Monday, 7 October 2019

Unjustified

Once again, we got the call regarding a Citizen being abused by authorities. Once again, we made the trek to visit the abused. Again, we listened to a litany of grievances that have become so familiar to us.
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Seems simple enough. Seems the Town of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada was showing concern regarding the unsightliness of the reused ‘shipping Containers’ and the Citizen, Mr. Dan Favero was indeed utilizing shipping containers.
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Mr. Favero says he favors shipping containers for a multitude of reasons not least of which security being his primary concern.
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The Town was going to great lengths to paint the use and reuse of ‘shipping containers’ as a blight on their town even though shipping containers were also being used by the Town alongside Town facilities. They spent many hours designing expensive examples of how to construct buildings to hide shipping containers and where they can be placed on a property for concealment.

Observation by ‘News Alert Niagara’ is that Favero Storage and Car Wash appears to be a respectable entity when compared with others habitating along the same street. 
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Perhaps Favero Storage and Car Wash would  make an even better impression if they were not spending their time and fortune fighting with the Town of Fort Erie for their very existence!
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However, as the story rolled on it started to turn even darker as we learned that the authorities running the Town of Fort Erie apparently had been persecuting the Favero Family for over 14 years starting with Mr. Dan Favero's parents. The Town was citing every little thing they could find to dislodge the family business, Favero Storage and Car Wash, from their location on the north side of Garrison Road (Highway #3). They exhausted all their legitimate bylaws to the point that they inappropriately tried charging Citizen Favero under newly created bylaws.
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Attacks by the Town came by the dozens. Repeated visits by Town personnel. Dozens of charges laid followed by repeated summonses all applied to Mr. Favero for the same repeated charge dragging this Citizen though the expensive courts system (4 times) on repeated appeals.
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During Favero’s ordeal, he was never once allowed to make a plea or presentation to Council. He was denied attendance to multiple pretrial hearings (blocked at the Door). Mr. Favero has even been denied 'Freedom of Information'.
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Sadly, his so-called political representatives turned their back on him. No one in authority wanted to hear from him making a mockery out of the words ‘civic leadership’.
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Those elected and hired by the Citizens of Fort Erie speciously attacked this innocent Citizen with multiple charges and Court summons, repeated trips to out of town courtrooms, continual badgering as to Mr. Favero’s credibility and judgment. Mr. Favero was even attacked by the Town when he simply replaced a through-the-wall air conditioner! Favero has record of the litany of attacks against him by Town Authorities.
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More intriguing was sitting through the court activities watching, listening and recording the astonishing attempt to deprive Mr. Favero of his property Rights.
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But, it was the specter of the opposing lawyers crowding around Favero cornered in the witness box pouring over every niggling speck on maps, failing in their attempt to destroy an innocent man and his family that finally alerted me to the question as to why such a gargantuan effort on behalf of the Town of Fort Erie.
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Surely, if the courts found in Favero’s favor on four separate court cases the term ‘innocent’ must apply.
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However, if the Town loses in four attempts before the courts to deprive its Citizens of their property, property rights and the right to legally maintain what is theirs, what is the term that would/should apply?
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The question that developed was; just what was the justification for such a deliberate and persistent (decades long) persecution of an innocent Citizen?
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Then it came! A plausible explanation. It's called Alliston Woods. Alliston Woods turns out to be a 104-lot subdivision, which was first proposed in 2001 by private developers. Certainly, a plausible explanation for which some believe to be the cause for the longevity of the persecution.
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 Alliston Woods subdivision just happens to be located immediately behind Favero Storage and Car Wash .
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Delving further revealed why the need for the Town to rest control of the Favero property. Apparently the subdivision has no access to Garrison Road and therefore Favero Storage and Car Wash stood in their way of gaining access! 
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Apparently, without access through the Favero property the private Alliston Woods subdivision cannot proceed.
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Question: Will the taxpaying Citizens of Fort Erie  accept their hard earned money (est. $million) being spent to simply gain access for a private business entity at the expense of an innocent Citizen?
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To put this scenario into perspective, the Town of Fort Erie is considering expropriation as a method of confiscating Mr. Favero's private property. Since when can expropriation of one person's private property be used in favor of someone else's private business? What is the connection between the Town Authorities and the people behind the Alliston Woods proposed subdivision?
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.The Town opted for their customary bullying tactic trying to inexpensively deprive the Favero Family of their property, their property rights and their right to maintain what is rightfully theirs. 
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Dear readers, this disgraceful land grab is not some scenario out of a wild west movie with Hopalong Cassidy and the Black Bart Gang. Hell no! This shameful land grab is taking place right here in Ontario, Canada with a new Provincial Premier with a new Attorney General complete with 600 Constitutional Lawyers!
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Normally the story would be rapping up at this point.
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However, this story is so disturbing that for the first time ‘News Alert Niagara’ is compelled to request a response from the Town of Fort Erie to garner their perspective.
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Dear Fort Erie
I am working on an article regarding the plight of Mr. Dan Favero of Favero Storage and Car Wash.
Could someone in authority please respond with a justification for the four court challenges against Mr. Favero, soon to be a fifth, predicated on a new appeal by your town.
I await your  earliest reply
Preston Haskell Editor 
News AlertNiagara 

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Response created by Beverley Bradnam on 10/2/2019 9:53:05 AM
Dear Mr. Haskell,
Thank you for your web enquiry. At this time, the Town is in litigation on this matter and is unable to provide comment. Kind regards,
Customer Service Unit
Town of Fort Erie

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Thank you Beverley Bradman for your prompt reply.
Your Town Authorities will have the opportunity to clarify their justifications for the decades long persecution of the Favero Family in the comment section below the article.
 Preston Haskell editor News AlertNiagara

The good news is that ‘News Alert Niagara’ is inviting everyone, particularly the Town of Fort Erie Authorities, to attend the fifth Town court appeal (November 5, 2019 Provincial Offences Court, 445 E Main St. Welland) against the Favero Family so that interested parties can witness for themselves this shameless persecution going on in our courts out of public scrutiny. 
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PS:
Head of Planning Rick Brady threatened that they will prosecute non compliance, and that since they are “ illegal” to begin with, there is no “grandfather “ status anywhere. 
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This Article 'Unjustified' was sent to each Fort Erie Politician  07 Oct 2019
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The Article was also sent to the Town of Fort Erie through their own website

Preston Haskell,
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Below is the link to the Article
https://newsalertniagara.blogspot.com/2019/10/unjustified.html

Web Site:  https://www.forterie.ca
This message was sent to you from the Town of Fort Erie Website on 10/07/2019 1:51:42 PM

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Since the political leaders of Fort Erie made no comment as to the veracity of the this article it will be Disseminated October 9, 2019.


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