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Privacy quotes from famous people that we have found. Email us any that you want added to our list.
“I stared up at the sky and raised my middle finger, just in case God was watching. I don’t like being spied on.”
~ Annabel Pitcher, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
“Privacy – like eating and breathing – is one of life’s basic requirements.”
“Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.”
~ Marlon Brando
“Privacy is the right to be alone–the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.”
~Louis D. Brandeis
“Privacy – like eating and breathing – is one of life’s basic requirements.
“If we don’t act now to safeguard our privacy, we could all become victims of identity theft.”
“I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl.”
“Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility. The two are not the same, and they should not be confused.”
A new series of posts will be added to the Privacy Violators website to follow the upcoming two pending civil cases filed by Ralph Dykstra,Don Dykstra and Bill (William) Dykstra of Dykstra Electric,Barrie,Ontario.
- Civil court case against Privacy-Violators.com website postings
- Civil court case against ex tenant for alleged damages to Dykstras property at 40 Ellen Street,Barrie,Ontario
- Ontario Human Rights case filed against Dykstra Bros Electric by ex tenant & legal participant in Health Canada Medical Marihuanna Access Program (MMAP)
A court date has yet to be set for the Ontario Human Rights case filed by a Barrie,Ont ex tenant against Ralph Dykstra, Bill Dykstra and Don Dykstra of Dykstra Bros Electric, Barrie,Ontario.
The Dykstra’s are represented in Superior Court by a private paralegal from Meaford, Ontario,April C Stewart, owner of Landlord Legal.
Stewart has sent a cease & desist letter on behalf of Dykstra Electric to Privacy Violators website concerning the posts that we are following on ALL the pending Landlord & Tenant Board,Privacy Commissioner complaints and Ontario Human Right court cases that allegedly involve Ralph Dykstra,Don Dykstra and Bill Dykstra’s and have asked the website be shut down. We have answered her letter with the absolute intent to challenge April Stewart and the Dykstra’s in Superior Court in Barrie,Ontario.
April C Stewart has sent a cease & desist letter and has also filed her own civil case against Privacy Violators website for the posts following ALL the Barrie,Ontario Landlord & Tenant Tribunal,Privacy Commissioner complaints and the Upper Law Society of Canada complaints that a Barrie tenant has filed against April Stewart,Diane Lynn Smith and the Dykstras.
You can bookmark and follow the Stewart VS Privacy Violators website civil case HERE
A mediation date is set for March 2014 in superior court, but from past experiences dealing with Landlord Legal & the Dykstra’s in Landlord and Tenant Board with the already BAD MEDIATION attempt, we want this to go to into the courtroom to get final resolution on these matters. We post the original documents given to us to support the post that is written for the Privacy Violators website. It is our right to inform and update the public on pending court matters and decisions that are of interest to our visitors.
The Dykstra brothers properties have been in the Barrie news several times in the past for a drug bust at 24 Victoria Street, Barrie, Ontario when Manny P was raided by the Barrie Drug and Enforcement unit and arrested for having an illegal grow operation with approximately 80 plants in May 2011. Many police calls,approximately 8 reportable calls, since 2011 have been called to the 24 Victoria Street residence for various reasons.
The Dykstra’s brothers property at 40 Ellen Street, Barrie Ontario hit the front page in the Barrie Advance, a local newspaper,a few years back with clothes hanging from every available spot on the outside of the residence. I guess the resident at the time, Kara did not realize that Barrie has a clothes line by law which she did not adhere to causing complaints about the 80 year old house she rented looking like a slum shack and having local residents to complain to the city of Barrie about the matter.
Other Dykstra brothers property have also been in the news.. we update as we find more news
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This is a follow up post concerning the complaints that were filed with the Upper Law Society of Canada, against Diane Lynn Smith, of Smith Paralegal Services,Barrie, Ontario.
The complaints were filed on June 8th 2013, from a Barrie tenant alleging Diane Smith had harassed him by sending a letter representing herself as a legal “lawyer” and representative for Nancy Groves,when she was not legal to do so.
