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Comments by others to this web-page 26.
Toronto Sun - Nov. 7, 2009 - By Carolyn Parrish, GUEST COLUMNIST - (Councillor for Mississauga Ward 6)
Why 7 councillors risked the wrath of
So, former broadcaster and retired comedian Ted Woloshyn has morphed into political pundit.
His approach is rather unique -- no long hours reading boring reports or sitting through council meetings. Modelling himself after the movie characters of the '50s, he keeps it simple.
Ted's gas-guzzling sedan cruises around Streetsville, coming to rest at a few regular haunts, where he perches on a comfortable stool and soaks up the local gossip.
He also chats regularly with his good friend Hazel McCallion, mulling over the new-fangled democracy at City Hall. Debate is open, votes are unpredictable and Her Worship is "unable to win key votes" she complains to Ted.
The two buddies have been plotting to regain absolute power -- recruiting a "Hazel Team" for the next election, whose only qualifications will be that they back the mayor.
No platform, no vision for our city -- only blind, unquestioning loyalty.
Those who tried to fill the chambers last week -- realtors who regularly do business with the city, developers who have assembled vast brown-box neighbourhoods, and large investment groups -- would breathe a sigh of relief.
No more bothersome questions. No more embarrassing moments. No more "tornadoes of trouble" for Ted to write about.
Why did seven reasonable councillors take leave of their senses and risk the wrath of McCallion's adoring public to call for a judicial review?
Surely, even the simple recognize there's no up-side to spending $2 million on a fishing expedition, or to hurrying an icon into retirement! Electoral disaster is sure to follow unless there are serious outcomes.
What prompted council's request? Is it important that the mayor failed to declare her fourth conflict of interest on May 21, 2008? Not really. Council is not even pursuing that issue.
It is very important to find out who altered the official recorded minutes of that meeting.
It's also significant that meetings were held in a Toronto hotel with the mayor, developers of a multi-million dollar conference/hotel complex, Mississauga city staff who could recommend the necessary zoning changes, lawyers for landowner OMERS and of course, the mayor's son -- who would make a fortune brokering the project.
It's also important to get to the bottom of a deal between the city and OMERS over our $500-million utility, Enersource.
The mysteriously altered agreement gave 100% veto power over all major decisions to the 10% partner -- all without council's knowledge or consent. After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, the city remains unable to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Good old Ted suggests council should have hired an integrity commissioner, someone to set guidelines for future decisions but unable to unravel the murky past. Hired by council, paid by Council, and fired the first time there's a disagreement with council. What kind of simplistic solution is that?
One clear-thinking constituent wrote: "I want my mayor and councillors to be accountable for their decisions and actions. If a judicial inquiry is required to ensure this, then that is just one of the costs of living in a democracy."
Council voted to request a judicial review so we could put the issues into the capable hands of a skilled, unbiased judge who will competently sort out a vast array of troubling questions and offer sound direction for the future.
Surely Ted can take some comfort in that!
-- Parrish is the councillor for Mississauga Ward 6
Comments by others, 26, to this web-page;
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DSM Report Comment
November 10th 2009, 11:42am
Take the time to find out what is going on; CP created a stir that cost us close to $50,000 in lawyer fees to find out that there was no conflict to declare; None of the papers clearly report that... Because CP did not get the result she wanted; she is now on this wild open-ended chase that will cost you (if you live in mississauga) and me millions... Take the time to find out what is going on, don't believe the CRAP you read in the bias Mississauga News
Our Mayor has been generous and supportive of this community. Don't be shallow and ready to judge..
Visit: www.stopcarolynparrish.com (and get the facts) then go to http://www.petitiononline.com/MissInqu/petition.html and add your name
talentscout Report Comment
November 9th 2009, 5:20pm
Carolyn Parrish...You are the proad former member of the Coachroaches of Canadian Society...THE LIBERAL PARTY....WHAT A HORRIBLE, CORRUPT, ARROGANT, STUPID PARTY YOU HAVE BECOME
talentscout Report Comment
November 9th 2009, 5:14pm
As much as I like and admire Hazel...SHE SCREWED UP...for a relative......clearly a conflict of interest....is a relative worth the scandal...not...It is time for Hazel to retire from politics
J_Mason Report Comment
November 9th 2009, 12:51pm
The voters will decide the future of Mississauga not Parrish or her gang of 7. THe "value" of Hazel to Mississauga has been priceless. years of contributing to mississauga, day in and day out. No wonder no one campaigns against Hazel she campaigns with her actions, at the Hospitals, at the Community events, driving business to Mississauga and getting us on the map.
