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Mississauga News - Dec. 14, 2009 - By Donald Barber
Judicial inquiry begins
Commissioner Doug Cunningham, a Superior Court judge, oversees the inquiry into Mayor Hazel McCallion's
dealings with the downtown development plans that included her son Peter McCallion.
It began at the Mississauga Municipal Courthouse today. Staff photo by Fred Loek
The long-anticipated Mississauga judicial inquiry got underway this morning with the commissioner telling the court this inquiry will be "quite different" than most.
Court documents show the mayor attended at least two private meetings last year involving her son and OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) officials, while the zoning of the land was under active consideration by Council. The inquiry was sparked when the mayor failed to declare a conflict of interest at a City Council meeting regarding the WCD transaction.
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The Mississauga Muse Dec 14, 2009 5:06 PM
You wrote, "How can we trust the accuracy of City records?" I don't get it. Given that you've seen/examined my Freedom of Information on the NON-accuracy of City records, why'd you even ask that one? Related topic. The Judicial Inquiry had some truly funny moments. First I got to check who owns Square One.
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Think About It Dec 14, 2009 3:05 PM
This article’s only about the lawyers adding their personal legal fees on top of the $2.5 million costs of the judicial inquiry
McCallion could have plea bargained no contest to the same 1982 “Error of Judgment” if the minutes hadn’t of been revised by the clerk. Why doesn’t Legal Aid Ontario normally pick up these added costs accelerants like they did for the $15 million Ipperwash and Airbus inquiries are where we’re more screwed by regional self regulation.
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Uatu Dec 14, 2009 1:04 PM
A few minutes please
This article delicately sidesteps the fact that Council minutes were falsified to hide McCallion's failure to declare. To me, that is far more important than her lapse of memory (which I believe is all it was). How many times have similar frauds been perpetrated? How can we trust the accuracy of City records? Why did the investigation into this blatant manipulation of the public record get swept aside?
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ComeOn Dec 14, 2009 12:32 PM
OMERS a victim?
How did the Enersource (sale of 10%) contract given to Mayor Hazel McCallion by OMERS have multiple vetos included that were not in the copy agreed to by City Council? Does OMERS really ask us to believe they have idea how contracts of this nature get approved -- who are their members -- municipal employees. There are concerns/questions about the timeline of Enersource/OMERS events and OMERS/WCD events. How could they possibly seek out money for legal expenses?
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