MYTHissauga, “Friends of Hazel” and more “Friends of Hazel” –a Year in Review. Top 10 MISSISSAUGAWATCH images for 2011.

December 31st, 2011  

Yesterday I listed what I regarded as my Top Ten MISSISSAUGAWATCH videos for 2011. The day before that it was the MISSISSAUGAWATCH Top Ten YouTube 2011 videos based on your view counts.

Today we present our MISSISSAUGAWATCH top images for 2011.

We start with our Number One most important image for 2011.

It was exactly one year ago, December 31, 2010 when Mississauga News online commenter “Prol”, co-designer of the “Friends of Hazel” Rally flyer, left the following comments at the Mississauga News.

Prol
Dec 31, 2010
11:11 AM
My New Year’s Gift to Mississauga – and for a litte entertainment on these pages.I have drafted a letter to our new Integrity Commissioner. When I return to my office on Monday, it will be finalized and hand delivered by my partner – a social acquaintance – to Mr. Rust-D’Eye. It will introduce the Mississauga Muse (and all her alias’) to him. I have outlined her activities and highlighted her obsessions. He is being forewarned as to the inevitable avalanche of communications, information requests and demands for attention that will come from the Cuckoo whose husband says is not cuckoo. Of course, the money we are spending on this office will be going up exponentially for the staff that will be required to handle the many kooks expecting the new Commissioner’s full attention. Hopefully, he will be prepared and have some strategy in place early to deal with her in a gentle manner so as not to risk her being committed, which will just cost us even more money. In the letter I explain how she will conclude that any deviation that his office takes from what SHE thinks it should take will be pro

Prol
Dec 31, 2010
11:12 AM
Sorry. Ran out of room. To conclude …In the letter I explain how she will conclude that any deviation that his office takes from what SHE thinks it should take will be proof that he is just another “hazelbot” or “liar” or worse. Much worse.

It is because of “Prol’s” online comments that the very next day, January 1, 2011, MISSISSAUGAWATCH began researching all “Friends of Hazel”. Yes. All of them!

The most important thing learned?

That Mississauga Councillors Katie Mahoney and Pat Saito have to know who “Prol” (alternate alias “AV8R”) is! And the biggest (and recent) revelation, is that “Friend of Hazel” Councillor Bonnie Crombie also has to know “Prol’s” identity as well.

So how does one go about researching the “Friends of Hazel”?

I began with the Stop the Judicial Inquiry online petition at www.petitiononline.com/MissInqu/petition.html

What follows is a convenient cut-and-paste of its 1,624 names.

For the record and to be clear, not all “Friends of Hazel” are on this list. For example, “Friend of Hazel” Victor Oh didn’t sign on. Neither did key “Friends of Hazel” Rally organizer, Betty Merkley. Both are conspicuous in their absence.

Equally important, not all people on this Petition list are “Friends of Hazel”. I suspect that many are like I once was —citizens simply suckered by MYTHissauga’s “Friends of Hazel” hype.

Cancel the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Now Online Petition

