Human Rights Act

Human Rights Code Complaint Against Licensee by Another Licensee; Minor Defect in Comparison With Larger Contract Benefit Didn’t Justify Repudiation #401

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By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. “Don’t shoot the messenger”—this must have been the reaction of a licensee against whom two complaints of discrimination under the Human Rights Code were made by another licensee. The first was discrimination on the basis of family status with respect to a service customarily available to the public under s. 8.

Human Rights—Section 8 and Discrimination Regarding Accommodation #394

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By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. (continued from Legally Speaking 393) The obligation to accommodate the needs of a disabled person was applied in a Nova Scotia case where the complainant sought accommodation in a mobile home park. He could not walk further than 25 feet and used a scooter and wheelchair to move about. He needed a 10

Condominium Age Restriction Upheld #259

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By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. Another decision concerning the right of a strata corporation to pass by-laws limiting occupancy to those of advancing years and to prohibit the rental of any strata units. This case arose out of the occupancy of a unit by parents in their seventies, and a son who was forty-eight, in 1990,

Human Rights Act – Building Scheme Restriction Discriminatory #229

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By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. A trio of companies subdivided acreage into 14 lots which included an older home. A building scheme registered by the developers provided that the use of a building for commercial purposes was limited to persons who used the building as a residence and office to carry on the professions or businesses

Strata Meeting – An Amendment to a Special Resolution #211

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By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B Column #210 discussed the impact upon adult only condominium developments of amendments to the Human Rights Act concerning discriminatory practices based upon the age or family status of a prospective tenant. The next issue is the validity of strata corporation bylaws that restrict occupancy based upon age. Will these restrictions be struck down because of

Adult Only Buildings and the Human Rights Act #210

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By Gerry NeelyB.A, LL.B. How do amendments to the Human Rights Act (HRA) affect a developer pre-selling strata residential units in an intended adult only development? Amendments to the HRA enlarged the definition of age to include anyone between 19 and 64 years inclusive, and added family status as one of the prohibited discriminatory practices in the

Reference: Children – Prohibitions Against Residing in a Building #144

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By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. The tight rental market in Victoria and the lower mainland has made it difficult for families with children to find accommodation, particularly since a number of condominiums and apartment buildings prevent children from residing in them. This has led to a demand for amendments to the Human Rights Act of British Columbia, to