THE DEMOCRATIC REPORTER
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* Hazel McCallion - Mayor of Mississauga *
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THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS - Aug 30, 2005 - By Joseph Chin
Order of Canada for McCallion
Governor General makes appointment
[ under picture of Hazel - one that is off City Web-site. ]
Mississauga Mayor - Hazel McCallion.
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada. The announcement was made by Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada.
McCallion will receive her award at a ceremony at Rideau Hall at a yet to be determined date.
"I am honoured to be receiving this award that recognizes distinguished service to Canadians at a local level," said McCallion.
"I feel very proud to be able to stand among such a worthy list of recipients and to join such a hallowed history of great Canadians." 
McCallion has served as the mayor of Mississauga since November 1978. She is the longest-serving mayor in the city's history and has been honoured with several awards including the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany's highest honor); the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International; the Helen Keller Fellowship from the Mississauga Lions Clubs, and the Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services by Lions Clubs International.
In 2004, McCallion became a finalist for the title "World Mayor 2004" joining some 50 mayors from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. This May, the mayor was invested as a Dame in the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta.
Other prominent Canadians who were named to the Order of Canada along with McCallion include jazz pianist Diana Krall, two-time Olympic Gold medalist Catriona Le May Doan, and the late broadcaster Peter Jennings.
The Order of Canada is awarded to Canadians who have made a recognizable difference to the country. It was established in 1967 and is Canada's highest honour.
[COMMENTS BY DON B. -
 - Strange to hear that she cares so much about the "worthy list of recipients" and she failed to note about her soiled past and current court problems. ]
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