Fight over Toronto VOWs has national repercussions

Canadian Real Estate Association joins battle over listings restrictions

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A dispute between Canadian regulators and the Toronto Real Estate Board over the right of TREB’s member brokers to operate Virtual Office Websites (VOWs) could have broader implications for the Internet distribution of property listings data throughout Canada.

That’s according to the Canadian Real Estate Association, which has been granted limited standing to participate in an administrative proceeding initiated against TREB by Canada’s Competition Bureau.