0001.  Phil Green    2
0002.  Cheryl Glassford    8
0003.  Roman Bonk    Frank Dale’s Ward
0004.  Murray Glassford    8
0005.  Rose Moreno
0006.  Tom Woolley    8
0007.  John Ayton
0008.  Scott Wonnell
0009.  Sandy Wonnell    10
0010.  Jacqueline Crawford    Frank Dale
0011.  Manny E daSilva
0012.  Kenneth Wong    4
0013.  Lesia Woloshyn
0014.  Lori Glassford    9
0015.  Debi Sander Walker
0016.  Ann Clay    9
0017.  Mike Webster    6
0018.  Kelly Vestrocy
0019.  Chris James    8
0020.  mark turkiewicz
0021.  carol nolan    8
0022.  Craig Laferriere    2
0023.  Bill Sholdice    8
0024.  Dale Shura    ward 11
0025.  Andra Woolley
0026.  Angela Dempster    Ward 2
0027.  Glen Dempster    Ward 2
0028.  Martha Sheppard    Ward One
0029.  Jim Baggio
0030.  Steve Shura    11
0031.  Julie Desjardins    Ward 2
0032.  karen vestrocy
0033.  winnifred glassford-millard
0034.  Robert Curran
0035.  Debbie Curran
0036.  Greg Keaveney
0037.  Alex Wiecek    10
0038.  Richard Morra    11
0039.  R. Manktelow    rdmsigns@execulink.com
0040.  Antonio Marchitello
0041.  Jane Watson    1
0042.  Michele Tateyama    Ward 9
0043.  Karen Hector
0044.  Vida Stripinis    7
0045.  Matrai Geza    Ward 1
0046.  Megan Ramsey    9
0047.  Jeff Wesseling
0048.  Stephen Faller    2
0049.  James Reiach    12
0050.  Oliver Clowe
0051.  Les Lucyk    2
0052.  Mary Stricker
0053.  Judy vanRees    Carlson
0054.  Brenda Barazza
0055.  debbie denison
0056.  Laura Bruce
0057.  Jeff McFarlane
0058.  Carridad DeGuzman-Baggio    7
0059.  John and Lenore Goodwin    two
0060.  John Sabiston    7
0061.  Rino De Campo
0062.  Peter Chilibeck    4
0063.  Tibor Frank
0064.  Jim Thorne    9
0065.  Warren B. Adamson    2
0066.  Jan Woolfrey    1
0067.  John Jameson    2
0068.  Fred Pamenter
0069.  Gail Pamenter
0070.  Wendy Davies    2
0071.  Bill Wittman    2
0072.  Rick Goossens    Ward 1
0073.  Johanna Simons    1
0074.  Mary Sulypka
0075.  Marilyn Fraser
0076.  Laura Geen
0077.  Sandra Gulline    ward 2
0078.  Effie Triantafilopoulos    ward 1
0079.  Bruce M Walker    Ward 3
0080.  IRA KARGEL
0081.  William Britt    Ward 1
0082.  John & Rae Rozenberg    Miss. S
0083.  Margaret Wittman    2
0084.  John & Rae Rozenberg    Miss. S
0085.  Mike Coulter    2
0086.  Joan Gulline    ward 2
0087.  Dianne Morgan    Ward 8
0088.  Monica Stanley    eight
0089.  Anna persad
0090.  P H Morgan    Ward 8
0091.  Douglas Stanley    eight
0092.  Grant Oddleifson
0093.  JH    2
0094.  frank banks
0095.  Debashis Sengupta    6
0096.  Ronald & Nancy Schramm    #1
0097.  John and Fran Watson    8
0098.  Louise Royer    2
0099.  Mike Dawson
0100.  KD Edwards
0101.  Lynne Butler    2
0102.  Joan Cabri
0103.  Marilyn Legault
0104.  Philippa Kossuth
0105.  Bob Braun    5
0106.  Carol Tabata    8
0107.  Vernon Zelmer
0108.  ARMAITY ANANDASAGAR
0109.  Paul Vanin
0110.  Jacqueline Vanin    1
0111.  Peter Danos
0112.  POSLUSZNY Wojciech
0113.  Elizabeth Bedwell
0114.  Frank Carpino
0115.  Fariba
0116.  Jim Bentley    1
0117.  Denzil Faire
0118.  Brad
0119.  Brian Lambie    Ward 1
0120.  Patricia and William Singer    1
0121.  Patricia and William Singer    1
0122.  Matt Rix    7
0123.  Maria Frank
0124.  Grace Ponniah
0125.  David Nash
0126.  jonathan joseph
0127.  Barbara Dextrase
0128.  Roderick Bolton    #2
0129.  Ann Webster    Ward 1
0130.  jeanene luckhart    2
0131.  Juanito Jose
0132.  Sasha Woodbridge    2
0133.  Selwyn Kossuth
0134.  bill parsons
0135.  Brian Cuggy    2
0136.  David Kingsland    1
0137.  Peter Smith    8
0138.  rudy cuzzetto    2
0139.  Janet English    ward 8
0140.  Kerry English    ward 8
0141.  line voided
0142.  John Hart    2
0143.  Sandra Bonk    4
0144.  George DeWolf    1
0145.  Chantal Green
0146.  GERRY WHELAN    2
0147.  Robert Archer    Ward 1
0148.  Margaret K Johnston    1
0149.  Greg Symons    Ward 8
0150.  Jack & Mary Jagt
0151.  Peggy Tyers    9
0152.  martin marges    ward 3
0153.  Linda Fuller    Phil Green
0154.  Jonathan Crombie    Ward 2
0155.  John B. Simcoe
0156.  William Thornhill    2
0157.  gail rutenberg    1
0158.  Rouben Gharabegian    2
0159.  Ian K. McEwen    1
0160.  Bob & Elayne Coldwell    2
0161.  Marlene Yakabuski
0162.  Lori Mason    Ward 1
0163.  teresa mackie
0164.  Norman Rutenberg
0165.  Janice Younker
0166.  Alex Crombie    Ward 2
0167.  Thomas Schnull    1
0168.  GARY ATKIN    2
0169.  James Makcie
0170.  Lana O’Grady    Mississauga South
0171.  Terry O’Grady    Mississauga South
0172.  Greg Smith    8
0173.  Janice Boast    1
0174.  Chris Desjardins
0175.  Barbara Murck    1
0176.  Ed Clay
0177.  Wilma Irwin    Pat Mullin’s
0178.  Carmen Benoit    8
0179.  Tom Gifford    4
0180.  Joyce Bradley    Ward 1
0181.  frances russell    2
0182.  Paul Inglis
0183.  angelo gualtieri    ward 1
0184.  Rick Clifford    4
0185.  Rebecca Clifford
0186.  Gloria Thrasher
0187.  newton d seawright    1
0188.  GeorgeThrasher
0189.  Marion Williamson    2
0190.  Richard Williamson    2
0191.  Amanda Clifford    4
0192.  Patrick Kerr
0193.  Robert Tattersall    2
0194.  Emese Dombovari
0195.  Ralph Passmore
0196.  Mrs. Nancy Dawson    One
0197.  cathy kenedy    1
0198.  kurt maier    1
0199.  Kevin Cowie    11
0200.  katherine munkley    2
0201.  Elizabeth Goobie
0202.  Dorothy McAnally    4
0203.  Gordon Goobie
0204.  Anna Claydon
0205.  Sandra Smale    Ward I
0206.  Teresa Cascioli
0207.  David Brewer
0208.  Sheri Lake    10
0209.  carolyn simpson    2
0210.  Dawn Anastasakis
0211.  Nelson Medeiros    2
0212.  Harris Anastasakis
0213.  Miranda Simone    7
0214.  Luigi Simone    7
0215.  eric simpson    2
0216.  RON LOVEYS
0217.  mary pielechaty    2
0218.  Tashane Miller
0219.  Civita Gerolini    7
0220.  L. Dimayuga    9
0221.  Anita Scholtz
0222.  Frank and Oli MacTaggart
0223.  John King    2
0224.  Ewhenia Symaniw    6
0225.  Tasneem Siddiqui    ward 5
0226.  Iftekhar siddiqui    Ward 5
0227.  Rosemarie Passmore
0228.  Geoffrey Fernandes
0229.  Ofelia Rosales
0230.  cathleen Lincoln    Mississauga South
0231.  David Lincoln    Mississauga South
0232.  Robert Johnson
0233.  Rita Shular
0234.  Bryan L Jay
0235.  Colleen Franciscus    2
0236.  Mike Weymes
0237.  Lois Adams
0238.  William Martin
0239.  Jean L. Williams    Ward 2
0240.  Kayleigh Clifford    4
0241.  Carolyn Archer
0242.  Naz Virani
0243.  Barbara Cufino    1
0244.  line voided
0245.  Patricia Shular
0246.  Jeremy Harvey
0247.  Catherine Peterson
0248.  Hannah Woolley
0249.  Colin Tyler    Ward 3
0250.  Terry Coulter
0251.  Susan Webb    Clarkson
0252.  Hubert Casselman
0253.  Diane Kalenchuk    10
0254.  John Kalenchuk    10
0255.  susan Howson
0256.  Paul Fisher    2
0257.  Sandra Washbrook    1
0258.  Cindy Reid    11
0259.  BENIFER PATEL
0260.  Bob Welling    8
0261.  Jonathan Donaldson    Erindale
0262.  John Johnston    2
0263.  Lorry R. Smith
0264.  Karen Thiffault    Ward 8
0265.  Larry Cufino    1
0266.  Stephen P. Williams    6
0267.  Wayne E Newson    2
0268.  Elizabeth Ann Serotiuk
0269.  Mary Ann Power
0270.  Barbara Pickett
0271.  Laurie Wojcik    2
0272.  Paul Vincent    8
0273.  geoff hollands
0274.  David Wojcik    2
0275.  merle zoerb    Katie M
0276.  Frank Douglas Ball    2
0277.  Laurie Smith
0278.  Blair Migas
0279.  Kevin Howard    2
0280.  Raymond Castonguay
0281.  Billy Saunders
0282.  Christine Wessman
0283.  Shirley Hanlon
0284.  Carolyn A Passmore
0285.  Vera Redmaye    Ward 2
0286.  Joanne Becke
0287.  Delene Lesperance    Streetsville
0288.  Margaret Moore    8
0289.  Lydia Bilyk
0290.  David Dawson    2
0291.  Susan Wilson
0292.  naida mckechnie    2
0293.  joan banks
0294.  Tom Harmen    6
0295.  JOHN YOCOM    One
0296.  Rita Hill    10
0297.  William G. Jeffery    One
0298.  Lindsey Agnew
0299.  John Roe    8
0300.  Michael Archer
0301.  Denise jutzeler
0302.  Arthur J Molasy    1
0303.  Arthur B Molasy    1
0304.  Robert Alden    8
0305.  Lisa O’Reilly
0306.  Pauline Cheung
0307.  Steve Prevdisa    8
0308.  Jeremy Sale    6
0309.  Darlene Cancilla    8
0310.  Kimberly Zita    2
0311.  Paulette Ferreira
0312.  john bishop
0313.  Helder Ferreira
0314.  Hugh Anderson
0315.  Megan Garner    Mississauga South
0316.  Carol Wickham    Ward 1
0317.  Phil Cancilla    8
0318.  Nicola Legault
0319.  Yvette Michaud
0320.  Linda Elliott
0321.  Wendy Webster    3
0322.  Dan Piitz
0323.  D. Glenn Stevens
0324.  barbara mergel
0325.  Ed Jack    8
0326.  Mila Jack    8
0327.  Michelle DeGasperis
0328.  Lauren Archer
0329.  Ray Smith    2
0330.  Jane Rodd    2
0331.  Milton Ribeiro
0332.  Deborah Reed Stephenson
0333.  Karen Campbell
0334.  Linda Sellers    Mississauga South
0335.  John Speck    Ward 7
0336.  Silvia and Angelo Gualtieri    Mississsauga South /Ward 2
0337.  Gordon V. Stewart    One
0338.  Wende Boddy     7
0339.  Deborah Szreier    8
0340.  Dennis Boddy     8
0341.  Joyce Srigley     8
0342.  line voided
0343.  Leroy Collins
0344.  Gloria Stevens    6
0345.  A.. Sutherland    8
0346.  Peter Wood    2
0347.  Janina Empringham    1
0348.  Margaret Stevens
0349.  Wendy Gruner
0350.  Graham Thomas
0351.  Stephen G. Largy    4
0352.  Aidan Houlihan
0353.  Jeff Holland    7
0354.  Caroline Holland    7
0355.  Hendrina Elsing    1
0356.  Linda Civiero
0357.  Michael Campbell    7
0358.  Peter Holness
0359.  Harold G. Shipp    Pat Mullen
0360.  Barbara Stephen    2
0361.  Marco Casale
0362.  Lorne S. Jackson
0363.  Dave Harford    8
0364.  Derek Williams    Ward 2
0365.  Gary Soucie
0366.  George Christou
0367.  Raymond and Patricia Mongeau    2
0368.  Charles Noltie    2
0369.  Charles Noltie    2
0370.  Sandra Smith
0371.  L. Mitchell
0372.  Barbara Gooch
0373.  Paul Gooch
0374.  Judy Ollivierre    8
0375.  Margaret Lyons    8
0376.  Jerry French    3
0377.  Alf Johnston
0378.  Anil Dhawan    6
0379.  Andrew Dhawan    6
0380.  SUE TALMAGE    2
0381.  Carol Ayton    9
0382.  Tim Gray    8
0383.  Glenn and Mary Swanson    8
0384.  Grace Anne Wiley    8
0385.  Janice Ekeland    2
0386.  terry farrell
0387.  Kelly Snooks    8
0388.  Karen Alexander    4
0389.  Roderick J Graham    11
0390.  gary baskerville
0391.  Barbara Baskerville    8
0392.  Lynne Grist    2
0393.  Sami Tibshirani
0394.  Mary Swanson    8
0395.  Glenn Swanson    8
0396.  Laurence Correa    9
0397.  M. Jack    9
0398.  John H. Ferguson    2
0399.  Ashoka Sengupta    6
0400.  Robert Col    1
0401.  Charles R. S. James    7
0402.  Janice A. James    7
0403.  Len McCurdy    8
0404.  Lorraine Schick    3
0405.  Cathy Clark
0406.  jackie monahan    ward 1
0407.  Sherry Brotherston
0408.  Kahy Quart
0409.  Rev.Reg Benoit    Miss. S
0410.  Ken Yetman    2
0411.  Sharon McEwen    1
0412.  Michael Kolesar    2
0413.  Anthony Longo    8
0414.  Ken Smith    2
0415.  Carina Peters    Erindale
0416.  Jerry Power    2
0417.  Heiko Peters    2
0418.  O. Zogala
0419.  Kelly Fanson    1
0420.  Paul Elias    7 (Nando Iannicca)
0421.  Tom Cooney    3
0422.  Betty Jo Parent    Ward 8
0423.  Ray Wark
0424.  J Boddy     8
0425.  Gwen Boddie    8
0426.  WEB    8
0427.  Gord Dunn
0428.  Donna Rohrer    6
0429.  John Craig    8
0430.  Brian R Webster    3
0431.  Ken Cosman    Ward 1
0432.  Angie Bozzo    Ward 1
0433.  Helen Cosman    Ward 1
0434.  rick thiffault    K Mahoney
0435.  Robert Perrotta    South Mississauga
0436.  Ruby Perrotta    South Mississauga
0437.  Helen Kubisewsky    Pat Mullin
0438.  Lynne Cramer    9
0439.  Don Cramer    9
0440.  Margaret Race
0441.  Norm Alexander    4
0442.  S. Griffin
0443.  Phyllis & Barrie McLeod
0444.  Brian Seaman    8
0445.  mike wylie
0446.  William Fluhmann    2
0447.  Muriel Kowal    2
0448.  Edward Kowal    2
0449.  John Robichaud
0450.  Joy A. Jackson
0451.  Grant & June MacPherson    ward 2
0452.  Susan Seaman    8
0453.  Lynn Konowal    8
0454.  Michael Tousignant    6
0455.  DAVE MATTHEWS
0456.  Robert Wheeler
0457.  Donald AC Stewart
0458.  M. Diane Stewart    Ward 7
0459.  Linda Thomas    6
0460.  Susan Shepherd    8
0461.  Randy Thompson
0462.  line voided
0463.  line voided
0464.  Susan Adams
0465.  Les Houle
0466.  line voided
0467.  line voided
0468.  Melanie Nicholson    Ward 8
0469.  line voided
0470.  Michael Nicholson    ward 8
0471.  Cheryl Carver    8
0472.  Fred Samuels    8
0473.  Nancy Samuels
0474.  Shawn Vanin
0475.  Lorne Spark
0476.  Senka Pehar
0477.  Christina Scicluna    9
0478.  Richard Alon    6
0479.  Amanda Dhawan    6
0480.  Peter Sereda
0481.  Judy Ariola
0482.  C.A. Robichaud    1
0483.  Steve Bennett    11
0484.  Peter Walton    8
0485.  Beth Watkins    8
0486.  cathy hollister
0487.  Dave Baker    One
0488.  Alan L. Johnson
0489.  Sergio Cecchin    10
0490.  Margaret Madill    10
0491.  Cliff Silveira
0492.  Lisa Fonseca
0493.  Terri Silveira
0494.  h stevenson
0495.  W Michael Whitney    11
0496.  Angela D    8
0497.  Lauren Moore
0498.  RON MCKENNA    2
0499.  john hanley
0500.  Barry F. H. Graham    3
0501.  David Thompson    3
0502.  Chantal Cossette
0503.  Jacques Fleurant
0504.  alexandre cossette-fleurant    #9
0505.  Audrey-anne Cossette-Fleurant    #9
0506.  william cossette-fleurant    #9
0507.  Betty Cooper    8
0508.  Bill Coyle    Ward 1
0509.  steve bennett
0510.  Larry Steinman
0511.  Gordon Coyne    K. Mahoney
0512.  Ron Moss    2
0513.  Bonnie Burgess
0514.  Jack McGurn    8
0515.  Bob Stockden    11
0516.  Pat Kelly    4
0517.  Jean-Claude Cloutier    8
0518.  Nancy-Jane Price    One
0519.  John Dekker    Pat Mullen
0520.  Patricia Dryden    2
0521.  Shirley Speck    7
0522.  Nati + Paul Beese    2
0523.  Janko Drljevic
0524.  Milinko Drljevic
0525.  Anka Drljevic
0526.  Guenter & Sigrid Stueven
0527.  line voided
0528.  line voided
0529.  line voided
0530.  line voided
0531.  line voided
0532.  Robert & Micky Webster
0533.  line voided
0534.  line voided
0535.  Marilyn Smith
0536.  Sandy Vellinga    3
0537.  line voided
0538.  Kathryn J Willamson
0539.  Janaya Bennett    11
0540.  Robert Backus    Ward 2
0541.  Gail Backus    Ward 2
0542.  Judy McInnes    Erin Mills & Eglington
0543.  Lane Steinhauer
0544.  Lin Yeomans    6
0545.  S. James Hand    Ward 2
0546.  Etienne Green    War 2
0547.  Kevin larrett    9
0548.  Julie Larrett    9
0549.  Donna Urquhart    8
0550.  Douglas Brown    2
0551.  Darwin kealey    Ward 1
0552.  M.B. Cosgriffe    8
0553.  James Peirce    3
0554.  Deepayan Sengupta    6
0555.  Janine Bennett
0556.  Ken Szreier    8
0557.  Maureen Peirce    3
0558.  Jeff Lewis
0559.  Hugh McFarlane
0560.  Susan Martin-Margeson
0561.  Ann McKenna
0562.  Doreen & Ross Moffat
0563.  RUPAK DATTA —) RHA — DIRECTOR    3
0564.  Gord Crymble
0565.  Erik Moll
0566.  Betty Moll
0567.  Judith Arndt    2
0568.  Yvonne Bolton
0569.  Janet Rockwell    Mississauga South
0570.  Dana Murray    Ward 10: Sue McFadden
0571.  Olivia Craigie    4
0572.  David Street    3
0573.  Maria Procopi
0574.  John Muirhead    3
0575.  Andy Schmaus
0576.  Mary Ann Schmaus
0577.  Danene Conte
0578.  Frank Conte
0579.  Belinda Robichaud
0580.  Margaret Barton
0581.  Bill Truax
0582.  Jackie Cronin
0583.  joanna Truax
0584.  Maureen Aucoin
0585.  Terry Kirsch    11
0586.  P. Gamburgo
0587.  Pat Thompson
0588.  PATRICIA HUSON
0589.  CARL HUSON
0590.  WENDY HUSON-NICOL
0591.  KEITH NICOL
0592.  Peter Kimball
0593.  Stephen Dasko    1
0594.  Donald Arndt    2
0595.  Beverley Bleackley    2
0596.  Nikki M. Ross    9
0597.  Ian C. Ross    9
0598.  Barbara and Ken Bevis    Ward 8
0599.  Cindy Finley    2
0600.  Linda Venditti
0601.  J. Goodwin
0602.  Katherine LeBlanc    2
0603.  Dorothy Jamieson    7 Nando Ianicca
0604.  David LeBlanc    2
0605.  Henry L. Fetz
0606.  John and Helen Smith    2
0607.  Gerald Farrell
0608.  Elizabeth Hoefkes
0609.  George Anzai    2
0610.  Betty Anzai
0611.  Joyce McGurn    8
0612.  Paula Smith    7
0613.  Lydia Pejsa    1
0614.  Barbara Rathlou
0615.  john white    10
0616.  D.P.KENNEY    2
0617.  Ken Cummings    1
0618.  Tom Cahill
0619.  Ian Crook    2
0620.  Horst Steinfels    Lorne Park
0621.  JoAnn McEachin    Lorne Park
0622.  Phil Poeta     george
0623.  Joan Leon    ward#2
0624.  Joan Leon    ward#2
0625.  Jerome F. Haug    304-4100 Westminster Place
0626.  erin milovsky    Perrish
0627.  Alexander Lim    2
0628.  Dayna Shura    Ward 11
0629.  Mary Lou Bonnici    5
0630.  Stephen Black    10
0631.  Claudia Shadursky    1
0632.  Frank E. Puskas
0633.  Ken Nastuny
0634.  Robert Benz    4
0635.  michelle mills
0636.  Karen Benz    4
0637.  Diane Nastuny
0638.  Dan Mills    2
0639.  Joan Noble    7
0640.  Les Pejsa    Mississauga South
0641.  Colin Perry    1
0642.  Michel Compagnion    10
0643.  Allan Harder    9
0644.  William Koopman    2
0645.  Eydie Koopman    2
0646.  Colin McQueen     ward 2
0647.  Joanne McQueen    ward 2
0648.  Jack & Julie LaFontaine    2
0649.  John and Gloria Viscardi    3
0650.  Jacqueline Hodge
0651.  Robert Kidney    1
0652.  Eileen Kidney    1
0653.  Melissa Kuhne
0654.  Genevieve Friedmann-Compagnion    6
0655.  Rishi Narale    10
0656.  Liesa Cianchino    2
0657.  Enzo Cianchino    2
0658.  Mathew Cianchino    2
0659.  Scott Ellis    6
0660.  Stephanie Cianchino    2
0661.  Michelle Cianchino    2
0662.  Han Chou
0663.  Steven Leavens
0664.  Jorge Kuhne
0665.  Dorothy Harner    ward 6
0666.  Nicole Harner    Ward 6
0667.  Kristen Harner    Ward 6
0668.  Elaine Murphy    1
0669.  Brian Luckie    8
0670.  Rubacha Jadwiga & Ryszard    6
0671.  Eulah Bent    10
0672.  Bryan Bent    10
0673.  Marc Cookson    2
0674.  Sheila D. Smith
0675.  Joan Paulin    11
0676.  Sharon Hobin    8
0677.  Linda Vezina
0678.  William F. M urphy
0679.  Deborah Rudack    8
0680.  Marilyn Maurizio
0681.  Sante Maurizio
0682.  robert herlihey
0683.  Marius Lihet
0684.  Mary Anna King    (not sure) Webb Drive
0685.  Susan Kovic     Streetsville
0686.  Anibal Neves
0687.  Josko Kovic    Streetsville
0688.  Helena Stahls
0689.  Terri Mullin    Ward 10
0690.  Tom Burnie    3
0691.  Maureen Newport    8
0692.  Linda Brown
0693.  Hugh Brown
0694.  Judy Pfeiff
0695.  Radmond Cassanova
0696.  Enid Cassanova
0697.  Jane MacKenzie
0698.  Johann and Jocelyne Kilian    3
0699.  George Habib    8
0700.  Debbie Powers
0701.  Julian Symaniw     ward 6
0702.  Clare Quinlan
0703.  Teresa Babineau    8
0704.  Jim Harries    11
0705.  Liliana Incerto
0706.  Thomas Frizzell    7
0707.  Ivar Grimba    Pat Mullin’s
0708.  Jean Gerrard    8
0709.  Edward (Ted) Jurgens    8
0710.  John Gerrard    8
0711.  Irene Puddicombe    Eight (8)
0712.  Moira Higgins    Eight (8)
0713.  Glen and Judy Grant
0714.  Glen and Judy Grant
0715.  Phillip Nance    one
0716.  Christine Simundson
0717.  Marg McCuaig
0718.  Lew Silecky
0719.  Frank O’Brien
0720.  Ken McCuaig
0721.  Kim Tuckett    8
0722.  Angela Wildman    2
0723.  Debra Valevicius    Mississauga South
0724.  Edward Valevicius Sr.    2
0725.  Genevieve Bennett
0726.  joan johnston
0727.  Jane Baggetta    1
0728.  Leslie Small    2
0729.  Lorraine Clark    Mississauga South
0730.  Cliff Kivell    Mississauga South
0731.  Bill Doherty
0732.  Vitor Manuel Pereira    10
0733.  taylor farquharson
0734.  lyell farquharson
0735.  Peter McKee    1 Port Credit
0736.  F.R.Bishai    4
0737.  I.S.M.Bishai    4
0738.  Thomas A Lennard    8
0739.  Cathy White
0740.  Linda D. McClennan    Ward 6
0741.  Gary P. McClennan    6
0742.  Ann worobec
0743.  Grant Russell    Ward 9
0744.  Michael Pothier    4
0745.  Randall & Catherine Pilon
0746.  Catherine Hillcoat
0747.  Bertha Pothier    4
0748.  Michelle Napier
0749.  norma buendia    9
0750.  Alan Tilson    11
0751.  Ann Tilson    11
0752.  Lori Weedon    1
0753.  Tony & Tracey Pignatiello
0754.  John Briers    10
0755.  Marlene Briers
0756.  Glen Grossmith    WARD2
0757.  Linda Jamieson    2
0758.  Michael J Duggan    2
0759.  Janis Mianowski
0760.  Marion Brennan
0761.  Brian Gardash    11
0762.  Gladys Gardash    11
0763.  Ed Jamieson    2
0764.  Michael J. Sunter
0765.  mary millard
0766.  Colleen McKee    6
0767.  H. D. McGregor    1
0768.  D. McKee    Six
0769.  David Marshall
0770.  Jane Matthews    2
0771.  Sal Badali    Mississauga South
0772.  william haslam
0773.  StephenBlack    10
0774.  Inger Bhattacharya    1
0775.  donna.payne
0776.  Janusz Misiszek
0777.  Dorota Misiaszek
0778.  George Milan
0779.  Heywood Jablowme
0780.  Ashish Dobriyal
0781.  Binita Dobriyal
0782.  Luise Cox    3
0783.  Warren Goodyear    8
0784.  Karen Goodyear    8
0785.  Laura Goodyear    8
0786.  Mark Alexander    11
0787.  norman smith    Ward 2
0788.  JoAnne Duggan    2
0789.  richard yeomans    6
0790.  Patricia Burt
0791.  Lynn Sammut    8
0792.  Henryka Olejarz
0793.  Wanda Witkowski    3
0794.  Ken Miller
0795.  Regina & Klaus Krueger    one
0796.  les olejarz    7
0797.  Ralf Witkowski    3
0798.  Tony Vettese
0799.  Leonard Eng
0800.  Jennifer E. Eng    9
0801.  Filomena Eng    9
0802.  Christopher J. Eng    9
0803.  Connie Bairos    Two
0804.  Blair Kidney
0805.  Patrick Mendes    10
0806.  Rick Pike    9
0807.  Carol Berry    6
0808.  Clive and Patricia Dunstan
0809.  Michael Teng    6
0810.  Alan J. Davidson
0811.  Franca B. Davidson
0812.  Betty Hunt
0813.  Peter Simundson
0814.  Stephen Strachan    10
0815.  Lori Hughes     Pat Saito
0816.  Larry Evans
0817.  Paul Simpson    9
0818.  Anne Manchur    ? Hurontario and Kingsbridge Gdn.
0819.  M. E. Jane    7
0820.  Gaetane Urevig    8
0821.  Marc Villett
0822.  JACK BUDDIN    8
0823.  Mr. & Mrs. Dahab
0824.  Paul Duncanson    Eight
0825.  Robert Lamey
0826.  Ryan Lamey
0827.  Veronica Hodgson    2
0828.  Dan Smith    8
0829.  W. Dahab    3
0830.  Robert Soproney    2
0831.  Barb DeAngelis
0832.  Domenic Tenuta
0833.  jamila
0834.  DONNA SKIRROW    6
0835.  Meera
0836.  Nora Reynolds    11
0837.  Ana Dutra
0838.  Marianne Di Lullo
0839.  Patterson Brown
0840.  Ann Loranger
0841.  John Dunn
0842.  line voided
0843.  Lindsay Miller
0844.  Cathy Welling
0845.  M. Jane Lindsay    1
0846.  shauna butchereit
0847.  Lorraine Sobaszek
0848.  John and Maria Cabral    7
0849.  Mike Hodgson    9
0850.  Tony Francioni
0851.  line voided
0852.  line voided
0853.  line voided
0854.  S. Rodrigo    11
0855.  Nina Palerma    7
0856.  John Outram    1
0857.  Lilian Outram
0858.  I M Condorman
0859.  Walter Marshall    Three
0860.  Anthony & Deirdre Warren
0861.  Michael Rix    2
0862.  Michelle Rae    Ward 2
0863.  Alice Fahey
0864.  joseph m micallef    ward 10
0865.  Marlene Ryan
0866.  Margaret McGrath
0867.  John Bolton
0868.  raisa mikovich    2
0869.  vijay Patel
0870.  Rajiv Shah
0871.  Leslie Gomba    9
0872.  Leslie Gomba    9
0873.  Lisa Morra
0874.  Arne Pfeiff
0875.  Susan Ross    3
0876.  Ruth Burrows
0877.  ROBERT & HELEN WARREN    6
0878.  Harvey Ewing
0879.  Mary Ewing    5
0880.  virginia spagnuolo    mississauga east
0881.  natale spagnuolo    mississauga east
0882.  rachel spagnuolo    ward 5
0883.  rebecca spagnuolo    ward 5
0884.  Y. Rodrigues
0885.  Helene Bharti    11
0886.  Colomba McAlary    9
0887.  Joanna Gill
0888.  Tony Raso    9
0889.  Karen Raso    9
0890.  Arthur Hinchliffe    9
0891.  Roy Jackson
0892.  Amit Mohla    11
0893.  Dana Grimble
0894.  jude joseph    ward 11
0895.  Simon and Arda Vandenbroek    2
0896.  Donald E Sheehy, CA*CISA    3
0897.  Rod Karpf    9
0898.  Barb Fumerton    9
0899.  Margaret Vannest    One
0900.  Rita Bharti    11
0901.  Sharwan Bharti    11
0902.  Margaret Nieminen
0903.  John Jovanovic
0904.  Jiwon Jovanovic
0905.  Marilyn Rose    4
0906.  Stuart Rose    4
0907.  R. Verdon
0908.  Susan Verdon
0909.  GEORGE SVEC
0910.  dagmar svec
0911.  Ian Locke
0912.  K. V. Pinto    5
0913.  Otis M. Ford    5
0914.  Connie E. Ford    5
0915.  Adele Conte    5
0916.  Edward Shoesmith
0917.  Bonnie L. Roberts    8
0918.  James E Roberts    8
0919.  M.A. Hardwick
0920.  Howard Russo    6
0921.  Patricia Russo    6
0922.  Mr & Mrs M. Guindi    3
0923.  Catherine McNevan
0924.  Donald McNevan
0925.  Angie Anderson    4
0926.  Diane King    Mississauga South
0927.  joan covert    3
0928.  Scott Galbraith
0929.  Kaitlin Strachan    10
0930.  Zachary Strachan    10
0931.  Benjamin Strachan    10
0932.  Sabrina Ahmed
0933.  Mr & Mrs David Mac Donald
0934.  Justin Feeney    10
0935.  Islay Yake
0936.  Donna Schmalz
0937.  Marion Schmalz
0938.  sauleha zubair
0939.  April Mattinson    6
0940.  Ellen Andersen
0941.  Else Marie Andersen
0942.  Carrie DaSilva
0943.  Ivor DaSilva
0944.  marie nakhla
0945.  Sherry Irwin
0946.  Paul Ljubanovich
0947.  Gloria Paris    2
0948.  Roisin Young    6
0949.  Lavan Puvaneswaran    3
0950.  Kent Newell    3
0951.  David Franklin    not sure (credit valley hospistal)
0952.  Ida Pawlikowski    9
0953.  Tolias Peter     ward 4
0954.  Jenny Kouretsos    ward 4
0955.  peter tolias
0956.  Rob McVeigh    9
0957.  Bev McVeigh    9
0958.  Elizabeth Gale Richter    Ward 2
0959.  john Archibald    9
0960.  Natalie Halff
0961.  Riaz Qazi
0962.  Harold Peace    9
0963.  Dipti Rach
0964.  Deborah Barnett    8
0965.  Eva Kryzaniwsky    3
0966.  Joanne Poirier
0967.  Debbie Thomson    Ward 8
0968.  Steve Thomson    Ward 8
0969.  Angela DiLegge    Ward 7
0970.  Brian Thomson    Ward 8
0971.  Carol Thompson    1
0972.  Victoria Cesario    4
0973.  Warren Saldanha
0974.  Peter Tolias
0975.  Jenny Tolias
0976.  Mary Villamagna    meadowvale
0977.  Fred Devellano
0978.  Darshani Sagar    Ward 10
0979.  Rob Gill    5
0980.  Janet Clare
0981.  Marion Morewood    1
0982.  Jack Sloggett    1
0983.  Jeannine Chisholm    1
0984.  Thomas Schmaus    8
0985.  Peggy Jackson    5
0986.  Wendy Hradsky    L5N 2K9
0987.  Kathy Ramsay    2
0988.  R D Ramsay    2
0989.  Bill McDowell
0990.  joan mcdowell
0991.  Pat & Wayne Anderson    1
0992.  Aleksandra Dobranowski
0993.  Anita Duggan    9
0994.  Jean O’Gorman    8
0995.  Bill Orr    3
0996.  Maria Salajko    4
0997.  Branko Salajko    4
0998.  George Stockwell    11
0999.  Patricia Brown    8
1000.  Lou Vernace    7
1001.  Louis Macerola    one
1002.  Elizabeth Macerola    one
1003.  Julia Macerola    one
1004.  Martina Macerola    one
1005.  Rob Bezaire    11
1006.  Sylvie Schmaus    8
1007.  Dennis McCann
1008.  Stephen Culmone
1009.  R mann
1010.  Kim Warburton    2
1011.  Maureen Lanois    2
1012.  Michele Isabella
1013.  Linda Patterson
1014.  Albert Koops    10
1015.  Jo Lewis
1016.  Lynn Fluhmann
1017.  Percy Elliott    Ward 8
1018.  Jeannette Elliott    Ward 8
1019.  Peter Leeney    2
1020.  Lois Bond
1021.  M. Golias    Ward 5
1022.  MJ Golias    Ward 5
1023.  Ronnie Lau    1
1024.  tom golias
1025.  Graham Burrage    Ward 10
1026.  Harolyn Hussain     8
1027.  william i smith    2
1028.  Daniela Giansante    7
1029.  Ron Murphy
1030.  Patrick Vincent
1031.  Tom Mrsic    3 Maja Prentice
1032.  Mary Mrsic    3 Maja Prentice
1033.  Joseph Yousef    L5M 0J6
1034.  Mariam Wassef    L5N 0A5
1035.  Marc Gagne    1
1036.  Carola Jaque
1037.  Gary Baskerville
1038.  Christine Denny
1039.  Peter Spiliotopoulos    11
1040.  John Murray
1041.  Ryszard Rolka
1042.  Bevan Terry
1043.  Art Snooks    8
1044.  Angelik Spiliotopoulos    11
1045.  Marianne Campbell
1046.  Richard Scott Campbell
1047.  Christine Tartaglia
1048.  John Tartaglia
1049.  Tasia & Harry Patrinos
1050.  rita sacchetti    #2
1051.  Dan DiPoce
1052.  John Moore    11
1053.  Peter Harding    8
1054.  Adam Snooks
1055.  Trina Moore    11
1056.  Brenda Astri Haywood    ward 3
1057.  debbie young
1058.  Tracy Taylor
1059.  Mary Napier    8
1060.  Ken Holmes
1061.  Heidi Ellis    8
1062.  Karen Becke
1063.  Tom Guerriero    8
1064.  Paul Becke    8
1065.  Christopher Becke
1066.  Linda Hooper    8
1067.  Robert Hooper    8
1068.  Marianne Baker
1069.  Sherif Ragheb
1070.  Sheref El Sabawy    6
1071.  John Nessim
1072.  sam ghobrial
1073.  adel soliman
1074.  Marlene Condotta    Ward 9
1075.  Judy Soucy    8
1076.  Lawrence Yeung    5
1077.  Michael Nashat
1078.  Gina Golias
1079.  alok dobriyal
1080.  Peter Willson
1081.  Denise Florin    9
1082.  Jim Hogle    8
1083.  RAMEZ TAWFIK
1084.  Maggie Selim
1085.  Loredana Lihet
1086.  Nagy Shaker
1087.  Sandra McKay    8
1088.  Jacek Zielinski    4
1089.  Betty Smith
1090.  Jane Walks    south/east (Lakeview)
1091.  Robin McKay    8
1092.  Matthew Cross    5 – Eve Adams
1093.  Teresa Mruck
1094.  line voided
1095.  line voided
1096.  Tara Connor-Lee    9
1097.  Ed Lee    9
1098.  albert franco    7
1099.  Luigina Franco    7
1100.  Domenico Gerolini    7
1101.  Sabrina Simone    7
1102.  Vanessa Simone    7
1103.  Brian Payne    9
1104.  Nicole    20
1105.  Jia guo Jiang
1106.  Jia Qin Wang
1107.  michael ellis    9
1108.  Bojun Chen    0„2
1109.  Mingxiu Zhai    0„2
1110.  Linda Hooper    8
1111.  Dave Airey    Ward 3
1112.  Irene Tse    11
1113.  Teresa M. Hubacheck    2
1114.  Heather Napier    8
1115.  Walter Oster
1116.  Emad Ghattas
1117.  Essam Kamel
1118.  Jeanne and Tony Collings    3
1119.  Said Attalla
1120.  Lisa Mustard    Ward 11
1121.  Katrina Markes    8
1122.  Peter Highfield    ward 8
1123.  Gregory Markes
1124.  Manal Kelada
1125.  fayez shenouda
1126.  erene keleany
1127.  Maria Joao Plaza    10
1128.  Lawrence Mak
1129.  William Crawford    2
1130.  Jonathan Leung    8
1131.  Vivian Victoria Ng
1132.  Sally Dobie
1133.  Heather Andrighetti
1134.  James Matthews    2
1135.  rosa MacPhatter
1136.  Peter and Maria Markes
1137.  Antonio Vidal    9
1138.  Linda Gordon
1139.  Mohab Ragheb
1140.  shirley ng
1141.  Ray Patrick
1142.  E. Maxemous
1143.  Peter Cheng
1144.  Ken Choi
1145.  Beata Ungureanu
1146.  Irene Cheng    L5V 1G9
1147.  Ralph Edward Bergey    8
1148.  Meghan Goldie
1149.  Lori Goldie
1150.  Calvin Kavanaugh
1151.  Debbie Kavanaugh
1152.  Carmen Hiles
1153.  W. F. Waters    Ward 2
1154.  Peter Erratt    Ward 2
1155.  Cindy Dodson
1156.  Marion Grossman    Ward 2
1157.  Milton Grossman    Ward 2
1158.  Lisa DeFrancesco    2
1159.  Janice bell
1160.  Barry Matthews    2
1161.  Loretta Marshall    2
1162.  Margaret Matthews    2
1163.  Katrina Matthews    2
1164.  J. H. Maclaren    2
1165.  Donna Eggertson    2
1166.  Jason Rozon
1167.  Deborah O’Brien    ward 2
1168.  EVELYN & DON WILKINSON    8
1169.  HelenMaybee
1170.  Maxwell Milligan
1171.  E. Ruth Kitcchen    2
1172.  Howard D. Kitchen    2
1173.  PETER RUITER    2
1174.  Tom Goldie
1175.  E. Thomsen    W 2
1176.  Robert John Craig    2
1177.  Mary-Rose Treasurywala    2
1178.  James H. Latimer    Ward 2
1179.  Doris Hart    2
1180.  Muriel I. Latimer    Ward 2
1181.  Arthur Sam Handley
1182.  Noreen Paxton    2
1183.  G. Sobie    Ward 2
1184.  Joseph Sobie    Ward 2
1185.  Ian McKay
1186.  Alicia Sciriha
1187.  GLORIA YUNG
1188.  Larry Marsden    2
1189.  KAM CHUEN YUNG
1190.  Hazel THE GOD McCallion
1191.  Helen Seto and Ken Kan Hai
1192.  Peter Schurmann    2
1193.  Adi M.Treasurywala    2
1194.  Wilma Wall    2
1195.  Suzanne Schurmann    2
1196.  Jean Kwan
1197.  Ray Haines    two (Pat Mullen)
1198.  Fred Michalek    2
1199.  William Howitt
1200.  MARCI SANDERSON    two ( 2)
1201.  JOAN HOWARD    two ( 2)
1202.  RONHOWARD    two ( 2)
1203.  EDWARD SANDERSON    two ( 2)
1204.  Sara Mody
1205.  Kenroy Campbell
1206.  Kirsten Joyce
1207.  L. Macdonald    2
1208.  Marie C. Lodge    2
1209.  BOB MINERS
1210.  Joanne Jaworski    2
1211.  Paul Jaworski    2
1212.  Paul Jaworski    2
1213.  Henry Jaworski    2
1214.  Henry Jaworski    2
1215.  william g stemshorn
1216.  Brian Cummer
1217.  john mckee    2
1218.  Trish Miners
1219.  Mary Jane Geddes    Two
1220.  Rodney Reichstein    2
1221.  Mary-Jane Reichstein    2
1222.  Scott Harvey    ward 2
1223.  Deborah Harvey    ward 2
1224.  Kathy Bell    2
1225.  Don Bell    2
1226.  Victoria Duynstee    2
1227.  Eugene Duynstee    2
1228.  Pamela Duynstee    2
1229.  Dean Vasilakos    Ward 2
1230.  Albert Fong    2
1231.  Linda Fong    2
1232.  Bodo and Helga Thormeyer    Pat Mullin
1233.  anne & joe olexa    2
1234.  anne & joe olexa    2
1235.  Paul Neziol    2
1236.  Maggie Bras
1237.  Audrey Lightheart    2
1238.  Helen Mou
1239.  Michael Mou
1240.  Scarlette Chan
1241.  raymond wong
1242.  YVONNE WONG
1243.  Norm Dale    2
1244.  Harry Tam    11
1245.  Alice Tam    11
1246.  Brian C. Bernet    2
1247.  Lina
1248.  Jenny Dale    2
1249.  MRS.DONNA CONNOLLY    2
1250.  Rudolf Tung    7
1251.  Bill Burrows
1252.  William Russell
1253.  Roger E. Beaulieu    Ward 4
1254.  Pam Briggs-Jude    1
1255.  Mr.Russell Connolly    2
1256.  Marsha Beaulieu    Ward 4
1257.  Melisa Ricciardi    Ward 10
1258.  Marco Ricciardi    Ward 10
1259.  Morna I. Bernet    2
1260.  Andre Mak    0„2
1261.  Adelina Wong    0„2
1262.  Teresa Mak    0„2
1263.  W J Tourgis    Mullen
1264.  Gus & Alice Spiliotis     2
1265.  Ivan Sack    Ward 2
1266.  Kenneth.B.Foxcroft    Ward 8
1267.  Linda.G.Foxcroft.    Ward 8.
1268.  Anne Kulpa
1269.  Helen Chan    8
1270.  Sharon Seto
1271.  Michelle Seto    6
1272.  Susan Seto
1273.  line voided
1274.  Hoy Seto
1275.  Garry Seto
1276.  Ken Seto
1277.  Garry Jenkins    9
1278.  Michel Wilson    2
1279.  Lorna Kay    2
1280.  Robert Kay    2
1281.  Richard A. McElwain    2
1282.  Catherine Choy
1283.  Dan Cormier    2
1284.  Shawn Cormier    2
1285.  Phyllis Ghany    2
1286.  John Ghany    2
1287.  Thomas Chau
1288.  Andrew White    2
1289.  Fanny Chan
1290.  Farida Lila
1291.  Gloria Finnimore    2
1292.  Petra Scheller    Ward 2
1293.  Edith Scheller    Ward 2
1294.  Scott McNabb
1295.  Alan S. Fair    Ward 2
1296.  Alex Cheong    8
1297.  Ruth Vendryes
1298.  michael josselyn
1299.  Andrew Bell    2
1300.  Campbell Tourgis    2
1301.  Diane Tourgis    2
1302.  Francis Kwok
1303.  Agnes Kwok
1304.  Diane Richardson    2
1305.  Brian Richardson    2
1306.  Tom Clancy    Ward 2
1307.  Frances Clancy    Ward #2
1308.  Jane seto
1309.  rebecca shum
1310.  Michael Foley
1311.  Elizabeth Anderson    2
1312.  Gordon James Anderson    2
1313.  Amy Brabant
1314.  Cheryl Hughes    2
1315.  Yee Seto    10
1316.  joseph camilleri    2
1317.  Isabel Gomes    2
1318.  Peter Grimley    2 (Two)
1319.  Allan & Catherine Thomson
1320.  Eric Smith    Ward 2
1321.  Frank Roelofsen
1322.  Brenda Smith    Ward 2
1323.  Lynn J. Babcock    2
1324.  Krystina and Stephen Holinski    2
1325.  Muriel Wright    5
1326.  Bruce Wright    5
1327.  Ron Sinclair
1328.  Barbara Sinclair
1329.  Baninder Grewal
1330.  Baninder Grewal
1331.  Bruce Lees    11
1332.  Charles Barclay    5
1333.  Ann Barclay    5
1334.  Rick Codlib    5
1335.  Vera Etheridge    5
1336.  Wendy Davis    2
1337.  Jeanie Seto
1338.  Ken Leonard    ward 2
1339.  Clarissa Stevens-Guille    Mississauga South
1340.  Abel Kashani    Mississauga North
1341.  Donald Mcnevan    2
1342.  Ross Morrison    2
1343.  Elizabeth C Morrison    2
1344.  P R Knubley    2
1345.  M M knubley    2
1346.  M M Knubley    2
1347.  Alan Gray
1348.  Jeanette Gray
1349.  Donna Foley
1350.  Paul Gierszewski    2
1351.  Sue Gierszewski    2
1352.  Victoria Greenwood
1353.  Todd Greenwood
1354.  Katherine Hill    2
1355.  lea hill    2
1356.  Mohsmmad Hassan Kashani    Ward 4
1357.  Neshat Banou Kashani    Ward 4
1358.  Yuk Chun Wong
1359.  Christopher Chan
1360.  patricia woodworth    2
1361.  mike and Debbie Bruce
1362.  Mark McCarren    5
1363.  Thom Seto
1364.  jim Siman
1365.  Marcia Kall    2
1366.  M. Catherine Morison
1367.  William G. Morison
1368.  Anneke Corriveau
1369.  Philomena Roelofsen
1370.  Diana Stevens-Guille    2
1371.  Peter Stevens-Guille    2
1372.  Linda Soucier
1373.  Manuela Neto    1
1374.  Robert Wordham
1375.  Joanne Wordham
1376.  Luz Beatriz Vergara.
1377.  David Belcher    10
1378.  Jean Czieslik    2
1379.  Jean Czieslik    2
1380.  Winfried Czieslik    2
1381.  Edward J. Clarke    2
1382.  Michel Bittar
1383.  Janine Bittar
1384.  Lynda Cowan    10
1385.  Michael H Heenan
1386.  Tina Bernard
1387.  Elizabeth Francisco    1
1388.  BRUCE FRANCISCO    1
1389.  Sharon Hirtle
1390.  Wendy Seto
1391.  Troy Goddard
1392.  Gordon Crawford
1393.  Colleen D’Souza    2
1394.  Oswald D’Souza    2
1395.  carolyn goddard
1396.  Marlene Anderson
1397.  George Anderson
1398.  Peter Keenan    2
1399.  Jean Keenan    2
1400.  Brenda Broadfoot    8
1401.  George Moore
1402.  Nancy Filippi
1403.  Susan McGonigle    2
1404.  Mr Ken Yoshida
1405.  Debbie Martin    8
1406.  Cliff Napier    8
1407.  Tam Pham
1408.  Thanh Le Pham
1409.  Kaitlyn Napier
1410.  Eva Liebermann
1411.  George Liebermann
1412.  Brittany Ellis
1413.  line voided
1414.  pat ward    6903 hickling crescent, Mississauga
1415.  Gary I. Jackson    One
1416.  Harvie Dennis    9
1417.  Enn Martin    9
1418.  Shirley Stanton
1419.  SBurian
1420.  mark grossman
1421.  Barbara Grossman
1422.  John & Christine Says    2
1423.  Monique Leblanc
1424.  Mark Grossman
1425.  Mary Canade
1426.  Tony Canade
1427.  Brian Andrade
1428.  Dave Martin
1429.  Donna Seto
1430.  Chimkai Ng    11
1431.  John Policelli
1432.  Elizabeth Girouard    9
1433.  Gregg Byfield    9
1434.  Verna Dennis
1435.  Gail Martin
1436.  Peter J. Cunningham
1437.  Susan Nip
1438.  Vicki Marrack
1439.  Peter Marrack
1440.  Carol & Bob Baxter    Lorne Park
1441.  Jane Dobie
1442.  Sue Prior
1443.  Roberta Vice
1444.  Pat Hammerton    10
1445.  Lynda Rose    Mississauga South
1446.  Darko Naumovski    Ward 1
1447.  Cindy Guyon    Ward 7
1448.  Arn Kashino    Ward 8
1449.  Alice & Guy Launay
1450.  Jeffrey Hand    ward 9
1451.  Anna-Liisa Myatt    2
1452.  Raymond Myatt    2
1453.  Miko Nissim
1454.  Bryan Gladman    11
1455.  Lily Soliman
1456.  Maureen Russell
1457.  Barry Metcalfe    1
1458.  Alverna Metcalfe    1
1459.  Elaine Chan
1460.  Cally Ly
1461.  Chloe Chan
1462.  Taylor Chan
1463.  Amany Seleim
1464.  Shery Takawy
1465.  Ray & Alevia Healey    8
1466.  Richard Peters    4
1467.  Vince Lavorata
1468.  sami naguib
1469.  karoleen naguib    koko
1470.  Pauline Mikhail
1471.  Adel Daoud    9
1472.  Hany Philips
1473.  Nader Fam    Streetsville
1474.  Traiz Zaki
1475.  Sami Mikhaeil    11
1476.  Maggie Megaly    9
1477.  Andrew Sidrak
1478.  Hoda Kamel
1479.  Mary Kamel
1480.  Mona Kamel
1481.  Nader Kamel
1482.  Shawky Iskandir    10
1483.  Hanan El-Mankabadi    11
1484.  Nardine Hanna
1485.  Adel Tadros
1486.  Adel Khalil
1487.  Kirsten Ritchie    10
1488.  Nabil Messiha    4
1489.  Mina khalil
1490.  Mary Khalil
1491.  samy
1492.  Madonna khalil
1493.  Carol Khalil
1494.  Nany
1495.  MICHAEL KHAN    5
1496.  claire tawfilis    we love our mayor Hazel Mc callion our city is the best because of her
1497.  Carl Korneli-Fry    1
1498.  Bob Gladman    11
1499.  Lyn Gladman    11
1500.  Nader Rizk
1501.  Francis Fernandez
1502.  Jane Aziz Youssef
1503.  Hany Eltalawy
1504.  Rafik Morcos
1505.  suzan Awadde Alla Ghattas
1506.  Anastasia Seifert
1507.  Ayman Ayad    4
1508.  samer
1509.  hany Elsonbaty    10
1510.  Donald Edmondson    4
1511.  Nicole Zardo    4
1512.  Maher Zaytoun
1513.  Ramy Elaasar
1514.  JoAnn Drennan    1
1515.  Salem Yousef    4
1516.  Diane Edmondson    6 – unfortunately
1517.  Margaret Moon    6 – unfortunately
1518.  Mike Neary    Ward 3
1519.  Jonathan Vezina    2
1520.  Nasser Mikhail
1521.  Michael J. Fisher, Barrister and Solicitor
1522.  Bruno Brucker    Missisuaga South
1523.  Mrs L Howard    2
1524.  Laurie Smithies
1525.  Laurie Smithies
1526.  Mabel Edith Smithies
1527.  GLENN MACOOMB    FORMER WARD 3 RESIDENT
1528.  Richard William Smithies
1529.  holly huang
1530.  A. Thompson    1
1531.  Vivek Viegas
1532.  kay SHOHET
1533.  helen SHOHET
1534.  Mamdouh Armanios    6
1535.  john smith    8
1536.  Magi Armanios    6
1537.  Peter Armanios    6
1538.  Huili Yin
1539.  rick carroll    5
1540.  Sandra Falcone    1
1541.  Maureen Kolapak    5
1542.  David Christian    Ward 1
1543.  KAMAL YOUSIF
1544.  David Loughlin-Ross    2
1545.  Doreen Seddon    2
1546.  Paul Ingoldsby    2
1547.  Mona Cederberg
1548.  Kelly Carriere    6
1549.  Joan Wells    2
1550.  Caitlin Lusk
1551.  George Botros    8
1552.  Charles May    2
1553.  Michael La Penna
1554.  Corradina La Penna
1555.  Donald Harrington    2
1556.  I Macaulay    2
1557.  Violet Orton    2
1558.  Andrew zhuang    10
1559.  M Macaulay    2
1560.  larry barber    11
1561.  Jane Youssef
1562.  Baher Soliman
1563.  Magdy Philopos
1564.  Isaac Matta
1565.  gerard a larkin    9
1566.  sahar assaad
1567.  azer el rashidy    9
1568.  Amgad Ayad
1569.  Yan Beilei
1570.  Brook Tyler    2
1571.  Nady Ibrahim    10
1572.  Hugh Francisci
1573.  amal
1574.  AshrafSamuel
1575.  Josephine Bau    8
1576.  Maged Ghoubrial    6
1577.  P Wall
1578.  zhixian ma
1579.  Sameh Nashed
1580.  John Wahba    6
1581.  Dalia Fekri    6
1582.  Rafik Botros    6
1583.  Farid Guirguis    8
1584.  A Youwakim
1585.  G Youwakim
1586.  amir el rashidy
1587.  sherry el rashidy
1588.  May Wong
1589.  Fr Paul Guirgis
1590.  laila ibrahim
1591.  laila ibrahim
1592.  Nadia Habib
1593.  Samar Habib
1594.  Sandy Youssef
1595.  Beshoy Habib
1596.  EVET MIKHAIEL
1597.  RIAD WASSEF
1598.  MARIAN WASSEF
1599.  Susanne Sweatman    2
1600.  Scott Sweatman    2
1601.  Gayle Else    11
1602.  Arthur Else    11
1603.  Bill Carty
1604.  Sandra :ee
1605.  Mei Lan Leung
1606.  effat hanna ibrahim    ÿ
1607.  HANA, ADEL FAHMY    4
1608.  Sandi Laing
1609.  Peter Laing
1610.  Douglas & Carol Daer
1611.  Gladys Lafferty    2
1612.  line voided
1613.  Magdy Nashat
1614.  Hanna Takla
1615.  Charles Barrett
1616.  Robert Brown    2
1617.  Jane Brown    2
1618.  Carol Burns    9
1619.  Ingrid Enhagen    two
1620.  Donna Valiquette    2
1621.  Ashraf Salib
1622.  tawfilis    keep our mayor mississauga will die without her
1623.  hani
1624.  Linda McGregor

Done!

