April 13, 2016 was International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny, better known as the “International Day of Pink.” A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision demonstrates that condo boards must apply the Day of Pink concepts every day of the year.

In Welykyi v. Rouge Valley Co-operative Homes Inc., the Tribunal chastised a co-operative housing corporation for not responding seriously, swiftly or effectively to a series of nasty, discriminatory and offensive messages against specific residents distributed by unknown perpetrators. The 10 affected residents each made a human rights complaint to the Tribunal that were heard together and addressed in a single decision.
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Condo managers and directors can find good news in the April 2008 Ontario Superior Court decision in MTCC 932 v. Lahrkamp, [2008] O.J. No. 3885.    This was a case brought by a condominium corporation against a “self-styled watchdog” unit owner who, while opposing lobby renovations, made repeated requests for records and then