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Ontario-based participants in the Western Climate Initiative were locked out of their carbon trading accounts immediately after the new Ontario government revoked the provincial cap and trade regulation July 3.
Energy efficiency advocates are working to enlist broader support and leverage existing influential backers at a time when government commitment is becoming more uneven across North American jurisdictions.
The fate of some of the planned changes to Ontario’s condo laws remains unknown following the election of a new provincial government three months ago.
On Oct. 17, 2018, the federal government legalized the sale of recreational cannabis in Canada. This is a monumental shift in the legal landscape that may have organizations such as property management companies wondering how they can adapt to this change.
There’s a new point person on the condo file in Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government after a cabinet shuffle yesterday. Premier Doug Ford has moved Todd Smith to the economic development, job creation and trade portfolio and named Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, as the new minister of government and consumer services.
Some condo managers who want to renew their licences next year will have to pass a multiple-choice test to demonstrate their knowledge of new legislation regulating the profession as well as recent changes to Ontario’s condo laws.
Live-in superintendents in multifamily buildings continue to have little protection in Ontario law. Earlier hints that the provincial government might move quickly to guarantee entitlement to the minimum wage, overtime pay, set working hours with food breaks and public holidays proved unfounded when proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) were introduced, in Bill 148, in June.
The Condominium Management Services Act (CMSA) will significantly change the way condo managers manage. In order to understand how, and what kind of supervision licensing will require for junior managers, it is important to know what type of licensing condo management companies and condo managers are required to apply for by Jan. 29, 2018.
Interestingly, the Condominium Act does not prohibit a developer from entering into a section 98 agreement with the condo while it still owns the units. In fact, many developers now include section 98 agreements as a standard part of the disclosure package that they provide to potential purchasers.