Last updated August 28, 2011
In 1974, the Federation of Metro Toronto Tenants' Associations was founded by the Metro Toronto chapter of the Communist Party of Canada, by Norman Brudy, Phyllis Clarke and Nelson Clarke, (wife and husband), out of the nonpartisan Metro Tenants Federation they undermined. They also created the Tenant Hotline as a means to get names for the Communist Party.
Nelson Clarke a central organizer and former leader of the Communist Party, served as the FMTA's Executive Secretary and editor of the FMTA's Tenant Bulletin until his death in 1982.
Norm Brudy the first FMTA Chair, remained on their Executive Comittee through to the mid-80's. Brudy was another very prominent communist organizer, He served as the Circulation Manager of The Canadian Tribune, where he worked for 18 years; the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Canada.
FMTA membership fees are $5, but are waived for those on social assistance, the unemployed and those on pensions.
From 1980 to 1984 Communist "community activist" Dale Martin, has control of the FMTA as Chair of the group.
Dale Martin in 1979 was the federal election Campaign Manager for Communist Party leader, William Kashtan.
Martin ends the FMTA's optional membership fees and raises them to $5 for each member in group memberships and for the poor, and $15 for all others.
In February 1982 Cadillac Fairview decides to get out of the housing business on the advice of one of their employees who is secretly working for the buyers of all the apartments. The over 10,000 apartment units are sold for an average price of $40,000 each. This is eventually known as the "Great Apartment Sale Scandal" with the main actors being William Player and Leonard Rosenberg.
The tenants in ten highrise buildings (and some townhouses) representing some 2,849 units organize themselves into the High Park Tenants Association, and wants the province who took over the buildings in 1985, to sell the apartment units to the tenants, many of whom upon hearing an average price of $40,000 each, wants them turned into condominiums or co-ops. Federation of Metro Tenants Association's Executive Director, Leslie Robinson, says they support this new group and proceeds to sign them up for membership then quickly publicly denounces the idea of selling the apartments to the tenants.
The tenants organized themselves but to this day, Dale Martin, Leslie Robinsom, and the FMTA falsely take the credit for it.
The High Park Tenants Association, knowing they were duped, demand their thousands of dollars in FMTA membership dues paid a couple of months earlier be repaid. FMTA executive member Charlie Diamond, (now working at Evangel Hall,) writes them a letter saying that since one High Park Tenants Association board member, Ray Gallagher, is also on the FMTA board, that the High Park group can not unjoin or get any refund on its membership dues to the FMTA and keeps the money. (I have this document somewhere and will be posting Charlie's letter.)
In 1984, Dale Martin switches to the NDP and uses his position with as the FMTA Chair to become a City of Toronto Alderman and in 1988 a Metro Councillor. He then uses his public office to get municipal grants for the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations. Now he is a land speculator pushing for the Front Street extension against the wishes of the vast majority of residents of Parkdale. He co-owns with Fred Dominelli a 1.4 hectare piece of land on the extension route that somehow they obtained for only $280,000. With the extension it could be worth in excess of $10 Million. (This extension continued to be pushed by NDP Toronto Mayor David Miller and deputy mayor Joe Pantalone.)
In 1985, under the David Peterson government, the government seizes the illegally flipped buildings, (to inflate their value to get huge mortgages on these hugely overvalued properties). Maysfield Properties manages the properties on the government's behalf but raises rents by 20% because government owned properties aren't covered under rent controls.
The FMTA's Leslie Robinson supported by Toronto city councillor (and former FMTA Chair,) Dale Martin, praise the move and say it was the FMTA who saved the tenants from even bigger rent increases though they had no involvement in the issue.
The Rent Review Advisory Committee, (RRAC,) was formed by the in-coming Liberal government of David Peterson and reported to Housing Minister Alvin Curling on April 18, 1986. It was comprised of 9 tenant representatives, all appointed by the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations, and 9 landlord reps. See: Ontario Liberal Government buys off `tenant activists'. The Minister's liason to this committee is his Executive Assistant Sean Goetz-Gadon, (who now prefers to go by the name Sean Gadon).
The Liberal government starts funding tenants group totalling about $100,000 annually, with the money going to the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations, Barbara Hurd's United Tenants of Ontario, operating out of the FMTA's offices, and Dan McIntyre's Federation of Ottawa Carleton Tenants Associations.
The City of Toronto had its own Landlord and Tenant Advisory Bureau that had a hotline. It was dismantled in the mid 1980's at the behest of Ward 6 City Alderman Dale Martin, the former long time Chair of the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations on the excuse that it would be far cheaper to outsource the work to non-union workers. In reality it was so it would not compete with the Tenant Hotline run by FMTA board members Kenn Hale, and future FMTA Chair and Kenn's wife, Barbara Hurd.
In 1987, the Tenant Hotline gets defunded due to years of complaints of providing wrong legal information and finally for "inefficient management" which is a euphamism for questionable finances.
In 1988, FMTA board members Kenn Hale and Barb Hurd get on board's with the FMTA's Toronto Tenant Hotline, to replace their disgraced and defunded one created by the Metro Toronto branch of the Communist Party of Canada, as the same time the communists created the FMTA. Hale says it would be a great source of government funding, as his Tenant Hotline "bought him his house."
In 1990, the FMTA and UTOO move from 366 Adelaide Street East, #337, to 344 Bloor Street West, Suite 403 and had to change their phone numbers with the move.
1993, Ontario NDP Community and Social Services Minister Zanana Akande resigns as minister over allegations of charging illegal rents. Ken Hale claims he and the FMTA acted as advisers to Akande against the tenants. Akande's government increases funding to both the FMTA and their sister organization that employs Barb Hurd, the United Tenants of Ontario (UTOO), both located in the same offices at 344 Bloor Street West, Suite 403, (at Spadina).
May 1995, FMTA Chair Barb Hurd and her husband, executive member Kenn Hale, (both homeowners,) bring in Montreal environmentalist and Communist party organizer, Howard Tessler, because he is supposed to be a media relations expert, to replace Deborah Wandal.
When Conservative Mike Harris won the June 8, 1995 Ontario provincial election, Howard Tessler said it was the greatest thing that could happen to the tenants' movement as "Harris would make life Hell for tenants and the new memberships would flow like wine".
Within a year Tessler had forced out FMTA co-ordinator (executive director) Peter Bruer and taken his place.
Bob Levitt, a general volunteer for various groups like the High Park Tenants Association and the East York Tenants Alliance publishes a monthly internet list of "Ontario Tenant Resources" that lists the FMTA. The earliest copy I can find online is in March of 1995.
His list then stops listing the FMTA and lots of attack posts dog his postings on the internet. He said the reason for this was because Tessler demanded he stop listing any of the community legal clinics or other groups and he should be posting only the FMTA, so instead he deleted the FMTA from the list. These online attacks from the FMTA continue for over a decade to this day!
June 8, 1995, Dan McIntyre, Ontario NDP candidate for the provincial riding of Ottawa-Rideau, loses, coming in third place with 4138 votes, to the PC's Garry Guzzo, 14,796 votes and the Liberal's Yvonne O'Neill's at 13,273. This is the worst result for the NDP in this riding in a decade and for the first time in that period putting them in third place and cutting to less than half (of 8,845) their vote from the previous election of 1990.
The blame is put on Dan McIntyre, who is described by local NDP activist Larry Jones as a "less that lucid candidate," and to McIntyre's platform of giving greater funding and power to local social service agencies, and particularly to his demands that much greater power be given to children's aid societies to seize children who they believe are being raised in "substandard conditions." He said NGO's would never abuse any power given to them. Federation of Ottawa Carleton Tenants' Association Executive Director Dan McIntyre puts the blame on the loss on poor tenants who he says were "too ignorant to go out and vote".
At its June 8 1995 AGM, UTOO decides to dissolve, and coordinator Barb Hurd, loses her job. But the group continues its corporate registration, under the address of Barbara Hurd's and Ken Hale's MacDonnell house in Parkdale. UTOO had always shared offices with the FMTA and it had always been difficult to distinguish where the FMTA ended and UTOO started.
