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Property dispute involving cultural group highlights law governing associations

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 9:43 AM | By Natalie Leon

The law governing associations in Ontario has been revived through an ongoing litigation saga between a national cultural organization and at least two of its local branches. At the heart of the matter lies a dispute over ownership of valuable real estate in Ontario.

The Polish Alliance of Canada (PAC) claims in court proceedings that it owns all assets of its local branches, including property paid for and maintained by the branches for decades. The branches argue that they are the owners of the real estate,...