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Opening comments: More at the end.
The E-mails - The Out-Bursts
To the main Judicial Inquiry page - to the Hazel McCallion page.
Comments by others to this web-page - 130 - to this web-page at the time of posting.
Toronto Sun - Dec. 9, 2009 - By Don Peat and Mark Bonokoski
Carolyn Parrish strikes again
Mississauga councillor in eye of storm after restaurant meltdown
Restaurant owner Louis Macerola is upset that Councillor Carolyn Parrish ripped up
a pro-Mayor Hazel McCallion poster, a restaurant rampage witnessed by GM Deborrah Poretta, left.
(Mark O’Neill/Toronto Sun)
Forget Hurricane Hazel, a Port Credit restaurateur is picking up the pieces after Mississauga Councillor Carolyn Parrish had a tropical storm of a temper tantrum in his lobby over a poster supporting Mayor Hazel McCallion.
After noshing on a meal that included three bottles of wine with three others at Aielli Restaurant last Thursday, Parrish allegedly walked out and then back into the restaurant, ripped down a pro-McCallion poster, shredded it and stomped the floor, before jumping into a waiting limousine to go to the Andrea Bocelli concert at the Air Canada Centre.
Owner Louis Macerola was still boiling yesterday that the councillor's tearing tirade left pieces of poster scattered on his lobby floor for his staff to clean up.
"It's inexcusable behaviour of a councillor," Macerola told the Sun. "She represents the city, the people, the mayor. She's a representative of all of us.
"To come into a public building, take something off the wall and tear it into pieces and then expect my general manager to pick it up is disrespectful to everyone."
Reached yesterday afternoon, Parrish was surprised Macerola was still upset, saying she apologized as soon as he e-mailed her about the incident.
The poster was advertising the then one-day-old rally in support of the 88-year-old, 11-term mayor who has been weathering a political storm and facing a conflict-of-interest inquiry.
"I had had an extremely stressful week. If you haven't noticed out here, I'm the Big Bad Wolf and blamed for everything that goes wrong in Mississauga," Parrish said. "I guess it was one of those impulsive acts, like, 'Yeah, the rally is over and we're getting on with business.' "
Following council's decision in October to proceed with the judicial inquiry, Parrish has been under attack for criticizing McCallion.
Some anti-Parrish residents, suspicious of her political aspirations, have even started a website called stopcarolynparrish.com.
That night, Parrish was dining with husband David, Councillor George Carlson and a fourth, unidentified guest who picked up the $288.47 tab.
The receipt, obtained by the Sun, included three bottles of wine totalling $129.
The councillor insisted her fit wasn't alcohol-fuelled.
"I was with three people. I may have had one glass of wine, maybe a glass and a half, but I wasn't drinking; no I wasn't drunk," she said, adding later the unidentified guest left with one of the bottles unopened. "It was stupid. What can I say?"
Macerola, a veteran businessman, sent a strongly worded e-mail to Parrish a day later, telling her that in his 33 years in Port Credit he has seen a lot of councillors come into his restaurant but never witnessed or heard of one acting so out of line.
"I kept the torn poster pieces as a souvenir to remind me of this inexcusable behaviour by a publicly elected official," Macerola wrote. "This demonstrates disrespect for my establishment and my staff. I hope that you consider better behaviour in public appearances in the future."
Parrish wrote back, thanking Macerola for the "wonderful dinner." Staff say she had a mushroom appetizer and truffled linguine.
According to the restaurant's menu, that dish includes slivers of Triple-A long loin with roasted garlic and 12-hour tomatoes topped with arugula and finished with a "spritz of truffle oil."
"You are absolutely correct," she wrote. "What began as a bit of a dare and a prank, it (sic) retrospect was poor judgment on my part."
The former Liberal MP added that she'll "attempt to replace the poster at once."
Macerola has yet to see the promised replacement.
The E-mails;E-mail from Louis Macerola
Good Morning Councilor Parrish
Let me begin by saying thank you for dining with us at Aielli in Port Credit on Thursday December 3rd, 2009.
A matter was brought to my attention by my general manager and your server Deborah Porretta that during your exit from my restaurant after dinner you had noticed and viewed a poster on our inside window advertising a public support rally for our Mayor "The Honorable Hazel McCallion".
You walked out the front door and with in seconds came back in and you decided to remove the poster from my window and tore it into pieces and with a grin on your face threw the pieces on the lobby carpet in front of Deborah and one of your dinner guests. You left the restaurant and left the "now" littered poster on my carpet.
Mrs. Porretta which has been employed with my restaurant for over 17 years and has over 28 years of food and hospitality experience witnessed the unimaginable behavior of a City of Mississauga councilor.She brought the torn pieces of the poster to me in my kitchen and explained to me what happened.
I went outside to see if you were still nearby to discuss with you your actions, but you had left. In all my 33 years in the Port Credit area I have never witnessed or heard of any councilor being out of line in my restaurant, and trust me I have met many!
I kept the torn poster pieces as a souvenir to remind me of this inexcusable behavior by a publicly elected official. This demonstrates disrespect for my establishment and my staff. I hope that you consider better behavior in public appearances in the future.
Mr. Louis Macerola
286 lakeshore rd
Reply from Carolyn
Let me begin by thanking you for a wonderful dinner on thursday evening.
You are absolutely correct.
What began as a bit of a dare and a prank, it retrospect was poor judgement on my part. I sincerely apologize to you for my inexcusable bahaviour.
Please accept my apology. I will attempt to replace the poster at once.
Sent via BlackBerry on the Bell Mobility network
The Out-Bursts;SWEET CAROLYN PARRISH OUTBURSTS - The Mississauga councillor is no stranger to controversy - particularly stemming from her antics both on the local, national and international stage:
As a Liberal MP in Ottawa in 2003, Parrish was caught on videotape when being asked about the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and blurted out: "Damn Americans. I hate those bastards."
