Bill 53, Service Alberta Statutes (Virtual Meetings) Amendment Act, 2021, is now in force. Section 5, relating to the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020 came into force today by Royal Assent on March 26, 2021. The remainder of the Act (including those provisions that amended the Condominium Property Act) was declared to come into force retroactively, having effect as of August 15, 2020.
This means that condominium corporations in Alberta are now authorized to hold their general meetings virtually, using electronic means such as Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other online meeting platforms. Moreover, the retroactive effect also authorizes all electronic general meetings that have been held by condominium corporations since August 15, 2020.
Unfortunately, no changes have been made to the wording of the amendment to the Condominium Property Act, and we are still left wondering as to the unintended effect this change may have on condominiums in convening their general meetings. For a discussion of the changes and the potential consequences for condominiums, please read Coming Soon? Virtual Meetings for Condominiums.
If you have any questions about the Service Alberta Statutes (Virtual Meetings) Amendment Act, SA 2021 c4, or other condominium-related issues, please comment below or contact one of the members of the Field Law Condominium Group.