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|CONDOMINIUM ACT REVIEW - Is There A Role For Ego?|
There is no doubt that condominium legislation will impact all those who have interests within the greater condominium community. All of us should feel the need to be involved in some part of the legislative review process. However, all of us should also recognize that to make this happen would frustrate the process.
In practice, I have little time for Twitter, Facebook, etc.; however, a series of Twitter exchanges were recently brought to my attention. In one, a representative from the Condominium Owners’ Association sent the following:
"Ministry prevents #CondoOwners from having representation from #CondoOwnersAssociation in Condo Act Review Expert Panel.”
This type of comment is frustrating to a process that, without exception to my knowledge, goes over and beyond the efforts of any other Ontario government initiative in involving unit owners and stakeholders to achieve what should ultimately be a superior legislation.
|What is Mediation?|
The Condominium Act may make it mandatory; your condominium may have a by-law that speaks to it; and the courts may encourage parties to try it - but what exactly is mediation, anyway?
Just as many condominium residents lack understanding of what a condominium community is or how it works, the same can be said for mediation. Many parties engaged in conflict do not understand what mediation is, how it works or what it can do for them.