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Mississauga News - May 25, 2010 - Editorial by ?

High stakes drama

Veteran political watchdog Tom Urbaniak is absolutely correct when he says the stakes are high for all concerned as the Mississauga judicial inquiry gets underway this week.

Whatever facts are unearthed during the $2.5 million probe that will unfold over the next 40 days in a Burnhamthorpe Rd. courthouse, itís certain that Mississaugaís political landscape will never be the same.

The inquiry will be conducted in two stages.  The first phase will examine a controversial deal that made OMERS a 10 per cent shareholder in Enersource and granted unusual veto powers to the minority owner.  The second phase will probe the role played by the mayorís son, Peter McCallion, in his companyís (World Class Developments Ltd.) failed $14.4-million bid to purchase a 3.5-hectare parcel of City Centre land owned by OMERS.

WCD hoped to build a hotel and convention centre on the land.  The deal, which eventually fell through, involved private meetings between Mayor McCallion, the developer and OMERS ó while zoning of the land was still before Council.

Itís no secret that the call for a judicial inquiry was spearheaded by a group of seven councillors headed unofficially by Ward 6 representative Carolyn Parrish.

Urbaniak, a political scientist who teaches at Cape Breton University, rightly asserts that Parrish and her followers have as much to lose as McCallion.

Someone will pay for this inquiry, make no mistake about that.

Revelations could come to light that will irreparably damage the legacy of our incredibly popular 89-year-old mayor.

That said, Parrish and her gang need at least one bombshell divulgement to come out of this probe or they will face the wrath of voters on Oct. 25.

Itís clear that, once the dust has settled, this current council ó divided and broken ó cannot go on.  When all is said and done, the voters will have to decide which faction of councillors deserves to stay on and run our municipal affairs.

One of the two groups has to go. A house divided cannot stand.


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MISSISSAUGAWATCH     May 27, 2010 5:50 PM

@ Mississauga News (cont'd)

Last. "When all is said and done, the voters will have to decide which faction of councillors deserves to stay on and run our municipal affairs." Disagree 100%. That should read, "When all is said and done, the voters' WALLETS will have to decide which faction of councillors deserves to stay on." Nando Iannicca: Bottomline --> WALLETS vote, not people. Hazel McCallion: People are stupid. Me: Agree with both.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH     May 27, 2010 5:49 PM

@ Mississauga News

You wrote, "Veteran political watchdog Tom Urbaniak is absolutely correct when he says the stakes are high for all concerned as the Mississauga judicial inquiry gets underway this week. Yesterday after the Judicial Inquiry I asked veteran political watchdog Tom Urbaniak if he filed any Freedom of Information in the process of writing his book, "Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga". Answer, NO. Next. Quote. "That said, Parrish and her gang need at least one bombshell divulgement to come out of this probe or they will face the wrath of voters on Oct. 25." Disagree completely. I've said this before and will repeat it here. There is NO bombshell big enough. Had the Inquiry wanted that, they'd have gone in unannounced and grabbed files, documents, emails, Post-Its etc rather than allow all parties to hand over what they believe may have relevance. Last. "When all is said and done, the voters will have to decide which faction of councillors deserves to stay on and run our municipal affai

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