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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