Diane Smith did not respond to any correspondence from the Upper Law Society of Canada nor did she appear at the administrative hearing set for her December 13th, 2013.
You can read the previous post and complaints filed along with the original letter sent from Smith Paralegal Service : HERE
The Upper Law Society: Diane Lynn Smith Decision and Order – heard by Hon. John D Ground,QC (chair) on December 13th,2013 in Toronto,Ontario is shown below.
Diane Lynn Smith is also being further investigated by the ULSC, as she was also hired by another paralegal, April Catherine Stewart of Landlord Legal Services,Meaford,Ontario to represent Nancy Groves (involved tenant) on behalf of Dykstra Bros Electric. A civil case is currently being considered against Smith and will be filed soon and all pending court cases against Diane Smith will be posted here with the follow up posts.
A court date has yet to be set for the Ontario Human Rights case filed against Ralph Dykstra, Bill Dykstra and Don Dykstra of Dykstra Bros Electric, Barrie,Ontario.
We will continue to follow all the court cases involved with Dykstra/Groves/Smith/Stewart that started as guilty of PRIVACY VIOLATIONS in Landlord and Tenant Board tribunal court, May 7th 2013 in Barrie, Ontario.
These privacy violations and actions from the Dykstras, March 26th 2013 along with the LTB court verdict from May 7th 2013, escalated into further alleged complaints concerning an illegal lock change at 40 Ellen Street, Barrie,Ontario, orchestrated by April Catherine Stewart of Landlord Legal,Ralph Dykstra,Bill Dykstra and Don Dykstra of Dykstra Bros Electric to a purposely BAD MEDIATED LTB AGREEMENT to get the tenant out, an Ontario Human Rights pending court case and three (3) civil cases pending that will all be followed and presented here on the Privacy Violators.com website.
You can read further details of the Civil cases that have been filed in our next post. Photos and documents to be uploaded soon for you to review.
One thing is for sure !!
We have learned from past experiences, that certain paralegals do deal in BAD FAITH DEALS purposely, just to get tenants out, to please their client, the landlord.. that is the private paralegals objective… anyway at all – legally or illegally.. they feel they are protected because they are paralegals.
Miss Groves,an involved tenant, was also represented by the same Meaford paralegal, April Catherine Stewart of Landlord Legal, in the court ordered appearance for Miss Groves to produce documents to the court to prove her rent was paid directly to the landlords from other sources.Dykstra Bros Electric received Nancy Groves rent payments,in part, from the Mental Health Association and also in part from Ontario Disability and paid directly to the Barrie landlords.
April Catherine Stewart did not have the documents that were requested of Nancy Groves by the courts on the ordered date to appear, though sufficient time was given, Landlord Legal instead decided to waste the time of the Barrie courts, Simcoe Legal Services and the Barrie tenant filing the case against Dykstra Bros for the FALSELY MEDIATED agreement and the money they owe.
April Stewart had also wasted the Barrie Landlord & Tenant tribunal courts time as well as the time of 3 witnesses that were summoned against her clients the Dykstras for the alleged illegal lock change at 40 Ellen Street. April Stewart is currently being investigated by the Upper Law Society of Canada for her participation in this alleged matter.
Stewart had also neglected to properly inform the involved Barrie tenant, although she had phone number, email address and Simcoe Legal Service contacts to contact easily, or the LTB courts that she was allegedly out of the country and was unable to attend. The tenant withdrew the matter to deal with it in the Ontario Human Rights court in Toronto.
** The papers supporting Groves claim were finally mailed to the Simcoe Legal Services paralegal helping with the civil case against the Dykstras and forwarded the appropriate documents to the tenant.
One of the Dykstra brothers, Bill Dykstra will be summoned to Superior Court to answer for their financial status and the reasons the LTB order and Civil court orders were not followed.
Please contact the Upper Law Society of Canada, if you have had dealings with Diane Smith this year or have had bad experience with Landlord Legal to report.
We will continue to update the past posts, photos and documents that have been slightly delayed because of minor pending matters very shortly.
