Smiths Falls ON – When a small town loses its biggest employer a lot of things happen; mostly negative. It puts people to the test and many leave to find jobs in other places.
For years the largest employer in Smiths Falls Ontario was the Hershey chocolate factory. “Free Trade” saw the company move to Mexico, next to a stock yard, that essentially forced the company to change the label of some of their product after people noticed a different taste? It’s one of the reasons I boycott companies like Hershey that gut Canadian cities yet still want to retain their markets.
But that’s a whole other story. This one is of a group of alleged sleaze and deceit by opportunists, and of irresponsible politicians desperate for good news for their voters, and ultimately some local investors left hanging the bag.
Where it starts? Well that’s a bit blurry as we’ve been tracking Aquablue, Aquagold, and other companies and names.
Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples Welcomes Aqua….pick your color…
Where is Manuel Da Silva now? Where is Dan Villineuve? Where are the people involved in this mess? Where are the dollars many investors made into a fractional stock market stock?
We don’t deal in hearsay or innuendo, we deal in fact.
That gem came from Dan Villineuve. And now Tom Ondrejicka, a former Aquablue consultant is calling for an official inquiry. Wonder why it took Mr. Ondrejicka so long to call for this inquiry?
Bet a lot of local investors will remember Mayor Dennis Staples words on the loss of their investments?
“Our role is to attract new business,” he previously told CBC News. “Our role is not to check out business plans for new businesses. We don’t do that. We simply encourage people to come to Smiths Falls.”
What do you think about alleged scams like this? Does Mayor Staples get a free pass for essentially almost giving credibility to Aquablue? Do you think this was a scam or simply a business that failed to get off the ground? How did the company get control of the very large Hershey Factory site without actually completing a deal?
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