Soliciting Proxies: Can Condominium Managers Do It?

Section 53 of the Condominium Management Services Act [CMSA] has caused a lot of confusion since being enacted. As our readers know, it prohibits a licensee, i.e. a condominium manager, from soliciting proxies in certain circumstances.

However, many people in the condominium industry have interpreted this section to mean that condominium managers cannot be involved in preparing, organizing, or collecting proxies anymore – let alone soliciting them. But, that’s not quite right. Continue reading “Soliciting Proxies: Can Condominium Managers Do It?”

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Privacy and the Common Elements: Are Police Surveillance Cameras Allowed on Condominium Property?

In the 2016 criminal law case, R v Brewster, the police had entered the common elements of various different condominiums – sometimes with permission from the board or management, and sometimes without permission. In three cases, the police had also installed surveillance cameras on the common elements, with permission either from the board or management. These steps were taken (at least initially) without any police warrant. Continue reading “Privacy and the Common Elements: Are Police Surveillance Cameras Allowed on Condominium Property?”

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