And the related MISSISSAUGAWATCH NUMBER ONE IMAGE for 2011

"PROL" (other alias "AV8R" confirmed) online comments at the Mississauga News December 31, 2010

MISSISSAUGAWATCH NUMBER 2 IMAGE for 2011

Once again the “Friends of Hazel” play prominently.

On February 12, 2011, I paid $350.00 for Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash mega-party that saw Sheridan Campus named after her —the very-same campus location she fought so hard to have her son’s lucrative hotel-condo extravangaza built on instead!

“Friend of Hazel” Jim Murray pays tribute to the MYTHissauga Mayor.

Jim Murray, senior vice-president J. J. Barnicke's Mississauga Office, organizer of  Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday $350.00-a-ticket Party.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH NUMBER 3 IMAGE for 2011

In March 2011 we learned the degree to which the Mayor’s Gala was, as Councillor Nando Iannicca put it, just a “fete for the City’s elites. And at the end of the day for every dollar that came in, eighty cents was consumed.”

More research reveals how bogus the Community Foundation of Mississauga is and that “raised millions of dollars to support the arts, culture and heritage” can mean not a single penny has actually gone to Mississauga’s arts, culture and heritage” but simply into the Community Foundation of Mississauga’s management fees!

Freeze-frame "McCallion-backed Ron Starr (left) and Councillor Nando Iannicca" from video "Hazel McCallion Mayor's Gala Scandal: MYTHissauga "raised mmmillions of dollars"

MISSISSAUGAWATCH NUMBER 4 IMAGE for 2011

I stumbled upon these images of Stephen Harper and Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Eve Adams purely by accident while Googling. It shows Ms. Adams in her Conservative blue dress-necklace campaign ensemble posing with the Prime Minister on August 17, 2010.

Was it this MiWay occasion when Stevie approached Eve to run Federally for 2011?…

STEPHEN HARPER POSES WITH MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS, AUGUST 17, 2010 (research credit "EK")

MISSISSAUGAWATCH NUMBER 5 IMAGE for 2011

Man did I enjoy the discovery of this “Starr’s on the Credit” 2008 video! True the video is from 2008 but someone Tweeted the URL in 2011! And what a find!

The Number 5 image for 2011 is this freeze-frame as Ronnie Hawkins tells the assembled “Starr’s on the Credit”party-ers, “Folks, I’d like to tell you that it’s an honour to be here meetin’ all you old timers again. Most of you were going to jail before she took over. Now you’re all rich. Whatta girl”.

I’ve been calling these MYTHissauga hacks “crooks” for years so it was gratifying to have music legend Ronnie Hawkins agree with me!

Ronnie Hawkins quote about Hazel McCallion, "Folks, I'd like to tell you that it's an honour to be here meetin' all you old timers again. Most of you were going to jail before she took over. Now you're all rich. Whatta girl"

MISSISSAUGAWATCH NUMBER 6 IMAGE for 2011

On May 28, 2011 I bought a 2006 black Dodge Charger RT, aimed it at Mississauga City Hall, parked right behind a City of Mississauga knob unit and flicked on my RT’s custom Oracle lights!

This pic is simply this gearhead’s way of announcing that my car’s penis is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay bigger than the limp-dimple on the white 6 cylinder knob-dumpster with Police Envy.

City of Mississauga Corporate Security KNOB UNIT and MISSISSAUGAWATCH 2006 Black Dodge Charger R/T

MISSISSAUGAWATCH NUMBER 7 IMAGE for 2011

What can I say? I’m so PROUD of this inspired cartoon middle-finger salute!

Imagine! ****ing off on a bogus Trade romp to Brazil so you can delay the release of the Judicial Inquiry report until after the Ward 5 by-election. And the Commission letting you!

Hazel McCallion: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Report "Updating Ethical Infrastructure"

MISSISSAUGAWATCH NUMBER 8 IMAGE for 2011

“Friend of Hazel” Katie Mahoney’s 2010 Financial Statement was finally released.

Michael Nobrega, CEO of OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) and former city manager, David O’Brien, an OMERS Board of Director and trustee of the McCallion family trust both contributed the max of $750.00. Both testified at the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry and what performances they were!

Councillor Katie Mahoney was the only councillor to testify at the Inquiry and of what little she could remember, managed to corroborate Nobrega and O’Brien’s version of events. A remarkable feat considering that David “I don’t remember, I don’t recall” O’Brien remembered even less than Mahoney!

My only remaining question is did Nobrega and O’Brien donate before or after Mahoney testified on June 15, 2010?

Mississauga Councillor Katie Mahoney's 2010 Financial Statements reveal both Michael Nobrega and David O'Brien donated $750.00 (maximum allowed) to her 2010 re-election campaign.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH NUMBER 9 IMAGE for 2011

“Friends of Hazel” Fran Rider (President, Ontario Women’s Hockey Association, Diane Kalenchuk (Sales Rep. Royal LePage Realty Plus) and Betty Merkley (RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc) sit with Pat Anderson (Chair, Mississauga Waterfront Festival) as they await the Commissioner’s Judicial Inquiry report.   October 3, 2011.

"Friends of Hazel" Fran Rider (President, Ontario Women's Hockey Association, Diane Kalenchuk (Sales Rep.  Royal LePage Realty Plus) and Betty Merkley (RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc) sit with Pat Anderson (Chair,  Mississauga Waterfront Festival) await th

MISSISSAUGAWATCH NUMBER 10 IMAGE for 2011

I visited OCCUPY TORONTO and St. James Park about a half dozen times. I loved it there and shot hundreds of images. I’ve selected this one as the most important because it echoes something that Councillor Nando Iannicca warned us about back in 2010.

“All animals look at each other differently when watering hole dries out”

OCCUPY TORONTO sign HUNGRY? EAT THE RICH! (October 15, 2011)

Prediction for 2012?

MYTHissauga: Guaranteed to Get Worse!

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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Year in Review: Police, Firefighters, more Police –and Hockey MISSISSAUGAWATCH Top Ten YouTube videos for 2011

December 29th, 2011  

A MISSISSAUGAWATCH quick year in review. Our Top Ten YouTube videos for 2011 based on your view counts. Police and Firefighters scored even bigger than hockey.

Here we go.

NUMBER ONE video for 2011. Uploaded May 14, 2011.

Peel Regional Police 2011 Dodge Charger (Police Day, May 14, 2011) (1:26 min)

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

NUMBER 2 Uploaded May 14, 2011.

Peel Regional Police Dodge Charger with special focus on INTERIOR (Police Day, May 14, 2011)  (3:38 min)

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

NUMBER 3    Uploaded June 7, 2011.

“Starr’s on the Credit” 2008 video of Mississauga elite partying removed from the Net. Why? (6:58 min)

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

NUMBER 4  Uploaded July 11, 2011.

Hana, Maui Hawaii Fire Department (highlighting two beautiful fire engines)  (2:27 min)

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

NUMBER 5  Uploaded April 14, 2011.

Hazel McCallion Mayor’s Gala Scandal: MYTHissauga “raised mmmillions of dollars”  (10:11 min)

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

NUMBER 6   Uploaded June 1, 2011.

St John Sea Dogs Defeat Mississauga Majors for Memorial Cup WIN! Special Thanks to ROGERS  (3:08 min)

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

NUMBER 7   Uploaded July 5, 2011.

Maui, Hawaii Firefighters and Police respond to Lahaina July 4th blaze that destroys house  (9:01 min)

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

NUMBER 8   Uploaded June 3, 2011.

Peel Police 11 Division Jail Cells 11 Division (May 28, 2011 High Definition)  (4:30 min)

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

NUMBER 9   Uploaded May 14, 2011.

Peel Regional Police Tactical Unit: Guns, GUNS, GUNS and RAPPEL. (Police Day, May 14, 2011)  (4:50 min)

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

NUMBER 10   Uploaded May 23, 2011.

St John Sea Dogs overtime goal against the Owen Sound Attack (May 23, 2011)  (7:28 min)

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

Those were the viewers’ Top Ten for 2011.

YouTube lists 174 MISSISSAUGAWATCH-produced videos for 2011. Tomorrow I’ll share what I regard as my Top Ten vids.

And always, always remember…

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, "Dont Be so quick To judge; you only see what I choose to show."

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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Mississauga Civic Centre Christmas Eve 2007, “Celebration Square” Christmas Day 2011 and Nando Iannicca’s Lessons of a Beer Fridge

December 26th, 2011  

Today, a bit of history of the Mississauga Civic Centre —including insight (sadly) into the Human Condition.

This YouTube video is a compilation of three separate video clips:

  1. Footage from the Mississauga Civic Centre WebCam showing what the old Mississauga Civic Centre looked on Christmas Eve 2007.
  2. April 29, 2009 video of Councillor Nando Iannicca urging support for the renovation of the DownTown Square and
  3. Footage from the Mississauga Civic Centre WebCam showing yesterday’s Christmas Day 2011 activities at the newly-renovated Mississauga Celebration Square.

Mississauga WebCam: Old Civic Centre Christmas Eve 2007 and “Celebration Square” Christmas Day 2011 (7:28 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Councillor Nanda Iannicca, Mississauga Special Council meeting, April 29, 2009

—because, Madam Mayor, you’ve spoken to it in very stark, correct political terms. And I think you’ve outlined it beautifully.

And I’m going to take a different tack. I’m going to be very abstract with my councillor-colleagues right now. So please indulge me. Because I want to talk about a beer fridge.

Cuz I hope this brings the point across that I want to bring in.

And the beer fridge I’m talking about was the concept that won a professor a Nobel Prize. And you may know the movie that speaks to it. It was “A Beautiful Mind”.

And the professor from the United States, who won an award for Economics from Nobel because he explained the theory of Enlightened Self Interest. We all have Self Interest. But the smart ones in the crowd know what Enlightened Self Interest is.

The analogy he used, and I won’t here today, related to the uh, favours of a lovely woman. We won’t talk about that. We’re going to talk about a different example that social scientists have used. And it was a beer fridge. True story.

What they did was they took a beer fridge and they put it on the dormitory of a university campus. And they took a bunch of folks just like us. Said, you all sleep on this floor. At the end of the hall, here’s a brand new beer fridge. And we, Molson’s, Labatts —pick one, are going to stock it with beer. Every. Day.

And we’ve done a count. We’ve got more beer in there than twelve people could possibly drink in a week!

But we’re going to stock it with that much and there’s only one condition. True story by the way. That at the end of the night when we come to restock the fridge, so long as one bottle is left, we’ll fill it to capacity. You get another thousand bottles.

So if you only drank two hundred, we put two hundred back in. You drank nine hundred, we put the other nine hundred back in. If you drink nine hundred and ninety-nine and there’s one, we’ll put nine ninety-nine in.

But of course if there’s none, the game is over.

Lasted one night.

The fridge was empty at the end of the night.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Special Council meeting, April 29, 2009

[laughs]

Councillor Nanda Iannicca, Mississauga Special Council meeting, April 29, 2009

True story.

Because what people pursued was Self Interest, not Enlightened Self [Interest].

They say, Hell, it’s here now. I’m going to throw it under my bed now. At least I end up with a hundred beers. At the end of the day, nobody got any more beer.

That, dare I say, is exactly what is happening here. For the reason the Mayor touched upon. This is the program we’ve been given. These are the rules of the game. I didn’t say it at Council but I will say it now. Because there’s a fallacy of understanding here.

I don’t want to pick on the noise walls but I will use that as an example. “My residents don’t want the Downtown Square. They prefer noise walls.” Fact of the matter is they don’t. It’s an unassailable fact —if, Councillor Prentice, with the greatest of respect, I were to come in your community and talk to your people who benefit from the noise wall, of course, they’d rather see a noise wall instead of anything in the Downtown Square. Just like they’d rather see a library over there.

My residents don’t want me to support a Downtown Square if it otherwise leads to the improvement of the parkette next door to their home.

But if you walk in and say, “Hold on, hold on. Not everybody’s getting everything. You may not get the parkette next door to you —that person over there might instead get a sound wall.” What are they going to say?

Well, the rest of the city is going to say, to hell with that, build the Downtown Square. At least I benefit from that!

Dare I say in your own wards, if you were putting in sound walls or a parkette, the residents that immediately benefit, will say it’s a great idea. But take me into your wards. Take me in any ward and have me talk to the community that lives furthest away from your sound wall. Say, “Hi, you get a sound wall down there. And those people, “What do I get?” Well you get the privilege of paying for it. “Well do I get my parkette?” Nooo.

Well, what’s Plan B? Well we can do the Town Square for everybody.

Well do the Town Square, what am I, stupid? Do you not all see that? It’s self-evident.

The more fundamental point is the Mayor’s: These are the rules of the game. They’re going to pick a project that ma— And Councillor Prentice —Councillor Saito has just said, “They don’t think that way”. That’s the point —they don’t think that way. They’re thinking in terms of their Self Interest, not Enlightened Self Interest.

If we’re thinking along the line —well, Councillor Saito, I think they hold us to a higher standard. If what we are practising is Enlightened Self Interest in getting some of this pool of funds, what the Mayor has said is absolutely true, I think without question.

Here is your list. What’s the one big sexy one. What’s the one that makes the most sense to us? Because God forbid, I don’t think they’re just thinking of Mississauga. I think they’re thinking of a whole country. And a little bit of pathway lighting, I don’t think it turns their crank. I don’t think they’re terribly excited about something like that.

So at the end of the day, unless you think we’re all going to end up with some “beer”, we’re going to end up with none of it. And at the end of the day the decision will be what will give us more bang for the buck that we think we’ve shared the wealth with an entire community.

It is a project like a town civic square that might do it, or a waterfront project —that makes sense. Or the Chappell property —it’s kind of our High Park.

But if you start divying up into little pieces, and say give us all a six-pack, nobody gets any “beer”. I don’t know how much more self-evident I can make it than that. The Mayor said it better than me.

At the end of the day, Madam Mayor, I don’t know what Plan B is —I think it’s yours. Put them all on the list. Let’s see what shakes down. I don’t want to argue against sound walls. I think Councillor Prentice has said it all along. Sure I’m willing to give them a try.

But at the end of the day you’ve got to look at it from the eyes of the Federal Government. Like it or not, these are their rules. Let’s do something that’s going to meet with success because the last piece of the puzzle is this: under Enlightened Self Interest, if we get the funding for the Town Square —civic rehabilitation and all the other things that relates to it, that are greatly understood I might add, by definition, the life of our 10-year capital budget, it opens up funds for other things.

It’s taken —my example, why would I take my kids to Disneyland next year if my grandparents or their grandparents are going to take them on their own time? I’ll save that money and do something else with it. That’s what will percolate down. Otherwise no one gets any “beer” it seems to me.

So Madam Mayor, it is what it is. It’s going to be a decision out of our hands. Let’s hope we get our fair share. But I think to put something simple, clean and neat before the Federal Government is our greatest chance of doing. This parochialism will kill it for all of us in my opinion.

Thank you, Madam Mayor.

Music: Blue Danube as Civic Centre WebCam feed shows Christmas Day 2011 activity at the newly-renovated “Celebration Square”.

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Mississauga city hall  civic centre hockey
Playing hockey after the official tree lighting ceremony at Mississauga Civic Centre on November 24, 2006

 

Mississauga Web Cam – Live!

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Peel Regional Police, Mississauga Fire Department and Peel Ambulance Services respond (again) December 21 2011

December 21st, 2011  

So I’m driving to run some errands for my parents and danged if I don’t hit on another accident attracting all manner of Peel Emergency Services. Video features Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Ambulance Services and a Peel Police officer who looks like he’s been swallowed by two Mississauga Transit buses at the 2:12 minute mark!

Peel Regional Police, Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Ambulance respond (again) December 21 2011 (3:31 min)

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH driving south on Erin Mills Parkway, December 18, 2011

It is Wednesday, December the 21st, 2011. Actually it’s Winter Solstice Eve, and I’m going south here on Erin Mill Parkway heading towards Burnhamthorpe and there’s clearly been an accident. Or something.

And let’s hope it’s just a fender-bender.

I suspect that Erin Mills is closed. Yeah. And we’ve got ambulances and stuff.

They want us going around pretty fast. So I’m going.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH parked at gas station east side of Erin Mills Parkway, December 18, 2011

I doubt we’re going to be able to videotape long.

Let’s see what we got here. Got Emergency Services. Ambulance. There’s a Mississauga Fire Truck —probably auto extrication. And —another ambulance here. Soon as the ambulances come then you know that —well, let’s hope that it’s just precautionary.

Okay. I’m going to try from a different angle.

The police officer is still there directing traffic. I feel sorry for the police officer. There’s just one there right now.

Turning camera off.

Okay I just moved to a slightly different angle and I’m wrong. There’s actually two Peel Police cars. There’s one over here. And one over on this side.

I’ll just pan out a little bit. He’s getting them through pretty well.

I do not like that police officer standing right there in front of all that traffic!

Peel Police. Part of Peel Region Emergency Services.

And all that officer really has protecting him is that bright yellow jacket.

That guy’s taken off. So I guess they’ve done their thing.

That’s two of them [tow trucks] there. At least nobody is hurt.

The fire engine’s going. Fire truck I should say.

So. Turning camera off.

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PEEL REGIONAL POLICE at CREDIT VALLEY HOSPITAL

CREDIT VALLEY HOSPITAL AMBULANCES "Busy Night" February 6, 2011

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Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Regional Police and Peel Ambulance Services respond to fire, December 18, 2011

December 18th, 2011  

From the Mississauga News:

Firefighters rescue woman

Julie Slack
Dec 18, 2011 – 3:25 PM

Mississauga firefighters rescued a woman from a burning townhouse just before noon today.

Peel Police said the woman is recovering at hospital along with another person who was also at home when the fire broke out.

When Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services arrived at 1050 Bristol Rd. the townhouse was totally engulfed in flames. They were told there was a woman trapped in an upstairs bedroom.

Fire crews entered the home and located the victim who was removed from the house and transported to hospital with minor injuries including smoke inhalation.

Firefighters got the blaze under control quickly, but remain on scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Here’s what happened after Mississauga firefighters got the blaze under control quickly and remained on the scene. Video features Peel Emergency Services, Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Regional Police and Peel Ambulance Services.

Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Regional Police and Peel Ambulance Services respond Dec 18, 2011 (3:30 min)

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from inside car parked on the east side of Creditview south of Bristol, December 18, 2011

It is Sunday, December the 18th, 2011 and there’s a whole bunch of Mississauga fire trucks there. No idea why.

This is Creditview.

It’s rare that you get the trucks —this many all at once.

Let’s go right in there, telephoto.

This is our Emergency Services.

And just to give you an idea of the whole scene, we’ve got pumpers here. That’s A101.

We’ve got Peel Regional Police. Dodge Charger.

Okay. On the bright side, they’ve got it under control. It’s very easy to tell —that they do.

City of Mississauga Fire Department. And a colleague from Peel Regional Police.

Oh. And I forgot to point out they have that as well so a full complement of Emergency Fire Services here.

Hmm. A hose there.

Oh, another police car. Coming in.

Should point out, Peel Regional Police, they’re hiring.

Oh, wait a second. There’s a police officer coming over this way. Let’s see if he’s going to tell me to turn the camera off.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH getting out of the car now parked on the west side of Creditview south of Bristol, December 18, 2011

It is still Sunday, December the 18th, 2011 and I was asked to move. So was the guy in front of me. For better flow of traffic.

And it was really nice. The officer recognized me as the “Mississauga watch dog lady”, (woof, woof) and so —yeah, I can smell smoke. And now that I’ve gotten out and across the street, I can now see where the problem is.

Oh, man.

And we’ve got Emergency Services. We’ve got the Ambulance. This.

Anyway, don’t want to stay too long

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PEEL EMERGENCY SERVICES, MISSISSAUGA FIRE DEPARTMENT, PEEL REGIONAL POLICE and PEEL AMBULANCE SERVICES  December 18, 2011

 

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Harper Government’s plan to scrap Long Gun Registry UNANIMOUSLY opposed by Mississauga Council. Retain data urged.

December 16th, 2011  

Let’s get to it.

Today’s video (special thanks ROGERS Cable 10 Mississauga), complete with video transcript.

Harper Government’s plan to scrap Long Gun Registry UNANIMOUSLY opposed by Mississauga Council (1:56 min)

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Motilall Sarjoo, President, Brampton-Mississauga & District Labour Council,  Mississauga Council December 16, 2011

Thanks.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council December 16, 2011

I have a motion I’d like to read while you’re here to deal with it.

Moved by Councillor Crombie and seconded by Councillor Dale. Councillor Dale is on our Police Services Board. So he knows the support of Peel Regional Police.

Whereas on October 25, 2011 the Minister of Public Safety —woweee, that’s quite a title! “Public Safety”. Introduced Bill Cat[laughs] an act —he might have a conflict, an act to amend the Criminal Code and FireArms Act ending the Long Gun Registry Act and requiring the destruction of the existing information.

And whereas Peel Regional Police, among many other agencies and organizations as well as individual citizens, believe that the Long Gun Registry is an important tool in preserving the safety of citizens —and officers, in their day-to-day duties,

Now therefore, be it resolved that Council of the Corporation of the City of Mississauga requests the Federal Government to reconsider the proposed legislation, or at a minimum, permit the provinces to retain the information currently in the Registration database.

A letter sent to the Prime Minister, transmitting this resolution, with copies to the MPs, and requesting their support, any response from them as to any action they are prepared to take —on this issue.

You’ve heard the motion.

And I’m going to ask for a recorded vote because the Mayor wants to vote on this.

City Clerk, Crystal Greer, Mississauga Council December 16, 2011

All those in favour of the motion, please stand.

The motion carries unanimously.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council December 16, 2011

Thank you.

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Here is a cut-and-paste from the Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Part 2 at mississauga,ca. You can read Deputy Chief Paul Tetzlaff’s original email to Mayor Hazel McCallion at:  www.mississauga.ca/file/COM/2011CouncilAgenda_14DecPart2.pdf

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From: Tetzlaff, Paul
Sent: 11/24/2011 11 :36 AM
To: Carol Horvat
Subject: FW: Long Gun Registry Bill C-19

Good morning Carol,

Chief Metcalf has requested that I respond to your inquiry regarding the federal government’s
proposal to end the long-gun registry.

Peel Regional Police believe that the long-gun registry is an important tool in preserving the
safety of our citizens and our own officers in their day to day duties. On a daily basis, we
access the registration database to be forewarned of situations where a firearm may be
encountered, and to identify the rightful owners of firearms that come into our possession. We
are concerned that not only does the legislation end the registration of long-guns on a go forward
basis, it requires the destruction of the existing information.

In the interest of community and officer safety, PRP cannot support the government’s position
on this issue. If the government is intent on enacting the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act, as
it appears they are, at a minimum the provinces should be permitted to retain the information
currently in the registration database.

I have attached a ‘Long Gun Registry Background’ document for your further information.
As an aside, I am meeting with Motilall Sarjoo and members of the Labour Council on Monday
next at 10 AM.

If I may be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me directly.

Regards … Paul
Paul Tetzlaff
Deputy Chief of Police

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Background

On 25 October 2011, the Minister of Public Safety introduced Bill C-19, an Act to amend
the Criminal Code and Firearms Act in the House of Commons. The short title of the bill
is called Ending the Long-gun Registry Act.

The government’s stated purpose of the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act is to ensure
Canadian firearm laws target real criminals and protect the safety of the public. The
proposed legislation will remove the requirement to register firearms that are neither
prohibited nor restricted. In other words, the main objective of the Act is to remove the
requirement for long-gun owners to register their hunting rifles and shotguns. The new
legislation will also require the destruction of existing records, held in the Canadian
Firearms Registry and under the control of chief firearms officers that relate to the
registration of such firearms. Additionally, the purpose of the new legislation is to amend
several sections of the Firearms Act, primarily to reflect the change that registration
certificates will no longer be required for non-restricted firearms.

Anticipated Effect on Police Officers and Police Services

In general, the proposed amendments to the Criminal Code will mean that a failure to
hold a registration certificate for a non-restricted firearm will not give rise to any of the
offences related to unauthorized possession of a firearm. Additionally, since the failure to
hold a registration certificate for a non-restricted firearm will no longer constitute an
offence for unauthorized possession, police will not be able to seize a non-restricted
firearm. Police will want to be alert to any issues concerning officer safety as a result of
this limit on the ability to seize certain firearms when an individual cannot produce a
registration certificate.

It should also be noted that firearms owners will still require a valid firearms licence to
purchase or possess firearms and to purchase ammunition. Firearms owners will also still
be required to undergo background checks, pass a firearms safety training course and
comply with firearms safe storage and transportation requirements for all firearms. While
the long-gun registry will be gone and only prohibited and restricted firearms will be
covered under the registry system, it is clear from the above that certain safety measures,
such as background checks and training courses, will remain in place.

The proposed legislation will order the destruction of all records in the Canadian
Firearms Registry related to non-prohibited and non-restricted firearms. This will greatly
impact police forces as they will no longer have access to such infornation. The repeal of
the requirement for long-gun owners to register will affect police ability to accurately
query CPIC to determine whether a gun might be encountered in a situation. Police forces
rely on the firearms registry search on a day-to-day basis for a variety of reasons,
including officer safety. With the elimination of registration certificates and the
destruction of the firearms records for nonrestricted firearms, many gun-owners will not
be captured in the search and an officer’s ability to rely on such searches for safety
purposes will be significantly diminished.

 

 

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Additionally, the new legislation may have negative consequences on police
investigations. The registry assists police officers in their investigations because it allows
them to trace the owners of firearms used to commit criminal offences and identify
owners of stolen firearms. Under the current legislation, when police officers recover a
non-prohibited or non-restricted gun at the scene of a crime, they can trace it to its
rightful owner. This will no longer be the case once the long-gun registry is abolished
under the proposed legislation. The gun registry is an essential tool used by police when
taking preventive action and in enforcing prohibition orders. The registry is used to
ensure that all firearms are removed from an individual’s possession when the situation
warrants it. Abolishing the requirement of registration for long-guns will diminish the
gun registry usefulness to police as a crime prevention tool.

Finally, the licensing process screens gun owners for risk factors and registration holds
them accountable for their guns. These two things taken together reduce the risk that
dangerous people will have access to firearms. As a result of the removal of long-gun
registration, it may very well be that police forces could be faced with an increase in gun
related issues.

What follows is the entire Bill C-19 – Long Gun Registry deputation complete with debate, the motion and voting —21:38 minutes worth. Thanks to MississaugaNewsREEL (and of course ROGERS Cable 10 Mississauga)

Retain Long Gun Registry Bill C-19 existing records, Mississauga Council debate (21:38)

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES from Mississauga Council Agenda
(cut-and-pastes)

 

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From: Motilall Sarjoo
Sent: 11/17/2011 9:39 PM
To: Hazel McCallion; SusanFennell
Subject: Long Gun Registry Bill C-19
Dear Mayor S. Fennell and H. McCallion

As you may be aware, the Long gun Registry Bill C-19, will be tabled in Parliament very
soon for it’s third and final reading. The Brampton-Missisauga and District Labour
Council represents over twenty six thousand members within the Region of Peel.

As President of this organization, I am seeking your support in form of a letter to the
Prime Minister requesting that he understands our quest to stop gun related violences
within our community by keeping the Gun Registry intact.

Please see attached fact sheet and letter to Premiere Dalton McGuinty from Ontario
Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan for further information.

Thank you for your continued support.

Motilall Sarjoo (SARJ)
President
Brampton-Mississauga & District Labour Council

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The Conservative Government has tabled Bill C-19, an Act to amend the Criminal
Code and the Firearms Act. The Bill would eliminate the mandatory registration of
non-restricted firearms (rifles and shotguns) and destroy all of the data it has
collected so far.

The gun registry is part of a package of provisions established in response to public
pressure following the tragic loss of 14 young women’s lives on December 6, 1989.
By introducing stronger gun control laws, Canada has reduced the amount of
firearm-related violence and death. Now the Conservatives want to take us back 15
years and put the narrow interests of the US-backed gun lobby ahead of the lives
and safety of Canadians.

Let’s get real.

The Gun Registry is an important tool for workplace and community safety.

Police have estimated that they use the registry over 17,000 times a day, and say it
helps them prevent, investigate and solve crimes. Social workers, paramedics,
firefighters and other first responders use the information in the database to help
them keep safe on the job. They need to know when there is a gun in the home or
whether there is a risk of gun violence before they enter a situation, so they can
quickly devise a plan to ensure the safety of workers, clients and patients.

There are currently seven million registered “non-restricted guns”. This category
includes rifles and shotguns, such as the powerful semiautomatic Ruger Mini 14
used in the Montreal Massacre, and sniper rifles, including the .50 calibre sniper
rifle. Rifles and shotguns are the most used weapons in domestic violence, suicides
and to kill police officers. They also figure prominently in incidents of workplace
violence, like the 1999 tragedy at the OC Transpo bus yard in Ottawa.

Gun violence is not only a big city issue. Domestic violence, suicide, and murders of
police officers with firearms occur more often, on a per capita basis, in rural
communities. Women experiencing domestic violence in rural areas report threats
and intimidation using firearms.

A 2010 Ipsos Reid poll showed that two thirds of Canadians support the gun
registry. Even in rural areas, supporters equal opponents. Although they are less
vocal, the vast majority of people living with gun owners, and the majority of rural
women, support the registry.