At an anti-missile defence rally in 2004, Parrish accused the U.S. of building a "coalition of idiots" in support of its missile defence program. That year she also criticized the re-election of "war-like" President George W. Bush.
Parrish further provoked outrage in 2004 by criticizing the re-election of George W. Bush and stomping on a Bush doll during a skit for the CBC show This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Parrish finally got the boot from then-prime minister Paul Martin's caucus in November 2004 after publicly criticizing Martin, saying she "wouldn't shed a tear" if Martin and his government were defeated and added he and his Grit advisers "can all go to hell."
In 2005, Parrish blasted Gen. Rick Hillier as "truly barbaric" and called on the government to "muzzle the beast." Parrish was offended by Hillier's suggestion that terrorists were "murderers and scumbags" and that armed forces must be prepared to kill people.
Parrish leaves federal politics to run for Mississauga council, winning a seat in November 2006 with an eye to succeed Hazel McCallion as mayor.
In August 2009, when McCallion announced she would seek a 12th term in the 2011 municipal elections, Parrish said, "I would never run against her. She is an icon and to do that would be disrespectful."
Comments by others - 130 - to this web-page at the time of posting;
Jamie December 13th 2009, 11:47am
Feminist Bimbo = demeaning.
NOT talking about males in politics in your posts....only females=prejudice
Your words to me= childish, immature and bitter.
v.rossi December 13th 2009, 10:58am
How bad do you have to be when even the liberal party kicks you out.
Parish as Mayor will be a sad sad dayfor the great city of Mississauga and all its great residents
Bart December 13th 2009, 4:30am
JAMIE, First off, you don't even know what the name fembo means, but you AS/U/ME it's meaning a few times. . But yet you banter on about how in one sentence it means I'm lumping all women together. Are you for real or just drunk?
If you knew how to read, you would have realized that I was saying all politicians are just as bad as the next one. I'll send a letter to your daycare.
As for the rest of your ranting, fembo is short for "feminist bimbo", and you sure fit that category. Too bad it doesn't show your crazy,,inept, bitch, drunk and useless mentality to the rest of the world
Jamie December 12th 2009, 11:44am
BART, the term "fembo" is a label. Lumping most women into that sort of stererotypical category is not only discriminatory but, a heavily prejudiced type of thinking. I need not give further examples because one need only look as far as the scandals and crime involving a tremendous number of MALES in both government and corporations to make that point. The list is endless. But, when a woman has even a hint of misbehaviour, she's considered inept, crazy, a drunk, a bitch and everything else slammed at Parrish. Your term "fembo" also implies disdain for women who take power. There's nothing more to say. You've proven both your prejudice and mentality by using that one word.
Mark Borkowski December 12th 2009, 6:16am
I was disgusted with the comments and actions of Carolyn Parrish. I have met Ms. Parrish. She strikes me as some one who is very ambitious, but sadly lacks any talent or intelligence to ever run for Mayor. Carolyn Parrish should be charged with a criminal action for damaging property at the restaurant. I hope that Carolyn goes away. The business community are very skeptical of her.
Mark Borkowski, president
Mercantile Mergers & Acquisitions Corporation
I King Street West, Suite 714
Bart December 12th 2009, 3:33am
Awww, Jamie, did I hit a fembo nerve? Can't make an argument so just try and trash the guy that makes comments you don't like? Couldn't even come up with one example to dispute my comments?
If you knew how to read, I just stated my mind what I think about feminists and some women egomaniacs in government.
So if I'm at a grade 4 level, what does that make the fembos that state all men are rapists and say a lot worse about men than I ever have about women? Daycare?
Barbara December 11th 2009, 9:06pm
How did this woman ever get elected in the first place. Kudos to Louis for calling her out and letting all of us in Mississauga know what kind of person she is.. One can only hope that this will change the minds of any people who might be tempted to vote for her. I think she should be impeached!! And really, she only had 1 1/2 glasses of wine? Ha ha.
Frank December 11th 2009, 4:42pm
As far as I am concerned she is and always has been a disgrace and an insult to her proffession.
For this Malicious act she should be charged with public nuisance, public mischief, damage to property & littering, pity there is not a charge for her just being on this planet. SHe has stepped over the line more than once . No wonder Politicians get a bad name when she is such a good example.
A Franklin December 11th 2009, 2:42pm
As Carolyn is obviously brain dead,I think we should harvest her organs. She obviously craves any attention she can get, good,bad, or otherwise. Her whole quest for attention is aimed at destroying anyone who gets in her way. The best way to get rid of her is by not to giving her any publicity.
Melissa C. December 11th 2009, 11:20am
Personally, I don't think that Hazel will run again in the next elections. I think her days as Mississauga Mayor are slowly coming to a close and likely, retirement will be announced by McCallion soon after this inquiry ends. That aside, Parrish's antics in the restuarant were indeed, pompous and childish. However, what if McCallion has the dirt under her nails that is alleged? Parrish's action will be of little concern by comparison. Perhaps, Parrish showed her distain for Hazel's *possible* "dirty fingernails" in a childish manner but, better that type of harmless action rather than possible backdoor, under the carpet, screw the tax-payers under the belt type of politics! Parrish's actions may be what many may do after the inquiry.
Jamie December 11th 2009, 10:41am
BART, one might say that a male who bashes and downgrades women as a whole the way that you have been, has a mentality that is unable to function beyond a 4 year old's mentality. Even with that statement, I'd be downgrading a 4 year old's mentality. My condolences. I'm sure that it must be terribly hard to have to live with a mental disability like that.
sam December 11th 2009, 9:22am
NOT VOTING FOR HER !
