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  • Human Rights and Condominium Corporations

    On March 24, 2016 Justice Robert Graesser came to the decision that Human Rights apply to condominium corporations.

    “It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal in: dignity, rights and responsibilities without regard to race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status or sexual orientation.”

    The above is what the Alberta Human Rights Act protects.

    Now, all condominium corporation in Alberta must provide goods, services, facilities or accommodation customarily available to the general public in the same manner to all individuals regardless of the above protected dimensions of identity.

    In terms of day-to-day living inside of a condominium there are now more accommodations that need to be offered. There is a new means of seeking judgement. There are changes afoot in the operation of every condominium.

  • Every year it seems there are a new batch of consumer focused IoT (internet of things) devices. These needlessly complex devices keep coming out in spades. This year's prime example of over complicating something is the Nespresso Prodigio, a Bluetooth connected capsule espresso maker. Does any one really need an espresso maker that sends you a reminder when it is finished brewing?

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