Lack of transparency, accountability of government monopoly – creates access to justice problems for consumers

The National Post’s Christie Blatchford describes in the article below a “Kafka-esque legal battle” of 27 years for a new home buyer.

Sadly, this is not the only consumer nightmare created and enabled by this opaque provincial government monopoly and its seemingly unlimited use of lawyers.

Meaningful transparency and accountability to the 37-year-old Tarion legislation is long overdue. Builders and their powerful lobbies who dominate Tarion’s board are content with the staus quo, however.  For obvious reasons. But Tarion was not created to protect builders: it was created to protect consumers.

Unfortunately no one can verify if this is actually being done. Consumer stories like the one below tell quite another story.

We rely on our free press to “speak truth to power.”  Our legislators may be too enamored with the power and influence of the building lobbies to take any real action.

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/christie-blatchford-homeowners-kafka-esque-legal-battle-with-builder-and-warranty-agency

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  1. nicole lalonde

    Thank you members of the media whose work ethics transcend the normal standard of daily routine. It is only when corruption such as has been described is unveiled, exposed and repeated will the need for reform , supported by years of evidence of consumer abuse be at least known, understood and perhaps even backed up. Citizens are the backbone of the economy . Politicians are in place to manage this path to economical growth . The system and in the case at hand, Tarion cannot be allowed to persist at its harmful measures on the backbone of the province ?

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