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Toronto Sun - Aug. 12, 2009 - By SUN MEDIA
Hurricane Hazel to run for Mayor again
Hazel McCallion has won Mississauga's 2010 mayoral race...basically.
Today, the iconic 88-year-old leader of Canada's sixth largest city told the Sun's Joe Warmington she intends to run again for Mayor in the upcoming 2010 municipal election.
McCallion has never been beat, and in her 2006 election win — her 11th — she took 92% of the votes.
"Yes. I am going to be offering my services to the City of Mississauga," she said, while fishing on Lake Ontario in the Great Ontario Salmon Derby.
"People keep asking me. I will run again if my health is (good).
"If I feel I am not able to do it, I won't run. I feel I want to go out on a high level," she added.
McCallion said her main objective in the next term would be to deal with Mississauga's infrastructure needs.
Councillor Carolyn Parish, who has had her eye on the city's top job, told the Sun she will not run against McCallion.
"I would lose," laughed the ward 6 Councillor and former MP. "And I have to much respect for her to run against her."
She added she would like to run for Mayor one day.
"I am patient," she said.
Comments by others, 6, to this web-page;
MISSISSAUGAWATCH August 13th 2009, 2:37pm
" â€¦Police, Teachers, Lawyers are not re-hired/re-elected every 4 years!"
And NEITHER ARE MUNICIPAL "STAFF*!
In the case of Peel, itâ€™s Regional Mayors and Councillors who oversee Police, nursing homes and social services. School trustees monitor Teachers. (Legal Aid lawyersâ€¦ not sure.)
So youâ€™re saying that if citizens are concerned about an abusive teacher or cop, or suspicious deaths in a nursing home --THEY WAIT TIL THE NEXT ELECTION?!
"I also wonder how much of your Freedom of Information documents is costing taxpayers."
1: Iâ€™ve paid over $3,000 for those Freedom of Information documents!
2: Sounds to me youâ€™d FLOURISH in a fascist state
Richard Rogers August 13th 2009, 12:49pm
Donald Kennedy August 13th 2009, 12:15pm
Don Kennedy Johns Creek, GA
Yogi August 13th 2009, 7:39am
I find your logic flawed since Police, Teachers, Lawyers are not re-hired/re-elected every 4 years!
I also wonder how much of your Freedom of Information documents is costing taxpayers. Is there a public complaint process for citizens to complain about citizens wasting tax dollars?
carole davis August 13th 2009, 4:47am
email@example.com August 13th 2009, 1:03am
COACO@HOTMAIL.COM August 13th 2009, 12:45am
AJ August 12th 2009, 11:49pm
MISSISSAUGAWATCH August 12th 2009, 11:14pm
Thanks for the exchange, especially to PD. But
1. it's not fair to others that I post so often.
2. I should be researching Freedom of Information documents
3. --it's summer out!
Best regards, The Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAWATCH
MISSISSAUGAWATCH August 12th 2009, 11:09pm
"Hazel was elected, Castro took power and held the masses down, Hazel is already better. But it is true, he was a dfunct leader until appointed President but i think it was before 1976. Any links with authority on it?"
Yeah, try basic research through GOOGLE!
Jeff D wrote:"The question is - The longest serving leader elected by the people in a fair and democratic way."
Um. You do know that Mississaugans have no legitimate choice, right? That no politician of any substance has the GUTS to run against her, right?
McCallion Elections and no viable challenger, reminds me of a joke back in the Sixties --that Soviet Leaders claimed to run DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS!
People could vote for any Communist they want!
MISSISSAUGAWATCH August 12th 2009, 10:35pm
You wrote: "I do however find in very interesting. Interesting in the fact that I can't find in your site your specific beef with Mississauga Corporate Security"
posting from a MIssCorpSec guard:
"So I let him walk beacuse [sic] no back up was arriving in time. And wouldn't you know, the next weekend I ran into him again, same bat time same bat channel. Only this time there were 3 of us vs. him. Lets just say that the Administration of Justice was not the one dragged through the cement...er rather mud... yeah the soft squishy stuff
Never had someone apologize to me so many times for doing something illegal.....ya think maybe the 1K in tags helped"
City's response? He's not to post "inappropriate messages" to the Net anymore!
MISSISSAUGAWATCH August 12th 2009, 10:20pm
You wrote, "You stated the City of Mississauga never had a public complaints process. Isn't an election a public complaint process where if the public didn't like something they could get rid of those in power"
So you're saying that Boards of Educations shouldn't have a complaints procedure against teachers, right?
