BY J.J.

…TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS. It doesn’t really matter which way the wind blows, NDP Member of Parliament (Beaches-East York) Matthew Kellway is full of hot air. In February, he co-hosted what is known as Urban Summit: “Re-Imagining Our Cities 2: The Resilient City.” After all, his trip to Bangladesh likely inspired some wonderful ideas on improving Toronto. While in Bangladesh, Matthew met with survivors, garment manufacturers, government officials, and International Labour Organizations. The stated reason for his trip was to commemorate the 1,135 garment workers who perished in the rubble of the Rana Plaza disaster. He even made mention of the awful Triangle Factory fire of 1911 in New York City. We guess there is a lot to learn from a country that has no word for ‘fire exit’. Even weirder is his picture with Mintu, Fuad Randy and Dewan at the Shaheed Minar monument, dedicated to the martyrs of the International Mother Language Day Movement (W.T.F.??????)

Matthew Kellway, Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York has also re-introduced the Climate Change Accountability Act. He is a big advocate of giant wind turbines like con-man Al Gore and they both characterize these monstrous machines as being “green” and good for everyone. The truth is they spell death to wildlife and agonizing health problems for citizens. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: “Wind turbine technology is the biggest scam since 24-hour Martinizing”. We are conducting a complete investigation into the International Communism that Matthew Kellway represents.

You can let YOUR opinion of his positions at: matthewkellway.ndp.ca or 416-467-0860 and make it clear “WE DON’T NEED YOU EDUCATION; WE DON’T NEED YOUR THOUGHT CONTROL!!!

 

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The Dirty Dozen Part One

March 24, 2015

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Costly mistakes made by the provincial government in the last 10 years! From Catherine Mitchell, Welland PART ONE:

The mandate of any politically elected government is to serve and protect all the people in their jurisdiction. One of the key requirements is wise use and investment of the funds, so financial competence is necessary for good stewardship. With this in mind, I thought I would look for 12 of the most costly financial decisions/mistakes over the last 10 years. Since the Ontario Provincial Liberals have been the only party in power in the last 10 years, they can be held accountable for the outcome of these decisions.

#1 Provincial Debt – Ministry of Finance – $143.35 billion increase since 2003

The projected budget for Ontario for 2014-15 is $127.6 billion in expenses with $117 billion in revenue so with deficit financing the government will add $10.6 billion to the Ontario provincial debt. This is in addition to the existing $276 billion provincial deficit, approximately $20,500 per person.

Ontario’s net debt – the difference between total liabilities and total financial assets – has more than doubled under the Liberal leadership. In 2002 -2003 the net debt was $132.65 billion but has increased to $276 billion by 2014, so the Liberal government has added $143.35 billion to the provincial debt

The negative consequences of a large debt load include debt-servicing costs which divert funding away from other government programs; a greater vulnerability to any interest-rate increases; and a potential credit-rating downgrade which could make it more expensive to borrow. Our children and grandchildren will pay more taxes and have fewer options because of this increasing debt load.

#2. Feed in Tariff (FIT) subsidy paid to multinational industrial wind energy corporations – Ministry of Energy – $1.6 billion per year for FIT contracts for wind energy plus $2 billion per year for discounted surplus hydro, so over the 20 year contracts $72 billion

The Renewable Energy Initiative as structured by Energy Minister George Smitherman will cost the rate payers of this province $1.6 BILLION per year in Feed in Tariff (FIT) contracts for wind energy for the next 20 years. We have the highest electricity rates in North America – a fact that is driving commerce and industry out of this province.

Our electricity system is transitioning from “power at cost” which was the HEPC and Ontario Hydro mandate, to “power for profit” as private for profit, frequently multinational corporations gain control of the electricity grid.

As of Sept 2014 the Ontario Power Authority was managing 5,697 MW of combined capacity from wind projects, 3,066 MW in commercial operation and 2,631 MW under development

To calculate the FIT subsidy paid to the multinational industrial wind corporations multiply the MW x efficiency x hours per year x rate. So 5697 MW x 27% operating efficiency x 8760 hrs annually x $119.35/ MW = $1.6 billion annual subsidy to be paid each year for the next 20 years! The cost is part of the Global Adjustment fee on all consumers’ electricity bills.

