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CAT Case: The Importance of Pleadings

Kevin A. Kok, BA (Hons), MA, JD
Publication date:
September 7, 2022
Article Summary: 

The case of Decoste v Halton Condominium Corporation No. 134, 2022 ONCAT 51 involves a dispute over a pet dog in a condominium building. The condo corporation passed a rule prohibiting all dogs from the building, except for those reported and kept before February 1, 2022. The applicant, Ms. Decoste, tried to negotiate for an exemption to keep her newly purchased Dachshund, but the condo corporation declined her request. Ms. Decoste brought the case to the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) seeking an order to grant her a legacy exemption, but the CAT dismissed her application as her arguments did not challenge the reasonableness of the rule or requisition a meeting for a vote. The article highlights the importance of proper pleadings and presenting relevant legal arguments to the CAT.


CAT case, condominium, pets, pleadings, exemption, condo corporation, no dog rule, legacy exemption, reasonableness, Condominium Authority Tribunal, Condominium Act.

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Kevin A. Kok, BA (Hons), MA, JD
CAT Case: The Importance of Pleadings
September 7, 2022
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