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Opening comments:  More at the end.


To the main Judicial Inquiry page - to the Hazel McCallion page.


Comments by others to this web-page 4.


Mississauga News - Oct 6, 2009 - Letter by Irene Wojcik Gabon

Needs review

Dear Editor:

There were three choices to make in this dilemma facing council on the alleged conflict of interest by Mayor Hazel McCallion: Do nothing and let rumours and innuendo fly, have an integrity commissioner look into the matter, launch a judicial inquiry.

The cases on conflict of interest I have read over the last few days do not clarify whether or not there has been a breach of trust by the mayor.

Each case is decided on its own merits.

So to find out whether or not these allegations have merit, I concur with the position that six councillors took at council last Wednesday and, subsequently, with your editorial.


Comments by others, 4, to this web-page;


Think About It     Oct 8, 2009 12:20 PM

Integrity Commissioner is NOT the answer

Been there done that. The Integrity Commissioner only handles complaints by politicians lodged by other politicians, not us citizens. The regional FOI Act was being whitewashed over long periods of time while the former $56 billion Employment surplus was being transferred into a different General Revenues fund. The delemma is the regional costs for Public Relations consultants are over spending like drunken sailors after Mrs. McCallions January 29, 2002 letter on entreprenuerships were busted for fraud


The Mississauga Muse     Oct 8, 2009 11:48 AM

To Canadians, EEK! NO! I DIDN'T MEAN *THAT8!

Canadians wrote, "Does this mean the Muse has no use for Ontario's Integrity Commissioner, given the conditions and limitations under which he/she works?" No! It'd be GREAT if the Ontario Integrity Commissioner were given authority to investigate Municipalities. What Iím VEHEMENTLY opposed to is Municipalities hiring their own "Integrity Commissioners". I've been documenting Mississauga's Internal/External Auditors --they're the ones who approved two incestuous and bogus public complaints policies in 2008. Both those sham policies are worse than none at all. You wrote, "The bigger picture is that the judiciary must be allowed to do it's job in these situations so that democracy stops bleeding, as voter turn-out continues to convulse, corset and contract on its way to 'revulsion'... then what?" Here's the problem. Even if we had massive voter turnout, the voters arenít an INFORMED electorate! Theyíre spun at. And that's why Democracy isnít just bleeding, itís DYING.

* Agree 1


Canadians     Oct 8, 2009 9:41 AM

Best way to shore-up the Road to Revulsion is what?

Does this mean the Muse has no use for Ontario's Integrity Commissioner, given the conditions and limitations underwhich he/she works? I wonder how much money we toss into Ontario's 'Integrity' operation? For most of us looking at the political news we might be forgiven for concluding that 'politicans' and 'integrity ' don't belong in the same sentence. It's more like a greek tragedy playing out on the streets of Canada. It seems the judicial wing of governance has the most power and impartiality to 'dust and clean' these situations, anyway. The bigger picture is that the judicary must be allowed to do it's job in these situations so that democracy stops bleeding, as voter turn-out continues to convulse, corset and contract on its way to 'revulsion'... then what?

* Disagree 1


The Mississauga Muse     Oct 7, 2009 5:21 PM

Integrity Commissioner is NOT the answer

Irene Wojcik Gabon suggests that one way of dealing with the Conflict of Issue issue (heh heh) is to "have an integrity commissioner look into the matter". Wouldn't help a bit to resolve anything. An integrity commissioner is no different than the outside lawyers that the City hired for a legal opinion. Outside hired lawyers, hired Integrity Commissioner. Same Same. Hired by the City to investigate the City. On the City's payroll. Incestuous as it is absurd. What? Anyone here think that the solution to a corrupt municipality is to allow that municipality to hire its own integrity commissioner? Anyone believing that, please give a 24 hour notice and I'll whittle up a bushel basket of wooden nickels for you.

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