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FMTA was the deserving recipient of the first annual
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THE CONTENTS

newest materials

The TORY era;
A new council and mayor, a new chance to finally fix the mess

media links relevant to FMTA

The Ford era

the public record

the FMTA's Toronto Tenant Hotline and its many happy clients

The Analysis

The FMTA Attacks against legitimate Tenant Activists

clip and save; their own words

what to do about FMTA

Other Interesting Links

The Gallery; portraits of people associated with FMTA who deserve exposure for it.


newest materials

August 2016, more on the progress of this "Landlord License/Tenant Tax" , observations on motives behind it.

Update, March 2016, about new "Tenant Affairs" committee and the "landlord License" tax on Tenants, etc

March 2015. Useful intelligence. FMTA late filing returns, as usual. Many well known scoundrels as directors. ( Some claim to be no longer involved and one has been dead for several years)

Information to Budget Committee Feb 2nd, 2015.

OCT 2014 something new on Causepimps site; Tim Maxwell. Long overdue. Legal clinic reorganization is good news for enemies of FMTA

October 2014 Councillors of Yes and NO

January 2014; Pro OCAP councillor Janet Davis wants a new tenant funding committee

New Year 2014- Patterns to FMTA behavior





The Tory Era;


A new council and mayor, a new chance to finally fix the mess

August 2016, more on the progress of this "Landlord License/Tenant Tax" , observations on motives behind it.

Update, March 2016, about new "Tenant Affairs" committee and the "landlord License" tax on Tenants, etc

March 2015. Useful intelligence. FMTA late filing returns, as usual. Many well known scoundrels as directors. ( Some claim to be no longer involved and one has been dead for several years)

Information to Budget Committee Feb 2nd, 2015.

OCT 2014 something new on Causepimps site; Tim Maxwell. Long overdue. Legal clinic reorganization is good news for enemies of FMTA




The Ford Era;
finally the way is open to get rid of FMTA, punish crimes, compensate victims


October 2014 Councillors of Yes and NO

January 2014; Pro OCAP councillor Janet Davis wants a new tenant funding committee

New Year 2014- Patterns to FMTA behavior

NOV 2013 FMTA lurkers provide useful info about past relationship with Norm Kelly.

April 2013- new anonymous tip about relation between OCAP and FMTA

Changes on the tenant services committee

Budget 2013; the wheel seems to be turning.

Oops! Something about Sarah Vance that got overlooked temporarily. Posted July 2012.

La Guerra Continua May 11, 2012- anti FMTA news & documents

January 18th; the budget battle is joined.

still fighting against FMTA; Christmas 2011

Limitless Greed and Gall; FMTA's self promotion intensifies

Should have been on this page sooner, but this poster was on FMTA's web site back in January.

July 14, 2011. FMTA attempt to promote themselves; so stupid and sleazy as to be pathetic. They are really getting desperate.

The FMTA says we like landlords. Well, some LLs have a sense of humor when it comes to FMTA.... ( May 2011)

ten years of attacking enemies with public funds-it is time this stopped

FMTA funds radical groups

the OCAP FMTA nexus is becoming clearer

Read the incredible comment at the end of this article

Here is the written deputation given to the city budget committee for 2011 JAN 2011

Here is a budget time special for a city council which provides funds for a group that attacks them, thinking they are funding their friends JAN. 2011

OCAP fights the Ford cuts? Yeah, sure....

Sun article about OCAP-FMTA connection (although OCAP has stopped mentioning FMTA and the tenant defense fund specifically)





The Public Record

Something about the Sambrano affair

about time I got the new "Fund FMTA committee" up. These people should be ashamed of themselves but, politicians...

