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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