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February 17, 2012

Canadians for Properly Built Homes organizing protest Feb 27 at Queen’s Park

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As you know, it is pretty hard to ensure your new house will be built properly.  I know – we have building codes and building inspectors and the ads kind of say you will get a nice house but they never mention quality.  These supposed checks and balances have been shown to be non-effective.   A lot of people have found out that in Ontario, Tarion doesn’t live up to the task of protecting the consumer and in some other jurisdictions, it might as well be buyer beware.  Some builders just do what they want and really don’t care how you feel, unless you are in the survey list.

Well, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012  you will have an opportunity to speak your mind.  The group, Canadians for Properly Built Homes (CPBH), is setting up a protest at Queen’s Park to let the politicians know that homebuyers are mad and want something done about the shoddy treatment they receive.  Of course, it is these politicians who get the donations from the development crowd so it will be interesting to see just how they respond to the voter.

Here is a copy of the announcement.

Please forward to others          who may be interested.
Notice of Important Event for Ontarians who support the      need for better consumer protection related to newly built homes.

Far too many Ontario purchasers of newly built homes continue to suffer due to serious construction defects, an unresponsive builder, an unresponsive municipality, and an unresponsive  warranty provider – the Tarion Warranty Corporation.  Your  attendance at this event will not only support homeowners in need, but it will also let the Ontario Government know that better consumer protection is required related to newly built homes!  We hope you will join us!
Details are still being confirmed, however, the following will provide a general overview.
Date:  Monday, Feb. 27, 2012
Agenda – Note:  All events in the Queen’s Park Main Legislative      Building:

  • 8:45 a.m. – arrive and get signed in at          security – ** parking note below
  • 9:30 a.m.  – witness a news        conference in the Media Studio.  Toronto homeowners with        HVAC construction defects will be featured.
  • 10:30 a.m. – attend Question Period and watch democracy in        action
  • 11:45 a.m. – lunch in cafeteria (optional) – this will give        everyone an opportunity to meet other homeowners/Ontarians        concerned about these issues

 Please send an e-mail to CPBH if you are  planning to attend so that we can keep track of numbers:  info@canadiansforproperlybuilthomes.com       .  Thanks!  We hope to see you there!
Please e-mail CPBH President Karen Somerville at info@canadiansforproperlybuilthomes.com       if you have any questions or comments.
** Parking at Queen’s Park can be a challenge.  You can try to      park on College Street and/or the University of Toronto.  Subway      is preferred – get off at the Queen’s Park Station.

Canadians for Properly Built Homes (CPBH)

Our Vision:  Healthy, safe, durable, energy efficient residential housing for Canadians.
www.canadiansforproperlybuilthomes.com

Canadians for Properly Built Homes (CPBH) is a national, not for profit corporation dedicated to healthy, safe, durable, energy efficient residential housing for Canadians, and is the only organization of its kind in Canada. Working for consumer awareness and protection, CPBH is run by a volunteer Board of Directors and is supported by a volunteer Advisory Council of industry experts and other key stakeholders.  CPBH earned "partner" status with the Canadian Consumer Information Gateway (Industry Canada). 

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* The above is intended to show the reader examples of how to obtain a house inspector, no matter which builder you buy from. Remember, awards and advertising are designed to make you buy, not ensure you quality. We’ve shown that awards are not the standard on which to base your decision on. My use of my experiences are not made to embarass Mattamy Homes or Peter Gilgan but, are used because they are based on fact and show the larger picture that a house inspector is a requirement when buying a house, new or old from any builder. My experience only shows that in fact it can happen and is a fact of life. Your experiences with Mattamy may have differed.

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