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?”
As our readers know, condominium owners can attend meetings by proxy. And the prescribed proxy form allows the proxy giver to include specific voting instructions on the form.
A proxy giver in fact has a few options (when completing the proxy form): Continue reading “The Proxy is (sometimes) the Ballot”
A recent Court decision provides excellent guidance, in my view, about the role of a meeting’s Chair – including the role of the Chair in terms of proxies. Continue reading “The Role Of The Meeting Chair”
An updated version of the prescribed proxy form was released in early May 2018. It can be found here. Continue reading “The New(est) Proxy Form”
Our lawyers have now had many opportunities to attend condominium meetings following the arrival of the new prescribed proxy form. And it’s clear to us that many owners are struggling with the new form. The problem seems to be that the new form (although excellent in many ways) is just not all that user-friendly. We’ve all seen plenty of comments about this from across Ontario.
So, I decided to prepare an improved version of the prescribed proxy form. You can find it here. Continue reading “Improving the New Prescribed Proxy Form”