FMTA Chair Henk Mulder also becomes Chair of Ontario's only tenant specific legal aid clinic Metro Tenants' Legal Services that handles tenant calls and walk in cases. As his first act, under the excuse it was they only thing they could do because of two labour board complaints by employees, Henk Mulder moves at that board meeting that Metro Tenants' Legal Services be wound up, their incorporation dechartered and the nonprofit dissolved. It gets passed. This is admitted on the public Ontario Hansard (legislature) record see, Legal Aid Services Act
Barb Hurd at the MTLS meeting sees a big bag of almost 1000 1.75" pins that read "I'm a TENANT and I VOTE" and says, "There is no MTLS anymore so this doesn't belong to anybody" and walks out with the bag. These pins by H.A.S. Marketing (now known as Sterling Buttons) cost MTLS about $750. She brings them to the FMTA offices who tries to get funding from the city to have these buttons made up even though they were already made up by MTLS and seized by Barb Hurd.
Later when the second reading version of the Harris governments' Tenant Protection Act comes out, Tim Welch a policy adviser to the former NDP Minister of Housing, and an FMTA subcontractor and professional Rent Control Advocate in anger blurts out that the FMTA was supposed to get all of MTLS' former funding and be recognized as a legal aid clinic in return for his and Kenn Hale's helping the Harris government rewrite the first reading version of the act which had flaws serious enough that it could have been challenged in court. Thanks to their advice those holes in the law were plugged. But Welch was furious that "Leach screwed us and there is nothing we can do about it". Al Leach was the extremely antitenant Harris Conservative government's Minister of Housing and clearly the FMTA could not go public and admit they sold out the tenants in a deal to become a legal clinic and get government funding and that the government reneged on their backroom deal.
1995, the Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris announces it will be cancelling the $150,000 that is given annually by the provincial government to tenant groups for advocacy and organizing.
Fall 1995, issue of the Tenant Bulletin claims the FMTA has 5000 paid members.
In 1996, FMTA Chair Barb Hurd and FMTA board member Ann Fitzpatrick, form Homefront Ontario and get a grant from the City of Toronto for a website and for "literature". The literature they produce are 10,000 4" X 2" (10cm by 5cm) labels, with messages like "Harris = Homeless, boycott this newspaper they are in the pockets of the landlords" which they stuck over the coin slots of newspapers like the Toronto Sun, in retaliation for supporting the Harris government and to pursuade the other papers to favorably cover the FMTA in news stories or they would meet the same fate.
After only 4 months of having the website, right after getting their city grant, Ann Fitzpatrick takes down the website without any explanation, though she and Barb Hurd continue to represent themselves as being Homefront Ontario, and continue to use the labels against newspaper boxes.
A first annual tenants' picnic is planned by the FMTA for Saturday, September 14, 1996 at Nathan Phillips Square. Howard Tessler said it would get a lot of publicity, it was a means of signing up lots of new paid members, and it was all being paid for by the City of Toronto anyways. Advertised attractions included: "Live band and DJ, Comedy, Clowns, Face painting for the kids, Arts and craft sales, Variety of foods. On reports of rain, Howard cancels it at the last minute. It is cloudy but it did not rain during the period of the picnic.
Friday, November 29, 1996, the Toronto Mayor's Committee on Aging, holds a meeting on rent controls at the Keele Recreation Centre. The speakers are David Hutcheon (Conservative,) Toronto city councillor for the area, Metro councillor David Miller, Rosario Marchese, NDP housing critic, Howard Tessler, Coordinator (Executive Director,) of the FMTA and George Monticone from the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
The FMTA's Howard Tessler tells the seniors that the way to protect themselves is to buy $15 memberships in his group and says nothing about seniors' housing issues. Instead he complains that the Metropolitan Toronto government gives his group only $14,000 a year and demands Metro Councillor Miller make a commitment to increasing that to at least $60,000. Miller says he will have to look into the matter and Tessler denounces Miller as being "anti-tenant".
City of Toronto councillor David Hutcheon says he will support an increase in city funding, and the following year after he is made the city's budget chief, he supports the increase in city funding to the FMTA.
Of interest is that now Mayor David Miller supports the over $400,000 a year, as of 2007, in funding to the FMTA by the City of Toronto, and this coincides with the FMTA endorsing both the new waste reduction levy (a garbage tax against tenants) and the proposed apartment licensing schemes that promises to bring in many millions of dollars in new revenues to the city at the expense of tenants.
Howard Tessler along with tenant building association coordinator Harold Becker, (now working in the constituency office of Toronto city councillor Sandra Bussin,) plan a picnic in 1997 in High Park.
