As you may know, in May of 2020, the Legislature passed the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020 which, among other things, made temporary legislative amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) related to virtual meetings and the deferral of annual meetings in some circumstances in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These temporary legislative amendments were further extended to permit corporations to call and hold virtual owner meetings until May 31, 2021.
Potential Permanent Changes Beyond May 31, 2021
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is now seeking public input on whether further temporary or potential permanent changes to amendments are required under the Condominium Act, 1998 in relation to virtual processes as corporations adapt to new ways of doing business that are more digitized, allowing for broader participation.
The Ministry is now formally inviting you to participate in a written consultation on potential permanent changes to enable digital and virtual processes under the Condominium Act, 1998 and has developed the Condominium Act, 1998 Feedback Form, which consists of targeted questions intended to solicit feedback regarding this matter regarding:
(1) Virtual Meetings
(2) Electronic delivery of notices and documents.
(3) Storage/examination of records through electronic means.
Make Digital and Virtual Processes Permanently Permissible under the Condominium Act, 1998.
We strongly encourage our customers and those in the condominium community to participate and provide their feedback on these topics to ensure that virtual AGM and electronic delivery of notice services, like the ones provided by GetQuorum, are permissible under the Condominium Act, 1998 beyond May 31st, 2021.
The Feedback Form (D. Condominium Corporations Feedback Form) is now posted on Ontario's Regulatory Registry for public comment until the deadline of 5 P.M. on February 8th, 2021, and can be accessed via the link below.