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1. Push for gender equality in CRE industry
The struggle for gender equality in the Canadian workplace is a matter of continuing priority as recent studies reveal a lack of women in corporate leadership roles. Findings from the 11th Annual Rosenzweig Report on Women at the Top Levels of Corporate Canada, a study that tracks Canada’s 100 largest publicly traded companies (some real estate and real-estate related), show that of the 526 top executives, 484 are men and only 42 are women. Such statistics offer a platform for promoting women in executive roles within the real estate industry.
2. Feds target gap in foreign home buyer data
In this federal government’s debut budget, unveiled Tuesday, the Liberals allocated $500,000 to Statistics Canada for the purpose of developing ways to collect information about home purchases by foreign buyers.  
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3. No green retrofit incentive for Quebec landlords
Quebec's largest rental housing association asks why the apartment sector has been excluded from the newly announced RénoVert refundable tax credit program to promote residential energy efficiency upgrades.
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4. CREA expects rebalanced housing market in 2016
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales through the MLS Systems for 2016 and has also included 2017 in the revised forecast.
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5. New Canadian Landscaping Standard released
The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects have released the Canadian Landscape Standard (CLS) First Edition.
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