Well-respected lawyer, media professor, and columnist Alan Shanoff weighs in on Tarion. See below his recent article published in the Law Times (March 30, 2015):
He explains why Tarion, an arms-length monopoly of government with a public trust function “protecting new home buyers” NEEDS accountability and transparency legislation, now.
The only ones turning a blind eye to this problem are those able to fix it : Premier Wynne and her Liberal MPPs.
The current Ontario government seems to have a vested interest in keeping the powerful building industry Goliaths happy. And they’re happy as long as no legislation can check out exactly what’s going on at Tarion Warranty Corporation. They appear to be content with the arms-length staus quo. Ontario’s new home and condo buyers continue to suffer the lack of adequate protection for new home construction defects, which they’ve paid for via a mandatory fee.
See reasons why Premier Wynne and her Liberal majority MPPs need to vote for Bill 60: