Cabinet spokesman says President will decide next step

“The President will not act against the Constitution. He will follow the law,” he said. “Till the President issues another gazette the current Government remains,” he said.Meanwhile, Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said that the whole process followed by the Speaker to take a vote on the no-confidence motion was illegal. He said that till a new cabinet is appointed the existing cabinet will remain in office. Cabinet spokesman Mahinda Samarasinghe says President Maithripala Sirisena will decide the next step after studying the motion signed by 122 Parliamentarians expressing no-confidence on the Government.Samarasinghe said that the President will take action in line with the Constitution.

TREB wins extension days before deadline to publish home sales data online

by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 29, 2016 8:07 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 29, 2016 at 11:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TREB wins extension days before deadline to publish home sales data online TORONTO – A Federal Court judge has decided the Toronto Real Estate Board doesn’t have to comply with a Competition Tribunal ruling that would allow its realtor members to post home-sales data online — for now.Judge Mary J.L. Gleason made the order on Wednesday, days before TREB’s Aug. 3 deadline to make sales figures, pending sales and broker commissions more widely available.Several realtors have said the data release would enable consumers to be better informed and make better choices when buying or selling a home.Gleason said TREB shouldn’t have to change its practices until the court can hear its pending motion for a longer-term stay, one that would remain in effect until a ruling on the board’s appeal of the Competition Tribunal’s ruling.TREB CEO John DiMichele said in a statement that this temporary stay provides it with breathing room until its motion can be heard.It’s unclear when Gleason will make a decision on the longer-term stay. She said next week’s compliance deadline would lapse before the court could consider the motion.On June 3, the Competition Tribunal ruled TREB must loosen its restrictions on making home-sales data available online. The tribunal gave the board 60 days to comply with the ruling.The tribunal had determined in an April decision that TREB stifled competition and digital innovation by preventing its realtor members from posting this information on their websites.In July, TREB appealed the tribunal’s decision and asked for a stay, arguing the ruling violates the privacy of homebuyers and sellers.The case has been ongoing since 2011, when the competition commissioner filed an application with the tribunal challenging restrictions that TREB imposed on its members.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly attributed a comment by John DiMichele to Mary Gallagher. read more