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From the Winter 2018 Issue


ontinuing Educaation, Cabinet Shuffles, CAT Decisions and Condo Conference 2019

News and Previews || Dianne Werbicki

NEW Continuing Education Requirements for Condo Manager General Licence Renewal in 2019

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has recently announced new continuing education requirements for certain General Licensees prior to licence renewal on July 2, 2019. The purpose of this program is to ensure the sector has up-to-date knowledge of Ontario’s condo law changes.

ACMO was asked to develop and host the continuing education webinars for condo managers who were granted a General Licence and completed education and examination requirements prior to November 1, 2017. More information can be found on the ACMO and CMRAO websites at acmo.org and cmrao.ca, respectively.

PC Government ‘Calibrates’ Cabinet

Four months into their mandate Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government led by Premier Doug Ford has made changes to its cabinet.

Bill Walker, MPPfor Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, succeeds Todd Smith as Minister of Government and Consumer Services.

We were pleased to have Minister Walker attend the Annual Condominium Conference in November. His speech to delegates was well received. You can see photo highlights of the event on pages 48–49.

New Venue for 2019 Condo Conference

The Annual Condominium Conference held in November was a resounding success. We extend our thanks to all who participated including delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors.

The Conference Committee is especially pleased to announce that next year the conference will take place at the Enercare/ Beanfield Place Centre at Exhibition Place. Read more about this exciting opportunity on The Back Page found on page 70.

CAT Issues First Decisions

The Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) has issued its first decisions from nine cases that it received since the CAT was established. As readers know, one of the services provided by the Condominium Authority of Ontario is an online dispute resolution service available through the CAT. The full text of the decisions can be found free of charge on the CanLII website at canlii.org/en/on/oncat/

ACMO associate member Christopher Jaglowitz, a partner at Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP, has summarized these recent CAT decisions on the Ontario Condo Law Blog and offers his assessment and lessons learned thus far. You can read Chris’s summary here: www.ontariocondolaw.com/2018/11/ articles/case-studies/cats-out-of-the-bag-the-tribunals-first-year/

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