February 17, 2016 | Cassidy Olivier | The Province
Quoted from the article:
Opposition housing critic David Eby said it was “ironic” that the premier was talking about enforcing rules, given that her government didn’t use this latest budget as an opportunity to close the tax loophole that some realtors are exploiting during “shadow flipping.”
Eby said a scan of recent disciplinary decisions by the council suggests the reprimands levied against realtors have not been in line with the infractions they’ve committed.
“I’ve seen examples of fraud, I’ve seen realtors cheating clients and ripping them off and getting 30-day suspensions, or at most, a year suspension,” he said. “It’s almost impossible to lose your licence to practice real estate in British Columbia.”