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Mississauga News - Aug. 13, 2010 - By Louie Rosella
Next week's witnesses announced
Inquiry officials have released the witness schedule for next week.
Michael Nobrega, President and CEO of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), and Leo Couprie and Murray Cook, both principals of World Class Developments (WCD), will testify Monday.
Tony DeCicco, another principal of WCD, and John Filipetti of Oxford Properties Group will testify Tuesday. City manager Janice Baker will testify Thursday.
The inquiry will also hear testimony next week from OMERS executive vice-president Michael Kitt, City director of development and design Marilyn Ball and City development planner Ben Phillips.
The inquiry is probing the failed $14.4-million deal brokered by Mayor Hazel McCallion's son Peter McCallion for land owned by OMERS to build a hotel.
Among other things, the inquiry is investigating conflict of interest allegations against the mayor and her behind-the-scenes involvement in the land deal.
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The Mississauga Muse
Aug 14, 2010 6:06 PM
@ ComenOn, please thou doth forget who you are writing to!
You wrote, "I doubt that the Miss News knew until now. Easy to confirm -- ask her or ask anyone in management at the city." "Ask her or ask anyone in management at the city"?! Remember. I've filed Freedom of Information since January 2007! MYTHissauga STAFF LIE! And not only do STAFF LIE, it's chronic! LYING is their passive-mode! Sheesh... Ask Staff... HAHAHAHAhahahahaaha*snork*
Aug 14, 2010 5:22 PM
Muse -- Ms. Ball is Mr. O`Brien`s wife.
I doubt that the Miss News knew until now. Easy to confirm -- ask her or ask anyone in management at the city. Apparently, Mr. O`Brien dated others at the city but in fairness married Ms. Ball. There is little doubt in my mind that that is why the city is offering her up as a witness and it shows just how desparate Hazel is to get her spin out there. Ms. Ball should be a small window into what to expect from the Mayor about all of this beyond deny deny deny and I forget. The info to date is devastating and it is only because CTV has not done a special on this thing that we are OK that is bad but people are not sreaming outside the building so how bad is it. The News would ordinarily chop up anyone else but the Mayor is getting the soft approach.
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The Mississauga Muse
Aug 14, 2010 12:33 PM
WOW! I emember Rick Mercer's "Welcome to Mississauga" and he asks the Mayor, "How do you stay in officer for 31 years?"
And she replies, "Well you have to look after your people." That's what I mean by MYTHissauga. "Well you have to look after your people." is true --and is meant for Rick Mercer to believe "people" refers to Mississauga residents. Nope. HAHAHAHAA! The only thing funnier, is knowing that Toronto residents had an uber-Mississauga-gruppen-finance-fuhrer running their Utility! No. Wait! There's something even funnier. O'Brien saying that the Strategic Alliance fell apart because no municipality wanted Hazel McCallion to run their utility. And what did Toronto get? Hazel McCallion's TRUSTEE to run it! HAHAHAHAhahaha.! That new commenter "LLemon" is so right when he wrote, " interesting summer reading. Great coverage, Mississauga news. More twists and turns than my summer fiction reading list." And what'll be REALLY fun is going back through the ROGERS TV "Hazel" 6-part documentary that I've saved fo' "context".
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The Mississauga Muse
Aug 14, 2010 11:45 AM
@ ComeOn. Marilyn Ball, Director of Development and Design in the City Planning and Building Department is David O'Brien's WIFE?! Are you sure?!
I mean surely the Mississauga News would have mentioned that in this article. You know. Like for context.
The Mississauga Muse
Aug 14, 2010 11:43 AM
@ ComeOn. Inside Council Chambers I filed the report, "'Incestuous' MISSISSAUGA INC prefers to keep its MYTHissauga Corruption 'vewy vewy qwiet'”.
I said, "Given the revelations of the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry and how various players can exist on several different levels. They can be a former city manager who turns out to be the trustee of the McCallion family trust, a CEO of Toronto Hydro and also a Big Shot at OMERS. And it’s like incestuous. And the only thing (laughs) that I can compare it to is that there are these little slimy sea creatures underwater. They’re called Stylocheilus and they’re really lovely cute little sea hares. [T] hey are is hermaphroditic.... And that’s what municipal government reminds me of! You know, it’s like you can’t separate them! They’re part of OMERS. They’re part of some land deal. They’re part of some trustee underneath some other trust fund. Like multi-layers of companies. Operating here in Mississauga with the same player up atop! It’s —it’s incredible!" I'm upgrading "incredible" to Twilight-Zoney.
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Aug 14, 2010 10:24 AM
Hazel McCallion Scandal Players
Given how entrenched O'Brien is in McCallion business both legal and illegal and given that Ms. Ball is his spouse I expect we will hear from Ms. Ball just about anything to try to get the Mayor off the hock. Unless the lawyers catch her like David this one is just an upper sycophant.
Aug 14, 2010 10:16 AM
Thanks for folllowing along but I care not about a sanitized CRA doc.
Why is it on the City`s site showing the details of the expenditures? She has the City Mgr and husband -- both accountants to aid so where? Good to know that the revelations from the INQUIRY sit well with you Mr. Baker. The rest of us find the growing mountain of evidenced disgusting. What a sad time for our great city this week with more revelations of abuse of office by our Mayor Hazel come to light.
Aug 14, 2010 9:52 AM
I wonder why 2009 has not been filed yet?
Isn't June 30th the dealine to submit the prior year's report? Just start entering search names at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html
Aug 14, 2010 9:43 AM
ComeOn - ever look at the CRA filing for her charity?
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/t3010form19-eng.action?b=891279986RR0001&e=2008-12-31&n=THE HAZEL MCCALLION CHARITABLE FUND&r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cra-arc.gc.ca%3A80%2Febci%2Fhaip%2Fsrch%2Fbasicsearchresult-eng.action%3Fs%3Dregistered%26amp%3Bk%3Dmccallion%26amp%3Bp%3D1%26amp%3Bb%3Dtrue
Aug 14, 2010 8:28 AM
NEPOTISM must end!
(The Mississauag and) the Regional Municipality of Peel follow the hiring policy "relatives first". This must change.
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Aug 14, 2010 8:02 AM
Hazel McCallion Scandal Grows
Who is Marilyn Ball's significant other -- yup -- David O'Brien. Whose husband does the books for the Mayor's pretend charities -- yup -- the City Manager's significant other. Here's a question for the News to ask -- why have the books for the Mayor's Gala never been opened? Would the public be shocked to find out that most of the money goes to "administration" and not to charity at all. Very little actually gets to any real cause and yet it is raised using the office of Mayor of Mississauga. Sorry about the side discussion but this self righteous charitable stuff is disgusting. I thought while we are taking out the trash we might as well get this one to the curb.
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