Parrish and her gang of 7. What value do they bring? Oh! she fund raised for fireworks. I think the money could be better spend at the food banks or at the hospitals. But then again this fits with Parrish - big bang theme of politics, make a long of noise and stink. Maybe some people get impressed.
The Voters and the Businesses understand in Mississauga.
DSB Report Comment
November 9th 2009, 11:53am
TO XXX & SANDY B.
How much did CP pay you to write that CRAP? Or did a little "ole Lady put you in your place" and now you have a chance to attack her with unfounded comments...
Everyone be sure to visit:- www.stopcarolynparrish.com
Sandy B. Report Comment
November 9th 2009, 8:46am
Mississauga is the perfect example of how NOT to build a city. Hazel McCallion was the Queen of Sprawl as for decades she did the bidding of local developers who have paved over every last empty space in Mississauga. Hazel was so busy working for developers she didn't bother to make sure people moving into these endless subdivisions had little things like schools, arenas, libraries and public transportation. Now the Queen of Sprawl says she regrets the mess she made of her city but it's too late. People in Mississauga spend their days stuck in gridlock and need to drive long distances for many things. It is time for Hazel to pack up her bags and get the hell out of the Mayor's office.
xxx Report Comment
November 9th 2009, 4:56am
Hazel mccallion has been a fraud for 20 years financing the city coffers through fees from uncontrolled development. Well the hens are coming home to roost...8% tax increase last year and probably many many more large increases coming in the future. Never liked Hazel, always thought she was getting a free ride with the media, I guess it's cute that she's 90 and still ticking who cares if she's corrupt. Couple years ago she smashed her car while drunk as a skink but somehow got off any charges...I know I know, it's Hazel she's loved she shouldn't have to face any punishment.
Good on you Carolyn, the whistle blowers are always demonised...keep up the heat up on Hazel's fiefdom...change is needed.
Dennis Wharton Report Comment
November 8th 2009, 9:00pm
Parrish for Mayor of Mississauga. G good news for Toronto, even better news for Brampton and Vaughn. Book your moving van early.
Jim Report Comment
November 8th 2009, 8:33pm
She slid into the job on City council when nobody as paying attention, and has been a destructive force ever since.
Us voters will be ready for you next time Carolyn, just as we will be for those aligned with you in council.
Chris Report Comment
November 8th 2009, 7:31am
Wow, what a diatribe. Instead of calmly rebuking Ted's column with facts Ms Parrish does an all out assault on his integrity. That is the leftist way. If you cannot win a debate then drown them out with vitriol and throw mud and hope something sticks.
Apparently, the Liberal party has failed to learn any new tricks.
hezmal Report Comment
November 8th 2009, 1:49am
to carol parrish
i voted for you last time because of my imam but no more. put me on the team to get rid of this narcsistic, self serving, visionless ,pension grabbing -ITCH. sure sounds like georgey wrote the article in the sun, he is parrish's right hand man toy and is also on council. i sure hope this enquiry review looks into all of the councillors closets. the judge will be very surprised as to what he will find. i will be getting my OMERS pension in seven years and i sure trust them more than ex MP parrish screaming there was a covert deal. . and to take personal shots at woloschyn.. give it a rest c p ... just put your mouth in forward and run for mayor... what are you afraid of ??
Please wither up and blow away Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 10:29pm
Carolyn Parrish will always be known for her disastrous anti-American diatribes and her superciliousness. Alas, like most vacuous braindead leftist elites, she will never take a clue that, if out of a dozen comments not one supports her, she is out-of-step with the masses. If Hazel mis-stepped, take her head on at the polls but get ready for the ass-whupping you deserve. Please, the best thing you could do for humanity, let alone Missy, is wither up and blow away.
Brian Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 10:23pm
Yes indeed, thick skined, which is why she can ignore your childish remarks little boy. So tell me, whats wrong with a juditial review? If the bus stopper has nothing to hide what are you all afriad of?
mz Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 6:18pm
Rude, arrogant, thick skinned, loud mouth bitch! You always were and still are an embarrassment to Mississauga. I have a steel front door - don't get too close when you come begging for my vote. It will be slammed in your face. .
