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Here is a compilation of condo-related news items we've tweeted about over the past seven weeks, sorted by jurisdiction or by theme. It appears that the Province of Alberta has suffered a disproportionate number of condo-related catastrophes and a streak of shoddy construction by feckless...
In the seven weeks since our last microblog posting, there has been a whole bunch of condo-related court decisions and interesting news stories for us to tweet about. Given the large number of items, we’ll break them into two segments. In this first installment, we will highlight...
Ontario's Minister of Consumer Services, the Hon. Margarett Best, was a guest speaker last week at the real estate section of the Ontario Bar Association's annual Institute. She spoke on the topic of "Do we need a new Condominium Act?" The topic is timely, even...
Since the landmark case of Jones v. Tsige was released on January 18, 2012, the legal press and blogosphere have been buzzing about the newly developed tort of “intrusion upon seclusion.” The case represents a major development in privacy law and provides people whose privacy has been...
As the world learns more of the gut-wrenching details of the Costa Concordia disaster and the utter recklessness and stupidity shown by the ship's captain, a similar story has emerged here at home which should concern any person living in an apartment or condominium building. The Costa Concordia's...
Anyone involved with condominiums or condo-related associations likely attends a healthy number of meetings of various sorts. With each meeting comes a set of minutes to memorialize what transpired and was accomplished at the meeting. The minutes are customarily approved at a subsequent...
CBC Radio interviewed me as part of a news story about a unit owner wishing to charge his electric vehicle at his Ottawa high-rise condominium. I had written about the emerging debate on electric vehicle charging in condo garages last year. It seems that more cases of owners wishing to...
Our first microblog post of the year is jam-packed with good stuff, including plenty of pieces on the frenzy that is the Toronto condo market. While we can't yet tell if 2012 will signal the end of the upward swing, it will definitely be one hell of a ride. COURT AND TRIBUNAL DECISIONS ONSC:...
As one of our annual traditions, it is time to unveil our picks for the top 10 cases of the year gone by. 2011 brought us a bumper crop of condo-related cases by Ontario courts and tribunals, with almost 50 reported decisions cited in the @ChrisJaglowitz Twitter feed and frequently summarized...
As another year-end draws closer, it’s time to submit nominations for the annual Canadian Law Blog Awards. The “Clawbies” recognize the work of Canadian legal professionals who share their insight and expertise through a blog. Details about the awards, the nomination...