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Opening comments: More at the end.
To the main Judicial Inquiry page - to the Hazel McCallion page.
Aug. 16, 2010 - Letter by Donald Barber, Mississauga - to all Media.
A Mother & Son story in Mississauga.
There are things more important than money and those running the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry should factor this in - there is a family’s love (of money) and sons effort to live up to his mother expectations. After hearing about the new Sheridan College campus in Mississauga (ironically a business school), on the lands that are at the center of the Inquiry, I had to visit.
Well, it is going up like a weed in the City center and as I walked around it struck me why Peter McCallion was so hell bend and determine to see the hotel/condo project through - his mom could see it from her office window!
Yes, the Mayor of Mississauga can look out every day and see the “crowning achievement” of her realtor son and maybe she will stop asking if he is working when she sees him.
Never underestimate the desire of a son to give their mom what she wants - even if it is a 4 star hotel in the middle of her City or at least that was the plan till reality got in the way. Its location, location, location.
That would also explain Peter’s motive to keep pesky little business details from the Mayor, he wanted to surprise her. well lad, it been a royal surprise for all of us and getting your picture on the front page in Sunday best black suite was a nice touch as well.
Need we look further than the human element of a son seeking approval in dear old (Hurricane), Hazel’s eyes?
Then there is the McCallion inside joke as further proof the innocence nature of this Mothers day gift.
The name of company Peter started - World Class Development.
If Hazel has said it once she has done it a thousand times referred to City staff as “World Class”.
So her son becomes a key player in a “World Class Development” company, that was to deliver what Hazel wanted to make Mississauga a world class City.
The simplest minded explanation is usual the mostly convenient.
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