We believe most Alberta condo owners have no idea how vulnerable they are in their condo ownership and they won't know until they face a condo crisis which, for many, is right around the corner.
Service Alberta's July, 2018 condo survey is another example of their trickery and deceitfulness against Alberta condo owners. The survey omnibuses us!
Here's our YouTube video commenting on the survey: https://youtu.be/WsRj7QL5vNk
Here's the survey link: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/opinio6/s?s=40491&r=10905122&ticket=YHDKa&lang=en&p=-1 The survey is due by July 31, 2018.
Shame on Service Alberta for spending our tax dollars to try and slip this substandard survey by us.
Complete the survey. Respond with 1, 2, or N/A because then you will receive the pop-up area where you can express your survey design disagreement. Let them know you are offended with this effort to set you up, mislead, blindside, and betray you as an Alberta condo owner.
As an aside: Our Alberta Condo Act Team (ACAT) is a grassroots group of non-conflicted Alberta condo owners, and other interested parties, who believes Service Alberta’s current, and soon to be proclaimed, condo legislation:
is blatantly condo industry insider oriented
is incomplete, undermining, and biased against Alberta condo owners
is an abuse of power that facilitates condo industry deceitfulness and back-room “deals”
lacks necessary accountability, fines, penalties, and enforcements for bad people who do bad things
and is legislation that will be punishing and costly to Alberta condo owners, and their families, for years, if not decades.
For seven (7) years, ACAT founder, unpaid, volunteer, condo owner advocate, Dr. June Donaldson, and more recently with her valued unpaid volunteer team have done all possible to be authentically, and truthfully, heard and responded to by Service Alberta. Extensive, consistent, sincere, and expensive effort has been put forth to educate Service Alberta bureaucrats (some of whom do not own a condo) on high profile and shocking condominium legislative shortcomings and loopholes.
In the process ACAT has been set up, misled, blindsided, betrayed, and deceived by Service Alberta – not just once, but many times. The behaviour continues in the July 2018 release of the draft condo Regulations and the manipulative condo survey due July 31/18,
Current and proposed condo legislation does not address today’s real-life condo issues or those we will face in the future.
Forward thinking has been non-existent in Service Alberta’s Condo Act revision process. In fact, all indications are that Service Alberta has excelled at skimming the surface of condo legislation reform in their efforts to appease a long list of condo industry insiders.
You need a license to catch an Alberta fish, and you can be fined if you catch a fish without a license but …
an unlicensed, unregulated, untrained in condo board governance, sometimes ill-informed, self-serving, or unethical, "self managed" condo board member(s) can collect and spend our condo fee, special assessment, and “fine” money … with no legislated requirement to disclose, in a specific and timely manner, what they are doing with our money … millions, if not billions, of dollars of communal money.
It is beyond belief ... but it seems to be OK with Premier Rachel Notley and Service Alberta.
We are not giving up though because we want Service Alberta to honour their mandate of "consumer protection!"
Service Alberta has a new minister, Brian Malkinson. We have requested a meeting and provided him with our twenty-eight (28) “Improvement Ideas” that specifically address condo legislation shortcomings and loopholes that need immediate remedial action. We sincerely hope we will have better success with Minister Malkinson than we have had with all previous NDP Ministers.
If you haven’t read our "Improvement Ideas" on condo shortcomings and loopholes, you might want to do that. They are serious and they are going to negatively impact our property values, quality of condo ownership, and financial stability if nothing is done about them. All documents are located in the Documents Tab below.
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June Donaldson (MBA, EdD, Mediator, Arbitrator, ACAT Founder)
PS: Take action today. We cannot let current, and proposed, condo legislation remain “as is”. Seriously … we can't! It is incomplete, punishing, and costly to condo owners.