Bart December 10th 2009, 10:09pm
Any you wonder why women and politics don't mix? Women can't even handle school boards without backbiting, catfights and spending more time looking after their sorry fat asses than the kids. Can you imagine one of these bitches running Toronto? It could be an award winning "Twilight Zone" episode. But of course only those 18 and over can be subject to such horror stories.
And intelligent women, typical fembo, can't handle facts so get it erased. What was the matter of my last comment? Facts you couldn't dispute? What a loser. So typical of the feminist bags that can't handle anything except their own narrow viewpoints. Women not having the mental ability to lead is no different then the fembos saying women are the best baby caregivers.
No Carolyn December 10th 2009, 8:02pm
Please explain how anyone in Mississauga elects this bloated social parasite to anything? She's an embarrassment to anything and anyone she touches. Perhaps this old windbag believes that as long as she gets her name in the papers and her caricature in Donato, she stands a good chance of being elected Mayor of Mississauga.
Haley's Comet December 10th 2009, 7:47pm
So this is how Carolyn Parrish behaves when she has a bad week?
She demonstrates a lack of judgement and self-control , utterly infantile behaviour, a lack of respect for others and the law, and yet she still hopes that Mississauga residents will want her to be their next Mayor?
THIS is the woman who would be Queen?
And did I actually read that she did this on a dare? Sounds like the company she keeps is as immature and irresponsible as she is.
G-Man December 10th 2009, 2:31pm
"..inexcusable behavior by a publicly elected official..." Are we talking about Parrish or McCallion? Maybe if Parrish got to doctor the official record, she'd seem innocent too! Bottom line people: Step WAY back from all the insane hate-dripping and frankly violent diatribes. It was a poster! A mere piece of paper. For a rally to try stop due process of law which the Mayor brought upon herself. Maybe the rage is fuelled by disappoinment in Hazel's frequent ethical lapses. Parrish has certainly been rude, obnoxious and inappapropriate many times. Yes maybe a national embarrassment, but never the slighest whiff of financial impropriety, so let's drop those insinuations eh? And she apologized for her actions. So where's Hazel's
Wake up December 10th 2009, 1:39pm
Meh, when it comes to both politicians, McCallion and Parrish, both have dirt on their hands. Hazel, for instance is currently facing judicial inquiry into backdoor dealings which are a conflict of interest, an abuse of her power, and highly illegal. As much as Parrish has been exceedingly outspoken, I know of no shady or illegal acts shes been involved in.
This is not to say that McCallion hasn't been a proud public servant of Streetsville and Mississauga for quite some time, but its time for her to hang up her dancing shoes.
Before you comment, with "she should shut her dang pile hole" educate yourselves on the matter, think for yourselves.
Really December 10th 2009, 12:49pm
C. Parrish is a douche Bag! Always was! Then she leaves the restaurant and gets into a limo like she's some sort of pre madonna rock star! When will people smarten up and throw this loud mouth "B" to the curb. She dose'nt deserve another penny of tax payer money. Its all about her! Come on people, WISE UP!
Barbara Corbett December 10th 2009, 12:21pm
As a Mississauga resident, I sincerely hope Ms. Parrish will not be our next Mayor. She has proven herself over and over again to be an obnoxious, loudmouth lout with absolutley no reservation when it comes to her own political aspirations. I think that Ms. Parrish is a megalomaniac and we don't want nor need a mayor like that. Toronto already has one!
Len December 10th 2009, 10:29am
Most of us deal with this type of individual every day of our lives, they are our BULLY bosses. Can you imagine having to work with this professional incompentent twit?.
Steve Austin December 10th 2009, 10:18am
Bad judgment Carolyn? Along the same lines as trashing your former
boss, Mr. Martin or the disparaging remarks about our southerly
neighbours? You've quite a track record. Keep digging, you'll bury
Loreena December 10th 2009, 9:59am
Well Carolyn Parrish is at it again. Hopefully the people of Mississauga will pay heed to this latest rant. The woman hates Mayor Hazel McCallion so much that she tears her picture apart and stamps on it? Too bad a camera wasn't available. If one of my children threw a temper tantrum like that she would be scolded severely so people of Mississauga scold this woman and toss her out so when she hits the pavement she would know what it feels like to be disliked. Then again maybe that's why she is nasty.Carolyn will never have the class that the Mayor has and maybe that is why she is so jealous of her. Being a big mouth is not the kind of person I want running my city. As for 1 glass may 1/2 glass of wine. Who is she kidding. We are not dummies
Jim December 10th 2009, 5:26am
You know, her picture is as mean as this story. Forget hurrican,
Carolyn Parrish should be wicked witch of the north.
Me December 9th 2009, 11:54pm
That guy is a douche.
Nobody got hurt.
Bob December 9th 2009, 11:53pm
Email this douchebag now tell her what you think of her
Unknown December 9th 2009, 11:44pm
Umm, Kevin, what part of "unknown" did you not understand? The writer didn't miss an important point ... the important point was stated "unknown". So, in answer to your question of who the fourth diner was - answer: unknown. In answer to your 2nd question of why not report their name in the article - answer: because it was unknown.
Here's hoping that clears things up for ya.
bob loblaw December 9th 2009, 11:41pm
This is a no-brainer......the woman is a power-whore.....totally un-qualified...if you people in Misssissauga vote for her, you deserve her!
Kevin S December 9th 2009, 11:27pm
An interesting story buthe the writer missed one important point. Who was the fourth diner who paid the tab, and why not report their name in the article?
