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Three boards of directors fought for control of Ottawa housing co-op

In June, a Superior Court judge issued a declaration that an interim board of directors was in charge of Co-op Voisins, but that decision is now under appeal.

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A housing co-operative in Sandy Hill is embroiled in a bitter governance dispute that earlier this year involved three boards of directors fighting to assert control of the six-storey building.

The third board, known as the interim board, was appointed in February by the City of Ottawa in an attempt to restore order at Co-op Voisins.

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But the original board of directors opposed the city’s intervention and refused to turn over computers and financial records. Police were called in when interim board members tried to take over the co-op office and to change the locks.

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