MLA David Swann says the NDP Government’s inadequate policies have failed condo owners of Hillview Park Condominium Complex which was destroyed in 2016 during the Fort McMurray wildfire.
“Their lives have been turned upside and they cannot turn to the NDP Government for solutions.
“I’ve spoken with concerned citizens whose homes were destroyed in the Fort McMurray disaster. They are coping with the stress and emotional trauma of losing their residence to the 2016 fire. They are also dealing with legal entanglements during the rebuild that have been exacerbated by weak NDP policies.
“These condo owners are facing extreme financial barriers with their legal issues. They are unable to access information from their own condo boards pertinent to the rebuilding project. They are being given no recourse to a dispute resolution system. They are not being treated fairly.
“In the four years since the Condominium Property Act was passed but there are still no regulations to create a much needed dispute resolution board. Nor is there a guaranteed access to information for condominium owners from their own condo boards. This makes it extremely difficult to deal with complex legal issues.
“This is even worse for victims of disaster who have lost their home to catastrophic accident or natural event like those at Hillview Park Condominium Complex. The NDP Government needs to provide solutions including pro bono or low-cost legal services available to people whose lives have been turned upside down and clearly can’t afford a lawyer.”