AL GOSLING DESERVES THE ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN INVESTIGATING the Toronto Community Housing Corporation

October 18th, 2009  

On  September 19, 2009 the Toronto Star carried the article, Al Gosling is now homeless at 82.  Written by City Columnist Joe Fiorito , we learned how the Toronto Community Housing Corporation evicted the 82-year old and he’d been without a place to live since June.

Quote:

“He said, ‘I came home one day. They’d changed the locks. When I couldn’t get in, I looked around for a place to stay. I found a place under the stairway.'”

Since September 19th, Torstar’s Joe Fiorito detailed Al Gosling’s plight in a series of articles.

We read that Gosling got sick. Gosling got hospitalized. Gosling got worse.

We read how Gosling died over Thanksgiving.

COURTESY TORONTO STAR: Al Gosling is seen Sept. 17, 2009 after his eviction from community housing.

And then the Toronto Star carried this October 15, 2009 editorial.

Al Gosling’s tragic end

Published On Thu Oct 15 2009

They were too late. On finding himself locked out, Gosling had lived for a week in a stairwell of the building that held his old apartment. He was then taken to a homeless shelter, became gravely ill, and ended up at Toronto General Hospital, where he died of an infection over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Officials at the Toronto Community Housing Corp. eventually sorted out Gosling’s status, found a new place for him, and issued a statement saying: “We hope he is able to come home soon.”

The final months of Al Gosling’s life were grim – full of hardships made all the more difficult because they were so unnecessary. The 82-year-old was evicted from his subsidized bachelor apartment in June after failing to keep up with paperwork verifying his low-income status. He never made it back.

See that reference to the Toronto Community Housing Corporation?

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation first drew my attention back in November 2008 as part of the McMurtry/Curling Review of the Roots of Youth Violence Report.

The McMurtry/Curling Report record consultations with the following Toronto Community Housing employees in Volume 3: Community Perspectives Report Section 2: Neighbourhood Insight Sessions — Appendix: Participant List page 101.

Toronto Community Housing (Orton Park), Property Manager
Toronto Community Housing, Community Worker
Toronto Community Housing, Head of Security
Toronto Community Housing, Health Promotion Officer
Toronto Community Housing, Manager
Toronto Community Housing, Recreation Coordinator

Of course my interest was in their Security operations.

This morning I decided to check out the Toronto Community Housing Corporation website just for a surf-around.

Get this.

On October 9, 2009 while 82-year old Al Gosling, the former tenant that they kicked out into the streets was in hospital on life support, the  Toronto Community Housing Corporation trumpeted this Brag-release onto their website:

Toronto Community Housing wins Canada’s Top 100 Employer Award for 2010

October 9, 2009
Top 100 Employer 2010 award

On October 8, 2009, Toronto Community Housing was publicly recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2010. Maclean’s magazine This is the second year in a row that we have been recognized for our commitment to a safe and healthy workplace.

This award reaffirms that we continue to be on the right track to attract and retain the quality people we need to help continue building great neighbourhoods. But our work is not done. Through the tireless efforts of the Healthy Workplace and the Joint Health and Safety teams, we continue to improve the health and well-being of our staff each and every day.

Well, their employees sure are superbly taken care of…

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation website continues (a direct cut-and-paste):

Here are some of the benefits that were part of the reason why Toronto Community Housing was selected at a Top 100 Employer for 2010:

How often has MISSISSAUGAWATCH  been saying that the interests, comfort and convenience of municipal employees come first, last and everything in-between?

For the record the fact  that the  Toronto Community Housing wins Canada’s Top 100 Employer Award for 2010 press release was posted October 9, 2009  while Al Gosling was on life support fighting an infection even surpasses the obscene callousness that I’ve documented at City of Mississauga to date.

And check out the Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s latest press release:

Toronto Community Housing announces independent review of tenant death

October 13, 2009

Acting CEO Keiko Nakamura expresses sadness at death of tenant, announces independent third-party review of the organization’s response and broader factors that put vulnerable tenancies at risk.

See that reference to “independent third-party review”? Time to read more… interspersed with my commentary:

Toronto Community Housing Acting CEO Keiko Nakamura today responded to the death of tenant Al Gosling.

“It is with great sadness that Toronto Community Housing has learned about the death of Al Gosling. Mr. Gosling had a home to return to at Toronto Community Housing, and we regret he wasn’t able to come home. On behalf of Toronto Community Housing, I would like to express my deepest condolences to Mr. Gosling’s family and friends for this loss,” Nakamura said.

