Lessons for Tarion from the SRL Phenomenon – by Dr. Julie Macfarlane, re-posted from her blog www.representingyourself.com

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It’s time to write about Tarion

Tarion – the corporation responsible for Ontario government’s new home warranty program as well as the appointed regulator of the building industry – has been in the news for the last 6 months (see for example, http://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2015/06/02/couple-fights-tarion-for-home-warranty-roseman.html). There have been complaints about slow and bureaucratic procedures that seem to favor builders both substantively and as a matter of practice (inevitably Tarion staff work repeatedly with industry representatives).

I have held off blogging about Tarion until now because the many structural, political and legal issues raised are not simply, or even mostly, about the problem of self-representation.

But as this blog will show, they are not unrelated either. 

Self-representation at the Ontario Licensing Appeal Tribunal

Among many criticisms of Tarion’s management of new home warranty claims against Ontario builders, one is the stark reality that any homeowner appealing Tarion’s decision (to the Ontario…

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2 responses to “Lessons for Tarion from the SRL Phenomenon – by Dr. Julie Macfarlane, re-posted from her blog www.representingyourself.com

  1. The process of fighting for justice is definitely not fast. It’s been 3 years since we signed the contract for our new home and 32 days since the last day of our hearing at the LAT and we are still waiting for a decision.

    Make Tarion Accountable! https://www.facebook.com/maketarionaccountable

  2. nicole lalonde

    The author has obviously ” astutely ” pierced individual cases and has a great grasp of the problems , THANK YOU , far from general and empty statements made in letters from Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario resulting from homeowners reporting dissatisfaction and requesting code of conduct investigations of their adjudicators !!

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