As of November 1, 2019, the Government of Ontario commenced a new Ontario Electricity Rebate in order to improve transparency and accountability within the energy sector. The new rebate will appear on hydro bills as a single line item, which will replace the former 8% rebate and rate reduction that was built into the price of electricity. Continue reading “Important Deadlines for Condominiums to Continue to Receive the New Ontario Electricity Rebate”
City of Ottawa posts the first report on the Rental Accommodations Study
As mentioned in our previous blog, the City of Ottawa had requested opinions on the proposed regulations related to rental accommodations in Ottawa. The City of Ottawa has now posted the first Report on the Rental Accommodations Study, along with various other relevant recommendations / summaries here. Continue reading “City of Ottawa Rental Accommodation Study Report”
We recently received a very interesting question from a condominium manager regarding status certificates. As this is becoming a widely discussed subject in the condominium community, we take this opportunity to refer our readers to our previous blog post on this topic, titled “Who can Rely on a Status Certificate?“ (posted on June 28, 2018). Continue reading “Re-Blog: Who Can Rely on a Status Certificate?”
In the recent case of Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), the Plaintiff asserted claims for harassment and bullying allegedly suffered as an employee of the RCMP. The Ontario Court of Appeal ultimately held that there is no general tort of harassment in Ontario. Claimants who allegedly suffer such harm must instead consider whether or not their claims fall within the (narrower) tort of intentional infliction of mental suffering. Continue reading “Harassment in the Condominium Setting”
Whether you’re a new condominium director or a seasoned pro, CCI-Eastern Ontario’s “Beyond the Basics” Director’s Course will enhance your understanding and abilities of your duties as a director. The course will take place on November 23 and 24, 2019 at the Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre – 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2.