Nakamura announced that the organization will hold an independent third-party review of the organization’s response and the broader factors that can put vulnerable tenancies in jeopardy.

If Nakamura is really serious, why isn’t she immediately inviting the Ontario Ombudsman’s Office to conduct that independent third-party review into Al Gosling’s death?

The press release continues:

“Social housing plays a crucial role, providing quality housing for low- and moderate-income households and creating conditions that maximize resiliency and reduce risk. For that reason, it is absolutely crucial that the public have confidence in the integrity of the system and have confidence in housing providers like us,” Nakamura said.

Nakamura’s “it is absolutely crucial that the public have confidence in the integrity of the system” is standard public sector “we care” noise.

“Toronto Community Housing is an open, transparent organization. We have made a commitment to review this sad situation to ensure this organization is doing everything it can to make every tenancy a successful tenancy, especially for vulnerable tenants. It is my hope that the independent, third-party review will shed a light on the response to Mr. Gosling’s situation as well as the broader policy, legislative and regulatory factors that need to be considered,” she said.

And if the Toronto Community Housing Corporation is as open, transparent and committed to make every tenancy as successful tenancy, they’ll have the circumstances surrounding Al Gosling’s death investigated by the Ontario Ombudsman.

The leader of the review will be announced in the near future

Either way, that’ll be one of the books…

When you read the October 16, 2009 article, “Fiorito: Coroner to investigate Al Gosling’s sad death” you soon realize it isn’t just Al Gosling.  Joe Fiorito lists more Toronto Community Housing Corporation victims of neglect and despair.

He writes:

Now let me take the long view of such sadness: It is sad that Janos Buda died in his TCHC apartment and was not found for six months. It is sad that Dirty George lived for years in filth before he also died.

It is sad that no one helped that poor woman who, for months, wandered the halls of her apartment building covered in her own waste. It is sad that the woman whose apartment was flooded with several inches of raw sewage did not get immediate help. And yes, it is sad that Lorraine Misurka was handed a notice of eviction not long before Al died.

Finally, it is enduringly sad that many TCHC buildings are falling apart, and many of those buildings are infested with bedbugs, rats, roaches and mice.

Yes, but on the bright side, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation employees are flourishing two years in a row as Toronto Community Housing wins Canada’s Top 100 Employer Award for 2010!

Al Gosling deserves the Ontario Ombudsman

So I sent off an email to the Toronto Community Housing Corporation cc’d to Toronto Star’s Joe Fiorito. I reproduce it here for the record.

From: MISSISSAUGA WATCH <mississauga_watch@yahoo.com>
Subject: Toronto Community Housing announces independent review of tenant death
To: Jeffrey.ferrier@torontohousing.ca
Cc: jfiorito@thestar.ca, mississauga_watch@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 8:21 AM

Hi there,First of all, congratulations for your October 9, 2009 press release, Toronto Community Housing wins Canada’s Top 100 Employer Award for 2010, –your second win in a row, as you (quote) “continue to improve the health and well-being of our staff each and every day.”

I’m writing about your October 13, 2009 press release, Toronto Community Housing announces independent review of tenant death It states that Toronto Community Housing “will hold an independent third-party review of the organization’s response and the broader factors that can put vulnerable tenancies in jeopardy.”

The press release then goes on to state that, “Toronto Community Housing is an open, transparent organization. We have made a commitment to review this sad situation to ensure this organization is doing everything it can to make every tenancy a successful tenancy, especially for vulnerable tenants.”

It even quotes Acting CEO Keiko Nakamura as saying “It is my hope that the independent, third-party review will shed a light on the response to Mr. Gosling’s situation as well as the broader policy, legislative and regulatory factors that need to be considered.”

It’s quite the let-down then that the press release ends with the statement, “The leader of the review will be announced in the near future”.

I’m thoroughly disappointed not to read what to me is the obvious. Something like, “To demonstrate our commitment to openness and transparency we’ve invited the Ontario Ombudsman to investigate and shed a light on the response to Mr. Gosling’s situation as well as the broader policy, legislative and regulatory factors that need to be considered.”

Al Gosling deserves the Ontario Ombudsman and I’ve confirmed that Mr. Marin’s team of SORT investigators respond to requests/invitations for independent, third-party review by MUSH sector agencies.

