Preliminary Notice and Notice of Meeting:
On May 1, 2018, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “Ministry”) released updated versions of the Preliminary Notice of Meeting and the Notice of Meeting forms. The updated Preliminary Notice and Notice of Meeting forms can be found here on our website.
The Major Changes
- Both the Preliminary Notice and Notice of Meeting must now be dated.
- As we previously blogged about here, the Condominium Act, 1998, was amended on May 1, 2018 to support the installation of electronic vehicle charging stations (“EVCS”). Both the Preliminary Notice and Notice of Meeting have been revised to address this.
- The Notice of Meeting changes the quorum requirement wording for an owners’ meeting to “Please describe the quorum needed for any part of this meeting”. The added wording “…for any part of this meeting” is a bizarre change seeing as the quorum requirement for any owners’ meeting (and any part of an owners’ meeting) is either 25% or 15% (if it’s the third or subsequent attempt at holding that meeting). Is this foreshadowing changes to come? Or, did the Ministry mistake the quorum requirement for the lower threshold voting requirement for certain by-laws such as the electronic voting by-law? I guess we’ll wait and see.
- The Notice of Meeting now allows candidates to indicate whether they want to run for a regular position on the board or the owner-occupied position or both. The previous form did not have this option.
The New Status Certificate form, which is dated March 23, 2018, took effect May 1, 2018 and also addresses the installation of EVCS. The updated Status Certificate form can be found here on our website.
Stay tuned for the Ministry’s next batch of “new” forms. We’re hoping it includes the proxy!