Condominium Act Reform: Standing Committee Set to Hear Public Input on Bill 106

As it stands now, Bill 106 – Protecting Condominium Owners Act passed its second reading on October 7, 2015, and has been referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. We now have greater insight into what the public engagement process will look like.

The Standing Committee’s process was quickly confirmed and imposes some very tight deadlines for stakeholders to provide their input. This may be an indication that Bill 106 is maintaining the momentum that has brought it through the legislative process this quickly.

The Committee has scheduled public hearings in Toronto for October 22, 2015 and October 29, 2015. Submissions were accepted up to October 19, 2015 from those parties interested in being considered for oral presentations. It does not appear that any further applications for in-person submissions will be taken.

However, written submissions are being accepted up to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015. They can be forwarded to the Committee’s Clerk for consideration at the following address:

Committee Clerk
Room 1405, Whitney Block
Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A2

Tel: (416) 325-2536
Fax: (416) 325-3505

For an idea of the issues and areas of the legislation the Standing Committee will likely hear about, check out Jim Davidson’s recent blog posts outlining his concerns with the proposed amendments that must be addressed.

The full text of the Bill 106 is available here.

Our readers in the condominium industry are welcome to contact our Condominium Law group to discuss the potential impact of this bill.