In Canada, the first three levels (Federal, Provincial and Municipal) of government function similarly to the definition of a Representative Democracy – that being, the whole body of citizens remain the sovereign power, but political power is exercised indirectly through elected representatives.
Condominium Owners cannot afford, nor should they want, a fourth level of government similar to the first three.
Condominium Corporations are fortunate when compared to other democratic societies, because of two characteristics;
- Relatively small, and
- Less diverse.
These two characteristics are enough to be leveraged to the advantage of condominium ownership.
Condominium Owners within an individual Condominium Corporation may share many commonalities including;
- Appreciation for the location and neighborhood
- Social position
- Needs and wants
- And much more.
These commonalities make compromising and communal engagement and involvement a reachable goal.
Condo-Ology® is based upon the principals of Direct Democracy in contrast to our first three levels of representative democracy governments
Representative democracy: People vote for representatives who in turn vote on governance/policy initiatives.
Direct democracy: Gives citizens an extraordinary amount of participation in the legislation (in our case – the Corporation’s governing documents) process and granting them a maximum of political self-determination.
Governance is the process of decision-making by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). Superior Condo-Ology® governance is developed and owned by those being governed.