Chapter 22A – Rant: Wednesday May 27, 2020 – 100,000 and Counting…

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 […]

Rant: May 23, 2020 – “We’re all in this together…until it cuts into my profits.”

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/

Chapter 09 – May 15, 2017

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.

Chapter 08 – May 1, 2017 to May 14, 2017

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.

Chapter 07 – April 2, 2017 to April 30, 2017

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 […]

Part YYY-001 April 27, 2020

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 […]

Chapter 11 – May 17, 2017

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 […]