Some rambling, semi-disjointed musings of a bemused citizen; While getting my daily dose of news about COVID-19 I saw a report on CNN that the US had surpassed 100,000 reported deaths from the virus. It brought to mind these events, from the second week of April. I distinctly recall seeing President Trump saying “Anything under […]
Sigh. https://act.leadnow.ca/amazon-workers-fair-wage/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blast2020-05-23 Some background: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/amazon-pandemic-pay-raise-end-canada-warehouse-workers-1.5573345 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/feb/05/amazon-workers-protest-unsafe-grueling-conditions-warehouse https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/08/24/thousands-amazon-workers-receive-food-stamps-now-bernie-sanders-wants-amazon-pay-up/ https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/7xm4dy/ambulances-were-called-to-amazon-warehouses-600-times-in-three-years https://observer.com/2020/02/jeff-bezos-amazon-stock-richest-man/ https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/5/4/21246361/amazon-vp-tim-bray-resigns-activist-firing-awshttps://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-employees-describe-peak-2019-2 https://www.salon.com/2020/05/15/as-bezos-wealth-jumps-30-billion-amid-pandemic-amazon-to-end-2-per-hour-hazard-pay-for-workers_partner/
So far, this disagreement with our landlord had used up 3 hours 30 minutes of hearing time at the LTB, in 4 hearings, one by telephone, one in person (counting the Case Management Hearing as a hearing). It has also used up 2 hours and 20 minutes of a mediator’s time. It has resulted in two responses by HPS to a complaint (one by the tenants). I’ll keep a running tally.
So far, this disagreement with our landlord had used up 3 hours 30 minutes of hearing time at the LTB, in 4 hearings, one by telephone, one in person (counting the Case Management Hearing as a hearing). It has also used up 20 minutes of a mediator’s time. It has resulted in two responses by HPS to a complaint (one by the tenants). I’ll keep a running tally.
April 3, 2017 – I called Agostino to try and make arrangements to pay the rent (AR 49). Not very productive. A phone call to Richard Pollington an hour later was made to clarify things to inform Richard (again) to contact me and not my roomate for anything to do with the unit, to stop […]
May 15, 2020 This blog documents one tenant’s attempt to stop being cheated every month when I pay rent. I hadn’t had a square deal on rent since 2009 when this all started in 2016, and haven’t since. I got tired of being ripped off, and after the third slumlord in a row tried it, […]
I will be updating the content of this entire blog over the next few weeks, filling in the missing parts of the timeline and deleting some opinions. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted some of the holes in our social safety net; others are not so well reported. This blog will be a well documented account […]
So far, there have been 16 days where John and/or Agostino have given notice to enter the unit to do repairs, and two days where Agostino entered without notice (and with our consent).
John’s Notice of Entry said that he would be entering at 9 am (assuming the times given were a window for entry (ie: the period of time that they would actually be in the apartment), and not a window for time of entry (ie: An interval of time during which they would arrive); I was never able […]
So far, this disagreement with our landlord has resulted in three complaints to HPS, and a response each time. I’ll keep a running tally.