Christmas Day 2010: Visiting Vietnam vets resting at Makawao’s Maui Veterans Cemetery

December 28th, 2010  

On Christmas Day, we returned to Makawao’s Maui Veterans Cemetery, this time to pay our respects to Vietnam veterans resting there.

Makawao Maui Veterans Cemetery, flagpole with our poppies, Christmas Day 2010

Once we got home, we went to The Virtual Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and looked up their names. Then we prepared this video and transcript. We’ve provided each vet’s Memorial Wall full after the video transcript.

This Christmas Day blog is dedicated to the Vietnam veterans resting at Makawao’s Maui Veterans Cemetery and their families.

That’s all that needs saying.

Vietnam Vets resting at Maui Veterans Cemetery (Christmas Day 2010) 8:59 min.

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Makawao Veterans Cemetery, Maui, Hawaii. Christmas Day, 2010):

Maui Veterans Cemetary and we’re going —and I can tell you the first thing I noticed was that the poppies that we laid —how do you do this? Oh yeah —the poppies that we laid there, on the American flagpole are still there.

Let me show you.

Right there. Still there. That’s neat.

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I have to say I feel so terrific that the poppies that we laid here, November the 11th, 2010 are still here. Still look terrific.

[DIP TO WHITE]

It is Christmas Day, 2010 and we’re here at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery. And this is the person I wanted to visit again. Michael J. Pacheco, Hawaii. And let me show you why.

Vietnam vet. And we’ll just move this back a bit. Vietnam. Born November the 14th, 1950. Now I was born October the 4th, 1949. So he was younger than me. And he died September  21st, 1969. So he was 9- less than 19. He was 18 years old when he died.

So we really are looking this time at someone who died in Vietnam.

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James G Soriano, Hawaii. Sargeant. Once again, Vietnam. And if you look at the birthdays here. August 19, 1948. October 25th, 1968 died. So that makes him just a little over his 20th birthday. Somebody’s very young son.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Sun is going lower in the sky now.

We now here have Wayne Francis DePonte. California. Here’s something.

October 4th, 1948. And my birthday is October 4th, 1949. And he died August 27th, 1972.

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We also have Casimiro Villon. And if you look at the —here, born March 4th, 1947 and died January 18th, 1968. Just shy of his 21st birthday. Twenty years old.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Now this one I find rather sad. There’s no fresh flowers. Robert D. Andrade. And it’s 5 Special Forces GP, Vietnam. August 31st, 1937 and died July 17th, 1969. So shy of his 33rd birthday. But I bet he had stories to tell.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Another one no fresh flowers. Melvin M. Yamashita. Hawaii. Vietnam. And it’s September 16th, 1946 he was born. Died October 24th, 1969. So just after his 23rd birthday.

[DIP TO WHITE]

It is Christmas Day, 2010. The sun is sitting lower in the sky. We’re here at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Over in this area we have the World War II and especially Vietnam vets.

And what’s wonderful to see is you get people coming and bringing poinsettias and flowers for their loved ones.

So. Let’s —we’re going to work out way down this row. Turning camera off.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Catalino Beltran Antonio Jr. Sargeant. US Air Force. Vietnam. And born December 21st, 1950. Died August 18th, 1972. So 21 years old.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Christmas Day, 2010. We’re here at Makawao, Maui’s Veterans Cemetery. And I want to document this one right here.

This is David Edwards Wischemann. US Army. Vietnam. But here’s the data. September 8th, 1951. October 31st, 1972. So he was 21 years old.

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Christmas Day, 2010. We’re here at the Makawao Maui Veterans Cemetery. And it’s getting to be sunset and that’s what I want to document right now. Have beautiful displays here for Christmas —families even leaving veterans their favourite drink. By the way sometime— back there it was Coca Cola.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Christmas Day, 2010. We’re here at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery. And I just want to document this one as well. And the name is Mariano Ribillia Jr. Hawaii. A Vietnam veteran. Born February 24th, 1949 —I was born October 4th, 1949. And died January 21st, 1969. So he died just short of his 20th birthday. And making him nineteen.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Sunset. And I just want to record again that we’re here at the World War I portion. And our poppies are still there from when we planted them on November the 11th, Remembrance Day. There’s another one. And another. This one even has a poinsettia beside it which is neat.

Anyway, time to go. And now, we’re the only ones left. This is it.

Turning camera off.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]


Michael Jerome Pacheco Corporal

Michael Jerome Pacheco
Corporal
A CO, 4TH BN, 3RD INFANTRY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Paia Maui, Hawaii
November 14, 1950 to September 21, 1969
MICHAEL J PACHECO is on the Wall at Panel 18W Line 122
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Michael Jerome Pacheco
Corporal

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Paia Maui, HI
  Date of birth:   11/14/1950

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E3
  Rank:            Corporal
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  ID No:           575563578
  MOS:             11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Unit:            A CO, 4TH BN, 3RD INFANTRY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      03/31/1969
  Incident Date:   09/21/1969
  Casualty Date:   09/21/1969
  Age at Loss:     18
  Location:        Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dp/PachecoMJ01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 18W Line 122

James Gabriel Soriano
Sergeant

A CO, 1ST BN, 61ST INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Haliimaile, Hawaii
August 19, 1948 to October 25, 1968
JAMES G SORIANO is on the Wall at Panel 40W Line 035
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James Gabriel Soriano
Sergeant

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Haliimaile, HI
  Date of birth:   08/19/1948

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E4
  Rank:            Sergeant
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  ID No:           68007908
  MOS:             70A10: Clerk
  Length Service:  01
  Unit:            A CO, 1ST BN, 61ST INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      08/01/1968
  Incident Date:   10/25/1968
  Casualty Date:   10/25/1968
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/ds/SorianoJG01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 40W Line 035

Wayne Francis DePonte. US Navy. Died August 27th, 1972. Not on Virtual Wall.

The Battle of Haiphong Harbor was fought  at Haiphong, North Vietnam between the United States Navy and the North Vietnamese Navy on August 27, 1972.


Casimiro Villon
Specialist Four
A CO, 1ST BN, 52ND INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE,
AMERICAL DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Paia Maui, Hawaii
March 04, 1947 to January 18, 1968
CASIMIRO VILLON is on the Wall at Panel 34E Line 072
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Casimiro Villon
Specialist Four

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Paia Maui, HI
  Date of birth:   03/04/1947

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E4
  Rank:            Specialist Four
  ID No:           10125226
  MOS:             11B20: Infantryman
  Length Service:  01
  Unit:            A CO, 1ST BN, 52ND INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      10/06/1967
  Incident Date:   01/18/1968
  Casualty Date:   01/18/1968
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dv/VillonCx01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 34E Line 072

Robert D. Andrade
Sergeant First Class
DET B-41 (MOC HOA), D CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV
Army of the United States
Makawao, Hawaii
August 31, 1937 to July 17, 1969
ROBERT D ANDRADE is on the Wall at Panel 20W Line 009
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Robert D Andrade
 Sergeant First Class

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Makawao, HI
  Date of birth:   08/31/1937

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E7
  Rank:            Sergeant First Class
  ID No:           575349832
  MOS:             11C4S: Indirect Fire Infantryman (Special Forces Qual)
  Length Service:  14
  Unit:            DET B-41 (MOC HOA), D CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      01/22/1969
  Incident Date:   07/17/1969
  Casualty Date:   07/17/1969
  Age at Loss:     31
  Location:        Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/da/AndradeRD01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 20W Line 009

Special Forces – Roll Of Honour » Archive » GREEN BERETS » Roll Of Honour » Robert D. Andrade

Surname Andrade
Forename Robert D.
Unit 5 SF Group (Det C-4)
Rank Sergeant First Class
Number
Date of death 17th July 1969
Age 31
Gravesite Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,D.C. Panel 20W Line 9
Additional information from Makawao,Hawaii
born 31.8.1937
married
KIA Can Tho,Dinh Tuong Province,South Vietnam
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Source: Special Forces Roll of Honor at: www.specialforcesroh.com/roll-9302.html


Melvin Masaichi Yamashita
Sergeant
B CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Honolulu, Hawaii
September 18, 1946 to October 24, 1969
MELVIN M YAMASHITA is on the Wall at Panel 17W Line 115
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Melvin Masaichi Yamashita
 Sergeant

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Honolulu, HI
  Date of birth:   09/18/1946

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E4
  Rank:            Sergeant
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  ID No:           575480545
  MOS:             11B2P: Infantryman (Airborne Qual)
  Length Service:  01
  Unit:            B CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      03/11/1969
  Incident Date:   10/24/1969
  Casualty Date:   10/24/1969
  Age at Loss:     23
  Location:        Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dy/YamashitaMM01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 17W Line 115

Catalino B Antonio, Jr
Sergeant
20TH TASS, 504TH TAC AIR SPT GRP, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
21 December 1950 – 18 August 1972
Maui, Hawaii
Panel 01W Line 067

7TH AF

20TH TASS

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Catalino B Antonio, Jr
Sergeant

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record: Maui, Hawaii
  Date of birth:  Thursday, 12/21/1950

MILITARY DATA
  Service:        Air Force (Regular)
  Grade at loss:  E4
  Rank:           Sergeant
  ID No:          575563189
  MOS:            46270 Weapons Maintenance Technician
  LenSvc:         Not recorded
  Unit:           20TH TASS, 504TH TAC AIR SPT GRP, 7TH AF

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:     Tuesday, 08/31/1971
  Cas Date:       Friday, 08/18/1972
  Age at Loss:    21
  Remains:        Body Recovered
  Location:       Quang Nam, South Vietnam
  Type:           Hostile, Died
  Reason:         Artillery, Rocket, Mortar - Ground Casualty

ON THE WALL       Panel 01W Line 067

David Edwards Wischemann
Specialist Five
18TH AVN CO (CORPS), 164TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Kahului, Hawaii
September 08, 1951 to October 31, 1972
DAVID E WISCHEMANN is on the Wall at Panel 01W Line 088
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David Edwards Wischemann
Specialist Five

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Kahului, HI
  Date of birth:   09/08/1951

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E5
  Rank:            Specialist Five
  ID No:           576584485
  MOS:             67U20: CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:            18TH AVN CO (CORPS), 164TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      01/01/1972
  Incident Date:   10/31/1972
  Casualty Date:   10/31/1972
  Age at Loss:     21
  Location:        Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Crew
  Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dw/WischemannDE01a.htm

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Mariano Ribillia, Jr Private First Class

Mariano Ribillia, Jr
Private First Class
K CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Puunene, Hawaii
February 24, 1949 to January 21, 1969
MARIANO RIBILLIA Jr is on the Wall at Panel 34W Line 053
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Mariano Ribillia Jr
Private First Class

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Puunene, HI
  Date of birth:   02/24/1949

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         United States Marine Corps
  Grade at loss:   E2
  Rank:            Private First Class
  ID No:           2388352
  MOS:             0311: RIFLEMAN
  Length Service:  00
  Unit:            K CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      11/23/1968
  Incident Date:   01/21/1969
  Casualty Date:   01/21/1969
  Age at Loss:     19
  Location:        Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Other explosive device

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dr/RibilliaMx01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 34W Line 053

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Poppies and “In Flanders Fields” –Remembrance Day meets Veterans Day at Maui’s Makawao Veterans Cemeter, November 12th, 2010

To Americans with Love: An American veteran commemorates Veterans Day. Hawaii, November 11, 2010, November 12th, 2010

Video: Poppies and “In Flanders Fields” –Remembrance Day meets Veterans Day at Maui’s Veterans Cemetery (3:56 min)

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

Video: To Americans with Love: An American veteran commemorates Veterans Day. Hawaii, November 11, 2010 (4:29 min)

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

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

Makawao Maui Veterans Cemetery, late afternoon, Christmas Day 2010

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Mississauga 2010 Election data: HAZEL MCCALLION support and Voter Turnout Sorted by Ward, Polling Station Within Ward

December 18th, 2010  

UPDATE December 19, 2010: We’ve been alerted to a small oversight in our table. In his comment below DeValera wrote. “Nice bit of fact digging. Thank you. You missed one bit of red. 2 0021 Lorne Park SecSchool 2688 795 29.58 786 529 67.30”. With appreciation to DeValera, the “67.30” for Lorne Park SecSchool polling station is now red.

Today’s entry is a follow-up to our December 13th, 2010 blog, “Mississauga 2010 Election data: Voter Turnout sorted by Polling Station with Wards sorted by Total Turnout” where we cut past the City’s reported voter turnout average of 34.34% and examined the voter turnout for all 11 wards. We then cut through the average voter turnout in each ward and examined voter turnout for all polling stations. We learned a great deal from this exercise.

This data presented today goes one step further. It takes the table presented in our last blog sorted by voter turnout and simply includes the support for Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.

As regular readers know, we’ve taken the City of Mississauga’s PDF file of the official election results and converted them into a spreadsheet.

The table we offer today is, at least to me, the most important data out of this 2010 Mississauga municipal election—a window into voter turnout.

A reminder that  Ward 10 had the highest voter turnout with 38.46% and Ward 7 the lowest with 28.20% (see column Pct. Turnout). I’ve also highlighted any figures of less than 70% support for McCallion in red. A cursory scan will show considerable red in Ward 5 at several polling stations. We suggest however that rather than this being reflective of lack of support for the Mayor as such, these are artifacts of an ethnic vote supporting their “own”.  Please see the Mayoral results in the City of Mississauga’s PDF file for more details.

Once again for context, Hazel McCallion enjoyed 76.40% support City-wide and received a total of 107,643 ballots cast.

Last to repeat, these data are preliminary and as always, should anyone spot an error we’d appreciate being advised. Many thanks!

Mississauga 2010 Municipal Voter Turnout sorted by Polling Station, (with Wards sorted by Total Voter Turnout Ward 10  highest 38.46% to Ward 7 lowest 28.20%) with McCallion support per polling station included.

Ward        Polling Location               Registered  Ballots   Pct.     Ballots     HM      HM
                                             Voters      Cast   Turnout  for Mayor   Votes   Pct.

 10  0203 St.Edith Stein School               3930       1368    34.81     1347       1085   80.55
 10  0206 St.Therese Catholic School          3004       1040    34.62     1030        859   83.40
 10  0207 StAlbert of Jerusalem               2900        994    34.28      975        766   78.56
 10  0204 StSimon Stock School                2440        811    33.24      803        640   79.70
 10  0198 StBernard of Clairvaux              2816        925    32.85      911        710   77.94
 10  0199 McKinnon Public School              1997        654    32.75      648        471   72.69
 10  0197 Oscar Peterson PublicSchool         2268        735    32.41      730        524   71.78
 10  0205 Lisgar Middle School                3762       1213    32.24     1191        946   79.43
 10  0201 StFaustina CatholicSchool           3337       1075    32.21     1056        815   77.18
 10  0208 Kindree Public School               2833        879    31.03      872        676   77.52
 10  0202 Churchill Meadows School            3149        973    30.90      959        704   73.41
 10  0200 Ruth Thompson Middle School         3067        930    30.32      917        687   74.92

 10       Voting Day TOTALS                  35503      11597    32.66    11439       8883   77.66

 10  0209 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         35                35         32   91.43
 10  0210 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         34                34         29   85.29
 10  0211 Ruth Thompson MS-Day3                  0        432               419        273   65.16
 10  0212 Ruth Thompson MS-Day4                  0        693               672        471   70.09
 10  0213 Lisgar Middle School-Day3              0        395               387        303   78.29
 10  0214 Lisgar Middle School-Day4              0        470               457        368   80.53

 10       Advance Poll TOTAL                             2059              2004       1476   73.65
 10       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       15.08                             

 10       TOTALS                             35503      13656    38.46    13443      10359   77.06

  1  0010 Miss Long Term Care                   10          7    70.00        6          5   83.33
  1  0009 Westacres Public School             2359        959    40.65      946        628   66.38
  1  0008 ISNA Elementary School              2091        815    38.98      802        588   73.32
  1  0011 Regency Retirement Res               108         39    36.11       38         24   63.16
  1  0007 Lakeview Golf Course                3372       1129    33.48     1108        784   70.76
  1  0003 Port Credit SecSchool               4002       1331    33.26     1320        929   70.38
  1  0002 Kenollie Public School              2716        877    32.29      855        559   65.38
  1  0005 Mississauga SrCentre                3351       1048    31.27     1032        780   75.58
  1  0004 Forest Ave Public School            3355       1039    30.97     1026        747   72.81
  1  0006 Queen of Heaven Sep School          5525       1664    30.12     1621       1256   77.48
  1  0001 Riverside Public School             2660        722    27.14      706        558   79.04

  1       Voting Day TOTALS                  29549       9630    32.59     9460       6858   72.49

  1  0012 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         52                52         36   69.23
  1  0013 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         32                30         14   46.67
  1  0014 Miss Sr Centre - Day 3                 0        305               296        200   67.57
  1  0015 Miss Sr Centre - Day 4                 0        247               245        189   77.14
  1  0016 Port Credit SS - Day 3                 0        246               243        194   79.84
  1  0017 Port Credit SS - Day 4                 0        262               258        203   78.68

  1       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1144              1124        836   74.38
  1       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.62                             

  1       TOTALS                             29549      10774    36.46    10584       7694   72.69

  3  0048 Westminster Court                    194        123    63.40      120        106   88.33
  3  0054 Meadowcroft Constitution              32         15    46.88       10         10  100.00
  3  0050 Beechwood Place                      170         77    45.29       77         66   85.71
  3  0040 Silverthorn Public School           1821        746    40.97      718        550   76.60
  3  0042 Burnhamthorpe Public School         2713       1056    38.92     1024        745   72.75
  3  0041 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta          1633        604    36.99      588        457   77.72
  3  0039 St Thomas More School               3336       1137    34.08     1095        823   75.16
  3  0045 StsMartha & Mary School             4451       1473    33.09     1437       1099   76.48
  3  0053 Summerville Pines                    875        287    32.80      277        218   78.70
  3  0047 John Cabot SecSchool                3162       1024    32.38     1009        815   80.77
  3  0038 Dixie Public School                 3064        968    31.59      938        653   69.62
  3  0046 St Basil Catholic School            4487       1394    31.07     1339       1039   77.60
  3  0037 Brian W Fleming                     3735       1111    29.75     1085        774   71.34
  3  0044 Forest Glen Public School           3542       1046    29.53     1020        761   74.61
  3  0043 Burnhamthorpe C.C.                  3571       1012    28.34      992        726   73.19
  3  0051 Meadowcroft Bough Beeches             62         17    27.42       16         13   81.25
  3  0052 Tyndall Nursing Home                 208         49    23.56       48         37   77.08
  3  0049 Sunrise Senior Living                 88         18    20.45       18         14   77.78

  3       Voting Day TOTALS                  37144      12157    32.73    11811       8906   75.40

  3  0055 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         68                67         55   82.09
  3  0056 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         60                58         49   84.48
  3  0057 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day3                  0        290               281        224   79.72
  3  0058 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day4                  0        261               258        212   82.17
  3  0059 Teresa of Calcutta-Day3                0        320               310        243   78.39
  3  0060 Teresa of Calcutta-Day4                0        275               262        200   76.34

  3       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1274              1236        983   79.53
  3       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        9.49                             

  3       TOTALS                             37144      13431   36.16    13047       9889   75.80

  6  0121 Leisureworld-Streetsville             33         29    87.88       29         28   96.55
  6  0110 Queenston Drive Pub School          2358        866    36.73      841        668   79.43
  6  0116 St.Dunstan Catholic School          2499        915    36.61      906        743   82.01
  6  0109 Springfield Public School           3433       1241    36.15     1221        865   70.84
  6  0111 StDavid of Wales School             4470       1614    36.11     1576       1229   77.98
  6  0113 StBernadette School                 4302       1493    34.70     1456       1101   75.62
  6  0117 River Grove C.C.                    4552       1465    32.18     1453       1116   76.81
  6  0112 Edenrose Public School              3768       1154    30.63     1125        906   80.53
  6  0115 StHerbert Catholic School           3602       1079    29.96     1068        847   79.31
  6  0118 Whitehorn Public School             4275       1258    29.43     1246        992   79.61
  6  0119 St.Valentine Catholic School        4623       1301    28.14     1280        912   71.25
  6  0114 Fallingbrook Middle School          3466        946    27.29      934        678   72.59
  6  0108 McBride Ave Public School           4468       1198    26.81     1176        942   80.10
  6  0120 Yee Hong Centre                      173         43    24.86       37         32   86.49

  6       Voting Day TOTALS                  46022      14602    31.73    14348      11059   77.08

  6  0122 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        151               149        111   74.50
  6  0123 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         98                97         85   87.63
  6  0124 McBride Avenue PS-Day3                 0        433               414        290   70.05
  6  0125 McBride Avenue PS-Day4                 0        390               379        275   72.56
  6  0126 River Grove CC - Day 3                 0        405               401        317   79.05
  6  0127 River Grove CC - Day 4                 0        475               470        361   76.81

  6       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1952              1910       1439   75.34
  6       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       11.79                             

  6       TOTALS                             46022      16554    35.97    16258      12498   76.87

  5  0098 Rec Room- 3580 Etude Dr               51         42    82.35       39         22   56.41
  5  0100 Ridgewood Court                      168         69    41.07       62         45   72.58
  5  0092 Marvin Heights Public School        2189        763    34.86      737        490   66.49
  5  0101 Villa Forum Long Term                332        113    34.04      105         69   65.71
  5  0094 Brandon Gate Public School          1643        551    33.54      529        387   73.16
  5  0084 ChamplainTrail Public School        3909       1307    33.44     1281        977   76.27
  5  0089 Frank McKechnie C.C.                5729       1861    32.48     1815       1423   78.40
  5  0095 Darcel Ave Senior School            2457        779    31.71      768        530   69.01
  5  0090 Ridgewood Public School             2352        725    30.82      698        512   73.35
  5  0086 Fairwind Senior PublicSchool        3386       1035    30.57     1020        756   74.12
  5  0093 StRaphael Catholic School           2103        635    30.19      585        378   64.62
  5  0085 St.Gertrude Separate School         3364        963    28.63      940        732   77.87
  5  0088 San Lorenzo Ruiz School             3833       1067    27.84     1053        834   79.20
  5  0097 Dunrankin Dr Public School          3543        975    27.52      939        621   66.13
  5  0087 StHilary Catholic School            2773        746    26.90      731        564   77.15
  5  0091 Morning Star Middle School          2333        547    23.45      534        356   66.67
  5  0096 Malton C.C.                         2915        564    19.35      545        353   64.77
  5  0099 Malton Village Long Term             135         18    13.33       18         12   66.67

  5       Voting Day TOTALS                  43215      12760    29.53    12399       9061   73.08

  5  0102 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         45                44         34   77.27
  5  0103 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         58                57         46   80.70
  5  0104 Ridgewood PS - Day 3                   0        547               514        240   46.69
  5  0105 Ridgewood PS - Day 4                   0        592               544        215   39.52
  5  0106 Frank McKechnie CC-Day3                0        404               397        316   79.60
  5  0107 Frank McKechnie CC-Day4                0        537               529        412   77.88

  5       Advance Poll TOTAL                             2183              2085       1263   60.58
  5       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       14.61                             

  5       TOTALS                             43215      14943    34.58    14484      10324   71.28

  4  0076 Cawthra Gardens Long Term             49         25    51.02       25         22   88.00
  4  0075 Aspen Grove                          304        125    41.12      118         84   71.19
  4  0072 The Mansion                          511        201    39.33      196        165   84.18
  4  0074 Park Mansion                         440        171    38.86      169        129   76.33
  4  0065 Briarwood Public School             2021        784    38.79      766        593   77.42
  4  0062 Metropolitan Andrei School          2106        755    35.85      735        550   74.83
  4  0068 Corpus Christi School               2894        994    34.35      983        746   75.89
  4  0061 Silver Creek Public School          2896        984    33.98      975        769   78.87
  4  0066 StCharles Garnier School            3367       1096    32.55     1067        872   81.72
  4  0071 St.Pio of Peitrelcina School        4625       1463    31.63     1412       1106   78.33
  4  0069 Huntington Ridge School             3411       1061    31.11     1046        761   72.75
  4  0067 StsPeter & Paul School              3724       1140    30.61     1110        901   81.17
  4  0073 Skymark West Phase 2                 822        242    29.44      237        175   73.84
  4  0077 Amica at City Centre                1056        309    29.26      303        240   79.21
  4  0063 Thornwood Public School             2511        719    28.63      708        553   78.11
  4  0070 StMatthew Catholic School           2915        804    27.58      791        626   79.14
  4  0064 Mississauga Valley C.C.             4696       1117    23.79     1097        797   72.65

  4       Voting Day TOTALS                  38348      11990    31.27    11738       9089   77.43

  4  0078 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        148               148        120   81.08
  4  0079 Advance Poll Day 2                     0        138               138        114   82.61
  4  0080 Mississauga Valley CC-Day3             0        381               370        296   80.00
  4  0081 Mississauga Valley CC-Day4             0        307               301        230   76.41
  4  0082 Huntington Ridge PS-Day3               0        122               119         87   73.11
  4  0083 Huntington Ridge PS-Day4               0        127               125         76   60.80

  4       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1223              1201        923   76.85
  4       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        9.26                             

  4       TOTALS                             38348      13213   34.46    12939      10012   77.38

  8  0165 Living Waters Residence               88         84    95.45       83         73   87.95
  8  0167 Carmel Heights                        50         42    84.00       41         35   85.37
  8  0166 South Common Court                   144        109    75.69      104         81   77.88
  8  0168 Ivan Franko Home                      74         54    72.97       53         44   83.02
  8  0169 Amica - Erin Mills                   167         81    48.50       76         56   73.68
  8  0170 Specialty Care-Mississauga            50         21    42.00       20         16   80.00
  8  0157 StMark Separate School              3988       1545    38.74     1526       1148   75.23
  8  0154 King's Masting Public School        2267        792    34.94      785        606   77.20
  8  0152 StJean Baptiste School              3213       1107    34.45     1096        811   74.00
  8  0158 Pheasant Run Public School          4232       1422    33.60     1411       1147   81.29
  8  0153 St.Margaret of Scotland             1898        635    33.46      630        498   79.05
  8  0163 StRose of Lima School               2316        765    33.03      752        560   74.47
  8  0160 All Saints Separate School          3242       1064    32.82     1048        840   80.15
  8  0151 Holy Name of Mary College           2026        610    30.11      603        464   76.95
  8  0159 Ashgrove Public School              2752        828    30.09      818        640   78.24
  8  0155 Christ the King School              4499       1307    29.05     1287        964   74.90
  8  0162 Credit Valley Public School         3339        962    28.81      951        747   78.55
  8  0156 South Common C.C.                   4772       1286    26.95     1276        997   78.13
  8  0161 Artesian Drive Public School        2921        775    26.53      764        569   74.48
  8  0150 Oakridge Public School              2622        584    22.27      578        422   73.01
  8  0171 Sunrise Senior Living                 62         13    20.97       13         11   84.62
  8  0164 Credit Valley Hospital                14          2    14.29        2          1   50.00
  8  0172 University of Toronto                 94          8     8.51        8          7   87.50

  8       Voting Day TOTALS                  44830      14096    31.44    13925      10737   77.11

  8  0173 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         94                94         88   93.62
  8  0174 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         65                63         57   90.48
  8  0175 South Common CC - Day 3                0        414               403        348   86.35
  8  0176 South Common CC - Day 4                0        323               318        263   82.70
  8  0177 Pheasant Run PS - Day 3                0        230               230        192   83.48
  8  0178 Pheasant Run PS - Day 4                0        169               168        124   73.81

  8       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1295              1276       1072   84.01
  8       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        8.41                             

  8       TOTALS                             44830      15391    34.33    15201      11809  77.69

 11  0225 Extendicare Mississauga               25         28   112.00       28         24   85.71
 11  0216 Rec Room-4 Caroline Street           715        289    40.42      273        215   78.75
 11  0217 Streetsville SecSchool              2552        977    38.28      955        772   80.84
 11  0219 Ray Underhill Public School         3862       1331    34.46     1315       1088   82.74
 11  0218 Vista Heights Public School         2261        712    31.49      702        550   78.35
 11  0224 Derry West Village School           3427       1052    30.70     1020        708   69.41
 11  0221 StVeronica CatholicSchool           2921        845    28.93      837        622   74.31
 11  0223 Levi Creek Public School            3684       1061    28.80     1045        814   77.89
 11  0220 Britannia Public School             6126       1709    27.90     1681       1291   76.80
 11  0222 David Leeder Middle School          4650       1277    27.46     1263        959   75.93
 11  0215 Vic Johnston C.C.                   3277        813    24.81      809        614   75.90

 11       Voting Day TOTALS                  33500      10094    30.13     9928       7657   77.13

 11  0226 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         55                54         40   74.07
 11  0227 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         38                38         33   86.84
 11  0228 Ray Underhill PS-Day3                  0        263               260        209   80.38
 11  0229 Ray Underhill PS-Day4                  0        295               291        260   89.35
 11  0230 David Leeder MS-Day3                   0        219               216        165   76.39
 11  0231 David Leeder MS-Day4                   0        278               272        209   76.84

 11       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1148              1131        916   80.99
 11       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.21                             

 11       TOTALS                             33500      11242    33.56    11059       8573   77.52

  2  0027 Erin Mills Lodge 72                   69     95.83                 69         51   73.91
  2  0030 Wawel Villa      78                   37     47.44                 37         32   86.49
  2  0029 Sheridan Villa   178                  71     39.89                 70         54   77.14
  2  0025 St Francis of Assisi                2875       1104    38.40     1094        854   78.06
  2  0022 Lorne Park Public School            3100       1013    32.68      997        740   74.22
  2  0018 Clarkson Public School              4144       1315    31.73     1307       1011   77.35
  2  0021 Lorne Park SecSchool                2688        795    29.58      786        529   67.30
  2  0026 Sheridan Park Public School         2733        794    29.05      792        600   75.76
  2  0020 StLuke Catholic School              4061       1104    27.19     1097        831   75.75
  2  0023 Clarkson C.C.                       4321       1167    27.01     1153        952   82.57
  2  0019 Owenwood Public School              4148       1111    26.78     1104        810   73.37
  2  0024 StHelen Separate School             3829        902    23.56      896        723   80.69
  2  0028 The Wenleigh                         160         25    15.63       25         19   76.00

  2       Voting Day TOTALS                  32387       9507    29.35     9427       7206   76.44

  2  0031 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         48                48         38   79.17
  2  0032 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         33                33         28   84.85
  2  0033 Clarkson CC - Day 3                    0        279               276        230   83.33
  2  0034 Clarkson CC - Day 4                    0        215               215        185   86.05
  2  0035 Lorne Park SS - Day 3                  0        372               370        318   85.95
  2  0036 Lorne Park SS - Day 4                  0        337               334        275   82.34

  2       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1284              1276       1074   84.17
  2       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       11.90                             

  2       TOTALS                             32387      10791    33.32    10703       8280   77.36

  9  0188 Heritage Glen                         92        155   168.48      146        122   83.56
  9  0190 Edenwood Seniors Village              75         52    69.33       49         38   77.55
  9  0182 Miller's Grove Public School        3214       1139    35.44     1129        928   82.20
  9  0183 Settler's Green PublicSchool        4659       1459    31.32     1452       1203   82.85
  9  0186 Shelter Bay Public School           3894       1166    29.94     1152        931   80.82
  9  0184 St.John of the Cross School         3669       1096    29.87     1087        865   79.58
  9  0187 StRichard Separate School           4706       1388    29.49     1377       1137   82.57
  9  0180 Castlebridge Public School          3386        924    27.29      917        725   79.06
  9  0185 Meadowvale C.C.                     4345       1164    26.79     1156        950   82.18
  9  0181 Our Lady of Mercy School            2286        593    25.94      584        464   79.45
  9  0179 Erin Meadows C.C.                   5012       1248    24.90     1241        945   76.15
  9  0189 Village of Erin Meadows              163         23    14.11       23         20   86.96

  9       Voting Day TOTALS                  35501      10407    29.31    10313       8328   80.75

  9  0191 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         47                47         44   93.62
  9  0192 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         42                42         36   85.71
  9  0193 Erin Meadows CC - Day 3                0        346               337        275   81.60
  9  0194 Erin Meadows CC - Day 4                0        282               277        239   86.28
  9  0195 Meadowvale CC - Day 3                  0        301               298        256   85.91
  9  0196 Meadowvale CC - Day 4                  0        259               256        220   85.94

  9       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1277              1257       1070   85.12
  9       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.93                             

  9       TOTALS                             35501      11684    32.91    11570       9398   81.23

  7  0141 Trillium Health Centre                 4          6   150.00        6          4   66.67
  7  0140 Leisureworld-Mississauga              67         37    55.22       37         31   83.78
  7  0143 Heritage House                        47         22    46.81       21         18   85.71
  7  0129 Clifton Public School               2383        908    38.10      891        646   72.50
  7  0128 Munden Park Public School           2784        883    31.72      864        663   76.74
  7  0134 Huron Park C.C.                     5332       1636    30.68     1613       1212   75.14
  7  0133 Mary Fix Catholic School            2706        815    30.12      801        626   78.15
  7  0132 Floradale Public School             3350        971    28.99      934        659   70.56
  7  0136 StPhilip Catholic School            4558       1188    26.06     1172        909   77.56
  7  0139 King Garden Retirement               435        107    24.60      107         74   69.16
  7  0135 FrDaniel Zanon School               5736       1382    24.09     1357       1001   73.77
  7  0131 St.Catherine ofSienna School        3801        872    22.94      860        675   78.49
  7  0138 Fairview Public School              2760        515    18.66      511        385   75.34
  7  0137 Bishop Scalabrini School            5335        994    18.63      970        769   79.28
  7  0130 St.Timothy Separate School          2531        429    16.95      423        313   74.00
  7  0142 Extendicare                           91         13    14.29       13          9   69.23

  7       Voting Day TOTALS                  41920      10778    25.71    10580       7994   75.56

  7  0144 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        125               121         93   76.86
  7  0145 Advance Poll Day 2                     0        183               181        136   75.14
  7  0146 St Timothy SS - Day 3                  0        187               186        146   78.49
  7  0147 St Timothy SS - Day 4                  0        150               149        110   73.83
  7  0148 Huron Park CC - Day 3                  0        188               186        156   83.87
  7  0149 Huron Park CC - Day 4                  0        211               211        172   81.52

  7       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1044              1034        813   78.63
  7       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        8.83                             

  7       TOTALS                             41920      11822    28.20    11614       8807   75.83

          TOTALS ALL WARDS                  417919     143501    34.34   140902     107643   76.40

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES: A MAJOR (unexplored) ROOT OF YOUTH VIOLENCE

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

BACKGROUND (repeated from other blog entries)

On November 17th we reported the most preliminary of preliminary findings in the Blog, “Mississauga News quotes Councillors: VOTERS’ LIST WAS A “MESS”. Why didn’t the City check its own Official Election Results?!” That Blog provided insight into how Hazel McCallion’s 107,643 votes were distributed both by ward and polling stations. These data however don’t necessarily show support for McCallion because it was possible for her to receive the highest number of votes in a polling station where she only got 40-50% of Mayor’s ballots cast—a plurality, in other words.

