May 26, 2024

Find Out If Your Provincial Rep Is Invested In Real Estate

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Do you live in Canada? Have you been impacted by pro-landlord policies, especially throughout this pandemic? Are you curious to know if your provincial government representative is a landlord or invested in real estate in some way?

If so, you’re in the right place, as The Maple has created a database of provincial representatives invested in real estate.

Provincial representatives in most provinces are required to complete public disclosure reports that contain, in part, property they own, sources of income and investments. These reports tell us if our elected representatives, and/or their spouses/common-law partners/dependents, are landlords/invested in real estate. The provincial governments in question make these public disclosures available on their websites. (The territories as well as Newfoundland and Labrador and Manitoba either do not collect this data or don’t make it accessible online.)   

This data is based on the most recent disclosures these representatives made as of Sept. 15, 2023. We have gone through these disclosures and identified which political representatives, and/or their spouses/common-law partners/dependents, fit into one or more of the following categories: 1) disclose residential rental property that they earn income from; 2) disclose residential rental property without disclosing any income; 3) disclose non-residential property (vacant lots, farmland, etc.); 4) disclose some sort of other involvement in real estate (for example as a real estate agent, or with investments in real estate investment trusts). Personal residential and recreational properties are not included.

These provincial representatives, along with their constituency, province and political affiliation, have been listed in the chart below. Each of these representatives are also categorized based upon which of the four options above they best fit into. Some representatives fit into multiple categories, and in that case they are listed according to the earliest category option as noted above. For example, someone that owns rental property and earns income from it, but also has invested in REITs, would be listed as category one in the chart.

We have taken items in the disclosure noted as having applied solely to the period prior to the disclosure into account when determining a representative’s eligibility and categorization. For example, a representative whose disclosure notes that they earned rental income in the prior 12 months would be included in our database and categorized as a landlord. Items no longer on disclosure forms, however, aren’t included in consideration.

You can open the chart below in a new tab to view it in its full size.

After the chart, we’ve provided data analysis looking at breakdowns of representatives included by party and province. Following that, we’ve included a searchable list including each qualified representative by province, the relevant details from their disclosure and a link to their disclosure (as well as important disclaimers for some of the provinces). As previously mentioned, this data is based on the most recent disclosures these representatives made as of Sept. 15, 2023. A representative’s situation may change after that point.

This is the second time we’ve conducted and published this sort of research about provincial representatives. The first was published in March 2021. This edition was updated to reflect elections that have occurred since then, and expanded based upon feedback we received (for example, including a searchable list of representatives with the sources linked and broadening the criteria for being included in the list). This version also includes a new searchable database we’ve created on a mini website to help make navigating it all easier. If you’re interested in seeing this data for MPs, please do check out the article and database we published with that information in June 2023.

When sharing any images or data from this article, please do link back to it and/or the searchable database and give credit to Davide Mastracci at The Maple. In addition, please do consider becoming a Maple member so we can continue putting out this sort of valuable resource, as it’s time intensive and no one else in Canada is doing it. We are now formally pledging to update this data on an annual basis, as well as to keep the mini website alive. But we need your support to make this possible.

With that out of the way, here’s the first table, and then the rest of the data.



The table listing every included provincial representative is below. For a closer look at the members included in each province, see here: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island.

Province % Of Reps Invested in Real Estate PEI 56 Saskatchewan 54 British Columbia 41 Alberta 36 Ontario 35 New Brunswick 27 Quebec 21 Nova Scotia was excluded from this comparison due to issues with the province’s data.

Ontario

  • Details: Ontario makes public disclosures for MPPs easily accessible through an online tool, although it’s not possible to link to a specific disclosure. The vast majority of the disclosures were filed in 2022.
  • Notes: The Ontario legislature had two vacancies at the time this data was captured. As a result, the number of total MPP disclosures reviewed was 122 instead of 124.
  • Total MPPs: 43/122 = 35%
    • Relative to per cent of MPs in Ontario invested in real estate: 35% (43/122) vs. 43% (51/120)
  • MPPs by party
    • PC: 34/81 = 42%
    • NDP: 6/30 = 20%
    • Liberal: 1/7 = 14%
    • Green: 1/1 = 100%
    • Independent =  1 / 3