According to the RCMP, abolishing the long-gun registry would save less than
$4 million per year. The costs involved with destroying the data have not been
identified by the government. The money to set up the registry has already been
spent – what a waste of taxpayers’ investment to simply throw it away.

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The gun registry helps reduce violence.

Statistics Canada reports that rates of homicide involving rifles or shotguns in 2010
were about one-fIfth of those seen 30 years ago.

Firearm-related suicides have decreased by 43 per cent since the introduction of
stricter gun laws in 1991 and by 23 per cent since the introduction of the Firearms
Act in 1995.

Workers in shelters and child welfare agencies believe that the long-gun registry
helps keep vulnerable women and children safer. Since its enactment, the rate of
women murdered with ftrearms by their intimate partner has decreased by 69 per
cent.

Listen to the experts

The Conservative government is fast-tracking the passage of this bill in order
to avoid a full discussion of its implications on the safety of workplaces and
communities. Here’s what they don’t want to hear:

“The registry is a valuable tool that assists law enforcement with investigation,
prevention, tracing, accountability and provided at the national level is cost effective
and consistent across the country.”
-Canadian Police Association

“We treat patients on a regular basis who are suicidal and who are victims of
domestic assault. We know that a long-gun in the home puts both types of patients
at a signiftcantly higher risk of being killed. Since many of these patients come to
the hospital accompanied by police, we work with the police, who use the registry
regularly to determine if the patient has a gun registered in the home. This
knowledge, together with information as to whether the police then removed the
ftrearm, helps us to assess the patient’s safety plan and to ensure that these
impulsive potential methods of injury or death are removed.”
-Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

“Violence against women is a $4 billion problem in this country. Every year,
100,000 women and children leave their homes fleeing violence and abuse. Longguns
and rifles are used to intimidate women and the threat of a rifle is often a
significant reason that women don’t risk leaving to seek help. YWCA Canada
supports the long-gun registry as a public safety tool as there is clear evidence that
it helps make women and children’s lives safer. Our shelters tell us it is both useful
and needed. Our rural shelters tell us police consult it every time they go to a
domestic violence incident. These are deliberate and speciftc searches for the
presence of firearms in the home. In 2009, approximately 7,000 registration
certiftcates were revoked for public safety concerns. Dismantling the registry is not
in the interests of women living at risk of domestic violence”
-Paulette Senior, CEO, YWCA Canada

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The best way to protect the data is to save the gun registry.

Some provinces have said that they would keep the registry going in their
jurisdiction if the federal government eliminates it. Some are calling for an
amendment to the legislation to save the data. But the cheapest and most effective
way to save the data is to keep the national registry.

Protect workplace and community safety

The Canadian Labour Congress supports the long-gun registry as an effective tool
for workplace and community safety. Eliminating it will put workers and Canadians
at risk.

Write your Members of Parliament and tell them to listen to the evidence, consider
the impact of this legislation, and oppose Bill C-19.
SSjfll/cope225

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November 10,2011
Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier
Legislative Building
Queen’s Park
Toronto ON
M7A 1Ai

RE: Federal Government’s Decision to Cancel the Long-Gun Registry and Destroy the
Registry’s Current Records

Dear Mr. McGuinty:

The Ontario Federation of Labour is opposed to the federal government’s recent decision to
cancel the long-gun registry and, in addition, destroy the registry’s current records. I am writing
you today to call on you and your government to stand with the government of Quebec,
women’s and labollr organizations, physicians and police associations in publicly opposing Bill
C-19 and dernandirlg the Ontario data collected by the gun registry be turned over to
Ontarians.

Ontarians know the gun registry has helped save lives. Statistics Canada reports that rates of
homicide involving rifles or shotguns in 2010 were one-fifth of those seen 30 years ago.
Workers in shelters and child welfare agencies know that the long-gun registry helps keep
vulnerable women and children safer. Since Its enactment, the rate of women murdered with
firearms by their intimate partners has dropped by 69 per cent We also know that firearmrelated
suicides have decreased by 43 per cent since the introduction of stricter gun laws in
1991 and by 23 per cent since the introduction of the Firearms Act in 1995.

The gun registry is an important tool for workplace sidely. Police estimated that across
Canada they use the registry over 17,000 times a day Police agencies are very clear that the
registry helps them to prevent, investigate and solve crimes. Social workers, paramedics,
firefighters and other first responders use the information in the database to help keep them
safe on the job. They need to know when ihere is a gun in the home or whether there is a risk
of gun violence before they enter a situation, so they can quickly devise a plan to ensure the
safely of workers, clients and patients.

Opponents have criticized the registry for its “judgement” onaw-abiding Canadian hunters,
alongside its apparent ineffectiveness at preventing actual gun-related crimes. Yet while this
popular rhetoric has debated the rights and day-to-day realities of hunters almost incessantly,
there has been much less discussion as to how the gun registry relates to the rights of women.

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We know firearms play an important role in explaining the disproportionate number of domestic
violence-related homicides in rural and remote areas. A 2010 report by the VictimNVitness
Assistance Program of East Region, Ontario notes that women in the rural community of GreyBruce
‘reported the use of or threat with a weapon at more than twice the national rate as
reported in the Stats Canada Family Violence Survey”‘. Accordingly, the High Risk Review
Assessment Tool for Domestic/Partner Violence of South Hastings, Prince Edward County,
Ontario lists “Partner has a gun or has easy access to one” as the fourth out of eleven high risk
indicators used to assess the risk of lethality for women living With or leaving a relationship
where there has been past domestic violence’. In fact, almost every region in Ontario, rural or
urban, includes screening for access to firearms in their assessment of women’s safety in
domestic violence investigations. With the registry scrapped, these firearms will become
invisible.

The facts related to women, firearms and domestic violence have been regularly diminished
throughout the political deliberation of the long-gun registry. Now, with the federal decision
nigh, they appear totally absent. Women’s disproportionate vulnerability to domestic violence
and sexual assault, in particular, means that women’ experience of these crimes in context with
the threat of firearms violence is different than men’s experience of the threat of firearm
violence.

I urge your government to consider the needs of women in your assessment and response to
this important issue. In particular, we ask that you:

• In alliance with Quebec’s provincial response, ask the federal government to allow
Ontario to keep the data from the soon-to-be-destroyed federal long-gun registry
• Actively challenge the federal government’s intention to fast-track the bill that will bring
the registry to an end through the House of Commons. We believe that this action is
intended to limit debate on the subject of the registry which, in itself, IS a problematic
process
• Actively challenge the federal government’s intention to limit debate on the subject of
the registry. This topic requires debate, as public opinion across provinces and
demographics is clearly not unanimous
• Consider how to create enforceable best practices that strengthen the registry’s
compliance measures instead of simply labeling the registry as ineffectual
• Consult with survivors of firearm violence, including those who survived the Montreal
Massacre and survivors of domestic violence. Incorporate their expertise in future
reviews of firearm-related policy and law as was done following the December 6, 1989
incident
• Consult with service providers and advocates that support women experiencing
violence and incorporate their expertise in future reviews of firearm-related policy and
law,

I Kasdorff, Deborah and Barbara Erb, “Serving Victims of Violence in Rural Communities: Chcdienges and Best Practices”,
Victim/Witness Assistance Program, East Region, January 2010,13
High Risk Review Assessment (Domestic/Partner Violence), HART Centre and South Hastings, Prince Edward County, and
DART Bancroft, p. 1

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Though the set-up and maintenance of the registry has a cost, this is small when compared to
the costs of murders of women and children, inquests related to these occurrences and
prosecutions of violent men who use firearms. This Federation acknowledges the financial cost
of the registry as well. We strongly feel that addressing violence against women is indeed a
financial investment, however one worth taking.

Sincerely,
Patrick (Sid) Ryan
President

c.c. Honourable Laurel Broten, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues
OFL Executive Board
OFL Women’s Committee
Ken Georgetti, CLC President
Andrea Horwath, MPP, Leader, New Democratic Party of Ontario
Tim Hudak, MPP, Leader Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

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Peel Police 2011 Police Package Dodge Charger at Mississauga City Hall Celebration Square

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Mississauga Graffiti report: It’s not graffiti without the police! And the “Bomb It” documentary.

December 12th, 2011  

The MISSISSAUGAWATCH Christmas message?…

“The System is CORRUPT, there is no way to fix it.” Ho! Ho! Ho!

So. Today’s video, complete with transcript.

Mississauga Graffiti report: It’s not graffiti without the police! And the “Bomb It” documentary (14:34 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from undisclosed graffiti location in Mississauga. December 2, 2011

It is Saturday, December the 2nd, 2011.

There was a really interesting, revealing documentary on graffiti just a couple of days ago. And I thought now would be a good time to summarize some of the graffiti sites in the City of Mississauga that I’ve been documenting since April 2009.

Most of the material I’ve never put up on the internet either in photographs or in video. And the main reason for that, to be clear, is I know that if any of these writers were to get caught, anything that I might post on the internet would be used against them. And so that’s why I try to keep as much of it as possible off the Net and just primarily for research.

But I thought also that now is the time to start properly reporting on graffiti. And also using parts of the documentary that I saw. I believe it was called, “BOMB IT”.

And I thought one of the best things to do first of all is to come to some agreement regarding terms.

What I’ve done is I’ve highlighted all the terms. I’ve gone through them and these are the graffiti terms that I want to read in, for the record —and see how many apply here at the City of Mississauga. I’ll start with “U” first of all because there’s really an important one.

And it’s “UP”. And Up,

“Describes a writer whose work appears regularly everywhere and who is currently writing.”

So this guy here, “HACR”, is “up”. Meaning his graffiti is “up”. His tags are “up”.

So I guess what happens is as soon as you tag, you’re “up”. That doesn’t mean that you’re an “up” artist as seen regularly. However, “HACR” here is truly “up” because —he’s pretty ubiquitous. You can find his work very small on trucks.

Like for example, right there is a “HACR” on a white cube truck. And also he does rather large pieces like this as well.

So now you know what UP is, let’s go here with the “A”s and “ALL CITY”.

“What a writer is considered to be when he/she is “up”, but this term implies more status than being just “up”. Many people can be “up”, but only a select few can be considered “all city”. Can also refer to a crew instead of just one writer. “

And in the case of “HACR” he’s truly “up”. He’s the prominent writer in Mississauga. And the other one, I would say is quite prominent is “MYOH”. The two are frequently seen together and they’re part of the “OGC” graffiti crew.

So. That’s “ALL CITY”. Let’s go with “BACK IN THE DAY”.

“BACK IN THE DAY”

Refers to the “old days”, old school, or when a writer first started writing. Also a hip-hop/rap term.

“OLD SCHOOL”. Let’s see what it says about “OLD SCHOOL”.

General term used to refer to the early days of writing, more specifically, the mid 70s to ’82 or ’83. Also may refer to hip-hop music of this period. Old-school writers are given respect for being there when it all started, and specific writers are remembered for creating specific styles.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” begins]

Graffiti artist “Cornbread”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I was the world’s first graffiti artist. It started here in Philadelphia and went to Europe, Japan, Africa —you name it it’s there. And all roads leads back to me.

Lorenzo McKray “Cornbread“s brother, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

—as he did, his name just seemed to grow and grow and grow. He just became a household name more or less.

Graffiti artist “Cornbread“, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1971, a friend of mine named Cornelius Hosey got killed.

The newspapers thought the “Corn” was for “Cornbread” and they erroneously announced my death in the newspapers.

I went to the Philadelphia Zoo. I wrote on the concession stands. I wrote on the wall where the monkeys at. Where the lions is at. On the park benches.

I wrote, “CORNBREAD LIVES” on both sides of the elephant.

I got locked up for that.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” ends]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from undisclosed graffiti location in Mississauga. December 2, 2011

“THROWUP”

Over time, this term has been applied to many different types of graffiti.  It is a name painted quickly with one layer of spray paint and an outline.

Throwups are generally only one or two colors, no more.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” begins]

Graffiti writer “COPE 2”

This is how we do a throwup. I’m going to show all you new jack mother******s out there.

First you do your outline. Then you fill it in. Using a fat cap, which spreads real quick, as you can see. Now I’m outlining my throwup. Take me up to a minute or two.

BOOM. And that’s it, baby. It’s a wrap.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” ends]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from undisclosed graffiti location in Mississauga. December 2, 2011

“SCRUB”

A certain type of throwup (usually two colors) that is filled very quickly with back-and-forth lines, rather than filled in solid.

So I would think that this —I’ve already mentioned is a throwup. I also think that this likely qualifies as a scrub. Because it says it’s “a certain type of throwup (usually two colors)” in this case white and black.

You can argue that white and black aren’t colours, feel free. And “that it is filled very quickly back-and-forth lines, rather than filled in solid”.

See, it’s done very, very quickly. And likely because we are here in one of the busiest intersections in Mississauga. So when he’s doing this, there’s always a danger of being caught.

So I think that’s a scrub.

“BITE”

To copy another writer’s style. This is considered a no-no and is looked down upon, even though writers often borrow imagery from cartoons and comics.
“BLOCKBUSTER”. Now this I’ve seen.

Big, square letters, often tilted back and forth and in (usually) two colors. Mainly invented to cover over other people and to paint whole trains easily.

I’ve seen BLOCKBUSTERS. There’s a BLOCKBUSTER at . There’s definitely a BLOCKBUSTER that I won’t give the location to at all.

And they can be seen —they can be sometimes ten feet high.

Really, truly BLOCK BUSTER.

 Here’s one. “BOMB”.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” begins]

Graffiti bomber “Ramm-ell-Zee”

We didn’t call ourselves “graffiti writers”. Society called us that.

We called ourselves “bombers”. We were in the military. The military doesn’t do what you guys think. We don’t care about you.

We’re into Killing.

Burnin’.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” ends]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from undisclosed graffiti location in Mississauga. December 2, 2011

“BOMB”

Prolific painting or marking with ink. To cover an area with your tag, throwups, etc.

A tag is very quick. Four seconds. That’s it.

Very quick and then you’re on to a new area.

“BUFF”

Any means employed by the transit authority to remove graffiti from trains. The more modern usage is when any graffiti is gone over or removed from any surface, not necessarily just from trains.

But to be clear. Graffiti artists, including “HACR”, when he puts this up, he’s putting it up because he wants it to be visible. And when it’s visible like that he also knows, sooner or later it’s going to be removed.

This is really interesting.

“BURN”

To beat the competition with your style. Also refers to a really good piece, as in one that “burns”.

“BURNER”

A burner is any piece that has good bright colors, good style (often in wildstyle) and seems to “burn” off of the wall.

Now there’s the introduction of “Wildstyle”. So let me read “Wildstyle” to you right now.

“Wildstyle” and I’ve seen these. They’re just incredible.

“WILDSTYLE”

A complicated construction of interlocking letters. A hard style that consists of lots of arrows and connections. Wildstyle is considered one of the hardest styles to master and pieces done in wildstyle are often completely undecipherable to non-writers.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” begins]

Graffiti advocate 1

Pieces are just, you know, your name done in elaborate letters, whether they’re simple style pieces or wildstyle pieces. You have two-colour blends. You got either shadow or 3-D. You add some designs.  Maybe a cloud, a trim.

Graffiti artist “POSE 2”

There a whole art form is based upon lettering. You know how Jazz, you took Jazz and they broke it from its classical form and flipped it and started adding Bebop to it. And different forms.

We did the same thing with letters.

We took the basic alphabet and stretched it. We took a “P” as you see here and elongated it here. And added extensions here. And just added funk to it. Like we do to everything!

Tracy168, president of the Wildstyle crew

You don’t want to lose the basis of the letter. But you want to lose the letter.

Graffiti artist “POSE 2”

It’s taking your name, your identity and like exaggerating it.

“P” “O” “S” “E” “T” “W” “O”. “POSE TWO”.

Graffiti WILDSTYLE artist

Wildstyle isn’t really a style of letters. It’s a way of life. Okay, let’s get that straight right now, yo.

And I’ve got to give a shot out to Tracy168, the president of Wildstyle crew all the way back in the 70’s

Tracy168, president of the WILDSTYLE crew

So I was Wild. Don’t tell me how to live unless you were willing to die for me. But Style. Class. I respect you. You respect me.

So “WILDSTYLE” combined as one word. Became what I lived like. Became who I am.

It couldn’t be me doing it by myself. It took everybody to believe in a certain way of living.

Graffiti WILDSTYLE artist

And we reflected it in our graffiti. In our letters. That’s how we expressed it. That was WILDSTYLE.

We’d go, “Yo. Let’s go to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. Let’s do a piece right there.” That’s WILDSTYLE.

Doesn’t matter that the letters are all nasty or you know, flowing with style. No, no, no. It’s my name that’s up on Brooklyn Bridge. You ain’t fuckin’ doin’ that my man.

That’s WILDSTYLE.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” ends]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from undisclosed graffiti location in Mississauga. December 2, 2011

Wildstyle is considered one of the hardest styles to master and pieces done in wildstyle are often completely undecipherable to non-writers.

And that is true. I look at them and I’m just —engrossed by the complexity of these murals. And you can see that interspersed with all of the geometry and arrows and interlocking pieces are letters.

And I mean, I look, and I can’t tell really what it says.

That’s how complicated and indecipherable they are.

So. That was “Wildstyle”.

So now we go back —and it’s clear that a “burner” then, is any really good piece that “burns” and just kind of shouts off from a wall.

“CREW”

A loosely organized group of writers who also tag the crew initials along with their name. Crew names are usually three letters, many times ending with “K”, which stands for “kings” or “kills” in most cases. Some crew names are just two letters, some are four, it all depends.

[Video clip of a 2011 Mississauga graffiti survey begins]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from undisclosed Mississauga graffiti research site. October 10, 2011

—and I just want to point out, there’s the first evidence of the “OGC” crew. And that’s the crew that “HACR” and “MYOH” belong to.

“MYOH”. “QUEZ”. “HACR”. Looks like “W” —”LJM”. Those are, I would think, part of the “OGC” crew.

You’ve got the “KTC” crew. “KTC” —huge letters at one time. I suspect they did that with rollers.

[Video clip of a 2011 Mississauga graffiti survey ends]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from undisclosed graffiti location in Mississauga. December 2, 2011

I think that’s one thing that both taggers and graffiti artists know. And that is that their stuff is temporary. The most visible it is, the more likely it’s going to attract the attention and be erased.

So why they do it?

Well, according to the video, “Bomb It”, it’s everything from hatred, hatred of The System. And I mean such pure hatred. Hating everything. Hating everybody —every thing.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” begins]

Graffiti bomber “Ramm-ell-Zee”

We called ourselves “bombers”. We were in the military. The military doesn’t do what you guys think. We don’t care about you.

We’re into Killing.

Burnin’.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” ends]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from undisclosed graffiti location in Mississauga. December 2, 2011

There’s hatred for authority. Hatred for Others.

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” begins]

Graffiti advocate

Public Property! That’s what we should be writing on! The highways! The buses! The trains!

Public! Whatever is paid for by taxes. Bomb them shit! Hit ’em up!

[Video clip courtesy of graffiti documentary “BOMB IT” ends]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from undisclosed graffiti location in Mississauga. December 2, 2011

But I do want to say that I have had email conversations with taggers and graffiti artists —I don’t know which, maybe both, who actually respect the police.

They respect the police. They don’t call them “pigs” or “cops”, they call them “police officers”. And I found that really interesting. That they basically considered police to be just part of the process.

In fact an important part of the process, saying if we don’t have the potential for being caught by the police, then it isn’t graffiti that we’re doing.

And then the other thing that was really important is they said, the potential for being arrested —the potential for running into police is part of the adrenalin rush.

And the other thing is too, that a lot of these writers, have, just like this glossary said, have a respect for Old School graffiti artists. That they really do have a culture. Admittedly not the mainstream culture, but there is a culture. There’s a —a tradition.

So you know, it’s a fascinating, fascinating world. And it’s so different from, from —from me.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Last. To the writers who left that message at the CathedralS, Hi Back!

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Mississauga graffiti "HACR" full moon rising. December 12, 2011

Graffiti Mississauga "FLOWN" and train

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Occupy the Holidays – Brampton Four Corners! Sunday, December 11th – 2 pm. Advocate for Social and Economic justice for all!

December 10th, 2011  

Important meeting announcement from the Peel Poverty Action Group for tomorrow. Looks to be like an OCCUPY BRAMPTON! Hope to see you there!

OCCUPY the Holidays to meet at Brampton Four Corners tomorrow.

Occupy the Holidays – Brampton Four Corners!
Sunday, December 11th – 2 pm
To raise awareness of the impact the 1% has on the 99% of the population.

Meet: at Green Cup Roastery, 15 Main Street North, Brampton, at 2pm.
From there we will peacefully engage the residents of Brampton with our message!

* Bring your Voice and your Message!
* Embrace Love and Community over Consumption!
* Advocate for Social and Economic justice for all!
* Assert our Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms!

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Occupy Brampton --Four Corners   December 2, 2011

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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BEWARE of TRAPS in Mississauga Code of Conduct if filing complaint with integrity commissioner

December 7th, 2011  

Once again, apologies for taking so long to write a new blog.

For the record, currently I’m in a protracted research phase —doing a lot of reading, studying actually. Also doing a lot of videotaping while reviewing five years worth of audio and videotape relating to City of Mississauga municipal government. And throughout all this, I’ve also have to scour Freedom of Information documents going all the way back to January 2007.

Not fun.

Also, I’m preparing a 3-part video on the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry’s recommendations as they relate the City of Mississauga’s Council Code of Conduct, hiring of an integrity commissioner and other MYTHissauga window-dressing “ethics” initiatives.

Today, the Mississauga News came out with article, Politicians to blame for voter apathy: study.

Some highlights:

The politically disengaged are not as apathetic or ignorant of politics as previously thought — they opt out because they feel the political system has failed them, says a survey of Canadians across the country, including a focus group from Mississauga.

• less engaged Canadians overwhelmingly describe themselves as outsiders. They do not feel they have a voice or any ownership stake in the political system
• Canadians’ dislike for politics seems closely related to a perceived gap between the ideals of democracy and the reality of how they are represented politically
• Disengagement is, in fact, a response to people’s personal interaction with politics and government

“A common theme across the focus groups was that the political system has failed many Canadians in clear and tangible ways,” said Alison Loat, Samara’s co-founder and executive director. “Consequently, political disengagement is a learned response — this is a far cry from the conventional wisdom that assumes the disengaged simply do not care.”

Kendall Anderson, Samara’s communications and project manager, says the research shows most disengaged non-voters start off wanting to be part of the system, but a series of unpleasant experiences ultimately turns them into non-voters.

Love that “perceived gap between the ideals of democracy and the reality of how they are represented politically”. Recall how I warn people about the “vast yawning gap between what Mississauga trumpets versus the behind-the-scenes Reality.” The perceptive reader will see that “vast yawning gap between what Mississauga trumpets versus the behind-the-scenes Reality” simply means “lie”.

Quite convenient for the Mississauga News to come out with their citizen-disengagement article today. Leads in quite nicely to the theme of this video: Our Lying, Deceptive Governments. And how integrity commissioners are just a waste of taxpayers’ dollars. A reminder that I truly believe that “The System is CORRUPT, there is no way to fix it.”

So. The video, complete with transcript.

BEWARE of TRAPS in Mississauga Code of Conduct if filing complaint with integrity commissioner (7:34 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Cooksville 5 & 10 intersection. December 5, 2011

It is Monday, December the 5th, 2011 and I’m parked here at Highway 5 and 10. And I just want to report a little bit, to provide a little bit of an update for you regarding what’s been going on in Mississauga.

There’s so many competing issues for me right now that the best way for me to describe what’s happening is that I feel mired in all kinds of conflicting issues. And mired to the point of paralysis.

And it’s not just conflicting and competing but there’s also this important kind of thinking that I have to do.

It isn’t enough just reading this book, “REPORT ON THE MISSISSAUGA JUDICIAL INQUIRY Updating the Ethical Infrastructure“. You need to think about it. You need to think what the implications are.

So, one of the things that I’m doing is I’m reading this [Mississauga Council Code of Conduct April 2011]. Not just reading but understanding the rules —almost to the point of committing certain things to memory.

And then I go back and I read in here [REPORT ON THE MISSISSAUGA JUDICIAL INQUIRY Updating the Ethical Infrastructure] what Commissioner Cunningham recommended for improving the Mississauga Code of Conduct.

And it’s taken a lot of time, and a lot of pondering —a lot of thinking.

I’m also filing at least one —at least one complaint with the integrity commissioner.

And it’s got to be done right. It’s got to be done right because I got really tripped up in a complaint that I filed against City of Mississauga Corporate Security.

And I need to refer you to the series on nursing homes by the Toronto Star. And they were reporting on some of the horrid abuses at nursing homes including one where a male nurse raped one of the women in his care.

The Toronto Star in that particular article also said that when they reviewed the investigation letters in nursing homes, the actual letter, the resolution letter, was sanitized. And that’s the word that they used: “sanitized“.

And so sanitized that they really couldn’t tell what the complaint was about. Or what they were investigating.

So, they couldn’t for example, determine from the letters whether something dealt with sexual abuse —or physical abuse.

I can tell you the City of Mississauga Corporate Security do the same thing. They sanitize their resolution letters so badly, when you read the resolution letter and then read what the actual public complaint was about, they’re two different things.

And just a little bit of background.

I’d sent an email asking a question through publicinfo@mississauga.ca. And I got a response that I considered rude enough that I asked for the identity of the individual who sent me the comment. And I repeated my request, for that person to identify himself, over a period of three months.

So I gave the person almost three months to come clean, and identify himself. When he didn’t I filed a complaint.

The individual confessed and by “confessing”, this person knew that he could stop the investigation and that was it. Basically I got a resolution letter that said, yes, the person was rude, he had been spoken with and I’m to consider the matter closed.

The point is, that again, when somebody reads the letter, oh, a person was being rude, it’s been taken care of.

No! No. The individual refused to identify himself!

And when I filed Freedom of Information asking them to follow the trail of where my email was sent, up across the top it said, “Jamie Hillis” —who is the Manager of Corporate Security.

So there’s every evidence, that the person who was hiding anonymously in email was actually the Manager, Jamie Hillis, who’s charged, by the way, with implementing the public complaints process! And the policy.

By the way, I fought that all the way to the IPC, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commission. And they sided with allowing this individual his anonymity.

It was a mistake that I made —well, first of all, the biggest mistake was I felt now that they had a formal complaints procedure that it would be somehow legitimate. Clearly it wasn’t.

And I keep saying that the City of Mississauga has infinite capacity to pervert. They have infinite capacity to pervert policies, procedures, guidelines, provincial legislation and anything else.

And it’s the same here [with the Mississauga Council Code of Conduct April 2011]. I know for a fact, just because of prior behaviour, that if I don’t file the complaint with the integrity commissioner absolutely according to this [Mississauga Council Code of Conduct April 2011] document —it too will be perverted.

Also just for the record, I don’t believe for a minute that when I do file the complaint —or complaints, with the integrity commissioner, that it’s even going to matter.

Again. The City of Mississauga has infinite capacity to pervert.

And something else. I’ve been talking about McCallion-backed councillors. Tovey, Mullin, Fonseca, Crombie, Starr, Mahoney and Saito. Seven of them.

And just a reminder that [Councillor] Nando Iannicca basically said to all the councillors —and he stood by this. And he said, if you did not vote for the Inquiry, you’re not fit for public service.

[Video Insert begins]

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

If you did not vote for the Inquiry. If you do not agree with its findings. And if you are not appalled at what happened, you are not fit for public service.

Acting Chair, McCallion-backed loyalist Councillor Katie Mahoney, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Councillor Iannicca, I am going to cut this deba—

[Video Insert ends]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Cooksville 5 & 10 intersection. December 5, 2011

So you understand [laughs] that three of the four councillors who are going to be “working” on this Code of Conduct and in possibly hiring and making recommendations for Mississauga’s next integrity commissioner are, according to Nando Iannicca, “not fit for public service”.

So that gives me a lot of confidence here!

[Music: Caspian & Grafhic – Matrix Shit]

This thing here with the integrity commissioner —and preparing a complaint, just believe me when I say, it’s got to be done in the right order. And you have to make sure as a citizen that you don’t fall into the traps that are inherent in this [Mississauga Council Code of Conduct April 2011] document.

And here’s an allegation. They were put here on purpose. On purpose.

[DIP TO BLACK]

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

If you did not vote for the Inquiry. If you do not agree with its findings. And if you are not appalled at what happened, you are not fit for public service.

Acting Chair, McCallion-backed loyalist Councillor Katie Mahoney, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Councillor Iannicca, I am going to cut—

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Example of SANITIZED City of Mississauga Corporate Security resolution letter.

Can you tell what the complaint was about?
Can you tell this complaint was against a Security BOSS?
Can you tell from this letter that contrary to Policy, a Security underling “investigated” a superior —and cleared him?

City Mississauga Corporate Security public complaints resolution letter heavily SANITIZED.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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OCCUPY TORONTO Peaceful Resistance Direct Action Training. Cautions regarding resisting arrest, assaulting police –and Officer Bubbles.

November 29th, 2011  

For the Record: I guess this will be the story of my life from now on —apologizing for why it took so long for me to write a new blog.

Just for the record. I no longer have the uninterrupted luxury of time I once did to keep MISSISSAUGAWATCH current. In the past month, my parents have become increasingly needy, so much so that my father requires help getting up every morning.

I’ve also adopted my parents’ two cats. One is quite old and has chronic renal failure. With every meal he needs encouragement to eat and drink —as in me holding bowls in front of him.

Let’s just say I have different priorities right now….

So today, in the interest of getting a new blog up, and with apologies, I present three videos related to OCCUPY TORONTO that should have been posted a week ago.

OCCUPY TORONTO prepares for police action and midnight eviction. (November 21, 2011) (12:47 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from St. James Park, November 21, 2011 as OCCUPY TORONTO protesters face eviction at 12:01 am

For orientation, the General Assembly’s over there. We’ve got the drummers right there. And we’ve got the Police —right there.

