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The Truth About the Lease

Updated: Jun 18, 2023

There have been many questions circulating online as to exactly what the truth of the matter is with respect to The United People of Canada's Lease of the St. Brigid's Properties. This web page will continue to evolve to answer many of these questions to shed light on the truth.


The Parking Lot:

  1. Entire parking lot rented to the United People of Canada.

  2. The existing tenants were to be able to continue to park in the parking lot, however, only if that right was included in their leases, which it was not.

    1. At the time of the APS being drafted, it was unknown if there were any existing tenants with a right to park included in their leases, which is why this was included, as the United People of Canada did not want to displace any existing rights of the existing tenants.

    2. Patrick McDonald confirmed that none of the existing tenants had any right to park included in their leases, going on further to confirm that if The United People of Canada were to close off the parking lot for a BBQ, that this would not be a problem, as none of the existing tenants had a right to park in the parking lot.

  3. A number of existing tenants had been parking in the parking lot, however, they did not have a right to park in the parking lot, as confirmed by Patrick McDonald.

    1. Any of the existing tenants that were parking in the parking lot were essentially "squatting", as they had no right to park there.

    2. While the Landlord may not have had a problem with the existing tenants parking there while the parking lot was otherwise not rented out, they had no right to park there, thus The United People of Canada could restrict their access to the parking lot, if they wished.


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Rent Payments:

  1. $5,000 per month, plus HST.

  2. On July 5, 2022, Patrick McDonald agreed that the monthly rent payments would start on July 15, 2022, due to the deficiencies in the Subject Property.

  3. On July 15, 2022, Patrick McDonald assured William Komer that there was no rush making the rent payment, that a later date that was more convenient was acceptable.

  4. On July 24, 2022, Patrick McDonald received a bank draft for rent payment for the period from July 15, 2022 through to August 14, 2022.

  5. On August 15, 2022, William Komer attempted to pay the second monthly rent payment, however, Patrick McDonald refused to accept the rent payment when offered, instead directing William Komer to speak with Patrick McDonald's lawyer, who then ignored William Komer when he inquired how to make the rent payment.

  6. On September 2, 2022, TUPOC had the August 15, 2022 rent payment in court, ready and available for Patrick McDonald to accept, however, Patrick McDonald was unwilling to accept the rent payment.

  7. On September 19, 2022, TUPOC had both the August 15, 2022 and the September 15, 2022 rent payments in court, ready and available for Patrick McDonald to accept, however, Patrick McDonald was unwilling to accept the rent payments.


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