DINAMOSTREETSVILLE December 9th 2009, 11:24pm
Carolyn Parrish is SCUM, and I still cannot believe people in Mississauga could vote her in. She should be lucky to have a job at walmart, let alone making decisions and stirring up sh*t in a city like Mississauga
frank December 9th 2009, 11:18pm
MR. MACEROLA is a warm and honest man, he did not deserve such disrespect.
parrish is an egotistical maniac who does not know what respect is .
how the hell she has this job is beyond me.its not the first time she has been an idiot and certainly not the last. she cannot hold a candle to Hazel and she knows it.
lets reevaluate ,lets use a little common sense and tell this ape to take a hike. as a matter of fact lets vote for an ape instead of her.......4 people 3 bottles of wine and she only had one glass,
do you think she may be hiding something ?........
Not very nice December 9th 2009, 11:12pm
Well that wasn't very nice. If she didn't like Hazel's picture..just go to another restaurant.
wayne moores December 9th 2009, 10:15pm
Down here on the East Coast I had totally forgotton about this wingnut since she dissapeared off the national scene. I guess we really do need the Senate after all. Where else can we put senile politicians that are past their best before date and keep them from being an embarresment? Oops, I forgot, sometimes they still manage to make an ass of themselves...look at MIke Duffy. We need better security on the hill...to keep them from wandering off...in their PJ's and slippers...without their meds. Cheers
BlancheD57 December 9th 2009, 10:06pm
Ms. Parrish says, I had a glass of wine maybe a glass and a half, but I wasn't drinking. I have a question for you Ms. Parrish, "ARE YOU WELL?" You were either drinking or you weren't. TSK TSK, to you for acting in such a chidlish manner, whether alcohol was in the mix or not. You so called government officials need to shake your heads. I live on a measly less than $1000 a month pension, and here you are wining and dining, and taking a limo to the Bocelli concert. Really try to eke out like us commoners, because I know for certain, I was raised to never, ever act like that in public or behind closed doors.
William December 9th 2009, 9:40pm
These pampered politicians eat the best cuisine & drink the finest wines on our tab & act like this ? Perhaps she has a lot of party friends who all vote for her . It is no wonder a majority of the voters stay home at election time . Take a look at the behavior in our parliament , she fits in well ! I think she just helped Hazel win the next election !
me December 9th 2009, 9:31pm
It makes you wonder if most of these Politicians are not legally insane?
Parrish, McConnell, Fletcher, Davis and Bussin.....all nuts!
We deserve better....wake up and vote them out
Dave December 9th 2009, 9:16pm
This communist bitch is still consuming our oxygen? We need to eliminate wasteful carbon footprints...starting with her.
BobT December 9th 2009, 9:16pm
Another example of Trudeau's philosophy, i.e., voters are idiots and never remember enough at the next vote to hurt you. There must be a lot of idiots in Mississauga since she has been elected and re-elected several times at 2 levels of government. Hopefully, the idiots of Mississauga have had enough and get rid of her. But I would not count on the intelligence of those who blindly vote Liberal no matter who runs. And, Jaimie, is your last name Parrish because you sound like a relative.
Surecure December 9th 2009, 8:47pm
Does it really surprise anyone that Ms. Parrish would act in such a manner? She has no respect for those with opinions that disagree with hers. In fact, she has nothing but utter contempt for those with a different opinion and she has made no attempt to hide that fact. Such behavior on her part is not only unsurprising, it is expected.
If she didn't like the fact that the owner had up the sign, she should have lodged a complaint. But, no, her bloated sense of self-importance has always turned her actions into a beacon of egomania. Tear up another person's property in their establishment? She might as well have overturned a table.
This type of temper-tantrum is not the action of a reasonable adult. It is the action of a toddler.
peter December 9th 2009, 8:33pm
as a veteran of the restaurant and hospitality business I'am a little disturbed at the way a colleague has taken an oppurtunity and used it to gain noteriety.When guests come into our establishments, we as proprietors should protect their privacy as if they were in our homes. I'am certain that louie has seen guests do crazier things in his time. Why now has he chosen to make this a major scandal. Iam also sure that he and his wife have consumed three bottles of wine, proceeded to the boys room and missed the urinal. I would much rather have my staff pick up some papers of the floor than wiping the dregs of the wine he drank. Do I agree with her actions? NO. But if he did this for a fovor from hazel, forget it. look where her last favors did
Concerned Resident December 9th 2009, 8:08pm
Mr Wahl - You commented on the Mississauga News website - ".....Anyway knowing three of the four people who had diner together that fateful night; I would agree with Carolynâ€™s statement that she did it on a dare without malicious intent or meaning to upset the restaurant owner and staff." Are you saying that the end justifies the means? How you you vandalize someones property, and leave the mess behind without upsetting them? If this women would do this type of thing on a dare, what does it say about the person. "Like her", you can have her. She is not the politician I want running my City.
Stephen Wahl December 9th 2009, 7:55pm
To know her is to. . . .
I won't say love, but I will say, like her. Yes I am one of the few who will, in a public forum, say that I like Carolyn Parrish. Do I always agree with her? No, not all the time. Does she get caught doing and saying stupid things? Yup; and she is the first to admit it and apologize.
If many of the people who write these comments think Carolyn is obnoxious, or whatever, then maybe you should review some of your own statements of hate and rudeness which you so freely express here.
Teri December 9th 2009, 7:53pm
I believe there could be help for Carolyn unfortunately it involves a highly skilled American who has had excellent results working with and retraining bitches
Cesar Millan folks the famous Dog Whisperer. I'm sure a day with Ceasar would have Miss Parish pacified in a matter of hours. Imagine her learning how to sit, roll over and beg and best of all learning how to bark on command. I'm sure Hazel would be happy to supply the treats for good behavior after every council meeting.