Another example post to emphasize to you how important it is to safeguard your personal information everyday and everywhere.
The Ontario Provincial Police have charged a person they believed had taken the identity of Brian Perrault of Toronto, eight years past.
Perrault, a gentleman from Toronto Ontario,not knowing however realized that his identity actually had been taken.. however attempting to repair the damage that wasn’t a straightforward or easy task.
In fact, it didn’t finish for Brian til the OPP pulled over a tow truck, January 27th, 2012 on route Highway 400 north of Toronto for having no tail lights.
The OPP Chief Supt. Don Bell said the driver of the tow truck provided a false name to the police however another officer arrived and recognized the driver as a wanted man. he was arrested.
This started a twenty month investigation by the OPP that went back as so much as 2005.
Robert Shawn Maitland, 47, of Midland, Ont., was arrested and charged with 57 offenses together with fraud, possession of stolen property, identity theft and breach of recognizance. He is in custody pending a court appearance in Newmarket, Ontario on Thursday Nov 14th 2013.
Cybercrime is one amongst our biggest problems, OPP Insp. Greg Walton said, adding education is key to protecting yourself from identity theft.
The reason I picked up on this identity theft case, is to show that identity theft is happening a lot more frequently, and it is not always for financial gains.
There are many ways to obtain personal information, and plenty of ways in which it is used. There are a lot of reasons why somebody may need or want to assume another persons identity over their own.
The problems throughout the eight year length that Brian had his identity taken first started once he began receiving traffic tickets from places he had never been.
Perrault’s drivers license was eventually suspended, leaving him unable to drive, leaving him unable to keep up employment for a while. The collection agencies started calling after he struggled to find work without being able to drive.
The most frightening ordeal occurred late in 2011 as he was driving to his grandmother’s funeral.
Brian said he was pulled over by an OPP officer who demanded he shut off his engine and turn over his keys.
Soon after, more police officers had arrived. “It was terrifying,” he said.
Police say a man using Brian Perrault’s identity was wanted on warrants for crimes and traffic violations in Ontario and Alberta.
Fortunately, another police officer at the scene recognized the forementioned wasn’t the wanted man.
“But by the time I was allowed to go, my grandmother’s funeral was over,” Perrault said.
A few months later the police arrested and charged a person with the identity theft allegations.
You can read additional information about Brian Perraults ordeal and follow this identity theft case from Sun News website here from November 12th, 2013:
Protecting your personal information is even more important today with technology advances,credit card scanners and the wide use of the internet.
Social networks like Facebook and twitter are becoming huge problems for persons posting personal information to their online profiles and later regretting that action.
Remember that it is your choice to post the information but please think of the after effects that it cause you later in life.
Other future posts are in the works discussing credit card scanners and the most recent technology used by professional identity thieves.
For now all we can suggest is to educate yourself, protect yourself and your personal information.
This is a follow up post to the Upper law Society of Canada complaint that was filed earlier this year against Smith Paralegal Services of Barrie, Ontario.
Diane Lynn Smith is a paralegal from Barrie Ontario who is now being investigated by the Upper Law Society of Canada concerning complaints and allegations brought forward from a Barrie tenant.
It is alleged that Diane Smith had practised law and represented, defended numerous clients this year but was under a suspension from the Upper Law Society of Canada at the time. If you had hired Smith Paralegal Services to represent you for any reason this year, the Upper Law Society would like to hear from you on all the matters Smith Paralegal Services had dealt with for you.
It is further alleged that Diane Smith harassed a tenant that was involved with an ongoing Landlord & Tenant Tribunal matter as well as pending Ontario Human Rights complaints & allegations involving Ralph Dykstra, Bill Dykstra, Don Dykstra, owners of Dykstra Bros Electric of Barrie, Ontario.
Smith has ignored information requests and has yet to contact the Upper law Society regarding the ULSC investigation against her. The matter is set to go to before an administrative hearing on Friday, December 13th, 2013. When the administration hearing rules on the matter on Friday, we will post the results here on Privacy Violators website and also will be published on the Upper Law Society website for the public to review the determination of the hearing. We will of course do a follow up to the findings and provide you with the link to review the results.