On the bright side, they’re not like the heavily-armoured guys in G20.

No riot shields. Nothing like that. But. I wonder what’s behind that building.

[CROSS-FADE TIME 6:45 pm]

This is called videotaping behind me.

Anyway. That’s how you do it.

[CROSS-FADE]

November 21, 2011, St. James Park, OCCUPY TORONTO’s been given the eviction notice. It’s 7:30 roughly according to the clock tower there. It’s already thinned out.

The large crowd that was assembled here earlier is gone and I’m not sure what they’re doing. Maybe there’s a —to be honest, I’m not sure what they’re doing at all.

A lot of people taking pictures. We’ve got media. People conducting interviews, I guess.

I took a walk along King Street and there seems to be some police presence but nothing that would suggest that there’s a big move by them imminent.

As a matter of fact, think about it. Probably the best thing to do is wait til 3 am and then make your move then. Hardly be anyone here.

[Siren wails, video pans to ambulance rushing down King Street]

Hope they make it to wherever they need to go safely.

[CUT]

It’s roughly 10:45 —hour, fifteen minutes before OCCUPY TORONTO expects to see Police enter the park to try to evict people. I shouldn’t say “try to evict”, will evict people.

And essentially people have divided themselves up into groups according to colour. Green are people, and I’m one of them, are for documentation. Do not want to get arrested and once the Police come, we’ll be going off park property. In fact, Police won’t even have to ask me, I’ll be gone.

The Red people, those are the ones that are —you can bet they’re going to get arrested. They’ve signed up to protect two areas here of the park. Number One, the Library.

There’s a group who was taught how to —sort of peaceful resistance and I documented the entire two-hour presentation earlier this evening.

And another group that will be protecting the Sacred Fire. And as far as I know that’s the Mohawk Warriors in the Mohawk Tent over the central area there.

So those are the two structures that OCCUPY TORONTO will be protecting. Don’t know —haven’t really seen that much Police presence. I’ve seen a van. I’ve seen some officers on bicycles, but so far, there’s no hint that the Police are anywhere.

I would imagine —it was kind of funny, cuz I sat in on the Peaceful Resistance demonstration —rather quite comprehensive. And I couldn’t help but figure that there was also a similar meeting of Police officers somewhere else and they were receiving instructions on how to remove people.

So it’s, it’s —it’s difficult for me because I respect the Police. And I showed up at G20 for the purpose of “catching” police actually being respectful and courteous and exemplary, the way you’d expect Police officers to be. And I did. That’s what I did see.

This one here, there are actually people who are going to be locking arms and protecting the Library, protecting the Sacred Fire —and they will be arrested. And writing phone numbers and things like that on their arms. And so on. I gotta say I respect that.

I’m not prepared at this point for this, to get arrested. I guess the other problem is I respect the Police too much. Or maybe I just haven’t found the right, the right cause yet.

[CROSS-FADE]

And there’s about an hour and ten minutes left. And then we’ll see what the Police do.

I mean they have their orders. And so far Toronto, including Mayor Ford have been reasonable. There’s no, you know, Gestapo-esque mentality so far that I’ve seen. So let’s hope that it stays peaceful for the rest of the evening.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Okay, it’s 11:15 and I don’t mind telling you I’m starting to freeze. It’s pretty cold.

[CROSS-FADE TIME 12:00 am]

There’s a surprising number of people still here. And you know, there’s still people coming.

Only people who aren’t showing up are the Police.

[DIP TO BLACK]
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

"OCCUPY TORONTO. RED GROUP protects the Library as OCCUPY TORONTO faces eviction. November 21 2011
What follows is the OCCUPY TORONTO Peaceful Resistance Direct Action Training session held in anticipation for Toronto Police evicting people at 12:01 am.

Have to say that the only people who can really appreciate the difference between what OCCUPY TORONTO expected Police might do versus the respectful reality, were those who experienced OCCUPY TORONTO’s entire Peaceful Resistance Direct Action Training session!

This video is also worth watching to help you understand what resisting arrest and assaulting police officer can actually mean.

OCCUPY TORONTO Peaceful Resistance Direct Action Training Part 1 (15:30 min)

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

and

OCCUPY TORONTO Peaceful Resistance Direct Action Training Part 2 (12:27 min)

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


Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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Bonnie Crombie and “What parent waits almost three months to act upon concerns that her child is being cyber-stalked?

November 25th, 2011  

From the: I don’t call it “MYTHissauga” for Nothing Department.

Bonnie Crombie, “cyber-stalking”, Hazel McCallion scandal and other MYTHissauga MYTHteries (12:47 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH parked at Square One with Mississauga City Hall in background, November 19, 2011

It is Saturday, November the 19th, 2011 and I’m parked here at Square One and you’ve got Mississauga City Hall in the background. And I just want to set the record a little bit straight, or at least follow up on events that happened on November the 9th, 2011 inside Mississauga Council Chamber, when McCallion-backed Councillor Bonnie Crombie accused me of “cyber-stalking”.

And I’m going to —there’s a printout of a National Post, Megan O’Toole’s article, “Mississauga councillor accuses watchdog of ‘cyber-stalking’ her children on Facebook“. And I just want to read part of it that says “she” meaning Councillor Bonnie Crombie

“was referring to an online video compilation featuring Facebook photographs of her three children that was uploaded by ‘MississaugaWatch’ this past August. The video primarily focuses on Alex Crombie, now 22, contrasting picture of his vacations and parties with a Facebook site he created to support his political ambitions.

But the video also highlights photographs of 14-year-old Natasha Crombie and 18-year-old Jonathan Crombie. The children were younger in some of the featured photographs, Ms. Crombie said.”

And at the time, I reacted, I was in total shock during the Council meeting. I —was aware that I had created a video but had not realized —not remembered that there was the younger Crombie’s Facebook page.

And upon reviewing it, I realized that yes, that was true.

[DIP TO WHITE]

The problem that I have is reference —the hot button word “cyber-stalked”. And again, read Megan O’Toole’s article. It says that it was the online video uploaded “this past August”.

It’s clear that Councillor Crombie knew since August that this video was online.

And I have to say that on November the 9th, the presentation, or the deputation that I made in front of Mississauga Council, I only decided to do because the week before —the Wednesday before, which was, yeah, November the 2nd, was a pretty big exchange of words between the McCallion-backed Councillors, all insisting that the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry was unnecessary. And that their $40,000 outside legal opinion was all that was ever needed.

And that there wasn’t much that the Inquiry revealed that wasn’t in that report. And you know that’s outrageous! Absolutely outrageous. And I thought I’d follow up on a video —and on a presentation.

The night before, which was November the 8th, the video was going so poorly that I almost bailed. I almost said forget it, I’ll do it the next week or some other time.

And you know, it’s left me to wonder, you know, having considered pulling out —I was that close! The question in my mind is how long would Councillor Crombie have taken to finally act on her concerns regarding “cyber-stalking”?

Mid-August and it was almost mid-November —we’re talking about almost three months! And only because I went up there.

I’ve had a lot of time to think. Like. Since November the 9th, I really haven’t done any kind of blog. I’ve been really thinking. And thinking. And thinking.

And again, there’s this thought that keeps skipping around in my head, like a record.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Councillor Crombie knew about that video since mid-August. And yet she waited until November the 9th —at a Council meeting, to act on those concerns. And she had plenty of opportunity in the meantime.

I remember seeing her —let me see, I guess the first would be her swear-in when she walked into Council for the first time.

Gave her oath of office. There was the Judicial Inquiry with Justice Cunningham giving his report. She was there for that too.

A couple of other things.

What if I hadn’t gone up there? When was she going to express this concern?

Who waits three months?

And I just don’t get that.

What parent waits three months —almost three months to act on a concern about “cyber-stalking”?! And I keep asking myself that. Like a broken record, “What kind of parent waits three months”?

[pointing to Mississauga City Hall in background]

That place doesn’t make sense. It’s toxic. It’s corrosive to the soul. And by the way, for the record, it was toxic and corrosive to the soul when I first started back in June 14th, 2006. There were already indications.

But it’s so much worse now.

Anyway. I have something else for the record.

And that’s regarding not going back to Mississauga Council.

October 2010, I already found it grim.

And it goes beyond corrosive to the soul to a point of being just —ashes.

I’m so desperately trying to make sense of this place. [Points to Mississauga City Hall] How it’s structured.

This Empire of Illusion.

About the malfeasance and the corruption in here.

The abuse of authority. And above all, the abuse of  —history. History. The revisionism.

And it was a very short comment by an online commenter at the Mississauga News who said, Mississaugans don’t care about optics.

And no sooner did this guy post that than a week or two later, the Toronto Star comes out with a poll that says that Hazel McCallion is the most popular mayor in Canada and that 78% of Mississaugans approve of her. And this was after all of these revelations came out with the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry!

And that really stung! That —was crushing to me!

That an online commenter, that Mississaugans don’t care about optics is true! I mean I have to accept that it’s true. You can’t fight that.

And already —I’m going to play two things. Comments that I made on September the 18th, just before residents of Ward 5 were to go to the polls. And at that point I had already announced that my research time was over.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting while parked on street, Malton, September 18, 2011

I’ve often been asked, well, you’ve been doing this since 2006, when are you going to stop?

And I’ve always believed that there will be a signal. There will be a signal that your data collection time is over.

And my signal, regardless of whether this [by]election had been held or not, was seeing And seeing Victor Oh popping the champagne. That’s when it all came together. When you saw Sheldon Leiba, Mississauga Board of Trade, Victor Oh, Mississauga Chinese Business Association, Honourary President. And thank you Andrew, for your photographs documenting the Mississauga Chinese Business Association.

That was for me, The Signal.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting while driving north on Hurontario, November 19, 2011

And also, an even more important one, I believe it was October the 9th [actually it was October 12, 2011]. And it was there, interestingly enough, that I had said that I would  —that my research time would be closing by mid-November.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting inside Mississauga Council Chambers, October 12, 2011

I would think that by mid-November my research time here is going to be over.

There’s one more event that I have to monitor, cover, and beyond that I think you’ve got this closure.

That —I mean some can argue and say wait a second, now you need to document and follow how the Judge’s recommendations are going to be implemented. And of course, I will.

But I will predict now, that they will not be authentically implemented. And I’ll tell you why—

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting while driving north on Hurontario, November 19, 2011

Like there’s a lot that I don’t understand —that makes no sense.

And of course, always, you drive around and you ask yourself, “What parent waits almost three months to act upon concerns that her child is being cyber-stalked?”

[DIP TO WHITE]

Music: Living in the Past by Jethro Tull

And on one of these drives, a song came on by Jethro Tull. And it’s called Living in the Past.

And I realized that by not going to Mississauga Council anymore, that’s essentially what I’m doing. Is it’s like, I’ve cut my own political observation and ended it on November the 9th, 2011.

And it’s like I’m now Living in the Past.

That is, any interest that I have regarding Mississauga Council has a time-frame of say, May 6, [sic] 2006 when I first stepped into that Mississauga Council Chambers, to November the 9th, 2011, which was my last time.

So the song Living in the Past then is a way of focusing me now to those five years but also being a kind of discipline thing, to say, look, perhaps something new is coming up that you should be observing or researching, but no, your job now, is to Live in the Past and report on that Past.

And that’s going to be interesting. To become an expert on the Mississauga Council that was existing between May 2006 and November 9, 2011.

But I have to say it’s a relief.

Oh God, it’s a relief.

[DIP TO WHITE]

I think I’m like a lot of human beings, in that, you know you search for meaning, you search for —your world has to make sense? And right now it doesn’t. And as a result, I’m not sure where to go.

I know I have to file more Freedom of Information. That’s for sure.

And I know you don’t turn to the Traditional Media. That’s for sure.

Anyway, that’s more than enough. Turning camera off.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

 

As always I’d appreciate being advised of any errors in the transcript.

 

Signed,

The (“What parent waits almost three months to act upon concerns that her child is being cyber-stalked?) Mississauga Muse

Or misses these chances?!

September 28, 2011 media interview with me two feet away!

"Councillor Bonnie Crombie was right beside MISSISSAUGAWATCH as she was being interviewed by Toronto Star's San Grewal and National Post's Megan O'Toole! Funny she never leaned over to me during or after their interview to mention cyber-stalking  11/09/28
—and LEAVING with me just two feet away…

Councillor Bonnie Crombie was right beside MISSISSAUGAWATCH as she was being interviewed by Toronto Star's San Grewal and National Post's Megan O'Toole! Interview completed" "Crombie thanks Grewal and O'Toole ---AND LEAVES!  September 28 2011
—and Brian Crombie sitting behind me during release of the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report, October 3, 2011

Brian Crombie was sitting right behind MISSISSAUGAWATCH  inside Mississauga Council Chambers during  the release of the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report. Funny he never leaned over to me and mentioned "cyber-stalking"....
What parents wait almost three months to —ahhhh, never mind!

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Apologies to Councillor Bonnie Crombie. And the only Ethical thing to do.

November 12th, 2011  

At the November 9, 2011 Mississauga Council meeting, Councillor Bonnie Crombie accused me of lacking ethics and that I “cyber-stalked” a minor in a video I’d produced.

To quote Megan O’Toole’s article:

[Councillor Crombie] was referring to an online video compilation featuring Facebook photographs of her three children that was uploaded by “MississaugaWatch” this past August. The video primarily focuses on Alex Crombie, now 22, contrasting picture of his vacations and parties with a Facebook site he created to support his political ambitions.

But the video also highlights photographs of 14-yearold Natasha Crombie and 18year-old Jonathan Crombie. The children were younger in some of the featured photographs, Ms. Crombie said.

My response at the time was total shock to a point of incoherence.

I quickly reviewed the video and was horrified to see with my own eyes that what Councillor Crombie said was true. For someone so careful to mask faces to have posted what I allowed up is shameful enough. What’s even worse though is to have totally forgotten that I’d done that. And I’m not just sorry, but deeply ashamed.

Councillor Crombie’s allegations that I am “FTT” (ForTheTruth) an anonymous online commenter at the Mississauga News are completely false. I have not commented online at all since mid-September. Fact is, I began my slow withdrawal from the Mississauga News over the summer. And I certainly have no intention of ever returning. I find the Hate and especially the racist comments festering there to be more than I can tolerate.

Next. Councillor Crombie questioned my ethics and that cut me more than I can ever convey.

I am not a politician. I’m not one to be guilty of a disgraceful act, apologize and then go with the political, “I will now close this chapter of my life, it’s time to move on and move forward.”

I’ve taken the last few days to figure out how to convey to Councillor Crombie just how truly sorry I am  —to figure out how to make a Don Cherry kind of apology.  I figured it out a couple of hours ago.

For the record, I reached this conclusion as the only viable way to demonstrate that Ethics is everything to me. After all, Ethics is Truth, right?

To show Councillor Crombie just how profoundly sorry and deeply ashamed I am for my disgraceful lapse of judgement, I will no longer be observing Mississauga Council meetings (and that includes Audit, Budget, General Committee etc). I really can’t think of any other way to show that this was a lapse of judgement and not a lack of ethics. I’ve concluded this is the only ethical thing to do.

To be clear this is not an end to MISSISSAUGAWATCH —not yet anyway.

I have researched City of Mississauga since May 5, 2006 and there’s something almost as important to me as Ethics. And that’s Information. Now that my oldest material is five years old, it’s actually part of Mississauga history. And I have an obligation to report on that. I actually learned to love Mississauga history!

Once again, sincerest apologies to Councillor Crombie and her entire family.

 

Ursula, Muse but not “FTT” (ForTheTruth)
MISSISSAUGAWATCH
November 12, 2011

Mississauga history: Posted November 12, 2009 10:06 AM.
REMEMBRANCE DAYS MISSISSAUGA: MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION ON NOVEMBER 11, 2006, 2007 AND 2009  (4:44 min)

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

UPDATE: November 13, 2011

Exactly five years ago, November 13, 2006 was Mississauga Municipal Election Day. I showed up at Mississauga City Hall to bear witness to a historic night. These are three of the images I posted back then.

Mississauga News reporter John Stewart at Mississauga City Hall  on 061113

Mississauga "The Corporation Bosses" on 061113

and of course

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.”

—Mississauga political activist, Don Barber

UPDATE: November 14, 2011

Exactly four years ago, November 14, 2007 I observed and documented my first Mississauga Budget Committee meeting.  I am very proud to report that I managed to stay awake throughout!

UPDATE: November 15, 2011

Just got the Tweet from OCCUPY TORONTO

Occupy Toronto Media
OccupyTorontoTVOccupy Toronto Media
:: #OCCUPYTORONTO IS FACING EVICTION TONIGHT AT 12AM – WATCH LIVE @ http://livestream.com/occupytoronto #OCCTO #OWS :::
19 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

So I have to head down.

UPDATE: November 16, 2011

Went to OCCUPY TORONTO last night and have to say it was the best thing I could have done to relieve the relentless anxiety that I’ve been experiencing since last Wednesday. (Regular readers will know that I’ve been living with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder for decades that only manifested itself once I started dealing with the City of Mississauga. When the time comes I’ll reveal more.)

I’d arrived at St. James Park just in time to videotape the instructions to the protesters —that they were to divide themselves into groups based on likelihood of being arrested! Imagine how I felt discovering that what I intended on documenting would put me in the group MOST LIKELY TO BE ARRESTED!

Wasn’t much later when it was announced that they’d won a stay of eviction.  And that means I have to return to St. James Park on Friday…

The only other thing to report is that as I was leaving St. James Park I felt my body grow warm and relaxed. Past experience told me that meant the Anxiety had let go of me. This morning, my blood pressure reading confirmed this. All I can say is what a relief!

In other news, I can’t express how wonderful it is NOT to go to Mississauga Council! I can’t express how wonderful it is NOT to even read/visit the Mississauga News! I can’t express how wonderful it is to take quality time getting my parents’ two cats (now living with me) off to a good start —and taking my time! I can’t express how wonderful it is to be with my parents on Wednesday mornings instead of having to visit them after Mississauga General Committee/Council meetings. Above all, I can’t express how wonderful it is NOT to see this oppressive Monolith of McCallion-backed Councillors (Tovey, Mullin, Fonseca, Crombie, Starr, Mahoney, Saito) anymore. It was ghastly enough when it was just Tovey, Mullin, Fonseca, Starr, Mahoney, Saito pre-September 19th!

Best memory? Phoning my mother as I was leaving OCCUPY TORONTO to tell her that I will be coming for breakfast. She replied “Don’t you have a meeting?” I said, “Not tomorrow.” I loved and will always cherish how she said, “Terrific!”

(There’s a cat walking across my computer now lobbying for treats so…)

UPDATE: November 17, 2011

Spent morning with my parents to make sure they take their meds and get a good start to the day.

Haven’t even visited the Mississauga News since I can’t remember when. Drove my black 2006 Dodge Charger R/T around again today for a few hours. Just heaven listening to music over that Hemi’s growwwwwwl.

Friends have been sharing links with me on Mississauga goings-on. Eve Adams SPLITTING from her husband, Peter. Quite the shock and yet it wasn’t.

And now there’s Mississauga lawyer, Grant Isaac resurfacing…

Good news about OCCUPY TORONTO. Court delay until Monday means I have a free weekend.

CBC Toronto
CBCTorontoCBC Toronto
No decision on the future of Occupy Toronto this Saturday – the court hearing has been delayed until Monday.
5 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply

Cat just walked across my desk and set up shop in my lap. Now wants to walk on computer. Now he’s tipping over the waste basket. That’s about it. Lazy day. Happy and grateful just to driiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiift.

UPDATE: November 18, 2011

Two quick-easy video reports, the first from me, the second courtesy of CITY-TV, on OCCUPY TORONTO being served an eviction notice on Monday. Yes, I know, “old news”. It’s called HISTORY.

OCCUPY TORONTO instructs Protesters on Risk of ARREST as they face Eviction (3:09 min)

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

And the CITY-TV report.

OCCUPY TORONTO: CITY TV reports on Eviction Notice (3:02 min)

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

Will update more later today.

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Councillor Nando Iannicca to Hazel McCallion-backed loyalists, “If you did not vote for the Inquiry. If you do not agree with its findings. And if you are not appalled at what happened, you are not fit for public service.”

November 3rd, 2011  

No introduction today. Just video of Mississauga Councillor Nando Iannicca speaking for the mere 22 percent of Mississauga residents who care about integrity, accountability and optics.

Yes, 22 percent  —the 22 percent who did not give Mayor Hazel McCallion a 78 percent approval rating in a poll released October 24, 2011 of citizens in the country’s 15 biggest cities.

And in a municipality where “tell it like it is” means to delete the truth and ratchet up the Positive Positive Positive, it was wonderful to witness Iannicca take one swift, judicious kick at the “tell it like it is” Katie.

So. As is our custom, the video followed by the transcript. This entire blog will be sent to Mississauga Council as correspondence to be included in the November 9, 2011 Council minutes.

Hazel McCallion Scandal: “If you are not appalled…you are not fit for public service.” (5:58 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH at the “Our Future Mississauga” Open House, Great Hall, Mississauga Civic Centre, June 24, 2008

How do you ensure that Youth thrive?

"MISSISSAUGAWATCH writes "Ethical Infrastructure before Bricks and Mortar (and buses)" on Post-It wish" "during Our Future Mississauga Open House. June 24, 2008

Okay and it says, “Ethical Infrastructure before Bricks and Mortar!”.

And let’s put here, “(and buses)”

Now again, I have not —even though I’ve gone to all of these meetings, every single last symposium, I have never before participated. So.

And this is how we’re going to ensure that Youth thrive.

[CLOCK-WIPE]

Acting Chair, McCallion-backed loyalist Councillor Katie Mahoney, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Councillor Iannicca.

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Thank you, madam chair. I’ll be brief.

I appreciate some of the comments, but a majority of them make me feel like I’m going through that episode of the Twilight Zone again.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispering into camera, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Yee-up.

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

I must live in a parallel universe and some of my constituents might as well.

So just to reiterate and to be very very clear. Contrary to what you’re being told here by some members of Council, here’s what the Justice said in quotations:

“There was no other practical way to explore what transpired.”

Period. Full Stop.

That’s what he actually said.

[DIP TO BLACK]

Commissioner Douglas J. Cunningham, regarding findings of Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Mississauga Council Chambers, October 3, 2011

I obviously have no view about whether City Council should have called this Inquiry. What I do say in the Report is that if the issues identified by City Council were to be explored, there was no other practical way to explore them. It is simply not practical under the existing MCIA procedure for an ordinary citizen to launch a Court application claiming conflict of interest on the part of an elected official. The downside risk of tens of thousands of dollars in legal costs should the application be found to be unwarranted, acts, in my view, as far too great a deterrent.

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

I’m satisfied with that. Little bit of revisionism going on here.

As to the value of the land, Councillor Starr, I’m happy to speak to the point to that. Two individuals, one of whom is a developer in the downtown core said that you badly overpaid for the land. I said listen, we got appraisals we sent it back.

Unlike you, perhaps, I wasn’t willing to bury it.

I fulfilled my duties and [inaudible] going to bring it up again. But this is a person that buys land in the downtown core and said at the time you overpaid.

I’m not going to sweep it under the rug. I’m happy to deal with it.

The third point that I would make is, and this is all seemed to have been glossed over [inaudible].

Are any of you concerned about the evidence that was given?

[DIP TO BLACK]

Commissioner Douglas J. Cunningham, regarding findings of Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Mississauga Council Chambers, October 3, 2011

The Mayor’s actions amounted to both a real and apparent conflict of interest. On any view of the evidence, Peter McCallion stood to gain substantially on the successful completion of the hotel and condominium project. He had, on his own evidence, a potential upside of more than $10 million. And as an investor he stood to gain much more than that. By her own admission, the Mayor knew at the very least that he was the real estate agent for the purchaser. I have found that the Mayor knew that a successful WCD project would have earned her son more money than he would otherwise have earned over the course of many years —probably in his lifetime. I have found that the Mayor must have known that her son had a financial role much greater than acting simply as the purchaser’s agent.

[DIP TO BLACK]

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Do any of you read a newspaper?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispering into camera, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

That’s right.

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

The City of Mississauga was dragged through the mud over this.

I’ll give you another quote. If you missed this.

“Ethical Infrastructure”.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispering into camera, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Right.

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

To use the words that the Justice used.

We’re in need of the renewal of the Ethical Infrastructure of this City. That’s appalling!

Do you know what happened to me a week ago?

I had the privilege of being in St. Martin’s School where my son got blessed with his 86 percent average. Was getting an award for being on the Dean’s List. And I was very proud of my son.

As I’m leaving, some gentleman there says, “Nando, [inaudible] why would you waste time, not going to university, right? He’s going to get a real estate degree. He’s going to work in real estate.”

My God, I’m glad I was in a crowded room as I don’t know what I would have done. I think you’ll be proud of me, I left. That’s the nonsense that I have to put up with because of what transpired and all of you seem oblivious to.

Well, I’m not.

I could belabour it. I’ve fulfilled my duty to my constituents. I am not a co-conspirator in all of this.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispering into camera, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

[applauds]

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

And as I said at the time and I will say it one last time.

If you did not vote for the Inquiry. If you do not agree with its findings. And if you are not appalled at what happened, you are not fit for public service.

Acting Chair, McCallion-backed loyalist Councillor Katie Mahoney, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Councillor Iannicca, I am going to cut this debate now!

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispering into camera, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Good for you.

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

I said it at the time. I stand by it.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispering into camera, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

[applauds] Good for you.

Acting Chair, Councillor Katie Mahoney, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Sir, sir, I am going to cut this debate now! Councillor Mullin, do you have something?

Councillor Nando Iannicca, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

My God.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispering into camera, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Absolutely.

McCallion-backed loyalist Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga General Committee, November 2, 2011

Nando—

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

I would appreciate being notified of any errors in the video transcript. Thanks.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

“That’s his opinion.” —Hazel McCallion regarding Justice Douglas Cunningham’s findings

Hazel McCallion: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Report "Updating Ethical Infrastructure"

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Mississauga Judicial Inquiry: Memo to Council from Councillor Nando Iannicca – November 2nd re: Judicial Inquiry Next Steps

November 2nd, 2011  

What follows is a “Memo to Council from Councillor Nando Iannicca – November 2nd re: Judicial Inquiry Next Steps” that Councillor Iannicca shared with Mississauga Council at today’s General Committee meeting. I reproduce it here in its entirety as written, with the good Councillor’s kind permission.

Memorandum [Corporate logo for City of Mississauga]

To: Members of Council City Manager
From: Nando Iannicca, Councillor Ward 7
Date: November 2, 2011
Re: Judicial Inquiry Next Steps

With this item now on our General Committee Agenda of November 2, 2011 I provide a list of questions and concerns expressed to me by residents during the course of the Judicial Inquiry, its subsequent findings and report, and the media reporting of same.

Like most other Councillors, many direct and forceful questions were asked of me by Ward 7 Constituents and others throughout this process and I advised all of them that I could not speak to the matter while Justice Cunningham and the Inquiry was seized of this issue. I fulfilled this obligation to his Honour and the process but I also promised all those who raised an inquiry that I would formally express their concerns and questions at the appropriate time so as not to appear to have avoided the issue, and to also give them the satisfaction of knowing that I formally addressed their concerns as their elected official.

In formally referring the matter to the City Manager and the appropriate municipal staff, I am well aware that some of the items that have been asked of me are answered in the “Report of the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry” or in today’s General Committee Agenda. Where this is the case I would ask staff to simply refer to the appropriate reference in these documents and proceed to then answer the balance of the queries. At the conclusion, what I hope to have achieved on behalf of my constituents is a written response to their direct inquiry either provided by the Inquiry Report, the Report prepared by City staff, and amendments to this Report before the final document goes to Council.

  1. Mayor’s Gala Fund

    Justice Cunningham dealt with this matter in his Report as have municipal staff. I am satisfied that all of the concerns that have been asked of me regarding the amount of money raised relative to the actual disbursements, the fact that we broke Revenue Canada’s laws, and particularly the fact that the municipality no longer plays a principal, official or any other direct role in this entity means that the City and I have addressed this concern.

  2. Need for a Judicial Inquiry

    Many residents asked why we even needed a Judicial Inquiry when some argued that the original legal opinion presented to Council said it was not required. I am glad to finally speak to this matter and to state in absolutely unequivocal terms that this most assuredly was not what was conveyed to Council in Camera on the matter. While it is absolutely true that the written Report presented to Council said that the Mayor may not have breached the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, in the extensive conversation that ensued prompted by questions from Councillors, the responses from the legal professionals in the room made it clear that a great many other concerns existed in the Mayor’s conduct. These were all borne out in evidence before the Inquiry and the ultimate findings. In fact, Justice Cunningham himself stated of the call for an Inquiry that, “there was no other practical way to explore what transpired.”

  3. Enersource/Borealis Veto

    This matter was also dealt with where it was confirmed the provision was “slipped in” after the fact and Council had no knowledge and gave no approval to the clause.

