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Posted by: 236122
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:28:58 GMT

Hi everyone!<br />
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I am new to AMCO!  My current status is I am a student in the Paralegal program at Durham College and I am in my third semester and currently doing a field placement!  I am also a member of a cooperative housing community in Zone 4.<br />
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I write in this forum to bring to your attention the need for some serious legislative changes regarding cooperative housing.  Government currently has the Landlord and Tenant Board governed under the Residential Tenancies Act and it protects all Landlords and Tenants EXCEPT people who live in a cooperative housing community.  I challenge this as being a Charter of Rights and Freedoms violation under s .7.  <br />
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I have had to contact bylaw - Property Standards 4 times in less than a year due to water related floods in my unit and my coop refusing to repair the issues and/or sabotaging my unit.  I have been attempted to be evicted on mutiple occasions for very unethical purposes, I have had severe privacy related matters that contravene the Privacy Act and the Board of Director's has no real system of checks and balances in place.  In addition, you have people running a property with no legal background, no knowledge in Human Rights, etc and this all goes against the basic rights for which I am entitled.<br />
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I have no real remedies to bring anyone before any kind of judicial body and have been threatened, harassed, stalked and humiliated which again contravene the essence of the s.7 Charter.<br />
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I would challenge you to let me meet before members of the Parliament and municipal and provincial governments to initiate some serious legislative changes regarding coops as I am currently looking into legal remedies outside the scope of the LTB and RTA.<br />
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I would appreciate feeback on how to address this matter in the most politically correct way possible!<br />

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Posted by: 100014
Wed, 18 Mar 2020 19:06:10 GMT

Council has decided to permanently close a bridge which was heavily damaged and has been deemed by them to be not necessary to be repaired. To my knowledge this has never been done in our recent history other than temporarily for safety reasons. I have heard conflicting advice that the bridge is part of the road system and must be closed by By-law similar to the closing of a road allowance with a survey and registration on title. Is there anyone who has dealt with a permanent bridge closure? Thanks

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Posted by: 103840
Sun, 15 Dec 2019 21:20:28 GMT

For those who live stream their Council meetings, do you in anyway prohibit members of the public from taping, recording or photographing meetings or do you have certain restrictions? If so, would love the wording in your procedure by-law.

As this is a time sensitive issue, I would appreciate your time.

Thank you

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Posted by: 106791
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:02:24 GMT


I know of many municipalities that do this but some do it in different ways. A municipal google search produces some of the following links:

AMO also has some guidance in this area as well.

Hope that gets you started - surely other practitioners will have more intimate knowledge.

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Posted by: 104266
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:44:25 GMT

Does anyone include an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement at their Council / Committee Meetings? Is this included in your Procedural Bylaw? How do you develop the statement?

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Posted by: 99535
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:50:33 GMT

Does anyone have a recent policy for Records Management that includes records that are in both paper and electronic format
We currently use OMNI for paper and are implementing laserfiche for electronic storage

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