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CAOR Receives the 2020 Outstanding PAC Award for Small Boards!

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(1) John Teixeira (Chair), RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage (2) Majed Darr, RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage (3) Sardool Bhogal, Homewood Real Estate Inc., Brokerage  (4) Ellie Davila, CAOR staff  (5) Michelle Wobst, RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage  (6) Philippe Fonseca, RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage  (7) Rick Lewis, RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage

We are delighted to announce that the Cambridge Association of REALTORS® (CAOR) has been awarded the 2020 Outstanding Political Action Committee (PAC) Award for small boards! This award was presented by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) Chair, Costa Poulopoulos, at their annual PAC Days conference on October 5th , 2020 in recognition of our volunteer initiatives and enterprise in advancing REALTOR® issues at the federal level throughout the year.

Over the past year, CAOR has worked closely with CREA to advocate on behalf of our REALTOR® Members with local MPs on a variety of topics including but not limited to: reviewing the mortgage stress test, increasing the Home Buyer’s Tax Credit, and placing conditions on federal infrastructure funding to encourage the creation of new housing supply.

All Canadian real estate Boards or Associations are eligible for the Outstanding PAC Award which is divided into two categories: small boards (less than 750 Members) and large boards (750 Members or more). CAOR has won the category of small boards across Canada alongside our neighbours, the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) recognized as the winner for large boards. A scoring guide is used to evaluate the level of involvement by boards and associations. The award is presented to the top board or association who receives the highest rankings in their respective categories based on PAC Days participation, promotion of federal advocacy and reports that support the federal PAC agenda, constituency visits, and federal election activities.

The CAOR government relations committee plays a critical role in advocacy efforts and promoting CAOR at all levels of government. The committee implements OREA and CREA strategies for legislative manners while liaising with MPs, MPPs, and city officials. CAOR would like to thank the 2019/2020 government relations committee for their hard work, commitment, and for bringing the Outstanding PAC Award for small boards home!

Thank You to our 2019/2020 CAOR Government Relations Committee Members:

John Teixeira (Chair), RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

Sardool Bhogal, Homewood Real Estate Inc., Brokerage

Majed Darr, RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

Philippe Fonseca, RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

Rick Lewis, RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage

Michelle Wobst, RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

Ellie Davila, CAOR staff