The Battle to Reign in 407ETR is Gaining Momentum


Change the 407 Act supporters, this cause can really use your support right now. Please go to the Premier’s website and vote this policy idea up. If you have any positive suggestions, please post them there. This could go a long way to nipping this issue in the butt once and for all. Here’s the link http://commonground.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Change-the-407-Act!/13642-25935 Thank-you so much for sharing this and helping decision makers pay attention to this.

 

Change the 407Act!  Please sign & share the petition  http://www.change.org/petitions/premier-kathlynn-wynne-glen-murray-tracy-maccharles-change-the-407act

The battle for the Province to reign in 407ETR is gaining momentum. Besides the petition that has been circulating for people to sign https://campaign.to/stopthe407etrsabuseofpower/petition/13/  , a peaceful demonstration is being planned. For more information or to take part, please make sure to follow @407abuseofpower on twitter or search up “Stop the 407ETR’s Abuse of Power” on Facebook.
Before the courts still remains a Class Action lawsuit on behalf of people who claimed Bankruptcy, but remain in Plate Denial. It is maintained that 407ETR misused the Plate Denial process to collect monies that were subject to a Stay of Proceedings under the BIA. Also noteworthy is both the Superintendent of Bankruptcy and Class Action lawyers, Scarfone Hawkins, were granted leave to intervene in an appeal between Moore vs. 407ETR, as friends of the court. Class Action lawyers are looking forward to filing their argument of fact and law in this appeal.
On April 27, 2012, Class Action lawyers filed a statement of claim for declaratory relief, an injunction and damages for abuse of process, breach of contract, restitution and unjust enrichment against 407ETR. It is hopeful that between the efforts of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, Class Action lawyers and the public’s determination, 407ETR will finally have their questionable business practices reigned in once and for all.
A database is being compiled of people that incurred tolls, subsequently filed an assignment of bankruptcy and were subject to Plate Denial for those tolls and additional charges. If you think you qualify, please contact Scarfone, Hawkins LLP to be added to the database. It is estimated that at least 6,000 people in the Province of Ontario has been affected by this breach.
The process to effect change takes time, but it also starts with you. Looking forward to what 2013 has in store for 407ETR issues.

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3 Responses to “The Battle to Reign in 407ETR is Gaining Momentum”

  1. Steve Corey says:

    The last time I used 407 was in 2007. It was in that year that I had a number of financial and medical problems including the loss of my job. The amount owed was relatively small but I was unable to pay immediately. Soon the bills stopped coming but they resumed a couple of years later. Now it seems that the amount owing has increased some 600% and 407 is not interested in being at all reasonable. I seemed to remember taking basic contract law some 40 years ago and if one party issues a cheque with conditions attached and the 2nd party cashes that cheque that constitutes a contract. I sent 407 a cheque with the account number and the words “Account paid in full”. I’m hoping that there might be a lawyer who would be able to tell me if I’m correct and if it would be worthwhile pursuing the matter on these grounds.

    • Tammy Flores says:

      There are a few people talking about this issue. The problem surrounding what 407ETR says is a contract has been an ongoing debate. 407ETR’s position is if you put your vehicle on our highway… you have entered into an agreement with us. However, the consumer doesn’t know the agreement they entered into and that’s where the problem lies. Consumer protection laws say Consumer agreements must disclose all details, misrepresentation is illegal and that all charges in an agreement must be what they say they are. The problem with 407ETR is that you may never find out what the charges are for.

      407ETR’s position is what ever they say the agreement is… it is, but consumer protection laws speak differently. 407ETR’s position is that they are special and those rules don’t apply to them. They don’t hide this arrogance. They do it bold faced, in public and nobody has challenged them yet.

      407ETR has been lobbying many government agencies for a long time. They have blocked taxpayers from justice. That’s why there is a need to sign and share the petition to reign in this company https://campaign.to/StopThe407EtrsAbuseOfPower/petition/13/

      Taxpayers should be more important than lobbyists. Yes it is worth while taking them to task. The key is finding the right lawyer. So far there is a firm that’s brought a Class Action against them regarding the abuse of Plate Denial. It’s only for bankrupts so far. Here’s the info on that http://www.classactionlaw.ca/content/claims/407%20ETR/407%20ETR.htm

  2. Beth Smith says:

    Hello Tammy,

    I have a terrible issue with 407…it has now come to a head and I need a lawyer fast.

    Other Lawyers have directed me to your website as you know 407 the best.

    It it possible for you to respresent me or at least give me some direction.

    Let me know if you can help.

    BAS

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