Or there shouldn't be a complaints procedure against lawyers, right?
Or against police, right?
Or against doctors, right?
Or against nursing homes, right?
So you're good with a municipal government having only an election every four years to assess their employees' actions or fail-to-actions, right?
Boy RUN FOR OFFICE on that noise! You'll get a LOT of muniicipal employees supporting you friend!
Yogi August 12th 2009, 10:05pm
You stated the City of Mississauga never had a public complaints process. Isn't an election a public complaint process where if the public didn't like something they could get rid of those in power. I think the last thing we need is more red tape at City Hall or more people being paid on the taxpayer dollars to keep track of such a system.
mario downsview August 12th 2009, 9:48pm
bill August 12th 2009, 9:47pm
PD August 12th 2009, 9:18pm
I do however find in very interesting. Interesting in the fact that I can't find in your site your specific beef with Mississauga Corporate Security. You probably have your own reasons for not disclosing such. Maybe if you did, you'd find you'd have a much more sympathetic audience ( and I include myself in that).
For the record, I a NOT a Mississaugan.
Al.J.Savoy August 12th 2009, 9:18pm
Jeff D August 12th 2009, 9:14pm
The question is - The longest serving leader elected by the people in a fair and democratic way. How many leaders can say that.
Castro does not count.
Andrew Turner August 12th 2009, 9:13pm
Thanks for taking up 20 minutes of my life listening to you ramble away in front of council with no particular direction. I can only assume that one of your children must have been charged with trespassing as you seem to have an unhealthy fixation with it. The councilor who you thank for his help was politely asking you WTF you wanted, which seems like a fair question. He wasn't trying to help you, he was giving you the "hook." To quote Joey Logano, "You can't fix stupid, it's for life."
Tim August 12th 2009, 9:01pm
MISSISSAUGAWATCH.CA August 12th 2009, 8:57pm
Here's what I said "Fact: Should Mississaugans vote in Hazel McCallion one more time, she'll have outlasted Fidel Castro as President of Cuba (1976 to Feb 2008)." "PRESIDENT"! SO CHECK YOUR READING SKILLS!
You wrote: "Mississauga wouldn't be anywhwere near the city it is today without Mayor McCallion. Just watch her in actionâ€ť I not only watch Council in action, I'm researching their Reign of Barrier through Freedom of Information.
Like so many Mississaugans you parrot what the Media's fed you! McCallion AND Councillors don't run Mississauga. Staff do! You could replace those 12 politicians with SOCK PUPPETS!
WWW.MISSISSAUGAWATCH.CA August 12th 2009, 8:39pm
And McCallion and Councillors would never tell you that in the City of Mississauga's entire histiory it never had a public complaints system
or ever kept track of even informal complaints:
And when they finally did get around to a formal policy, they (zero surprised) allowed Staff to investigate themselves!
Mayor and Councillor rubber-stamp policies and even by-laws in seconds!
Mississauga Council avoided The Ontario Ombudsman in 16 seconds!
and rubber-stamped a Security ban/arrest report in a record 12 seconds.
Likely the same in most municipalities
PD August 12th 2009, 8:18pm
WWW.MISSISSAUGAWATCH.CA August 12th 2009, 8:18pm
You wrote, "If there R DOCUMENTS or EVEN SOME KIND OF PAPER TRAIL THAT POINT TO ANY KIND OF MALPRACTISE..." etc, " I REQUEST "MISSISSAUGA WATCH" to please EXPOSE the TRUTH or AT LEAST GIVE ALL AND SUNDRY the Wherwithal to Access such Information."
To be clear, my criticisms aren't just about Mayor McCallion, but ALL Councillors.. I've been videotaping their Audit Committees and I swear, elected officials could not care less about what Staff do right under their noses..
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nx4QRKZKLA and:
and for a sample of minors banned at Mississauga Civic Centre (including 9/10 yr old girl) see:
popeye August 12th 2009, 8:06pm
who cares? August 12th 2009, 7:35pm
Bobb Taylor August 12th 2009, 7:34pm
David August 12th 2009, 6:44pm
The Ram August 12th 2009, 6:35pm
If there R DOCUMENTS or EVEN SOME KIND OF PAPER TRAIL THAT POINT TO ANY KIND OF MALPRACTISE - WHETHER IT'S WITH UNION NEGOTIATIONS, TAX POLICIES, ALLLEGED RIGGING OF ELECTIONS, ETC., as a TAX PAYING ONTARIAN AND MISSISSAUGAN, I REQUEST "MISSISSAUGA WATCH" to please EXPOSE the TRUTH or AT LEAST GIVE ALL AND SUNDRY the Wherwithal to Access such Information.