Renewable energy is intermittent – industrial wind turbines require wind and solar requires sunshine, so renewable energy can not be counted on to provide base load power. This means that an alternative source of base load power, frequently natural gas plants must be operating on standby, so in effect we are paying for two systems to run more or less simultaneously.

The upgrading of the infrastructure – transmission lines – will cost $2 billion so we can transport surplus energy to New York, Quebec, Manitoba and Michigan. We have been producing surplus energy in Ontario for the last 10 years due to the loss of manufacturing with the respective loss of 350,000 manufacturing jobs. This surplus energy is being sold for $2 BILLION less than the cost of production. So people of Ontario are subsidizing the power of our neighbours while we pay the highest power rates in North America.

#3 Annual Debt Service Cost –Ministry of Finance – $10.6 billion per year

The carrying charges – interest payment – on the $276 billion provincial debt are $10.6 billion per year. Debt-servicing costs divert funding away from other government programs so money we could have spent on health care, education, infrastructure, social programs, elder care, etc. must be spent on interest payments.

A large debt load creates a greater vulnerability to any interest-rate increases. If the interest rate on the provincial debt increased by one percent the annual debt service cost would increase by $3 billion per year.

#4. $9.7 billion Samsung Deal – later reduced to $6.3 billion– Ministry of Energy

Energy Minister George Smitherman signed the $ 9.7 billion deal with the Korean Consortium – Samsung – for industrial wind turbines and solar projects, BUT no due diligence – no business plan, no input from the Ontario Power Authority or the Ontario Energy Board and more importantly – no vote by the citizens of this province. (Read the Auditor General’s Report on Renewable Energy – 2011)

This deal was untendered and sole-sourced to the consortium led by Samsung. The consortium was guaranteed rates of 13.5 cents per KWH for wind power and 44.3 cents per KWH for solar power regardless of market conditions. The deal is structured with priority access to the grid and incentives of $437 million to be paid to the Consortium over the 25 year life of the deal. The cost is included in the Global Adjustment portion of the consumers’ bills.

This is the third scandal that is directly attributed to George Smitherman – EHealth and ORNGE both occurred when he was Minister of Health.

#5 Debt Retirement Charge on Hydro   2002 – 2014 – Ministry of Energy – $7.6 Billion – $15.6 Billion in interest charges.

In 2002 the residual stranded debt from the restructuring of hydro was $7.8 billion. The Electricity Act, 1998 authorized a new Debt Retirement Charge (DRC) to be paid by electricity ratepayers until the residual stranded debt was retired.

Collection of the DRC began on May 1, 2002. The rate was established at 0.7 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity and remains the same today. Currently, the Ontario Electricity Financial Corp. (OEFC)   collects approximately $950 million a year in DRC revenue. As of March 31, 2014, approximately $11.5 billion in DRC revenue had been collected. The 2013 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review reported $3.9 billion of residual stranded debt still owing as of March 31, 2013.

Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli announced that the debt retirement charge will be removed from residential consumers’ electricity bills on Jan. 1, 2016 but non-residential electricity users, including large industries, will still have to pay the debt retirement charge until 2018. So over 12 years consumers paid $11.5 billion but only reduced this debt by $3.9 billion!

The Province has earned .67 cents for every dollar they borrowed to acquire OPG and Hydro One but the consumers pay the interest carrying costs so pay $3.00 for every $1.00 of the “stranded debt reduction”. This creative financing means that the Finance Ministry will collect $23.4 Billion from the ratepayers to pay the original residual stranded debt of $7.8 Billion.

#6 Infrastructure Ontario – $8 billion

In the Auditor General’s Report – 2014, Bonnie Lysyk was critical of the way Alternative Financing and Procurement [AFP], otherwise known as PPP (public private partnerships) was measured. The report suggests that Infrastructure Ontario (IO) overspent, costing taxpayers $8 billion in tangible costs. The following is an excerpt from the report:

“For 74 infrastructure projects (either completed or under way) where Infrastructure Ontario concluded that private-sector project delivery (under the Alternative Financing and Procurement [AFP] approach) would be more cost effective, we noted that the tangible costs (such as construction, financing, legal services, engineering services and project management services) were estimated to be nearly $8 billion higher than they were estimated to be if the projects were contracted out and managed by the public sector.”