MPPs

Deepak Anand


Teresa Armstrong


Patrice Barnes


Doly Begum


Peter Bethlenfalvy


Will Bouma


Stephanie Bowman


Rick Byers


Stan Cho


Stephen Crawford 


Rudy Cuzzetto


Andrew Dowie


Doug Downey


Vic Fedeli


Rob Flack


Parm Gill


Chris Glover


Hardeep Grewal


Ernie Hardeman


Christine Hogarth


Kevin Holland


Sylvia Jones


John Jordan


Logan Kanapathi


Bhutila Karpoche


Vincent Ke


Anthony Leardi


Robin Martin


Todd McCarthy 


Monte McNaughton


Billy Pang


Natalie Pierre


Nolan Quinn


Greg Rickford


Sheref Sabawy


Amarjot Sandhu


Mike Schreiner


Sandy Shaw


Donna Skelly


Laura Smith


Nina Tangri


Michael Tibollo


John Vanthof


Quebec

  • Details: Quebec makes public disclosures for MNAs accessible online, with PDF reports available for each one (in French only). The reports were prepared in 2023 to cover 2021-2022.
  • Notes: The Quebec legislature had one vacancy at the time this data was captured. As a result, the number of total MNA disclosures reviewed was 124 instead of 125.
  • Total MNAs: 26/124 = 21%
    • Relative to per cent of MPs in Quebec invested in real estate: 21% (26/124) vs. 30% (23/77)
  • MNAs by party
    • CAQ: 20/89 = 22%
    • Liberal: 3/19 = 16%
    • Québec solidaire: 2/12 = 17%
    • Parti Québécois: 1/3 = 33%

MNAs

Alice Abou-Khalil


Frantz Benjamin


Maïté Blanchette Vézina


Lionel Carmant


Vincent Caron


Youri Chassin


Monsef Derraji


Pascale Déry


Christian Dubé


Virginie Dufour


France-Élaine Duranceau


Christine Fréchette


Nancy Guillemette


Chantale Jeannotte


Christine Labrie


André Lamontagne


Lucie Lecours


Éric Lefebvre


Mathieu Lévesque


Vincent Marissal


Luc Provençal


Mathieu Rivest


Christopher Skeete


Chantal Soucy


Paul St-Pierre Plamondon


Louis-Charles Thouin


British Columbia

  • Details: British Columbia makes public disclosures for MLAs accessible online, with PDF reports available for each one. The reports were submitted in 2023.
  • Notes: Disclosures for two recently-elected MLAs (Ravi Parmar and Joan Philip) in the British Columbia legislature were not available at the time this data was captured. As a result, the number of total MLA disclosures reviewed was 85 instead of 87.
  • Total MLAs: 35/85 = 41%
    • Relative to per cent of MPs in British Columbia invested in real estate: 41% (35/85) vs. 36% (15/42)
  • MLAs by party
    • NDP: 21/55 = 38%
    • BC United: 12/27 = 44%
    • Green: 1/2 = 50%
    • Conservative =  1 / 1

MLAs

Brittny Anderson


Michele Babchuk


Brenda Bailey


Bruce Banman


Mike Bernier


Jagrup Brar


Spencer Chandra Herbert


Susie Chant


Katrina Chen


Raj Chouhan


Doug Clovechok


Katrine Conroy


Bob D’Eith


Michael de Jong


Fin Donnelly


Kevin Falcon


Sonia Furstenau


Trevor Halford


George Heyman


Karin Kirkpatrick


Norm Letnick


Grace Lore


Renee Merrifield


Josie Osborne


Ian Paton


Murray Rankin


Jennifer Rice


Janet Routledge


Roly Russell


John Rustad


Niki Sharma


Aman Singh


Todd Stone


Teresa Wat 


Jennifer Whiteside


Alberta

  • Details: Alberta makes public disclosures for MLAs accessible online, with PDF reports available for each one. The reports are from 2023.
  • Notes: Twelve disclosures were not available at the time this data was captured (Nagwan Al-Guneid, Andrew Boitchenko, Gurinder Brar, Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse, Sharif Haji, Julia Hayter, Nathan Ip, Matt Jones, Myles McDougall, Luanne Metz, Chelsea Petrovic, Peggy Wright). As a result, the number of total MLA disclosures reviewed was 75 instead of 87.
  • Total MLAs: 27/75 = 36%
    • Relative to per cent of MPs in Alberta invested in real estate: 36% (27/75) vs. 48% (16/33)
  • MLAs by party
    • UCP: 19/44 = 43%
    • NDP: 8/30 = 27%

