CCI Newsletter 3 - 2021-2022

Event Recap

Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) - Let ’ s Talk About Cases January 25th, 2022 There is so much to learn from the very process, resources and cases that appear at the CAT., a fully online Tribunal that deals exclusively with disputes between condominium corporations and unit owners. We thank Laura Gurr, J.D. of Cohen Highley LLP and Kristi Sargeant - Kerr, LL.B. of Scott Petrie LLP for organizing and preparing the coverage on so much territory in such a short period of time. Every case that appears before the tribunal is a learning experience for owners, boards and managers. It is recommended that owners review the CAT process and Rules of Practice before proceeding. Timelines of the stages are important to follow as well as costs of CAT proceedings. Note: the CAT has developed a Practice Direction to provide additional clarity on the criteria the CAT might consider when deciding whether costs be awarded. On January 1, 2022, the CAT expanded again with the amendment of Section 117(2) of the Condominium Act and amendments to O.Reg. 179/19. Further learning can be done on the CAT by reviewing cases that appear on social media, aptly called Legal Mondays. ■



Safety NEVER Takes a Holiday! February 15th, 2022

According to the London Fire Department “ unattended or distracted cooking is the #1 cause of home fires in London, in Ontario and all of Canada? Thanks so much to S ean Eglinton who organized the event and to Chris Rennie, Fire Prevention Inspector/Investigator with the City of London Fire Department, who shared his expertise of many years on the job. Chris took us through finer points of high - rise fire safety where boards and staff should be performing specific duties and sharing with occupants in the building and specifics of the law required in homes by owners for townhome safety. Everyone can and should learn from the safety issues that are highlighted on social media by the London Fire Department and the London Professional Fire Fighters Association—Ontario Canada. It takes only a second for a disaster to occur. Every home and occupant should have and be familiar with an evacuation plan in the event of a fire. Safety does not take holidays, nor should we on this important topic. ■

CCI Review 2021/2022 —March 2022 - 15

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