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CONDOMINIUM'S DUTY TO INVESTIGATE SOCIAL MEDIA DEFAMATION

It seems obvious to say that condominium corporations are physical communities in the traditional sense of the word – while people may no longer live in huts adjacent to a cultivated field of wheat, neighbours still live in close proximity to each other. The transmission of noises, odours, and other nuisances mingle with the in-person interactions between individuals of all different walks of life, who may not always get along.

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THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF ARBITRATION IN CONDOS

In the span of one week in June of 2017, three decisions were released (one by the Supreme Court of Canada and two by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice)[1] which emphasized the considerable level of deference that the Courts will afford Arbitrators in deciding disputes amongst parties. All three cases dealt with an appeal of an Arbitrator’s decision, whereby a party asked the Court to set aside the Arbitrator’s ruling. On all three occasions, the Court declined to grant any of the appeals.

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DRONES

With the impending settlement of Mars, the rise of drones and their use commercially and recreationally on Earth seems like a natural progression in the evolution of humans, especially where large structures such as oil rig platforms, bridges and sports stadiums exist in countries such as the United States, China and Canada but… condominiums really?? Drones were first used by the military as unmanned aerial vehicles and later by the international civil aviation organization as remotely piloted aircrafts systems. Drones come in various shapes and sizes and can be piloted remotely through complex systems which operate at high altitudes and long distances. Established commercial uses for drones include surveillance, construction, agriculture, resourcing exploration, meteorology, mapping and photography. There are many other uses contemplated for drones such as organ donation/package delivery, building and equipment replacement purposes and building inspection for repair and maintenance purposes.

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