Her husband should know by now to keep her on a short leash every 28 days. Some one should ckeck on her melt downs to see if they are timed to the moon's phases
I'm looking forward to the time when she starts menopause. Oh lord can you imagine the fireworks
janice brooks December 9th 2009, 7:38pm
Parrish knows she couldn't possibly win a fair fight against Mayor McCallion, so she stoops to the lowest possible levels to try to "win points". I am apalled at her behaviour; this incident is just the latest.
Susan December 9th 2009, 7:20pm
Based on Ms. Parrish's behavior in the past, should anyone even be surprised by this behavior?
It is beyond me how she even got a seat on council in Mississauga in the first place considering her history, but dear people of Mississauga, please think long and hard about who you are going to vote for come election time, before this loose cannon attempts to become your mayor.
Joe December 9th 2009, 7:19pm
@ Chris and Warren
I believe the provincial government made it legal for restaurants to allow patrons to take home any wine purchased during the meal that was not finished.
As far as i know this only applies to wine and not other kinds of booze,
Bob December 9th 2009, 6:52pm
Carrolyn Parish has the I.Q. of a soap dish and is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine
Mary December 9th 2009, 6:52pm
I am sick to my stomach that that person (she is no LADY) was elected in my riding. I thought she was useless at the federal level and she has proven to be the same for Mississauga.
Does she really think anyone would vote for her for mayor??? That's what she is looking for, and God help us all if it ever happens.
Long live Hazel, down with all idiots.
Dean December 9th 2009, 6:26pm
This women's career is dead it has been for along time. The fact she acts this way in a pulic place is just plain disgusting. I keep hoping she goes away but the people of Mississauga need to vote her out and force hir to go away but then I guess she would run in Toronto and would be a perfect fit with some of the clowns in Toronto Silly Hall.
Andrew December 9th 2009, 6:25pm
Carolyn Parrish and her arrogance need to be tossed out during the next election!
Robert December 9th 2009, 6:05pm
Childish, idiotic, spolied brat....these are the descriptive terms that come to mind when the name of Carolyn Parrish is mentioned. Her tantrum at the Restaurant is inexcusable and clearly should show the voters of Mississauga what a self centered, immature loser she is.
Hopefully the voters of this great modern day city will give her the royal boot come election time because she is not fit for public office or any position of trust. Her previous anti American rants and doll stomping plus now this little poster shredding incident show what she really is. Grow up Ms. Parrish!
I've always had the greatest respect for Missisauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.
Chris Jansen December 9th 2009, 5:50pm
How much revenue does she pop into the paper in advertising?
Cummon December 9th 2009, 5:45pm
Funny, I put a comment in the Mississsauga News regarding this same article and had my comments removed....all I said was she is narcissistic, self serving politician who cares nothing about her constituents and only about her future...as long as the public is paying for it....otherwise...her behaviour is what it has always been....disgusting!
ron December 9th 2009, 5:30pm
Hurricane Hazel,s nickname is one of respect and appreciation.
"Loose Cannon Carolyn" may become a nickname of shame and scorn.
Dano5710 December 9th 2009, 5:14pm
GET A LIFE BITCHES !
Blue-man December 9th 2009, 5:04pm
And I heard her exclaim, ere she drove out of sight: "Those damn McCallions. I hate those bastards!"
Lee December 9th 2009, 4:41pm
Obviously, Ms. Parrish has learned nothing since her ouster from the Federal Liberal Caucus. One would think that a politician of her longevity would know that any action taken is fodder for discussion and ridicule. Hope she got something good for that stupid dare ... surely it wasn't worth the embarrasment. Here's hoping Hazel stays forever ... cuz otherwise, I'm moving!
george dubba bush December 9th 2009, 4:39pm
her real name is Karolina Janoszewska and she had it legally changed to Carolyn Parrish,shut your pile hole and learn to respect the true mayor of mississauga , hurricane hazel
Just a bit north December 9th 2009, 4:38pm
What do you expect from a modern day politician? They all want everything for free. They all want you to love them no matter what. They all buy your votes come election time with trinkets so shiny you will forget what they did in the past. Here, little person,,, a shiney bauble to vote for me. Remember my party let you in the country, so, you and your family OWE us.
mz December 9th 2009, 4:36pm
It's not a joking matter that this bitch will run and possibly become mayor. There are some interesting pockets of supporters for this poor excuse of a woman. She knows how to attract them. You can bet it's not the longtime residents of her ward who vote her in - they know her too well. No doubt, the ignorant and gullible newcomers are the ones she can twist and con into giving her their votes. Perhaps a little bribery and lots of ass kissing helps too.
Hawk-i December 9th 2009, 4:28pm
Isn't there a law against prowling Pit Bulls?
Ex Mississaugan December 9th 2009, 4:21pm
Someone should slap this wide assed witch....she's a waste of skin
Johnny Canuck December 9th 2009, 4:13pm
Stupid is as stupid does, that's Mississauga's Carolyn Parrish.
Elizabeth Maybenot December 9th 2009, 3:58pm
I see many posters wondering why voters keep voting for her. All you have to do is google her to find that there are many muslims in her area and she has kissed many an ass.
Elston December 9th 2009, 3:58pm
I wonder is that's a mispelling of the name of this parasite of the taxpayers. Instead of Parrish, is the right spelling Pariah?
myname December 9th 2009, 3:54pm
Carolyn Parrish is a joke. She has been a problem for a long long time. She can't control her temper as well as her mouth, she shouldn't be in the position she is in.
Sydney December 9th 2009, 3:41pm
To answer Warren's question, I am guessing she would say it was "THE LIMO DRIVER"
It could not have been her husband, geroge carlson or the mystery person that flipped the bill.