MLAs

Mickey Amery


Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk


Eric Bouchard


Lorne Dach


Jasvir Deol


Devin Dreeshen


Nolan Dyck


Court Ellingson


Mike Ellis


Peter Guthrie


Sarah Hoffman


Nathan Horner


Brian Jean


Adriana LaGrange


Ric McIver


Nathan Neudorf


Rachel Notley


Rajan Sawhney


Lori Sigurdson


Pradeep (Peter) Singh


Jason Stephan


Heather Sweet


Searle Turton


Glenn van Dijken


Ron Wiebe


Richard Wilson


Tany Yao


Saskatchewan

  • Details: Saskatchewan makes public disclosures for MLAs accessible online, with PDF reports available for each one. The reports are from 2022.
  • Notes: The disclosure of one MLA (Doug Steele) in the Saskatchewan legislature was not available at the time this data was captured. In addition, the Saskatchewan legislature had three vacancies at the time this data was captured. As a result, the number of total MLA disclosures reviewed was 57 instead of 61.
  • Total MLAs: 31/57 = 54%
    • Relative to per cent of MPs in Saskatchewan invested in real estate: 54% (31/57) vs. 43% (6/14)
  • MLAs by party
    • Saskatchewan Party: 26/45 = 58%
    • NDP: 4/12 = 33%
    • Saskatchewan United Party =  1 / 1

MLAs

Steven Bonk


Fred Bradshaw


Ken Cheveldayoff


Jeremy Cockrill


Terry Dennis


Ryan Domotor


Muhammad Fiaz


Ken Francis


Gary Grewal


Joe Hargrave


Daryl Harrison


Warren Kaeding


Travis Keisig


Delbert Kirsch


Jim Lemaigre


Gene Makowsky


David Marit


Scott Moe


Don Morgan


Vicki Mowat


Hugh Nerlien


Greg Ottenbreit


Jim Reiter


Laura Ross


Dana Skoropad


Christine Tell


Doyle Vermette


Nadine Wilson


Trent Wotherspoon


Gordon Wyant


Aleana Young


Nova Scotia

  • Details: Nova Scotia makes public disclosures for MLAs accessible online, contained in a single, non-searchable PDF. The PDF includes reports made throughout 2022. However, these reports only contain new information, and do not reiterate information provided on past claims. This means that, for example, an MLA elected in 2013 who reported rental income would not have to do so again for the same property in subsequent disclosures. As such, the current disclosures likely undercount the number of MLAs who earn rental income and/or own rental property. Because past disclosures are not available online, the current one becomes less useful.
  • Total MLAs: 7/55 = 13%
    • Relative to per cent of MPs in Nova Scotia invested in real estate: 13% (7/55) vs. 36% (4/11)
  • MLAs by party
    • PC: 5/32 = 16%
    • Liberal: 1/16 = 6%
    • NDP: 1 / 6 = 17%

MLAs

Jill Balser


Rafah DiCostanzo


Tim Houston


Lisa Lachance


John Lohr


Kent Smith


Tom Taggart


New Brunswick

  • Details: New Brunswick makes public disclosures for MLAs accessible online, with PDF reports available for each one. These reports were filed with the Legislative Assembly in 2023.
  • Notes: Disclosures for five recently-elected MLAs (Mike Dawson, Susan Holt, Marco LeBlanc, Richard Losier, Réjean Savoie) in the New Brunswick legislature were not available at the time this data was captured. As a result, the number of total MLA disclosures reviewed was 44 instead of 49.
  • Total MLAs: 12/44 = 27%
    • Relative to per cent of MPs in New Brunswick invested in real estate: 27% (12/44) vs. 10% (1/10)
  • MLAs by party
    • PC: 8/29 = 28%
    • Liberal: 2/16 = 13%
    • Green: 2 / 3 = 67%

MLAs 

Andrea Anderson-Mason


Kevin Arseneau


Kathy Bockus


Benoît Bourque


David Coon


Jean-Claude D’Amours


Bruce Fitch


Blaine Higgs


Trevor Holder


Margaret Johnson


Mary Wilson


Sherry Wilson


PEI


MLAs 

Gilles Arsenault


Robin Croucher


Susie Dillon


Jamie Fox


Robert Henderson


Ernie Hudson


Natalie Jameson


Rob Lantz


Matthew MacKay


Mark McLane


Gordon McNeilly


Hal Perry


Barb Ramsay


Bloyce Thompson


Bradley Trivers