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B.C. RE sector boosts anti-money laundering efforts

Five agencies are uniting to combat money laundering in B.C.'s housing market.
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Ontario spurns unpaid building code advisors

The 2019 Ontario budget lists the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council among 10 provincial agencies deemed to be unnecessary or imprudent expenditures.
HighRise

RESCON: Toronto’s proposed restriction of high-rise concrete work to cost jobs, delays

The City of Toronto’s plans to stop after-hours concrete work on high-rise buildings will threaten thousands of jobs and delay the arrival of much-needed condo
early termination

Early termination clauses open to possible abuse

How, exactly, is a developer permitted to simply cancel a project, sometimes a number of years after the first agreements of purchase and sale were signed?
new home warranty

Manitoba sticks to optional new home warranty

After first postponing the date the legacy legislation from its predecessor would come into force, the provincial government now plans to repeal the New Home Warranty Act.
harassment protections

What about protections for managers and directors?

It’s not easy being a condo director or manager, as they are on the “front lines,” dealing with difficult owners and occupants.
people with disabilities

Homes not so sweet for people with disabilities

One third of survey respondents acknowledge that their homes could be problematic for residents or visitors with a disability, while more than one quarter of those who currently report a disability are planning to move.
suburban office parks

Mixed uses to ease into suburban office parks

The new policy would give developers a basis to challenge any local government's veto of non-employment land uses in suburban office parks.
safety compliance

Safety compliance for condo corporations

As employers, condo corporations can be prosecuted under the ‘general duty’ clause, even when complying with OHSA safety compliance regulations.
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Clothing donation bins may pose liability risk

Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
SLAPP

A closer look at anti-SLAPP legislation

One recent case shed light on how these newly available SLAPP provisions may apply in the condo context.
cannabis

Cannabis legalization calls for drug policies

How can companies adapt to the monumental change of cannabis legalization? The short answer is to implement a drug policy.
inclusivity

Creating more inclusive condo communities

A condo refurbishment project is the perfect time to come up with a cost-effective plan to provide a more inclusive and accessible environment.
medical cannabis

Medical cannabis a prescription for uncertainty

Rental housing industry advocates have been urging the Canadian government to review and modify rules governing the cultivation of plants for personal medical use.
condo law

Fate of outstanding condo law reforms unknown

The fate of some of the recent changes Ontario’s condo laws remains unknown after the change in provincial government three months ago.
Green Energy Repeal Act

CDM mandate survives Green Energy Repeal Act

Selected provisions enabling some of Ontario's key energy and water conservation programs will be transferred to the Electricity Act.
general operating bylaw

General operating bylaws due for update

Many corporations’ operating bylaws contain provisions that are either inoperative or inconsistent with the latest amendments to the Condominium Act.