  4. The City must have a Hotel Convention Centre

    This part of the Inquiry prompted by far the greatest number of questions and concerns particularly from members of the business community, development community, and realtors. The list of questions they put to me are as follows:

    • when did the Council of The City of Mississauga determine that a Hotel/Convention Centre was vital and would be pursued?
    • when was the decision actually made?
    • can someone provide an Agenda of such meetings, the information presented, the Planning Report related to the subject, and the public process and public consultation that took place?
    • who determined that Mr. Peter McCallion would be chosen to lead the project?
    • what credentials and experience does he have in putting together a billion dollar Hotel and Convention deal in light of the fact that Justice Cunningham found, “Mr. McCallion’s experience was strictly as a real estate agent, and he has never put a development project together.” Many of those who put the question to me on this front were very upset that it appears no Requests for Proposal, Call for Submissions, or any other public process or competition was used to determine who could compete for this very lucrative business opportunity.
    • when the decision was made to go ahead with the project with Peter McCallion as the sole Principal and/or Agent, why does it appear as though those pre-eminent in the Hotel Convention business with names such as Wynn, Hilton, Hyatt, Trump and the like were never brought into the fold but that the biggest development proposal in the history of the City was instead entrusted to Peter McCallion and individuals he approached with names such as Cook, Couprie, DeCiccio, and the like, who Justice Cunningham referred to as friends of the McCallion family.
    • In the one instance where someone with standing in the Hotel business was approached, his candid comments are particularly disturbing. As Justice Cunningham wrote in his Report, “Steve Gupta, the CEO of Easton’s Group of Hotels…testified that a four star hotel…could not be achieved, given the less expensive hotels in the vicinity and the proximity of other four star hotels both near the airport and in downtown Toronto.” So when the only expert consulted said the proposal was dead on arrival who chose to keep the scheme alive?
  5. Sheridan College Flip

    A couple of individuals have made a very astute observation regarding the final outcome which has led them to question whether there was ever any intention on the part of the City to actually build a Hotel Convention Centre. They specifically point to the fact that when the Council of The City of Mississauga became aware that Sheridan College was looking to build a campus in our city the Council with great haste and $15 M of Taxpayers money immediately purchased the site in question that Peter McCallion referred to “as the best, last piece of land for a Hotel Convention Centre” and immediately conveyed it to Sheridan College at the nominal sum of $1 per year. As it was put to me, this fact clearly demonstrates that the City Council of The City of Mississauga had absolutely no intention whatsoever of pursuing a Hotel Convention Centre. They need an explanation as to why so many of the actions of the Mayor, Peter McCallion, and his various associates would demonstrate otherwise.

  6. Role of the Office of the Mayor

    When the deal ultimately fell through what role was the Mayor and her Office pursuing on behalf of Mississauga City Taxpayers when she continued to be involved in trying to obtain the highest possible settlement for the firm in which her son was a Principal. Many have followed up this question by noting the peculiar outcome, as they put it, in which Mr. McCallion was involved in a project in which he seemingly never bought or sold or listed a piece of land, and ultimately never built a Hotel Convention Centre and yet he and his associates received $4M of compensation. They also note that this $4M comes directly from the $15M which all Taxpayers paid for the land in question for Sheridan College from which the sellers of the land and then forwarded $4M to Mr. McCallion and his associates.

[Iannicca memo ends]

I have just one question arising from today’s General Committee meeting: Why has no one asked “How can you possibly trust a corrupt municipality like MYTHissauga to hire its own integrity commissioner?”

Hazel McCallion: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Report "Updating Ethical Infrastructure"

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

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OCCUPY TORONTO campgrounds tour: Tents, Logistics, Media, Medical, Sign Shop, Library, Kitchen, Toilets…

October 24th, 2011  

Today, MISSISSAUGAWATCH presents a video tour of the OCCUPY TORONTO St. James Park campgrounds village as it appeared Saturday, October 22, 2011.

The only other thing I want to say is during my two visits to St. James Park, the police presence has been simply perfect. Toronto Police officers are visible at the perimeter of the park (reassuring for people like me) but are keeping things very low-key and laid back (also reassuring for people like me).

Meaning OCCUPY TORONTO is watched over by a police service and not a force. Thank you Chief Blair!

That’s it. Now for the tour.

OCCUPY TORONTO camp tour: Tents, Logistics, Media, Medical, Sign Shop, Library, Kitchen, Toilets…   (6:27 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from OCCUPY TORONTO, St. James Park, Toronto. October 22, 2011

It is Saturday. We’re here at St. James Park and I really have to say that there’s [sic] a lot more tents than there was [sic] last Saturday, the last time I was here.

And interesting, we have a sign here, welcome to Occupy and— the Logistics tent.

I’m just going to talk through here. This is the Library. Come in and read a book.

Women’s Safe Space.

And then you get some really large tents. Like right there.

I actually thought of camping out tonight and then thought better of it.

It’s turned into quite a village.

There’s more people setting up over here. Huh.

Legal tent. Medical tent. Over there’s the Sign Shop.

I’m just astounded —astounded by all the tents! And I was here last Saturday. They’re just everywhere! And most of them I’m not even able to show you because they’re over more in that direction. That’s where the tents originally were. So the original, I guess we can call them settlers of St James Park were over here.

And this has all been —these are all tents that been set up in the meantime. Wow.

[Video of silk screen print shop]

And I just used the facilities and I have to say that they’re good. I used this one over here. And there’s an area here to wash your hands. Although I have to say it took me a while to figure out that you use this peddle down here to get water out.

So. Thank you for the facilities.

I think over there by the church is the food tent. And just to show you how extensive this is [Video pans site]

And what does it say? “DISABLE THIS!” I like his shirt.

[Video of youth painting large sign “DREAM BIG” then zoom to police and cruiser.]

[Video of activity around the Sign Shop]

And that now means they’re heading out towards City Hall and we’ll be following them.

That’s what it looks like. And they’re getting ready for the march.

It’s gonna start.

And we’ll walk this way.

[Video walking past police and Emergency Services. Video as march begins.]

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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OCCUPY TORONTO about “this disconnect between us privileged ones in government” and those they serve.

October 23rd, 2011  

At yesterday’s OCCUPY TORONTO march to city hall, I noticed a sign that said it all —George Orwell.

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

OCCUPY TORONTO, PROTEST SIGN, GEORGE ORWELL, "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
Today I provide a video and transcript of truths told by Mississauga Councillor Nando Iannicca, truths about “this disconnect between us privileged ones in government” and those they serve.

And remember that silly, pretentious “Our Future Mississauga”? About dreaming BIG? Or the fraudulent Mississauga Summit? About MYTHissauga’s “brave, bold future”?

Watch/listen to Councillor Iannicca and the truth about Our Future Mississauga —Province and Country.

Maybe then you’ll “get” what OCCUPY TORONTO is about!

Is Occupy Toronto about “All animals look at each other differently when watering hole dries out” (7:01 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

[Regarding loss of $731,485 in transit Infoplace –the result of the city not following its own rules for collecting payment for tickets]

Mayor Hazel McCallion (Audit Committee, May 11, 2009)

Who’s responsible? Is it the, is it that Transit department responsible or the Finance Department? No communication, it seems.

And in a bankruptcy, without anything in writing that the project got changed, how can you —so, you know, it’s not as bad as the one in Toronto. But it’s bad.

Changes made without due authority. In the process.

So that’s all I want to say.

Councillor Nando Iannicca (Audit Committee, May 11, 2009)

Councillor Iannicca.

Councillor Nando Iannicca (Audit Committee, May 11, 2009)

(inaudible) —Madam Mayor, to your point. The whole episode is shameful.

And the aspect that is concerning me more and more is, you know I don’t know how many of us in government have realized but there starts to be seen this disconnect between us privileged ones in government —that wasn’t the case fifty years ago, when you went in government you got paid less etc etc.

And yet, you know, the government’s out now —folks that make a hundred thousand dollars and my constituents looking for a job see that —Boy police constable’s make is a hundred thousand dollars with their overtime. And transit drivers, some of them make a hundred thousand dollars with their overtime.

And here I am, Joe Citizen, struggling to get ahead, and I’ve lost benefits, I’ve lost my job if I’m an auto worker, taking hits at various times coming in for extra work and not getting paid for it.

Struggling to pay your taxes. And then they see episodes like this. And what explanation do we have?

[DIP TO WHITE]

This speaks to the issue of the future. Our taxpayers will not put up with this any more.

And the people they’re going to look at isn’t you —they’re looking at us. And then we turn around and look at you.

And George Carlson, our good friend and colleague on Council has a very good point. And I was wishing he’d be wrong, but we’d better be cognizant that he’s right.

“All the animals look at each other differently when the watering hole dries out.”

We still have some water in our hole. A lot of my constituents don’t.

We owe them a better level of service than what they received over this debacle.

But Madam Mayor, we’ll speak some more to it in-camera. Thank you.

[CLOCKWIPE]

Councillor Nando Ianniccaa (Mississauga General Committee, October 19, 2011)

In Canada, we’re at the cross-roads, the watershed. And here’s the fear that I have, and I won’t give all my secrets away. But I’m going to give you on big one right now.

You know what the future is? I’m going to tell you what the future is. It’s pretty simple. Here’s what the history was.

What I came here four cents on your tax bill overall came to this city. We’re up to eight cents now going up to nine. And we’re Much. Worse. Off.

The four to eight to eight-and-a half hasn’t solved our problems. Our infrastructure deficit’s as dramatic as it’s ever been! Isn’t that right?

So you know, well, you’ve doubled the taxes pro-rata on my home for the last twenty-five years, Nando, and you’re telling me we’re far worse off. Get ready for it to double again.

So you know what the solution is.

And from that macro-level, I’m going to bring it down to the micro. A solution as old as time. Start throwing stuff off the boat.

We will be getting out of businesses. Period. Full Stop.

Do you know why? ‘Cuz it’s brilliant. You know why it’s brilliant? ‘Cuz all of my problems go away. What do you mean?

“Hazel you’ve got to go to Ottawa and talk to them about funding for seniors homes.”

I’m not in the business anymore. Don’t have to go talk to them.

“Well you know the arbitrators are—”

“I’m not in that business. I don’t give a damn about the arbitrator.

“Well the union’s are uppity about this.”

I don’t have a union workforce in that field. I don’t, I’m not in that field.

It’s priceless, isn’t it? It works real well.

I don’t know what society we’ll live in. But that is what is coming.

[If] you don’t believe it, core services like highways for governments? We sold off a highway. Airports are going in that direction. And there will be more and more and more of it.

Because in one fell swoop, boy do you eliminate so many of my problems!

On the other side of the coin, well no, let’s go keep fighting in Ottawa. What it’s gotten us? Let’s go keep fighting the Province. What it’s gotten us?

We’ve got, and I love the conversation between Councillor Starr and Councillor Mahoney. It’s the Great Divide: the people in the million dollar homes that don’t think that they’re being fairly treated and then the single mother with three kids that says, “But, am I supposed to pay it?!”

Our answer is, well neither one of you will pay it. We’re just out of the business.

And if you look at the world around us —Councillor Starr said something brilliant. I just loved it. If it’s in a phone book and somebody else does it, why do we do it?

And there’s going to be more questions like that as we go forward.

To bring it back down to this level —and this is the importance that I would put on this conversation, if a user group tells me, Nando, it’s getting kind of expensive. We don’t know about your soccer pitches, you know, especially the ones with the artificial turf, it’s getting a little tired.

I just won’t build one with artificial turf. Easy. No problem.

“Well, I’ll charge ya three bucks.” I’m charging you nothing now! You just don’t have the pitch, that’s all. Is that a problem for you? And that’s what we’re trying to forestall right now.

Because get ready for this. We will be jettisoning many, many, many services at the municipal realm.

Last thought I’ll leave with you and I hope a smart doctoral student does it one day —I’m not being flippant. I mean this seriously.

Is there any corporation in the world —give me IBM, give me any one of them, that is more complex than municipal-regional government. I mean that literally.

What are your core businesses? What do you do and what are you trying to achieve?

Remember. Things I do for fun on the side are entire enterprises. We run golf courses on the side for fun. Some people run businesses just for golf courses. And fitness facilities and restaurants and dental programs and— I do all of that just for fun! You haven’t taken your shower yet and —I do that just—entire entities do that all by themselves.

We do it just as an aside. Thank you, Ron. I think that’s my cue. So. As we go forward, these conversations have to be had. And they’re not at this level, “What would you like us to do?” it’s “What’s going overboard?”

Cuz we’re fed up —you all sensed it from me. I’m fed up with the Provincial and Federal government. What it’s gotten us? And my cue as you all know, just let me finish with this one is, we just came through a Provincial election and so many of the Provincial delegates running for public office in our city, who, you know, even if you want to pretend to care, you should pretend when you’re asking for public office?

“Are you going to come to the discussion we want to have about social—” The majority of them didn’t even want to show up! When it behooves them to pretend to care? Didn’t even pretend to care. So why, well, I understand—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Mississauga General Committee, October 19, 2011)

[claps, laughs] I love it.

Councillor Nando Ianniccaa (Mississauga General Committee, October 19, 2011)

But you see why I’m —so I don’t even want to send Hazel off anymore. I just want to say that we’re dropping that one off the curb. We’re not in that business anymore. Because I don’t want to force both people, these two, out of their homes.

Somebody’s got a better idea, let me know.

But that is the Future.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

There you have it.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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Next. To appreciate what some people at OCCUPY TORONTO might be protesting, and what Councillor Iannicca referred to as the “privileged ones in government”, what follows is a complete SUNSHINE LIST of City of Mississauga employees making $100,000 or more for 2010 followed by the 2006 SUNSHINE LIST for comparative purposes.

RED indicates City Staff researched through Freedom of Information or video.

And don’t forget those “privileged ones in government” salaries also come with a life-long OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) pension and benefits.

City of Mississauga Salary Disclosure 2011 (Disclosure for 2010)
Surname Given Name Position Salary Paid Taxable Benefits
ADKINS RODNEY R. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $250.64
AHMED NADIR Project Leader $112,131.34 $280.44
ALEXANDER WENDY A. Director, Transportation & Infrastructure Planning $148,842.08 $372.21
ALLELY RICHARD J. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $250.64
AMRING SUSAN M. Manager, Economic Development $130,517.57 $313.86
ANDERSON SCOTT W. Senior Project Manager, Transportation $131,842.96 $704.26
APLIN GLENN V. Fire Captain $108,768.15 $258.96
BACON DENIS P. Manager, Parks $102,029.97 $244.32
BAKER JANICE City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer $245,864.06 $8,358.64
BALCHANDANI RAJAN Manager, Energy Management $108,739.51 $271.41
BALL MARILYN Director, Development & Design $147,881.38 $372.21
BANIC SONJA Manager, Public Affairs $112,300.64 $280.44
BAQILEH BASSEM Transit Operator $100,497.59 $299.79
BARRETT MURRAY A. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $258.96
BARRETT STEPHEN R. Manager, Transportation Asset Management $115,683.24 $287.01
BARTER TOM C. Captain, Fire Suppression $104,861.16 $244.40
BASTERFIELD MICHAEL D. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $260.52
BATE ANDREW Supervisor, Traffic Operations $111,357.70 $207.15
BEARD DAVID M. Fire Captain $104,861.16 $247.52
BEAUPARLANT MARK Manager, Corporate Financial Services $128,730.01 $313.23
BEHARRY ROCHARD Legal Counsel $128,732.04 $259.86
BENCH MARY ELLEN City Solicitor $178,468.52 $429.27
BERNARDI DINO Captain, Fire Suppression $110,884.42 $260.52
BIRD BRIAN G. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $270.92
BLATT DIANA F. Workforce Planning & Analysis Specialist $115,154.61 $216.48
BODNAR GREG Supervisor, Area, Transportation and Works $111,629.36 $244.32
BORGATTI RICHARD W. Fire Captain $107,612.63 $264.68
BOWSLAUGH ROBERT L. Manager, Facilities Maintenance $105,938.49 $264.90
BOYCE DEREK Manager, Business Planning $104,952.37 $262.38
BOYD MAX W. Capital Project Manager $112,131.34 $280.44
BRADLEY SEAN Fire Captain $102,590.21 $254.68
BREAULT BRENDA R. Commissioner, Corporate Services &Treasurer $186,385.74 $9,486.00
BREUER DAGMAR Capital Project Manager $114,001.46 $280.44
BREWDA KATIE Account Representative, Community Services $108,094.86 $62.40
BRODERICK DAVID Manager, Marina Operations $101,335.28 $244.32
BROWN BETTE Communications Officer, Fire $115,820.44 $250.64
BROWN JAMIE Manager, Sponsorship & Corporate Development $101,887.38 $244.32
BUCKLEY FRANK M. Manager, Parks $112,443.10 $244.32
BUCKSTEIN ELAINE Director, Enforcement $148,842.08 $372.21
BUGDEN KEVIN Assistant Deputy Chief $113,312.72 $238.60
BULGER JAMES E. Fire Captain $105,414.86 $274.56
BURKE PAUL G. Fire Captain $104,894.94 $254.80
BURNS ROBERT S. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $250.64
BURT SUSAN Director, Arts & Culture $153,561.43 $372.21
CALLIGARIS JOSEPH Fire Captain $102,281.92 $248.96
CALVERT CLIFF A. District Chief, Fire $111,235.02 $264.06
CALVERT JOHN D. Director, Policy Planning $148,842.08 $372.21
CAMILLERI TIMOTHY A. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $259.48
CARR BRUCE Director, Strategic Community Initiatives $154,685.08 $372.21
CESARIO SILVIO Manager, Maintenance & Operations $127,673.27 $313.86
CHALLINOR JASON Fire Captain $102,281.92 $291.60
CHAN STEPHEN Manager, Staffing & Development $116,533.22 $280.44
CHANCEY DOUGLAS T. Fire Captain $112,260.90 $286.52
CHIN DONOFRIO HELEN F. Data Architect $114,416.93 $280.44
CHONG DIANE Project Leader $110,827.70 $280.44
CHUNG TONY Transit Operator $102,542.67 $299.79
CIRELLO JIM Manager, Financial Services, Corporate Services $117,985.90 $293.72
CLARK JOHN A. Fire Captain $104,861.16 $271.44
CLARKE JOHN P. Supervisor, Traffic Signal & Street Lights $113,585.43 $279.21
CLEMENT ROGER Chief Fire Prevention Officer $110,511.44 $255.22
COFFEY KEVIN Fire Captain $102,423.62 $238.56
COLES SUZANNE Area Manager, Library Services $106,391.52 $266.02
CONNOLLY MARK R. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $268.84
CONNOR JOHN DAVID Fire District Chief $127,857.84 $288.90
CORBET CHRISTOPHER Fire Captain $104,930.43 $293.06
CORCORAN RAYMOND M. Fire District Chief $128,702.87 $280.58
CUNNINGHAM CRAIG Fire Captain $104,487.14 $256.66
CURRY DARRELL Manager, Frank McKechnie Facility $101,435.90 $244.32
CUSUMANO LEO J. Manager, Inspection Services $116,533.22 $280.44
CZYRKA PAUL J. Fire Captain $104,861.16 $245.96
DAEUBER WILLIAM E. Project Leader $112,131.34 $280.44
DAMASO PAUL Manager Celebration Square $103,376.64 $251.76
DAUM RANDY Fire Captain $104,861.16 $281.22
DAVENPORT MARK Project Leader $112,131.34 $280.44
DAVIS ERIC V. Captain, Fire Prevention $107,535.04 $250.64
DAVOLI LUIGI Fire Captain $102,281.92 $318.76
DEAN GEORGE Fire District Chief $119,975.38 $322.18
DECOSTE STEPHEN D. Fire Captain $111,414.54 $282.88
DEDMAN KEALY Manager, Development Engineering $109,858.01 $285.81
DEJAK TOM A. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $308.36
DELFINO GUSTAVO Manager, Service Development $112,004.53 $280.14
DELUCA DANIEL Plans Examiner, Fire $100,115.07 $228.60
DEMARTINI PETER G. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $250.64
DEMPSTER DAVID S. Fire Captain $105,063.80 $281.32
DENIKE TIMOTHY E. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $250.64
DEVEAU DOUGLAS C. Captain, Fire Suppression $113,860.49 $244.40
DI MILLO IVANA Director, Communications $152,544.76 $370.65
DIETRICH ANGELA Manager, City Wide Planning $112,207.58 $280.44
DOCKENDORFF CASEY Assistant City Solicitor $113,700.12 $284.03
DOUGLAS ALEX A. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $287.04
DRAPER STEVEN D. Manager, Information Technology, Corporate Services $122,431.66 $305.73
DUBKOWSKI JAMES R. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $250.64
DUFFY KEVIN J. Deputy Fire Chief $161,691.58 $871.57
DUNN ARLAND L. Fire Captain $108,608.85 $280.80
EBRAEMI FAWAD A. Project Manager $130,161.81 $316.05
EDWARDS ERICA Senior Buyer $110,586.86 $235.56
ELLIOTT ROBERT G. Manager, Projects $102,383.34 $255.48
ELLIOTT-SPENCER PATRICIA Director, Finance $164,230.75 $406.83
EMICK CRAIG Information Technology Auditor $107,532.79 $279.51
ENG SALLY P. Director, Internal Audit $151,763.58 $372.21
ENNAMORATO DANIEL Fire Captain $110,277.70 $244.40
EVANS JAMES Fire Captain $104,861.16 $249.40
FABRIS DIEGO City Arborist $102,453.86 $224.28
FARION CLIFTON Building Maintenance Coordinator $108,299.52 $253.16
FARRELL PATRICIA A. Planner $103,069.33 $224.28
FAYLE NORMAN Fire Captain $107,439.27 $260.00
FERRARA FELICE Supervisor, Area, Transportation and Works $117,829.56 $244.32
FINNIGAN TERENCE J. Fire Captain $110,032.04 $250.64
FLACK PAUL F. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $256.88
FLANIGAN MICHAEL B. Special Traffic Projects Leader $103,554.24 $258.66
FLEMING RANDY Training Officer, Fire $115,436.59 $230.76
FORD COLLIN Transit Operator $109,070.07 $149.79
FRANCIS LAWRENCE P. Fire Captain $105,443.35 $250.12
FROST MICKEY Manager, Transit Operations $137,043.35 $329.76
FUDGE JOSEPH Legal Counsel $139,389.85 $335.10
FULLERTON RUSS Transit Operator $115,374.37 $149.79
GAFFNEY SHAWN M. Fire District Chief $124,144.71 $308.26
GALAMINI DOMENIC Supervisor, Traffic Maintenance $116,931.26 $244.32
GALATI DOMENIC Maintenance Standards & Permits Supervisor $117,417.72 $238.71
GARNER RICHARD J. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $250.64
GILMOUR MICHAEL S. Fire Captain $108,190.59 $255.32
GOLD GRAHAM Fire Captain $103,621.31 $246.88
GRAZIANO MARIA P. Database Administrator $112,139.69 $234.00
GREEN DANIEL G. District Chief, Fire $129,853.90 $316.46
GREEN GARY S. Fire Captain $104,861.16 $246.90
GREER CRYSTAL Director, Legislative Services & Clerk $153,224.33 $372.21
GRIFFITH MARG Project Leader $109,968.42 $280.44
HAGAN ANNEMARIE Manager, Museums $100,142.00 $244.32
HAGERMAN ALAN J. Fire Captain $105,193.35 $266.76
HAND WAYNE L Manager, Meadowvale & Erin Mills Arenas $102,838.82 $244.32
HARVEY ANDREW W. Manager, Rapid Transit and Parking $129,027.51 $313.86
HAWKINS JOHN Senior Inspector $100,924.74 $190.05
HEAD MICHAEL R. Fire Platoon Chief $127,850.59 $299.42
HEADRICK DARREN Enterprise System (SAP) Portfolio Coordinator $112,131.34 $280.44
HERRIDGE DONNA E. Manager, Financial Planning $128,147.32 $313.86
HICKS BRUCE Fire Captain $107,439.27 $308.88
HILL JOHN A. Fire Captain $104,861.16 $258.96
HILLIS JAMES (aka Jamie) Manager, Security $112,131.34 $280.44
HILLS ALAN Fire Platoon Chief $124,599.12 $293.28
HINTON JAMES M. Acting Director, Enforcement $104,795.68 $262.31
HINTON JOHN F. Manager, Financial & Customer Service $104,669.77 $262.05
HIPGRAVE MARY A. Senior Internal Auditor $109,968.42 $280.44
HOLMES JAYNE Senior Project Manager $117,917.66 $294.24
HOMEVOH ERNEST Transit Operator $107,751.37 $199.79
HORVAT CAROL Executive Assistant, Mayor $101,658.64 $244.32
HULME HAL V. Supervisor, Survey & Inspection $108,817.66 $244.32
HUNTER PAUL D. Fire Platoon Chief $127,904.32 $299.42
IMPERIALE JOHN Manager, Information Technology, Community Services $121,826.55 $308.58
JACKSON ALLEN P. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $250.64
JACKSON JEFFREY Director, Revenue & Materiel Management $149,592.08 $372.21
JAMIESON RANDALL Project Manager, Community Services $110,105.19 $275.85
JAY MARTIN R. Fire Captain $104,861.16 $247.00
JEHU STEPHEN C. Fire Communications Operator $107,041.16 $218.62
JETHVA REKHA Manager, Planning and Integration $128,621.37 $313.86
JOHNSON FREDERIC C. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $283.92
KAMINO KEITH T. Senior Internal Auditor $101,043.30 $252.72
KAN LINCOLN Manager, Environmental Services $114,633.24 $287.01
KANAMALA SUNIL KUMAR Project Leader, Transit Facility Planning $100,378.33 $244.32
KEATING MIKE E. Manager, Transit Vehicle Maintenance $130,446.45 $313.86
KELLS HELEN M. Systems Specialist $106,594.18 $197.22
KELLY ANDREW Fire Captain $109,193.68 $299.52
KELLY LORI A. Manager, Strategic Community Initiatives $125,857.89 $308.91
KEMPF STEVEN G. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $265.20
KENEALY ROY Superintendent, Operational Support $103,782.41 $259.86
KENT GARY Director, Corporate Strategy and Innovation $154,685.08 $372.21
KERNAN PAUL Fire Captain $114,314.26 $248.56
KETTLE HAROLD J. Technical Specialist $104,664.75 $244.32
KEUPER DALTON INGRID Library Community Development Specialist $100,378.33 $244.32
KIRKPATRICK ROBERT B. Fire Captain $109,241.18 $278.62
KNIGHT MARLENE Manager, Materiel Management $125,587.45 $313.86
KOPAMEES ALAR Fire Captain $104,861.16 $267.80
KREMER RONALD Supervisor, Networking Service $101,910.17 $254.91
KRISMAN GRANT M. Fire Captain $103,760.25 $249.08
LAING DEBORAH Fire Communications Officer $111,365.67 $238.56
LAING GREGORY B. Deputy, Training & Prevention $164,745.48 $1,822.75
LAMANNA SABINA Manager, Human Resources, Community Services $109,378.64 $273.63
LAURENCE BRIAN J. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $256.88
LAW WENDY Legal Counsel $122,849.49 $345.32
LAWRENCE JACK Director, Information Technology $148,842.08 $372.21
LEE FRANK Manager, Information Technology, Planning and Building $119,058.87 $297.99
LEI GUANG Transit Operator $106,940.61 $149.79
LEVESQUE ROBERT Capital Project Manager $112,131.34 $280.44
LIBOIRON ROBERT L. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $250.64
LIN YUNGFU Project Leader $112,131.34 $729.84
LOHUIS JOHN Director, Recreation & Parks $154,685.08 $372.21
LONGMUIR GAVIN Manager, Urban Forestry $102,508.46 $244.32
MACDONALD DEBBIE Manager, Shared Services $112,317.51 $280.66
MACDONALD HEATHER Director, Business Services $154,685.08 $372.21
MACEACHERN DAVID Training Officer, Fire $115,313.27 $244.40
MACKENZIE CHRISTINA Manager, Creative Services $101,335.28 $244.32
MACKINNON KAREN G. Communications Coordinator, Fire $121,577.94 $268.92
MAGGIO ALBERT J. Fire Captain $107,543.60 $250.64
MAJCHER LAURIE E. Manager, Management Consulting $125,587.45 $313.86
MAJOR NANCY Manager, 311 Call Centre $116,402.42 $141.00
MAKURAT ROBERT Fire Captain $102,281.92 $241.16
MALO STEPHANE Fire Captain $102,356.33 $244.70
MANCUSO GIUSEPPINA Project Manager, Elections $104,880.52 $197.22
MANN JOHN Fire Captain $102,281.92 $253.64
MANSFIELD DOROTHY E. Manager, Community Services $115,432.75 $280.44
MARCUCCI DAVID Manager, Planning & Heritage $121,270.70 $303.27
MARINOFF GEOFF Director, Transit $176,515.42 $424.75
MARION DAVID Manager, Geomatics $137,043.68 $329.76
MARLAND RUTH Team Leader, Long Term Planning $109,358.32 $244.32
MARSHALL GREIG Fire Captain $104,894.93 $250.12
MARTIN LYNN Systems Support Specialist $122,772.78 $224.28
MASLIWEC MICHAEL N. Manager, Financial Services, Transportation and Works $125,587.45 $313.86
MATHESON SHAWN Fire Division Chief, Training $121,329.87 $303.27
MAYO MARY Manager, Enterprise Systems $125,777.07 $313.86
MCADAM PHILIP D. Fire Captain $104,861.16 $262.08
MCCALLION HAZEL M. Mayor $136,640.92 $1,648.90
MCCUTCHEON STEPHEN J. Fire Captain $107,578.37 $263.12
MCDOUGALL JOHN A. Fire Chief $167,913.56 $3,481.00
MCLEAN MARCELL L. Fire Communications Operator $111,307.30 $212.38
MCNALLY MARTIN I. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $255.84
MCPHAIL LARRY J. Platoon Chief $128,659.96 $299.42
MCPHAIL ROBERT Captain, Fire Suppression $108,768.15 $250.64
MEEHAN DOUGLAS E. Manager, Prosecutions $116,533.22 $280.44
MELVILLE ANDREW D. Fire Captain $105,063.80 $264.68
MENEZES ERIC Supervisor, Streetlighting $113,265.82 $214.38
MESIH CONNIE D. Manager, Property Assessment & Taxation $130,767.57 $313.86
MICHAUD DAVE H. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $255.84
MICHELUCCI ENIO Contract Administrator, Trees $104,051.55 $222.22
MINKOWSKI MICHAL Legal Counsel $139,389.85 $335.10
MITCHAM PAUL ARTHUR Commissioner, Community Services $186,385.74 $10,890.76
MONTGOMERY WILLIAM R. Fire Captain $108,768.15 $255.84
MOONEY JAMES Systems Technician, Fire $101,422.74 $236.90
MOORE ALLAN J. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $314.60
MORAES FERNANDO Project Manager, Architectural $103,259.76 $258.30
MORLEY JAMES D. Manager, Client Services $119,632.41 $299.19
MOULTON ALAN Fire Captain $108,768.15 $255.84
MUJAWAZ AHMAD Project Manager, Structural $109,149.63 $273.33
MURPHY ANNE M. Area Manager, Library Services $118,795.17 $288.49
MURPHY LAWRENCE Manager, Court Administration $112,131.34 $280.44
MUSIAL HENRY Fire Captain $119,051.96 $254.80
NADON RAYMOND A. Captain, Fire Suppression $104,861.16 $280.80
NASATO PAUL Supervisor, Area, Transportation and Works $104,214.27 $234.30
NG NORMAN Supervisor, Customer Service $112,131.34 $280.44
NISHIHAMA WAYNE G. Manager, Urban Design $112,131.34 $280.44
NOBLE RALPH A. Fire Captain – South – B $114,470.92 $250.64
NORWOOD STEPHEN T. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $259.48
NUCIFORA GINO Captain, Fire Prevention $119,104.29 $244.40
OFFLESS KEVIN Senior Inspector $101,379.30 $190.05
O’HALLORAN CAREY L. Manager, Infrastructure Management Systems $107,805.70 $280.44
ORMOND MARK A. Fire District Chief $124,105.78 $294.74
OSBORNE BRENDA Manager, Environmental Management $105,970.00 $221.97
OUTTRIM RYAN Firefighter $101,735.12 $248.36
OWEN KENNETH Director, Facility & Property Management $153,224.33 $372.21
PALA ZELJKO Transit Operator $113,333.05 $229.79
PALLADINE PAUL Supervisor, Area, Transportation and Works $109,946.75 $239.04
PARDY ROGER Fire Captain $104,861.16 $254.28
PARISI PAUL Fire Captain $102,351.44 $249.48
PARSONS PETER C. Senior Inspector $102,250.56 $190.05
PARTIPILO JOSEPH Senior Inspector $113,226.28 $181.62
PASSFIELD GORDON L. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $255.32
PATEL KESHWER Manager, Financial Services, community Services $115,050.09 $288.00
PATERSON EDWARD D. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $267.28
PATON CAROLYN Corporate Lead Business Planning & Performance Management $106,559.78 $244.32
PAVAN LESLEY M. Manager, Development, Planning and Building $106,839.59 $277.05
PEARCE RICHARD Enterprise Geographic Information System Project Leader $115,016.93 $280.44
PENTELIUK DAVID Area Manager, Library Services $103,240.24 $258.66
PERKINS ROBERT Building Services & Operations Supervisor $110,453.70 $213.12
PERRY CAROL Tax System Coordinator $109,968.42 $280.44
PETOVELLO LARRY F. Director, Economic Development $151,763.58 $10,838.64
PETRI MATHIAS Building Services & Operations Supervisor $112,616.29 $222.42
PETROSONIAK STEVE D. Fire Captain $107,682.70 $255.32
PHANEUF PATRICK J. Superintendent, Operations $116,533.22 $280.44
PHELPS GREGORY G. Plans Examination Officer, Fire $112,540.95 $258.74
PICCOLO JOHN Project Manager, Electrical $112,131.34 $280.44
PICO FERMIN Manager, Transit Business Systems $122,360.37 $294.24
PIETTE LAURA M. Director, Planning, Development & Business Services $151,257.43 $370.35
PIRES PAUL Transit Operator $103,319.65 $209.79
PITUSHKA JOSEPH Director, Engineering & Works $148,842.08 $372.21
POGUE JOHN D. Manager, Burnhamthorpe & Tomken Facilities $101,741.30 $244.32
POITRAS RAY L. Manager, Development $114,582.28 $280.44
POLETTO MARIO Captain, Fire Suppression $111,685.74 $288.60
POUNDER DONNA E. Manager, Training & Development $101,335.28 $244.32
POWELL MARTIN Commissioner, Transportation and Works $186,385.74 $12,186.32
RAJA MANJIT Senior Database Administrator $100,015.26 $244.32
RAMER ALLEN Captain, Fire Suppression $101,657.20 $233.88
RECK KIMBERLY A. District Manager, Community Services $110,763.91 $277.05
REIACH WILLIAM C. Fire Captain $105,525.54 $262.60
REID MAVIS Manager, Compensation & Benefits $111,935.79 $279.84
REYNOLDS MICHAEL W. Fire Captain $107,577.69 $250.64
RICHARD PAUL Fire Captain $109,904.79 $284.44
RIDDELL LOUISE ANN Manager, Labour Relations $126,522.41 $303.90
RIDLEY LAWRENCE Firefighter $116,630.10 $219.66
RIVERS DEBORAH A. Manager, Human Resources, Corporate Services $112,116.68 $279.84
ROBERTS NIGEL Manager, Departmental Systems $109,773.68 $274.29
ROBEZNIEKS AGRIS Director, Building Services & Chief Build Official $154,685.08 $372.21
ROEDER ED Superintendent, Transit Maintenance $111,921.24 $279.84
ROLLINS GARY S. District Chief, Fire $130,882.67 $294.10
ROSE DUILIO A. Manager, Animal Services $101,125.15 $244.32
ROWSELL JEFF Information Technology Specialist $103,230.32 $223.98
ROY DARRELL G. Fire Captain $105,636.34 $252.72
RUFFINI LORENZO Strategic Leader $124,749.89 $311.37
RUSNOV DIANA Manager, Development $114,582.28 $280.44
RYDZEWSKI JOHN B. Director, Hershey Group $148,842.08 $372.21
SAJECKI EDWARD Commissioner, Planning & Building $186,385.74 $9,711.40
SANDERSON RONALD Manager, Realty Services $106,625.45 $210.48
SASAKI ROBERT H. Manager, Transportation Planning $129,285.04 $313.86
SAVERY DOUGLAS Fire Captain $107,439.27 $270.92
SAVINI EZIO Manager, Capital Works $130,517.57 $313.86
SCARANGELLA MICHAEL A. Fire Captain $104,861.16 $347.36
SCOTT TIMOTHY Captain, Fire Suppression $114,907.39 $261.56
SCRACE DAVID G. Senior Inspector $115,427.36 $190.05
SHAO YIDAN Database Administrator $104,530.06 $235.20
SHARPE KEN J. Captain, Fire Suppression $104,861.16 $297.44
SHETH RAJ Manager, Facilities Planning & Development $138,855.76 $333.87
SHIN DAVID Project Leader $116,533.22 $280.44
SHIRLEY MICHAEL Transit Operator $100,356.79 $209.79
SINGH NAVIN Transit Operator $105,184.67 $299.79
SLACK SHAWN Director, Customer & Business Services $146,853.54 $366.96
SMITH GEOFF Team Leader, Park Assets $102,130.21 $244.32
SMITH GORDON R. Fire District Chief $120,808.37 $280.58
SMITH R. DENNIS Fire Captain $107,439.27 $253.24
SNOW ROBERT Fire Captain $104,861.16 $244.40
SONI VIPULCHANDR Transit Operator $105,849.77 $249.79
SOULLIERE WILLIAM P. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $257.92
SOUSA ALCIDES V. Maintenance Project Manager $116,533.22 $280.44
SOUSA DREW Manager Employee Health Services $101,335.47 $244.32
SPAGNOLO FRANK Manager, Plan Examination Service $115,432.75 $280.44
SPENCER KAREN Advisor, City Manager’s Office $100,285.02 $251.14
STARR JACOB Firefighter $101,035.28 $219.66
STEFANKA RANDY Maintenance Contract Coordinator $101,709.92 $224.28
STEINBACH ALBERT Senior Internal Auditor $112,131.34 $280.44
STEWART YVONNE Fire Communications Officer $102,026.24 $225.56
STICKEL ROBERT Application Portfolio Coordinator-Hansen $106,449.50 $277.05
STUART BRUCE D. Fire Captain $107,439.27 $250.64
SULLIVAN JOHN District Chief, Fire $130,755.38 $269.45
SULLIVAN MIKE Fire Captain $102,281.92 $284.22
SULZ-MCDOWELL INGRID Manager, Development Planning $117,808.22 $280.44
SYKES CHRISTOPHER Fire Captain $107,439.27 $279.14
SZCZEPANSKI STEFAN Manager, Park Development $122,553.08 $306.39
TAEGER CLYDE Application Developer $102,229.75 $224.28
TAPLEY TIMOTHY Fire Captain $104,861.16 $256.26
TAYLOR MARK A. Captain, Fire Suppression $104,861.16 $270.92
TAYLOR STUART Manager, Operational Planning $127,957.70 $313.86
TIBERIA MARIO Fire Captain $102,281.92 $238.56
TIEN SAMSON H. Systems Support Services Coordinator $112,131.34 $280.44
TIFFIN RANDY Communications Officer $128,329.05 $238.56
TIMUKAS PAUL M. Fire Captain $105,525.54 $261.04
TONER STEVEN District Chief, Fire $128,764.14 $283.70
TRAIN MARK A. Captain, Fire Suppression $109,998.28 $270.40
TRETROP

