSAL USES THE REFORMED IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAM TO CREATE JOBS & HELP LOW-INCOME CANADIANS OFF SOCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH HOME-OWNERSHIP AT NO COST TO THE PUBLIC TREASURY. DEPARTMENT: CMHC, FINANCE, INDUSTRY, CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PMO. TECHNIQUE: CORRESPONDENCE TO MINISTERS, PERSONAL MEETINGS, PRE-BUDGET BRIEF. LEG PROPOSAL: AMEND THE INTEREST ACT TO GIVE CONSUMERS (ADD'L DOC)
Subject Matter: Prospective: HOME INVESTMENT PROGRAM (SEE SECTION F1) INTEREST ACT AMENDMENTS (") SALE OF SURPLUS CROWN PROPERTY (") ROLE OF RRSPS IN AGING POLICY (") REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY BUSINESS PRACTICES (") ABORIGINAL LAND CLAIMS-INDIAN & NORTHERN AFFAIRS DECENTRALIZATION OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES-PCO CANADA PENSION PLAN-FINANCE CDN. HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEM-NAT. RESOURCES CMHC BANKRUPTCY:WAGE EARNER PROTECTION INDUSTRY BELL CANADA RATE RESTRUCTURING-CRTC, HOME BUYERS' (ADD'L DOC)




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