Best wishes,

Ursula Bennett
The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Signed,
The (GIVE THE ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN FULL INVESTIGATIVE AUTHORITY INTO THE MUSH SECTOR!) Mississauga Muse

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Are increases in Youth bans and arrests a natural consequence of “Zero Tolerance” Policies?

October 14th, 2009  

Let’s get right into it.

What follows is a transcript of a deputation I gave to City of Mississauga Council this morning. Called “On Matters of INsecurity”, it was an attempt to correct statements made by Councillor Pat Saito at the September 30, 2009 Council meeting.

She and it seems all City of Mississauga elected officials believe that “various steps” are taken by City of Mississauga security guards before youth are banned from City Property, As Councillor Saito put it, “a ban is not an instant step. Usually. There are other steps that have been taken before that happens in many cases.”

My deputation made it clear that for youth and minors there are no “various steps” prior to banning. And that Mississauga City security guards arrest youth (12 and up) immediately should they return to Property during a ban. After all, Director of City Security Ken Owen insists, Zero Tolerance is the hallmark of Zero Tolerance policies.

In short I reminded Mayor and Councillors of some of the youth-toxic consequences in the “Zero Tolerance” Violence, Vandalism and Bullying Policy that Council passed unanimously in December 2006.

So, here’s video of today’s “Zero Tolerance” deputation followed by my speech notes.

Video: ABOUT BIG BROTHER: On Matters of INsecurity, “ZERO TOLERANCE” (7:13 sec)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

I will be handing this speech note to the City Clerk’s office for inclusion in the October 14, 2009 Council meeting minutes. Please know that footnote [1] does not appear in the original presented at Council. But now will.

DEPUTATION: a matter of INsecurity

First of all, thanks Madam Mayor for inviting me to meet with you on August 31st regarding City of Mississauga Corporate Security’s practices of banning and arresting youth and minors while on City property. I apologize that I wasn’t able to attend.

You see, back in July I emailed a list of questions to Commissioner Breault that I needed answering prior to our meeting and there seems to be a bit of a hold up. [1]

Today I want to address something that Councillor Saito said during the last Council meeting (and that the September 30, 2009 Council minutes failed to record).

Regarding making details of youth banned and arrested from City facilities public information, the Council minutes correctly state:

Councillor Pat Saito asked if staff could look at making the information public on Bans at Arenas and Public Places. She enquired if staff could post the information on the site without violating the Freedom of Information Act, particularly the reason for the ban, the type of incidents and what the City is doing about it. She felt that the information could be posted monthly or bi-monthly. Councillor Pat Saito provided direction that a report be brought back on her request.

All true. But the minutes fail to mention what I believe is the most important thing that Councillor Saito said.

(This is a transcript from video)

Quote:

… I think it’s important that our residents are made aware of these incidents and they’re made aware of the various steps that are taken, because a ban is not an instant step. Usually.

There are other steps that have been taken before that happens in many cases.

Frankly I’m surprised that any City of Mississauga elected official would somehow think that various steps are taken before youth and minors are banned from City property. Whatever would give you that idea?

I’m here to tell you that $2,100 worth of Freedom of Information suggests that nothing can be further from the truth.

Regarding Councillor Saito’s belief that “the various steps are taken, because a ban is not an instant step usually”, back in December 2006 Council passed the Violence, Vandalism and Bullying Policy.

Well, just a reminder what the Policy says about bans:

“The City of Mississauga will take appropriate disciplinary action when incidents of vandalism, violence or bullying occur in City facilities. Such action may include the immediate banning of the patron from the facility.”

Security Special Occurrence Reports secured through Freedom of Information confirm “immediate banning” not just of kids as young as 9/10 from three facilities at once (Mississauga Civic Centre, Living Arts Centre and Central Library) but also immediate “Zero Tolerance” arrests of kids should they return during their ban.

Freedom of Information has confirmed the arrest right here of a 12/13 year old who returned to the skate plaza two hours after being banned from there.

Fact is, the Violence, Vandalism and Bullying Policy makes it clear that anyone returning during a ban “will be” arrested. Zero Tolerance. Instant step.

The only way to escape arrest under the Violence, Vandalism and Bullying Policy, should you return during a ban, is to be under 12 years of age.

Now Councillor Saito, you stated that you weren’t going to get specific about what youth information you want generated. I believe you should be specific.

You need to be aware of the “non-robust” nature of that database (and “non-robust” is how the City described that database, not us).