Or could it, make you stop and wonder "mmmmmm"
Hmmm... December 9th 2009, 3:40pm
I do not live in Mississauga and I am not familiar with either of them. This is a typical politician who feels she has a sense of entitlement. She defintitely shows a lack of class and she obviously has no shame. Why did it take an email the next day for her to respond. And why would anyone vote for her? I think all the politician should have a mental assessment before and during their tenure in office. Taxpayer dollars are at the mercy of these nutjobs.
Jay December 9th 2009, 3:33pm
She has a stompping problem, first the George W doll done for all the political hype she could muster and now the poster. Everyone is equal just some are more equal than others. What loonie tune, just remember her next election
Ted December 9th 2009, 3:32pm
While an MP, her big mouth (directed at GW Bush) cost my company 1/4 of our business, overnight. All to satisfy her childish ego. How many other companies experienced the same thing, and what did her antics cost? Then, imagine my reaction when she became a councillor in my beloved Mississauga. Ever since, she's been nothing but a shit disturber, clearly aiming for mayor Hazel and her job.
She claims she get's blamed for everything that goes wrong in Mississauga? First, let's find something wrong! I happen to love my city just the way it is, so status quo works for me. If that bitch ever takes over as mayor, I'm moving.
Toronto: You are welcome to her...she can run (er. "ruin") your city next year.
somewheretotherightofattillathehun December 9th 2009, 3:28pm
There's nothing more entertaining than watching the Liberal lemmings try and deflect this from the actions of a notoriously deranged woman, and spin it back somehow to perceived wrongdoings of the current mayor. It just goes to show you.....if you want excuses, vote Liberal. If you want action, vote Conservative. And, if you want nothing, vote NDP.
G. Irvine December 9th 2009, 3:20pm
I think Carolyn has mental health issues, she should be pitied for her actions. She does things no sane person would attempt.
Chris Jansen December 9th 2009, 3:18pm
I was wondering this myself. I've never heard of any establishment in Ontario selling you a bottle of wine to take home.
This also would make Parrish a liar.
Elston December 9th 2009, 3:15pm
Why oh why do we as a society allow people like this to continue to suckle the public taxpayer teat, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars?
Cam December 9th 2009, 3:10pm
This woman has no class and is prone to childish behaviour. Why she thinks she deserves the respect of any constituent is beyond me. Is there anything of note that she has done for residents of her ward other than make an idiot of herself? Mayoral aspirations? I seriously hope there are other contenders - Mississaugans deserve more, and the only reason she is in the running is for the perks and prestige - again, undeserved.
Jim Long December 9th 2009, 3:10pm
What is the relevence of the cost of the wine? The restaurant can charge what ever they would like for a bottle of wine. If three bottles amounts to $129, the story should be about the gross mark up these restaurants enjoy as it is immaterial to the subject at hand, which is the behaviour of a grown adult.
chuckles December 9th 2009, 3:06pm
shes a perfect fit as mayor of toronto brain dead just like most voters there
Parish is vomit! They all are. December 9th 2009, 3:05pm
I hope Hazel is going over her expense report with a fine toothed comb. Who paid for the tickets and the limo? Who is the relationship to the unidentified guest who paid for the dinner?
Scott December 9th 2009, 3:01pm
Carolyn was an embarrassment for Canada and now Mississauga.
WarrenT December 9th 2009, 2:59pm
Parrish's story is pure fiction. Accusing the restaurant of allowing patrons to purchase liquor to take home is pure baloney.
The other important fact to be uncovered is who paid for dinner and who "dared" her to commit the vandalism. Also who paid for the rest of the evening i.e. limo and theatre tickets
Jamie December 9th 2009, 2:53pm
Genie, if the allegations against Hazel and her son's company are true, won't this entire ripped up poster incident seem rather insignificant?
Born in racist against Europe Toronto December 9th 2009, 2:48pm
The American President is the 20th highjacker.
Why are all politicians irish?Why is the canadian government oppressing the European citizen with lies and deceit?
Jamie December 9th 2009, 2:44pm
Doug in Mississauga, I agree with you that it wasn't exactly an appropriate action but, is everyone bypassing the idea that McCallion MAY have something under her belt that is far worse than a ripped up poster and will cost the city tax payers at least 2.5 million dollars? As far as her comments to the Americans, she was "off-camera" and was taped in a private conversation from what I remember. How many of us have called American's decisions in all kinds of circumstances... "dumbassed" in our private moments? And, a MP out of party is about as effective in parliament as a garden rock.
Genie December 9th 2009, 2:43pm
Does this surprise anyone, nothing is beneath her!!!! I can't imagine anyone trusting her.......
Chris Jansen December 9th 2009, 2:43pm
If I lived in Mississauga I would be ripping down all her signs come election time.
I wonder how Ms Parrish would like that..eh.
OP December 9th 2009, 2:40pm
Impulsive, rash, vindictive, under the influence of alcohol,destroys property, is embarassingly outspoken,a loose cannon. Uses voodoo dolls to represent her enemies. Belongs in therapy, not politics.
Ross Vaughan December 9th 2009, 2:30pm
I don't care what excuse she makes. She demonstrated an evil tempered, jealousy of an 89 year old Mayor who has done more for her city for the past 30 years than any single elected person. What she did was reprehensible and in my opinion an act of vandalism against private property. Peel police should charge her like the common criminal she has shown herself to be.
doug in mississauga December 9th 2009, 2:29pm
Jamie,you sound like a tried and true Liberal.What was her motivation when she promised to resign from the Liberal party if Chretien didn't recind the GST,and then obviously changed her mind.Or how about when she publicly insulted our American friends?
You might as well throw Mike Harris name in there,I'm sure he's partially to blame.
Who cares what precipitated her actions,it was unbecoming,and unprofessional for an elected official.The same action by just about anyone else would probably result in a vandalism charge.