Tessler says High Park is a priority because those tenants have money and because the High Park Tenants Association is their "enemy" who they need to take over.
The FMTA tenant picnic is not well advertised and under 50 people show up for it, with more than half of the attendees being politicians, FMTA Board members and employees. This is the last tenant picnic they try.
Monday, February 24, 1997, the FMTA begins to mail out the "Tenants and the Megacity" pamphlet that advertises the Democracy Parade for Feb. 15th organized by various city politicians, the 7 municipal governments (and with the help various local groups,) that had already happened 9 days earlier.
Howard Tessler says distribution of the pamphlet was delayed so that it could be mailed out with the quarterly issue of the Tenant, their newletter, so that they would not waste money for two mailings. The City of Toronto paid the FMTA for the pamphlet and for its mailing costs to get people out to the "Democracy Parade" fighting city amalgamation, but Tessler says they will never know.
In a meeting of the City of Toronto's Committee to Save Rent Controls, Howard Tessler then made the claim that half of the people out at the Democracy Parade were there due to his mailing of the "Tenants and the Megacity" pamphlet to which city councillor Michael Walker asks everybody in the meeting to give Tessler and the FMTA a round of applause!
Howard Tessler shows around two almost identical FMTA letters he has distributed to both NDP affiliated and Liberal Party affiliated Toronto municipal candidates and to provincial MPP's of both parties, against the amalgamation of the City of Toronto. The letters include a claim that the Federation has always been a big supporter of their party, either Liberal or NDP, as the case may be. Tessler boasts he "can play both parties like a fiddle" to get the most money out of both of them.
In late 1997, Kay Gardner retires from politics and does not run again, after being betrayed by the Federation of Metro Tenants, whom she always supported and whom she worked so hard to get city funding for, so the FMTA can support Joe Mihevc in the realigned wards under the amalgamated Toronto megacity against her.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Federation on November 1, 1997, Howard Tessler claims there are 8,000 FMTA members. the March 1997 financial statements show that there was $13,370 collected from (building) Association memberships, (which would be only 2,674, $5 memberships,) and $2,105 from individuals (which could be anywhere from 141 to 421 members as membership is from $5 to $15).
Also at this meeting, Chair Barbara Hurd, says that now that public housing is being downloaded to the city and that the city is their greatest possible source of funding for the FMTA, the Federation will now start to work on the public housing area. Never does Hurd ever mention helping out the tenants in public housing.
As of February 1998, the FMTA still has not paid Christ Church Deer Park (1570 Yonge Street) for the hall for the AGM, and he laughs about "the stupid church" and throws out their bills. Former city councillor Howard Joy whose area it was and whose office booked the room, ends up feeling he has to pay the bill.
In 1998, social housing tenants at 55 and 63 Pape Avenue organize themselves against their landlord who they are having problems with. After a call to the Tenant Hotline, Howard Tessler the FMTA Co-ordinator goes out there to calm them down and tell them not to be adversarial and to dissuade them from filing complaints. He does not tell them that their landlord, the WoodGreen Community Centre, is also the employer of Barbara Hurd, who just so happens to be the Chair of the FMTA (Howard Tessler's employer). Howard says he gave his list of the "troublemakers" to WoodGreen.
In 1998, former FMTA employee Paul York starts his Tenants Helping Tenants group, and a contact website at http://maxpages.com/tenancy/ , Toronto's first tenant website.
In 1999 Bob Levitt, at the urging of former FMTA board member Bob Olsen, starts his Toronto Tenants Rights website to provide general information for tenants. Howard Tessler tells the FMTA board that Levitt has no right to be doing any tenant work unless it is a volunteer for the FMTA. Howard convinces board member Patricia Eastwood to try to move into Levitt's building, so she can file complaints against him to get him evicted. The building rents to someone else.
2000: Howard Tessler and new FMTA "co-ordinator" (boss) Dan McIntyre, has Michael Walker add to the city's Tenant Defense Fund "Request For Proposals" that $15,000 is for a website. Even though the FMTA gets the contract and is paid for all of it, the website registration indicates the FMTA did not register their torontotenants.org website until August 30, 2000.