Our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights presented McCallion’s support by polling station based on the simple equation “Votes for Hazel McCallion” divided by “Total Ballots Cast for Mayor”. Example. There are 10 ballets cast for Mayor. 8 were for Hazel McCallion. 8/10 or 80% support at that polling station.

Our November 19th Blog, “Mississauga Ward 5 percentages showing support for incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams by polling stations” focused only on Ward 5 polling station results showing the percentage support for both incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams. We decided to report on Ward 5 first because Malton Community Centre is one of our primary Roots of Youth Violence research sites.

Our November 21st, 2010 Blog, “What effect the “robocall”? Mississauga Ward 6 percentages showing support for Mayor Hazel McCallion, Carolyn Parrish and Ron Starr by polling stations” provided a Carolyn Parrish/Ron Starr breakdown. For context we also did the breakdown for Advanced Polls versus Voting Day to see if Hazel McCallion’s robocall had any effect.

As a result of the news that Mississauga Council had ordered a recount of Ward 1, we decided to post our spreadsheet for that ward next. In the November 24 blog, “Mississauga Councillor Calls for Ward 1 Recount –and STATS for Ward 1 Advanced Polls versus Voting Day”, we confirmed that bottomline, Councillor Corbasson was ahead in the Advanced Polls occurring Ocober 14-15th and lost support on Voting Day. We’re convinced that Jim Tovey’s flyer circulated Saturday, two days before Voting Day had the effect intended.

WHAT WE’VE LEARNED

We realize now that our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights did not provide a complete picture. For one thing, we presented no totals. Another, back then we didn’t understand the importance of comparing the results of Advanced Polls vs Voting Day to gauge what effect the Shipp-McCallion team’s “over-sized cheque” flyers might have had.

For context, we provide the actual voter turnout by Ward sorted by highest to lowest. Please see column “Turnout“. Note City-wide voter turnout was 34.34% (* checked against City’s results at www.mississauga.ca).

And to repeat, as always, should anyone spot an error we’d appreciate being advised. Many thanks!

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Mississauga 2010 Election data: Voter Turnout sorted by Polling Station with Wards sorted by Total Turnout

December 13th, 2010  

As regular readers know, we’ve taken the City of Mississauga’s PDF file of the official election results and converted them into a spreadsheet.

The table we offer today is at least to me, the most important data out of this 2010 Mississauga municipal election —a window into voter turnout.

The City of Mississauga website confirms a City-wide average total voter turnout of 34.34%. In our December 8th, 2010 blog, “Mississauga 2010 Election results. Hazel McCallion: Percentage support sorted by ward and voter turnout sorted by Ward” we provided the actual voter turnout by ward. Ward 10 had the highest voter turnout with 38.46% and Ward 7 the lowest with 28.20%

Here’s that table again for context.

Voter turnout sorted by Ward Total percentage

Ward Registered Ballots Turnout  Ballots   Turnout
       Voters    Cast           for Mayor for Mayor

 10    35503     13656   38.46     13443     37.86
  1    29549     10774   36.46     10584     35.82
  3    37144     13431   36.16     13047     35.13
  6    46022     16554   35.97     16258     35.33
  5    43215     14943   34.58     14484     33.52
  4    38348     13213   34.46     12939     33.74
CITY  417919    143501   34.34    140902     33.72
  8    44830     15391   34.33     15201     33.91
 11    33500     11242   33.56     11059     33.01
  2    32387     10791   33.32     10703     33.05
  9    35501     11684   32.91     11570     32.59
  7    41920     11822   28.20     11614     27.71

This voter turnout table of course, isn’t enough. Just like the City’s 34.34% voter turnout average  is simply the result of Total Ballots Cast divided by Registered Voters, the same is true at the ward level. We’re still just left with averages.

What can be seen and perhaps learned if we also sorted voter turnout in each ward by polling station? That’s what we present here —sorted all 11 wards beginning with Ward 10 which had the highest voter turnout down to Ward 7 with the lowest.

And these data immediately raise questions.

Like Ward 1, Westacres Public School with 40.65% well above the City-wide average versus Ward 1’s  Riverside Public School  with a mere 27.14% voter turnout. Or Ward 3’s  Or Ward 3’s Silverthorn Public School with 40.97% compared to Burnhamthorpe C.C. with 28.34%.

And certainly my special interest because I’m researching the Roots of Youth Violence is Ward 7 with the lowest average voter turnout of 28.20%.

We find that Ward 7 shows Clifton Public School polling station reporting 38.10% voter turnout and a troubling 18.66% at Fairview Public School. And in the same ward, Mary Fix Catholic School with 30.12% voter turnout versus St.Timothy Separate School with 16.95%, even lower than Fairview Public School!

What’s this mean? What’s this voter turnout Small Picture telling us? I can tell you this. No one’s looked at Mississauga elections’ “Small Picture” before.

And as always, should anyone spot an error we’d appreciate being advised. Many thanks!

Mississauga 2010 Municipal Voter Turnout sorted by Polling Station, (with Wards sorted by Total Voter Turnout Ward 10  highest 38.46% to Ward 7 lowest 28.20%)

Ward        Polling Location               Registered  Ballots   Pct.
                                             Voters      Cast   Turnout

 10  0203 St.Edith Stein School               3930       1368    34.81
 10  0206 St.Therese Catholic School          3004       1040    34.62
 10  0207 StAlbert of Jerusalem               2900        994    34.28
 10  0204 StSimon Stock School                2440        811    33.24
 10  0198 StBernard of Clairvaux              2816        925    32.85
 10  0199 McKinnon Public School              1997        654    32.75
 10  0197 Oscar Peterson PublicSchool         2268        735    32.41
 10  0205 Lisgar Middle School                3762       1213    32.24
 10  0201 StFaustina CatholicSchool           3337       1075    32.21
 10  0208 Kindree Public School               2833        879    31.03
 10  0202 Churchill Meadows School            3149        973    30.90
 10  0200 Ruth Thompson Middle School         3067        930    30.32

 10       Voting Day TOTALS                  35503      11597    32.66

 10  0209 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         35
 10  0210 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         34
 10  0211 Ruth Thompson MS-Day3                  0        432
 10  0212 Ruth Thompson MS-Day4                  0        693
 10  0213 Lisgar Middle School-Day3              0        395
 10  0214 Lisgar Middle School-Day4              0        470          

 10       Advance Poll TOTAL                             2059
 10       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       15.08

 10       TOTALS                             35503      13656    38.46

  1  0010 Miss Long Term Care                   10          7    70.00
  1  0009 Westacres Public School             2359        959    40.65
  1  0008 ISNA Elementary School              2091        815    38.98
  1  0011 Regency Retirement Res               108         39    36.11
  1  0007 Lakeview Golf Course                3372       1129    33.48
  1  0003 Port Credit SecSchool               4002       1331    33.26
  1  0002 Kenollie Public School              2716        877    32.29
  1  0005 Mississauga SrCentre                3351       1048    31.27
  1  0004 Forest Ave Public School            3355       1039    30.97
  1  0006 Queen of Heaven Sep School          5525       1664    30.12
  1  0001 Riverside Public School             2660        722    27.14

  1       Voting Day TOTALS                  29549       9630    32.59

  1  0012 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         52
  1  0013 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         32
  1  0014 Miss Sr Centre - Day 3                 0        305
  1  0015 Miss Sr Centre - Day 4                 0        247
  1  0016 Port Credit SS - Day 3                 0        246
  1  0017 Port Credit SS - Day 4                 0        262          

  1       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1144
  1       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.62

  1       TOTALS                             29549      10774    36.46

  3  0048 Westminster Court                    194        123    63.40
  3  0054 Meadowcroft Constitution              32         15    46.88
  3  0050 Beechwood Place                      170         77    45.29
  3  0040 Silverthorn Public School           1821        746    40.97
  3  0042 Burnhamthorpe Public School         2713       1056    38.92
  3  0041 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta          1633        604    36.99
  3  0039 St Thomas More School               3336       1137    34.08
  3  0045 StsMartha & Mary School             4451       1473    33.09
  3  0053 Summerville Pines                    875        287    32.80
  3  0047 John Cabot SecSchool                3162       1024    32.38
  3  0038 Dixie Public School                 3064        968    31.59
  3  0046 St Basil Catholic School            4487       1394    31.07
  3  0037 Brian W Fleming                     3735       1111    29.75
  3  0044 Forest Glen Public School           3542       1046    29.53
  3  0043 Burnhamthorpe C.C.                  3571       1012    28.34
  3  0051 Meadowcroft Bough Beeches             62         17    27.42
  3  0052 Tyndall Nursing Home                 208         49    23.56
  3  0049 Sunrise Senior Living                 88         18    20.45

  3       Voting Day TOTALS                  37144      12157    32.73

  3  0055 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         68
  3  0056 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         60
  3  0057 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day3                  0        290
  3  0058 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day4                  0        261
  3  0059 Teresa of Calcutta-Day3                0        320
  3  0060 Teresa of Calcutta-Day4                0        275          

  3       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1274
  3       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        9.49

  3       TOTALS                             37144      13431    36.16

  6  0121 Leisureworld-Streetsville             33         29    87.88
  6  0110 Queenston Drive Pub School          2358        866    36.73
  6  0116 St.Dunstan Catholic School          2499        915    36.61
  6  0109 Springfield Public School           3433       1241    36.15
  6  0111 StDavid of Wales School             4470       1614    36.11
  6  0113 StBernadette School                 4302       1493    34.70
  6  0117 River Grove C.C.                    4552       1465    32.18
  6  0112 Edenrose Public School              3768       1154    30.63
  6  0115 StHerbert Catholic School           3602       1079    29.96
  6  0118 Whitehorn Public School             4275       1258    29.43
  6  0119 St.Valentine Catholic School        4623       1301    28.14
  6  0114 Fallingbrook Middle School          3466        946    27.29
  6  0108 McBride Ave Public School           4468       1198    26.81
  6  0120 Yee Hong Centre                      173         43    24.86

  6       Voting Day TOTALS                  46022      14602    31.73

  6  0122 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        151
  6  0123 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         98
  6  0124 McBride Avenue PS-Day3                 0        433
  6  0125 McBride Avenue PS-Day4                 0        390
  6  0126 River Grove CC - Day 3                 0        405
  6  0127 River Grove CC - Day 4                 0        475          

  6       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1952
  6       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       11.79

  6       TOTALS                             46022      16554    35.97

  5  0098 Rec Room- 3580 Etude Dr               51         42    82.35
  5  0100 Ridgewood Court                      168         69    41.07
  5  0092 Marvin Heights Public School        2189        763    34.86
  5  0101 Villa Forum Long Term                332        113    34.04
  5  0094 Brandon Gate Public School          1643        551    33.54
  5  0084 ChamplainTrail Public School        3909       1307    33.44
  5  0089 Frank McKechnie C.C.                5729       1861    32.48
  5  0095 Darcel Ave Senior School            2457        779    31.71
  5  0090 Ridgewood Public School             2352        725    30.82
  5  0086 Fairwind Senior PublicSchool        3386       1035    30.57
  5  0093 StRaphael Catholic School           2103        635    30.19
  5  0085 St.Gertrude Separate School         3364        963    28.63
  5  0088 San Lorenzo Ruiz School             3833       1067    27.84
  5  0097 Dunrankin Dr Public School          3543        975    27.52
  5  0087 StHilary Catholic School            2773        746    26.90
  5  0091 Morning Star Middle School          2333        547    23.45
  5  0096 Malton C.C.                         2915        564    19.35
  5  0099 Malton Village Long Term             135         18    13.33

  5       Voting Day TOTALS                  43215      12760    29.53

  5  0102 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         45
  5  0103 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         58
  5  0104 Ridgewood PS - Day 3                   0        547
  5  0105 Ridgewood PS - Day 4                   0        592
  5  0106 Frank McKechnie CC-Day3                0        404
  5  0107 Frank McKechnie CC-Day4                0        537          

  5       Advance Poll TOTAL                             2183
  5       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       14.61

  5       TOTALS                             43215      14943    34.58

  4  0076 Cawthra Gardens Long Term             49         25    51.02
  4  0075 Aspen Grove                          304        125    41.12
  4  0072 The Mansion                          511        201    39.33
  4  0074 Park Mansion                         440        171    38.86
  4  0065 Briarwood Public School             2021        784    38.79
  4  0062 Metropolitan Andrei School          2106        755    35.85
  4  0068 Corpus Christi School               2894        994    34.35
  4  0061 Silver Creek Public School          2896        984    33.98
  4  0066 StCharles Garnier School            3367       1096    32.55
  4  0071 St.Pio of Peitrelcina School        4625       1463    31.63
  4  0069 Huntington Ridge School             3411       1061    31.11
  4  0067 StsPeter & Paul School              3724       1140    30.61
  4  0073 Skymark West Phase 2                 822        242    29.44
  4  0077 Amica at City Centre                1056        309    29.26
  4  0063 Thornwood Public School             2511        719    28.63
  4  0070 StMatthew Catholic School           2915        804    27.58
  4  0064 Mississauga Valley C.C.             4696       1117    23.79

  4       Voting Day TOTALS                  38348      11990    31.27

  4  0078 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        148
  4  0079 Advance Poll Day 2                     0        138
  4  0080 Mississauga Valley CC-Day3             0        381
  4  0081 Mississauga Valley CC-Day4             0        307
  4  0082 Huntington Ridge PS-Day3               0        122
  4  0083 Huntington Ridge PS-Day4               0        127          

  4       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1223
  4       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        9.26

  4       TOTALS                             38348      13213    34.46

  8  0165 Living Waters Residence               88         84    95.45
  8  0167 Carmel Heights                        50         42    84.00
  8  0166 South Common Court                   144        109    75.69
  8  0168 Ivan Franko Home                      74         54    72.97
  8  0169 Amica - Erin Mills                   167         81    48.50
  8  0170 Specialty Care-Mississauga            50         21    42.00
  8  0157 StMark Separate School              3988       1545    38.74
  8  0154 King's Masting Public School        2267        792    34.94
  8  0152 StJean Baptiste School              3213       1107    34.45
  8  0158 Pheasant Run Public School          4232       1422    33.60
  8  0153 St.Margaret of Scotland             1898        635    33.46
  8  0163 StRose of Lima School               2316        765    33.03
  8  0160 All Saints Separate School          3242       1064    32.82
  8  0151 Holy Name of Mary College           2026        610    30.11
  8  0159 Ashgrove Public School              2752        828    30.09
  8  0155 Christ the King School              4499       1307    29.05
  8  0162 Credit Valley Public School         3339        962    28.81
  8  0156 South Common C.C.                   4772       1286    26.95
  8  0161 Artesian Drive Public School        2921        775    26.53
  8  0150 Oakridge Public School              2622        584    22.27
  8  0171 Sunrise Senior Living                 62         13    20.97
  8  0164 Credit Valley Hospital                14          2    14.29
  8  0172 University of Toronto                 94          8     8.51

  8       Voting Day TOTALS                  44830      14096    31.44

  8  0173 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         94
  8  0174 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         65
  8  0175 South Common CC - Day 3                0        414
  8  0176 South Common CC - Day 4                0        323
  8  0177 Pheasant Run PS - Day 3                0        230
  8  0178 Pheasant Run PS - Day 4                0        169          

  8       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1295
  8       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        8.41

  8       TOTALS                             44830      15391    34.33

 11  0225 Extendicare Mississauga               25         28   112.00
 11  0216 Rec Room-4 Caroline Street           715        289    40.42
 11  0217 Streetsville SecSchool              2552        977    38.28
 11  0219 Ray Underhill Public School         3862       1331    34.46
 11  0218 Vista Heights Public School         2261        712    31.49
 11  0224 Derry West Village School           3427       1052    30.70
 11  0221 StVeronica CatholicSchool           2921        845    28.93
 11  0223 Levi Creek Public School            3684       1061    28.80
 11  0220 Britannia Public School             6126       1709    27.90
 11  0222 David Leeder Middle School          4650       1277    27.46
 11  0215 Vic Johnston C.C.                   3277        813    24.81

 11       Voting Day TOTALS                  33500      10094    30.13

 11  0226 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         55
 11  0227 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         38
 11  0228 Ray Underhill PS-Day3                  0        263
 11  0229 Ray Underhill PS-Day4                  0        295
 11  0230 David Leeder MS-Day3                   0        219
 11  0231 David Leeder MS-Day4                   0        278          

 11       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1148
 11       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.21

 11       TOTALS                             33500      11242    33.56

  2  0027 Erin Mills Lodge 72                   69     95.83
  2  0030 Wawel Villa      78                   37     47.44
  2  0029 Sheridan Villa   178                  71     39.89
  2  0025 St Francis of Assisi                2875       1104    38.40
  2  0022 Lorne Park Public School            3100       1013    32.68
  2  0018 Clarkson Public School              4144       1315    31.73
  2  0021 Lorne Park SecSchool                2688        795    29.58
  2  0026 Sheridan Park Public School         2733        794    29.05
  2  0020 StLuke Catholic School              4061       1104    27.19
  2  0023 Clarkson C.C.                       4321       1167    27.01
  2  0019 Owenwood Public School              4148       1111    26.78
  2  0024 StHelen Separate School             3829        902    23.56
  2  0028 The Wenleigh                         160         25    15.63

  2       Voting Day TOTALS                  32387       9507    29.35

  2  0031 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         48
  2  0032 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         33
  2  0033 Clarkson CC - Day 3                    0        279
  2  0034 Clarkson CC - Day 4                    0        215
  2  0035 Lorne Park SS - Day 3                  0        372
  2  0036 Lorne Park SS - Day 4                  0        337          

  2       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1284
  2       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       11.90

  2       TOTALS                             32387      10791    33.32

  9  0188 Heritage Glen                         92        155   168.48
  9  0190 Edenwood Seniors Village              75         52    69.33
  9  0182 Miller's Grove Public School        3214       1139    35.44
  9  0183 Settler's Green PublicSchool        4659       1459    31.32
  9  0186 Shelter Bay Public School           3894       1166    29.94
  9  0184 St.John of the Cross School         3669       1096    29.87
  9  0187 StRichard Separate School           4706       1388    29.49
  9  0180 Castlebridge Public School          3386        924    27.29
  9  0185 Meadowvale C.C.                     4345       1164    26.79
  9  0181 Our Lady of Mercy School            2286        593    25.94
  9  0179 Erin Meadows C.C.                   5012       1248    24.90
  9  0189 Village of Erin Meadows              163         23    14.11

  9       Voting Day TOTALS                  35501      10407    29.31

  9  0191 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         47
  9  0192 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         42
  9  0193 Erin Meadows CC - Day 3                0        346
  9  0194 Erin Meadows CC - Day 4                0        282
  9  0195 Meadowvale CC - Day 3                  0        301
  9  0196 Meadowvale CC - Day 4                  0        259          

  9       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1277
  9       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.93

  9       TOTALS                             35501      11684    32.91

  7  0141 Trillium Health Centre                 4          6   150.00
  7  0140 Leisureworld-Mississauga              67         37    55.22
  7  0143 Heritage House                        47         22    46.81
  7  0129 Clifton Public School               2383        908    38.10
  7  0128 Munden Park Public School           2784        883    31.72
  7  0134 Huron Park C.C.                     5332       1636    30.68
  7  0133 Mary Fix Catholic School            2706        815    30.12
  7  0132 Floradale Public School             3350        971    28.99
  7  0136 StPhilip Catholic School            4558       1188    26.06
  7  0139 King Garden Retirement               435        107    24.60
  7  0135 FrDaniel Zanon School               5736       1382    24.09
  7  0131 St.Catherine ofSienna School        3801        872    22.94
  7  0138 Fairview Public School              2760        515    18.66
  7  0137 Bishop Scalabrini School            5335        994    18.63
  7  0130 St.Timothy Separate School          2531        429    16.95
  7  0142 Extendicare                           91         13    14.29

  7       Voting Day TOTALS                  41920      10778    25.71

  7  0144 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        125
  7  0145 Advance Poll Day 2                     0        183
  7  0146 St Timothy SS - Day 3                  0        187
  7  0147 St Timothy SS - Day 4                  0        150
  7  0148 Huron Park CC - Day 3                  0        188
  7  0149 Huron Park CC - Day 4                  0        211          

  7       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1044
  7       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        8.83

  7       TOTALS                             41920      11822    28.20

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES: A MAJOR (unexplored) ROOT OF YOUTH VIOLENCE

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

BACKGROUND (repeated from other blog entries)

On November 17th we reported the most preliminary of preliminary findings in the Blog, “Mississauga News quotes Councillors: VOTERS’ LIST WAS A “MESS”. Why didn’t the City check its own Official Election Results?!” That Blog provided insight into how Hazel McCallion’s 107,643 votes were distributed both by ward and polling stations. These data however don’t necessarily show support for McCallion because it was possible for her to receive the highest number of votes in a polling station where she only got 40-50% of Mayor’s ballots cast—a plurality, in other words.

Our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights presented McCallion’s support by polling station based on the simple equation “Votes for Hazel McCallion” divided by “Total Ballots Cast for Mayor”. Example. There are 10 ballets cast for Mayor. 8 were for Hazel McCallion. 8/10 or 80% support at that polling station.

Our November 19th Blog, “Mississauga Ward 5 percentages showing support for incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams by polling stations” focused only on Ward 5 polling station results showing the percentage support for both incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams. We decided to report on Ward 5 first because Malton Community Centre is one of our primary Roots of Youth Violence research sites.

Our November 21st, 2010 Blog, “What effect the “robocall”? Mississauga Ward 6 percentages showing support for Mayor Hazel McCallion, Carolyn Parrish and Ron Starr by polling stations” provided a Carolyn Parrish/Ron Starr breakdown. For context we also did the breakdown for Advanced Polls versus Voting Day to see if Hazel McCallion’s robocall had any effect.

As a result of the news that Mississauga Council had ordered a recount of Ward 1, we decided to post our spreadsheet for that ward next. In the November 24 blog, “Mississauga Councillor Calls for Ward 1 Recount –and STATS for Ward 1 Advanced Polls versus Voting Day”, we confirmed that bottomline, Councillor Corbasson was ahead in the Advanced Polls occurring Ocober 14-15th and lost support on Voting Day. We’re convinced that Jim Tovey’s flyer circulated Saturday, two days before Voting Day had the effect intended.

WHAT WE’VE LEARNED

We realize now that our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights did not provide a complete picture. For one thing, we presented no totals. Another, back then we didn’t understand the importance of comparing the results of Advanced Polls vs Voting Day to gauge what effect the Shipp-McCallion team’s “over-sized cheque” flyers might have had.

For context, we provide the actual voter turnout by Ward sorted by highest to lowest. Please see column “Turnout“. Note City-wide voter turnout was 34.34% (* checked against City’s results at www.mississauga.ca).

And to repeat, as always, should anyone spot an error we’d appreciate being advised. Many thanks!

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Anonymous letter surfaces in Vaughan. Is Vaughan “Friend” Mississauga “Fred” or a new “Copy-Cat”?

December 10th, 2010  

I’d intended for today’s Blog to provide more Mississauga 2010 election data —this time tables of all 11 Mississauga wards sorted by voter turnout.

Fate intervened. There’s another anonymous “Fred”-like letter —a Vaughan “Friend”. Please see our blog, “Police investigate anonymous “Fred letter alleging Mississauga vote fraud. Here’s the letter. Here are the data!” for the original “Fred” who we will now refer to as “Mississauga Fred”.

When you read Vaughan Friend (who actually signed his letter “A friend, inside at the City of Vaughan.”) and Mississauga Fred’s letters below, you’ll find the similarities striking. Both allege massive voting fraud occurred when election night systems went offline. Both call for manual recounts.

As with Mississauga Fred I took the time to type out Vaughan Friend so that the text of his/her letter can be Googled.

Note, Vaughan Friend’s letter has been checked for accuracy –meaning it’s precisely as it was written. We encourage you to compare the text to the “printscreen” scan. If readers do find errors, as always we’d appreciate knowing

Whether “Vaughan Friend” is also “Mississauga Fred” or a new “Copy-Cat”, perhaps time will tell.

VAUGHAN FRIEND’S LETTER

"VAUGHAN FRED" ANONYMOUS LETTER ALLEGING ELECTION/VOTE FRAUD IN VAUGHAN 2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTION Click here for a larger (1000 x 1337) size

LETTER FROM VAUGHAN FRIEND (Reproduced verbatim)
note: “YRP” and “OPP” refers to York Regional Police and Ontario Provincial Police.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dear residents of Vaughan,

Some things just do not change at the City of Vaughan. I work in the I T department at the City
of Vaughan. I have witnessed email exchange and private phone messages on how the election
night votes where to be favoured. I also witnessed the City’s computer system tabulating ballots
going offline and being rigged a breach, upon the upload of the advanced polls (check ballots). I
have also witnessed a surplus of tabulation cards that where to be pre loaded with the winners on
them. I also had a staff member questioning me if they should do as their told or lose their job in
regards to manipulation of the vote. The city of Vaughan’s computer systems are very unsecure,
as mentioned in the several reports. The reports were sparked because of the Jackson email theft
that arrived to Di Biase’s door step and others PC in the city and because of the Donofrio
litigation. Donofrio was accused of breaching the cities computer system. I witnessed a staff
member creating reports to make it look like Donofrio breached to terminate him (check the
back-up) this is similar to the on-goings that lead up to the final election results. Some things just
don’t change at the city above the law and this frustrates me as a long time employee. The IT
department was interviewed by a Deloitte & Touche, legend and Bell. The guarded unedited
original Deloitte & Touche report was turned over to Donofrio through the courts. The report
will clearly show the flaws in the cities server system and manipulation and who did what,
perhaps the same person still works in IT, it’s clear how the changes easily took place, as it did
on election night. I want to make note the current council did not receive nearly as many votes as
the official result indicated. Deals were made behind the scenes Vaughan style similar to the Di
Biase recount let’s not forget staff got fired for that one. The incumbents, who lost, should
demand a hand recount and full disclosure of all the election process and an audit of the IT
department and tabulation machines and the clerk’s office. The numbers were skewed if an
investigation takes place though another police force, other than YRP and OPP I will come forth
the residents of Vaughan deserve better, and so do the incumbents that lost unfairly. This is no
way to win an election. I thought the new leader will not stand for corruption maybe I guess
wrong. The City of Vaughan needs to do the right thing and show the real results to the public if
you have nothing to hide or I will post them.

Signed,

A friend, inside at the City of Vaughan.

MISSISSAUGA FRED’S LETTER

We also present a copy of Mississauga Fred’s letter that we received electronically as a pdf file and we present it here as a “printscreen” of that pdf file.

ANONYMOUS LETTER FROM "FRED" ALLEGING ELECTION/VOTE FRAUD IN MISSISSAUGA 2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTION.Click here for a larger (1000 x 1337) size

We’ve typed out the anonymous letter from “Fred” so that the text can be Googled. Note: the letter has been checked for accuracy–meaning it’s precisely as it was written. We encourage you to compare to the scan above.

LETTER FROM MISSISSAUGA FRED (Reproduced verbatim)

WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU IS VERY DISTURBING.

I WAS INVOLVED IN FIXING THE VOTES AND THAT IS THE REASON THE
COMPUTER WAS OFFLINE MONDAY ELECTION NIGHT FOR SOME TIME, IT
ALMOST DID NOT HAPPEN.

THE ELECTION VOTE COUNT HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH

THE MAYORS TOTAL WAS NO WHERE NEAR THE AMOUNT THAT WAS
DISCLOSED. Her votes were almost half of what she received. We were told to take
votes away from the others to make it look like the mayor got a majority vote.

