Linda Pinizzotto is on the Expert Panel of the Stakeholder groups listed below. She has contributed invaluable information to help all Ontarians and Canadians. Linda is also the Founder President of the Condo Owners Association (COA) which represents 1.3 Million Condo Owners COA Wikipedia link. This month she will be knighted in a Ceremony of Investiture by the Lieutenant Governor, into the Order of St. George where she will be name a Dame of the Order. Linda and her family were featured in the October edition of Neighbours of Mississauga Road. Wikipedia link
See more on various stakeholder groups below
Consumers Council of Canada Intensification Study – Federal
The Consumers Council of Canada launched an examination of residential intensification’s impact on consumers. A panel of experts have been invited to review 4 key areas, review the landscape of consumers rights and responsibilities affected by intensification. This is a 1 year effort.
Ministry of Consumer Services – Condo Act Review – Provincial
The Condominium Act is under review as per the announcement of the McGuinty Government, Build a Better Condo Act – see bottom of page The Condominium Act affects over 1.3 million Condo Owners in the Province and changes are required to ensure consumer protection. There were 5 working groups to identify a comprehensive set of issues. The Review continues to be underway.
Fire Marshal – Carbon Monoxide Detectors
The Ontario Legislature passed unanimously a bill (2014) to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in homes across the province. The private members bill would require home owners to install carbon monoxide warning devices. MPP Ernie Hardeman, PC Oxford advocated for five years. The bill is called the Hawkins-Gignac Act following the carbon monoxide death of four members of a Woodstock family.
Infrastructure and Storm Water Sewer Systems
The Storm Water Sewer Systems and financial report for the same were conducted by a group of Experts and Associations to work with the City of Mississauga. This intensive study recognized all areas of the city and the financial implications and recommended repairs of the future stormwater management program.
Homeowners Protection Centre on Property Management Licensing
Canada has seen substantial growth in the Condominium market and a review and update of condominium laws is needed for consumer protection. The Homeowner Protection Centre is a new non profit advocacy organization, receiving funding from Industry Canada to undertake a research relating to Condominium Manager and impact of regulation on consumers.