Cheryl Glassford Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 4:20pm
I was pleased to see that you are already pursuing a new career Carolyn. However, I must tell you that attacking someone else in order to defend your own position is why you have failed politically. You may not want to take that baggage with you into your new career in journalism.
Also, before you consider journalism, buy a good dictionary. Look up democracy. You have no idea what the word means. My proof? You were responsible for the changes to Question Period. A practice that for 30 years gave citizen's a voice at Council meetings. At the cornerstone of democracy is the individuals right to voice their opinion,
To see my complete response please go to www.stopcarolynparrish.com,
Bob MacKenzie Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 3:40pm
I am not from Mississauga, used to be, but I believe Missy has been very well served by the Hurricane for decades - a fact few would deny. Parrish seems to be making her political move as she smells an issue of vulnerability. She of the Left who hide behind appearance of due process in their quest for power. Hazel gets the job done for Missy - always has. Long Live Hazel.
DSM Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 2:58pm
First of all I was at the meeting last Wednesday and I can assure you it was not packed by realtors and developers... I certainly am not... You are grasping as straws and your desperation is showing through..
I can also assure you I am not "blind" nor deaf and I saw first hand on Wednesday how cold, heartless and how manipulative you truly are the way you twisted thing around and brought irrelevant crap to the table... Come on lady!!!
Your letter today shows very clearly how incredibly jealous you are of Hazel and the fact that she has supporters who have "unquestioning loyalty" must really make you squirm.. Is that what this is about? Your jealousy? I am proud to have "unquestioning loyalty" for a woman who is "AMAZING" in all aspec
K Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 2:38pm
Ms. Parrish is just frothing at the bit to get into the mayor's chair. Debt free Mississauga is a blight on the Liberal record of spend (a little for the pocket ) send ( a little more for the pocket) and spend some more. After which they og onk onk all the way to a plum job on a committee doing something. The problem is that the Liberals are well oiled in the region of Peel so hold on to your hats the Liberal storm is coming in the next city election.
Wayne Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 1:23pm
AGREE WITH ALL THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS.... IDIOT works well but might actually be a complement to Ms. Parrish and too high a praise... BUT... TREE KILLER is also a good one. Some people should simply learn when to be quiet... Then again that has never been an attribute Ms. Parrish has mastered.
somewheretotherightofattillathehun Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 1:18pm
Carolyn Parrish should stick to what she knows.....NOTHING! I can only imagine that with Parrish at the helm of Mississauga, her first act would be to declare war on the US. Nobody takes you seriously Parrish, and I'm very surprised the Sun wasted perfectly good trees to give you your own space. Please crawl back into the woodwork until it is time for you to collect your big Federal government pension. Thanks.
Igor Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 1:11pm
Sorry Carolyn... You are what you are... A foolish Liberal moron... A selfish, self assured IDIOT!!!! Don't get me wrong there are many Liberals who I like and respect. You are NOT ONE OF THEM. You gave that up year's ago with your other foolishness. You could do the good folks of Mississauga a bigger favor by shutting up and not running again. Last time I checked you and your group have done little or nothing for the betterment of Mississauga. Of course as a good piglet at the trough you would not see it that way. BE GONE!!!! OINK... OINK... OINK....
John Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 12:39pm
Make no mistake about it Parrish wants the job as Mayor of Mississauga and she doesn`t care who she steps on or hurts to get it.
gpeter Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 12:36pm
I really didn't think Ted was that simple.....It is about time the residents of Mississauga were given a bit of a reality shake . It's time for change folks .
Zoey Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 12:13pm
Wow, after reading that, TED, YOU HAVE A STALKER!!!!!!!
Mrs. Ashoka Sengupta Report Comment
November 7th 2009, 11:55am
Wow ! Is this a new career for Ms Parrish as newspaper columnist ? Let us see how many careers she has tried.
A) Her now-infamous attempt to become anti-jew crusador. I didn't see that going into any maturity.
B) The George W.Bush Doll-crusher. Remained as another unfulfulled attempt.
C) Trying to become Mississauga Mayor. Are you already giving up on that ?
D) Why then trying to become white-supremacist champion by dual-meaning mention of 'brown-box' neighbourhood. That will certainly be well understood by english-literate Mississauga residents irrespective of brown or white or black colour.
E) The newspaper columnist. Sadly, won't last if you only persue personal agenda here also, e.g., assigning back-door contract to own daughter.
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