April 6, 2023 - Legislative Newsflash

Bill 91, Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023

On April 3, 2023, the government introduced the Bill 91, Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023. Among other things, the bill includes proposed amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) to enhance flexibility for condominium corporations (condos) to implement certain virtual processes. If passed, the proposed changes would replace the temporary legislative framework for virtual processes, including virtual meetings, which was enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and which expires on September 30, 2023.

If passed, the proposed changes would, unless the condo's governing documents specify otherwise:  Enable condos to hold virtual or hybrid meetings, and to conduct voting (e.g., for elections) virtually or in hybrid form.     Better facilitate the sending of notices or other documents by electronic means.

You can find the proposed changes, as well additional information about the Bill 91, Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023, here.  

These proposed changes are the result of extensive consultations, and the ministry wishes to extend its sincere thanks to everyone who provided input. The input received was critical to the development of these changes.

To complement the proposed legislative changes, the ministry is proposing changes to O. Reg. 48/01 (General) under the Condo Act. The proposed regulatory changes contain important details to support the proposed new legislative framework for virtual processes. You can view and provide feedback on those proposed regulatory changes here.

We would like to share this message with as many Ontario condo sector stakeholders, including condo corporations and owners, as possible. We ask that you also share this notice with relevant contacts in your network.

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