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November 9, 2013

REMEMBRANCE DAY – NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 Give those who sacrificed a moment of reflection.

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One of the privileges we enjoy as Canadians is the right to free speech, something we take for granted but, was won for us by those who fought for our country and prevented those who stifle free thought from taking it from us.  My blog exists because of the sacrifices made by those before me and hopefully we can protect this privilege in the future.  Some paid the ultimate sacrifice and were denied the benefits we now cherish.  Take a moment to consider how lucky we are that we can spread the truth so easily.  Some still try to stifle the truth through lawyers and bully boys but, we as Canadians ,will continue to protect what has been earned for us.  Take a moment this November 11th to respect those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to give you what you have now.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

Colonel John McCrae


May 21, 2010

QUALITY – Missing link in Mattamy ads!!!


As Canadians move into the Victoria Day weekend, most will probably have their thoughts on enjoying some time off with friends and relatives or, going to cottage country and opening up the cottages for a summer of fun.  Of course, there will be some who will have read the ads, heard the gossip about openings and new offerings and, will spend some time trolling the housing developments – looking for that dream house.

Yes, read the ads and got an image of what the builder is like.  I have noticed in recent Mattamy ads, nowhere is there really a mention of “QUALITY”.  They mention the usual about price and old awards.  The sympathy 2009 BILD “Builder of The Year” award is mentioned, even though they had the flooding basements in Bracebridge and the debacle in Ottawa.  If this is considered the “Builder of the Year”, I can only imagine how bad the others must be.  They even brag about being in the top 3 for J.D. Power awards.  No mention of being near the bottom in the Ottawa awards though.

I notice though, there is a caveat in the small print – “Your experience may vary”.  Talk about covering your ass with that statement.  Yes, everyone got good quality but “YOU”.  It was your experience that was unusual and did vary from the norm.

Maybe that is why Mattamy no longer describes “QUALITY” in their ads.  They can’t guarantee it, even though they got awards for some getting quality.  They mention lifestyle issues but that is something “YOU” bring to the community.  Yes, they build the trails and parks (as required by law), so any lifestyle issue is something you make for yourself.

So, when you go house hunting this weekend, remember that the ads don’t mention quality and thus cover their ass in regards to what is delivered in the future. 

 Cover your ass with a house inspector.

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