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OCCUPY TORONTO Protest Signs, Signs, Signs. From “F*** ROB FORD” to “UNF*** THE WORLD”

October 17th, 2011  

This is Part 3 of three blogs relating to the OCCUPY TORONTO demonstration at St. James Park, Toronto. To recap, our first blog, “OCCUPY TORONTO: Respect, Inclusiveness –and ‘Hi, officer-dudes, can I take your pictures?’” described the peaceful upbeat mood of this rally.

Part 2, “OCCUPY TORONTO has its SAY. “Graffiti” chalk talk: “MORAL COMPASS MATTERS” (Are you listening City of Mississauga?)” focused on what demonstrators had to say —mostly in chalk on sidewalks.

Today’s blog features a video compilation of OCCUPY TORONTO’s signs, banners and placards —again, what they had to say. For the record.

OCCUPY TORONTO Protest Signs, Signs, Signs (3:51 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT of SIGNS ]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, reporting at OCCUPY TORONTO, St. James Park, October 15, 2011

“All Power to the 99%!” I wonder how many of the 99% here today bothered voting in the last provincial election.

“FUCK ROB FORD” No thanks.

“EXPECT US!”

“IS IT NEED OR GREED”

“WHY ARE YOU HERE?”

“GONG OF DISCONTENT”

“THIS WONT [sic] LAST”

“FEED THE WORLD”

“GREED BREEDS CORRUPTION”

“END CORPORATE GREED!! BAIL ME OUT”

“RICHEST 1/5 UP 16.4%  POOREST 1/5 DOWN 20.6%  1980-05 STATS CANADA WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT???”

“U OF T STUDY FINDS MIDDLE CLASS IN TORONTO FROM 66% (1970’s)  TO 29% (2005)”

“DIG DEEP AND LET YOUR SOUL SHINE THROUGH”

“SANITY IS NOT STATISTICAL”

“ONLY ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS TRICKLE DOWN TO THE 99%”

“SEPARATION OF CORPORATION & POLITICS”

“PEACE LOVE & SMART POLICY”

“AMORE”

“THIS MOVEMENT GIVES ME HOPE”

“All Things In Common  All People One All Power to the General Assemblies”

“STAND UP”

“FOR YOUR RIGHTS”

“TRUE PATRIOT LOVE A GOOD FIGHT FOR CANADA”

“REVOLUTION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION”

“NO

“HARPER LIKES THE BEATLES EXCEPT FOR THE REVOLUTION”

“UNFUCK THE WORLD”

“GIVE A DAMN”

“SHARING IS CARING”

“one love one world”

“CRAPITALISM”

“THE People UNITED WILL NEVER BE Defeated”

“The ‘EVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED!”

in • de • fat • i •  ga •  ble

adj. Persisting
TIRELESSLY

“Promote a Living Wage
Not Working Poor

Minimum Wage Jobs
= Deficit Crunch”

“THERE IS MORE POWER IN SIMPLICITY

“HEAR US”

“KEEP YOUR PROMISES that’s what I’ve been taught!!!”

“KILL THE RICH”

“STOP GREED! SHARE THE CUP with TORONTO”

“PEACE AND PROSPERITY NOT WAR AND AUSTERITY!”

“‘StOP [sic] coddling the Super Rich’ W. Buffet”

“PEACEFUL PROTEST iS [sic] OUR RIGHT”

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

 

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This is Part 2 of 3 OCCUPY TORONTO blogs.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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OCCUPY TORONTO Chalk-Talk "graffiti"
“All the animals look at each other differently when the watering hole dries out.”
—Nando Iannicca, May 11, 2209, credited to George Carlson

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OCCUPY TORONTO has its SAY. “Graffiti” chalk talk: “MORAL COMPASS MATTERS” (Are you listening City of Mississauga?)

October 16th, 2011  

In yesterday’s blog, I said that I was going to OCCUPY TORONTO to document the protest and any protest-related graffiti. Reminder, that I use the dictionary definition of graffiti, “unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface.”

Bottom-line, there wasn’t any at OCCUPY TORONTO. Plenty of people writing with chalk on sidewalks, mind you, but no graffiti.

Still. The demonstrators had plenty to say.

OCCUPY TORONTO has its SAY: “Graffiti” chalk talk (3:18 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT/record of chalk talk BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, reading the chalk-talk “graffiti” at OCCUPY TORONTO, St. James Park, October 15, 2011

“Kindness. We all have enough”

“resilience”

“I REFUSE TO JOIN THE CULT OF EFFICIENCY”

And these, let’s take a look.

“EXPRESS YOUR HUMANITY”

“MORAL COMPASS MATTERS”. Are you listening City of Mississauga?

“CARE FOR EACH OTHER”

“FIGHTING FOR CHANGE WILL MAKE YOU RICHER”

“? FEEL FREE TO QUESTION”

“EXPRESS YOUR HUMANITY”

“MORAL COMPASS MATTERS”

“CARE FOR EACH OTHER”

“LOVE IS RADICAL”

It’s getting darker but I thought I’d read some of this.

“Didn’t your teacher tell ya? It’s nice to SHARE”

“TO THE 1%: STOP GAMBLING WITH OUR LIVES”

“I am NOT a commodity”

“PEOPLE NOT THINGS”

“Love is enough!”

“THE 99% is RISING”

“END THE RICH
END THE WAR

“Jane/Finch = POVERTY EXPERIMENT”

“PEACE”

“Anyone who has had
to dig in their couch cushions
for loose change
knows there’s more
to capitalism than
sweatshops & ponzi
schemes  —99%”

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT/record of chalk talk ENDS]

And then there’s the actual protest signs….

OCCUPY TORONTO sign HUNGRY? EAT THE RICH! (October 15, 2011)

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This is Part 2 of 3 OCCUPY TORONTO blogs.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Watch live streaming video from occupytoronto at livestream.com

"EAT THE RICH!" Mississauga City Hall October 8, 2011
“All the animals look at each other differently when the watering hole dries out.”

—Nando Iannicca, May 11, 2209, credited to George Carlson

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OCCUPY TORONTO: Respect, Inclusiveness –and “Hi, officer-dudes, can I take your pictures?”

October 16th, 2011  

In yesterday’s blog, I said that I was going to OCCUPY TORONTO simply to cover the protest and any protest-related graffiti.

Reminder, that I use the dictionary definition of graffiti, “unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface.” Bottom-line, there wasn’t any at OCCUPY TORONTO.   Plenty of people writing with chalk on sidewalks, mind you, but no graffiti.

I’ve often said that collecting data is usually the easiest part of research —it’s the analysis and interpretation of what you’ve compiled that’s the true challenge. I came back from Toronto with several hours of OCCUPY TORONTO video and hundreds of photographs. And I’m not really sure of what I witnessed.

So I’m telegraphing a major caveat here, that I could be wrong, but it seemed to me that there were more people photographing/videotaping the protest than actual demonstrators.

Next, because I was at two G20 Queen’s Park rallies, I recognized quite a few individuals suggesting there was considerable overlap between those demonstrating July 2010 and yesterday.

The whiff of marijuana was pervasive and people openly shared joints.

And it seemed to me that as with any human gathering, there was a core group organizing and making things happen. These OCCUPY TORONTO leaders stressed “Respect” —respect for each other, respect for police, and respect for St James Park’s environment.

Now this is just my opinion but the chant “We are the 99%” just does not ring true. Regarding all those present, I wondered just how many bothered to vote in the October provincial election. This was a young crowd and to my eye, a good number were college/university students. But mixed in were people very much in need, very much so.

I carefully observed the police. Bicycle patrols mostly and in the early hours, no uniformed police presence in the park proper. It really wasn’t possible to get more low-key than that. Police were relaxed and I witnessed friendly, respectful interaction between them and the public.

Here’s a fun one to share with you. At one point I heard, “Hi, officer-dudes, can I take your pictures?” and this guy with an impressive purple mohawk sauntered up and wedged himself between two Toronto police officers, flashed a peace sign and now has a cool pic for a souvenir!

And I have cool video of it.

OCCUPY TORONTO: “Hi, officer-dudes, can I take your pictures?” (0:45 min)

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

What follows are just some pics to give readers an idea of the general feel of yesterday’s peaceful OCCUPY TORONTO event.

If I were to summarize the overall mood of OCCUPY TORONTO’s 99%, let’s just say it was commensurate with Reader’s Digest Canada Editor’s Choice selection for “Most Trusted Canadian” —a banker.

One-on-One with Mark Carney

He works behind the scenes. Most Canadians don’t recognize him. But as governor of The Bank of Canada, Mark Carney steered us through the global financial crisis. Meet our man of the year.

By Julia Belluz From: Reader’s Digest Canada, May 2011 issue

Mark Carney: Most Trusted Canadian

The governor of the Bank of Canada doesn’t take himself too seriously. When Mark Carney learns he’s the winner of Reader’s Digest’s inaugural Editor’s Choice Award as the Most Trusted Canadian, he chuckles. “It’s hard to say that without laughing, isn’t it?” he asks. But as the man who oversees the economic and financial welfare of Canadians, Carney’s responsibilities are no laughing matter. Neither are his accomplishments.

Last. What follows is what I regard as my top “mood” photographs.

OCCUPY TORONTO, "GREED BREEDS CORRUPTION"
OCCUPY TORONTO “GREED BREEDS CORRUPTION”. St. James Park  October 15, 2011

OCCUPY TORONTO, "Patience"
OCCUPY TORONTO “Patience”. St. James Park  October 15, 2011

OCCUPY TORONTO, gazebo in twlight
OCCUPY TORONTO Twilight. St. James Park  October 15, 2011

OCCUPY TORONTO, "the marriage between democracy and capitalism is over."
OCCUPY TORONTO at the gazebo. St. James Park  October 15, 2011

OCCUPY TORONTO, campsite
OCCUPY TORONTO campsite. St. James Park  October 15, 2011

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This is Part 1 of 3 OCCUPY TORONTO blogs.

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“Occupy Toronto” Day. Bay and King? Again? –And a look back at G20.

October 15th, 2011  

October 15, 2011. Occupy Toronto Day. I’ll be going downtown. Eventually. It won’t surprise readers to know that I won’t be going down to protest, but simply to cover the protest. And document something else: any protest-related graffiti.

Like this one I photographed at G20 right at the corner of Bay and King, the site of today’s Occupy Toronto.

G20 GRAFFITI "MAKE THE RICH PAY" (Bay and King) June 26, 2010)

“The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls.” I believe there’s truth to that —perhaps a glimpse into our future. Scrawled in BIG BLACK UNFRIENDLY letters.

Then again, unsettling “messages” can also come from unexpected sources. The first that comes to mind is Mississauga Councillor Nando Iannicca’s comment regarding the public getting fed up with government employees’ sense of entitlement.

“All the animals look at each other differently when the watering hole dries out.”
—Nando Iannicca, May 11, 2209, credited to George Carlson

UPDATE: October 15, 2011. Occupy Toronto Day 9:48 am. Just discovered this image at the Toronto Star’s Occupy Toronto Blog.

Found a protester: Rick “the Poet Warrior” holding a copy of his self-published book.

And a reminder of the “EAT THE RICH!” neatly printed on a Canada Post mailbox outside Mississauga City Hall that I discovered on October 8th and then blogged about.

"EAT THE RICH!" Mississauga City Hall October 8, 2011

I have to say. I can not go to Bay and King without thinking about G20.

G20 GRAFFITI: BLACK BLOC HAS ITS SprAY (2:39 min)

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

G20 TORONTO GRAFFITI "CLASS WAR ALL AROUND"

And all this reminds me of a message scrawled into a wall in near the Cooksville/Mississauga GO station —May 27, 2009.

“The revolution will not be televised.”

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI PROPHECY  COOKSVILLE 090527

“will not be televised”… Actually, I’m not so sure… At the very least it will be Tweeted.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Ronnie Hawkins quote about Hazel McCallion, "Folks, I'd like to tell you that it's an honour to be here meetin' all you old timers again. Most of you were going to jail before she took over. Now you're all rich. Whatta girl"Ronnie Hawkins quote about Hazel McCallion, “Folks, I’d like to tell you that it’s an honour to be here meetin’
all you old timers again. Most of you were going to jail before she took over. Now you’re all rich. Whatta girl”

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“EAT THE RICH!” graffiti at Mississauga City Hall. “Words of the prophets”?

October 13th, 2011  

"EAT THE RICH!" Mississauga City Hall October 8, 2011
MISSISSAUGAWATCH has been researching graffiti since April 19, 2009 as part of the now defunct Education and Policy Working Group of the now defunct Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network.

I’ve concluded that rather than evaluate existing social programs for effectiveness, Peel Region simply “defuncts” them, rebrands them and re-trumpets new “successes” of each new initiative.

“Defunct” makes me the only remaining active member of the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network’s Education and Policy Working Group silly enough to have taken the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network seriously. But I’m still in it and still researching.

I’ve learned so much studying graffiti! The #1 thing I’ve learned is that Simon & Garfunkel’s Sounds of Silence was right.

And the sign said ‘The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls’
And whispered in the sound of silence

That’s enough of an introduction.

Here’s the video, complete with transcript.

“EAT THE RICH!” graffiti at Mississauga City Hall. “Words of the prophets”? (2:49 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]
[Caspian & Grafhic – Matrix Shit]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from outside Mississauga City Hall (north entrance), October 8, 2011

It is Saturday, October the 8th, 2011 and I was advised through Twitter that there would be a protest against the Mayor, today, here at City Hall, at 12 o’clock.

And right now it’s 12:13. I’m not coming here to protest so much as to cover it. And I’ve already driven out once around the City Hall. There’s nobody.

However, there is something I’ve noticed since the last time I was here. Right there. That’s new.

And I can tell you because just the other day I was here and I photographed and videotaped that Toronto Star box with the Inquiry headlines.

[Video insert of October 4, 2011 Toronto Star box. Headlines, “If I had known what I know now, I certainly wouldn’t have gotten involved”]

And I was parked pretty much the same place I am right now and I sure would have noticed, “EAT THE RICH!”

Anyway, now what I’m going to do, and I always have to have Sony Walkman [sic] on because City Staff lie. Especially their security guards. “EAT THE RICH!”

So. I’m going to go out and take a picture, maybe do a couple of tours and after that—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from outside Mississauga City Hall (north entrance), October 8, 2011

It is Wednesday, October the 12th, 2011 and this is what the Toronto Star looks like —when it’s in its box.

And I’m here at Mississauga City Hall and just played a hunch and thought, well, let’s see if the graffiti is still up here. And of course, it isn’t.

So, the message here was “EAT THE RICH!”. And just to show you that it’s not necessarily graffiti that they’re against, just messages that they don’t especially like, they got rid of “EAT THE RICH!” but here, “DEMISE” has been up since, oh, I don’t know, 2010. That’s not a problem.

What this means, of course is now I can post the “EAT THE RICH!” that was here ‘cuz I know that was erased not because I posted it to YouTube.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, "Dont Be so quick To judge; you only see what I choose to show."

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Commissioner Douglas J. Cunningham, video transcript of his October 3, 2011 address inside Mississauga Council Chambers.

October 11th, 2011  

What follows is a two-part video of Justice Douglas Cunningham as he reported on his findings in the Judicial Inquiry report, “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” on October 3, 2011.
What he actually said differs at times with the Commissioner’s Statement on the Public Release of the Report. As a result, I’ve prepared this video transcript of Justice Cunningham’s address and will share it with Mississauga Council to be included for the public record in the October 26, 2011 Council meeting minutes.

Justice Cunningham: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” Part 1 (15:32 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, October 3, 2011

I just want to state for the record, here’s what I’m really happy about.

There’s the term “Ethical Infrastructure” and that’s a term I’ve been using since 2006. So that to me is the Commission saying, “We listened to you.”

Ethical Infrastructure.

[CROSS DISSOLVE]

Commissioner Douglas J. Cunningham, statement regarding findings of Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Mississauga Council Chambers, October 3, 2011

Well, good morning.On November 11, 2009 Mississauga City Council adopted a Resolution requesting that a judge be appointed to conduct an inquiry pursuant to s. 274 of the Municipal Act.

I was named to assume the role of Commissioner.The Terms of Reference required me to make inquiries into two broad factual areas. They also permitted me to make recommendations for the good governance of Mississauga.

As I think you will see I have given this part of the report a great deal of thought.

Let me briefly address my factual findings. As I’m sure you realize, Commission Counsel and I decided to hold the Inquiry in two phases after an appropriate preparation period.The issues in Phase I concerned the December 2000 Enersource Shareholders Agreement to which the City was a party with Borealis, then a division of OMERS, the Ontario Municipal Employees Pension Plan.

The issues in Phase number II involved land in the City Centre. A company called World Class Developments had approached the co-owners of 8.5 acres of land in the City Centre with a proposal to build a hotel, convention centre and condominiums. The co-owners were Oxford, the real estate arm of OMERS, and AIM, the Alberta Pension Fund. The WCD transaction failed in January 2009. Fortunately, the City of Mississauga acquired the land which it then conveyed to Sheridan College to build a campus which now stands next door. Thereafter there was litigation concerning WCD’s claim to a continuing interest in the lands. The Phase II issues consumed far more time than those related to Enersource.Let me briefly deal with Phase I.

I found that errors were made in relation to the Enersource transaction. Distilled to its essence, my finding is that the City Manager of the day, David O’Brien, failed to discharge his duty to communicate a significant change in the City’s transaction with Borealis to Mayor McCallion and members of Council. At the late stages of negotiation, Borealis secured a veto over major decisions of Enersource. The veto made commercial sense and was, in any event, never used. While Borealis raised the veto issue late in the negotiations, this in my view was consistent with expectations in commercial dealings between sophisticated parties. I have found that some limited changes to the City’s practices should be made, but have not found it necessary to make extensive recommendations in this phase of my Report.

I did however, find it necessary to deal in depth with the issues surrounding the City Centre Land and WCD. The actions of the Mayor in relation to the proposed hotel and convention centre raise significant concerns. I have made my findings with some regret. The Mayor as a public servant has served Mississauga, and indeed Canada, for much of her life.

How did the Mayor find herself in this situation? Mississauga has, for much of its history, seemed not to have a real centre. By default, Square One, which is owned by OMERS and AIM, has served as Mississauga’s City Centre. In order to create a real core, real city core, City Council and the Mayor had identified the construction of an upscale hotel and convention centre as an important public project for Mississauga.

In the fall of 2005, Mayor McCallion jump-started negotiations between the co-owners of the City Centre lands and WCD. The Mayor’s son, Peter McCallion, was a participant in and owner in WCD from the outset. The Mayor promoted the interests of WCD throughout the events at issue in this Inquiry. Indeed, I have found that the co-owners would not have entered negotiations with WCD absent her intervention. Once the Agreement of Purchase and Sale was signed, the Mayor sought significant commercial concessions. She went to great lengths to keep the deal alive as economic conditions deteriorated. And when the co-owners terminated the deal and litigation ensued, the Mayor again intervened to attempt to have the litigation settled.

The Mayor’s actions amounted to both a real and apparent conflict of interest. On any view of the evidence, Peter McCallion stood to gain substantially on the successful completion of the hotel and condominium project. He had, on his own evidence, a potential upside of more than $10 million. And as an investor he stood to gain much more than that. By her own admission, the Mayor knew at the very least that he was the real estate agent for the purchaser. I have found that the Mayor knew that a successful WCD project would have earned her son more money than he would otherwise have earned over the course of many years —probably in his lifetime. I have found that the Mayor must have known that her son had a financial role much greater than acting simply as the purchaser’s agent.

None of the Mayor’s private actions on behalf of WCD was known to members of Council, to municipal officials or to the public at the material time.

Given Peter McCallion’s pecuniary interest in the transaction, it was improper for the Mayor to repeatedly use her office on behalf of WCD. This finding is supported both by the common law and common sense. With respect, the Mayor ought to have given the WCD project a wide berth. A member of Council cannotpromote the financial interests of family members and must avoid any appearance of impropriety. Citizens have a right to expect that a Mayor will act impartially and without favor, as her oath of office requires. It is no answer to say that a public office holder may promote the financial interests of a relative where to do so also promotes the greater good. To accept this proposition would in my view lead over time to the erosion of public trust in municipal government.As I said at the outset, the Terms of Reference also permitted me to make recommendations for the good governance of Mississauga. I have chosen to do so. I believe this to be the real value of the Inquiry. Indeed I hope the real value of this report will be those recommendations rather than the findings I have made.

