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August 4, 2021
CAT Declines to Dismiss Applications as Vexatious

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.]

By James Davidson, | Article
August 3, 2021
The Expanding Jurisdiction of CAT

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”.

By James Davidson, | Article
July 28, 2021
What about Mandatory Vaccination?

The idea of mandatory vaccination is a “hot topic of discussion” in many corners of our society, including condominium communities. Many of our clients have asked: “Can we make vaccination mandatory for condominium staff or contractors (particularly if they ever need to enter the units)?” “Can we make vaccination mandatory for condominium residents?” “Can we make vaccination mandatory for use of particular amenities?” These are understandable questions, given the scientific evidence about the ability of the vaccines to control the spread (and impact) of Covid-19.

By DHA Team, | Article
July 12, 2021
Step 3 of Ontario’s Reopening

Ontario is currently in Step 2 of the province’s three-step “Roadmap to Reopen”. On July 16th, Ontario will be moving to Step 3 (five days earlier than previously anticipated). What does this mean for Ontario condominiums?

By DHA Team, | Article
July 8, 2021
The Expanding Jurisdiction of CAT

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”.

By James Davidson, | Article
July 7, 2021
The Florida Condominium Disaster

We’ve all seen the horrifying video. We know about the tragic loss of life and potential loss of life. It’s an astounding catastrophe for so many.
And we can’t help wondering: Could it happen here?

By James Davidson, | Article
June 25, 2021
Step 2 of Ontario’s Reopening

Ontario is currently in Step 1 of the province’s three-step “Roadmap to Reopen”. On June 30th, Ontario will be moving to Step 2. What does this mean for Ontario condominiums?

By DHA Team, | Article

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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.

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