According to the March 31, 2014 annual report IO has $4.8 billion in outstanding Loans Receivables with $1.6 billion of those having terms over 20 years. The “Loan valuation allowance” or what a bank calls “allowance for bad debts” is a meager $11 million and presumably does not include any allowance against the MaRS debt of $215 million.

The IO’s website delivers little information on those loans -“Since 2003, Infrastructure Ontario’s Loan Program has supported the development of more than $9.4 billion in local infrastructure projects – from the construction of roads, bridges, arena complexes, and long-term care homes to the acquisition and installation of capital assets like fire trucks, smart meters and energy efficient lighting.”

The IO March 31, 2014 annual report indicates Loans to “Local Distribution Corps” are $241 million (smart meters, etc) and “Loans to Power Generators” $120 million with $28 million lent to “District Energy”. The latter loans are classified by IO as “Tier 3” risks which they note are: “Tier three borrowers are organizations dependent on self-generated revenues either by market-set prices or donations and fundraising.” Considering the MaRS loan has a better loan classification (Tier 2) more public information is needed on lesser Tier 3 grade loans.

#7. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) – $4.3 Billion

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) scandal certainly made headlines in 2011. This dysfunctional crown corporation was the subject of damning reviews by the Ontario Ombudsman and the Ontario Auditor General and was plagued with scandals ranging from expense abuse to insider wins. Estimates in excess of $4.3 billion misplaced or misspent have been reported.

Millions of dollars, originally intended to stimulate Ontario’s economy were wasted on gym memberships, liquor tabs and car detailing. Many OLG executives, earning salaries in excess of $200,000, used taxpayer dollars to buy clothes, golf club memberships, and expensive dinners.

PARTS 8-12 TO BE CONTINUED, NEXT MONTH’S EDITION.

Jane (McEckron???) unit manager, officer Rochon and officer Tomeroy have denied healthcare and other rights to Michelle L Erstikaitis. Restricted her mail and telephone, denied visits, returned her to her cell from a hospital without a proper length of time to recover. This was all due to a misconduct charge because Michelle was privately singing a song about Starbucks Coffee in her cell. We plan on publishing a new article in print from her in the April edition.

Join Archbishop Dorian Baxter in His Righteous Crusade for Liberty:

Rally For Justice And To Bring Accountability   To The Children’s Aid Societies Of Canada!

http://www.canadacourtwatch.com

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This coming March 22nd., 2015 Archbishop Dorian A. Baxter B.A., O.T.C., M.Div. celebrates exactly 21 years since he made Canadian Legal history by becoming the first person to shatter the immunity of the Children’s Aid Society of Durham in particular and all Children’s Aid Societies across Canada. In that precedent-setting Judgement of March 22nd., 1994 (see Baxter V’s Durham CAS, Justice Somers) Justice Somers found the Durham CAS GUILTY of the grossest negligence, the grossest incompetence, malicious prosecution and blackmail!!!

Baxter founded NAPPA (The National Association for Public and Private Accountability) and Canada Court Watch (www.canadacourtwatch.com) immediately following this Judgement and is appalled to note that the Children’s Aid Societies of Canada appear to have learned nothing and continue to believe themselves to be above the Law!!! It is hoped that a minimum of 10,000 people will attend this unprecedented “Rally For Justice And To Bring Accountability To The Children’s Aid Societies Of Canada”!!! Details will be forthcoming re: current plans to establish the Rally at the end of May and people interested in assisting are asked to contact Archbishop Baxter in any of the following ways:

  1. Telephone: (289) 221-2687
  2. Facebook: “Dorian Arthur Baxter”
  3. E-mail: elvis-priestley@rogers.com

Sincerely in Christ’s service,

Dorian+

http://www.christthekinggraceland.ca

 

