The public is invited to join in written consultations regarding possible permanent changes to allow for digital and virtual processes under the Condominium Act, 1998.
As mentioned in a recent notice from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, the legislature passed the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020, which made temporary legislative amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 related to virtual meetings and the deferral of annual meetings in some circumstances in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These temporary legislative amendments were further extended by regulation to permit corporations to call and hold meetings as applicable through electronic and telephonic means, notwithstanding certain requirements until May 31, 2021.
The ministry is now seeking input on whether more temporary or permanent changes are required under the Condo Act in relation to virtual processes. The ministry has developed a Condominium Act, 1998 Feedback Form that consists of targeted questions intended to guide participants feedback regarding, virtual meetings, electronic delivery of notices and documents, and storage/examination of records through electronic means.
The Feedback Form is now posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry for public comment. Feedback is encouraged on these topics at the following link by 5 p.m. on February 8th, 2021.