Ontario Election – How does it affect your condo?

If you haven’t heard by now, a general election has been called in Ontario for June 12th, 2014. This means you will likely start to receive canvassers to your door trying to sway you to vote for one candidate or another. While you may find these unplanned visitors annoying, you cannot restrict their reasonable access to the property. Section 118 of the Condominium Act, 1998, states:

No corporation or employee or agent of a corporation shall restrict reasonable access to the property by candidates, or their authorized representatives, for election to the House of Commons, the Legislative Assembly or an office in a municipal government or school board if access is necessary for the purpose of canvassing or distributing election material.

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