Second Session of the 40th. Ontario legislature resumed business on September 9, 2013.
In Ken Hummel's (Ken) view, MPP's were irresponsible for fast-tracking Bill 14, non-profit Housing Co-operative Statute Law Amendment Act, 2013 into Law on September 24, 2013 at the request of CHF Canada lobbyist. In Ken's view, Bill 14 was poorly drafted and flawed, and further amendments were needed. Bill 14 Royal Assent recieved on September 26, 2013 [Chapter Number S.O. 2013 C.3] And was proclaimed into law on June 1, 2014.
In Ken's view, CHF Canada lobbyist proclaim this law as a victory for their member housing co-ops. Ken's views the lobbyist... & politician's that supported Bill 14 into law, as having low regards for co-op members' and treated them as second class citizens!
In Ken's view, Bill 14 does not allow co-op members' to file applications to seek remedies for maintenance, housing charge disputes, and harassment issues at the Ontatio Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). Tenants of Landlords are protected under law and can file applications to seek remedies on those three issues at the LTB.
Click link to view: BILL 14 Stage and Action
Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Click link to view: PUBLIC HEARINGS
Click link to view: Ken's e-mail's dated March 5, 2013 to MPP's - re: Bill 14
Click link to view: Ken's 4-page Brief re: Bill 14 in PDF
Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Click link to view: Standing Committee Meeting Minutes
Bill 14, Non-profit Housing Co-operatives Statute Law Amendment Act, 2013 will not be amended prior to third reading in the legislature. The inherent problems with co-op housing are not being considered. Bill 14 was tailored made legislation from the very beginning with all political party support from politicains in the legislature and bureaucrats at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing ("MMAH") for the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada ("CHF Canada") lobbyist and others who supported it.
Bill 14 panders to CHF Canada lobbyist and its member co-ops, board of directors and management staff that calculate co-op member housing charges and are responsible for co-op housing repairs and related maintenance issues.
Bill 14 will make CHF Canada member co-ops, board of directors and management staff less accountable. When Bill 14 becomes Law, the fallout will cause irrevocable harm to many co-op members.
I can only hope the lack of consideration about the inherent problems associated with co-op housing and the fallout from Bill 14 legislation will haunt those MPP's and others consciousness for the rest of their lives, in addition its my belief that karma will come back at all who supported this Bill that basically amounts to grand-theft of individual co-op member right's under law and dismissed issues about poor governance and management at co-ops that can also be related to housing charge disputes and maintenance issues.
Re: Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly meeting minutes dated September 18, 2013. Ken was offended and angered that Bill 14 was tailored made for lobbyist and their supporters from the get-go. - re: Presenters' at the Public Hearings held on September 11, 2013 - ..."they would have had to be ruled out of order"...
In Ken Hummel's view, Ontario legislature MPP's, Bureaucrat's at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Co-op Housing Stakeholders should all be called OUT OF ORDER for supporting Bill 14 that was tailored made and pander to housing co-ops, especially its Board of Directors and Staff Management.
In Ken's view, Bill 14 is a SIC piece of tailored made legistation without some requested amendments and it may also remind some folks about saidamendments about **Justice** in the famous JUSTICE FOR ALL SPEECH part 2 and JUSTICE FOR ALL SPEECH part 1 by Al Pacino in his character acting role for that movie. Click full Transcript for the start of Arthur Kirkland's opening statements.
In Ken's view, Bill 14 is a 'Fraud-Friendly Bill' in regards to federal program co-op housing member housing charge calculations that should never had all political party support without some important amendments.
Although the following 2:48 minute video satirizes a Lobbyist and a Senator in the United States, Ken offers his translation into Ontario, Canada politicts that some may view as CO-OP HOUSING DAY IN THE ONTARIO LEGISLATURE !
In Ken's view, politicians and lobbyist are cut from the same cloth, as pigs at the Taxpayers' money trough...
The link below details all debates in the Ontario legislature and committee meetings that fast-tracked BIll 14 into LAW as S.O. 2013 C.3 ::
THE TRANSFORMATION OF A FRAUD-FRIENDLY BILL 14 INTO LAW