The Security database is wonky, about as flexible as a cinder block and has spit out spurious, unreliable reports when accommodating our Freedom of Information requests.

The database does however have enormous value in its raw data –that is, its historical information. It does after all contain stats on almost three years of worth of bans, fines, trespass and arrests issued by your security guards to hundreds of people –many of them youth and minors.

Essentially, embedded in that raw data just waiting for extracting is a unique social history of the City of Mississauga –testimony of what happens when Security guards are granted the power to ban (and this is a direct quote)

“at their own discretion, and/or effect a trespass arrest if required. This is done at the time of an incident and is necessarily independent of any control or oversight from the Violence and Vandalism Committee.“

That database therefore is invaluable for Roots of Youth violence research.

Next. Related topic.

I need to address Councillor Iannicca’s kindness that he extended to me back in June. How he said he believed that I was sincere, had done my homework but just wasn’t sure of The Ask.

Sir, tomorrow I have to go into Toronto to file yet another appeal with the Information and Privacy Commissioner because the City has blocked total access to City Security’s records of bans, trespass and arrests –the very records that Councillor Saito requested be made public just fourteen days ago.

The Ask, Councillor Iannicca?…

I’ve taken the liberty of preparing a list of specific queries for that database that I believe Council should see.

My husband and I are pursuing our request for the database through appeal to the Privacy Commissioner, but we recognize that for the present, the reporting requested by Councillor Saito and approved by motion of Council is currently the only means of extracting meaningful information.

I therefore ask that these queries be included in any reporting requested by Council. Thank you for your consideration.

[1] In fairness, Commissioner Breault reminded me that I had pulled the original set of (21) questions and then re-submitted them and that I had given her a meeting date of January. True. But what I didn’t make properly clear to her was that I set January on the assumption that I’d get the Mississauga Corporate Security database and my answers by the end of October to get time to prepare..not going to happen.)

And for the record, this is The Ask that I handed to Council.

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REPORTS/QUERIES NEEDED:

Record of all Youth bans, trespass and arrests from all City facilities/Property including Transit terminals and routes from January 1, 2006 to current: (fields to include Date, Time, Year of Birth, Gender, Anonymized Identifier (to replace name), First three letters of Postal Code or if missing, City, Banning Period, Primary Ban File Key, Secondary File Key, Facility 1, Facility 2, Facility 3, Facility Group, Security Guard Witness, Security Guard “Writer”, SOR Group and “To” (Shift Supervisor name).

Where there is an arrest, fields to include:

Violent
Weapons
Arrested
Resisted
Fled
Level of Force Used
Name of Peel Regional Police officer.

Database should be able to present these data (including all fields) at the click of a mouse organized by:

Age
Gender
First three letters of Postal code (or if not recorded City)
Facility 1 (aka Facility where Ban originated)
Security Guard “Writer”
Security Guard witness
Shift Supervisor.

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

MISSISSAUGAWATCH QUIS CUSTODIET IPSOS CUSTODES? WHO WATCHES THE WATCHERS?

FLUSH THE KNOB-GUARDS!
HUMANS DESERVE SPECIAL CONSTABLES EXCLUSIVELY UNDER PEEL REGIONAL POLICE!

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ON: HAZEL MCCALLION FACES JUDICIAL REVIEW –COUNCILLOR NANDO IANNICCA’S “WELL, THIS IS MISSISSAUGA. IT’S NOT VAUGHAN” SPEECH

October 1st, 2009  

Recall in this morning’s Blog that I made reference to the Toronto Star article,  Mayor McCallion faces judge’s audit For us to have turned a blind eye to this and said, `Trust us, it’s nothing’ well, this is Mississauga; it’s not Vaughan.”

As promised, here’s Councillor Nando Iannicca’s “For us to have turned a blind eye to this and said, `Well, this is Mississauga; it’s not Vaughan” speech.

First the video,

Video: HAZEL MCCALLION FACES JUDICIAL REVIEW “THIS IS MISSISSAUGA. IT’S NOT VAUGHAN” (3:26 sec)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

and the TRANSCRIPT.

Councillor Nando Iannicca:

Uh, Councillor Parrish, I follow on your heels. I take some exception to some of the comments that have been made as well. I think it’s shameful and I think you’re all raising a red herring.

But be that as it may, as the mover of the motion I really believe that we have no choice whatsoever.