Tenant defense fund budget 2011. Worth keeping as a reference

History of the FMTA

Tenant representatives sell out tenants rights to the Ontario Liberal government, Now 1986

Toronto Tenant Hotline defunded for incompetent advice and fiscal mismanagement, Globe and Mail 1987

About FMTA and housing coops, from 1990

Out of the memory hole from Rae days. (1993)

Dan McIntyre wants a head tax on tenants for his own gain, Ottawa Citizen 1996

FMTA's support for the Harris government's Legal Aid Services Act, November 1998

A News Article from 1998 about MacIntyre's behavior in Ottawa before coming to Toronto, March 1998

City Funded FMTA says no to cutting tenants property taxes, Toronto Star, 1998

A very good question regarding FMTA, From 1998

More City of Toronto waste against taxpayers 1999

How the FMTA abused public housing tenants and City of Toronto Funding, 1999

Time for the City to move on FMTA, Toronto Free Press, 1999

Tenant Advocacy Ripoff, Toronto Free Press, 1999

The Tenant Defence Fund and city councillor Michael Walker, Eye 2000

Kenn Hale FMTA article ridiculing then Mayor Lastman and City politicians, The Tenant 2000

Tragedy of Tenant Organizing in Toronto, by Tim Rourke, 2000

FMTA misrepresentation with the High Park Tenants Association, 2001

Letter: More Tenant Defence Fund lies, West Lodge Tenants Association, 2001

Letter complaining about proposed $150,000 to FMTA for a petition and more abuses, 2001

City wants to sign up their tenants to FMTA memberships for their "protection", 2001

Now Letters criticizing the FMTA for not wanting property tax decrease, December 2001

FMTA website giving advice on how to get a neighbour evicted, Now Weekly, September 2002 article

Handout Time!, Toronto Free Press, 2002

FMTA paid to give tax advice for not opposing city's unfair apartment taxes, Toronto Free Press, 2002

City funded activist gets high full time pay for part time job.pdf2006

Lack of tendered contracts at the City of Toronto and other questions, Canada Free Press, April 2009

Apparent discrimination and harassment of tenants at the Crossways apartments (received Aug 2009)

FMTA fibs to the city about it's webstats ( Sept., 09)

the most brazen corruption; November 2009

FMTA board of directors downloaded in 2010

FMTA board of directors as of July 16, 2010 downloaded in 2011

Read the incredible comment at the end of this article Dec. ,2010

Here is a budget time special for a city council which provides funds for a group that attacks them, thinking they are funding their friends JAN. 2011

Here is the written deputation given to the city budget committee for 2011 JAN 2011





the FMTA's Toronto Tenant Hotline and its many happy clients

  • complaint A
  • complaint B
  • complaint C

    Toronto Legal Aid Clinics giving bad advice and getting tenants evicted

    more of the same crap; Letter in the papers





  • The Analysis

    An Introduction to dealing with "activists". Read this first.

    Definitions of a Poverty Pimp

    The case against the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations

    A personal experience of tenant activism

    how much does it cost to buy a politician?





    The FMTA Attacks against legitimate Tenant Activists

    Public Slander by the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations' Marcia Barry

    Racist attacks against Bob Levitt where the FMTA seems to always be around

    Tenants' friends and enemies

    Sarah Lu and Google too; the FMTA thugs are even a hazard to net freedom

    City funded FMTA tries to destroy tenants associations who refuse to buy memberships

    Another case of a tenant who won't support the FMTA being harassed

    FMTA still raiding legitimate tenant associations as of Sept., 09

    A study in FMTA styles of "outreach"




    clip and save; their own words

    Samples of the FMTA's abusive message board

    clip and save; an amusing and revealing thread from FMTA message board July 2009.

    clip and save: a very ugly and interesting thread from the landlord's board. July 2009

    Who Toronto landlords like to work with and who Toronto's bad landlords fear

    Join our group and buy a membership or else...

    I wonder who they are criminally libelling now

    St. Paul's byelection postings

    really vicious libel and collusion with landlords

    "It sucks to be a landlord in Ontario"; a real gem

    further on the landlord board thread, about everyone else's "mental problems"

    Pissed off consumer's website and FMTA's idea of spin doctoring

    just about anything to get themselves in the paper

    the OCAP FMTA nexus is becoming clearer

    FMTA funds radical groups

    ten years of attacking enemies with public funds-it is time this stopped





    media links

    Sun article from november 2010 about "tenant gravy train"

    Sun article from October 2012 about "the usual housing suspects" at city council meetings

    Toronto Free Press from 2009 about FMTA





    a win against FMTA

    individual or class action law suits against the city

    'out' the dirty politicians who fund and protect them





    Other Interesting Links

    Ontario Tenants Rights

    West Lodge Parkdale Tenants Association

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