I know this Sounds Terribly ILL-INFORMED, but BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, Right (?)
(Chuckle, Chuckle, Just an Aside to Brighten Up Even Your Darkest Night and Hopefully Enlighten? Us)
casey August 12th 2009, 6:25pm
Tim August 12th 2009, 6:23pm
MISSISSAUGAWATCH August 12th 2009, 6:16pm
The Ram August 12th 2009, 5:57pm
mz August 12th 2009, 5:54pm
Mississaugans - please consider your vote carefully if and when Hazel decides not to run.
Harry Bottom August 12th 2009, 5:48pm
Hi August 12th 2009, 5:14pm
Ravi August 12th 2009, 4:51pm
Tim August 12th 2009, 4:37pm
What improvements has Hazel provided in the last 5 years?
Louie August 12th 2009, 4:34pm
From your comment below she has more class in her baby finger they YOU.....
You are an idiot.......
slappy August 12th 2009, 4:25pm
G S August 12th 2009, 4:14pm
mario August 12th 2009, 4:14pm
Hope your Health stays strong Hazel, Good luck to you.
Sick and Tired August 12th 2009, 4:05pm
It was worth a shot. Though I have lived in Toronto all my life, I have followed the political career of the Hurricane. Saying she is an amazing lady and unlike any other political official is an understatement. If we can't have her, can we at least borrow her for a few weeks. I think that's all it would take her to clean up our corrupt city hall. Actually on second thought, it wouldnt work. Toronto has become a haven for ignorant liberal and ndp'ers who would never vote her in anyway because they are to stupid to think for themselves and are easily brainwashed by the National Enquirer of Toronto newspapers (the star)
BWS August 12th 2009, 4:05pm
Hazel is the best!!! May she live to be 120....
IT GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT A PERSON WITH GUTS AND COMMON SENSE TRUMPS A WELL COIFFED FAILURE LIKE MILLER.
Mississauga Conservative August 12th 2009, 4:04pm
That's great news !
I detest that woman ever since she opened her big fat mouth about our American neighbours and embarrassed this country.
I hope she is NEVER mayor. At least she is smart enough to know she'd get her butt kicked big time if she ran against Hazel.
mario August 12th 2009, 4:01pm
It is not about higher Taxes, yes they are slightly higher in Miisissauga (and Brampton and
TIm August 12th 2009, 4:01pm
Dean August 12th 2009, 3:59pm
Jon August 12th 2009, 3:59pm
Dean August 12th 2009, 3:52pm
John "Buck" Anger August 12th 2009, 3:51pm
Rocky August 12th 2009, 3:39pm
lee August 12th 2009, 3:38pm
Tim August 12th 2009, 3:34pm
Erik August 12th 2009, 3:31pm
Tim August 12th 2009, 3:31pm
Mississauga Conservative August 12th 2009, 3:28pm
No trying to steal away our mayor now, lol !
We love her and want her to stay on as long as she possibly can.
I can honestly say she is the one (and only) politician I trust when she says something.
Tim August 12th 2009, 3:26pm
Marty August 12th 2009, 3:15pm
Elaine August 12th 2009, 2:59pm
Fred August 12th 2009, 2:56pm
daguy August 12th 2009, 2:52pm
Sick and Tired August 12th 2009, 2:45pm
Raine August 12th 2009, 2:41pm
Maddtrapper August 12th 2009, 2:38pm
toronto is BROKE BANKRUPT TAXXXXED to DEATH August 12th 2009, 2:17pm
please be toronto's mayor NOW ...
the position is currently
lee August 12th 2009, 1:58pm
Jon August 12th 2009, 1:56pm
Pat MaGroin August 12th 2009, 1:42pm
She could die before 2010 and still get 75% of the vote............
Mississauga Conservative August 12th 2009, 1:41pm
Thankfully we in Mississauga have a GREAT mayor unlike the poor people of Toronto stuck with Comrade Miller and his Politburo.
Way to go Hazel !
It will be great to watch Carolyn Parrish lose as well. Her and her BIG mouth !
zph August 12th 2009, 1:40pm
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