Housing groups are campaigning hard in lead-up to election, including on your social feed

Over the next few weeks, Ontarians may see someone they follow on Instagram, posting their pledge to “Vote4Housing.” They might hear from their realtor about how the land transfer tax rebate for first-time buyers should be doubled. Candidates running in the provincial election could receive emails from voters in their riding, asking them to explain what they’re going to do to increase housing supply…The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), an industry group representing more than 90,000 realtors, has already served up its own suggestions for “Saving the Canadian Dream of Home Ownership in Ontario,” as their eight-point “platform” is branded.

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