The results for the councilors were fixed.
The 2 new councilors did not win and 2 old councilors did loose and we were told to
make them all a winner.

The 2 that actually lost we were told to make it look like they won with a landslide
like the mayors votes. The 2 that won did not actually win we were told to make them
a winner 1 with a small margin and the other by a bigger margin. So now you have
4 councillors who are not supposed to be in office and the 4 that won are out of a job
due to election tampering we made them loose. 

ALL OTHER COUNCILLORS  VOTES WERE ALSO TAMPERED WITH AND
CHANGED. Take a look at the results we had to adjust almost all the numbers to
make them look as if they balanced. We missed some due to the time we had the
system down and ran out of time and made some mistakes and forgot to adjust the
dropouts who received higher vote counts than someone who ran a full campaign.

A TOTAL MANUAL RECOUNT IS NECISARY.

I WISH I CAN TELL YOU MORE AND I CAN NOT.

YOU SHOULD ACT BEFORE THEY DO A COMPLETE COVER UP. GET
EVERYONE TOGETHER TO PROTEST THE BIGGEST SCANDLE OF THE
CENTURY. THIS LETTER IS NOT SENT OUT TO EVERYONE, SO PLEASE
NOTIFY ALL THE OTHERS ONCE YOU RECEIVE THIS LETTER.

I DO NOT KNOW WHO ELSE TO SEND THIS TO OR WHO CONTROLS OR
OVERLOOKS A SITUATION LIKE THIS WITH ELECTION RESULTS.

GOOD LUCK.

I WILL SAY MY NAME IS FRED FOR NOW.

Hmmm… how to end this blog…. Ah!

YouTube video not showing that I voted George Winter for Mayor and no one for Councillor or Trustee on October 25, 2010 at my polling station!

City of Mississauga emails, “Remove YouTube video. You are in violation of Municipal Elections Act” (4:20 min)
(replaces Mississauga mayoral candidate, “The Mississauga Muse” videotapes casting her vote originally shown here)

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

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

UPDATE: Saturday, December 13, 2010 12:35 am. Changed the title of this blog from “Anonymous letter surfaces in Vaughan. Is ‘Vaughan Fred’ ‘Mississauga Fred’ or a new ‘Copy-Cat’?”  to “Anonymous letter surfaces in Vaughan. Is ‘Vaughan Friend’ Mississauga ‘Fred” or a new ‘Copy-Cat’?”

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Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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Mississauga 2010 Election results. Hazel McCallion: Percentage support sorted by ward and voter turnout sorted by Ward.

December 8th, 2010  

As regular readers know, we’ve taken the City of Mississauga’s PDF file of the official election results and converted them into a spreadsheet. It’s time to revisit Hazel McCallion’s voting stats. So.

BACKGROUND

On November 17th we reported the most preliminary of preliminary findings in the Blog, “Mississauga News quotes Councillors: VOTERS’ LIST WAS A “MESS”. Why didn’t the City check its own Official Election Results?!” That Blog provided insight into how Hazel McCallion’s 107,643 votes were distributed both by ward and polling stations. These data however don’t necessarily show support for McCallion because it was possible for her to receive the highest number of votes in a polling station where she only got 40-50% of Mayor’s ballots cast—a plurality, in other words.

Our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights presented McCallion’s support by polling station based on the simple equation “Votes for Hazel McCallion” divided by “Total Ballots Cast for Mayor”. Example. There are 10 ballets cast for Mayor. 8 were for Hazel McCallion. 8/10 or 80% support at that polling station.

Our November 19th Blog, “Mississauga Ward 5 percentages showing support for incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams by polling stations” focused only on Ward 5 polling station results showing the percentage support for both incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams. We decided to report on Ward 5 first because Malton Community Centre is one of our primary Roots of Youth Violence research sites.

Our November 21st, 2010 Blog, “What effect the “robocall”? Mississauga Ward 6 percentages showing support for Mayor Hazel McCallion, Carolyn Parrish and Ron Starr by polling stations” provided a Carolyn Parrish/Ron Starr breakdown. For context we also did the breakdown for Advanced Polls versus Voting Day to see if Hazel McCallion’s robocall had any effect.

As a result of the news that Mississauga Council had ordered a recount of Ward 1, we decided to post our spreadsheet for that ward next. In the November 24 blog, “Mississauga Councillor Calls for Ward 1 Recount –and STATS for Ward 1 Advanced Polls versus Voting Day”, we confirmed that bottomline, Councillor Corbasson was ahead in the Advanced Polls occurring Ocober 14-15th and lost support on Voting Day. We’re convinced that Jim Tovey’s flyer circulated Saturday, two days before Voting Day had the effect intended.

WHAT WE’VE LEARNED

We realize now that our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights did not provide a complete picture. For one thing, we presented no totals. Another, back then we didn’t understand the importance of comparing the results of Advanced Polls vs Voting Day to gauge what effect the Shipp-McCallion team’s “over-sized cheque” flyers might have had.

For context, we provide the actual voter turnout by Ward sorted by highest to lowest. Please see column “Turnout“. Note City-wide voter turnout was 34.34% (* checked against City’s results at www.mississauga.ca).

And as always, should anyone spot an error we’d appreciate being advised. Many thanks!

Voter turnout sorted by Ward Total percentage

Ward Registered Ballots Turnout  Ballots   Turnout
       Voters    Cast           for Mayor for Mayor

 10    35503     13656   38.46     13443     37.86
  1    29549     10774   36.46     10584     35.82
  3    37144     13431   36.16     13047     35.13
  6    46022     16554   35.97     16258     35.33
  5    43215     14943   34.58     14484     33.52
  4    38348     13213   34.46     12939     33.74
CITY  417919    143501   34.34    140902     33.72
  8    44830     15391   34.33     15201     33.91
 11    33500     11242   33.56     11059     33.01
  2    32387     10791   33.32     10703     33.05
  9    35501     11684   32.91     11570     32.59
  7    41920     11822   28.20     11614     27.71

We can now confidently sort McCallion’s support by Ward.  Hazel McCallion won city-wide overall with 76.40% .

Support for Mayor Hazel McCallion sorted by Ward Total percentage

Ward   9:    81.23%     (voter turnout 32.91%)
Ward   8:    77.69%    (voter turnout 34.33%)
Ward 11:    77.52%     (voter turnout 33.56%)
Ward 4:     77.38%     (voter turnout 34.46%)
Ward   2:    77.36%   (voter turnout 33.32%)
Ward 10:   77.06%   (voter turnout 38.46%)
Ward   6:    76.87%    (voter turnout 35.97%)
CITY:         76.40%     (voter turnout 34.34%)   * checked against City’s results at www.mississauga.ca
Ward   7:   75.83%    (voter turnout 28.20%)
Ward   3:   75.80%   (voter turnout 36.16%)
Ward   1:   72.69%    (voter turnout 36.46%)
Ward   5:   71.28%     (voter turnout 34.58%)

What came as a surprise is the Mayor’s low level of support came from Ward 1 (Tovey/Corbasson) —with only Ward 5 lower at 71.28%.  Another major surprise is the Ward 9 being Shipp-McCallion stronghold!

Next. All the data for Hazel McCallion in all wards. Complete with totals.

Percentage Support for Mayor Hazel McCallion Wards 1 through 11, October 25, 2010 according to polling station. Sorted by percentage of votes cast. Includes Advanced Poll vs Voting Day totals Hazel McCallion won overall with 76.40% ANOMALIES/HIGHLIGHTS IN RED

 Voters = Registered Voters
 Mayor  = Ballots Cast for Mayor
 HM     = Hazel McCallion Votes
 HM %   = Hazel McCallion Percentage of Votes Cast

 Ward Poll Polling Locations            Voters   Mayor    HM       HM %

   1  0010 Miss Long Term Care             10       6       5     83.33
   1  0001 Riverside Public School       2660     706     558     79.04
   1  0006 Queen of Heaven Sep School    5525    1621    1256     77.48
   1  0005 Mississauga SrCentre          3351    1032     780     75.58
   1  0008 ISNA Elementary School        2091     802     588     73.32
   1  0004 Forest Ave Public School      3355    1026     747     72.81
   1  0007 Lakeview Golf Course          3372    1108     784     70.76
   1  0003 Port Credit SecSchool         4002    1320     929     70.38
   1  0009 Westacres Public School       2359     946     628     66.38
   1  0002 Kenollie Public School        2716     855     559     65.38
   1  0011 Regency Retirement Res         108      38      24     63.16 

   1  0016 Port Credit SS - Day 3           0     243     194     79.84
   1  0017 Port Credit SS - Day 4           0     258     203     78.68
   1  0015 Miss Sr Centre - Day 4           0     245     189     77.14
   1  0012 Advance Poll Day 1               0      52      36     69.23
   1  0014 Miss Sr Centre - Day 3           0     296     200     67.57
   1  0013 Advance Poll Day 2               0      30      14     46.67 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           539     394     73.10
           Day 4 TOTALS                           503     392     77.93 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   1124     836     74.38
           Voting Day TOTALS                     9460    6858     72.49
           Support Change                                         -1.88 

           TOTALS                       29549   10584    7694     72.69 

   2  0030 Wawel Villa                     78      37      32     86.49
   2  0023 Clarkson C.C.                 4321    1153     952     82.57
   2  0024 StHelen Separate School       3829     896     723     80.69
   2  0025 St Francis of Assisi          2875    1094     854     78.06
   2  0018 Clarkson Public School        4144    1307    1011     77.35
   2  0029 Sheridan Villa                 178      70      54     77.14
   2  0028 The Wenleigh                   160      25      19     76.00
   2  0026 Sheridan Park Public School   2733     792     600     75.76
   2  0020 StLuke Catholic School        4061    1097     831     75.75
   2  0022 Lorne Park Public School      3100     997     740     74.22
   2  0027 Erin Mills Lodge                72      69      51     73.91
   2  0019 Owenwood Public School        4148    1104     810     73.37
   2  0021 Lorne Park SecSchool          2688     786     529     67.30 

   2  0034 Clarkson CC - Day 4              0     215     185     86.05
   2  0035 Lorne Park SS - Day 3            0     370     318     85.95
   2  0032 Advance Poll Day 2               0      33      28     84.85
   2  0033 Clarkson CC - Day 3              0     276     230     83.33
   2  0036 Lorne Park SS - Day 4            0     334     275     82.34
   2  0031 Advance Poll Day 1               0      48      38     79.17 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           704     593     84.23
           Day 4 TOTALS                           549     460     83.79 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   1276    1074     84.17
           Voting Day TOTALS                     9427    7206     76.44
           Support Change                                         -7.73 

           TOTALS                       32387   10703    8280     77.36 

   3  0054 Meadowcroft Constitution        32      10      10    100.00
   3  0048 Westminster Court              194     120     106     88.33
   3  0050 Beechwood Place                170      77      66     85.71
   3  0051 Meadowcroft Bough Beeches       62      16      13     81.25
   3  0047 John Cabot SecSchool          3162    1009     815     80.77
   3  0053 Summerville Pines              875     277     218     78.70
   3  0049 Sunrise Senior Living           88      18      14     77.78
   3  0041 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta    1633     588     457     77.72
   3  0046 St Basil Catholic School      4487    1339    1039     77.60
   3  0052 Tyndall Nursing Home           208      48      37     77.08
   3  0040 Silverthorn Public School     1821     718     550     76.60
   3  0045 StsMartha & Mary School       4451    1437    1099     76.48
   3  0039 St Thomas More School         3336    1095     823     75.16
   3  0044 Forest Glen Public School     3542    1020     761     74.61
   3  0043 Burnhamthorpe C.C.            3571     992     726     73.19
   3  0042 Burnhamthorpe Public School   2713    1024     745     72.75
   3  0037 Brian W Fleming               3735    1085     774     71.34
   3  0038 Dixie Public School           3064     938     653     69.62 

   3  0056 Advance Poll Day 2               0      58      49     84.48
   3  0058 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day4            0     258     212     82.17
   3  0055 Advance Poll Day 1               0      67      55     82.09
   3  0057 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day3            0     281     224     79.72
   3  0059 Teresa of Calcutta-Day3          0     310     243     78.39
   3  0060 Teresa of Calcutta-Day4          0     262     200     76.34 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           591     467     79.02
           Day 4 TOTALS                           520     412     79.23 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   1236     983     79.53
           Voting Day TOTALS                    11811    8906     75.40
           Support Change                                         -4.13 

           TOTALS                       37144   13047    9889     75.80 

   4  0076 Cawthra Gardens Long Term       49      25      22     88.00
   4  0072 The Mansion                    511     196     165     84.18
   4  0066 StCharles Garnier School      3367    1067     872     81.72
   4  0067 StsPeter & Paul School        3724    1110     901     81.17
   4  0077 Amica at City Centre          1056     303     240     79.21
   4  0070 StMatthew Catholic School     2915     791     626     79.14
   4  0061 Silver Creek Public School    2896     975     769     78.87
   4  0071 St.Pio of Peitrelcina School  4625    1412    1106     78.33
   4  0063 Thornwood Public School       2511     708     553     78.11
   4  0065 Briarwood Public School       2021     766     593     77.42
   4  0074 Park Mansion                   440     169     129     76.33
   4  0068 Corpus Christi School         2894     983     746     75.89
   4  0062 Metropolitan Andrei School    2106     735     550     74.83
   4  0073 Skymark West Phase 2           822     237     175     73.84
   4  0069 Huntington Ridge School       3411    1046     761     72.75
   4  0064 Mississauga Valley C.C.       4696    1097     797     72.65
   4  0075 Aspen Grove                    304     118      84     71.19 

   4  0079 Advance Poll Day 2               0     138     114     82.61
   4  0078 Advance Poll Day 1               0     148     120     81.08
   4  0080 Mississauga Valley CC-Day3       0     370     296     80.00
   4  0081 Mississauga Valley CC-Day4       0     301     230     76.41
   4  0082 Huntington Ridge PS-Day3         0     119      87     73.11
   4  0083 Huntington Ridge PS-Day4         0     125      76     60.80 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           489     383     78.32
           Day 4 TOTALS                           426     306     71.83 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   1201     923     76.85
           Voting Day TOTALS                    11738    9089     77.43
           Support Change                                          0.58 

           TOTALS                       38348   12939   10012     77.38 

   5  0088 San Lorenzo Ruiz School       3833    1053     834     79.20
   5  0089 Frank McKechnie C.C.          5729    1815    1423     78.40
   5  0085 St.Gertrude Separate School   3364     940     732     77.87
   5  0087 StHilary Catholic School      2773     731     564     77.15
   5  0084 ChamplainTrail Public School  3909    1281     977     76.27
   5  0086 Fairwind Senior PublicSchool  3386    1020     756     74.12
   5  0090 Ridgewood Public School       2352     698     512     73.35
   5  0094 Brandon Gate Public School    1643     529     387     73.16
   5  0100 Ridgewood Court                168      62      45     72.58
   5  0095 Darcel Ave Senior School      2457     768     530     69.01
   5  0091 Morning Star Middle School    2333     534     356     66.67
   5  0099 Malton Village Long Term       135      18      12     66.67
   5  0092 Marvin Heights Public School  2189     737     490     66.49
   5  0097 Dunrankin Dr Public School    3543     939     621     66.13
   5  0101 Villa Forum Long Term          332     105      69     65.71
   5  0096 Malton C.C.                   2915     545     353     64.77
   5  0093 StRaphael Catholic School     2103     585     378     64.62
   5  0098 Rec Room- 3580 Etude Dr         51      39      22     56.41 

   5  0103 Advance Poll Day 2               0      57      46     80.70
   5  0106 Frank McKechnie CC-Day3          0     397     316     79.60
   5  0107 Frank McKechnie CC-Day4          0     529     412     77.88
   5  0102 Advance Poll Day 1               0      44      34     77.27
   5  0104 Ridgewood PS - Day 3             0     514     240     46.69
   5  0105 Ridgewood PS - Day 4             0     544     215     39.52 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           911     556     61.03
           Day 4 TOTALS                          1073     627     58.43 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   2085    1263     60.58
           Voting Day TOTALS                    12399    9061     73.08
           Support Change                                         12.50 

           TOTALS                       43215   14484   10324     71.28 

   6  0121 Leisureworld-Streetsville       33      29      28     96.55
   6  0120 Yee Hong Centre                173      37      32     86.49
   6  0116 St.Dunstan Catholic School    2499     906     743     82.01
   6  0112 Edenrose Public School        3768    1125     906     80.53
   6  0108 McBride Ave Public School     4468    1176     942     80.10
   6  0118 Whitehorn Public School       4275    1246     992     79.61
   6  0110 Queenston Drive Pub School    2358     841     668     79.43
   6  0115 StHerbert Catholic School     3602    1068     847     79.31
   6  0111 StDavid of Wales School       4470    1576    1229     77.98
   6  0117 River Grove C.C.              4552    1453    1116     76.81
   6  0113 StBernadette School           4302    1456    1101     75.62
   6  0114 Fallingbrook Middle School    3466     934     678     72.59
   6  0119 St.Valentine Catholic School  4623    1280     912     71.25
   6  0109 Springfield Public School     3433    1221     865     70.84 

   6  0123 Advance Poll Day 2               0      97      85     87.63
   6  0126 River Grove CC - Day 3           0     401     317     79.05
   6  0127 River Grove CC - Day 4           0     470     361     76.81
   6  0122 Advance Poll Day 1               0     149     111     74.50
   6  0125 McBride Avenue PS-Day4           0     379     275     72.56
   6  0124 McBride Avenue PS-Day3           0     414     290     70.05 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           815     607     74.48
           Day 4 TOTALS                           849     636     74.91 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   1910    1439     75.34
           Voting Day TOTALS                    14348   11059     77.08
           Support Change                                          1.74 

           TOTALS                       46022   16258   12498     76.87 

   7  0143 Heritage House                  47      21      18     85.71
   7  0140 Leisureworld-Mississauga        67      37      31     83.78
   7  0137 Bishop Scalabrini School      5335     970     769     79.28
   7  0131 St.Catherine ofSienna School  3801     860     675     78.49
   7  0133 Mary Fix Catholic School      2706     801     626     78.15
   7  0136 StPhilip Catholic School      4558    1172     909     77.56
   7  0128 Munden Park Public School     2784     864     663     76.74
   7  0138 Fairview Public School        2760     511     385     75.34
   7  0134 Huron Park C.C.               5332    1613    1212     75.14
   7  0130 St.Timothy Separate School    2531     423     313     74.00
   7  0135 FrDaniel Zanon School         5736    1357    1001     73.77
   7  0129 Clifton Public School         2383     891     646     72.50
   7  0132 Floradale Public School       3350     934     659     70.56
   7  0142 Extendicare                     91      13       9     69.23
   7  0139 King Garden Retirement         435     107      74     69.16
   7  0141 Trillium Health Centre           4       6       4     66.67 

   7  0148 Huron Park CC - Day 3            0     186     156     83.87
   7  0149 Huron Park CC - Day 4            0     211     172     81.52
   7  0146 St Timothy SS - Day 3            0     186     146     78.49
   7  0144 Advance Poll Day 1               0     121      93     76.86
   7  0145 Advance Poll Day 2               0     181     136     75.14
   7  0147 St Timothy SS - Day 4            0     149     110     73.83 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           372     302     81.18
           Day 4 TOTALS                           360     282     78.33 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   1034     813     78.63
           Voting Day TOTALS                    10580    7994     75.56
           Support Change                                         -3.07 

           TOTALS                       41920   11614    8807     75.83 

   8  0165 Living Waters Residence         88      83      73     87.95
   8  0172 University of Toronto           94       8       7     87.50
   8  0167 Carmel Heights                  50      41      35     85.37
   8  0171 Sunrise Senior Living           62      13      11     84.62
   8  0168 Ivan Franko Home                74      53      44     83.02
   8  0158 Pheasant Run Public School    4232    1411    1147     81.29
   8  0160 All Saints Separate School    3242    1048     840     80.15
   8  0170 Specialty Care-Mississauga      50      20      16     80.00
   8  0153 St.Margaret of Scotland       1898     630     498     79.05
   8  0162 Credit Valley Public School   3339     951     747     78.55
   8  0159 Ashgrove Public School        2752     818     640     78.24
   8  0156 South Common C.C.             4772    1276     997     78.13
   8  0166 South Common Court             144     104      81     77.88
   8  0154 King's Masting Public School  2267     785     606     77.20
   8  0151 Holy Name of Mary College     2026     603     464     76.95
   8  0157 StMark Separate School        3988    1526    1148     75.23
   8  0155 Christ the King School        4499    1287     964     74.90
   8  0161 Artesian Drive Public School  2921     764     569     74.48
   8  0163 StRose of Lima School         2316     752     560     74.47
   8  0152 StJean Baptiste School        3213    1096     811     74.00
   8  0169 Amica - Erin Mills             167      76      56     73.68
   8  0150 Oakridge Public School        2622     578     422     73.01
   8  0164 Credit Valley Hospital          14       2       1     50.00 

   8  0173 Advance Poll Day 1               0      94      88     93.62
   8  0174 Advance Poll Day 2               0      63      57     90.48
   8  0175 South Common CC - Day 3          0     403     348     86.35
   8  0177 Pheasant Run PS - Day 3          0     230     192     83.48
   8  0176 South Common CC - Day 4          0     318     263     82.70
   8  0178 Pheasant Run PS - Day 4          0     168     124     73.81 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           633     540     85.31
           Day 4 TOTALS                           486     387     79.63 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   1276    1072     84.01
           Voting Day TOTALS                    13925   10737     77.11
           Support Change                                         -6.91 

           TOTALS                       44830   15201   11809     77.69 

   9  0189 Village of Erin Meadows        163      23      20     86.96
   9  0188 Heritage Glen                   92     146     122     83.56
   9  0183 Settler's Green PublicSchool  4659    1452    1203     82.85
   9  0187 StRichard Separate School     4706    1377    1137     82.57
   9  0182 Miller's Grove Public School  3214    1129     928     82.20
   9  0185 Meadowvale C.C.               4345    1156     950     82.18
   9  0186 Shelter Bay Public School     3894    1152     931     80.82
   9  0184 St.John of the Cross School   3669    1087     865     79.58
   9  0181 Our Lady of Mercy School      2286     584     464     79.45
   9  0180 Castlebridge Public School    3386     917     725     79.06
   9  0190 Edenwood Seniors Village        75      49      38     77.55
   9  0179 Erin Meadows C.C.             5012    1241     945     76.15 

   9  0191 Advance Poll Day 1               0      47      44     93.62
   9  0194 Erin Meadows CC - Day 4          0     277     239     86.28
   9  0196 Meadowvale CC - Day 4            0     256     220     85.94
   9  0195 Meadowvale CC - Day 3            0     298     256     85.91
   9  0192 Advance Poll Day 2               0      42      36     85.71
   9  0193 Erin Meadows CC - Day 3          0     337     275     81.60 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           635     531     83.62
           Day 4 TOTALS                           512     440     85.94 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   1257    1070     85.12
           Voting Day TOTALS                    10313    8328     80.75
           Support Change                                         -4.37 

           TOTALS                       35501   11570    9398     81.23 

  10  0206 St.Therese Catholic School    3004    1030     859     83.40
  10  0203 St.Edith Stein School         3930    1347    1085     80.55
  10  0204 StSimon Stock School          2440     803     640     79.70
  10  0205 Lisgar Middle School          3762    1191     946     79.43
  10  0207 StAlbert of Jerusalem         2900     975     766     78.56
  10  0198 StBernard of Clairvaux        2816     911     710     77.94
  10  0208 Kindree Public School         2833     872     676     77.52
  10  0201 StFaustina CatholicSchool     3337    1056     815     77.18
  10  0200 Ruth Thompson Middle Schoo    3067     917     687     74.92
  10  0202 Churchill Meadows School      3149     959     704     73.41
  10  0199 McKinnon Public School        1997     648     471     72.69
  10  0197 Oscar Peterson PublicSchool   2268     730     524     71.78 

  10  0209 Advance Poll Day 1               0      35      32     91.43
  10  0210 Advance Poll Day 2               0      34      29     85.29
  10  0214 Lisgar Middle School-Day4        0     457     368     80.53
  10  0213 Lisgar Middle School-Day3        0     387     303     78.29
  10  0212 Ruth Thompson MS-Day4            0     672     471     70.09
  10  0211 Ruth Thompson MS-Day3            0     419     273     65.16 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           806     576     71.46
           Day 4 TOTALS                          1129     839     74.31 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   2004    1476     73.65
           Voting Day TOTALS                    11439    8883     77.66
           Support Change                                          4.00 

           TOTALS                       35503   13443   10359     77.06 

  11  0225 Extendicare Mississauga         25      28      24     85.71
  11  0219 Ray Underhill Public School   3862    1315    1088     82.74
  11  0217 Streetsville SecSchool        2552     955     772     80.84
  11  0216 Rec Room-4 Caroline Street     715     273     215     78.75
  11  0218 Vista Heights Public School   2261     702     550     78.35
  11  0223 Levi Creek Public School      3684    1045     814     77.89
  11  0220 Britannia Public School       6126    1681    1291     76.80
  11  0222 David Leeder Middle School    4650    1263     959     75.93
  11  0215 Vic Johnston C.C.             3277     809     614     75.90
  11  0221 StVeronica CatholicSchool     2921     837     622     74.31
  11  0224 Derry West Village School     3427    1020     708     69.41 

  11  0229 Ray Underhill PS-Day4            0     291     260     89.35
  11  0227 Advance Poll Day 2               0      38      33     86.84
  11  0228 Ray Underhill PS-Day3            0     260     209     80.38
  11  0231 David Leeder MS-Day4             0     272     209     76.84
  11  0230 David Leeder MS-Day3             0     216     165     76.39
  11  0226 Advance Poll Day 1               0      54      40     74.07 

           Day 3 TOTALS                           476     374     78.57
           Day 4 TOTALS                           563     469     83.30 

           Advance Poll TOTALS                   1131     916     80.99
           Voting Day TOTALS                     9928    7657     77.13
           Support Change                                         -3.86 

           TOTALS                       33500   11059    8573     77.52

           City-wide TOTALS            417919  140902  107643     76.40    * checked against City's results at www.mississauga.ca

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

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Police investigate anonymous “Fred letter alleging Mississauga vote fraud. Here’s the letter. Here are the data!”

December 6th, 2010  

This is a quick Blog in response to the article, “Letter alleges vote fraud” that appeared today in the Mississauga News. The article “Letter alleges vote fraud” states:

Peel Regional Police are investigating an anonymous letter sent to several candidates after the Oct. 25 municipal election that alleges that the results were “tampered with.”
Cst. Thomas Ruttan confirmed this morning that Peel Police are in the very preliminary stages of a probe after receiving the letter. It was provided to police by several losing candidates who received identical letters alleging that the results were “fixed.”

We received a copy of this letter electronically as a pdf file and we present it here as a “printscreen” of that pdf file.

ANONYMOUS LETTER FROM "FRED" ALLEGING ELECTION/VOTE FRAUD IN MISSISSAUGA 2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTION.Click here for a larger (1000 x 1337) size

UPDATE: DECEMBER 7, 2010. 1:33 PM.  We’ve typed out the anonymous letter from “Fred” so that the text can be Googled. So. Note, the letter has been checked for accuracy –meaning it’s precisely as it was written. We encourage you to compare to the scan above.

LETTER FROM “FRED” (Reproduced verbatim)

WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU IS VERY DISTURBING.

I WAS INVOLVED IN FIXING THE VOTES AND THAT IS THE REASON THE
COMPUTER WAS OFFLINE MONDAY ELECTION NIGHT FOR SOME TIME, IT
ALMOST DID NOT HAPPEN.

THE ELECTION VOTE COUNT HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH

THE MAYORS TOTAL WAS NO WHERE NEAR THE AMOUNT THAT WAS
DISCLOSED. Her votes were almost half of what she received. We were told to take
votes away from the others to make it look like the mayor got a majority vote.

The results for the councilors were fixed.
The 2 new councilors did not win and 2 old councilors did loose and we were told to
make them all a winner.

The 2 that actually lost we were told to make it look like they won with a landslide
like the mayors votes. The 2 that won did not actually win we were told to make them
a winner 1 with a small margin and the other by a bigger margin. So now you have
4 councillors who are not supposed to be in office and the 4 that won are out of a job
due to election tampering we made them loose. 

ALL OTHER COUNCILLORS  VOTES WERE ALSO TAMPERED WITH AND
CHANGED. Take a look at the results we had to adjust almost all the numbers to
make them look as if they balanced. We missed some due to the time we had the
system down and ran out of time and made some mistakes and forgot to adjust the
dropouts who received higher vote counts than someone who ran a full campaign.

A TOTAL MANUAL RECOUNT IS NECISARY.

I WISH I CAN TELL YOU MORE AND I CAN NOT.

YOU SHOULD ACT BEFORE THEY DO A COMPLETE COVER UP. GET
EVERYONE TOGETHER TO PROTEST THE BIGGEST SCANDLE OF THE
CENTURY. THIS LETTER IS NOT SENT OUT TO EVERYONE, SO PLEASE
NOTIFY ALL THE OTHERS ONCE YOU RECEIVE THIS LETTER.

I DO NOT KNOW WHO ELSE TO SEND THIS TO OR WHO CONTROLS OR
OVERLOOKS A SITUATION LIKE THIS WITH ELECTION RESULTS.

GOOD LUCK.

I WILL SAY MY NAME IS FRED FOR NOW.

One statement that “Fred” makes stands out. S/he states that Mayor McCallion’s votes “were almost half of what she received”.  Half of 76 per cent of McCallion’s vote is 38%. “almost half” means less than 38%! “Fred” writing that the Mississauga Mayor managed less than 38% alone puts his/her letter as Beyond Incredulity. S/he goes on to write, “We were told to take away votes from the others to make it look like the mayor got a majority vote.”

“Fred” also alleges that “The results for the councilors were fixed. The 2 new councilors did not win and 2 old councilors did loose [sic] and we were told to make them all a winner.” For this reason, we’ve presented the results by polling station for both Ward 1 (Jim Tovey/Carmen Corbasson) and Ward 6 (Ron Starr/Carolyn Parrish) sorted by percentage support by winning councillor all in one blog entry.

Next, the anonymous letter ends with “I WILL SAY MY NAME IS FRED FOR NOW.”

“FOR NOW” suggests that Fred will write again. Doubtful now that Peel Police have been notified…

Here are the data.