Community Information Toronto did bid on the contract, but withdrew their bid, it is rumoured under threats from Jack Layton's office that their city contract would also be put up for tenders if they did not withdraw their bid for the contract already promised to the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations. Then City of Toronto manager in charge of the contract Gwen Cheung goes on holiday during the time of the bid process and no information is distributed that there are tenders for this contract so no alternative bids could be submitted.
August 10, 2000, former FMTA hotline employee Catherine Torrese Benyi has a hearing at the Ministry of Labour and Employment Standards, at 1201 Wilson Ave Building "E" over backpay never paid to her while the Federation is sitting with lots of money in its bank account left over from years of city funding. She also has a claim over the issue of harassment in the workplace.
She won her backpay, but gave up on her harassment case.
In 2002, the City Manager wants to cut the Tenant Defence Fund in half which is staunchly opposed by the FMTA and the Chair of the Tenant Defence Subcommittee, Michael Walker, with strong support from members Joe Mihevc and Howard Moscoe.
March 31, 2003, FMTA financial statements show "Membership Fees" rose to $12,674 up from $6,788 in 2002, to coincide with a doubling of group membership fees for (building group) Association Memberships to $10 per apartment, which makes up the vast majority of members. Unlike earlier years' statements, the memberships are not broken down by types. And since these Association Memberships are through individual apartment building tenant association memberships, they do not deal directly with the FMTA, and many if not most are unaware of the Federation or that they are members of it through their building association.
Even assuming the average membership fee is the Association Membership fee, that brings FMTA membership to below 1,300, a historical low, in spite of revenues from the City of Toronto, of $338,784 (94% of all FMTA revenues,) much of that for tenant organizating and outreach specifically paid for by the city. $251,688 is paid out in salaries, $25,244 for rent, $28,444 for printing and postage, $11,690 for advertising, and $19,333 for office exenses and petty cash; an awfully large amount not broken down into specifics.
In late 2003, Dan McIntyre tells the Tenant Defence Subcommittee that the requests for help fighting Above Guideline Rent increases have dropped and that landlords are filing much fewer requests. He suggests reallocating the money from grants to tenants towards the Tenant Defence Fund's Outreach Organizing Team, which are sole-source untendered contracts with the FMTA.
This reallocation of money is questioned by subcommittee member ctiy councillor Chris Korwin -Kuczynski who shut down by Chair Michael Walker, with support from councillors Joe Mihevc, Howard Moscoe, Jane Pitfield and Pam McConnell. The taking away of the money from tenants and given to the FMTA is approved.
While lobbying the new Dalton McGuinty government in 2003, Dan McIntyre continues to claim a membership of over 6,000 paid members, which he is still claiming in 2007, in spite of evidence clearly indicating it is barely over 1,000 and only through indirect Association Memberships through individual building associations.
2006, Howard Tessler lobbies the board to fire Dan McIntyre, and replace him with hotline councillor Tim Maxwell. Dan finds out and fires Maxwell. Gwalgen Geordie Dent a former CFS activist on the local board of No One Is Illegal is brought in from Vancouver to work the Tenant Hotline.
November 13, 2006, FMTA Chair, Dr. Sandra Romano Anthony, loses her bid to unseat Ward 7, Toronto City Councillor, Giorgio Mammoliti, in the municipal election, by a vote of 5,877 to her 2,753. In Ward 27, FMTA board member Chris Reid loses with 1,300 votes versus City Councillor Kyle Rae's 8,931 votes.
Dan McIntyre on at least 2 occasions tells meetings of the Tenant Defence Subcommittee that the requests for help fighting Above Guideline Rent increases have dropped dramatically, that there are few requests, and that more money needs to be taken away from the tenant grants portion and reallocated to the Outreach Organizing Team, (that is the FMTA). Dan gets the full support of Housing Manager Katherine Chislett. It is passed by subcommittee members Michael Walker, Shelley Carroll, Pam McConnell, Syliva Watson, Jane Pitfield, Cliff Jenkins and Gerry Altobello.
2009 the FMTA begins advising callers to the Tenant Hotline that there is "little they can do" and it "is not worth the bother" over the loss of visitor parking that landlords unilaterally take away and rent out to AutoShare and Zipcar car rental services. The FMTA approaches both AutoShare and Zipcar about a deal so they can sell memberships and get a fee out of it and the deal is struck some time in 2009 or 2010 for the FMTA to start selling rental car memberships
Saturday, October 24, 2009, the FMTA holds their Election Strategies Meeting at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West. Their announcements read, "With Elections looming - Can We get out the vote and Influence Our Own Future?"