Now that the documents have [sic] made public I’m very pleased on behalf of my constituents –and Councillor Prentice, clearly I have different constituents than you have. But on behalf of my constituents, two weeks ago when it was brought up, I’m happy to  make it a matter of public record that it was I that moved the motion and say, “Let’s not be quick to judgment. Let’s go ask these questions and  have this analysis come back.”

That happened today –and in-camera. And I want to take a moment to speak to you with something in regards to in-camera.

I don’t know if I’ve ever told you all of any of this but when I speak to my constituents and they ask “What’s your role? What’s the most important thing you do?” I say to them, by far, the greatest privilege you give me is when you allow me by virtue of this office to  go in-camera and make a decision.

Because you have no idea what I’m doing. I’m not accountable to anyone. The minutes aren’t transcripted [inaudible —properly?].

And under The Act, so much of what we do is done in-camera. So if one is so willing, it’s a great time to sweep things under the rug.

But what we did as a responsible Council and I might add, agree to it unanimously, we said, “Let’s go get more information. Let’s get the facts. The facts came back and contrary to what you’re being told, the documents are all going to be made public.

One of the things I read was this simple.

“No member of Council other than Mayor McCallion contravened Section 5 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act with respect to his or her involvement with matters related to WC [inaudible] Property period full stop.

What I am not going to do, unlike other members of Council is say “Okay, so she may not have—  but it’s minor, let’s sweep it under the rug.

[a councillor takes exception]

Councillor Nando Iannicca:

I’m sorry, I have the floor.

[a Councillor takes exception]

Councillor Nando Iannicca:

I beg your, well, it’s pretty simple to me. For anybody not to take that to its logical conclusion and say we’ve asked the questions, here’s what’s come back, I think in moving the motion, all we can do in fairness to the Mayor —and understand some of my staff are named. Understand that other members of Council are named, but most important of all, when I go grab a cup of coffee at the Orchard Restaurant, I hear what people are saying.

And for us to have turned a blind eye to this and said [sic] “We know what’s going on. No need to let you know. We don’t have to make a- Trust us, it’s nothing.

Well, this is Mississauga. It’s not Vaughan.

And the highest level of obligation that I have to constituents, they had better know the integrity of this place is the most important thing to me. So on behalf of them, on behalf of my council colleagues including the Mayor, on behalf of my senior staff, on behalf of all of our employees I’ve said in moving the motion, we’re gonna come clean, let some other party review it and let that course unfold as it may.

To do anything other than that in my opinion, in moving the motion makes you unworthy of public office.

[MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispers “Yes!” into the camera]

Councillor Nando Iannicca:

Thank you Madam Chair, and as I’ve said I’ll support—

[Councillor Katie Mahoney interrupts]

Councillor Nando Iannicca:

That’s my thought, Thank you.

VIDEO CAMERA  STAYS ON COUNCILLOR IANNICCA

Councillor Eve Adams (Acting Mayor)

Thank you Councillor Iannicca. I’m also been told by the City Manager that the document is being posted online imminently.

City Manager Janice Baker

Yes, it should be operational—

Councillor Eve Adams (Acting Mayor)

Thank you. Councillor Prentice

[END OF TRANSCRIPT]

Signed,

The (I don’t agree with that part about “On behalf of my senior staff, on behalf of all of our employees”, they’d prefer it swept under the already very lumpy Mississauga rug)  Mississauga Muse


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HAZEL MCCALLION (CONFLICT OF INTEREST) THE MAY 21, 2008 VIDEO AND THE ACTUAL MINUTES

October 1st, 2009  

It’s all over the papers, you don’t need to read more of the same here. Just let me give you this one.

TORONTO STAR: Mayor McCallion faces judge’s audit For us to have turned a blind eye to this and said, `Trust us, it’s nothing’ – well, this is Mississauga; it’s not Vaughan

As readers know, I videotape all City of Mississauga Audit, General Committee and Council meetings. I even have a back-up audio recorder going inside that “sacred chamber”.

Checking my May 21, 2008 video… CONFIRMED. Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion failed to declare a Conflict of Interest —and stumbled on the words “direct or indirect pecuniary interest”.

Here’s the video followed by the  transcript.

Video: HAZEL MCCALLION CONFLICT OF INTEREST: FAILURE TO DECLARE AUDIO MAY 21, 2008 (1:21 sec)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT MISSISSAUGA COUNCIL MEETING MAY 21, 2008

Mayor Hazel McCallion: (rings bell)

I’d like to call to order a meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Mississauga for Wednesday, May 21st. I would ask that you join with  —join with me in the Lord’s Prayer, if you wish to do so.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Welcome to our meeting this morning. On a cold morning. I  don’t know when the weather’s going to warm up.

