Condominium Law: Regulatory Proposal Available for Public Comment

Regulatory proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998 now available for public comment

There are various forms (mandatory and optional) under the Condominium Act, 1998 and regulations made under that Act. The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (Ministry) and the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) have received some feedback from the condominium sector regarding certain forms. Source: The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, © Queen’s Printer for Ontario

My notification was received on September 23, 2019. The Ministry is accepting public input until September 30, 2019 only. Care to have a say?

This Condo Board Is No Good!

Mumble. Grumble. Foul language. They should “etcetera … etcetera …” ad infinitum. Have heard this for years around our condo complex. What those who are expressing this sentiment have in common is they do not know what a Board Director is supposed to do. Nor do they take the time to find out.

Maybe that attitude will change for the better now that Directors are required after November 1, 2017 to take mandatory training or else be removed from the Board of their condominium corporation by the government.

A plus is that condo owners can also take the training to understand what is expected of a Board Director before unwisely complaining or to run for election to make their Board better than ever. 

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Source: Condominium Authority of Ontario CAO.

Are Condo Owners A Privileged Few?

Over the ages, the Gods have known that people generally do not know how to get along. As the original version of Condominium Act began demonstrating this reality, condo owners began asking the government to fix the situation it created. What came first, the chicken or the egg? Hmmm. Thus a revised version of the Act was deemed necessary.

In a unique solution to save the average citizen a tax increase, two new agencies were instituted to deal with the problems. The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO)  are financed by the Condo owners themselves not the government. At the time of this writing, each Condo owner pays a Loonie per month (a dozen per annum) through their maintenance fee in an effort to resolve any differences that arise. The moral of this story seems to be that the more problems are made for others by the few, the more money will be paid by the many to encourage the few to keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result. Like being insane, eh?

Is it possible that the ostrich with it’s head in the sand, has had its pants pulled down and set up for accidental penetration?

For more information on The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) click on this link.

For more information on The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) click on this link.