Federal Matters 

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Extended Another Eight Weeks

CERB will now provide taxable payments of up to $500 a week for a maximum of 24 weeks, up from 16 weeks.

No Changes to Canada Guaranty's Underwriting Policy

The company confirmed that no changes to it's underwriting policy are contemplated as a result of recent industry announcements.

No Changes to Genworth's Underwriting Policy

Genworth MI Canada Inc. confirms that it has no plans to change its underwriting policy related to debt service ratio limits, minimum credit score and down payment requirements.

CMHC Announces Changes to Mortgage Insurance Underwriting and Acceptance Criteria

Changes for new applications for homeowner transactional and portfolio mortgage insurance, effective July 1.

FINA Presentation on COVID-19

CEO Paul Taylor and Chair Elaine Taylor presented to the House of Commons Finance Committee about the Federal Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

MBRCC Forms COVID-19 Working Group

MBRCC forms COVID-19 working group to understand and respond to current and emerging issues

MPC applauds Federal Government's initial adjustment to mortgage stress test

Reaction to the announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneau to adjust the mortgage stress test.

MPC applauds Prime Minister’s order to review the mortgage stress test

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his Mandate Letter to Minister of Finance Bill Morneau.

Federal Election - After the Results

What the Results of the 2019 Federal Election Mean To You

Mid-Election Update and Party Promises

A Summary of Federal Party Promises Which May Affect You And Your Clients

First-Timers Finding It Hard

New report examines perceptions of Canadians aged 23-54

Report: Stress Test Impacts

Delving into impacts on Canadian economy and housing market.

Parliament Hill Advocacy

Full day of meetings with MPs in Ottawa.

MPC Presents to FINA

Read MPC testimony before House of Commons

Housing Results of Budget

Aspects of housing affordability seen as good news.

Leading the Charge

G&M seeks our input on pressure to help homebuyers in March budget.

30 Year Amortization

Read statement on reintroduction of 30-year ams on insured mortgages.

Improving Housing Affordability

Valuable tool for members when meeting with election candidates.

Housing and 2019 Election

We are encouraging meetings with government officials on affordability and their election campaign.

Pre-2019 Budget Consultation - REVISED

We have submitted a revised Pre-Budget Consultations document in advance of the 2019 Budget.