This is the gist of it so far: CREA has a monopoly on residential real estate buying and selling and admit that they do (by not elevating this to the Tribunal).
Here's where things get really interesting. This is the list of rules that the Bureau wants changed:
The issue of agency doesn't really interest me as much as the issue of listing fees for MLS does. Good agents will innovate and adapt and continue to make great money. But the effective break on the MLS monopoly (where 90%+ of all homes sold are listed) is a landmark decision and will forever change real estate transactions in Canada should these changes come to pass. This is a very good thing IMHO.