Oakville Homes

July 11, 2009

Pomeroy states: Mattamy workers don’t have a clue why they are here.


On Wednesday, July 8th, there was a committee meeting in Halton to recommend an increase in Development Charges that would cover the costs of infrastructure resulting from new development.  It ended in a 4-4 tie and will be decided on July 15th at Halton CouncilThis recommendation is to reduce the cost to the Halton taxpayer.

Interesting to note that the developers/builders, led by Mattamy Homes were able to flood the room with workers they had taken off job-sites and bused to the meeting in a show of support towards shafting the taxpayer.  I mean, the taxpayer has to take time off work and go on their own time and with their own transportation while the supposedly cash starved builders can grab a plethora of workers and bus them to the meeting – all being paid

Now, instead of busily building your new home, these guys are yanked off the job-site and told to take the bus to the meeting.  Kind of reminds me of the old “rentademo” people in the 70’s.  Remember folks, these workers are being paid with the money you thought would be spent on your new home, not paying protesters at public meetings.  You should ask for a rebate.

Another interesting point was that these protesters were allowed to wear their protest signs into the meeting, something I thought wasn’t allowed.  I stand to be corrected but, when I show up on July 15th with my information brochures on Mattamy, I hope I am afforded the same courtesy. 

This would be hilarious in most circumstances but these “voluntold” workers really didn’t know why they were taken off the job-site and told to listen to some politicians (hey, I bleed for them there) according to one Mattamy spokesperson.  (Milton Canadian Champion)

“Certainly a lot of them don’t know why they’re here but I do, and so do their employers,” said former Halton regional chair Peter Pomeroy, who now works on behalf of Mattamy Corporation.

Wait a minute – “former Halton Regional Chair Peter Pomeroy” now works for Mattamy!!!!  Whoooo!!!!  Now that explains a lot doesn’t it Gilgan.    You’ve got a former chair in your back pocket, working to further your empire in Halton- shafting the old taxpayer with reduced Development Charges.  But, then you have a former local planner with connections working for you in the Ottawa area where you tried to build without a permit and did illegal dumping, to name a couple of misdeeds. I wonder who else you have in your stable to help twist, manipulate or otherwise bend to your will the poor taxpayer in other jurisdictions.  Oh, I forgot.  One councillor in Oakville is connected to the Trafalgar Historical Society, which has received gifts from Mattamy Homes and,  Fred Oliver, well he was on Oakville Council and voted to get rid of my complaint by passing the buck to the Province under the leadership of former Mayor Ann Mulvale, another friend of Mattamy Homes

I feel I am facing the evil Lord Mordor in the Lord of the Rings.  Where’s Frodo when you need him???

Well folks, on July 15th you can believe the self-serving facts given out by Mattamy Homes, the Billionaire’s company or, you can support those who were elected on a platform to control Development Costs and reduce the impact on the taxpayer. 

It’s your choice – Lord Mordor or Frodo.


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  2. I think it’s important to clarify for your readers that the workers who attended last week’s meeting came from a variety of job sites and included a number of trades people, to voice a common concern. We were transparent last week about this. Mattamy has always been a leader and we’re happy to provide leadership on this issue. Last week’s turnout demonstrates that a lot of trades people are concerned about this issue. We met with our trades people and suppliers to explain our concerns regarding the proposed $8,000 tax. For most, this was the first they had heard about it. Needless to say, they were as concerned as we are about this proposed tax and asked what they could do to help.

    They wanted a chance to tell Regional Council what they thought. As we promised, we provided leadership by bringing our trades people together to voice their concerns to council. At the end of the day, they want to help – not only because they work in this community, but because many of them call Halton home. For many, their business and livelihoods are literally on the line.

    Comment by Gary Gregoris — July 14, 2009 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

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