THE RENEWAL OF TRUST IN
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
Commission of Inquiry into the Quality of
Condominium Construction in British Columbia
Submitted to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council
Government of British Columbia
by Dave Barrett, Commissioner
June 1998


The Renewal of Trust in
Residential Construction

An Inquiry into the
Quality of Condominium Construction
in British Columbia

David Barrett: Commissioner

On April 17, 1998, a Commission of Inquiry into the quality of condominium construction in the Province of British Columbia was established. Dave Barrett, former premier of the province, was appointed to conduct this inquiry with particular focus on the issue of leaky condominiums.

The Commission's mandate was to inquire into the adequacy of protection for, and accountability to, home buyers for faulty condominium construction. The Commission held public hearings from April 28, 1998 to May 20, 1998. At the hearings, condominium owners voiced their concerns and representatives from different sectors of the residential construction industry made presentations.

 
TERMS OF REFERENCE

1.  To inquire into the quality of condominium construction in British Columbia and, in particular, the adequacy of protection for, and accountability to, consumers for faulty condominium construction.
2.  To determine the reasons for, and the factors contributing to, faulty condominium construction, with particular focus on the issue of leaky condominiums.
3.  To submit a report by May 29, 1998, to the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council, through the Minister of Municipal Affairs, recommending any measures, including, but not limited to, changes to legislation, regulations or administrative practice that the Commissioner determines are needed.

The reporting date was subsequently changed to June 19, 1998.

 

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