Legislative Initiative
As you may know, the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) and the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) have struck a joint "Legislative Committee" which is currently drafting proposed changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 for eventual presentation to the provincial government.  This was brought to our attention by a contributor to the CCI Discussion Forum. We cannot count on this joint committee to protect the interests and investments of Owners. Being the Owner of a condominium unit, you will be well aware of the need for changes to the current Legislation and Regulations in the areas of "access to records", "reserve funding and expenditures", "access by Owners to affordable dispute resolution mechanisms", "use of proxies", "election and terms of directors", "accountability of Boards" and "enforcement of provisions of the Act" by the Ministry of Government Services. As we are the Owners of our units and Corporations, it is very important that our concerns be included in any review of the Act by the government. The Administration of the Condominium Act is funded by our money, and our money only.

The Canadian Alliance for Condominium Owners' Rights has been founded to ensure that unit Owners have a collective voice at the table. We are an organization of unit Owners dedicated to the service of all unit Owners. The government of Ontario will not take Owners concerns seriously unless we can demonstrate a concerted effort to come together in considerable numbers. It is to this end that we invite you to join us in our effort to bring effective and positive changes to the Act in order to protect our Owner interests and investments. Please encourage the Owners in your Corporation to join as well and feel free to contact us anytime with your suggestions, comments, questions or concerns.

In the Service of Owners,