What a fine mayor she would make !! Hopefully this sinks her further aspirations like the Titanic.
Max December 9th 2009, 2:25pm
Even Martin wanted nothing to do with her, that should tell you volumes. She is and always has been a waste of taxpayers money.
Jamie December 9th 2009, 2:16pm
Does anyone really know what precipitated Carolyn Parrish's actions? So, how can anyone judge wnat her motivations were behind this action? It was obviously not an ideal action and certainly not an appropriate place or method but, she also didn't do the worst thing in the world either. At least she didn't pull a Tiger Woods! The fact is, there are politicians doing FAR worse behind closed doors and involving our tax dollars, going unnoticed. At least, Carolyn's actions are up front. What she thinks, the public knows. Isn't that far more perferrable to under the belt, hidden actions and stunts that we don't know about?
nathan December 9th 2009, 2:09pm
Wow!! I heard on the radio she said, " I did it on a dare". What a first class idiot. She is clearly unbalanced and childish. I have many, many times had far too much too drink in bars (like 10-12 pints) and never ripped anything off a wall. She should be charged with vandalism, as anyone else would have been.
An Intelligent Woman December 9th 2009, 2:08pm
Bart, your comment regarding women and politics not mixing just prove that men and brains don't mix, so you have chosen to play it safe and ensure you don't use yours. It's unfortunate that in 2009, nearly 2010, there are still barbarians such as yourself. I don't think Carolyn Parrish belongs in politics, but it could also be said that a narrow minded chauvinist like you does not belong on a comment page, so you are a fine one to make insults, considering you are one yourself. Unfortunately, while she is insulting to a political party, and a restaurant owner, you are an insult to most enlightened males.
If I've used too big words for you, I can always dumb it down, it seems to me that is what you might need (that and a good slap).
Joe White December 9th 2009, 2:07pm
Carolyn Parrish in in the same league as Sandra Bussin.These people should be prevented from being in politics at all costs. What losers! What a disgrace! Remember this people at voting time.
somewheretotherightofattillathehun December 9th 2009, 1:54pm
Carolyn Parrish has always had a problem with putting her brain into gear before she starts talking. This is just another example of this type of behaviour from a federal reject/mayoral wannabe. Hazel's best election strategy will be to stay quiet, and let Parrish self destruct.
Why would anyone in Mississauga want this "loose cannon" to represent them as their mayor?
Warren Catterall December 9th 2009, 1:53pm
Those who aspire to be in politics must have a Filter to prevent tiirades such as the one Ms. Parrish
threw at the end of her dinner.
A Politician is supposed to be able to put stress behind them when they are confronted by negative situations.
I only hope Ms. Parrish stops wearing high heeled shoes as they will eventually cut the insides of her cheeks whenever she removes one foot to put the other in her mouth.
Michele December 9th 2009, 1:49pm
Carolyn Parrish is a complete embarrassment to public service. She was having a bad day? That's good old fashioned childishness at its finest - not a mature person having a bad day. Grow up Carolyn or get out of public office.
Chris Jansen December 9th 2009, 1:38pm
OK Sandra Bussin...it's your turn
Kinda...yeah December 9th 2009, 1:37pm
I agree with her on her anti-Americanisms...those all always acceptable, lol.
But, generally, i get the feeling she has one really sandy vagina.
K December 9th 2009, 1:37pm
I am surprised that no liberal supporter is blaming Mike Harris or Stephen Harper for what happened. The thing is that regardless of what she does she is a Liberal and the sheep will vote her in again. The ethnic supposed to be minority will vote Liberal even if I ran.
C. Anderson December 9th 2009, 1:29pm
This woman has a history of disturbing behavior and is clearly unbalanced. She needs professional help. (Perhaps substance abuse counseling as well?) The good people of Mississauga would serve themselves well to vote her out of office. I think she may have stepped over the line this time. Given how well-loved the current mayor is, I think she picked the wrong person's poster to destroy.
PSI December 9th 2009, 1:28pm
The next step for the reporters is to see if the taxpayers picked up the tab for her night out.
Born in racist against european December 9th 2009, 1:26pm
Now on topic....all politicians are terrorists and psychotic!..cept little darling Hazel McCallion,and that Ford dude...The mayor of Toronto the oppressed is a looooooney!!!
Patricia December 9th 2009, 1:26pm
I hope Carolyn Parrish does run for mayor!
Now before anyone "freaks out", I want her to run for mayor so that she can LOSE and we will never have to hear from her again! There have been so many instances where this woman has embarassed her constituents, city, country (and probably her family!) I fail to see how anyone would want her to represent them anywhere.
belinda December 9th 2009, 1:24pm
There is a movement to stop this loud mouthed, self serving person from getting re-elected. google stop carolyn parrish, and please visit the website. If we don't help to get her removed....we deserve what we get. Get involved.
Rose December 9th 2009, 1:20pm
Hey people you get the government you deserve. As enough jackasses voted for this idiot to have her as a councillor they have to deal with her behavior. Hopefully, everyone has learned their lesson and will boot her to the curb like the garbage that she is.
Steve December 9th 2009, 1:12pm
Disgusting! Never mind her giving some lame excuse, how about criminal charges being laid against her. Vandalism, or public mischief, whatever. Or even small claims court. Something. She deliberately defaced/distroyed that poster at a private establishment. Saying `sorry` later, (by e-mail yet, not even in person), sorry Carolyn, that just doesn`t cut it. She must be held accountable for her actions!
doug in mississauga December 9th 2009, 1:11pm
Sadly,she represents my ward in Mississauga.She was an embarrasment as an MP,and nothing has changed.Her plan to back-door the mayor has riled many,hopefully the end result will be her retirement !
