Skip to comments.Save Captain John! (Please sign this petition to support an old family friend, and good man.)
Posted on 12/09/2012 11:51:05 AM PST by fanfan
Captain John has faced hardship his entire life, but has succeeded in bringing his dreams to reality. A refugee before the age of 15, he opened Toronto's first floating restaurant in 1970. Even when his dreams were just that, he has always managed to survive. John knows how lucky he is and has always tried to share his good fortune with those in need. Now, circumstances beyond his control threaten his ability to walk off his ship and retire with dignity.
Despite his 40 years of fair and generous public behaviour, Captain John is being unfairly persecuted. Without notice the city has cut off his water, forcing his restaurant to close, and leaving him without any income or means to support himself.
Don't let this captain go down with his ship!
He is, and always has been a generous, kind man, and he could use some help now that the city of Toronto is trying to bankrupt him.
This petition will force the City of Toronto to re-examine their case against him.
American's CAN sign this petition, and we only need 180 more signatures to make this happen.
In an unprecedented and cruel move the City of Toronto shut off the water supply to Captain Johns Harbour Boat Restaurant. With no water supply, the Citys Health Department ordered that the restaurant be shut down. This cut off all cash flow and shut down the financial life blood of the owner John Letnik.
While led by the City of Toronto, this action was part of what appears to be an orchestrated plan by the various government agencies fighting for control over development of Torontos waterfront lands and are determined to squeeze out anyone they have decided should not be there.
After escaping from Communist controlled Yugoslavia at the age of 15 in 1956, John Letnik immigrated to Canada. When he opened his floating restaurant known as Captain Johns in 1970 it was one of the first attractions on the downtown Toronto water front and became a landmark. For more than forty years John Letnik has served as an exemplary citizen and displayed generous public behavior by providing free meals to Torontos less fortunate and needy. Now he is being kicked to the curb.
Its a cruel irony that John Letnik escapes a Communist oppressive regime as a young man, finds freedom in Canada and works hard to achieve success and now ends up being treated like this.
This treatment is a disgrace and standing by and doing nothing to help him is unconscionable.
Can you do a Canada ping please squawk8888?
To all- please ping me on Canadian topics.
Thank you squawk8888.
John Letnick is a wonderful man I have known since I was a young girl. He was good friends with my Father.
He escaped communism, all alone as a teenager, in 1956.
Communism is now ruining his life again.
His story is at the link.
If you could, please just sign the petition. Donate if you can.
They don’t make men like him anymore.
Unreal, but all too real.
Thanks so much to all of you!
Yesterday he needed 180 more signatures. I checked just now, and he only needs 159 more.
OK, my dog Cole signed it.
We’ll see how much Spam it attracts...
Nice to see you! You doing OK?
Please give Cole a Big Hug for me.
Why Hey! Yourself...
I'm very good, and Cole-boy will appreciate the hug-at-a-distance. Our daily adventures are ongoing
Good for you, you old dog! I'm glad you are enjoying life again.
We are expecting our first grandchild in Feb., and are hugely excited about it. I haven't held a baby in 20 years. It's going to be so much fun!
Blessings on your grandbaby and you and your whole family. It’s good to be alive.
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