Speakers include, Gene Lara, Dan McIntyre, FMTA nonprofit liason Kristin Schwartz talking about her experiences in activism as an executive member of OCAP, and faciliator Effie Vlachoyannacos.
Total attendance was about 30 people including the 10 or so who were there very early who obviously were the organizers of the meeting.The speakers were less than inspiring other than Effie from Interest Strategy and Communications, who is also on the FMTA board and who talks about marketing differing messages to differing "target groups". She goes into how she did just that as the Chair of the Ontario NDP Women's Committee. She says both next year's Toronto election and the following year's provincial one can be used to get the group's name in the media on a weekly basis and meet their funding goals by "promoting pushbutton issues like apartment licensing and bed bugs". She says by coordinating their efforts they can ensure an NDP victory in the 2011 election.
Also notable in the meeting were board members Andy Lehrer who headed up one table and Michael Laxer. Rhonda Sussman who works at OISE was thanked for assisting with the arrangements.
2009, Andy Lehrer becomes Co-Chair of the FMTA board. Andrew Lehrer was recruited by Howard Tessler at a Toronto meeting of the Communist Party of Canada, where Tessler has been recruiting new FMTA board members and employees for over a decade.
2010 in spite of CBC Marketplace warnings of some insurance companies discriminating against the poor and charging them much higher rates for the same insurance and those with much higher incomes and pointing out Aviva as one of the culprits, the FMTA approaches Aviva Insurance saying they want to help them sell tenant insurance of course for a fee. Head of the FMTA's tenant hotline Geordie Dent goes on the media and tells tenants that they really don't need any insurance because landlords already have it. I wonder if he is a getting a flat rate for the advertising?
2010 the FMTA hires former OCAP spokesperson and employee Sarah Vance to work on the Tenant Hotline. Howard Tessler tells people that the close connections with OCAP will keep ACORN at bay and OCAP will be a "fantastic tool" to use against their enemies. Though Sarah Vance is making about $45,000 a year to work on the hotline most of her time is spent organizing protests that have nothing to do with tenants for OCAP.
Another OCAP employee Kelly Bentley is hired. They want all the connections she made through OCAP to various Toronto public housing buildings because of the inroads ACORN has been making selling memberships throughout TCHC buildings.
May 2010, a new board is elected. June 2010, with the very first board meeting Effie Vlachoyannacos is chosen as Chair and her first motion is to fire Dan McIntyre as the head employee. Dan had used preferred the title Cooridiator, but the title is again made Executive Director
Former Board Co-Chair Andy Lehrer says he won't run for the board so that the FMTA can't be held responsible for the things he is going to be done to Bob Levitt. Lehrer is an FMTA employee as he is not a tenant and lives in a tony Bay Street condo.
Geordie Dent is made the Interim Executive Director. Effie's plan is to hire a high profile candidate for the 2011 election such as Marilyn Churley to be the new Executive Director, someone who can use the job as a stepping stone to get back into politics who will bring a lot of attention and media to the FMTA, and who will leave after the election, but nobody of any importance seems to want the job and Geordie is given the job permanently.
The FMTA does decide to refer most tenants looking for legal representation to Dan McIntyre who starts his own firm Dan McIntyre Paralegal and Consulting Services. Dan says his contacts at the city's housing department are going to try to get him some city research contracts.
For the 2010 Toronto city elections as part of Chair Effie Vlachoyannacos's election strategy, the FMTA puts out a Toronto candidate election report card. It appears that originally it gave both Rob Ford and George Smitherman a "D" but in the version I saved a copy of this appears to have been amended and Rob Ford is given a "D", George Smitherman now gets a "B+" and Joe Pantalone an "A-". FMTA candidates like Michael Laxer and Supermodel Enza Anderson are each given an "A" and the list seems to promote the endorsed NDP/Toronto labour approved candidates, almost all of whom lose.
At OISE on June 16, 2011, the FMTA's Annual General Meeting is only attended by 16 people, including some of their employees.
Geordie Dent announces a Tenant Summit for October 1, 2011, to get the FMTA back into the news and to help the Ontario NDP with the provincial election being 5 days later.
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