Part XX-10 July 11, 2019

Another day, another hearing. This one was for our combined applications (SOT-77620-16, SOT-80393-17, SOT-91682-18 and SOT-99829-18) and John’s L2 application (SOL-82418-17).

John showed up with no paralegal and began polling the crowd, as usual of late. He didn’t get any takers and ended up representing himself. Since we were starting with the T6 application (SOT-77620-16) and we (the tenants) were presenting our evidence in chief, all he had to do was sit there and listen. He managed that.

We got about a third of the way through, and ran out of hearing time.

Sean Henry (the member presiding) also told us that he would be releasing the other applications to be heard by other adjudicators. That leaves us (the tenants) dealing with fours complicated applications simultaneously (rather than as one). John didn’t like the idea either. For once, we both agreed on something. That decision prejudiced our interests. The stated reason for that decision (to ensure they are heard in a timely manner) is risible under the circumstances.

What the fuck?

I’ll post more on this when I have hearing recordings and a few documents I don’t have yet.

At least we’d finally begun having our maintenance application heard, two years and eight months after it was filed.

The LTB’s Mission Statement reads in part:

  • provide fair, effective, timely and accessible resolution of legal issues related to the social justice statutes that we administer,

Fair? I don’t know yet. Effective? So far, not at all. Timely? Uh…no. Accessible? Uh…no.

Accessibility

  • We will strive for full and informed participation of parties, whether or not they have legal representation.

That last bit is a straight up lie. I’ll expand on that point in future posts.

When we got home after the hearing, my roomate found this in the mail:

{insert copy of Hearing Notice and Application SOL-06060-19}

John had filed the L1 Application to go along with his N4 notice of June 8, 2019. The hearing date was August 6, 2019. That was handy to know.

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