500 Dawes Road

February 9, 2015

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Editor’s note: We received a clearly scripted 5 minute voicemail message praising the “new” owners of 500 Dawes Road (lie) – and how wonderful the building is (lie), with countless happy residents (lie). Examples of the new management include putting up a sign asking people not to allow strangers into the building, and a sign asking residents to make use of the trash bin. As far as rats “some people brought them in as pets” the caller said, so it’s no wonder why they escaped into the walls and started breading. We even have a personal invitation to visit the superintendent, but we will ONLY accept if Janet Davis attends with us. Obviously the landlord’s deceit, and Janet Davis’ indifference never ends as this anonymous article proves:

I’m a resident of 500 Dawes Road, and have been for over 10 years. (Before Mrs. C. Krebs, aka C. Goodman, aka M. Litton took over the building and before the Human Rights Commission said they can no longer rent out to just adults.) The problem with the building started when the Harris Government closing down low rental housing and selling off the property to BIG developers. This is causing a major hosing shortage for low income family’s. Mrs. C. Krebs jumped on the band wagon and open the doors to 500 Dawes Road and 608 Dawes Road to low income family’s, then made a deal with the Federal Government to house immigrants at an inflated amount above the real rent.

We do have low income families in the building refusing to work, rather being on Ontario Works or O.D.S.P, and then we have the gang bangers and drug dealers. I must admit that Toronto Police’s gang unit, and drug squads have been very busy thanks to Mrs. Krebs (she use’s the Toronto Police Services as her personal security force). She also hires tenants from the Building to work around the building and property paying any where from $5.00 to $7.00 a hour when they are behind in there rent (due to the rental increases each year, more then they receive on Ontario Works.)

After a couple months she will have them evicted from the building, and have the door locks changed so they can not get their personal property. Then she has her staff clean out the unit. What is any good they split it up between them and the rest goes in the garbage. You can visit 79 St. Clair Avenue East, the Landlord and Tenant Board office and see how many tenants are on the list for eviction (last year there was one tenant in the court because of just 50 cents back rent). Several tenants are simply arrested by the police, and their unit is cleaned out within a week (mostly the drug dealer units). Today Mrs. C. Krebs has 10 units in court and had asked her assistant supervisor to lie for her. When he refused, Krebs got the new supervisor (who is on O.D.S.P.) on the stand.

As far the building maintenance Mrs. Krebs has been in and out of Courts Hearings, for over the past 10 years. At one hearing she was lying through her teeth regarding the heat in the building (500 Dawes Rd.) saying the heat was controlled by the weather and there was a unit on her roof that set the temperature for the building. Then she changed it to each unit has there own control for the heat (more perjury). The boilers were ordered to be replaced (never happened).

As for the fire in elevator, two employees were burnt very badly! One is in a wheel chair needing 24 hour care that was settled out of court. The second who still lives in the building (not able to work due to being burnt on his right side) was given the run around by Mrs. C. Krebs. First saying neither men were ever her employee, second telling him there would be a insurance adjuster getting in touch (which also never happened). The day of the fire Mrs. C. Krebs left the building right after the fire started, she went to the Ontario Social Services Office at Victoria Park and Eglinton and was found there by one of the tenants who stated to her “do you know the building is on fire?” Mrs. C. Krebs replayed yes, and waited two hours before returning to the building.

As for Janet Davis being here every year, yes that is true and even the former mayor Rob Ford has been here (editors note: video shows Mr. Ford was FAR more warmly welcomed). The city has put a lien on the Mortgage Payment from HavCare Investments account to do repairs if Mrs. C. Krebs refuse’s to carry out the work orders that have been placed against the building. Though, admittedly some of these orders date back 10 years.

Mrs. C. Krebs refuses to pay the interest on the last month’s deposit to any tenant stating they do not pay the increase, this not true. I have paid the increase every year and still never received a Cheque from her. Mrs. C. Krebs was ordered back in 2005 to pay each and every tenant their money for 5 years back interest. As for repairs in the units, you are better off doing them yourself. The whole place is below building code standards, any minor work is just a band-aid to keep the city happy.

