Proxies and How They May Now be Used for Elections

The recent amendments to the Condominium Act and its regulations resulted in changes to how proxies (for meetings of owners) may be given and the voting authority that may be given to the person appointed as proxy. One question that we’ve considered with respect to these changes is: Absent specific instructions from the proxy-giver, is the person appointed as proxy now permitted to decide how to vote for candidates for election?

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New Regulations for Condominium Managers

As many of our readers know, the licensing requirements for condominium managers under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA) came into effect on November 1, 2017. As the Ministry moves forward with this new legislation, new regulations supporting the implementation of the CMSA are being introduced, including the following two regulations that are set to come into force on February 1, 2018:

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Can Owners Install Clotheslines Under the Green Energy Act?

In a previous blog, we mentioned that regulations under the Green Energy Act (the “Green Act”) will require some condominiums to report on their building’s energy and water consumption starting in 2019. In addition to this, some condominium corporations may also need to review their rules because of section 4 of the same Act.

Under section 4 of the Green Act, designated goods, services, and technologies meant to promote energy conservation will be allowed at condominiums even if a condominium by-law restricts it.

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