The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking your input on regulatory proposals to further support the implementation of the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA) as well as amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condominium Act).

Information about the regulatory proposals, including more details about proposed in-force dates, is now posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry for public feedback. The comment period will close on April 10, 2017. The Registry allows members of the public to participate in developing regulations by providing comments on regulatory proposals. The ministry will be taking the feedback it receives into consideration when bringing forward the final regulation for approval.

We encourage you to provide feedback on the regulatory proposals available at the following link: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=23762&language=en

These proposed regulations support the proposed designations of the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) as the “condominium authority” under the amended Condominium Act and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) as the “administrative authority” under the CMSA. If designated, CAO would be responsible for administering parts of the Condominium Act and for managing and overseeing the operations of the Condominium Authority Tribunal. CMRAO would be responsible for administering and enforcing the CMSA. The ministry has also developed related regulatory proposals to support the establishment of the Condominium Authority Tribunal under the Condominium Act. Finally, the regulatory proposal would also delegate some of the Lieutenant Governor in Council’s regulation-making authority to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services under the CMSA. The posting also contains information about anticipated in-force dates.

The ministry has previously communicated about seeking input on amendments to the general regulation under the Condominium Act. That posting closes on March 30, 2017. You can view that posting at the following link: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=23688&language=en

The ministry is working on the development of future phases of regulations to support the implementation of the CMSA and the amendments to the Condominium Act, including a code of ethics for licensees under the CMSA, improving the condo purchasing process, improving condo finances and additional condominium governance matters. The ministry will continue to seek your feedback and expertise during the development of regulations and implementation of this important legislation.