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The Canadian Competition Bureau, that country's equivalent of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Commission, has served the nation's Realtor trade group with a federal court order that seeks documents and answers as a part of a formal investigation. Alan Tennant, president for the Canadian Real Estate Association, stated in a notice to affiliated real estate boards and associations this week that CREA "was served with a federal court order obtained by the Competition Bureau" on March 16. "This order ... requires CREA to produce certain documents and answer certain questions in connection with a Bureau inquiry," he stated. "Some of the information that CREA has been asked to provide resides with real estate boards and associations and we may request as...