A last word to those who wish to move DON’T! For the contractors that do work on this building or any other of the buildings she and her husband own, do not do it. You will NOT GET PAID! Yes the building has mice, rats, cockroaches and there are floors that are full of bed bugs. Every single crack head drug dealer in the area has their own keys to the building, though the tenants have to pay $25.00 for a front door key.

Yes, there are still some good tenants living here, they are the ones that have been here for the past 10 to 35 years or longer. If you do want to live here, Mrs. C. Krebs prefers cash rent payments so she does not have to declare it, and she can write the unit off as empty when tax time comes around.

If you want more information regarding the building go online to the City of Toronto’s Building Inspection page and take a visit to the courts/hearings, she just may throw a tantrum fit for you in public. Or just visit the building and talk with some of the tenants.

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                 How do we ensure that when one government abuses its power, we don’t have to live with the consequences for a generation? Through the supremacy of our democratically elected legislative assembly in Ontario.

                 In 2009, the Ontario Liberals misused their majority when they stripped municipalities of their long-standing land planning rights in order to impose the wind turbine experiment. They then used executive orders to hand out sole-sourced deals ‎to line the pockets of their wind developer friends. These 20-year deals provide guaranteed pricing to developers for wind power that is above market rates—because wind power cannot be produced in Ontario at reasonable market rates. They also guarantee revenue even when turbines are asked not to produce wind power.

The Ontario Liberals deliberately ignored the interests and wishes of rural Ontario and made all consumers, both urban and rural pay for it—to the tune of $1 billion to $3 billion annually, with increases projected every year. That’s $20 billion to $60 billion over the next two decades. This accounted for only 3.4% of Ontario’s electricity generating capacity, but represented 20% of the total commodity cost of electricity in the province.

And the bad news doesn’t end there—for the last two years, our electricity system has been forced to dump more than double the amount of power generated by wind turbines into other jurisdictions, and at a 75% discount on what we paid to produce it.

Why? Because we are producing more electricity than we need, and because the wind turbines in Ontario produce most of their power during off-peak hours – when we don’t need it all.

And how are the turbines helping the environment? Since wind power is unreliable it requires additional backup power from other generation sources, such as gas-fired generation, which—you guessed it—increases air emissions.

France, Belgium, Italy, and Spain have all had to reverse course on wind power. The reason – the exorbitant costs on consumers with no benefit.

So how do we get out of this mess? If a future government issued another executive order to terminate the McGuinty-Wynne wind power scheme and keep it out of public view, then taxpayers would be on the hook for the entirety of the commitments – as was done by Dalton McGuinty in 2010 with the proposed power plants in Mississauga and Oakville. If, however, the democratically elected legislature passed an explicit statute to end the wind power rip-off, Ontario could determine what compensation, if any, would be paid, and to whom.

Enacting legislation to repeal the Liberal wind power boondoggle is the right way forward. As Premier I will do just that and introduce measures in the legislature to correct this abuse of power by the Ontario Liberals.

Visit http://www.Monte.ca/wind to learn more about McNaughton’s plan to end Ontario’s wind energy experiment, and other issues that are part of his plan for Ontario.

Monte McNaughton is the MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex and a candidate for the leadership of the PC Party of Ontario.

 

STUPID METER WISE FACTS:

February 9, 2015

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For a variety of reasons, identified below, many Toronto Private Property Rights (TPPRA), members, including myself, have refused the imposition of “smart” water meters in their homes. In response, we have been threatened with:

-Having our water service discontinued;
-The imposition of fines of up to $50,000;
-Legacy fees of $1,000 per year; &

Additional payments of $240 per year. I was even told over the phone, in an ominous tone, that I would be put on “the list.”

Private property rights: As you are undoubtedly aware, Canadians, including Toronto residents, enjoy private property rights, as identified by the Canadian Bill of Rights (reproduced, below).
the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property, and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due process of law;
Given that Canadians possess the indefeasible right to the enjoyment of property, it is unclear to TPPRA by what due process of law we are being deprived of it.