Ward 1 Councillor race, sorted by percentage support October 25,
     2010 and Advanced Polls comparative (RED for emphasis)

                                      Ward 1 (Sorted by JT %)

Voters  = Registered Voters
Council = Votes for Council
CC      = Carmen Corbasson
JT      = Jim Tovey
Mayor   = Votes for Mayor
HM      = Hazel McCallion
CC %    = Percentage of Votes for Council
JT %    = Percentage of Votes for Council
HM %    = Percentage of Votes for Mayor

Poll Polling Locations          Voters  Council   CC   JT  Mayor   HM     CC %    JT %   HM %

 010 Miss Long Term Care            10       7      0    7      6     5   0.00  100.00  83.33
 002 Kenollie Public School       2716     865    340  520    855   559  39.31   60.12  65.38
 011 Regency Retirement Res        108      38     17   21     38    24  44.74   55.26  63.16
 006 Queen of Heaven Sep School   5525    1633    723  875   1621  1256  44.27   53.58  77.48
 004 Forest Ave Public School     3355    1009    468  520   1026   747  46.38   51.54  72.81
 007 Lakeview Golf Course         3372    1104    524  567   1108   784  47.46   51.36  70.76
 005 Mississauga SrCentre         3351    1018    487  504   1032   780  47.84   49.51  75.58
 009 Westacres Public School      2359     943    488  447    946   628  51.75   47.40  66.38
 003 Port Credit SecSchool        4002    1316    685  596   1320   929  52.05   45.29  70.38
 008 ISNA Elementary School       2091     790    433  348    802   588  54.81   44.05  73.32
 001 Riverside Public School      2660     702    377  306    706   558  53.70   43.59  79.04

 015 Miss Sr Centre - Day 4                245    102  139    245   189  41.63   56.73  77.14
 014 Miss Sr Centre - Day 3                299    159  135    296   200  53.18   45.15  67.57
 017 Port Credit SS - Day 4                258    132  121    258   203  51.16   46.90  78.68
 016 Port Credit SS - Day 3                244    137  104    243   194  56.15   42.62  79.84
 012 Advance Poll Day 1                     51     25   25     52    36  49.02   49.02  69.23
 013 Advance Poll Day 2                     32     20   11     30    14  62.50   34.38  46.67

                                            Summaries

     Advance Poll Day 1                     51     25   25     52    36  49.02   49.02  69.23
     Advance Poll Day 2                     32     20   11     30    14  62.50   34.38  46.67
     Advance Poll Day 3 TOTALS             309    157  146    310   239  50.81   47.25  77.10
     Advance Poll Day 4 TOTALS             276    157  115    273   208  56.88   41.67  76.19

     Advance Poll TOTALS                  1129    575  535   1124   836  50.93   47.39  74.38
     Voting Day TOTALS                    9425   4542 4711   9460  6858  48.19   49.98  72.49
     Support Change                                                      -2.74    2.60  -1.88

     TOTALS                      29549   10554   5117 5246  10584  7694  48.48   49.71  72.69

Ward 6 Councillor race, sorted by percentage support October 25,
    2010 and Advanced Polls comparative (RED for  emphasis)

                                      Ward 6 (Sorted by RS %)

Voters  = Registered Voters
Council = Votes for Council
CC      = Carmen Corbasson
JT      = Jim Tovey
Mayor   = Votes for Mayor
HM      = Hazel McCallion
CC %    = Percentage of Votes for Council
JT %    = Percentage of Votes for Council
HM %    = Percentage of Votes for Mayor

Poll Polling Locations            Voters Council  CP    RS  Mayor     HM    CP %   RS %   HM %

0116 St.Dunstan Catholic School     2499    901   256   600    906    743  28.41  66.59  82.01
0111 StDavid of Wales School        4470   1579   514   969   1576   1229  32.55  61.37  77.98
0120 Yee Hong Centre                 173     27    10    16     37     32  37.04  59.26  86.49
0109 Springfield Public School      3433   1208   438   713   1221    865  36.26  59.02  70.84
0110 Queenston Drive Pub School     2358    843   316   489    841    668  37.49  58.01  79.43
0117 River Grove C.C.               4552   1435   514   822   1453   1116  35.82  57.28  76.81
0112 Edenrose Public School         3768   1131   465   611   1125    906  41.11  54.02  80.53
0121 Leisureworld-Streetsville        33     10     3     5     29     28  30.00  50.00  96.55
0115 StHerbert Catholic School      3602   1048   455   504   1068    847  43.42  48.09  79.31
0118 Whitehorn Public School        4275   1235   538   586   1246    992  43.56  47.45  79.61
0113 StBernadette School            4302   1450   648   674   1456   1101  44.69  46.48  75.62
0114 Fallingbrook Middle School     3466    921   395   426    934    678  42.89  46.25  72.59
0108 McBride Ave Public School      4468   1175   526   535   1176    942  44.77  45.53  80.10
0119 St.Valentine Catholic School   4623   1267   543   510   1280    912  42.86  40.25  71.25

0122 Advance Poll Day 1                     148    51    86    149    111  34.46  58.11  74.50
0123 Advance Poll Day 2                      98    34    55     97     85  34.69  56.12  87.63
0127 River Grove CC - Day 4                 467   202   229    470    361  43.25  49.04  76.81
0126 River Grove CC - Day 3                 398   182   194    401    317  45.73  48.74  79.05
0125 McBride Avenue PS-Day4                 380   189   159    379    275  49.74  41.84  72.56
0124 McBride Avenue PS-Day3                 427   193   178    414    290  45.20  41.69  70.05

                                              Summaries

     Advance Poll Day 1                     148    51    86    149    111  34.46  58.11  74.50
     Advance Poll Day 2                      98    34    55     97     85  34.69  56.12  87.63
     Advance Poll Day 3 TOTALS              496   216   249    498    402  43.55  50.20  80.72
     Advance Poll Day 4 TOTALS              615   253   315    619    472  41.14  51.22  76.25

     Advance Poll TOTALS                   1918   851   901   1910   1439  44.37  46.98  75.34
     Voting Day TOTALS                    14230  5621  7460  14348  11059  39.50  52.42  77.08
     Support Change                                                        -4.87   5.45   1.74

     TOTALS                        46022  16148  6472  8361  16258  12498  40.08  51.78  76.87

Note, we’re going to post this Blog now and remind people again that these data are preliminary and and should readers find an error, we’d be most appreciative that you please let us know.

It will be interesting to see how closely the Ward 1 recount matches the original Ward 1 data as recorded in the City’s original Official Results pdf file. We’re betting it’ll match very closely. And that Jim Tovey was the victor in one heck of a squeaker!

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

UPDATE Monday December 6, 2010, 3:53 pm: The following email was sent to City Clerk, Crystal Greer and cc’d to Hazel McCallion.

From: MISSISSAUGA WATCH <mississauga_watch@yahoo.com>

To: Crystal Greer <Crystal.Greer@mississauga.ca>; hazel.mccallion@mississauga.ca

Cc: mississauga_watch@yahoo.com

Sent: Mon, December 6, 2010 10:31:02 AM

Subject: Regarding the anomymous vote fraud letter. Please include this information in Wednesday’s General Committee meeting.

[Please include this email and a printout of the attachment ” Police investigate anonymous letter alleging Mississauga vote fraud_GENCOM_DEC6.docx” for Wednesday’s General Committee meeting. As for the spreadsheet it’s far too huge for hardcopy.]

(Hi Madam Mayor)

Ms. Greer,

I put up a blog that I hope will be of some help to Council on Wednesday when discussing that anonymous letter by “Fred” alleging vote fraud.

Please see “Police investigate anonymous letter alleging Mississauga vote fraud. Here’s the letter. Here are the data!” at:

www.mississaugawatch.ca/blog/?p=10724

Please check the blog versus the attachment as a windows document. I ask that you print out whichever is better.

I am also sharing our 2010 City-wide Election Results spreadsheet gleaned from the City’s official results pdf file. We created it in an attempt to identify the voices of the voiceless (ie: low incumbent support in senior/nursing homes as well as examining vulnerable communities in Mississauga’s “pockets of poverty” as part of my research into the Roots of Youth Violence).

As I say in all our blogs, these data are preliminary and have not been checked for accuracy (ie: correct transfer from the City’s pdf file into our spreadsheet). But I guarantee that any errors are honest ones!

We’d appreciate being advised if you identify any mistakes that we might have made. Also, if for any reason our Peel Regional Police want that spreadsheet, we’d be honoured if you provide it to them.

Thanks,

Ursula

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

The email included the following attachments.

Police investigate anonymous letter alleging Mississauga vote fraud_GENCOM_DEC6.docx (159KB)

complete2010results.xls (345KB)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

NATIONAL POST   Police probing allegations of vote fraud in Mississauga Megan O’Toole, National Post, Sunday, December 5, 2010

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Mississauga Ward 1 Jim Tovey’s “over-sized cheque” flyer’s 129 Vote IMPACT: Advanced Polls vs Voting Day stats.

December 5th, 2010  

In our November 24, 2010 Blog,  “Mississauga Councillor Calls for Ward 1 Recount –and STATS for Ward 1 Advanced Polls versus Voting Day”, we provided a breakdown of the Ward 1 voting results by polling station. A reminder that Ward 1 challenger Jim Tovey won that election with just 129 votes more than Incumbent Councillor Carmen Corbasson.

We also reported that “Bottomline, Councillor Corbasson was ahead in the Advanced Polls and lost support on Voting Day” and also introduced a deceptive flyer distributed to all Ward 1 residents by Jim Tovey and his supporters.

Advanced Poll Day 1 and Advanced Poll Day 2 occurred on Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15 respectively. These two Advanced Polls were Citywide, included all wards and were held at theMississauga Civic Centre – The Great Hall.

According to the Mississauga News voters wishing to cast ballots on Advanced Polling Day 3 (October 16th) and Day 4 (October 17th) would do so in their own wards (Port Credit Secondary School and Mississauga Senior Centre).

We’d mentioned that on November 25th, a reader emailed a copy of Jim Tovey’s flyer and said that the flyer/card was “dropped off  Sat. before election day.  I understand ward 6  also  got one…” We can confirm that Ward 6 (Ron Starr) and Ward 11 (Luz Del Rosario) also sent out “over-sized cheque” flyers.

JIM TOVEY, DECEPTIVE FLYER, WARD 1, MISSISSAUGA

If the reader’s tip is correct and Jim Tovey’s supporters distributed this “over-sized cheque” flyer the Saturday before Monday October 25th Election day, Tovey’s flyer went out on October 23rd. And that raises an obvious question.

Did Tovey’s “over-sized cheque” flyer have any effect in defeating Incumbent Councillor Carmen Corbasson in this 129-vote squeaker?

While we can never say for certain whether Tovey’s “over-sized cheque” flyer made a difference of 129 votes, it is instructive to examine the total percentage support for both candidates at the Advanced Polls (October 14, 15, 16, and 17) and compare that to the Ward 1 post-flyer October 25th, Voting Day results.

These data below show Carmen Corbasson led by the time the Advanced Polls closed on October 17th with a total support of 50.93% to Jim Tovey’s 47.39% with 1,129 people in Ward 1 casting advanced votes. A reader states that Tovey’s “over-sized cheque” flyer was distributed Saturday, October 23rd. Monday Voting Day shows a drop (-2.74%)  in support for Corbasson in favour of a  2.60% increase in support for Jim Tovey.

Final results, Jim Tovey won 49.71% of the votes and Carmen Corbasson 48.48%. A difference of 129 votes out of a total of 10,554 ballots cast.

As always these data and results are preliminary and should readers find an error, we’d be most appreciative that you please let us know!

So we present these data converted from the City of Mississauga’s Official Election Results PDF file. Sorted by percentage support for Jim Tovey.

Ward 1 Councillor race, sorted by percentage support October 25, 2010 and Advanced Polls comparative
“CC” is Carmen Corbasson, “JT” is Jim Tovey. “Mayor” is Hazel McCallion (RED for emphasis)

                                      Ward 1 (Sorted by JT %)

Poll Polling Locations          Voters  Council   CC   JT  Mayor   HM     CC %    JT %   HM %

 010 Miss Long Term Care            10       7      0    7      6     5   0.00  100.00  83.33
 002 Kenollie Public School       2716     865    340  520    855   559  39.31   60.12  65.38
 011 Regency Retirement Res        108      38     17   21     38    24  44.74   55.26  63.16
 006 Queen of Heaven Sep School   5525    1633    723  875   1621  1256  44.27   53.58  77.48
 004 Forest Ave Public School     3355    1009    468  520   1026   747  46.38   51.54  72.81
 007 Lakeview Golf Course         3372    1104    524  567   1108   784  47.46   51.36  70.76
 005 Mississauga SrCentre         3351    1018    487  504   1032   780  47.84   49.51  75.58
 009 Westacres Public School      2359     943    488  447    946   628  51.75   47.40  66.38
 003 Port Credit SecSchool        4002    1316    685  596   1320   929  52.05   45.29  70.38
 008 ISNA Elementary School       2091     790    433  348    802   588  54.81   44.05  73.32
 001 Riverside Public School      2660     702    377  306    706   558  53.70   43.59  79.04

 015 Miss Sr Centre - Day 4                245    102  139    245   189  41.63   56.73  77.14
 014 Miss Sr Centre - Day 3                299    159  135    296   200  53.18   45.15  67.57
 017 Port Credit SS - Day 4                258    132  121    258   203  51.16   46.90  78.68
 016 Port Credit SS - Day 3                244    137  104    243   194  56.15   42.62  79.84
 012 Advance Poll Day 1                     51     25   25     52    36  49.02   49.02  69.23
 013 Advance Poll Day 2                     32     20   11     30    14  62.50   34.38  46.67

                                            Summaries

     Advance Poll Day 1                     51     25   25     52    36  49.02   49.02  69.23
     Advance Poll Day 2                     32     20   11     30    14  62.50   34.38  46.67
     Advance Poll Day 3 TOTALS             309    157  146    310   239  50.81   47.25  77.10
     Advance Poll Day 4 TOTALS             276    157  115    273   208  56.88   41.67  76.19

     Advance Poll TOTALS                  1129    575  535   1124   836  50.93   47.39  74.38
     Voting Day TOTALS                    9425   4542 4711   9460  6858  48.19   49.98  72.49
     Support Change                                                      -2.74    2.60  -1.88

     TOTALS                      29549   10554   5117 5246  10584  7694  48.48   49.71  72.69

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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YOUTUBE VIDEO

Video: “Mega-builder” Harold Shipp warns MISSISSAUGA Councillors. Councillor Carmen Corbasson responds” (3:50 min)

(Click here to go directly to YouTube)

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS:

VIDEO INTRODUCTION speaking AGAINST a judicial inquiry. “Mega-builder” HAROLD SHIPP:

If I were sitting there among you, Ladies and Gentlemen, who serve on our Council today, I would be wondering what my position would be one year from now when an election is held and how many of you might have a chance for re-election —IF you proceed with the action you are contemplating now.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispers into camera:

Now that’s a threat. Isn’t that interesting..

DIP TO BLACK (to signify later in the meeting).

COUNCILLOR NANDO IANNICCA (Acting Mayor):

Councillor Corbasson…

COUNCILLOR CARMEN CORBASSON:

Thank you Mr. Acting Mayor and I will be brief. Um, let me first say that this isn’t an easy time for any of us around this table just like it’s not an easy time for you. I don’t think we take comfort in any of the decisions we’ve had to make of late. But notwithstanding, we are elected to make some tough decisions and I think that’s the type of comment you’re gonna hear around this table today.

I am not at all overwhelmed by the number of people who showed up, Councillor Prentice. In fact, I’m surprised there wasn’t more.

And I’ll tell you why I’m surprised because we all know Madam Mayor is loved, admired and respected. And I for one moment am not going to take away that from her. For me, she has been a role model in many many ways. We both started here in the City in 1978 and I’ve learned an awful lot from her.

I— my biggest difficulty is, and I hope you can understand and appreciate that when we have in-camera sessions, we are privy to certain comments and information that the general public is not.

For me, the in-camera session on the judicial inquiry opened up more questions than it answered.

I— that Madam Mayor didn’t declare one Conflict of Interest for a 17-minute or a 17-second, whatever it was, I have no problem with that.

I do have a problem that official government documents got changed with no satisfactory explanation.

I do have difficulty that any member of Council, doesn’t matter if it’s Madam Mayor, or me, or anyone else, can have off-site meetings, with a landowner, who has an interest in the City of Mississauga, that is going to financially benefit a member of any one of our families.

That may not be against the Conflict of Interest Act. But in my opinion, I would hope, and it’s my understanding that a judicial inquiry can —and most probably would, depending on their findings —make some very strong recommendations to have either the Conflict of Interest Act or the Municipal Act changed.

That’s simply put, Ladies and Gentlemen, for me —I’m not going to speak, I’ll let the others speak for themselves.

This isn’t about Mayor Hazel McCallion. This is about Governance, how do we improve it. Not only for this municipality, but across the Province. And I don’t know what price tag you put on that. Is it ten thousand? Is it one million? Is it ten million? I don’t know.

But I would like to see this City in particular, and certainly Madam Mayor come out with credibility, integrity and that we all maintain our dignity.

I do thank you for coming out today, Ladies and Gentlemen and I will turn it back to the Acting Mayor.

COUNCILLOR NANDO IANNICCA (Acting Mayor):

Thank you…

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

MISSISSAUGA NEWS: Recount in Ward 1? Joe Chin Nov 24, 2010 – 9:03 AM

MISSISSAUGA NEWS: Recount in Ward 1? Louie Rosella Nov 24, 2010 – 9:03 AM Recount in Ward 1?

NATIONAL POST: Mississauga council approves Ward 1 recount National Post (Megan O’Toole blog)

MISSISSAUGA NEWS:  Recount on Tuesday Chris Clay Dec 02, 2010 – 2:23 PM

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What effect the “robocall”? Mississauga Ward 6 percentages showing support for Mayor Hazel McCallion, Carolyn Parrish and Ron Starr by polling stations

November 21st, 2010  

Over the last few days we’ve taken the City of Mississauga’s PDF file of the official election results and converted them into a spreadsheet. On November 17th we reported the most preliminary of preliminary findings in the Blog, “Mississauga News quotes Councillors: VOTERS’ LIST WAS A “MESS”. Why didn’t the City check its own Official Election Results?!” That Blog provided insight into how Hazel McCallion’s 107,643 votes were distributed both by ward and polling stations. These data however don’t necessarily show support for McCallion because it was possible for her to receive the highest number of votes in a polling station where she only got 40-50% of Mayor’s ballots cast—a plurality, in other words.

Our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights” presented McCallion’s support by polling station based on the simple equation “Votes for Hazel McCallion” divided by “Total Ballots Cast for Mayor”.  Example. There are 10 ballets cast for Mayor. 8 were for Hazel McCallion. 8/10 or 80% support at that polling station.

Our November 19th Blog, “Mississauga Ward 5 percentages showing support for incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams by polling stations” focused only on Ward 5 polling station results showing the percentage support for both incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams. We decided to report on Ward 5 first because Malton Community Centre is one of our primary Roots of Youth Violence research sites.

While my inclination was to present Wards 8, 3 and 7 first and in that order, we know most people would be more interested in the Ward 6 Carolyn Parrish/Ron Starr breakdown.

For context we also did the breakdown for Advanced Polls versus Voting Day to see if  Hazel McCallion’s robocall had any effect.  The stats for Hazel McCallion? Advanced Polls had her vote percentages at 75.34% and 77.08% on Voting Day or a difference in support of 1.74%—roughly the same. (Hazel McCallion won overall with 76.40%)

Now for the Ward 6 councillor-data. At the Advanced Polls, Carolyn Parrish received 851 out of 1,918 ballots cast for councillor or 44.37%. At the Advanced Polls Ron Starr received 901 out of 1,918 ballots cast for councillor or 46.98%.

On Voting Day, Carolyn Parrish received 5,621 votes out of 14,200 ballots cast for councillor or 39.58%—a drop of 4.79% . On Voting Day, Ron Starr received 7,460 votes out of 14,200 ballots cast for councillor or 54.54% a gain of  7.56%

In the Advanced Polls, there’s no doubt that Ron Starr was ahead 46.98% to 44.37% for Parrish. There’s a temptation to suggest that the robocall did what it was intended to do. But before we can draw that conclusion, we’d need to examine the patterns of support for Advanced Polls versus Voting Day percentages for all wards.

So. Here’s the latest spreadsheet. Ward 6. Reminder, these data are preliminary and should readers find errors we ‘d appreciate being advised.

Voter Support for Hazel McCallion (“HM”), Carolyn Parrish (“CP”) and Ron Starr (“RS”) according to polling station
NOTE: For context Hazel McCallion won with
76.40%. Ron Starr won with 51.78%.

                                   Total  Votes Votes                 Total
 Polling Location                 Ballots  for   for  Carolyn  Ron   Votes for   % for   % for   % for
                                    Cast   HM   Mayor PARRISH STARR Councillor     HM      CP      RS

0108 6 McBride Ave Public School    1198    942  1176    526    535    1175      80.10%  44.77%  45.53%
0109 6 Springfield Public School    1241    865  1221    438    713    1178      70.84%  37.18%  60.53%
0110 6 Queenston Drive Pub School    866    668   841    316    489     843      79.43%  37.49%  58.01%
0111 6 StDavid of Wales School      1614   1229  1576    514    969    1579      77.98%  32.55%  61.37%
0112 6 Edenrose Public School       1154    906  1125    465    611    1131      80.53%  41.11%  54.02%
0113 6 StBernadette School          1493   1101  1456    648    674    1450      75.62%  44.69%  46.48%
0114 6 Fallingbrook Middle School    946    678   934    395    426     921      72.59%  42.89%  46.25%
0115 6 StHerbert Catholic School    1079    847  1068    455    504    1048      79.31%  43.42%  48.09%
0116 6 St.Dunstan Catholic School    915    743   906    256    600     901      82.01%  28.41%  66.59%
0117 6 River Grove C.C.             1465   1116  1453    514    822    1435      76.81%  35.82%  57.28%
0118 6 Whitehorn Public School      1258    992  1246    538    586    1235      79.61%  43.56%  47.45%
0119 6 St.Valentine Catholic School 1301    912  1280    543    510    1267      71.25%  42.86%  40.25%
0120 6 Yee Hong Centre                43     32    37     10     16      27      86.49%  37.04%  59.26%
0121 6 Leisureworld-Streetsville      29     28    29      3      5      10      96.55%  30.00%  50.00%
0122 6 Advance Poll Day 1            151    111   149     51     86     148      74.50%  34.46%  58.11%
0123 6 Advance Poll Day 2             98     85    97     34     55      98      87.63%  34.69%  56.12%
0124 6 McBride Avenue PS-Day3        433    290   414    193    178     427      70.05%  45.20%  41.69%
0125 6 McBride Avenue PS-Day4        390    275   379    189    159     380      72.56%  49.74%  41.84%
0126 6 River Grove CC - Day 3        405    317   401    182    194     398      79.05%  45.73%  48.74%
0127 6 River Grove CC - Day 4        475    361   470    202    229     467      76.81%  43.25%  49.04%

For the record we provide this video, uploaded to YouTube on June 21, 2007. We submit it contained Councillor Carolyn Parrish’s greatest mistake. OF COURSE, the City of Mississauga is a Secret Society!


MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR, CAROLYN PARRISH, “THIS ISN’T A SECRET SOCIETY” (0:26 min)

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

Last, here’s the related article courtesy of the Mississauga News.

You can fight (at) city hall

Simmering tensions between Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and newbie Councillor Carolyn Parrish erupted at council yesterday over who should maintain the city’s streetlights.

For 30 minutes, business ground to a halt and city staff appeared captivated by the exchange, sometimes dripping with sarcasm, that flew between the veteran politicians – one the longtime mayor of the GTA’s second-largest city, the other a former MP rumoured to have ambitions for her seat.

After a series of pointed questions by Parrish – on questions she’d submitted earlier that became the subject of a staff report – the mayor decided she’d had enough.

McCallion told Parrish that just wasn’t the way business was done at Mississauga City Hall, where tradition is that councillors ask staff questions about reports before council meetings, not during.

“Let me advise you, Councillor Parrish, there’s a process around here that we follow,” McCallion lectured, describing how at 8 a.m. that very morning she had met with senior staff about the report on the city’s hydro utility, Enersource.

“I got the answers, therefore I don’t have to ask them at council,” McCallion said.

Parrish responded that she wanted fellow councillors to understand the issues, which brought a retort that they could do their own homework.

That drew a muted response from Parrish at first, but 25 minutes later, after she’d had ample time to mull over the mayor’s rebuke, she let rip with her own.

“We represent the city, we don’t represent ourselves,” Parrish said.

“So if I ask questions in open session on (cable) television, I have a right to do so,” she said, noting that having worked at various levels of government, she was used to asking questions in various forums.

“And if I don’t like the answers (given privately), I will ask them again in public. Even if I do like the answers, I will ask them again in public. This isn’t a secret society.”

That ratcheted things up a notch. McCallion suggested Parrish was trying to take credit for a proposed review of Enersource when it was actually a staff idea, and accused her of grandstanding.

“If you agree with the answers (in private), let’s not go through an exercise of making you look good in the eyes of the public because you ask questions and you got the right answer from staff,” McCallion said.

She told Parrish she should only question staff in council about issues she disagreed with.

“Madam Mayor, I thank you very much for the civics lesson,” Parrish responded. “I have been in government for 20 years at various levels. I always asked questions and I will continue to ask questions.

“If we have a system around here whereby I have to check with you before I ask questions, I will do that quite delightfully,” said Parrish.

And so it went for seven more minutes before another councillor finally piped up, saying: “Let’s move on.”

That was when the vote asking staff to begin the process of getting multiple bids for the streetlight maintenance contract was called.

The motion passed unanimously.

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

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Mississauga Ward 5 percentages showing support for incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams by polling stations

November 19th, 2010  

Over the last few days we’ve taken the City of Mississauga’s PDF file of the official election results and converted them into a spreadsheet. On November 17th we reported the most preliminary of preliminary findings in the Blog, “Mississauga News quotes Councillors: VOTERS’ LIST WAS A “MESS”. Why didn’t the City check its own Official Election Results?!” That Blog provided insight into how Hazel McCallion’s 107,643 votes were distributed both by ward and polling stations. These data however don’t necessarily show support for McCallion because it was possible for her to receive the highest number of votes in a polling station where she only got 40-50% of Mayor’s ballots cast—a plurality, in other words.

Yesterday’s Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights” presented McCallion’s support by polling station based on the simple equation “Votes for Hazel McCallion” divided by “Total Ballots Cast for Mayor”.  Example. There are 10 ballets cast for Mayor. 8 were for Hazel McCallion. 8/10 or 80% support at that polling station.

Today’s Blog focuses only on Ward 5 polling station results showing the percentage support for both incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams. We decided to report on Ward 5 first because Malton Community Centre is one of our primary Roots of Youth Violence research sites.

Here’s the latest spreadsheet. Ward 5.

I’ve taken the liberty of highlighting polling stations of low or relatively low incumbent support defined as less than 60%.

Voter Support for Hazel McCallion according to polling station
NOTE: For context Hazel McCallion won with
76.40%. Councillor Eve Adams won with 66.75%.

(“HM” is Hazel McCallion. “EA” is  Eve Adams)

Polling Locations                      Total      Hazel      Total     Eve       Total      % for HM  % for EA
                                      Ballots   McCALLION   for Mayor  ADAMS   Councillor
                                        Cast                                   Ballots Cast
0084 5 ChamplainTrail Public School     1307        977       1281     977       1290        76.27%    75.74%
0085 5 St.Gertrude Separate School       963        732        940     682        942        77.87%    72.40%
0086 5 Fairwind Senior PublicSchool     1035        756       1020     761       1023        74.12%    74.39%
0087 5 StHilary Catholic School          746        564        731     543        724        77.15%    75.00%
0088 5 San Lorenzo Ruiz School          1067        834       1053     832       1063        79.20%    78.27%
0089 5 Frank McKechnie C.C.             1861       1423       1815    1509       1840        78.40%    82.01%
0090 5 Ridgewood Public School           725        512        698     483        715        73.35%    67.55%
0091 5 Morning Star Middle School        547        356        534     320        541        66.67%    59.15%
0092 5 Marvin Heights Public School      763        490        737     426        754        66.49%    56.50%
0093 5 St Raphael Catholic School        635        378        585     351        606        64.62%    57.92%
0094 5 Brandon Gate Public School        551        387        529     308        524        73.16%    58.78%
0095 5 Darcel Ave Senior School          779        530        768     447        764        69.01%    58.51%
0096 5 Malton C.C.                       564        353        545     335        556        64.77%    60.25%
0097 5 Dunrankin Dr Public School        975        621        939     571        955        66.13%    59.79%
0098 5 Rec Room- 3580 Etude Dr            42         22         39      27         38        56.41%   71.05%
0099 5 Malton Village Long Term           18         12         18      12         18        66.67%    66.67%
0100 5 Ridgewood Court                    69         45         62      29         65        72.58%    44.62%
0101 5 Villa Forum Long Term             113         69        105      71         94        65.71%    75.53%
0102 5 Advance Poll Day 1                 45         34         44      29         45        77.27%    64.44%
0103 5 Advance Poll Day 2                 58         46         57      39         57        80.70%    68.42%
0104 5 Ridgewood PS - Day 3              547        240        514     195        538        46.69%   36.25%
0105 5 Ridgewood PS - Day 4              592        215        544     175        589        39.52%   29.71%
0106 5 Frank McKechnie CC-Day3           404        316        397     285        400        79.60%    71.25%
0107 5 Frank McKechnie CC-Day4           537        412        529     388        533        77.88%    72.80%


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR CONTEXT

VIDEO ONE

Dedicated to Malton –MISSISSAUGAWATCH.CA (non) mayoral address (Lincoln Alexander Secondary School) 7:34 min

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

SCRIPT OF THE MALTON/LINCOLN ALEXANDER SPEECH

Hi. I’m unique among the people here because I am *not* running, I’m simply registered. I registered as part of my research into municipal governance and the City of Mississauga in particular. Since January 2007 I’ve spent over $2,000 on Freedom of Information to investigate Mississauga.

The McMurtry/Curling Report on The Roots of Youth Violence states:

“Community Centres and programs run by mainstream social service providers that have facilities are not “youth-friendly” or accessible to youth, particularly Black youth.

“Not youth-friendly”—that’s what I see too.

I have a moral obligation to tell you something.

In 2008 I attended four Mississauga Youth Plan meetings, one of which was held across the street at Malton Community Centre on March 3, 2008. I witnessed a City of Mississauga security guard deny a half dozen black youths entrance into that meeting. A couple of the kids peered through the window to friends inside and gestured that the guard wasn’t letting them in! I’ve got a photograph to prove that.

At this meeting, youth were asked to write up a wish list. Of the four Youth meetings I attended throughout the city, Malton kids were the only ones to write “DON’T KICK US OUT” as a wish.

However, you won’t see “DON’T KICK US OUT” recorded in the City’s official version of the Mississauga Youth Plan!

Here are the City’s Security records for Malton Community Centre January 1, 2006 until September 26, 2008. During that time, City security guards issued 200 bans and arrests!

By contrast, the combined stats for Cawthra, Meadowvale, Clarkson and River Grove show only 22 bans representing more than twice the foot traffic of Malton Community Centre. And no arrests.

People might respond with, “Well, you know, this is Malton –isn’t 200 what you expect?”

So I investigated the City’s bans for the nearby Westwood Mall Transit Terminal during the same period. NO bans—or arrests. Zero.

I don’t know about you but I am pretty sure more people go through that transit terminal in a day than Malton Community Centre.

From what I can figure, of the 200 Malton Community Centre bans/arrests, 48% of them are youth and minors.

Contrary to its own guidelines, the City does not inform parents when a child is banned. Over the entire City there are hundreds of parents and guardians with no clue of the City’s bans to their kids.

That’s deadly because if a kid returns to property before a ban’s expiry, he is ARRESTED. Freedom of Information retrieved this direct quote from the Director of Corporate Security about the Arrest policy: “…no exceptions. Let them tell it to the judge”.

And that’s still not the worst part.

It’s what Staff and security guards write about you or your kid into their computer system that you have to worry about. The vast majority of people written into City Security’s “occurrence narratives” simply cannot imagine what’s written about them!

