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B.C. real estate regulator pushes back against provincial superintendent’s challenge


British Columbia’s real estate regulator says its complaint process is robust enough to protect the public and that its boss, the provincial superintendent, has no legal right to second-guess its decision to drop an investigation into alleged realtor misconduct.

Those assurances made by Robert Holmes, chair of the Real Estate Council of B.C., are a result of a very public spat between the council and the superintendent of real estate. Michael Noseworthy took on the superintendent’s job in 2016 after the provincial government concluded the public no longer had confidence that realtors could regulate their own industry.

But the new responsibilities of each office are now the subject of a court challenge.

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