Ah, disclosures of direct or direct [sic] ind— uh, pecuniary interest.

Minutes of previous Council meeting, May the 7th. Motion? Mover and a seconder.

[someone moved it]

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

Okay, Seconder, Councillor Saito.

Any errors or omissions. Yes.

Councillor Frank Dale:

[inaudible, possibly “Could”] it be noted that I was at other municipal business.

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

Oh, very good, could you make a note of that, Madam City Clerk.

All in favour? Any opposed? Carried.

[TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

There you have it. Failed to disclose Conflict of Interest regarding her son’s $14.4 million land deal.

And you know who can say whether the Mayor simply forgot and it was an honest oversight.

But here’s the killer. You’d expect the minutes to show that Mayor McCallion failed to disclose direct or indirect pecuniary interest.Like that there’d be a blank.  But no, those May 21, 2008 Council minutes show in two places (pages 2 and 26) that she declared!

A reminder that one of our main themes here at MISSISSAUGAWATCH is how the City of Mississauga’s manicures messages. I’ve already mentioned how minutes  routinely leave important stuff out (which I’m forced to conclude is a way to maintain the MYTH of  MYTHissauga. Keep it positive. Minimize the Bad —or fail to mention it altogether (and yes, I’ve documented lots of examples and some major beauts let me tell you. And I’ve the video to match!).

But it never occurred to me to be on the  look out for stuff put IN to minutes! That is, attempts to minimize damage (aka making the Corporation of the City of Mississauga look good) being ADDED! I feel I dropped the ball on this one considering that back in January 2008 I rode that Enersource “How did that clause get into the contract?!” kerfuffle all the way to the beach.

When I wrote my previous Blog, “Hazel McCallion “failed to declare verbally a conflict of interest over son’s $14M land deal” (Toronto Star). MISSISSAUGAWATCH says, “But wait! There’s MORE video!”” my desktop computer croaked. I was unable to scan/work images. Now I can so here are pics of the actual May 21 2008 minutes so you can watch the video on YouTube and check out the May 21, 2008 minutes for yourself.

Page 2, Item 2 in the actual May 21, 2008 Council minutes show:

2. DISCLOSURES OF DIRECT OR INDIRECT PECUNIARY INTEREST

Mayor Hazel McCallion declared Conflict of Interest with respect to the Unfinished
Business matter by virtue of her son being involved with the World Class
Development application.

HAZEL MCCALLION CONFLICT OF INTEREST: MINUTES  SESSION 10  THE COUNCIL OF  THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF MISSISSAUGA  WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008 Page 2

(Click here for larger image of page 2 of the May 21, 2008 minutes)

And page 26, there’s also fabrication under  Item 9: UNFINISHED BUSINESS. (for anyone who’s miffed at my use of the word “fabrication” look up “fabricate” in the dictionary).

9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

UB-1 Removal of the “H” Holding symbol – World Class Developments Limited
(Agreement of Purchase and Sale) 4225 Living Arts Drive, 4200 Duke of
York Boulevard and 285 Prince of Wales Drive, H-0Z 07/004 W4, Ward 4

Correspondence dated April 29, 2008 from Barry Lyon Consultants Ltd., with
respect to the removal of the “H” Holding symbol – World Class Developments
Limited (Agreement of Purchase and Sale) 4225 Living Arts Drive, 4200 Duke of
York Boulevard and 285 Prince of Wales Drive.

A Special Council meeting was held on April 30, 2008 with respect to the above
matter and since WCD was unable to fulfill the approval requirements in time for
the Special Council meeting, the matter was deferred to May 21, 2008.
Mayor Hazel McCallion declared Conflict of Interest with respect to the above
Corporate Report by virtue of her son being involved with the World Class
Development application.

Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, and Planning & Building advised that the applicant
was still working on the application and requested that it be deferred again.

Deferred
H-0Z 07/004 W4

NOTE THAT I AM WORKING ON THE VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT OF COUNCILLOR NANDO IANNICCA’S “THIS IS MISSISSAUGA. IT’S NOT VAUGHAN” SPEECH AT YESTERDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING AND IT WILL BE ONLINE TODAY AS A NEW BLOG.

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

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