So Melanie Aitken is probably one of the most bad ass government employees. She makes sure that the market stays competitive enough. Pretty cool for us consumers.
And who’s unlucky enough to be in her line of fire right now? The Canadian Real Estate Agents (CREA). Yep, it’s one woman against 98,000 real estate agents. She’s sick of their monopolistic practices. And she’s through with negotiating.
“Unless CREA and its members are restrained by an order of the … Tribunal, they will continue to have the incentive, the opportunity and the ability to enact and enforce restrictions that prevent or will likely prevent competition substantially” The Globe and Mail
Ouch. Harsh. Guess the industry’s at a crossroads. Can’t wait to see how it’ll pan out!