407 ETR and Economics‏

Explaining Economics to the masses can cause a sudden bout of narcolepsy (a sleeping disorder where by you frequently fall asleep) however, understanding the correlation to our quality of life is important. Economists have some major challenges in today’s society to ensure the data collected helps Regulators keep financial markets operating fairly. The challenges Economists […]

Doing Time for 407 ETR’s Crime

As you can imagine, I have gotten many messages over the past few years with respects to my articles on 407 ETR.  Most are negative stories where the person is rehashing a billing nightmare this company is well known for. Lately, we have been hearing positive stories trickle in.  Could it be that the company […]

407 ETR Not Exempt From Limitations Act

We have a Superior Court ruling that may signal relief, at some point, for driver’s that have been stung by 407 ETR’s questionable business practices.  Justice Edwards ruled, November 4th, 2014 that 407 ETR is not exempt from the Limitations Act. Justice Edwards points out what many have been saying for years, “There is nothing […]

407 ETR Doesn’t Want the Voices of Thousands Heard‏

I have been following, very closely, the Supreme Court Case that will tentatively be heard this January, 2015 between the 407 ETR and the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. The docket is growing in size with several Provinces including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec putting notice of their intervention in.  As well, Class Action lawyers, […]

Pat Foran CTV News Investigates 407 ETR’s “Bill Gate”‏

Every time Pat Foran does a story on Highway 407, I write to him.  This time around I wasn’t going to bother because sometimes I feel mainstream media wants to remain nice nice with 407 ETR.  Kevin Sack has a lot of friends in the media and for a no name like myself, it hasn’t […]

407 ETR Wants You to Pay for their Oversights

Reading through 407 ETR’s Factum filed to the Supreme Court of Canada, on their quest to quash the Appeal Court’s ruling on how it treats bankrupt people in the Province of Ontario, was like listening to the company whine about how we should be responsible for their chosen business model. They bought a highway without a gate […]

Do You Have a 407 ETR Story?‏

There are 3 cases before the courts that are of particular interest to the group Stop the 407 ETR’s Abuse of Power. The first one being the Class Action that was filed against 407 ETR in 2012. To recap, there are 3 Plaintiffs that have brought the action on behalf of bankrupt people that have […]

CPPIB 40% Owner of 407ETR Slammed for Hiding Expenses‏

Back in 2010, I noticed some questionable reports prior to Ferrovial selling 10% of it’s share in 407 ETR to CPPIB.  At the time, Ferrovial owned 53% of 407 ETR, Canada’s most controversial Private-Public-Partnership (P3) that operates Highway 407. I questioned if Ferrovial “HAD” to sell part of their very profitable shares because of our […]

Big business like 407ETR can buy their way to the top of the internet‏

How influenced are you by sites like Yelp when purchasing a product or using a service? That was a question I asked social media expert and online personality “Urgo”. He didn’t say how much he was influenced by the reviews he read online, but did say it was a service he used mostly when he […]

Social Media is 407 ETR’s Kryptonite

This month the Superior Court of Justice will rule on whether or not 407 ETR can ignore Ontario’s Limitations Act.  407 ETR is trying to say that the law allows the company to “discover” a claim when they decide legal action would be the best solution to collect on a debt and so therefore, it […]

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