And that computer database with stuff written about your kid rides in the front seat console of every one of the City’s Security RESPONSE UNITS.

And how would you like to be the parent of this kid?

Or this one?

If your kid goes to Malton Community Centre I urge you to file Freedom of Information on any records that the City of Mississauga might have on your youngster.

If nothing comes up, great.

If it does? Do not try to fix things up by dealing directly with City Security. They are highly-accomplished liars and I have proof of this. Besides, you can’t remove what these security guards wrote about your kid. But you CAN enter into the records your youngster’s side of the story.

And you can file a complaint—even if it was something that happened back in 2006.

Go to www.mississaugawatch.ca. I will help!

Thanks for listening.

VIDEO TWO

Malton residents suckered by Hazel McCallion (STOP BENDING OVER MALTON!)

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

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

Well, I’m offering myself again for four years. I’m going to continue to give you value for tax dollar.

There are financial challenges no question today. All municipalities are facing increase [sic] —in the operational costs of this city [sic]. And of course as well as the capital costs.

Fortunately the Federal and Provincial government gave us ninety-six (96) million this year in the stimulus program. We had to add one-third to that and I can assure you, Malton is benefiting —you’re going to get a new swimming pool, indoor swimming pool. Here in Malton.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Thank you for mentioning the Malton Arena redevelopment design in light of the comments expressed earlier today down by Lakeshore. When you look at the costs, and this is an unfunded project, you’re estimating the Malton Arena redevelopment at about $2.8 million dollars. And the ones that we are funding, the Vic Johnson Arena is about $6.9 million and the Port Credit Arena is at $6.3 million.

So I’m sure those two arenas are larger than the one in Malton and that explains from of the differential but —this is part of the challenge that in Malton that the standard, even as we’re redeveloping, it just doesn’t look the way it looks in the rest of the city.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH ((November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting whispers):

That’s right.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

It certainly doesn’t look the way it looks down by the Living Arts Centre. And I’m sure that it’s your concern that you care for every part of Mississauga. It’s certainly not the standard that you see down at the waterfront with all the flagstone and so on. It’s just beautiful. It’s stunning. And hats off to your team that’s put this together down at the waterfront, it is beautiful!

But I look at that and I just have some concerns that I look forward to working with you on that.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

—and I can assure you, Malton is benefiting —you’re going to get a new swimming pool, indoor swimming pool. Here in Malton. There has been one in the high school.

High school pools are not working out that well.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

The other one that’s unfunded is the indoor school pools. And I know we’ve had some meetings on that and we’re looking at the study.

But, you know, to speak up on Malton’s behalf yet again, that indoor pool is in, you know, an older high school. And the pool is not something I think any of us would be proud to go to. It’s just —it’s old, it’s a little tired. I also receive comments from different cultural groups saying that it’s not culturally sensitive. For instance, to the Muslim Community, if they’d like to go and swim they need to go by teenage boys and so I have a great appreciation and concern for that.

So I’m looking forward to that study.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

In addition to that just a couple of years ago we renovated your community centre and library. Up-to-date, modern etcetera. And I know how much the people of Malton have enjoyed it. We have a Strategic Plan for the future of this great city of Mississauga. Over one hundred thousand people were involved.

And our staff was up here and the consultants in Malton getting your opinion.

You know you folks have Canada’s largest airport in your municipality. A very expanded airport that is considered one of the most modern in the world at the present time. So Malton has —used to be the Malton Airport, and then it became the Toronto International Airport and then it was named Lester B. Pearson. Some day it will go back to being called the Malton Airport. And it should have been from Day One.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

COMMISSION COUNSEL WILLIAM MCDOWELL (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

—you have an efficient city government, those are things that cause those companies to locate here, I take it?

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

Yes, and I think the Mississauga International Airport helps, as well.

COMMISSION COUNSEL WILLIAM MCDOWELL (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

Pearson Airport.

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

To me it’s the Mississauga International Airport.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

We have a cycling program that is going to connect Malton to the rest of Mississauga because Malton is divided with that long, large expanse of industrial land. And so we try everything —all our programs are directed to bring Malton in. I know you look to Brampton for some of your services as well as to the Etobicoke Hospital because your doctors here are usually attached to the Etobicoke Hospital.

The location of Malton. But we give it every attention possible.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Similar to Councillor Prentice’s question, I’m looking at the 2009 highlights and the Port Credit Arena is budgeted at almost $12 million dollars. And while I have no doubt that it’s needed I’m looking at unfunded items and the Malton Arena is unfunded at $3 million. Could you perhaps provide some information on the different scope of work that the one arena would be almost four times the cost?

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

The location of Malton. But we give it every attention possible.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

I’m looking at the Capital Budget down in the south by the waterfront and it’s already stunning.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting whispers):

Yep, that’s right.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

And this is I guess a question that I keep receiving. It’s Fusion Park. It’s, you know, the waterfront trails and Saddington Park and so on. They are already stunning and I just look around—

MISSISSAUGA DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND WRECK, JOHN LOHUIS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Sorry, are you leaping ahead to this to the other piece, sorry—

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Yes. The one that we just about to—

MISSISSAUGA DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND WRECK, JOHN LOHUIS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

I’m dealing with Recreation. And Susan Burke will come on later on all of the park development-related capital projects so—

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Perhaps, sure John, perhaps it’s a comment though that you can take back with Staff as you’re developing the capital plan into the future. The comment that we often hear, and I’m sure that other Councillors are hearing it is that the waterfront is stunning, beautiful. Everybody enjoys it.

It’s just that we’d like to see a little bit of that in each of our communities.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

—congratulate you on your festival that is starting to come back. I remember when Councillor Frank McKechnie was your councillor up here. There was a Malton Festival every year. And then unfortunately, it disappeared.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (May 14, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Thank you. I’ve just got a quick comment to indicate how delighted I am to see the funding for the Malton Community Festival. It is a very humble amount –$3,100.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

It’s coming back with a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of young people participating in it. And so Malton has a great future in the City of Mississauga.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (June 25, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

Cargo flights actually are the ones that aren’t restricted. The passenger planes are restricted. So the cargo flights are the ones that can continue flying through the night.

Yes, I receive the complaints. Those are the residents though that have been putting up with the airport now for over forty years. And so they’re just used to it, fed up by it, but to place complaints that really goes nowhere. I mean, they’ve done it.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 25, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting whispers):

Yee-up.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (June 25, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

You’re limited to the number of complaints you can put in in a single day. Let’s say it’s your day off and you’d like to put in complaints about planes going off their flight tracks. Well, you’re limited to putting in one complaint every 24 hours.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

We realize the separation that exists and we’re doing everything possible to bring Malton into this city in regard to our city core etcetera.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MODERATOR (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core):

We have a question down here.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core):

Hi, it’s just a really, really quick question. How many people here are from —live in Malton?

Thank you.

[laughter from the audience. One person applauds.]

MODERATOR (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core):

We have a question down here.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core whispers):

There was nobody. No hand up.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

We hope that you will take advantage of the renovated city core —our Civic Centre that is going to be open next year. With all modern, up-to-date facilities for festivals etcetera.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

I also think there’s —you know this, you know, I don’t want to sound harsh here. But there’s this issue of ridiculousness where we’ve paid to build a library, we’ve paid for the shelves in the library, we’ve paid to stock the library. But now the doors are closed and people can press their noses against the wall and look at what they paid for. They just can’t access them.

So there’s an issue there.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

But I think very much we need to have access to our libraries. Certainly in Malton. Certainly at the McKechnie Centre.

This is a priority for our community.

You know the request earlier on, or the recommendation earlier on that saved a hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to centralize our ordering and our purchasing. That’s something that I think we could have done years ago! And I frankly begrudge the fact that we haven’t tapped into those savings for the last four or ten years.

Had we had that ten years ago, we would have saved an aggregate of $1.5 million dollars.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

But that’s the type of savings that I’d really like to find that doesn’t affect front line services to residents. Especially seniors, especially young moms. Especially kids that are going to read. You want to encourage reading.

So that would be my recommendation as you’re looking to come up with some hours —changing the hours around to make sure that we don’t have a day that’s closed. Especially in communities—

MISSISSAUGA DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES, DON MILLS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

Exactly.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

—I could point out Malton. It’s over an hour by bus to come down to the central part of the city. And that’s really just not feasible.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

—and especially for the cultural makeup of our city.

You know there’s the Pakistani Festival. There’s the Indian Festival. There’s the Polish Festival. All those festivals now —Ukranian Festival, are coming to our city core. Because the makeup of our municipality now is 48% of our population now is ethnic background.

You have one of the most —one of the most efficient cricket boxes in Mississauga right here in Wildwood Park. And I’ve been up here to a number of tournaments that have been held there. We’re so proud of that, in fact it is such a good cricket box that tournaments, province-wide and Canada-wide can be held here in Malton.

So, we —I promise you that Malton will not be neglected in any way. That we will provide all the services that we provide to any other part of Mississauga.

Your arena. We are looking at it. How can it be converted to what it needed in Malton? And our Staff will be consulting with you to know what you want your arena to be.

So, let’s on October the 25th, I look forward again to serving Malton for the next four years.

[CROSS ZOOM]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

If your kid goes or has gone to Malton Community Centre I urge you to file Freedom of Information on any records that the City of Mississauga might have on your youngster.

If nothing comes up, great.

If it does? Do not try to fix things up by dealing directly with City Security. They are highly-accomplished liars and I have proof of this. Besides, you can’t remove what these security guards wrote about your kid. But you CAN enter into the records your youngster’s side of the story.

Go to www.mississaugawatch.ca. I will help!

Thanks for listening.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]
[MUSIC with first drive to Malton in March 2007]

MALTON, ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN, first research drive through Malton, March 2007

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

MALTON March 3, 2008 Mississauga Youth Plan Meeting Mississauga Corporate Security RESPONSE UNIT Welcome Wagon. HEY HEY MISSCORPSEC, WHAT DO YOU SAY? HOW MANY YOUTH DID YOU BAN TODAY? HOW MANY YOUTH DID YOU BAN TODAY?

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

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Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights

November 18th, 2010  

Want to know the breakdown of Percentage Support for Hazel McCallion by polling station? Well we did!

As regular readers know, I, The Mississauga Muse, registered for the office of mayor back on January 4, 2010 as part of my research into City of Mississauga municipal governance and how it relates to the Roots of Youth Violence.

Over the last few days we’ve taken the City of Mississauga’s PDF file of the official election results and converted them into a spreadsheet. Yesterday we reported the most preliminary of preliminary findings in the Blog, “Mississauga News quotes Councillors: VOTERS’ LIST WAS A “MESS”. Why didn’t the City check its own Official Election Results?!” That Blog provided insight into how Hazel McCallion’s 107,643 votes were distributed both by ward and polling stations. These data however don’t necessarily show support for McCallion because it was possible for her to receive the highest number of votes in a polling station where she only got 40-50% of Mayor’s ballots cast—a plurality, in other words.

It was crucial then to create another spreadsheet showing McCallion’s support by polling station based on the simple equation “Votes for Hazel McCallion” divided by “Total Ballots Cast for Mayor”.  Example. There are 10 ballets cast for Mayor. 8 were for Hazel McCallion. 8/10 or 80% support at that polling station. These data would provide true insight into McCallion support “strongholds” and also pinpoint areas of dissatisfaction with the Mayor.

And that’s what we did here. This table is presented from strongest support (100% of votes at Meadowcroft Constitution, a retirement home) to lowest (39.52% at Ridgeview Public School Day 4). While 100% of 10 ballots cast for Mayor isn’t such a big deal, receiving only 39.52% out of 554 ballots cast for mayor at Ridgeview Public School is.  At first we assumed the 39.52% reflected dissatisfaction with Hazel McCallion. But examining Ridgeview Public School Day 4 polling station results for both McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams confirms something quite different is afoot.

And we’ll leave it at that!

As part of my research into the Roots of Youth Violence we’ll also create polling station breakdowns like this for all Wards. (More commentary after the table.) So. Here’s the spreadsheet.

Voter Support for Hazel McCallion according to polling station
NOTE: For context Hazel McCallion won with
76.40%

Polling Locations                    Total      Total for   Total for    % for
                                    Ballots       Hazel       Mayor      Hazel
                                      Cast       McCALLION              McCALLION
0054 3 Meadowcroft Constitution         15          10           10      100.00%
0121 6 Leisureworld-Streetsville        29          28           29       96.55%
0173 8 Advance Poll Day 1               94          88           94       93.62%
0191 9 Advance Poll Day 1               47          44           47       93.62%
0209 10 Advance Poll Day 1              35          32           35       91.43%
0174 8 Advance Poll Day 2               65          57           63       90.48%
0229 11 Ray Underhill PS-Day4          295         260          291       89.35%
0048 3 Westminster Court               123         106          120       88.33%
0076 4 Cawthra Gardens Long Term        25          22           25       88.00%
0165 8 Living Waters Residence          84          73           83       87.95%
0123 6 Advance Poll Day 2               98          85           97       87.63%
0172 8 University of Toronto             8           7            8       87.50%
0189 9 Village of Erin Meadows          23          20           23       86.96%
0227 11 Advance Poll Day 2              38          33           38       86.84%
0030 2 Wawel Villa                      37          32           37       86.49%
0120 6 Yee Hong Centre                  43          32           37       86.49%
0175 8 South Common CC - Day 3         414         348          403       86.35%
0194 9 Erin Meadows CC - Day 4         282         239          277       86.28%
0034 2 Clarkson CC - Day 4             215         185          215       86.05%
0035 2 Lorne Park SS - Day 3           372         318          370       85.95%
0196 9 Meadowvale CC - Day 4           259         220          256       85.94%
0195 9 Meadowvale CC - Day 3           301         256          298       85.91%
0050 3 Beechwood Place                  77          66           77       85.71%
0143 7 Heritage House                   22          18           21       85.71%
0192 9 Advance Poll Day 2               42          36           42       85.71%
0225 11 Extendicare Mississauga         28          24           28       85.71%
0167 8 Carmel Heights                   42          35           41       85.37%
0210 10 Advance Poll Day 2              34          29           34       85.29%
0032 2 Advance Poll Day 2               33          28           33       84.85%
0171 8 Sunrise Senior Living            13          11           13       84.62%
0056 3 Advance Poll Day 2               60          49           58       84.48%
0072 4 The Mansion                     201         165          196       84.18%
0148 7 Huron Park CC - Day 3           188         156          186       83.87%
0140 7 Leisureworld-Mississauga         37          31           37       83.78%
0188 9 Heritage Glen                   155         122          146       83.56%
0177 8 Pheasant Run PS - Day 3         230         192          230       83.48%
0206 10 St.Therese Catholic School    1040         859         1030       83.40%
0010 1 Miss Long Term Care               7           5            6       83.33%
0033 2 Clarkson CC - Day 3             279         230          276       83.33%
0168 8 Ivan Franko Home                 54          44           53       83.02%
0183 9 Settler's Green PublicSchool   1459        1203         1452       82.85%
0219 11 Ray Underhill Public School   1331        1088         1315       82.74%
0176 8 South Common CC - Day 4         323         263          318       82.70%
0079 4 Advance Poll Day 2              138         114          138       82.61%
0187 9 StRichard Separate School      1388        1137         1377       82.57%
0023 2 Clarkson C.C.                  1167         952         1153       82.57%
0036 2 Lorne Park SS - Day 4           337         275          334       82.34%
0182 9 Miller's Grove Public School   1139         928         1129       82.20%
0185 9 Meadowvale C.C.                1164         950         1156       82.18%
0058 3 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day4           261         212          258       82.17%
0055 3 Advance Poll Day 1               68          55           67       82.09%
0116 6 St.Dunstan Catholic School      915         743          906       82.01%
0066 4 StCharles Garnier School       1096         872         1067       81.72%
0193 9 Erin Meadows CC - Day 3         346         275          337       81.60%
0149 7 Huron Park CC - Day 4           211         172          211       81.52%
0158 8 Pheasant Run Public School     1422        1147         1411       81.29%
0051 3 Meadowcroft Bough Beeches        17          13           16       81.25%
0067 4 StsPeter & Paul School         1140         901         1110       81.17%
0078 4 Advance Poll Day 1              148         120          148       81.08%
0217 11 Streetsville SecSchool         977         772          955       80.84%
0186 9 Shelter Bay Public School      1166         931         1152       80.82%
0047 3 John Cabot SecSchool           1024         815         1009       80.77%
0103 5 Advance Poll Day 2               58          46           57       80.70%
0024 2 StHelen Separate School         902         723          896       80.69%
0203 10 St.Edith Stein School         1368        1085         1347       80.55%
0112 6 Edenrose Public School         1154         906         1125       80.53%
0214 10 Lisgar Middle School-Day4      470         368          457       80.53%
0228 11 Ray Underhill PS-Day3          263         209          260       80.38%
0160 8 All Saints Separate School     1064         840         1048       80.15%
0108 6 McBride Ave Public School      1198         942         1176       80.10%
0080 4 Mississauga Valley CC-Day3      381         296          370       80.00%
0170 8 Specialty Care-Mississauga       21          16           20       80.00%
0016 1 Port Credit SS - Day 3          246         194          243       79.84%
0057 3 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day3           290         224          281       79.72%
0204 10 StSimon Stock School           811         640          803       79.70%
0118 6 Whitehorn Public School        1258         992         1246       79.61%
0106 5 Frank McKechnie CC-Day3         404         316          397       79.60%
0184 9 St.John of the Cross School    1096         865         1087       79.58%
0181 9 Our Lady of Mercy School        593         464          584       79.45%
0110 6 Queenston Drive Pub School      866         668          841       79.43%
0205 10 Lisgar Middle School          1213         946         1191       79.43%
0115 6 StHerbert Catholic School      1079         847         1068       79.31%
0137 7 Bishop Scalabrini School        994         769          970       79.28%
0077 4 Amica at City Centre            309         240          303       79.21%
0088 5 San Lorenzo Ruiz School        1067         834         1053       79.20%
0031 2 Advance Poll Day 1               48          38           48       79.17%
0070 4 StMatthew Catholic School       804         626          791       79.14%
0180 9 Castlebridge Public School      924         725          917       79.06%
0126 6 River Grove CC - Day 3          405         317          401       79.05%
0153 8 St.Margaret of Scotland         635         498          630       79.05%
0001 1 Riverside Public School         722         558          706       79.04%
0061 4 Silver Creek Public School      984         769          975       78.87%
0216 11 Rec Room-4 Caroline Street     289         215          273       78.75%
0053 3 Summerville Pines               287         218          277       78.70%
0017 1 Port Credit SS - Day 4          262         203          258       78.68%
0207 10 StAlbert of Jerusalem          994         766          975       78.56%
0162 8 Credit Valley Public School     962         747          951       78.55%
0146 7 St Timothy SS - Day 3           187         146          186       78.49%
0131 7 St.Catherine ofSienna School    872         675          860       78.49%
0089 5 Frank McKechnie C.C.           1861        1423         1815       78.40%
0059 3 Teresa of Calcutta-Day3         320         243          310       78.39%
0218 11 Vista Heights Public School    712         550          702       78.35%
0071 4 St.Pio of Peitrelcina School   1463        1106         1412       78.33%
0213 10 Lisgar Middle School-Day3      395         303          387       78.29%
0159 8 Ashgrove Public School          828         640          818       78.24%
0133 7 Mary Fix Catholic School        815         626          801       78.15%
0156 8 South Common C.C.              1286         997         1276       78.13%
0063 4 Thornwood Public School         719         553          708       78.11%
0025 2 St Francis of Assisi           1104         854         1094       78.06%
0111 6 StDavid of Wales School        1614        1229         1576       77.98%
0198 10 StBernard of Clairvaux         925         710          911       77.94%
0223 11 Levi Creek Public School      1061         814         1045       77.89%
0166 8 South Common Court              109          81          104       77.88%
0107 5 Frank McKechnie CC-Day4         537         412          529       77.88%
0085 5 St.Gertrude Separate School     963         732          940       77.87%
0049 3 Sunrise Senior Living            18          14           18       77.78%
0041 3 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta      604         457          588       77.72%
0046 3 St Basil Catholic School       1394        1039         1339       77.60%
0136 7 StPhilip Catholic School       1188         909         1172       77.56%
0190 9 Edenwood Seniors Village         52          38           49       77.55%
0208 10 Kindree Public School          879         676          872       77.52%
0006 1 Queen of Heaven Sep School     1664        1256         1621       77.48%
0065 4 Briarwood Public School         784         593          766       77.42%
0018 2 Clarkson Public School         1315        1011         1307       77.35%
0102 5 Advance Poll Day 1               45          34           44       77.27%
0154 8 King's Masting Public School    792         606          785       77.20%
0201 10 StFaustina CatholicSchool     1075         815         1056       77.18%
0087 5 StHilary Catholic School        746         564          731       77.15%
0015 1 Miss Sr Centre - Day 4          247         189          245       77.14%
0029 2 Sheridan Villa                   71          54           70       77.14%
0052 3 Tyndall Nursing Home             49          37           48       77.08%
0151 8 Holy Name of Mary College       610         464          603       76.95%
0144 7 Advance Poll Day 1              125          93          121       76.86%
0231 11 David Leeder MS-Day4           278         209          272       76.84%
0127 6 River Grove CC - Day 4          475         361          470       76.81%
0117 6 River Grove C.C.               1465        1116         1453       76.81%
0220 11 Britannia Public School       1709        1291         1681       76.80%
0128 7 Munden Park Public School       883         663          864       76.74%
0040 3 Silverthorn Public School       746         550          718       76.60%
0045 3 StsMartha & Mary School        1473        1099         1437       76.48%
0081 4 Mississauga Valley CC-Day4      307         230          301       76.41%
0230 11 David Leeder MS-Day3           219         165          216       76.39%
0060 3 Teresa of Calcutta-Day4         275         200          262       76.34%
0074 4 Park Mansion                    171         129          169       76.33%
0084 5 ChamplainTrail Public School   1307         977         1281       76.27%
0179 9 Erin Meadows C.C.              1248         945         1241       76.15%
0028 2 The Wenleigh                     25          19           25       76.00%
0222 11 David Leeder Middle School    1277         959         1263       75.93%
0215 11 Vic Johnston C.C.              813         614          809       75.90%
0068 4 Corpus Christi School           994         746          983       75.89%
0026 2 Sheridan Park Public School     794         600          792       75.76%
0020 2 StLuke Catholic School         1104         831         1097       75.75%
0113 6 StBernadette School            1493        1101         1456       75.62%
0005 1 Mississauga SrCentre           1048         780         1032       75.58%
0138 7 Fairview Public School          515         385          511       75.34%
0157 8 StMark Separate School         1545        1148         1526       75.23%
0039 3 St Thomas More School          1137         823         1095       75.16%
0134 7 Huron Park C.C.                1636        1212         1613       75.14%
0145 7 Advance Poll Day 2              183         136          181       75.14%
0200 10 Ruth Thompson Middle Schoo     930         687          917       74.92%
0155 8 Christ the King School         1307         964         1287       74.90%
0062 4 Metropolitan Andrei School      755         550          735       74.83%
0044 3 Forest Glen Public School      1046         761         1020       74.61%
0122 6 Advance Poll Day 1              151         111          149       74.50%
0161 8 Artesian Drive Public School    775         569          764       74.48%
0163 8 StRose of Lima School           765         560          752       74.47%
0221 11 StVeronica CatholicSchool      845         622          837       74.31%
0022 2 Lorne Park Public School       1013         740          997       74.22%
0086 5 Fairwind Senior PublicSchool   1035         756         1020       74.12%
0226 11 Advance Poll Day 1              55          40           54       74.07%
0152 8 StJean Baptiste School         1107         811         1096       74.00%
0130 7 St.Timothy Separate School      429         313          423       74.00%
0027 2 Erin Mills Lodge                 69          51           69       73.91%
0073 4 Skymark West Phase 2            242         175          237       73.84%
0147 7 St Timothy SS - Day 4           150         110          149       73.83%
0178 8 Pheasant Run PS - Day 4         169         124          168       73.81%
0135 7 FrDaniel Zanon School          1382        1001         1357       73.77%
0169 8 Amica - Erin Mills               81          56           76       73.68%
0202 10 Churchill Meadows School       973         704          959       73.41%
0019 2 Owenwood Public School         1111         810         1104       73.37%
0090 5 Ridgewood Public School         725         512          698       73.35%
0008 1 ISNA Elementary School          815         588          802       73.32%
0043 3 Burnhamthorpe C.C.             1012         726          992       73.19%
0094 5 Brandon Gate Public School      551         387          529       73.16%
0082 4 Huntington Ridge PS-Day3        122          87          119       73.11%
0150 8 Oakridge Public School          584         422          578       73.01%
0004 1 Forest Ave Public School       1039         747         1026       72.81%
0042 3 Burnhamthorpe Public School    1056         745         1024       72.75%
0069 4 Huntington Ridge School        1061         761         1046       72.75%
0199 10 McKinnon Public School         654         471          648       72.69%
0064 4 Mississauga Valley C.C.        1117         797         1097       72.65%
0114 6 Fallingbrook Middle School      946         678          934       72.59%
0100 5 Ridgewood Court                  69          45           62       72.58%
0125 6 McBride Avenue PS-Day4          390         275          379       72.56%
0129 7 Clifton Public School           908         646          891       72.50%
0197 10 Oscar Peterson PublicSchool    735         524          730       71.78%
0037 3 Brian W Fleming                1111         774         1085       71.34%
0119 6 St.Valentine Catholic School   1301         912         1280       71.25%
0075 4 Aspen Grove                     125          84          118       71.19%
0109 6 Springfield Public School      1241         865         1221       70.84%
0007 1 Lakeview Golf Course           1129         784         1108       70.76%
0132 7 Floradale Public School         971         659          934       70.56%
0003 1 Port Credit SecSchool          1331         929         1320       70.38%
0212 10 Ruth Thompson MS-Day4          693         471          672       70.09%
0124 6 McBride Avenue PS-Day3          433         290          414       70.05%
0038 3 Dixie Public School             968         653          938       69.62%
0224 11 Derry West Village School     1052         708         1020       69.41%
0012 1 Advance Poll Day 1               52          36           52       69.23%
0142 7 Extendicare                      13           9           13       69.23%
0139 7 King Garden Retirement          107          74          107       69.16%
0095 5 Darcel Ave Senior School        779         530          768       69.01%
0014 1 Miss Sr Centre - Day 3          305         200          296       67.57%
0021 2 Lorne Park SecSchool            795         529          786       67.30%
0091 5 Morning Star Middle School      547         356          534       66.67%
0099 5 Malton Village Long Term         18          12           18       66.67%
0141 7 Trillium Health Centre            6           4            6       66.67%
0092 5 Marvin Heights Public School    763         490          737       66.49%
0009 1 Westacres Public School         959         628          946       66.38%
0097 5 Dunrankin Dr Public School      975         621          939       66.13%
0101 5 Villa Forum Long Term           113          69          105       65.71%
0002 1 Kenollie Public School          877         559          855       65.38%
0211 10 Ruth Thompson MS-Day3          432         273          419       65.16%
0096 5 Malton C.C.                     564         353          545       64.77%
0093 5 StRaphael Catholic School       635         378          585       64.62%
0011 1 Regency Retirement Res           39          24           38       63.16%
0083 4 Huntington Ridge PS-Day4        127          76          125       60.80%
0098 5 Rec Room- 3580 Etude Dr          42          22           39       56.41%
0164 8 Credit Valley Hospital            2           1            2       50.00%
0104 5 Ridgewood PS - Day 3            547         240          514       46.69%
0013 1 Advance Poll Day 2               32          14           30       46.67%
0105 5 Ridgewood PS - Day 4            592         215          544       39.52%

Also, check out the Mississauga News article, “Szabo calls for end to ‘damaging’ statements” and Mississauga South MP Paul Szabo tabling Bill 596 in the House of Commons, “calling for ethical criteria for politicians regarding their privileges, immunities and powers.”

I for one, have lost faith and agree fully with the 19-year old youth who emailed me stating “The System is CORRUPT there is no way to fix it”. Freedom of Information and four years of audio/videotaping “The Best City in Canada” whose mayor claimed they “lead Canada in management” has convinced me that our lying public institutions are morally beyond redemption.

The only thing citizens can do is inform themselves in order to protect themselves from their own Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments.

UPDATE: November 18, 2010, 9:10 pm. This morning I received an email from the City of Mississauga insisting that I remove the YouTube video “Mississauga mayoral candidate, “The Mississauga Muse” videotapes casting her vote” stating:

Please note that this is a violation of Section 49 (3) of the Municipal Elections Act which states:

No elector shall show his or her marked ballot to any person so as to reveal how he or she has voted, except in connection with obtaining assistance in voting under paragraph 4 of subsection 52 (1).

I respectfully request that you arrange to remove this video from all public sources immediately.

As a result I was forced to rework the video in order to comply with the Act. Since I was going through this trouble, I decided to provide the entire raw video from camera off to camera on in order to prove that the scrutineers knew that I had a camera, helped me find a marker and at no time informed me I was in any kind of violation. To comply with the Act in the replacement video, I BLACKED OUT my marking of the ballot and used the audio track only.

I’m quite happy about this replacement video if for no other reason than it removes all doubt that I did anything covert. So. Onto the video.

City of Mississauga emails, “Remove YouTube video. You are in violation of Municipal Elections Act” (4:20 min)
(replaces Mississauga mayoral candidate, “The Mississauga Muse” videotapes casting her vote originally shown here)

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

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES: A MAJOR (unexplored) ROOT OF YOUTH VIOLENCE

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To Americans with Love: An American veteran commemorates Veterans Day. Hawaii, November 11, 2010

November 12th, 2010  

As a Canadian visiting Maui’s Makawao Veterans Cemetery yesterday for Remembrance Day, I had the privilege to witness Americans commemorate their Veterans Day.

One American stood out —a white-haired veteran who visiting old friends. He searched for their resting places, lovingly placed flowers and then honoured each of them with a salute.

Here’s the video. Music, Brothers in Arms, written by Mark Knopfler and performed by Dire Straits.

(Note, Makawao is upcountry Maui and the wind was blowing strong yesterday. Most of  the gusts drove straight into my video camera’s microphone. I could have dampened the noise but didn’t.)

Video: To Americans with Love: An American veteran commemorates Veterans Day. Hawaii, November 11, 2010 (4:29 min)

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

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

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Poppies and “In Flanders Fields” –Remembrance Day meets Veterans Day at Maui’s Makawao Veterans Cemetery

November 12th, 2010  

MISSISSAUGAWATCH ties a poppy lei to the American flagpole at Makawao Veterans Cemetery (November 11, 2010)

MISSISSAUGAWATCH ties a poppy lei to the American flagpole at  Makawao Veterans Cemetery (November 11, 2010)

Poppy lei presented to the American flagpole at Makawao Veterans Cemetery (November 11, 2010)

Poppy lei presented to the American flagpole at Makawao Veterans Cemetery (November 11, 2010)

American flagpole at Makawao Veterans Cemetery (November 11, 2010). Poppy lei

American flagpole at Makawao Veterans Cemetery (November 11, 2010). Poppy lei

Video: Poppies and “In Flanders Fields” –Remembrance Day meets Veterans Day at Maui’s Veterans Cemetery (3:56 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Makawao Veterans Cemetery, Maui, Hawaii. November 11, 2010):

November the 11th, 10:48 and we made a lei out of the poppies that we had. There they are. And what I’m going to do is tie them here to this flagpole. Right there.