Further complaints and allegations stemming from an illegal lock change, harassment and PIPEDA violations were filed with the Upper Law Society of Upper Canada for investigation regarding another paralegal, April Catherine Stewart of Landlord Legal from Meaford,Ontario who was at the time representing Dykstra Bros Electric.
Catherine Stewart is also being followed in our Court Cases in the News category concerning the Civil court complaint she has filed against Privacy Violators and the tenant she was harassing to get an eviction from the 40 Ellen Street property owned by Ralph Dyksta, Bill Dykstra and Don Dykstra of Dykstra Bros Electric of Barrie. Other articles you might be interested in reading up concerning these complaints is the Landlord Legal/Dykstra Bros Electric Mediate in Bad Faith post.
We will continue to post the rulings and determinations of all the allegations and complaints involved with these two paralegals and continue to follow the Dykstra Bros Electric cases as they go into to Civil matters and Ontario Human Rights Tribunal court.
Health Canada has come under investigation again from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, after receiving hundreds of complaints that Health Canada had sent out revealing private information to 40,000 registered participants in the Medical Marihuana Access Program (MMAP) that clearly had identifying Medical Marihuana Access (MMA) program association on the upper left of the envelopes. The letters sent out, and received by approximately 40,000 participants in late November, clearly stated on the envelope that they were from the Marihuana Medical Access Program.
In the six years of being a MMAP registered participant, I have always received and sent correspondence to and from the Health Canada MMAP through private special delivery mail, tracked and signature required.
Your Pal AL has had many correspondences with several investigators from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada from my all my personal complaints that i have filed.. and all I can say is when its not a big corporation they are investigating, and only private sector personal complaints, they did not investigate much at all.
All the complaints that were filed by me against Landlord Legal, Dykstra Bros Electric, Coin Hoarders Treasury and Health Canada, with all the corresponding letters to and from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada investigators will be posted here as all are scanned and organized soon.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Health Canada for the clear breach of privacy that had occurred. Here is another good post to check out from the Ottawa Citizen with Liberal health critic Hedy Fry urging the Federal Privacy Commissioner to find out why Health Canada outed the 40,000 Medical Marihuana Access users, leaving them vulnerable to home invasion and robbery.
From Ottawa Citizen post : “Medical marihuana privacy breach due to Health Canada “incompetence”,critics say”.
Hedy Fry ~ Liberal health critic
“Privacy alone is a huge breach,” she said, “but now the risks to some of these people is huge. It’s really extraordinary and this government has to answer why, on three separate occasions in the last two years, they have screwed up. This government knows how to keep who said what to whom in the Prime Minister’s Office secret, but they aren’t competent enough to keep important information about Canadians that under the Privacy Act they have to keep secret.”
Shortly after the letters became public , Health Canada deputy minister George Da Post issued a statement apologizing to the 40,000 recipients.
“Health Canada is taking steps to ensure this does not happen again,” he said.
In a statement to the Ottawa Citizen, Health Canada denied that any changes had been made to its mailing procedures.
Link to Privacy Commissioner website : Privacy Commissioner to investigate Health Canada for possible breach of personal information
Link to ctvnews.ca website post from November 25 2013 : Medical marijuana users launch proposed lawsuit after Health Canada privacy gaffe
Link to cannabisculture.com post : Health Canada’s War on Medical Marijuana Patients
Links around the world of paralegals and attorneys gone wild !
Have a paralegal or attorney story,link or post you would like to share ?
Contact us with your story.
On the web reports :
From “ripoffreport.com” ~ Complaint Review: Scumbags Robert Adams & Jay Diaco Attorney Paralegal, Melissa Personius Setup a DUI
From “asylumist.com” ~ Lawyers Gone Wild
Upper Law Society Prosecutions :
From “lsuc.on.ca” ~ Upper Law Society Illegal Practitioners Prosecuted – Law Society Prosecutions
We need your help to prevent illegal practice.
