James Davidson

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November 20, 2020
Condominium Meetings During the Pandemic – An Update

As explained in our blog of November 4, 2020, the province has now adopted “colour categories” to be applied to the many public health regions, with different restrictions applying to the different categories.
Currently, the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario health unit regions are placed in the Orange (Restrict) Category. Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox &
Addington health unit region is placed in the Green (Prevent) category. What exactly does this mean for condominium meetings in those regions?

November 18, 2020
Human Rights – Sometimes More Than One Process

As our readers know, condominium corporations have certain human rights obligations to the residents of the condominium (and to others), set out in Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

If someone feels that a condominium corporation has failed to fulfill its human rights obligations owed to that person, he or she may have grounds for a claim to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. However, the alleged human rights violation may sometimes be decided under another procedure – for instance a separate Court Application.

November 17, 2020
More about Chargebacks

As stated in our blog of September 8, 2020, there is now serious doubt about a condominium corporation’s ability to chargeback an owner for enforcement costs, without a Court order. However, anticipated amendments to the Condominium Act will hopefully address this issue.

As stated in our blog of November 6, 2020, the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) has now published the new “Condo Guide”. We wondered: What does the new Condo Guide have to say about chargebacks?

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