On September 22, 2021, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the OHRC) issued a “policy statement on Covid-19 vaccine mandates and proof of vaccine certificates”. The statement provides helpful guidance about how such mandates dovetail with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has announced the enactment of several amendments to the Condominium Act and expanded jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal from January 1, 2022.
Further to our blog on September 16th about the proof of vaccination requirements in condominiums, we have now heard back from the Ministry.
On September 14, 2021 applicable regulations regarding proof of vaccination in Ontario were published. The regulations offer insight on the proof of vaccination requirements which will come into effect as of September 22, 2021. Here are our thoughts on how this impacts condominiums.
In a recent decision under its expanded jurisdiction, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) has upheld a Rule respecting visitors parking. The decision is also interesting because there was no award of costs.
Episode 14 - Condo Crunch 1 - Summer Q&A with DHA
With a federal election around the corner, here are our thoughts on how condominiums, election canvassing, and the COVID-19 pandemic interact.
Vaccines, vaccine policies, vaccine passports… the guidelines are evolving. What do you need to be thinking about?
At our recent Q & A with DHA, I did my best to answer the following question: What is a “Major Repair or Replacement” that is therefore a reserve fund expense? Here are my notes from the Q & A, which I hope our readers may find interesting.
As some of you may know, as of August 26, 2021, Ottawa’s Temporary Mandatory Mask By-Law is set to expire. What does this mean for Ottawa’s condominiums?
The Rules of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) allow CAT to dismiss applications that are determined to be vexatious or otherwise improper. [CAT can also dismiss applications that are determined to fall outside CAT’s jurisdiction or are considered too minor to justify a dispute.]
As our readers will know, the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) was expanded in the fall of 2020. And we expect to see further increases to CAT’s jurisdiction in the coming months and years.
A recent CAT decision nicely reveals this “expanded jurisdiction in action”.
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Condo Cases Across Canada
A quarterly publication of the Canadian Condominium Institute, National Chapter.
Each issue contains summaries of some of the latest condominium decisions (from Courts and Administrative Tribunals) across the country. Not all cases are summarized. But most of the key condominium cases are summarized.
Editor: James Davidson, LLB., FCCI
Jim has been practicing condominium law for over 30 years. He represents condominium corporations, their directors, owners, and insurers throughout Eastern Ontario. His experience also includes building deficiencies, shared property interests, co-ownership and construction law.