If you have a post or link to add to our Paralegals Gone Wild category please contact us.
If you are aware of any of these individuals continuing to engage in illegal practice, contact the Law Society.
A complaint to the Upper Law Society of Canada regarding a Barrie paralegal Diane Lynn Smith (link to the ULSC website – go to directory) to be investigated for allegedly sending a letter to a tenant while she was under suspension and other allegations. The Upper Law Society has not sent any further information as to its point in the investigation or its rulings. Can you see after reading the letter she sent to the Tenant, what the other complaint the Tenant filed against her ?
The Smith Paralegal Facebook page shows her having an office on Anne Street last year, and another address for the Bayfield Mall to the Masters Drive address on her letterhead in June of this year. This was voted to be added to our Paralegals Gone Wild Section.
Read the letter that was sent to the tenant and see if you can pick out the reason why the Tenant initially filed the complaints against Smith Paralegal Services of Barrie. Diane Smith is Suspended Administratively.
Suspended Administratively means : “A paralegal who has been suspended for administrative reasons, such as failing to pay fees or file forms on time. A suspended paralegal is not permitted by the Law Society to provide legal services.”
There will be further postings to update the status of the complaints that were filed in June 2013 with the Upper Law Society and any additional legal action taken.
It is always a good practice to check the Upper Law Society website for the status of any Lawyer or paralegal to see if any prior complaints have been filed, their licence type and their status with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia defines Landlord Harassment as :
“Landlord harassment is the willing creation, by a landlord or his agents, of conditions that are uncomfortable for one or more tenants in order to induce willing abandonment of a rental contract. Such a strategy is often sought because it avoids costly legal expenses and potential problems with eviction. This kind of activity is common in regions where rent control laws exist, but which do not allow the direct extension of rent-controlled prices from one tenancy to the subsequent tenancy, thus allowing landlords to set higher prices. Landlord harassment carries specific legal penalties in some jurisdictions, but enforcement can be very difficult or even impossible in many circumstances. However, when a crime is committed in the process and motives similar to those described above are subsequently proven in court, then those motives may be considered an aggravating factor in many jurisdictions, thus subjecting the offender(s) to a stiffer sentence.” ~ Wikipedia
** We will post the actual complaint filed and the results when the Upper Law Society finishes investigating the alleged claims against Smith.
If you need to file a complaint against a Lawyer or a paralegal, visit the website of the Upper Law Society of Canada.
Catherine April Stewart, a resident of Walter’s falls Ontario is a phony self proclaimed advacator of Landlord ONLY rights and is known to practice law under several names and businesses.Stewart is also known to call herself the “terminator” when she attacks tenants in the LTB Hearings. Stewart owns and operates a small property management company from 117 Bayfield Street, Barrie, Ontario under the name Landlord legal.
The phony pathetic property management company Catherine Stewart runs is from a small cubicle office surrounded by numerous accountants in a firm there, and the building is owned by Wendy Kara of Sophia development Corporation.
These accountants have been known to receive confidential and private legal documents that were intended for her legal firms eyes only but has on numerous occasions received unprotected legal documents on her behalf when she operates her legal firm from her Walters Falls residence.
Stewart had closed her failing Meaford legal office last year after she neglected to inform the Civil courts and the Human Rights of the closure of her office that was on record to receive the legal files from Human Rights allegations brought up against Stewart, her husband Paul Smith and her landlord clients Dykstra Bros Electric.
YOU CAN’T TRUST A DYKSTRA !!
This phoney self proclaimed advacator for landlord only rights has had many complaints filed with the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) for her sharp practice methods of advocating including practising law under several names.
The Law Society has so far protected the illegal actions of Stewart and has neglected to register ANY of the many complaints that have been filed with their office over many breaches of their own rules and rules of conduct with the courts Stewart has been accused and involved with directly.
Catherine April Stewart is the legal name registered at the LSUC for Stewart to practice law under, and the name of the business registered at the LSUC for her shady legal firm is Landlord legal inc.
Catherine Stewart has been practising law at the LTB Board in Barrie, Meaford and numerous other cities across Ontario and using the name April Stewart under landlord legal, when she represents her landlord only clients.