[CROSS DISSOLVE]

Here we are. And these are the poppies that we made.

[CROSS DISSOLVE]

It is now 10:50 and we’re going to observe our moment of silence at the 11th hour.

Taps and poem played from Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 at site.  11:00 am Hawaiian time.

Eleven o’clock Hawaiian time.

Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 at site plays In Flanders Fields read by Peter Bennett.

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Makawao Veterans Cemetery, Maui, Hawaii. November 11, 2010):

Minute’s silence.

[CROSS DISSOLVE]

Video shows Maui veteran planting flowers at a friend’s resting place and saluting.

Maui veteran salutes an old friend at Makawao Veterans Cemetery, Veterans Day. November 11, 2010

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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CANADIANS PREPARE FOR MAUI REMEMBRANCE/VETERANS DAY 2010: NO POPPIES?… MAKE YOUR OWN!

November 10th, 2010  

It’s November and that means Poppy Month.

For the first time in my entire life, I’m not in Canada for Remembrance Day. And there’s not a poppy to be found anywhere. We’ve searched.

As each day crept closer towards November 11th, we became increasingly uneasy.

November should be cutting and cold, ruled by battleship gray clouds and punctuated by rustley leaves lashed by wind. The best Remembrance Day ceremonies are rain-soaked affairs that demand you shiver on toes that grow numb as the ceremony progresses. Shiver.

And you experience even if it’s just for an hour, a tiny fraction of the misery that was the 24/7 experience of World War One and Two vets.

That won’t be happening this November 11th. We’re in the land of sun and rainbows.

Our need to pay our respects grew so great that we sought out the Maui Veterans Cemetery at Makawao and spent two hours there.

Today,  we decided to make our own poppies and return on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and distribute our handmade poppies to each World War 1 veteran resting at Makawao.

Lest we forget.

Which we DON’T!

CANADIANS PREPARE FOR MAUI REMEMBRANCE DAY 2010: NO POPPIES?… MAKE YOUR OWN! (3:06 min)

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

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, “The American Flag” November 7, 2010

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, "The American Flag" November 7, 2010

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, MEMORIAL November 7, 2010

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, MEMORIAL November 7, 2010

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, The Wall November 7, 2010

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, The Wall November 7, 2010

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, “Plot 1” World War I veterans November 7, 2010

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, "Plot 1" World War I veterans November 7, 2010

Also we’ve documented all the headstones of veterans/family resting in Plot 1 (primarily World War I) reading out every name. For the record, for Remembrance, these three videos.

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, Plot 1 Part 1: LEST WE FORGET November 7, 2010 (15:00 min)

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

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, Plot 1 Part 2: LEST WE FORGET November 7, 2010 (14:52 min)

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

Maui Veterans Cemetery Makawao Maui, Hawaii, Plot 1 Part 3: LEST WE FORGET November 7, 2010 (12:28 min)

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

Tomorrow, we will commemorate Remembrance Day with our fellow Canadians on the 11th hour Toronto time at 6 am our time.

Later, at the 11th hour Hawaiian time, we will present our hand-made poppies to those resting in Makawao at the Maui Veterans Cemetery. We’ll read “In Flanders Fields” aloud.

UPDATE: 6:32 am Hawaiian time. Thank you CBC for helping us pay our respects to Canada’s veterans through your live online broadcasts (Radio1 99/1 FM and TV) on Toronto’s 11th hour.

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

CONGRATULATIONS CANADA HOCKEY TEAMS

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Hazel McCallion knew precisely what Conflict of Interest is (newly-discovered video confirms)

November 4th, 2010  

Simply by accident I discovered footage of Councillor Maja Prentice and Mayor Hazel McCallion discussing conflict of interest in a May 2008 General Committee meeting. Since General Committees aren’t televised, this video is the only full record in existence of this exchange between the two. It’s crystal clear from what both McCallion and Prentice say that they “get” the concept of conflict of interest.

This video and transcript will be shared with the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry folks, especially Commission Counsel, William McDowell. Oddly, during testimony under oath, the Mayor appeared uncertain as to what conflict of interest was. Clearly she had forgotten that she knew all along!

As per what’s become routine, first the video, then the transcript. And for the record, what the City of Mississauga General Committee minutes record about this Prentice-McCallion “it’s almost like conflict of interest” exchange.

Video: Conflict of Interest: video confirms that Hazel McCallion and Maja Prentice “got” it. (6:39 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Councillor Pat Saito —Chair (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

On Item 7, then Councillor Prentice? And Councillor Adams if you want to press your button and go back on.

Councillor Maja Prentice (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Thank you, very much and I’ll make my comment first. And I did speak with our City Manager about this when we had our one-on-one.

But, I have a lot of difficulty with how the committee is made up —that does the assessment. We have, according to the report, there are two individuals —one the executive director of the art gallery and the other one, the general manager of a dance creation company sitting on the committee.

I am very uncomfortable with that. And I know it’s made up —the City Manager explained to me that there are  many other municipalities that have the committee made up based on this format.

But when you have groups that are applying and two individuals in this case, of the groups who applied actually sat on the assessment committee, I think that is inappropriate. It’s almost like talking about conflict of interest.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

[whispers into camera] You should see the Violence and Vandalism Group.

Councillor Maja Prentice (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

And I find it interesting that the [inaudible] report talks about the dance company, actually their office is closed until January of 2009? Like I find —I don’t know—

someone (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Well that—

Councillor Pat Saito —Chair (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Sorry, Councillor Prentice, can you refer to a page that you’re—

Councillor Maja Prentice (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Yes,  yes. With regards to the make up of the committee, that’s on 7-M. With regard to the fact that the office is closed, that’s on 7-O. After the bullet points, it talks about that “all applicants except one have been informed verbally, the outcomes of the assessment process and have been provided with feedback from the assessment committee to facilitate their organization.”

Now, “The organization that has not been contacted is the dance company because the office is closed until January 20th.” I just found that— what kind of a grant do people who have their place shut down for half a year.

City Manager Janice Baker (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

This report was dated January 11th —

Councillor Maja Prentice (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Oh, I see.

City Manager Janice Baker (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

So that was just a two week period.

Councillor Maja Prentice (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Oh, that’s right if it is a repeat. [sic]

But I do want to make the point that I am concerned about the make-up of the committee. There certainly are many many arts individuals that are very knowledgeable about the different groups in the municipality that don’t necessarily [air quotes begin] work for [air quotes end] a committee, [air quotes begin] work for [air quotes end] an arts group or sit on a board of directors of an arts group.

I would feel much more comfortable if you were drawing people to sit on this committee that are knowledgeable of the arts in general in the city and are not representative of any specific group.

Now I know they don’t vote on it. I understand all that. They excuse themselves when their grant comes forward to be discussed or voted upon. And I understand that. But the presence of the individual on the committee, I think, gives an incorrect and inappropriate message.

So I don’t know why you can’t get people that are basically arts-oriented people that aren’t necessarily associated or work for a specific arts group.

Councillor Pat Saito —Chair (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Sonja, would you like to respond?

Mississauga Arts Council deputant (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Well, first of all, we invited two people from the members of the community—

[DIP TO WHITE]

Mississauga Arts Council deputant (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

[long response] the application [then inaudible]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

[whispers into camera] Did she answer her question?

Mississauga Arts Council deputant (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

—of criteria that are important, et cetera.

Councillor Maja Prentice (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

And through you, Madam Chair, I understand. The City Manager was very detailed in her explanation to me and I understand why you’re doing what you’re doing. I just do not think it is appropriate. And I’ll leave it at that. I mean we’re not going to agree on everything.

I would feel much more comfortable if you had individuals who were not employees, individuals that were in the arts groups but not on the board of directors. And they’re —I can think off the top of my head of at least half a dozen just like that, that would be qualified to do this.

So I’ll leave it with you. You have to make your decisions. It’s an issue I disagree with quite strongly.

The other question—

Councillor Pat Saito —Chair (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Sorry. Councillor Prentice, if I could interrupt you for a minute, Mayor McCallion would like to respond to that particular issue. So if we could let her jump in [inaudible]

Mayor Hazel McCallion (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

I think that Councillor Prentice has raised an excellent question. When I set up the Arts Task Force, I made a point of not having anybody on the task force that was involved directly in any organization in the arts in Mississauga. To get a truly independent opinion.

And we just had a situation with the Arts Council, you’re aware of it [inaudible]

Mississauga Arts Council deputant (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Yes

Mayor Hazel McCallion (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

Yuh, very well aware of it, where somebody sat on the Arts Council that ran a business in the Arts and then unfortunately turned into an unfortunate situation with complaints to the Mayor et cetera. So, I think Councillor Prentice has raised an excellent question.

I think there are people out there that should not be involved in any group that is applying for a grant. And I don’t know what you can do about it, but I feel just as strongly about it as Councillor Prentice does. I have to tell you.

I think it’s —even if, I mean once the person sits on the group they get to know all the people that are on the group. And even if they declare a conflict of interest, it doesn’t bode well.

We’ve had this situation, [inaudible] you’re well aware of it.

Mississauga Arts Council deputant (Mississauga General Committee, May 14, 2008):

We can certainly review it. Of course the other option is we follow the model of the community—

[DIP TO BLACK}
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT END]

GENERAL COMMITTEE
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF MISSISSAUGA
http://www.mississauga.ca
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2008 – 9:00 A.M.

7. Overview of Cultural Granting Programs

Corporate Report dated May 2, 2008 from the City Manager and Chief Administrative
Officer with respect to an overview of Cultural Granting Programs.

RECOMMENDATION

That the report dated May 2, 2008 from the City Manager and Chief Administrative
Officer on the Overview of Cultural Granting Programs be reviewed for information.

Councillor Maja Prentice expressed concern about how the grant program was
administered. She noted that there were individuals on the grants committee who
represented groups that were applying for grants. Councillor Prentice advised that there
are many arts-minded individuals within the community who could have been considered
to participate in the discussions.

Ms. Zainub Verjee, Director Office of the Arts, noted that the grants committee was
structured similarly to the Canada Council for the Arts, and that the structure encourages
a peer review of grant applications. She noted that when the applications of specific
grants for individuals on the Committee were brought forward, the individuals noted a
conflict of interest and left the room.

Mayor McCallion commented on the situation and expressed support for Councillor
Prentice’s observations. She suggested that those who are applying for grants should not
be involved in assessing grant applications and that next year the composition of the
committee should be further reviewed.

Councillor Katie Mahoney moved receipt of the Corporate Report. The motion was voted
on and carried.

Received (Councillor K. Mahoney)
Recommendation GC-0443-2008
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MISSISSAUGA NEWS

Louie Rosella
Sep 23, 2010 – 1:15 PM

Mayor was ‘free’ to promote son’s project

… “I believe I was free to encourage the sale of property in order of the direction of Council (for the past 15 years)…to get a (hotel and) convention centre in the city core,” she said. “I was free to be able to promote the project…I was doing my job as mayor.”

McCallion declared a conflict when the matter came before Council and also said she had no involvement when it came to City staff processing site-plan applications for the project.

Lax hammered away at the mayor, accusing her of “ignoring” her apparent conflict of interest when the matter wasn’t formally before City Council.

There’s nothing in the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act that says you “can’t get involved in an issue before it comes to council,” McCallion responded.

Please click here to read the rest of the article.

FACT. Just seven days later, at the May 21, 2008 Mississauga Council meeting, Mayor McCallion would fail to declare conflict of interest regarding an item on the agenda pertaining for her son’s company, World Class Developments. 

HAZEL MCCALLION CONFLICT OF INTEREST: FAILURE TO DECLARE AUDIO MAY 21, 2008 (1:22 min)

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

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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Video: Did Hazel McCallion deny the Mississauga News an interview on election night as “punishment” for not endorsing her?

October 27th, 2010  

This blog is dedicated to the Mississauga News.

Just quickly. I want to document one of the many things that happened at Mississauga City Hall (Great Hall) during election night as the results came in.

I was reporting into my video camera when Donald Barber interrupted and said that something was up with the Mississauga News. He’d pointed to a gray-haired man with glasses who I immediately recognized as hanging around the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry hearings —essentially making sure he was within camera shot of Hazel McCallion at every opportunity. (I have other insights into this individual. Unfortunately since I have no audiotape of our conversations anything I write languishes in the realm of his word against mine. So I can’t report on it.)

Anyway. As is my custom now, here’s video of what happened, followed by the transcript. Purely for the record. Seems unless you funnel to the public precisely what Hazel McCallion wants you to…

Did this charmer prevent the Mississauga News from getting an interview with Hazel McCallion? (2:26 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

“The Mississauga Muse”/MISSISSAUGAWATCH (covering election results inside Mississauga City Hall, “Great Hall” October 25, 2010):

Well, if the phone calls are anything—

Donald Barber (covering election results inside Mississauga City Hall, “Great Hall” October 25, 2010):

We’ve got a situation brewing over here.

“The Mississauga Muse”/MISSISSAUGAWATCH (covering election results inside Mississauga City Hall, “Great Hall” October 25, 2010):

A what?

[DIP TO WHITE]

I had Donald Barber saying it looked like there was an altercation and —but I don’t think so. Because we’ve got the knobs standing sort of, rather relaxed looking. But, it’s interesting —they’re like at every corner.

[CAMERA SHIFTED TO RIGHT TO DOCUMENT CROWD INTERACTION]

Donald Barber (covering election results inside Mississauga City Hall, “Great Hall” October 25, 2010):

The short, gray-haired guy who’s making the-uh, he’s getting in the face of the Mississauga News. Telling them to get out of the way. Don’t answer questions. Hazel doesn’t want to answer their questions.

“The Mississauga Muse”/MISSISSAUGAWATCH (covering election results inside Mississauga City Hall, “Great Hall” October 25, 2010):

Which one’s that?

Donald Barber (covering election results inside Mississauga City Hall, “Great Hall” October 25, 2010):

The guy who’s got the roses. There.

“The Mississauga Muse”/MISSISSAUGAWATCH (covering election results inside Mississauga City Hall, “Great Hall” October 25, 2010):

Oh.

(sees City of Mississauga Corporate Security guard approaching)

Oh, oh. It’s— Don, help ’em (Mississauga News) out.

Donald Barber (covering election results inside Mississauga City Hall, “Great Hall” October 25, 2010):

What?

“The Mississauga Muse”/MISSISSAUGAWATCH (covering election results inside Mississauga City Hall, “Great Hall” October 25, 2010):

Just watch the knobs here.

[CAMERA ZOOMS IN ON THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS CAMERAMAN, REPORTER AND GRAY-HAIRED GUY.
THE “MISSTAPO” LOOK ON. MISSISSAUGA NEWS CAMERAMAN SMILES IN RESIGNATION TO COLLEAGUE
]

“The Mississauga Muse”/MISSISSAUGAWATCH (covering election results inside Mississauga City Hall, “Great Hall” October 25, 2010):

Hazel’s whores.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Last, it is our intention to upload to YouTube all raw video of what transpired in the Great Hall, the eve of election night, October 25, 2010 as a historical record. After all, “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” (George Orwell). Future Mississaugans need their History.

We simply cannot allow Hazel McCallion and her MYTHissauga sycophants to invent Herstory. At least not unopposed.

UPDATE: October 27, 2010 7:44 pm. Just worked up raw video of the moment Hazel McCallion knew she’d defeated Carolyn Parrish. I offer this footage as a historical record of what transpired on October 25, 2010 at Mississauga City Hall (“Great Hall”) for a Future Mississauga.  (video from camera on to camera off. Censored between 3:16 through 3:18 for obvious reasons.)

I hope the Future gets this YouTube history in addition to MYTHissauga’s Herstory.

Historical raw video record. Hazel McCallion the moment Carolyn Parrish’s defeat is confirmed (6:32 min)

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

UPDATE: October 28, 2010 9:24 am. Just worked up raw video footage again from camera on to camera off. Last video of the October 25, 2010 eve. The results were in. Hazel McCallion had left. The media were packing it up. And it was time to summarize what it was like to be a nobody who took seriously Councillor Nando Iannicca’s challenge, “If you don’t like what Council’s doing, run for office” and run against Hazel McCallion. I confirmed that you don’t just run against Hazel McCallion.

Rather you go up against all municipal employees who live in this city, all the $$$$$$$ backing her from Harold Shipp on down, OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), AMO (Association of Municipalities of Ontario) and “reporters” who just funnel what she says directly to the public (ie: that Global guy might as well work for ROGERS television.)

And I also read from from Tom Urbaniak’s book HER WORSHIP HAZEL MCCALLION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MISSISSAUGA (p. 237)

Mississauga City Hall election coverage: Tom Urbaniak’s WARNING when you stand up to Hazel McCallion (7:41 min)

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

UPDATE: October 28, 2010 4:57  pm.

With this next video, I’ve come full circle as a researcher into City of Mississauga municipal government. This video represents closure. Shot with a Canon Powershot SD700 that I still use to this day, the quality isn’t the best.   On November 13, 2006, I covered the Mississauga election returns at the “Great Hall’ Mississauga City Hall knowing very little about municipal government. Not knowing who’s who. Hadn’t even filed my first Freedom of Information yet. Just constantly under the watchful gaze of Mississauga Corporate Security bosses, Joe Cairney and Cathie Evans.

I fell down such a deep dark hole…. and you don’t ever get out!

Hazel McCallion historical record: November 13, 2006 Mississauga City Hall election coverage (5:25 min)

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

Last blog for a while.

Signed,

The (“Willow trees are strong enough to bend. Never like the oak that lives in fear of the wind”) Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

City of Mississauga Corporate Security: The Misstapo watch over Mississauga News reporter denied interview with Hazel McCallion

CITY OF MISSISSAUGA SECURITY GUARDS BAN 9/10 YEAR OLD GIRL FROM CITY HALL COMPLEX JUST FIVE DAYS BEFORE HAZEL MCCALLION WELCOMES GRADE 5 CLASS TO CITY HALL

The sovereign can no longer say, “You shall think as I do on pain of death; but he says,
“You are free to think differently from me, and to retain your life, your property,
and all that you possess; but if such be your determination,
you are henceforth an alien among your people …
you will never be chosen by your fellow citizens, if you solicit their suffrages;
and they will affect to scorn you, if you solicit their esteem ….
and those who are mostly persuaded of your innocence
will abandon you too,lest they should be shunned in their turn.

–Alexis de Tocqueville

from Tom Urbaniak’s book HER WORSHIP HAZEL MCCALLION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MISSISSAUGA (p. 237)

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MYTHissauga’s Hazel McCallion “could be caught, in the library, with the candlestick in her hand, over the dead body, and she would still win by a landslide!”

October 22nd, 2010  

This is my last Blog before Monday’s election. I registered for the office of Mayor to give voice to people who don’t have one. And really, they don’t. Neither do I. And once you know the truth, there’s really just one “appropriate” response. A single defiant middle finger raised in contempt for those who lie as effortlessly and convincingly as our own city hall.

A reminder that a Promise is a Promise, Lieutenant Dan. And I promised two youth that I’d give them the voice that government denied them.  And I delivered on that promise in spades. I’ll even make sure their words get into the Peel Archives as part of my campaign platform.

And so I’m turning this Blog over to the two youth who’ve helped me understand. To see government as they do. And then I’ll cut-and-paste comments from two Malton residents over to here as part of this Blog as well.

First, the youth who told me this in an interview he granted me back in February 2008 (“Our Future Mississauga” Community Visioning Charrette).

I’m speaking for a community of people right now. I’m not representing Youth. I’m representing a whole genre of people. So the basic thing would be —RESPECT us, help us, help us to be self-sufficient and we’ll help you. You just gotta give and take. If you want us to be self-sufficient, you gotta help us.

You gotta come out of your comfort zone, come from your office, come from your desks, put down your job titles…

Please do that. Like literally. Come off that way of thinking and actually come into the streets and talk to the people that you claim to represent. You must! There’s not even an option no more!

Next, the 19-year old who wrote this to me via YouTube:

…the system is CORRUPT and this is why there is youth violence this is why there are guns on the street and drugs in the hands of children the youth are fighting with the system because it is CORRUPT there is no way to fix it because the people higher up are sitting nice in their big leather chairs, driving their nice cars, living their perfect life when some people in this world have to work hard to get by and even by doing so they get nothing, and after they realize how hard they have to work to get by they break down and no longer want to live life being part of the system because they realize that living life by the rules of the system gets you no where because it is CORRUPT!

Last, two comments from Malton cut-and-pasted from my October 19th, 2010 Blog, “Mississauga Mayoral Candidate, George Winter calls for Ontario Ombudsman into Municipalities and MUSH Sector”, including my answers.

2 Responses to “Mississauga Mayoral Candidate, George Winter calls for Ontario Ombudsman into Municipalities and MUSH Sector”

  1. christine RN CDE (new to Malton 11/2 years) on October 20th, 2010 7:15 pmHi
    I was asked by a new neighbour when i moved here, “Why did YOU move here?” I responded that it was a working class neighbourhood which is my type and close to clairville conservation area so I can get some needed sanity. I work in a CHC (soon to be in the needed malton satellite) and am very aware of the problems in malton. Who is most going to pay attention to it out of the candidates? The industry and airport provide huge tax dollars to Mythissauga, but Malton recieves the least in assistance. What is that about and how to change it?

And my response:

Hi there christine. Thanks for your note.

Your assessment of Malton, specifically, “The industry and airport provide huge tax dollars to Mythissauga, but Malton recieves the least in assistance.” is exactly how I see it. I once asked at Mississauga Council if the City had ever done a tax-flow analysis for Malton because like you, I figure Malton’s suffering from a negative-flow. Meaning bringing in considerable revenue to the City who then funnels that money into the already “stunning” amenities of the powerful, affluent South MYTHissauga. The City Manager responded that no, no such monitoring is done but assured me that every part of the city gets its fair share. The City brass say a lot of things…

So that’s what that’s about.

As for how to change it? MALTON HAS TO WAKE THE HELL UP! You have. You know. You need to tell your neighbours. I’m trying here but a Blog hasn’t got much in the way of legs. So my strategy is to wake up one slumbering victim of MYTHissauga at a time. One at a time. Malton residents have to have each others’ back and not take any wooden nickels from Hazel McCallion!

Send Maltonians to this video. It says it all.

ROGERS CABLE 10 MISSISSAUGA REFUSES TO AIR MALTON VIDEO BY MAYORAL CANDIDATE (5:00 min)

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

Also. I’ve watched Malton’s councillor, Eve Adams since June 2006 and she’s grown a Voice. Man I had zero use for her back in 2006 but now?… She’s good for Malton so vote for her. She’s smart. She does her homework. She cares!

That’s about it and thanks again for your comment!

The other Malton comment:

  1. Me on October 21st, 2010 12:22 am

    Hi,

    Note: I was the one who walked up to you and said “I read your blog” (so enthusiastically), without any introduction I must add.

    First off, I’d like to say kudos to you on speaking out at the “so called” debate at Lincoln Alexander. If I knew that you were registered as a candidate for mayor, I would have stayed for longer. I guess I’m not reading your blog as close enough. Honestly, I was thinking of running for a seat just to ensure that democracy was served in this election. I feel that candidates never really defend their views or provide real answers for their residents. Especially for Malton, you only see candidates come to the area once every four years to talk to the residents. One of the most basic questions submitted to the Malton Mirror for the debate was “Will there be periodic town hall meetings to engage the residents of Malton”. It looks like all the candidates chose not to take this question for their pre-prepared speeches.

    Now for the Mayor race, I hope that the residents of Mythissauga (like the way you coined that term) really listen to what being offered and make their vote count this term. The one thing that I REALLY disagree with is the overall theme of this election for all wards. The message seems to be, either you are with the mayor or you are not. This is going back to the inquiry and the costs associated. The common message being given is that it was a waste of money, it was only done for mud slinging, and whoever voted for it should pay at the ballot box. I am of the opinion that this message has been cleverly delivered from the top (how many times have you heard that we need a council that “works”).

    I’ve always been a advocate of transparent government. In recent years (or to my recollection), I am seeing how this transparency is being stripped away or where it seems non-existent (motion passed to stop residents from addressing council (not sure if they brought that back), attempting to get minutes for sub-committee meetings, etc). I even went to the effort of reading council minutes from the city website, but in light of the recent doctoring, how can we see exactly what’s going on in our city?

    With this in mind, all residents in our city should have been glad and encouraged an inquiry into those land dealings. I hope that people don’t support the status quo and really think about their next city council. Unless you REALLY know what’s going on, things in this city may not be as good as it seems.

    That’s my rant for the day. Keep up the good work.

    – The person that reads your blog :)

My reply:

Hi “Me” and so good for you to take the time to write! Reading what you wrote, I’ve nothing to add. You *get* it. Now like me, who also *gets* it, you have a moral obligation. You must now help other Maltonians to get it. Please. Just like me. One person at a time. Help other Maltonians to get it!

And for the record, even though I gave this speech in Ward 3, it too was meant for Malton (and the people of Dixie/Bloor)

Mississauga Mayoral Candidates stand up for the Ontario Ombudsman (literally) 3:48 min

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

Zero doubt. Monday, Hazel McCallion will win. Why?

A comment to “Inquiry report unlikely before vote” explains perfectly.

“Justanopinion Aug 12, 2010 6:12 PM

Face reality

Our mayor could be caught, in the library, with the candlestick in her hand, over the dead body, and she would still win by a landslide!”

I don’t call this company town MYTHissauga for nothing!

"The TRIIUMPH of MYTHissauga" "Justanopinion  Aug 12, 2010 6:12 PM       Face reality  Our mayor could be caught, in the library, with the candlestick in her hand, over the dead body, and she would still win by a landslide!  MISSISSAUGA NEWS READERS COMME

And with this, a Promise is Kept.

The Mississauga Muse
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Mississauga Mayoral Candidates stand up for the Ontario Ombudsman (literally) –EXCEPT Hazel McCallion

October 21st, 2010  

Yep. Yesterday, during my Mayoral non-campaign speech at the Ward 3/Rockwood Village All Candidates meeting I popped the question to the Mississauga mayoral candidates on stage with me! So here’s the video complete with transcript.

Mississauga Mayoral Candidates stand up for the Ontario Ombudsman (literally)  3:48 min

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 20, 2010, Saints Martha and Mary Church Rockwood Village (Ward 3, Mississauga):

I’ve been researching City of Mississauga municipal governance through Freedom of Information since January 2007 and I despair for those who need government most.

A 19-year old wrote this to me:

…the system is CORRUPT and this is why there is youth violence this is why there are guns on the street and drugs in the hands of children the youth are fighting with the system because it is CORRUPT there is no way to fix it because the people higher up are sitting nice in their big leather chairs, driving their nice cars, living their perfect life when some people in this world have to work hard to get by and even by doing so they get nothing, and after they realize how hard they have to work to get by they break down and no longer want to live life being part of the system because they realize that living life by the rules of the system gets you no where because it is CORRUPT!

At 19 he recognized something that took me decades to realize.

This municipal government is so corrupt that I call this city MYTHissauga. Oh there’ll be howls from the Corrupt denying the corruption, the cronyism, the chronic abuse of authority, and what the Ontario Ombudsman refers to as “Puffery”–and I call lying.

MYTHissauga, empire of illusion, where a careless reference to Hitler dominates public debate instead of our city’s looming social problems, poverty, homelessness, youth alienation–and the gray tsunami of aging Boomers that is on a collision course with everything else.

Politics is about controlling the Message. About who can lie the most convincingly–and gag the very Truth voters need to make informed decisions! If you doubt that, please: wake up!

On October 26th Hazel McCallion will still be Mayor. And I don’t care if every Mississauga resident votes for her but me. I’m the one who’s got videotape of four years worth of Audit, Budget, Council and public meetings, I’m the one who turned researching MYTHissauga into a science.

Science isn’t about Voting. That’s the beauty of Science: the One can be right against the Many.

It’s time for science: independent, rigorous, evidence-based investigations to shine a cold objective light onto MYTHissauga’s Shameless Symphony of Sycophants.

Announcement: Please don’t vote for me. I won’t even vote for myself. So. Here goes.

I know Hazel McCallion is opposed. But to her mayoral challengers, I ask that you stand up if you are prepared to give me an unqualified “Yes” to this question:

Should the Ontario government extend the investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman to include municipalities?

Stand up.

[Applause for candidates who stood up]

Vote for them. That half-dozen votes for me, I don’t care about. I’m going to take my rightful place behind that camera!

Thank you.

[Applause]

ROCKWOOD/WARD 3 MODERATOR (October 20, 2010,Saints Martha and Mary Church Rockwood Village (Ward 3, Mississauga):

Thank you, Ms. Keuper-Bennett. We’d now like to continue with Mayor Hazel McCallion, please.

[Applause]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 20, 2010, Saints Martha and Mary Church Rockwood Village (Ward 3, Mississauga):

That’s a very hard act to follow…

[DIP TO BLACK: MISSISSAUGAWATCH LOGO]
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

HAZEL MCCALLION REJECTS AUTHENTIC" "INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT/INVESTIGATIONS OF THE ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN INTO MUNICIPALITIES at All Candidates meeting (October 20, 2010)

This photograph, courtesy of Donald Barber will be submitted to the Peel archives as part of the MISSISSAUGAWATCH mayoral campaign literature.

A full list of Mayoral candidates who stood up to support extending the investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman to include municipalities to follow when we’ve confirmed.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

UPDATE: October 21, 2010  12:30 PM.

Mississauga Mayoral candidates, Ghani Ahsan, Donald Barber, Dave Cook, Paul Fromm, Peter Orphanos, Ram Selvarajah , Andrew Seitz and George Winter have all confirmed their unqualified Yes, to the Ontario goverment extending full investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman into Municipalities.

Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion remains opposed.

UPDATE October 21, 2010 1:46 pm. The Mississauga News has just published a summary of last night’s candidates’ meeting.

How Joe Chin’s article,Candidates take aim at McCallion’s legacy” could fail to mention that during the mayoral debate all Mayoral candidates EXCEPT Hazel McCallion stood up and gave their unqualified “Yes” to extending the investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman to include municipalities is simply beyond me! And a great disservice to Mississauga voters!

MISSISSAUGAWATCH Mayoral (non)campaign speech ROCKWOOD WARD 3, October 20, 2010 "I know Hazel McCallion is opposed. But to her mayoral challengers, I ask that you stand up if you are prepared to give me an unqualified "Yes" to this question:  Should the O

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Mississauga Mayoral Candidate, George Winter calls for Ontario Ombudsman into Municipalities and MUSH Sector

October 19th, 2010  

What follows is a video interview I did with Mississauga Mayoral Candidate, George Winter in Malton —followed by the transcript.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH asks Mississauga residents, does your candidate support extending the investigative powers of the Ontario Ombudsman into municipalities?

Mississauga Mayoral Candidate, George Winter calls for Ontario Ombudsman into MUSH Sector (3:20 min)



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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 13, 2010 reporting from bus shelter at Kinsmen Town Hall, Streetsville/Mississauga):

It is Wednesday, October the 13th, 2010 and I’m here in front of the Streetsville Kinsmen Town Hall —this is where Hazel McCallion announced that she was going to be running again for 2010.

[DIP TO WHITE]

This morning I met with George Winter, a mayoral candidate, in Malton. Actually in the parking lot of Lincoln Alexander Secondary School

[DIP TO WHITE]

I asked him the most important question about whether he supports extending the investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman into municipalities and he said yes.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

Now, I decided that you’re my candidate for Mayor.