GM December 9th 2009, 1:06pm
ok guys, please don't use her as an example of a woman in politics or a woman at all really. she is little more than an animal.
carolyn definatly needs the boot, i will NOT be voting for her. i don't want to be represented by that nasty out of control hag.
Chris Jansen December 9th 2009, 12:54pm
Oh c'mon now Bart. I sure there is a lot of fine women representing us in politics.
I can't think of any, but I'm sure there are some.
Paul December 9th 2009, 12:52pm
First of all, all liberals are not like her, she is an embarassment to the party.
She is however a disgusting woman who should be removed from office immediately.
Her behaviour the other day was unexcusable, she is a low life bitch who has to go!!
Bart December 9th 2009, 12:49pm
Just another example of women and politics just don't mix
bloomberg new york city December 9th 2009, 12:29pm
ms.parrish said "Damn Americans. I hate those bastards." the homeland security agency has been alerted and she is on the radar. now what's the deal with her behaving like an out of control public drunk while offending democracy and hurricane hazel
Mike Webster December 9th 2009, 12:28pm
As if we needed another reason why this vulgar and churlish woman must never be mayor of Mississauga. She is an utter embarassment. I am ashamed that she is my representative on council. She acts before she thinks and seems to cause embarassment whenever she opens her mouth. She can't hold a candle to Mayor McCallion and I truly hope that most Mississauga residents are smart enough not only to never give her the keys to the Mayor's office but to also give her the boot from her own seat in the next election. I'll be doing my part. I'll be the guy leading the "anyone but Parrish" campaign.
Chris Jansen December 9th 2009, 12:26pm
Poor little rich girl who cries and whines when she doesn't get her way.
MIke Hordijchuk December 9th 2009, 12:24pm
What a EGO!
Ms. Parrish has shown time and time again
that she THINKS she is above the rest of us.
SHE MUST GO AND GO NOW!
NO EXCUSE IS ACCEPTABLE
JC TIN December 9th 2009, 12:22pm
As a Mississauga resident, I fear the moment that Hazel will step down and have Carolyn as mayor. Let's start the movement anybody but Carolyn as mayor.
Bob December 9th 2009, 12:22pm
I cannot believe that the people of Mississauga are so stupid. But they seem to be as they keep re-electing this out of control bitch. First as a Liberal MP who did nothing but embarass herself and the Liberals (and it is hard to embarass Liberals) and now as a municiple idiot. Hopefully, all you people who elected her will wise up before the next one and get her ass out of office.
Steve December 9th 2009, 12:17pm
Parrish said. "I had had an extremely stressful week....I guess it was one of those impulsive acts, like, 'Yeah, the rally is over and we're getting on with business.' " "It was stupid. What can I say?" "What began as a bit of a dare and a prank, it (sic) retrospect was poor judgment on my part." Does this woman think that being mayor or Mississauga won't also result in stressful weeks? Do you want somebody who in her own words acts impulsively, does stupid things and exercises poor judgement as your mayor? She's a failed mess as a politician. She should bow out now.
Rick C December 9th 2009, 12:17pm
Get the silly you know what, out of office and into an anger management class ASP.
What a piece of work.
Better still, a good old fashioned spanking.
nma December 9th 2009, 12:15pm
It goes to show you that given enough time a person shows their true colours. Can't Mississauga do any better than her?
geoff December 9th 2009, 12:14pm
Tell me more. You should call Carolyn and ask her how many people she has slept with at that dinner table
Kevin Huckell December 9th 2009, 12:10pm
This woman is a real piece of work, Being a resident of Port Credit, all I can say to her is stay out of my neighbourhood, you are no longer welcome. Come municpal election time, I will do everything to remind the people of your ward what a piece of work you are, and do everything I can to make sure you aren't re-elected. Such childish behavour should not be tolerated, especially coming from someone in public service. Grow up lady. If you behaved like that in a real job, you would be fired, hopefully next election you will be.
Harry Mellor December 9th 2009, 12:07pm
I'm with Cecil.
What a piece of work this thing is.
And she continues to be re-elected???
You don't have to give to much thought as to why politicians are held in such low regard.
Let's hope that Parrish is the exception and not the rule.
Absolute power corrupts.... December 9th 2009, 12:04pm
Geez, where was her husband? Was he so whipped by her that he just let her do what she wants? Bedtime must be like sleeping in a a dark and cold walk-in freezer.
After a new election, hope she's voted out.
Chris Jansen December 9th 2009, 12:03pm
I wonder if Carolyn stayed home today to reflect on just how stupid she really is.
Durward December 9th 2009, 12:01pm
Typical of what we have come to expect from self entitled Liberals.
No class and no business being in Parliament, a complete embarrassment to Canada.
Nice to know that while we fight a war in Afghanistan, fight a recession at home and fight the Climate fraud at Copenhagen that our MPs find the time to get drunk and act like children.
Cecil December 9th 2009, 11:50am
How this piece of garbage gets elected and re-elected is really a mystery. If the people in Mississauga elect her mayor then they deserve to be the laughing stock of the country instead of Toronto because by then Miller will no longer be in office.
Mora Lang December 9th 2009, 11:49am
Geoff, do tell more.....maybe this could be a made for tv movie?
Elizabeth Maybenot December 9th 2009, 11:44am
This lady represents everything that a Liberal is. She somehow thinks that because she said sorry, all is forgotten. Sorry about that lady, but I still remember the last time you stomped on something.
Shame on you, you should be charged and fired! Go to hell .
TDM December 9th 2009, 11:32am
She damaged someone else's property. If that were you or me, we would be charged with vandalism. Get this lunatic out of public office.
Dennis Booker December 9th 2009, 11:30am
She should resign. There is no excuse for a public official to act with such disrepect for the people of this city.
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