Stewart has been known to make many deals under this name and is now very well known not to honour any agreements she makes with tenants only to have them take the matter into civil courts wasting their money and valuable court time for her purposes.
Stewart has also been known to harass Human Rights applicants when she complained to the Barrie police the tenant was showing up at the LTB hearings which is an open forum to anybody that wishes to go. The police or this lowlife paralegal do not have the right to harass the tenants that wish to go to ANY LTB hearing for ANY REASON !
The corrupt Barrie police have harassed many tenants fore this ex OPP officer and his paralegal girlfriend but would not charge her for Break & enter, entering false statements, entering false documents or for harassing a human Rights applicant several times. Please read the many posts concerning this phony Landlord Rights advocate.
Stewart has also been known to break into tenants units while being present at the crime with the Barrie police witnessing the act and telling her she did not have the legal right to enter the unit to begin with.
Another disgraced paralegal Diane Smith, has also been known for practising law under different names and businesses and is also well known to have worked for Catherine Stewart on numerous past hearings.
Between the conflict of interests businesses Stewart owns and runs with her husband, ex OPP officer Paul Smith there has been numerous complaints to the LSUC over her legal practice and her submitting false testimony, statements and evidence from Paul Smith. Stewart has been known to use her Commissioner stamp to sign and authorize documents she submits from her husband when they pertain to her landlord only clients and Ontario LTB hearings.
Under the LTB Act 2006 Stewart does NOT FIT the definition of a landlord and should not be practicing law representing her slum lord clients.Paul Smith has also been known to work illegally as a Private Investigator for this paralegal when he was not licensed to do so in Ontario. Many statements Paul Smith gave to the Privacy Commissioner, Civil Courts, LTB hearings and the Human Rights allegations has statements coming from him as a private investigator working for Stewart.
Stewart has been known to break many rules of the Law Society and Rules and regulations for paralegals and many Rules of Conduct courts and has gone as far as entering false evidence into the Human Rights allegations brought up against Catherine April Stewart, her husband Paul Smith, William Dykstra, Ralph Dykstra and Donald Dykstra of Dykstra Bros Electric of Barrie Ontario.
Stewart is also known for not paying court orders that have been given to her to pay when she failed to show or notify the courts on several occasions.
Stewart had another paralegal lied at the LTB hearing she was accused of breaking & entering into a tenants unit while witnesses and the Barrie police watched. Paul Smith admitted to cowering behind a car when the tenant tried serving him legal documents to appear in LTB court for photographing his unit against the LTB Act 2006.Another crooked ex OPP cop that abuses the system for his paralegal girlfriend.
New complaints have been filed again against Catherine Stewart with the Law Society of Upper Canada who has been known to protect lawyers and paralegals when they break the law or even the rules set out by the society to govern the conduct of these one year graduates who receive a law degree from shady colleges in Ontario.
Privacy Violators will have the actual complaints posted live with all the responses from the governing body for lawyers and paralegals and will post all the comments and results from the many, many complaints.
Privacy Violators has received many emails and evidence that many other complaints have previously been filed against Catherine Stewart with the LSUC but there are no records of any of the complaints filed against her.
The writer had filed Break and Enter complaints against Stewart that were dismissed when David Cass, LSUC intake officer dismissed without reason or evidence in September 2013. David Cass is accused of protecting paralegals even though they violate the rules set out governing the conduct of paralegals and lawyers by the LSUC.
Catherine Stewart is another disgrace to the LSUC when she practices law under numerous names and knowingly and willingly signs and submits false statements and false evidence, in her own Human Rights allegations filed in 2014. Entering false evidence is a criminal offence as is break and enter. No paralegal is allowed to be present during an illegal act for any reason let alone be a party to it.
Read the many posts of the illegal activity done by this paralegal who practices under different names and businesses in and around Barrie, Ontario.
Complaints to the fraud department of the Canada Revenue Agency have been launched against alleged ex OPP officer Paul Smith and Catherine Stewart.