MISSISSAUGA MAYORAL CANDIDATE, GEORGE WINTER (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

Oh, thank you very much.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

Okay? So I’m gonna ask you right now, sir, do you support extending the investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman to include municipalities?

MISSISSAUGA MAYORAL CANDIDATE, GEORGE WINTER (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

Absolutely, and I really appreciate your support. And I didn’t know that you were going to ask me this question. But I think it’s time. I think it’s time for the Ombudsman to look at not just municipalities but the entire MUSH sector. The universities, the schools and the hospitals.

[DIP TO WHITE]

I think if you have Hazel McCallion versus Andre Marin —now there’s a fight that you could sell tickets.

There’s a person that I think could go after anything that’s going on in MYTHissauga —sounds like we’re in SYHPain.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

Yeah.

MISSISSAUGA MAYORAL CANDIDATE, GEORGE WINTER (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

I agree. I think it’s time for Andre Marin to take over.

[PUSH]

One of the things I’ve found in the last month, walking around, running around in the campaign is the Hazel McCallion that you see that has the public persona is not the Hazel McCallion that I’ve met. And yet the perception is that, you know, why are others being nasty to somebody’s grandmother? I believe that she uses this myth of who she is to her advantage and no one dares to ask questions, to look very closely at what’s being done.

There are many things that I believe that Andre Marin, as the Ombudsman could take a look at —in Mississauga, especially. But also in other municipalities and find that there are a lot of ways that he can make corrections and suggestions.

You look at how he stood up to Dalton McGuinty and the Liberals and that’s the kind of thing I’d like to see him do with Hazel McCallion. Because it takes somebody like Andre Marin to stand up to Hazel McCallion. It won’t be somebody who’s appointed by Council. That person will try to do as good a job as he or she can but I don’t think it’s a very fair fight.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

Yeah, but the other thing I find is the perception. There’s zero doubt that Andre Marin is on the side of the citizens of Ontario.

MISSISSAUGA MAYORAL CANDIDATE, GEORGE WINTER (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

Exactly.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

Okay?

MISSISSAUGA MAYORAL CANDIDATE, GEORGE WINTER (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

And that is very important that you don’t worry whether this person is maybe been influenced a municipality or anybody like that. He is definitely his own person and that’s who you need for the job.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 13, 2010 Malton Community Centre, Malton/Mississauga):

Okay, thank you very much.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

If you need to know why authentic, independent Ontario-Ombudsman-oversight is crucial in the City of MYTHissauga, check out Head MYTHtress, Hazel McCallion’s own words —as she dupes the residents of Malton during her October 7, 2010 speech at Lincoln Alexander Secondary School. For a transcript of this video, click here.

ROGERS CABLE 10 MISSISSAUGA REFUSES TO AIR MALTON VIDEO BY MAYORAL CANDIDATE (5:00 min)

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

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Mississauga Muse (MISSISSAUGAWATCH)

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MALTON: Will Hazel McCallion and rich/influential South MYTHissauga once again be successful in duping Malton?

October 12th, 2010  

Video of Hazel McCallion’s speech to Malton residents. Frankly I couldn’t stomach uploading the Mayor’s lies and half-truths to YouTube without serving up the Real Story. And what better way than through video of that Truth?

I admit that the title, “STOP BENDING OVER MALTON!” isn’t exactly mother’s milk, but I’ve been watching this Mayor’s Great Lie now for over four years. You reach a point…

This Blog is dedicated to Malton. And especially to “Justice”, as promised.

Malton residents suckered by Hazel McCallion (STOP BENDING OVER MALTON!)

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

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

Well, I’m offering myself again for four years. I’m going to continue to give you value for tax dollar.

There are financial challenges no question today. All municipalities are facing increase [sic] —in the operational costs of this city [sic]. And of course as well as the capital costs.

Fortunately the Federal and Provincial government gave us ninety-six (96) million this year in the stimulus program. We had to add one-third to that and I can assure you, Malton is benefiting —you’re going to get a new swimming pool, indoor swimming pool. Here in Malton.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Thank you for mentioning the Malton Arena redevelopment design in light of the comments expressed earlier today down by Lakeshore. When you look at the costs, and this is an unfunded project, you’re estimating the Malton Arena redevelopment at about $2.8 million dollars. And the ones that we are funding, the Vic Johnson Arena is about $6.9 million and the Port Credit Arena is at $6.3 million.

So I’m sure those two arenas are larger than the one in Malton and that explains from of the differential but —this is part of the challenge that in Malton that the standard, even as we’re redeveloping, it just doesn’t look the way it looks in the rest of the city.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH ((November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting whispers):

That’s right.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

It certainly doesn’t look the way it looks down by the Living Arts Centre. And I’m sure that it’s your concern that you care for every part of Mississauga. It’s certainly not the standard that you see down at the waterfront with all the flagstone and so on. It’s just beautiful. It’s stunning. And hats off to your team that’s put this together down at the waterfront, it is beautiful!

But I look at that and I just have some concerns that I look forward to working with you on that.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

—and I can assure you, Malton is benefiting —you’re going to get a new swimming pool, indoor swimming pool. Here in Malton. There has been one in the high school.

High school pools are not working out that well.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

The other one that’s unfunded is the indoor school pools. And I know we’ve had some meetings on that and we’re looking at the study.

But, you know, to speak up on Malton’s behalf yet again, that indoor pool is in, you know, an older high school. And the pool is not something I think any of us would be proud to go to. It’s just —it’s old, it’s a little tired. I also receive comments from different cultural groups saying that it’s not culturally sensitive. For instance, to the Muslim Community, if they’d like to go and swim they need to go by teenage boys and so I have a great appreciation and concern for that.

So I’m looking forward to that study.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

In addition to that just a couple of years ago we renovated your community centre and library. Up-to-date, modern etcetera. And I know how much the people of Malton have enjoyed it. We have a Strategic Plan for the future of this great city of Mississauga. Over one hundred thousand people were involved.

And our staff was up here and the consultants in Malton getting your opinion.

You know you folks have Canada’s largest airport in your municipality. A very expanded airport that is considered one of the most modern in the world at the present time. So Malton has —used to be the Malton Airport, and then it became the Toronto International Airport and then it was named Lester B. Pearson. Some day it will go back to being called the Malton Airport. And it should have been from Day One.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

COMMISSION COUNSEL WILLIAM MCDOWELL  (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

—you have an efficient city government, those are things  that cause those companies to locate here, I take it?

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

Yes, and I think the Mississauga  International Airport helps, as well.

COMMISSION COUNSEL WILLIAM MCDOWELL  (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

Pearson Airport.

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

To me it’s the Mississauga International Airport.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

We have a cycling program that is going to connect Malton to the rest of Mississauga because Malton is divided with that long, large expanse of industrial land. And so we try everything —all our programs are directed to bring Malton in. I know you look to Brampton for some of your services as well as to the Etobicoke Hospital because your doctors here are usually attached to the Etobicoke Hospital.

The location of Malton. But we give it every attention possible.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Similar to Councillor Prentice’s question, I’m looking at the 2009 highlights and the Port Credit Arena is budgeted at almost $12 million dollars. And while I have no doubt that it’s needed I’m looking at unfunded items and the Malton Arena is unfunded at $3 million. Could you perhaps provide some information on the different scope of work that the one arena would be almost four times the cost?

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

The location of Malton. But we give it every attention possible.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

I’m looking at the Capital Budget down in the south by the waterfront and it’s already stunning.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting whispers):

Yep, that’s right.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

And this is I guess a question that I keep receiving. It’s Fusion Park. It’s, you know, the waterfront trails and Saddington Park and so on. They are already stunning and I just look around—

MISSISSAUGA DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND WRECK, JOHN LOHUIS  (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Sorry, are you leaping ahead to this to the other piece, sorry—

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Yes. The one that we just about to—

MISSISSAUGA DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND WRECK, JOHN LOHUIS  (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

I’m dealing with Recreation. And Susan Burke will come on later on all of the park development-related capital projects so—

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Perhaps, sure John, perhaps it’s a comment though that you can take back with Staff as you’re developing the capital plan into the future. The comment that we often hear, and I’m sure that other Councillors are hearing it is that the waterfront is stunning, beautiful. Everybody enjoys it.

It’s just that we’d like to see a little bit of that in each of our communities.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

—congratulate you on your festival that is starting to come back. I remember when Councillor Frank McKechnie was your councillor up here. There was a Malton Festival every year. And then unfortunately, it disappeared.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (May 14, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Thank you. I’ve just got a quick comment to indicate how delighted I am to see the funding for the Malton Community Festival. It is a very humble amount –$3,100.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

It’s coming back with a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of young people participating in it. And so Malton has a great future in the City of Mississauga.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (June 25, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

Cargo flights actually are the ones that aren’t restricted. The passenger planes are restricted. So the cargo flights are the ones that can continue flying through the night.

Yes, I receive the complaints. Those are the residents though that have been putting up with the airport now for over forty years. And so they’re just used to it, fed up by it, but to place complaints that really goes nowhere. I mean, they’ve done it.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 25, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting whispers):

Yee-up.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (June 25, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

You’re limited to the number of complaints you can put in in a single day. Let’s say it’s your day off and you’d like to put in complaints about planes going off their flight tracks. Well, you’re limited to putting in one complaint every 24 hours.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

We realize the separation that exists and we’re doing everything possible to bring Malton into this city in regard to our city core etcetera.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MODERATOR (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core):

We have a question down here.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core):

Hi, it’s just a really, really quick question. How many people here are from —live in Malton?

Thank you.

[laughter from the audience. One person applauds.]

MODERATOR (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core):

We have a question down here.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core whispers):

There was nobody. No hand up.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

We hope that you will take advantage of the renovated city core —our Civic Centre that is going to be open next year. With all modern, up-to-date facilities for festivals etcetera.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

I also think there’s  —you know this, you know, I don’t want to sound harsh here. But there’s this issue of ridiculousness where we’ve paid to build a library, we’ve paid for the shelves in the library, we’ve paid to stock the library. But now the doors are closed and people can press their noses against the wall and look at what they paid for. They just can’t access them.

So there’s an issue there.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

But I think very much we need to have access to our libraries. Certainly in Malton. Certainly at the McKechnie Centre.

This is a priority for our community.

You know the request earlier on, or the recommendation earlier on that saved a hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to centralize our ordering and our purchasing. That’s something that I think we could have done years ago! And I frankly begrudge the fact that we haven’t tapped into those savings for the last four or ten years.

Had we had that ten years ago, we would have saved an aggregate of $1.5 million dollars.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

But that’s the type of savings that I’d really like to find that doesn’t affect front line services to residents. Especially seniors, especially young moms. Especially kids that are going to read. You want to encourage reading.

So that would be my recommendation as you’re looking to come up with some hours —changing the hours around to make sure that we don’t have a day that’s closed. Especially in communities—

MISSISSAUGA DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES, DON MILLS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

Exactly.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

—I could point out Malton. It’s over an hour by bus to come down to the central part of the city. And that’s really just not feasible.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

—and especially for the cultural makeup of our city.

You know there’s the Pakistani Festival. There’s the Indian Festival. There’s the Polish Festival. All those festivals now —Ukranian Festival, are coming to our city core. Because the makeup of our municipality now is 48% of our population now is ethnic background.

You have one of the most —one of the most efficient cricket boxes in Mississauga right here in Wildwood Park. And I’ve been up here to a number of tournaments that have been held there. We’re so proud of that, in fact it is such a good cricket box that tournaments, province-wide and Canada-wide can be held here in Malton.

So, we —I promise you that Malton will not be neglected in any way. That we will provide all the services that we provide to any other part of Mississauga.

Your arena. We are looking at it. How can it be converted to what it needed in Malton? And our Staff will be consulting with you to know what you want your arena to be.

So, let’s on October the 25th, I look forward again to serving Malton for the next four years.

[CROSS ZOOM]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

If your kid goes or has gone to Malton Community Centre I urge you to file Freedom of Information on any records that the City of Mississauga might have on your youngster.

If nothing comes up, great.

If it does? Do not try to fix things up by dealing directly with City Security. They are highly-accomplished liars and I have proof of this. Besides, you can’t remove what these security guards wrote about your kid. But you CAN enter into the records your youngster’s side of the story.

Go to www.mississaugawatch.ca. I will help!

Thanks for listening.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]
[MUSIC with first drive to Malton in March 2007]

MALTON, ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN, first research drive through Malton, March 2007

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

MALTON March 3, 2008 Mississauga Youth Plan Meeting Mississauga Corporate Security RESPONSE UNIT Welcome Wagon. HEY HEY MISSCORPSEC, WHAT DO YOU SAY? HOW MANY YOUTH DID YOU BAN TODAY? HOW MANY YOUTH DID YOU BAN TODAY?

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Dedicated to Malton –MISSISSAUGAWATCH.CA (non) mayoral address (Lincoln Alexander Secondary School)

October 9th, 2010  

Lots to do so I’m going to make this fast.

What follows is my experience trying to get my mayoral (non) campaign speech across to the audience still hanging tough inside the cafeteria at Lincoln Alexander Secondary School on October 7, 2010 when my turn finally came.

As a strategy I waited until Mayor Hazel McCallion gave her talk—which everyone assumed was the last of the evening. Nope.

I’d been waiting a very long time to talk to the good folks in Malton and especially Lincoln Alexander. And it was Show Time.

I won’t be providing a transcript of the video (they cut the microphone on me because they didn’t know that I was a mayoral candidate and—well, you’ll have to watch). So instead, along with the video, I’ll just cut-and-paste my script.

Dedicated to Malton –MISSISSAUGAWATCH.CA (non) mayoral address (Lincoln Alexander Secondary School)  7:34 min

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

SCRIPT OF THE MALTON/LINCOLN ALEXANDER SPEECH

Hi. I’m unique among the people here because I am *not* running, I’m simply registered. I registered as part of my research into municipal governance and the City of Mississauga in particular. Since January 2007 I’ve spent over $2,000 on Freedom of Information to investigate Mississauga.

The McMurtry/Curling Report on The Roots of Youth Violence states:

“Community Centres and programs run by mainstream social service providers that have facilities are not “youth-friendly” or accessible to youth, particularly Black youth.

“Not youth-friendly”—that’s what I see too.

I have a moral obligation to tell you something.

In 2008 I attended four Mississauga Youth Plan meetings, one of which was held across the street at Malton Community Centre on March 3, 2008. I witnessed a City of Mississauga security guard deny a half dozen black youths entrance into that meeting. A couple of the kids peered through the window to friends inside and gestured that the guard wasn’t letting them in! I’ve got a photograph to prove that.

At this meeting, youth were asked to write up a wish list. Of the four Youth meetings I attended throughout the city, Malton kids were the only ones to write “DON’T KICK US OUT” as a wish.

However, you won’t see “DON’T KICK US OUT” recorded in the City’s official version of the Mississauga Youth Plan!

Here are the City’s Security records for Malton Community Centre January 1, 2006 until September 26, 2008. During that time, City security guards issued 200 bans and arrests!

By contrast, the combined stats for Cawthra, Meadowvale, Clarkson and River Grove show only 22 bans representing more than twice the foot traffic of Malton Community Centre. And no arrests.

People might respond with, “Well, you know, this is Malton –isn’t 200 what you expect?”

So I investigated the City’s bans for the nearby Westwood Mall Transit Terminal during the same period. NO bans—or arrests. Zero.

I don’t know about you but I am pretty sure more people go through that transit terminal in a day than Malton Community Centre.

From what I can figure, of the 200 Malton Community Centre bans/arrests, 48% of them are youth and minors.

Contrary to its own guidelines, the City does not inform parents when a child is banned.  Over the entire City there are hundreds of parents and guardians with no clue of the City’s bans to their kids.

That’s deadly because if a kid returns to property before a ban’s expiry, he is ARRESTED. Freedom of Information retrieved this direct quote from the Director of Corporate Security about the Arrest policy: “…no exceptions. Let them tell it to the judge”.

And that’s still not the worst part.

It’s what Staff and security guards write about you or your kid into their computer system that you have to worry about. The vast majority of people written into City Security’s “occurrence narratives” simply cannot imagine what’s written about them!

And that computer database with stuff written about your kid rides in the front seat console of every one of the City’s Security RESPONSE UNITS.

And how would you like to be the parent of this kid?

Or this one?

If your kid goes to Malton Community Centre I urge you to file Freedom of Information on any records that the City of Mississauga might have on your youngster.

If nothing comes up, great.

If it does? Do not try to fix things up by dealing directly with City Security. They are highly-accomplished liars and I have proof of this. Besides, you can’t remove what these security guards wrote about your kid. But you CAN enter into the records your youngster’s side of the story.

And you can file a complaint—even if it was something that happened back in 2006.

Go to www.mississaugawatch.ca. I will help!

Thanks for listening.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Pic from City of Mississauga Youth Plan meeting held at Malton Community Centre on March 3, 2008. Mississauga Corporate Security guard prevents (black) youth from entering the building.

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MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATES SPEECHES: October 4, 2010 Orchard Heights/Applewood Acres Homeowners Association All Candidates Meeting.

October 8th, 2010  

As promised here are all Mississauga mayoral candidates’ addresses presented at the October 4, 2010 Orchard Heights Homeowners Association and Applewood Acres Homeowners Association All Candidates Meeting.

I didn’t speak because I forgot my speech. (Yes. Really.)

Presented in order of speaking.

GHANI AHSAN MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood (4:19 min)

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

BRYAN HALLETT, MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood  (3:51 min)

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

ANDREW SEITZ MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood (4:13 min)

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MISSISSAUGA MAYOR, HAZEL MCCALLION speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood ( 4:28 min)

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

DAVE COOK MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood (3:43 min)

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

RAM SELVARAJAH, MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood (2:59 min)

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

PETER ORPHANOS MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood (4:17 min)

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RANJIT CHAHAL MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood (4:18 min)

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GEORGE WINTER, MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood (4:07 min)

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DONALD BARBER MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood (4:15 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

That’s it for the councillor and mayoral candidates who spoke at October 4, 2010 Orchard Heights Homeowners Association and Applewood Acres Homeowners Association All Candidates Meeting. And sorry, no transcripts. There’s just simply not enough time and right up to election eve, MISSISSAUGAWATCH must collect data  —not report on it.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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MISSISSAUGA WARD 1 COUNCILLOR-CANDIDATES’ SPEECHES (Orchard Heights/Applewood Acres Homeowners Association All Candidates Meeting October 4, 2010)

October 5th, 2010  

Here are the speeches of all Ward 1 councillor-candidates from yesterday’s Orchard Heights Homeowners Association and Applewood Acres Homeowners Association All Candidates meeting held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Lakeview. Sorry, people but I don’t have the time to provide transcripts.

Presented in speaking order.

KWAKU OWUSU, MISSISSAUGA CANDIDATE FOR COUNCILLOR (WARD 1) speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood

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JIM TOVEY, MISSISSAUGA CANDIDATE FOR COUNCILLOR (WARD 1) speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood

NOTE: Mr. Tovey’s speech was cut off at the three minute mark rather than at four like all other candidates.

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

COUNCILLOR CARMEN CORBASSON, CANDIDATE (WARD 1) speaks at Orchard Heights/Applewood

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

Mayoral candidates’ speeches will be posted in a separate Blog.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Mississauga "The Corporation" quote by Don Barber

“It’s time to wake up and treat the election as if it matters. We have people fighting and dying for democracy in Afghanistan and here at home we’re clueless. Something is going on and it has consequences.”
—Donald Barber, October 2006.

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Peter McCallion: My mother being Mayor of Mississauga, is “more so a detriment than a benefit”. Oh, REEEEEEEALLY?

October 3rd, 2010  

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT (cut-and-paste from Judicial Inquiry website)

Brian Gover (lawyer for Peter McCallion, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 15                 Q:   Now, we -- we've heard a rumour that
 16  your mother is the mayor of Mississauga, Mr. McCallion.

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 17                                     A:      I've heard the same rumour. 

Brian Gover (lawyer for Peter McCallion, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 18                 Q:   I understand that your mother has
 19  been involved in municipal politics since you were a
 20  teenager.

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 21                                     A:      Yeah, since high school, that I
 22     recall. 

Brian Gover (lawyer for Peter McCallion, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 23                 Q:   And that her involvement in municipal
 24  politics predates the creation of Mississauga itself; is
 25  that right, sir?

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

  1                                     A:         Yes. 

Brian Gover (lawyer for Peter McCallion, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

  2                 Q:   Now, you've told us that you've been
  3  involved in real estate for some twenty-five (25) years
  4  or so; do you have a perception as to whether your
  5  mother's role as mayor for some thirty (30) years or
  6  more, thirty-two (23) I suppose, by my arithmetic, has
  7  been a benefit or a detriment to you in your work?

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

  8                                     A:        More so a detriment than a benefit. 

Brian Gover (lawyer for Peter McCallion, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

  9                 Q:   What do you mean by that, Mr.
 10  McCallion?

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 11                                     A:          Some people don't want to deal with 
 12     me because of the perception of conflict. 

Brian Gover (lawyer for Peter McCallion, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 13                 Q:   Do you perceive -- now, you say,
 14  "more so a detriment than a benefit."

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 15                                     A:             Definitely. 

[DIP TO BLACK]

Councillor Pat Saito (Special Council Meeting, April 30, 2008):

— So they’re asking us to once again defer the item until the May 21st Council meeting.

Councillor Dale, do you wish to speak to this?

Councillor Frank Dale (Special Council Meeting, April 30, 2008):

I do and I will –I’ll move it, the deferral.

I just have first a question to Staff. Do you know if they’ve granted an extension with OMERS with respect to the Purchase of Sale?

Commissioner of Planning and Building, Ed Sajecki (Special Council Meeting, April 30, 2008):

I don’t know the details of their arrangements with OMERS—

Councillor Frank Dale (Special Council Meeting, April 30, 2008):

Because I think that’s–

Commissioner of Planning and Building, Ed Sajecki (Special Council Meeting, April 30, 2008):

I think that they have indicated that [inaudible] as a possibility but whether it’s happening, I don’t know the specifics.

Councillor Frank Dale (Special Council Meeting, April 30, 2008):

Because I think it’s important to know because, whether or not there will be another Council meeting, or whether they will  be here on May 21st or not.

And I just –and the only thing I just want to say is I know our Staff, particularly the Planning Department Staff as well as our Legal Department Staff worked extremely hard to try to accomplish what needed to be done in order to remove that “H” symbol and get all the documents in order.

And I think a message should go to them though, cuz they worked a lot of hours –on weekends and the evenings. That if they ‘re gonna come back, you know, basically, I think the reason they were doing it and it makes sense cuz they wanted to come in under the wire with the development charges.

Well now that they’ve come into effect, I think business as usual. We got a lot of other business in the City Centre –a lot of other business throughout the whole city itself.

And, like, you know, we don’t mind helping people but I think you went over beyond –all of the Staff did to try to get this come before us in time for them to, I guess pay less development charges than would be come May 1st.

So I think a message should go out to them that we have no problem if they come back because we certainly would welcome the opportunity to have hotel, hopefully a 5-Class Star in the City Centre.

But I think a message should go to them. But I—

Commissioner of Planning and Building, Ed Sajecki (Special Council Meeting, April 30, 2008):

[inaudible] I’ll pass that message on. I do want to also add that CNW and Community Services have also been involved in it. Legal for sure. Burning the midnight oil over the weekend. But several departments in addition too. Thanks.

[CROSS-FADE]

William McDowell (Commission Counsel, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

  2                 At a unit cost of two hundred thousand
  3  (200,000), which is low, at 1 1/2 percent, that would
  4  generate 3 million?

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

  5                                     A:    Yes.

William McDowell (Commission Counsel, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

  6                 Q:   And then we can -- we can play with
  7  the numbers.  You know, if the unit costs are higher,
  8  it's 1 1/2 percent of that.
  9                 But -- but your upside is actually in the
 10  millions of dollars?

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 11                                     A:      Yes.

William McDowell (Commission Counsel, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 12                 Q:   And you may need employees, you may
 13  have to split this and so on?

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 14                                     A:    Correct

William McDowell (Commission Counsel, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 15                 Q:   But if you are the Peter McCallion
 16  Real Estate Inc., in gross terms, as you say, you may
 17  generate $10 or $12 million?

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 18                                     A:    Gross.

William McDowell (Commission Counsel, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 19                 Q:   Gross.

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 20                                      A:      Yes.

William McDowell (Commission Counsel, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 21                 Q:   Right.  But that's what was in it for
 22  you, in --

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 23                                      A:      That's what was in it for me. 

William McDowell (Commission Counsel, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

 24                 Q:   Right.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Brian Gover (lawyer for Peter McCallion, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

  4  ...do you have a perception as to whether your
  5  mother's role as mayor for some thirty (30) years or
  6  more, thirty-two (23) I suppose, by my arithmetic, has
  7  been a benefit or a detriment to you in your work?

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

  8                                     A:        More so a detriment than a benefit. 

Brian Gover (lawyer for Peter McCallion, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry  July 27, 2010):

  9                 Q:   What do you mean by that, Mr.
 10  McCallion?

[END]

Yeah, no frikkin’ kidding!

Signed,

The (I ain’t got ‘STUPID’ stamped on my forehead!) Mississauga Muse

FACT: Betty Merkley, campaign organizer for the December 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally lauded the City’s outside legal opinion by McLean & Kerr as all that was necessary to put issues to rest. So did the Mayor’s long-time supporter, Harold Shipp. The McLean & Kerr report left out any reference to the exchange between Councillor Frank Dale and Commissioner Ed Sajecki in their “interpretation” of the April 30, 2008 Special Council meeting exclusively called just to discuss Peter McCallion’s World Class Developments.

QUESTION: Why?

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City of Mississauga Corporate Conflict of Interest Policies (1993 and 2006-current) online

October 1st, 2010  

The text below is a re-creation of the Corporation of the City of Mississauga Corporate Policy concerning Conflict of Interest for City Staff. We have also made the Policy available in PDF format, as obtained directly from the Corporation of the City of Mississauga:

City of Mississauga Policy: Conflict of Interest (1993) pdf file

City of Mississauga Policy 01-03-02: Conflict of Interest (July 5, 2006 to current) pdf file)

Corporate Policy and Procedure [corporate logo] Policy No.
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TAB: HUMAN RESOURCES
SECTION: EMPLOYEE CONDUCT
SUBJECT: CONFLICT OF INTEREST
POLICY STATEMENT City of Mississauga employees must avoid conflict of interest situations where possible and, if a conflict of interest cannot be avoided, it must be declared.
PURPOSE This policy identifies the Corporation’s expectations of employees, and establishes guidelines for the appropriate conduct of employees regarding conflict of interest.
SCOPE This policy applies to all union and non-union employees. Elected officials are not subject to this policy, but must comply with the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
WHAT IS CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Conflict of interest is any situation in which an individual is in a position to exploit a professional or official capacity in some way for their personal benefit. Even if there is no evidence of improper actions, a conflict of interest can create an appearance of impropriety that can undermine confidence in the ability of that person to act properly.

Following are types of situations in which an employee may have a conflict of interest, whether or not any improper acts occur:

  • being in a position to make a decision or influence a decision that will affect, in either a positive or negative way, the personal, financial, or business interests of either the employee, or of a friend, relative or associate of the employee; or
  • being in a position to use information or resources, which are available to the employee solely through his or her employment, for the purpose of financial gain, either to the benefit of the employee or of a friend, relative or associate of the employee; or
Corporate Policy and Procedure [corporate logo] Policy No.
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  • engaging in employment outside the Corporation; or
  • soliciting or being offered gifts or favours of any kind from persons doing business with the City, or seeking to do business with the City, or seeking employment with the City; or
  • engaging in political activity which would bring into question the employee’s neutrality with respect to political issues or particular elected municipal officials.

A personal interest in common with all or most residents or taxpayers of the City of Mississauga, due to Mississauga residency, or a personal interest in common with all or a substantial number of employees, does not constitute a conflict of interest.

WHAT ARE THE CITY’S EXPECTATIONS? The public must have confidence in the integrity of City employees, and in their dedication to the City’s best interests. The Corporation expects employees to be, and to be seen by others to be, independent, impartial, and responsible to the public in carrying out their duties.

The Corporation’s expectations of its employees in common conflict of interest situations are outlined in the guidelines below.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST GUIDELINES The following guidelines represent the maximum level of tolerance with respect to conflicts of interest.

Individual departments or divisions may establish more stringent requirements (i.e. lower tolerance levels) based on operational needs and, if they do so, the department or division head is responsible for ensuring that all affected employees have been advised of their requirements.

In addition, from time to time by-laws may be enacted or policies adopted that will establish a lower tolerance level – in these cases, the requirements of the by-law or other policy will apply.

The employee is ultimately responsible and accountable for using good judgment in the course of the exercise of Corporate duties.

Corporate Policy and Procedure [corporate logo] Policy No.
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If an employee is in doubt about any of the following, or if the particular situation is not covered in this policy, the employee should ask his or her supervisor for assistance in determining whether a conflict of interest exists, and appropriate action to be taken with respect to disclosure.
Avoid/Disclose Conflicts of Interest Whenever possible, employees must avoid situations with the potential for conflict of interest. However, some conflicts of interest are unavoidable. These must be disclosed to the employee’s supervisor and department head, in writing, as soon as the employee is aware of the conflict. The department head will determine appropriate action to mitigate the conflict, which may include re-assignment of the employee.
Making or Influencing Decisions Employees must not allow their personal interests to influence their decisions, nor may they use their positions as City employees to influence the decisions of others.

Examples include:

  • Financial Interests in Another Organization An employee, or friends, relatives or associates of the employee, may have a financial interest in another organization. If the employee is in a position to make a decision or to influence a decision regarding the organization’s business dealings with the City (eg. the award of a licence, permit, contract etc.) there is a conflict of interest. In this case, the employee must not participate in discussions or processes related to the decision, and must immediately disclose the conflict of interest to the employee’s supervisor and commissioner. The commissioner will determine appropriate steps to mitigate the conflict.If the employee is in no position to make or influence decisions affecting the other organization, there is no conflict and the relationship need not be disclosed. At any time, if the employee is in doubt about how the relationship with the other organization would be viewed by an outside party, the employee should disclose the relationship.
Corporate Policy and Procedure [corporate logo] Policy No.
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  • Hiring Decisions
    The City’s recruitment processes must be, and must be seen to be, fair and impartial. Employees must not attempt to influence hiring decisions in favour of family members or associates.
Use of City Property or Confidential Information City property, including facilities, assets and supplies, and confidential information available to City employees by virtue of their employment, must not be used by employees for the purposes of benefiting in any way either themselves or anyone associated with them.
Engaging in Outside Employment An employee must not engage in any outside employment or business undertaking that interferes with the performance of his or her duties as a City employee, or from which an economic advantage may be derived solely as a result of information gained from employment with the City.

An employee may be permitted to provide his or her expertise to another government body, on the approval of the City Manager. For example, the provision of consulting services to another municipality on an established City of Mississauga program may be approved.

Acceptance of Gifts, Benefits, or Favours Employees must avoid being influenced, and they must avoid the appearance of being influenced. An employee should not accept any gifts, benefits or favours from any person or organization whose business or financial interests may be impacted in any fashion by the employee in the course of the exercise of the employee’s Corporate duties.

