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Old 04-05-2011, 01:48 PM   #341 (permalink)
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I will say this for our mayor, about a year and a half ago, I had a problem, with those fucking "energy" people that come by and lock you into long term fixed rates. They would go to my in-laws house, neither of whom speak English, and get them to sign 5 year contracts. Each time it happened I would have to call scream, and get them to reverse it, like clockwork every month or so, they would be back and scare them into "signing or their fees will go up". I was livid and had to stop it. So I emailed their local MP, called their local MP more than 15 times probably, and didn't even get a response. MP Ford, was the next closest, so I emailed him. He called my cell and my office by 3:00p.m, he did, not his office and told me that he will ensure that it doesn't happen again. He asked for details and told me he would follow up. 2 days later, a call from Mr.Ford, saying the company had been contacted, fined and told to cease and desist. Apparently reps were using non-english speaking people to make quota. He is fat, he is uncouth, he is right wing for sure. When I had a problem though, he fixed it, not the local MP, he did.

I am very involved in politics, and have never seen that kind of response EVER. If he can care that much about my city, I say more power to him.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:52 PM   #342 (permalink)
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I will say this for our mayor, about a year and a half ago, I had a problem, with those fucking "energy" people that come by and lock you into long term fixed rates. They would go to my in-laws house, neither of whom speak English, and get them to sign 5 year contracts. Each time it happened I would have to call scream, and get them to reverse it, like clockwork every month or so, they would be back and scare them into "signing or their fees will go up". I was livid and had to stop it. So I emailed their local MP, called their local MP more than 15 times probably, and didn't even get a response. MP Ford, was the next closest, so I emailed him. He called my cell and my office by 3:00p.m, he did, not his office and told me that he will ensure that it doesn't happen again. He asked for details and told me he would follow up. 2 days later, a call from Mr.Ford, saying the company had been contacted, fined and told to cease and desist. Apparently reps were using non-english speaking people to make quota. He is fat, he is uncouth, he is right wing for sure. When I had a problem though, he fixed it, not the local MP, he did.

I am very involved in politics, and have never seen that kind of response EVER. If he can care that much about my city, I say more power to him.
We get a knock at our door once a week. I feel bad for the employees because I honestly think they don't know who or what they're working for.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:59 PM   #343 (permalink)
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I will say this for our mayor, about a year and a half ago, I had a problem, with those fucking "energy" people that come by and lock you into long term fixed rates. They would go to my in-laws house, neither of whom speak English, and get them to sign 5 year contracts. Each time it happened I would have to call scream, and get them to reverse it, like clockwork every month or so, they would be back and scare them into "signing or their fees will go up". I was livid and had to stop it. So I emailed their local MP, called their local MP more than 15 times probably, and didn't even get a response. MP Ford, was the next closest, so I emailed him. He called my cell and my office by 3:00p.m, he did, not his office and told me that he will ensure that it doesn't happen again. He asked for details and told me he would follow up. 2 days later, a call from Mr.Ford, saying the company had been contacted, fined and told to cease and desist. Apparently reps were using non-english speaking people to make quota. He is fat, he is uncouth, he is right wing for sure. When I had a problem though, he fixed it, not the local MP, he did.

I am very involved in politics, and have never seen that kind of response EVER. If he can care that much about my city, I say more power to him.

it's happening in my neighbourhood right now, only with water heater sales people posing as 'the water company' and fleecing seniors left, right and centre. despite calls from his constituents in trinity-spadina, ford has done nothing.

perhaps it is only certain neighbourhoods that get his attention...
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:47 PM   #344 (permalink)
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it's happening in my neighbourhood right now, only with water heater sales people posing as 'the water company' and fleecing seniors left, right and centre. despite calls from his constituents in trinity-spadina, ford has done nothing.

perhaps it is only certain neighbourhoods that get his attention...
In fairness and I would take your word for it, you don't really know that.
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what don't i really know?

i know that my neighbours and our resident's association have been calling, and i know that guys in uniforms and reflective vests keep knocking on my door. it is possible that he has tried and nothing can be done, but if he managed to stop the guys at your door i have to wonder why they aren't being stopped at mine.
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what don't i really know?

i know that my neighbours and our resident's association have been calling, and i know that guys in uniforms and reflective vests keep knocking on my door. it is possible that he has tried and nothing can be done, but if he managed to stop the guys at your door i have to wonder why they aren't being stopped at mine.
Just saying that is possible.
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it is also very much possible that he refuses to do any favours for people in adam vaughan's riding, considering that they despise each other.
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it is also very much possible that he refuses to do any favours for people in adam vaughan's riding, considering that they despise each other.
Seriously?
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sure. they really are enemies, and this riding is vehemently opposed, by a large majority, to what ford is doing. he knows he has no support here at all.
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WOW! What an Orator...


Still can't believe this douchenozzle is the mayor of this city.




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