Privacy: In addition to the enjoyment of property, Canadians enjoy the common-law right to privacy. The imposition of “smart” water meters in our homes violates our right to privacy. Furthermore, it is unclear to TPPRA why Toronto Water needs to collect water usage data 4 times a day, when residents are billed 3 times a year. It is not the government’s business when and how much water individual households use on a daily basis. Not only do “smart” water meters violate Canadian’s right to privacy, TPPRA is concerned that this data could be easily hacked and used to identify the daily habits of residents, which information would be useful to criminals. Toronto Water’s assertion that their system is secure is belied by the numerous hacking incidents of government agencies and government controlled corporations which have been reported over the last several years.
Also, the by-law that delegates authority to Toronto Water to impose “smart” water meters, also delegates Toronto Water the authority to enter homes without a search warrant, for any reason whatsoever, i.e., if the household uses less water than usual, uses more water than usual or the pattern of water use changes. This is absurd. Police need to show probable cause to obtain a search warrant, prior to entering a home. Apparently, all Toronto Water needs is to impose a spy meter in your home and use the information relayed to it as an excuse to enter.

Program support: TPPRA members do not remember any municipal politician campaigning on and being given a mandate to violate Torontonian’s right to privacy and private property rights, i.e., to impose “smart” water meters. It has been suggested by Toronto Water that a large percentage of residents support the imposition of “smart” water meters as evidenced by the high rate of compliance. TPPRA respectfully disagrees with this assertion, as we maintain that compliance – in the face of threats by Toronto Water of $50,000 fines for non-compliance – does not equal support for the program. In fact, some of our members who vehemently oppose the “smart” water meter program surrendered to Toronto Water and had meters installed in their homes under protest as they were afraid of being financially destroyed.

Due Diligence: TPPRA submits that Toronto Water has not done its due diligence with respect to assessing the health risks associated with “smart” water meters. In our opinion, public health issues have not been thoroughly investigated, as asserted by Toronto Water, as the City of Toronto’s Public Health Department has not undertaken any actual physical testing of the smart water meters, but has instead relied on the manufacturer’s assertion in its literature that RFs are emitted from the units only during data transmission. Even after relying on the manufacturer’s assertion, Public Health has only been able to determine that “smart” water meters are “unlikely” to pose a risk to human health. Given that “smart” water meters are installed inside homes, “unlikely” is not a high enough standard when it comes to the health of our families.

Fire hazard: Ontario’s Fire Marshal has identified that smart meters were linked to 23 incidents in Ontario from 2011 – 2013. “I can tell you 10 of those were smart meter failures attributed to internal faults, and 13 were small fires attributed to high-resistance heating,” said spokeswoman Carol Gravelle.

In August 2014 SaskPower announced plans to remove all 105,000 of its smart meters and replace them with traditional units, after a number of smart meters caught fire.
TPPRA has grave concerns with respect to the safety of these devices, as it is our understanding that fire risk is inherent in the design of all “smart” meters, not just specific makes and models.

Health/Radio Frequencies: Many TPPRA members suffer adverse health impacts due to exposure to RFs. Woman’s College Hospital officially recognizes electromagnetic sensitivity as a health condition and trains doctors to recognize it. Exposing people, who are currently suffering from electromagnetic sensitivity, to additional RFs within their homes, will only exacerbate their ongoing health problems. TPPRA does not believe that it is the proper role of government to harm the health of residents against their will.

Economics/efficacy: Given the recently released scathing provincial Auditor General’s report concerning the massive failure of the provincial governments smart electricity meter program, which identified that the costs of the program far outweigh the benefits, and the provincial Ombudsman’s ongoing investigation of the complete lack of efficacy of Hydro One’s smart meter program and its resulting abysmal billing system failures, we do not buy-in to Toronto Water’s assertion that the “smart” water meters are accurate or that the program will save the City of Toronto money in the long-run.

Conclusion: TPPRA submits that threatening and bullying residents is not the appropriate role of government in a free society. TPPRA members have not violated anyone’s rights by opting out of the government’s surveillance-control grid. In fact, we are defending and protecting our common-law rights and freedoms, specifically our right to privacy and our private property rights.
TPPRA believes that we can come to a mutually acceptable agreement with the City of Toronto and we are eager to enter into discussions as soon as possible, in an effort to de-escalate the situation.

Yours in liberty,
Jessica Lauren Annis