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.