The City will tolerate the acceptance of gifts, benefits or favours only when they can be viewed to be within the boundaries of generally accepted business practices. Employees may not solicit gifts, benefits or favours, except in conjunction with donations or sponsorship as outlined in the next section of this policy.

Acceptable practices are outlined below. (With respect to acceptable practice during an acquisition process, refer to the Purchasing By-law.)

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An employee who is in doubt about whether he or she should accept a gift, benefit or favour should politely decline, or pay for his or her own entertainment. Legitimate business expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the City’s policies dealing with expense reimbursement.

  • Business Meals:
    From time to time, it may be necessary to conduct a business meeting over lunch. Employees may accept occasional business meals from a person doing business with the City or seeking to do business with the City.
  • Social/Sporting/Charity Events:
    Employees may accept tickets to social or sporting events from a business contact, provided:

    1. acceptance of such tickets is infrequent, and
    2. the business contact attends the event with the employee, and
    3. the employee’s immediate supervisor has approved.

    Where the event is a tournament involving prizes, and the employee’s supervisor has approved attendance, the employee may keep any prizes won.

  • Gifts of a Nominal Value:
    Individual employees may accept an occasional gift, provided the gift has a nominal value only. A gift that exceeds a nominal value should be refused. Gift baskets, boxes of chocolates, and the like may be accepted on behalf of all employees within a work group, even if the gift exceeds a nominal value, provided that appropriate action is taken to ensure that no individual employee can be seen to have a conflict of interest. For example, the gift may be opened and shared with all members of the work group, or used in support of a charitable cause.
  • Speaking Engagements:
    Employees may accept a gift or honorarium given in return for a speaking engagement.
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Donations and Sponsorship Employees must avoid situations in which they could be viewed as providing preferential treatment in exchange for a gift or favour.

  • Donations and Sponsorship of City Programs and Charities:
    Employees may solicit and accept donations or sponsors in support of City facilities, programs or services, through City- sanctioned sponsorship programs and/or in accordance with the City’s policies and procedures on donations. Employees may solicit and accept donations for charitable events (e.g. the United Way Campaign, charity golf tournaments, etc.) provided the event has been sanctioned by the commissioner of the department organizing the event, or the City Manager.
  • Sponsorship of Staff Teams:
    Employees may solicit and accept sponsors for staff teams (such as staff baseball teams). Where the team will be identified as a “City of Mississauga” team, the commissioner’s approval is required prior to obtaining a sponsor.
Political Activity City City employees must be impartial and must be seen by the public as being impartial. City employees must take steps to ensure that no personal bias interferes, or appears to interfere, with the performance of their official duties.

  • Election Campaigns: An employee may campaign for an election candidate provided the campaigning does not interfere with the employee’s normal duties and the campaigning is done without reference to the fact that the employee is a City employee. Specifically, an employee who chooses to work on an election campaign:
    • may work on the campaign only when not at work for the City; and
    • must not use City resources, assets, or equipment of any kind for campaign purposes; and
    • must not campaign while wearing a City uniform, badge, crest or any other item that would identify the employee as City staff.
Corporate Policy and Procedure [corporate logo] Policy No.
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  • Political Issues:
    City employees may not publicly state an opinion which is in opposition to an official City position on an issue.
DISCIPLINARY ACTION Any employee who fails to act in accordance with the provisions of this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action including termination of employment.
REFERENCE: GC-0485-2006 – 2006 07 05
CONTACT: For more information, contact the departmental Human Resources Manager or your supervisor.

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Message to Voters! Ontario: the “dead last” Province. Citizens NEED the Ontario Ombudsman!

September 29th, 2010  

To voters across Ontario. What do you know about your municipal government? I mean really know —not just what you read in your local rag.

Video: Ontario the “dead last” Province. Citizens need the Ontario Ombudsman (4:05 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting on the clock tower, Mississauga City Hall, September 28, 2010):

I’ve researched Mississauga municipal governance through Freedom of Information since January 2007 and I despair for those who need government most. To be fair, it isn’t just Mississauga. I’m convinced that most municipalities in Ontario are morally beyond redemption. What is, is.

To illustrate the essence of “my” platform, here are selected quotes from our Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin, in an address he gave in October 31, 2007:

Quote.

“Sadly, we all have stories to tell about how governments are prone to promising much more to the public than they deliver. And I’m not talking about campaign promises… What I’m talking about is something that goes much deeper, and it affects every aspect of day-to-day government. It’s about the trust between the people and their government.

Quote.

“Personally, I am very concerned about the trend in government organizations today to put forward a slick public image, touting themselves as the ‘best in the world,’ when in reality, they aren’t even coming close to living up to that image…

Quote.

“Ontario generally likes to think of itself as a leader in Canada.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting inside Tower elevator, Mississauga City Hall, September 28, 2010):

Quote.

“But like a lot of things in government today…the reality doesn’t measure up to the ideal. There are still huge areas of government– representing more than 80% of provincial spending–that are completely immune to my scrutiny

—Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin 2007

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting at the Great Hall, Mississauga City Hall, September 28, 2010):

Quote.

“I am shut out of the MUSH sector–referring to Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals, along with long-term care facilities, police and children’s aid societies. This leaves thousands of Ontarians with nowhere to turn with their complaints…

—Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin 2007

Quote.

“Every other province allows its ombudsman to oversee most if not all of the MUSH sector. But Ontario lags behind–dead last.

—Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin 2007

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting in the underground parking, Mississauga City Hall, September 28, 2010):

Quote.

“And obviously the government knows there is a need to open these organizations up to public scrutiny…

—Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin 2007

Quote.

“What I do know is that wherever we have been able to investigate, we have found plenty of ‘puffery.’ That’s what I call the overblown, puffed-up promises of ‘world-class service’ that some organizations use a shield, when they are actually quite secretive and dismissive toward the public.”

—Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin 2007

Wherever I have been able to investigate the City of Mississauga, I’ve found plenty of “puffery”–and they are definitely quite secretive and dismissive toward the public.

Need proof? Three words: Mississauga. Judicial. Inquiry.

A Master of Deception and Duplicity–that’s the City of Mississauga! So huge is the vast gap between claims and truth that I’ve come to call this city MYTHissauga!

I know I’m nobody to the City of Mississauga–not to be believed. So be it. What disgusts me most is knowing that every day, MYTHissauga metes out the same contemptuous message to other “nobodies” like me.

There is no simple fix—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting in the underground parking, Mississauga City Hall, September 28, 2010):

—but a good first step is to introduce authentic, independent accountability into municipal government. I therefore propose a simple test to use to decide who gets your vote.

Ask your candidate:

Do you support extending the investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman to include municipalities?

Unless you get an unqualified “Yes!” look for someone else to support.

Giddy-yap!

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]


MISSISSAUGAWATCH REQUESTS LIMITED STANDING AT MISSISSAUGA JUDICIAL INQUIRY

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Hazel McCallion and “mega-builder” Harold Shipp strut their stuff at the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry!

September 22nd, 2010  

It was one remarkable week at the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion testifying yessirholyjumpin’.

Regular readers will know that the focus of MISSISSAUGAWATCH is to document the chronic (and callous) disregard of policies, procedures, guidelines, by-laws and even provincial legislation by City of Mississauga Staff. This isn’t idle allegation, but an evidence-based conclusion based of over $2,000 worth of Freedom of Information and audio/videotape that goes back all the way to 2004 —actually, even earlier.

So imagine my disgust when Hazel McCallion testified under that oath that her City Staff are:

 13  very professional and they follow the policies very,
 14  very, very diligently. 

And Commission Counsel have video submissions by me confirming flagrant violation to policies. Indeed isn’t that what the entire Inquiry has revealed?

I repeat. The City of Mississauga is morally beyond redemption.  Or—in the words of a youth who emailed me—the System is “CORRUPT there is no way to fix it.” And now this City of MYTHissauga is poised to hire their own integrity commissioner to ratch up The Pretend another notch!

So that’s been my week and I hope yours was better.

On to the videos.

The first features Hazel McCallion arriving, departing, avoiding answering pithy media questions on September 20, 2010 in and around the Burnthamthorpe Courthouse.

The second video gives the viewer an idea of what happened September 20, 2010—the Mayor coming, going, coming out of a pre-trial meeting with her lawyers, you know, the usual. Should you watch to the end, you get a special treat.

The last video, Harold Shipp demonstrates support of public transit at Hazel McCallion’s testimony is just a reminder to citizens that Harold Shipp owns Mississauga. With this video, we also provide a transcript.

Video: HAZEL MCCALLION Mississauga Judicial September 20, 2010 arriving, leaving etc (6:57 min)

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

Video: HAZEL MCCALLION Mississauga Judicial September 21, 2010 arriving, leaving etc (7:27 min)

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

Video: Harold Shipp demonstrates support of public transit at Hazel McCallion’s testimony (1:14 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

“Mega-builder” HAROLD SHIPP, threatening any Mississauga Councillors who’d vote for the Judicial Inquiry (October 28, 2009):

If I were sitting there among you, Ladies and Gentlemen, who serve on our Council today, I would be wondering what my position would be one year from now when an election is held and how many of you might have a chance for re-election —IF you proceed with the action you are contemplating now.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH as she watched “Mega-builder” HAROLD SHIPP, drive away after attending Hazel McCallion’s testimony at the Judicial Inquiry (September 21, 2010):

We now record Harold Shipp’s commitment to public transit.

(closeup) Yeah, this is a Mississauga Transit articulated bus here.

Yeah, developers do really really really well in this fine city. There he goes…

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS

[Music: “Make a Move” courtesy Probangers.com]

Mega-developer Harold Shipp's commitment public transportation

No matter where you are in Ontario, MISSISSAUGAWATCH urges you to ask your municipal candidates:

Are you prepared, as part of your platform, to demand change in Provincial legislation and extend the investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman to include Municipalities (MUSH sector)?

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

HAZEL MCCALLION'S LIE AT THE MISSISSAUGA INQUIRY. City Staff are "very professional and they follow the policies very, very, very diligently. "

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Hazel McCallion’s challenger, Peter Orphanos: “I will…not say anything or do anything that promotes divisiveness..”

September 19th, 2010  

Refusing to vote for Hazel McCallion this round and want to know your choices? At this time MISSISSAUGAWATCH introduces Mississauga Mayoral candidate, Peter Orphanos as he addressed the Churchill Meadows Ratepayers’ Association on Monday, September 13, 2010. We also present a transcript of Mr. Orphanos’ speech.

Video: PETER ORPHANOS, MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE: An Introduction” (3:19 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Mayoral Candidate PETER ORPHANOS (Churchill Meadows Residents’ Association meeting, Ruth Thompson Middle School, September 13, 2010)

First of all I’d like to thank the CMRA. Thank you for doing this. Thank you to the candidates and thank you to the people here. You’re part of what we need —part of what we need and that is active participatory democracy.

With seventeen to twenty-five percent of the electorate coming out that is not good enough. That’s why we have the situation that we do today. More people brings debate, brings accountability and so forth. We need more of that.

I’m running for Mayor because I love my city. I’ve shown that love with thirty years of leadership and involvement in my community. Our present situation cries out for change.

We love you, Madam Mayor, but if you really love Mississauga, you’ll pass the torch. Pass the torch to me.

I was born in Greece and came here at six years of age. And Greece is the seat of Democracy. And you know what? When I see Democracy in danger —participatory democracy in danger, I get involved. It’s time for a change.

A little bit about me. I’m married. Two children. One grandchild. The second one on the way in January [inaudible]. I reside in Streetsville.  Forty year resident of Mississauga. On many committees —provincial and local, environmental advisory committee City of Mississauga.

I started the Streetsville Residents’ Association as Chair. I started the Sierra Club. How many people know the Sierra Club? A great environmental organization and I’m proud of it. And I’m winner of numerous awards.

I stand for three things.

Long term vision —and someone greater than four years to carry that through. ‘Cuz Mississauga needs it.

Teamwork to get everybody together. I’m willing to work with any councillor here, any mayor here and I will put them together and not say anything or do anything that promotes divisiveness. And I want people [inaudible]. We want to know what you’ve done and what you’re going to do —from anybody. And we want that for Mississauga —better Mississauga.

My vision. A bold and exciting vision. A people-centred city with gathering places, cafes, open squares and a green environment. We don’t have that now. Wall-to-wall concrete, a sprawl city and we’re known for it.

Convenient rapid transit. A Bike-and-Walk City. Where are the bicycle lanes? Where are we going to invite bicycles and get people out of cars through their own will?

A more beautiful city. Promoting the Green Economy and creating jobs. This is a big opportunity. A safer Mississauga. A large Farmer’s Market. A world-class lifestyle entertainment complex for major events.

Reuniting Council —that’s very important. Without teamwork and synergy, nothing happens. And last of all, Accountability. It’s time to pass the torch.

Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen. Vote for Peter Orphanos on October 25th!

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed, MISSISSAUGAWATCH 
Note:
For the record, MISSISSAUGAWATCH has filed as a Mayoral candidate.

BEFORE VOTING, DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Environmentalist enters mayoral race

Peter Orphanos. Streetsville resident Peter Orphanos is running for mayor of Mississauga in the Oct. 25 municipal election. Supplied photo

Joseph Chin
Sep 09, 2010 – 9:48 PM

Streetsville resident Peter Orphanos doesn’t disagree with Mayor Hazel McCallion when she says change is needed at City Hall.
Where they differ, however, is that Orphanos wants that change to begin in McCallion’s own office.

“We have a badly-divided Council and a leader whose integrity is again under question. Mississauga deserves better and needs a change to wipe the slate clean,” he said in a press release announcing his candidacy.

Orphanos, who registered this afternoon, is the 15th candidate seeking to become mayor of Mississauga in the Oct. 25 municipal election.

His public service began with his teaching career in Ottawa. In 1970, he was hired by the Peel District School Board, where he spent 35 years as a teacher and administrator. Click here to read the rest of the article at the Mississauga News.

Link   Tom Urbaniak’s  Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga

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Paul Fromm: “…about the two-ton elephant in the room that nobody wants to talk about.”

September 19th, 2010  

Refusing to vote for Hazel McCallion this round and want to know your choices? At this time MISSISSAUGAWATCH introduces Mississauga Mayoral candidate, Paul Fromm as he addressed the Churchill Meadows Ratepayers’ Association on Monday, September 13, 2010. We also present a transcript of Mr. Fromm’ speech.

Video: PAUL FROMM, MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE: An Introduction” (3:19 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Mayoral Candidate PAUL FROMM (Churchill Meadows Residents’ Association meeting, Ruth Thompson Middle School, September 13, 2010)

That’s Paul Fromm and I have to thank you very much for the fine work you did in pulling together this meeting. I also want to honour all the people who are standing as candidates because this is the one time that you get a chance to have a say in your community.

At election time the only way you can have a say is if people run. So, hopefully, we’ll get a wide variety of opinions and emphases and honour all the people who have chosen to throw their hats in the ring.

A little bit about myself. I am a thirty-year resident of Mississauga. I’m a former school trustee in another place. I’m a former educator here in Peel. My present career is kind of two-fold. I, like the previous candidate, I’m a radio man. I have a nightly show and I’m The Midnight Man so I’m up usually pretty late.

A little bit of sense of deja vue. Ruth Thompson Middle School. When I first started teaching in Peel, Ruth Thompson was our —was the school trustee for Ward 3. And when I was in the teachers’ union we were always quarreling. [inaudible] I tended to meet her from time to time socially at Don Blenkarn’s get-togethers for the Conservatives down in Mississauga South back in those days.

So there is a little bit of sense of deja vue.

Other candidates have said and I think there’s a sense here that things are about to change in a very big way for Peel —I mean for Mississauga. For one thing the growth that —we’re filled up. There’s little place to expand. And the years of Mrs. McCallion and the years of rapid growth, maybe some people approved of that, maybe some didn’t. I know I mourn the loss of a lot of the farmland that used to be such a benefit for this community.

Anyway I’ve got one more minute so let me tell you about the two-ton elephant in the room that nobody wants to talk about. All the problems that you will hear about —the horrific traffic, the congestion, the overcrowding, all comes back to one thing. Mass immigration. And we’re scheduled to grow by three hundred thousand more people in the next six years.

There’s just no room.

Leadership will mean a Mayor who’s going to be public and go up to Ottawa, camp out on the lawn of the Minister of Immigration and say, “We have to have a moratorium —there just is no more room. With 8.2 percent unemployment, there are no jobs for people. We need a breather to develop —to deal with the situation we have now.

And that’s not to make any unkind comments about anybody here.

Well, I’m used to trying to keep to a deadline so I’d like to thank you very much for listening.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed, MISSISSAUGAWATCH 
Note:
For the record, MISSISSAUGAWATCH has filed as a Mayoral candidate.

BEFORE VOTING, DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Former teacher running for mayor

Paul Fromm. Paul Fromm is the 14th candidate seeking to become mayor of Mississauga in the Oct. 25 municipal election. Supplied photo

John Stewart
Sep 09, 2010 – 8:54 AM

A former Peel District School Board teacher who was fired for refusing to curtail his political activities outside the classroom is the 14th candidate seeking to become mayor of Mississauga in the Oct. 25 municipal election.

Paul Fromm registered to run yesterday afternoon, less than an hour after incumbent Hazel McCallion officially announced she would be seeking her 12th term in office.

“Immigration is the issue,” Fromm said in a press release announcing his candidacy. “It’s the two-ton elephant in the room that the municipal politicians don’t want to discuss. They just want to babble about the supposed benefits of ‘diversity.’”  Click here to read the rest of the article at the Mississauga News.

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Hazel McCallion’s challenger, Ram Selvarajah: “Twenty-two percent of the children in Peel live below the Poverty line.”

September 19th, 2010  

Refusing to vote for Hazel McCallion this round and want to know your choices? At this time MISSISSAUGAWATCH introduces Mississauga Mayoral candidate, Ram Selvarajah as he addressed the Churchill Meadows Ratepayers’ Association on Monday, September 13, 2010. We also present a transcript of Mr. Selvarajah’s speech.

Video: RAM SELVARAJAH, MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE: An Introduction ” (3:36 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Mayoral Candidate RAM SELVARAJAH (Churchill Meadows Residents’ Association meeting, Ruth Thompson Middle School, September 13, 2010)

Thank you, John. Thank you for coming out and thanks to the Churchill Meadows Residents Association for putting this together

As you’re aware, this election is a turning point in the history of Mississauga. This year we all a two percent tax increase. It was supposed to be six percent. Of course this being an election year, it was brought down to two percent.

Next year we are faced with a ten percent increase.

Despite all the billions that our Federal and Provincial government are spending, the economy does not seem to be picking up steam. In fact, the unemployment rate is actually growing.

As a city, we have to fight to keep businesses in our city. We have to ensure that the people of Mississauga are taken care of. [inaudible] have not brought forward issues. This year I’m bringing forward issues [inaudible] for your vote.

Twenty-two percent of the children in Peel live below the Poverty line. That is, for every five friends that your children have, one of them is having to go without.  In your class of thirty [inaudible] children, that is six children that [sic] are going hungry.

And this is something that did not develop yesterday —it’s been a growing problem.

Fair Share for Peel identifies that since 1988, we’ve been in a deficit situation for human services in Peel. Currently for this year, the projected deficit is about 300-million dollars. That’s a lot. That’s something that our politicians should have done something about.

Not now, if they’re telling you they’re going to do it now, where have they been for the last twenty years?

The average household in Mississauga has at least two cars. Getting from one end of the town to another is a nightmare. And if you are like myself working in Toronto, getting back and forth is a crazy deal.

If we say we have 63 of the Fortune 500 companies in Mississauga, there is at least 30,000 people travelling to Toronto every day to work.

Since my time is up, there’s a lot of issues, I would like you to come by and visit my table and get more information.

I’ll leave you with one thought.

There is seventeen of us running*. There are seven —six who didn’t bother to show up. There are others that have a one-issue candidates [sic]. One that’s [sic] really saying that the Mayor won’t be able to take office so he’s on stand-by.

There’s another that’s [sic] saying I want immigrants out of Mississauga because that will reduce traffic congestions [sic]. That may be true, but I’m sure you do not—

The Mayor has asked for a Council that she can work with. I’m asking you. Do you want a Rubber-Stamp Council or do you want a leader with a vision?

I’m asking Hazel McCallion, you’ve been a great leader for our city and I admire your [inaudible]. And in fact you’re an inspiration for me to get out of my bed every morning. I ask you, please, put forward your platforms so we can ask. I want you to campaign for this election.

The people of Mississauga need to know what’s in store for them over the next few years.

Thank you.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed, MISSISSAUGAWATCH 
Note:
For the record, MISSISSAUGAWATCH has filed as a Mayoral candidate.

BEFORE VOTING, DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Ram Selvarajah‘s website at www.ram4mayor.ca

Six running for mayor

Running for mayor. Lisgar resident Ram Selvarajah, 39, is the sixth candidate to officially enter the race for the mayor’s chair. Photo submitted

John Stewart
Aug 24, 2010 – 8:34 AM

The number of candidates running for mayor in Mississauga has reached half a dozen — but none of them is the famous incumbent.

Yesterday, 39-year-old Lisgar resident Ram Selvarajah became the sixth candidate to officially enter the race for the mayor’s chair when he registered at City Hall.

Selvarajah had originally registered to run as a candidate for public school trustee in Wards 9-10, where he lives, but decided to seek the mayor’s chair instead.

He ran unsuccessfully for trustee in his ward in 2006.

“I want to bring trust, accountability and transparency to City Hall,” Selvarajah said in a press release.
The candidate, who is married with two children, owns a degree in political science from York University, where he served in the student senate.  Click here to read the rest of the article at the Mississauga News.

Link   Tom Urbaniak’s  Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga

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Hazel McCallion’s challenger, George Winter: “The Queen of Sprawl needs to be defeated herself —not given a Council of Lapdogs.”

September 18th, 2010  

Refusing to vote for Hazel McCallion this round and want to know your choices? At this time MISSISSAUGAWATCH introduces Mississauga Mayoral candidate, George Winter as he addressed the Churchill Meadows Residents’ Association on Monday, September 13, 2010. We also present a transcript of Mr. Winter’s speech.

Video: GEORGE WINTER, MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CANDIDATE: An Introduction ” (3:26 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Mayoral Candidate GEORGE WINTER (Churchill Meadows Residents’ Association meeting, Ruth Thompson Middle School, September 13, 2010)

Thank you very much. Thank you very much for coming. It very very important.

My name is George Winter and I’m running for Mayor of Mississauga. Some time I’d like you to go to my website, georgewinter.ca. There I’ve some detailed positions about what I believe makes a livable city.

But let’s not fool anyone.

This election is about Hazel McCallion—the 32 year Mayor of Mississauga. The stakes changed in this election as soon as she asked voters to, quote, “give me a Council that is going to take this city to greater heights”.

Except for the last Council or two, she has had free reign to design Mississauga.  The sprawl that you see is the result of her lack of vision—shopping malls, Big Box stores, traffic congestion.

Her opening up to development of the entire city at one time is the single most catastrophic decision Mississauga has seen. Why did she do it?

To collect developers’ fees so that she could at once create the myth of being tightfisted with tax dollars!

The heads of both school boards protested that they wouldn’t be able to build schools, but she pressed ahead. In my mind, part of Hazel McCallion’s legacy will be those huge signs that we all saw on lots, that the boards of education put, that a school board—er, a school may be built here. But there was no guarantee that they would be built. Most, in fact, weren’t.

As a Peel Board of Education trustee, I sat on a board that sent out a daily convoy of buses. We had 20,000 students crisscrossing the city. If your children were part of that armada, like mine were, then place the blame where it belongs —on the Queen of Sprawl herself.

Dr. Tom Urbaniak, in his excellent biography*, explains how the city was transformed with hardly any protest whatsoever.

Keep the established neighbourhoods happy! They were the ones who voted, while the new residents didn’t. Who had the time to go to meetings? She kept the taxes low while making new residents like you pay developers’ fees folded into the purchase price of your homes (you didn’t think developers were going to swallow the costs, did you?)

She raised the fees for parks and recreation activities because the established neighbourhoods were using them less and less, while new neighbourhoods like yours had young families with young children.  She forced the school boards to keep old schools open in established neighbourhoods, while busing the children of new Mississaugans far from home.

Sound familiar?

That’s why we can’t have history repeat itself. Hazel McCallion calls this an important election.

I agree. Not for the reason that she mentioned. She doesn’t need to have councillors who agree with her. It’s called a Democracy. Use the skills of your Council. Get some new ideas.

The Queen of Sprawl needs to be defeated herself—not given a Council of Lapdogs.

I am running to be mayor of Mississauga, not to witness a coronation and dismantling of all debate.

You know what’s ironic? Some of the people that Mrs. McCallion wants on Council are wearing buttons that say “MISSISSAUGA. ONE CITY. ONE VOICE” Isn’t that what we had for almost thirty years?

George Winter’s Mississauga is ONE CITY. MANY VOICES.

Thank you very much.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed, MISSISSAUGAWATCH 
Note:
For the record, MISSISSAUGAWATCH has filed as a Mayoral candidate.

BEFORE VOTING, DO YOUR HOMEWORK

George Winter’s website at www.georgewinter.ca

* Reference link   Tom Urbaniak’s  Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga


MISSISSAUGA NEWS ARTICLE Man running for mayor

George Winter. George Winter plans to run for mayor in the Oct. 25 election. Supplied

Julia Le
Aug 19, 2010 – 8:33 PM

George Winter says he’s running for mayor in the Oct. 25 election.

Winter, a Mississauga resident of 36 years who has served as a Peel District School Board trustee, confirmed today that he’ll file his nomination papers tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. He says his family will be there with him as he officially throws his hat into the mayoralty ring.

Winter, 56, says he’s frustrated with how the City of Mississauga is being run and he wants to bring a fresh perspective to the mayor’s office.
The former secondary school teacher in Toronto says Mississauga is facing logistical problems, including the renewal of aging infrastructure and budgetary demands…   Click here to read the rest of the article at the Mississauga News.

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MISSISSAUGA’S DOWLING HERITAGE HOUSE: AUTOTRADER PHOTOS CONFIRM PREVIOUS MINOR DAMAGE BEFORE THE *BIG* ONE

September 11th, 2010  

Zero doubt. The Dowling Heritage House, home of the Streetsville’s first Mayor sustained at least two hits in August 2010. And some photos from the Autotrader.ca car ads confirm this.

We shared the video and photos with the evil emp– City and we’ll eventually report on what happens.

As always, the video and the transcript.

Video: MISSISSAUGA’S DOWLING HERITAGE HOUSE: AUTOTRADER PHOTOS CONFIRM PREVIOUS MINOR DAMAGE (5:48 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting/videotaping in front of computer, August 31, 2010)

It is Tuesday, August the 31st, 2010 and this is what the Toronto Star looks like. That’s not where we’re going. I want to show you an ad in the AutoTrader for a 2006 Dodge Charger.

I’d mentioned that I had gone and looked at this car. And you can do a 360 here.

And I had gone and looked at this car —oh I don’t know, I believe it was a Monday, and it just happened to be also the place where the Dowling House, Streetsville’s first mayor —the home of Streetsville’s first mayor happened to be, okay?

I didn’t know this at the time. I was just interested in the car. But you can kind of see in the background here photograph of what turns out to be the Dowling House and also the truck.

Now what’s interesting is that when you when you take the Mississauga News, right here, inform people about the Dowling House to let them know that—  Right there I made a comment.

But anyway you can see here this big gaping hole in the Dowling House. And yet when you compare it to this photograph right here —let’s click on it. And we’re going to get rid of, well, you can kind of see it but let’s just make it like this and over. And you can see —what I did, just to show you, was took this photograph right here over. And now I magnified it.

And when you pull it over like this you can see that the Dowling House had very very little damage and still had much of its front there. Too bad you can’t see much more but let’s just do a really close close-up here just to record this. Looks like it still may even have had a door, I don’t know.

MISSISSAUGA'S DOWLING HERITAGE HOUSE: AUTOTRADER AD PHOTOS CONFIRM PRIOR MINOR DAMAGE (Pic 1 MINOR DAMAGE)

But compare that to what exists here. I mean the window is taken completely out. The brick goes beyond the window and into here. So again let’s just take a look here —and the Dowling House here.

There was damage, initial damage done —they might possibly have thought oh well, we don’t want to pay for the insurance— I don’t know, I’m speculating, of course, but there was damage done when this photo of this Dodge Charger was taken. And this ad has been up for quite a while.

Certainly before —there it is.

So it’s very clear, if nothing else, that there were two runs taken at this house. And then you see this part, there is likely the initial damage done and then this gaping hole.

Again. Here. Versus, where is it —there.

MISSISSAUGA'S DOWLING HERITAGE HOUSE: AUTOTRADER AD PHOTOS CONFIRM PRIOR MINOR DAMAGE (Pic 1 MAJOR DAMAGE)

I’ll try to make this a little bit easier so you can see. This. Versus That.

[FOUR PICS showing actual ad and then magnification]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (videotaping in the parking lot of the Streetsville’s Dowling House, August 27, 2010):

It is Friday, August 27, 2010 and last Monday I was here looking at this car here, a white Dodge Charger. And we pulled up just to the other side of this truck and noticed this house.

And I thought, unh, looks like it’s slated for demolition, right? And I thought yet another piece of Mississauga —old Mississauga is gone.

And then yesterday, or the day before, in the Mississauga News, it was reported that this house isn’t just any old house, it is the house of the former mayor of Streetsville.

And on top of it, it wasn’t set for demolition it was— I guess they’re hedging their bets and just calling it “apparently” done on purpose.

And what I’m doing now is I want to document this because you just never know when someone else is going to purposely back into it again and completely demolish it.

So I’m just going to do a —I was there for the Gray House. I documented Sanford properties being developed. And I thought, well, I might as well be here and take a look.

The details, it was the house of a former mayor of Streetsville —

[DIP TO WHITE]

We losing so much of the Old Mississauga. In fact this would be before there was a Mississauga. And I think what we’ll do, until such time as we’re told to go away, we’ll just do a walk-around.

[DIP TO BLACK TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

MISSISSAUGA'S DOWLING HERITAGE HOUSE: AUTOTRADER AD PHOTOS CONFIRM PRIOR MINOR DAMAGE (Pic 1 NO DAMAGE)

MISSISSAUGA'S DOWLING HERITAGE HOUSE: AUTOTRADER AD PHOTOS CONFIRM PRIOR MINOR DAMAGE (Pic 1 MINOR DAMAGE)

MISSISSAUGA'S DOWLING HERITAGE HOUSE: AUTOTRADER AD PHOTOS CONFIRM PRIOR MINOR DAMAGE (Pic 1 MAJOR DAMAGE PLUS LADDER)

MISSISSAUGA'S DOWLING HERITAGE HOUSE: AUTOTRADER AD PHOTOS CONFIRM PRIOR MINOR DAMAGE (Pic 1 MAJOR DAMAGE)

That’s it. Can’t convince me that what happened to the Dowling House was an accident.

Last here’s the original video of the Dowling House so this Blog can have as complete a record as possible.

Video: Mississauga’s Dowling Heritage House: severely damaged “might have been a deliberate act” (5:56 min)

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

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

"WHO MOURNS THE MARSH?" MISSISSAUGA PROTEST SIGN

“WHO MOURNS THE MARSH?” our sign protesting the destruction of Sanford Pond

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