In recent years, a great deal of public attention has been devoted to questions surrounding municipal infrastructure in Ontario. Cities age, and increasing sums of money are required to improve and replace the existing infrastructure. I believe that the same might be said of Mississauga’s ethical infrastructure. For many years Mississauga had very little in the way of formal rules or officials to enforce them. The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (the “MCIA”) contained rules governing conflict of interest, but these were and are inadequate. I have found that substantial legislative reforms are necessary at the Provincial level. I have also proposed changes to the Mississauga Code of Conduct and I’ve attempted to define a role for an Integrity Commissioner in Mississauga.

I know that the decision to call this Inquiry was and remains controversial. This Inquiry was, for the most part, an exercise very much like sophisticated commercial litigation. We in the judiciary are keenly aware that commercial litigation conducted by first-class counsel can quickly become very expensive. It follows that holding an inquiry such as this one, sifting through the thousands of pages of materials which Commission counsel had to triage at the outset, and the calling 40 days of evidence, comes with a cost. City Council called this Inquiry knowing that the cost would be in the millions of dollars. There are of course important differences between inquiries and litigation. An inquiry brings with it an important policy layer. It follows that the process of writing my report was much different and much more involved than writing a judgment at the end of a forty-day trial. It is my hope that with the assistance of all counsel and with the benefit of the expert evidence we heard at this Inquiry, we have created a Report which will have lasting guidance to Mississauga and to the Province.

I obviously have no view about whether City Council should have called this Inquiry. What I do say in the Report is that if the issues identified by City Council were to be explored, there was no other practical way to explore them. It is simply not practical under the existing MCIA procedure for an ordinary citizen to launch a Court application claiming conflict of interest on the part of an elected official. The downside risk of tens of thousands of dollars in legal costs should the application be found to be unwarranted, acts, in my view, as far too great a deterrent. There are a great many troubling issues which arise which simply remain unexamined.

As matters stand, only a municipal council is able to resort to the procedure of a judicial inquiry set out in s. 274 of the Municipal Act. Such inquiries are rare. Municipal councils do not initially realize that they must be responsible for all of the costs associated with an inquiry. Once that realization hits home, most inquiries die on the vine. I have addressed this difficulty in my recommendations. I believe that it is important that all major municipalities have the ability to create an office of Integrity Commissioner in a way which permits examination of the kinds of matters which we have considered at this Inquiry. The Integrity Commissioner must have sufficient tenure and independence to examine issues surrounding conflict of interest, both informally and formally. An Integrity Commissioner might hold formal hearings as necessary, make findings and impose sanctions.

There is still a role for the MCIA, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. Having said that, where a member has acted in contravention of the conflict of interest provisions in the Act, currently removal from office is the only sanction. I believe that lesser sanctions should be made available, for example, suspension of the member, a form of probation or a public reprimand.

Justice Cunningham: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” Part 2 (8:59 min)

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

I also believe that the scope of the MCIA should be changed so that the rules regulating conduct apply to any meeting attended by a member of Council in his or her official capacity. I pause here to say that the Mayor held the view that provided she declared a conflict of interest in her legislative capacity and refrained from voting at Council or taking part in discussion, she was on safe ground. Currently-certainly, she was correct in her view that the MCIA did not apply to her actions in advocating privately for her son’s company. This may very well point to an inadequacy in the Act. Nevertheless, I have found that her actions were nevertheless improper-improper under the application of common law principles. These principles should be codified. The Act should be amended to make it clear that mayors and members of Council are subject to the conflict of interest provisions both in the legislative and executive functions of their office.

I believe that the Mississauga Code should be amended as well. Its language should be strengthened to make clear that members must avoid the improper use of the influence of their office and shall avoid conflicts of interest, both apparent and real. The Code should also make it clear that members of Council shall not extend preferential treatment to any individual or organization in the discharge of their official duties. Preferential treatment would be found to exist if a reasonably well informed person could conclude that the preferential treatment was advancing a private interest.

I have served on a municipal council. I know that members of Council must of course be able to use their influence on behalf of their constituents, but I believe that there must be greater transparency surrounding the nature of these dealings.

I also have found that Mississauga should consider whether to create a searchable database containing a list of all declared or known conflicts of interest.

All of these and other measures would have prevented the circumstances which required this Inquiry to have been called. For example, the Mayor could simply have sought advice from the Integrity Commissioner prior to embarking upon her course of dealing with the co-owners of the land. One of the co-owners might have raised the matter with the Integrity Commissioner. There must be a practical and low-cost way of clearing the air in these circumstances.

Let me briefly deal with the issues of the Mayor’s Gala.Some time after the conclusion of the formal hearings in this Inquiry, I learned that there had been a misunderstanding shared among a number of counsel concerning the nature of benevolent activities undertaken by the Mayor through her Gala and other events.

I felt these matters required my consideration: the Terms of Reference specifically required me to examine relationships between the Mayor and other individuals and companies identified in the Terms of Reference, including WCD. The principal of WCD, Mr. DeCicco had, together with other participants in the Inquiry, purchased a number of expensive items at the Mayor’s Gala. The Gala Fund has supported a variety of community activities through the years and I had thought from the evidence at the Inquiry that the Mayor’s Gala was a charitable event as the term is commonly understood, and that those who attended might have received a charitable receipt for portions of their tickets. Media reports later suggested that this was not the case.
My counsel examined a considerable volume of documentation and conducted interviews on issues surrounding the Mayor’s benevolent activities. Ultimately questions in this area were resolved by the inclusion of an Agreed Statement of Fact, which is appended to my Report. I note that the Mayor agreed in 2007 to transfer the Gala funds of some $2.3 million to the Mississauga Community Foundation to be administered at arm’s length. A similar arrangement is in place to administer the funds raised through the Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament.

I believe these measures to be appropriate. And I have chosen not to make recommendations surrounding the Mayor’s benevolent activities. I believe that broader consideration of elected officials lending their support and office to benevolent activities might be considered in the future by City Council, with the assistance of the Integrity Commissioner. For me to have undertaken a proper review of these matters and to make recommendations would have required re-opening the hearings and calling further evidence. In my view, it was not in the public interest to proceed in this way at this time.

We live in an age when the media and ordinary citizens demand increasing transparency and accountability. I believe that the approach taken in the Report to improve Mississauga’s ethical infrastructure will serve to promote public trust in municipal institutions.

Let me close by saying this. I had the benefit of having the Mayor appear before me for three days of testimony. I continue to marvel at her stamina. She was candid in her testimony about the limits which she thought should be placed on public officials dealing with private business. I have seen first hand the Mayor’s careful stewardship of the long term interests of Mississauga and I have every confidence in her leadership abilities. As Council debates whether to adopt all, some or none of my proposals for change, I am hopeful that my recommendations enjoy her personal support

Finally let me publicly acknowledge my sincere thanks to counsel who appeared before the Inquiry. This whole exercise could very easily have gotten off the rails. Because of the civility exercised by all counsel, it did not and for that I am most grateful.

Let me also publicly thank all staff who made the ship run smoothly and for making my job so much easier. Thank you.

Commission counsel will now respond to any questions. Unfortunately I have to leave because I have to fly to Ottawa for court appearances.

 

Justice Douglas J. Cunningham
Mississauga Judicial Inquiry October 3, 2011

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

 

“That’s his opinion.” —Hazel McCallion regarding Justice Douglas Cunningham’s findings

Hazel McCallion: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Report "Updating Ethical Infrastructure"

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Mayor Hazel McCallion celebrating Thanksgiving October 7, 2006 with World Class Developments’ (son) Peter McCallion and Leo Couprie

October 9th, 2011  

Today’s blog regarding Mayor Hazel McCallion celebrating Thanksgiving October 7, 2006 with World Class Developments’ (son) Peter McCallion and Leo Couprie is for historical purposes.

I’ve gone to the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report, “Updating the Ethical Infrastructure” to provide context of the McCallion/Couprie October 7, 2006 Thanksgiving festivities.

  REPORT  (Full version)  (9,252Kb / 403 pages)

Page 68:

68 Updating the Ethical Infrastructure

Mr. McCallion testified that, by July 2006, it was clear that Mr. Couprie
would be investing in World Class Developments Incorporated and, as a result,
would replace the solicitors as the sole officer and director of the company. On
Mr. McCallion’s instruction, Mr. Couprie directed Caprara Brown by email on
August 3, 2006, stating that, until World Class Developments Incorporated
firmed up a deal with OMERS, the corporation was to remain in his name only,
because he was providing the deposit money. He also requested that the corporate
address be changed to the one he provided. By email the following day, Mr.
Brown confirmed receipt of Mr. Couprie’s instructions and assured him that
“all existing directors and shareholders (Caprara and myself ) will be scrubbed
and replaced with you.”40

On August 9, 2006, to address a printing error on letterhead and business
cards, the lawyers changed the name from “World Class Developments
Incorporated” to “World Class Developments Limited” and incorporated the
changes referred to above.41

Although it is odd that the printing error led to the reorganization of
the company, Messrs. McCallion and Couprie formally created World Class
Developments Limited (wcd) in November 2006. In a letter to Mr. Couprie
dated November 20, 2006, Mr. Brown confirmed that, based on Mr. Couprie’s
and Mr. McCallion’s instructions, the corporation had been reorganized
through the filing of articles of amendment.42 Mr. McCallion told his lawyers
that the company was Mr. Couprie’s company since Mr. Couprie was the
person with the money. He and Mr. Couprie instructed the lawyers to change
the directors, officers, and shareholders of wcd to reflect Mr. Couprie as the
principal of the corporation, a fact confirmed by letter.

That summarizes the Summer of 2006.

What follows, for chronology, are the photos of the McCallion/Couprie October 7, 2006 Thanksgiving celebrations. (Photo credit and special thanks to Peter McCallion)

Hazel McCallion's Thanksgiving Dinner with World Class Developments' Peter McCallion (son) and Leo Couprie

Mayor Hazel McCallion, October 7, 2006 Thanksgiving dinner with World Class Developments’
Peter McCallion (son) and Leo Couprie.

Hazel McCallion's Thanksgiving Dinner with World Class Developments' Peter McCallion (son) and Leo Couprie
World Class Developments’ principal/owner Peter McCallion toasts family and friends.
Leo Couprie (black hair at left) and Hazel McCallion, October 7, 2006 Thanksgiving dinner.

Hazel McCallion's Thanksgiving Dinner with World Class Developments' Peter McCallion (son) and Leo Couprie
Hazel McCallion, October 7, 2006 Thanksgiving dinner with crab legs on the menu.

Hazel McCallion's Thanksgiving Dinner with World Class Developments' Peter McCallion (son) and Leo Couprie

World Class Developments’ principal/owners Peter McCallion (likely the one taking this picture) and
Leo Couprie (striped shirt) celebrate Thanksgiving 2006 with Mayor McCallion.

Peter McCallion’s Thanksgiving photos summarize World Class Developments’ activities on October 7, 2006.

For November we return to the Inquiry’s report Updating the Ethical Infrastructure. Page 74.

74 Updating the Ethical Infrastructure
Leo Couprie’s Role

Although it is odd that the printing error led to the reorganization of
the company, Messrs. McCallion and Couprie formally created World Class
Developments Limited (wcd) in November 2006. In a letter to Mr. Couprie
dated November 20, 2006, Mr. Brown confirmed that, based on Mr. Couprie’s
and Mr. McCallion’s instructions, the corporation had been reorganized
through the filing of articles of amendment.42 Mr. McCallion told his lawyers
that the company was Mr. Couprie’s company since Mr. Couprie was the
person with the money. He and Mr. Couprie instructed the lawyers to change
the directors, officers, and shareholders of WCD to reflect Mr. Couprie as the
principal of the corporation, a fact confirmed by letter.43

Mr. McCallion had incorporated WCD before Mr. Couprie became involved
in the company. Mr. McCallion approached him about investing in WCD in
the summer of 2006 on the basis that an investor group in Korea was prepared
to develop the project if Mr. McCallion could assure the investors they
would gain title to the property. He understood that Mr. McCallion was looking
to him only for deposit money for the property. As noted, Mr. McCallion
asked Mr. Couprie to “invest” $750,000, and offered a return of an additional
$750,000 on his original investment.77

Mr. Couprie was prepared to put up the money as long as it was secured
and fully refundable. After receiving verbal legal advice, he gave Mr. McCallion
$600,000 of his own money and borrowed an additional $150,000 from
friends, for the requested total of $750,000.78

The deal was attractive to Mr. Couprie in that it permitted him to double
his money, although he knew it would take some time to receive the $1.5 million
he was due. 79 The successful completion of the project depended on: (1)
closing the deal with OMERS; (2) the developer then building the condominiums
and engaging Peter McCallion as the listing agent; and, finally, (3) actually
selling the condominiums.80

Mr. Couprie explained that he came into the project as a lender, not as a
shareholder, and he requested that he be entitled to hold shares as collateral for
his money.81 As already noted, on August 3, 2006, Mr. Couprie instructed the
lawyers at Caprara Brown to change the corporate documents to reflect Mr.
Couprie as the principal and sole shareholder / director of WCD.82

 

Next, while the Inquiry explored dinners, galas, golf tournaments and phone calls dealing with World Class Developments, there is no mention anywhere in the report or witness transcripts of Mayor McCallion’s October 7, 2006 Thanksgiving Dinner with Peter McCallion and Leo Couprie.

Witness transcripts from Mississauga Judicial Inquiry website:

Leo Couprie, Principal of World Class Development (WCD) August 17, 2010

Mayor McCallion June 2, 2010  September 20, 21, 23, 2010

Peter McCallion, Principal and/or agent of WCD July 27, 28, 2010

Last, what follows is a video commentary of these four photographs of the McCallion/Couprie October 7, 2006 Thanksgiving celebrations complete with transcript.

Hazel McCallion, son Peter and Leo Couprie enjoy a “World Class” Thanksgiving Dinner (Oct 2006)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]
[Caspian & Grafhic – Matrix Shit]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting October 8, 2011 while surfing the net.

It is Saturday, October the 8th, 2011 —Thanksgiving weekend, and this is what the Toronto Star looks like.

And I just want to go over to Peter McCallion’s Picasa website. And you can see here the URL. And he lists himself in real estate and also as living in Streetsville.

And one way that we know this is the Peter McCallion is that there’s his photographs. And within these photographs, he lists the trips that he took, but it’s this one here that you can see —his Random Pics.

There they are. Hallowe’en. There’s his mom. There’s Peter McCallion on the same boat trip. There’s Peter McCallion. So you know this is pretty well guaranteed to be Peter McCallion’s photographs.

Yeah, life’s good.

I want to show you Thanksgiving. Here. Here. Here. And here. 2006.

So we’re going to start with this image.

[Photograph 1]

Hazel McCallion's Thanksgiving Dinner with World Class Developments' Peter McCallion (son) and Leo Couprie

There they are. That’s Mayor McCallion —not sure who the others are.

And the important thing is to look at the amenities here, the candles. And we go around the table. Who else is at the “Photo information, October 7, 2006”. And here we go.

[Photograph 2]

Hazel McCallion's Thanksgiving Dinner with World Class Developments' Peter McCallion (son) and Leo Couprie

Now we’ve got son, Peter hoisting a glass. And then this group here have their backs to us.

The important person is this one right here. Black-haired guy. Who’s that?

[Photograph 3]

Hazel McCallion's Thanksgiving Dinner with World Class Developments' Peter McCallion (son) and Leo Couprie

There again. The person we’re interested in though is sitting over here, not in this photograph.

This again is October 7th, Thanksgiving at —I’m not sure whose house this is. Quite possibly Peter McCallion’s but we don’t know.

What are they having? Crabs’ legs. I don’t like crab legs but at  least it’s not shark fin soup. Hee hee.


[Photograph 4]

Hazel McCallion's Thanksgiving Dinner with World Class Developments' Peter McCallion (son) and Leo Couprie

And there it is.

Leo Couprie. Is at this particular Thanksgiving. October 7, 2006, Leo Couprie was one of the Thanksgiving dinner guests. With the Mayor.

Notice, there’s the crab legs. There’s the bread basket.

Going back to [Photograph 3], there’s the crab legs and the bread basket.

And [Photograph 2] crab legs. Bread basket. And that guy right there with the dark hair —that’s Leo Couprie!

So I wonder what they were talking about October 7, 2006 Thanksgiving weekend.

Going back. [Photograph 4] Now the one thing that I have yet to figure out is who this guy is [seated to Mr. Couprie’s left].

So Happy Thanksgiving to the people in Mississauga. [Photograph 2] Raising a glass to you from the Peter McCallion, Hazel McCallion and Leo Couprie Thanksgiving dinner, October 7th, 2006.

It’d be, what, five years ago.

Turning camera off.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

“That’s his opinion.” —Hazel McCallion regarding Justice Douglas Cunningham’s findings

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National Post’s Megan O’Toole drops down the “L” word during Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report

October 6th, 2011  

I have to hand it to National Post’s Megan O’Toole. Unique among all members of the media she reached deep from within and flung down the “L” word right into the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Q&A session last Monday.

From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

Definition of LIE

1  : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive

2  : to create a false or misleading impression

: to bring about by telling lies

And with that, you’re ready for this video complete with transcript.

National Post’s Megan O’Toole drops down the “L” word during Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report (3:49 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]
[Caspian & Grafhic – Matrix Shit]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, October 5, 2011

It is Wednesday, October the 5th, 2011 —and this is what struck me about the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report, on Monday.

It was fascinating —to a point of —just incomprehensible for me. The degree to which Commission counsel avoided use of the word “lying”. And I have to credit the National Post’s Megan O’Toole. I think she was the one who first raised the “L” word —”Lied”.

Megan O’Toole, National Post, Mississauga Council Chambers, October 3, 2011

Megan O’Toole, National Post.

So if Peter McCallion essentially lied to the Inquiry about his involvement in the company is there any legal remedy that can now be pursued?

William McDowell, Commission Counsel, Mississauga Council Chambers, October 3, 2011

Well, I don’t want to characterize how he testified. I think it’s fair to point out that by the time Peter McCallion came to testify he acknowledged that he was a shareholder in WCD. So that in his testimony, in fact, what he said was true.

Now the fact that the Commissioner did not accept all of his evidence is a far cry from saying what you just said. So, I think we have to put that in its proper perspective.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, October 5, 2011

What is wrong with the use of the word, “Lie”?

“Lie”, my definition is to make an incorrect statement knowing that it is incorrect with the intent to deceive.

Mayor Hazel McCallion (Mississauga Audit Committee meeting, May 11, 2009)

I’m getting a little frustrated as Mayor as we set up policies and then they’re not  followed. And that’s what bothers me.

Anyway.

So now we’re going to set up one up. Fine.

Someone:

Yeah.

Mayor Hazel McCallion  Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009

If we set one up, it better be followed. That is the key. No use setting it up if it’s not going to be followed. You know, I don’t know why there’s such a disregard  for policy.


Mayor Hazel McCallion  Mississauga Judicial Inquiry, September 20, 2010 Testimony

—and they follow the policies very, very, very diligently.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, October 5, 2011

Lie.

And I tell you, I’m an expert on Lies because I’ve been listening to lies since —2005. That’s what now? Six years?

Six years worth of lies!


Mayor Hazel McCallion Enersource Public “Information” ROGERS Cable 10 TV telecast, Mississauga Council Chambers

—I think the purpose of the public meeting was to give as much information as possible to the citizens.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, October 5, 2011

That’s what we have here. Why not come out and say it?!

And I think when you finally come out and say, “Yes. We have deceived the public. Yes, we’ve lied. And we’ve lied right —looking you in the face and smiling.

It’s only when these people admit to that —that you’re actually going to have the hope of an ethical infrastructure that the public can take some comfort in.

But right now?…

Mayor Hazel McCallion  Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

Could you put the Mission Statement on again?

I’m wondering why you haven’t included, “Based on its values of Honesty Trust, Quality and Excellence”—why you haven’t included the word “honesty”?

Deputant  Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

Our, uh, do you want to speak to that, Janice?

City Manager Janice Baker Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

Um, Madam Mayor, I think from our perspective, these are the values that come out of a series of discussions and workshops certainly at the staff level. I think we all believe that honesty is the basis of trust. So I—

Mayor Hazel McCallion Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

I hope so.

City Manager Janice Baker (Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007)

You know that—

Mayor Hazel McCallion  Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

I hope so.

City Manager Janice Baker  Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

Well, clearly. I mean you can’t, you cannot ha—

Mayor Hazel McCallion  Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

On the part of Council. And on the part of Staff.

City Manager Janice Baker  Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

Well our values—

Mayor Hazel McCallion  Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

Honesty with the citizens.

City Manager Janice Baker  Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

Our Values are universal.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,
The (I’m soooooooooooooo Sick of the Lies!) Mississauga Muse

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
—Winston Churchill.

MISSISSAUGA'S BOGUS "TRUST, QUALITY, EXCELLENCE" SLOGAN

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Justice Cunningham: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” –in its unethical environment…

October 6th, 2011  

What follows is a two-part video of Justice Douglas Cunningham as he reported on his findings in the Judicial Inquiry report, “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” on October 3, 2011.

Justice Cunningham: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” Part 1 (15:32 min)

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

 and…

Justice Cunningham: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” Part 2 (8:59 min)

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

 Last, this is a video record of the letter I sent to the city clerk’s office for inclusion in the next Council meeting minutes. The transcript varies only slightly from the script in our last blog, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report won’t change Hazel McCallion’s “Her Town Her Rules”. As for the Inquiry’s recommendations authentically implemented?…

Nonetheless the video includes footage from Council meetings that support why I say that it is absurd to trust McCallion and her MYTHissauga Inc puppet-councillors to do anything authentic with Justice Cunningham’s recommendations.

Hazel McCallion and her councillors will pervert Judicial Inquiry recommendations (6:53 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]
[Caspian & Grafhic – Matrix Shit]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting outside Burnhamthorpe Court House October 3, 2011

It is Monday, October the 3rd, 2011 —post Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report release and I just want to read a statement that I made yesterday. And I just want to put it into the video record.

So I begin:

Given all the hype in the papers right now about the release of the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report tomorrow, you would be forgiven if you believed that its contents actually mattered.

In the Mississauga News article, “Report could be a game changer”, don’t believe “game changer” for a second.

Remember. We are dealing with a Commission that actually allowed Hazel McCallion to delay the release of this “After Labour Day” report until the Mayor had successfully installed yet another puppet-councillor into the Ward 5 Council chair.

There are those who argue that the Mayor didn’t just flee to Brazil to delay the report —the line that the Mayor’s lawyer is warbling.

In the Mississauga News article, “Inquiry report delayed”, reporter Louie Rosella informs us that:

McCallion’s trip is part of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance Trade Mission to Brazil, which has been in the works since last fall, said the mayor’s lawyer, Liz McIntyre.

“Last fall” is fall 2010. Yet neither McCallion or McIntyre respected Inquiry commissioner Douglas Cunningham and his commission counsel enough to inform them of this trip until mid-August.

Then there’s this pathetic statement in the Mississauga News, once again courtesy of the Mayor’s lawyer, who said that her client is looking forward to Monday’s report.

“We expect (the recommendations) will provide useful guidance to municipal officials across the province,” she said. “We hope that the Commissioner takes a fair and balanced approach, carefully considers the evidence that was presented, and makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time.”

“makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time.”

Shameless. Absolutely shameless.

It’s not just possible to scrape lower into the bottom of the barrel than Liz McIntyre’s “makes findings based on the standards for elected officials.”

Reminder. This isn’t just some “elected official”. This is the iconic Hazel “Best Mayor in the World” McCallion whose quote, “Best City in Canada” loves to remind all other municipalities that Mississauga quote, “leads Canada in management.”

Hazel McCallion and her MYTHissauga Inc routinely trumpet a Lot of Bests. Until of course events threaten to hold them accountable for Best. Then these cowardly hypocrites wilt-and-hide behind “makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time.”

As for the Mayor’s lawyer’s use of the weasel phrase “were reasonable and knowable at the time” (no offense to weasels) here’s another reminder. This is the Mayor who goes on forever about how “we are the Best”

“Let’s keep Mississauga right up there. At the top. We are The Best. No question about it. And we just have to convince others that we’re The Best. I know the citizens know we’re the best but it’s important to convince those outside Mississauga that we are The Best.”

and “we must set an example”,

not to mention the City of Mississauga mantra “Trust Quality Excellence”.

In their August 2011 commentary, “Hazel’s Revenge!”, Mississauga News reporters had this to say about Mayor Hazel McCallion:

Politics is a dirty game and when you’ve been in the business for 50 years you pick up a few tricks along the way.

Tomorrow will reveal whether McCallion’s latest “makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time” trick worked: Will Justice Cunningham judge McCallion’s conduct as just an “elected official” or as Canada’s most influential Mayor who’s had over three decades of practice pretending to get it right?

As for the Inquiry’s recommendations regarding municipal governance in this province? Read the Globe and Mail article, “McGuinty courts McCallion in battle for Ontario’s suburbs”. McGuinty knows only too well that the “fabulous” Hazel McCallion isn’t one for rules let alone optics. McGuinty also knows that not only is Mississauga “Her Town Her Rules” but it’s also Hazel McCallion’s Province.

Inquiry’s recommendations authentically implemented?…

Don’t you about you but I’m not that stupid.

Turning camera off.

[Video ends with footage of Mississauga Council May 23, 2007. Hazel McCallion addresses her Communications Department]

Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council May 23, 2007

There’s been great improvement in our public relations. I can see a major advancement in the many pamphlets that you produce, etc. But also communication with the Press, etc. It’s so important.

We don’t get in the Press too often and I hope we don’t get in negatively. But you’ve made every effort to try to —I noticed that the Toronto Star is coming out with a new GTA page. I don’t know if you’ve been in touch with them to find out what it’s all about.

But I hope that we will have a prominent positive item in that Toronto page because it does go across the GTA.

And I think of all the wonderful things that we’re doing in Mississauga. It’s hard to get the publicity —they love bad publicity, the papers. They don’t like good publicity, unfortunately.

But I know you’re working hard to promote all the wonderful things we’re doing in Mississauga for the good of the citizens.

I want you-folks to know that you don’t get an 87 percent response from the citizens that they’re happy with what we’re doing if you-folks weren’t doing a good job. The Staff of the City.

So, congratulations to all of you. Keep up the good work.

Let’s keep Mississauga right up there. At the top. We are The Best. No question about it. And we just have to convince others that we’re The Best. I know the citizens know we’re the best but it’s important to convince those outside Mississauga that we are The Best.

Thank you very much for your contribution.”

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

NEW! Hazel McCallion bobblehead doll commemorates the Mayor's BIGGEST FISH YET!

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Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report won’t change Hazel McCallion’s “Her Town Her Rules”. As for the Inquiry’s recommendations authentically implemented?…

October 2nd, 2011  

Given all the hype in the papers right now about the release of the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report tomorrow, you would be forgiven if you believed that its contents actually mattered.

In the Mississauga News article, “Report could be a game changer”, don’t believe “game changer” for a second. Remember. We are dealing with a Commission that actually allowed Hazel McCallion to delay the release of this “After Labour Day” report until the Mayor had successfully installed yet another puppet-councillor into the Ward 5 Council chair.

There are those who argue that the Mayor didn’t just flee to Brazil to delay the report —the line that the Mayor’s lawyer is warbling.

In the Mississauga News article, “Inquiry report delayed”, reporter Louie Rosella informs us that:

McCallion’s trip is part of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance Trade Mission to Brazil, which has been in the works since last fall, said the mayor’s lawyer, Liz McIntyre.

“Last fall” is fall 2010. Yet neither McCallion or McIntyre respected Inquiry commissioner Douglas Cunningham and his commission counsel enough to inform them of this trip until mid-August.

Then there’s this pathetic statement in the Mississauga News, once again courtesy of the Mayor’s lawyer, who said that her client is looking forward to Monday’s report.

“We expect (the recommendations) will provide useful guidance to municipal officials across the province,” she said. “We hope that the Commissioner takes a fair and balanced approach, carefully considers the evidence that was presented, and makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time.”

“makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time.”

Shameless. Absolutely shameless.

It’s just not possible to scrape lower into the bottom of the barrel than Liz McIntyre’s “makes findings based on the standards for elected officials.”

Reminder. This isn’t just some “elected official”. This is the iconic Hazel “Best Mayor in the World” McCallion whose “Best City in Canada” loves to remind all other municipalities that Mississauga “leads Canada in management.”

Hazel McCallion and her MYTHissauga Inc routinely trumpet a Lot of Bests. Until of course events threaten to hold them accountable to Best. Then these cowardly hypocrites wilt-and-hide behind “makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time.”

As for the Mayor’s lawyer’s use of the weasel phrase “were reasonable and knowable at the time” (no offense to weasels) here’s another reminder. This is the Mayor who goes on forever about how “we are the Best” and “we must lead by example”, not to mention the City of Mississauga mantra of “Trust Quality Excellence”.

In their August 2011 commentary, “Hazel’s Revenge!”, Mississauga News reporters had this to say about Mayor Hazel McCallion:

Politics is a dirty game and when you’ve been in the business for 50 years you pick up a few tricks along the way.

Tomorrow will reveal whether McCallion’s latest “makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time” trick worked: Will Justice Cunningham judge McCallion’s conduct as just an “elected official” or as Canada’s most influential Mayor who’s had over three decades of practice pretending to get it right?

As for the Inquiry’s recommendations regarding municipal governance in this province? Read the Globe and Mail article, “McGuinty courts McCallion in battle for Ontario’s suburbs”. McGuinty knows only too well that the “fabulous” Hazel McCallion isn’t one for rules let alone optics. McGuinty also knows that not only is Mississauga “Her Town Her Rules” but it’s also Hazel McCallion’s Province.

Inquiry’s recommendations authentically implemented?…

Don’t you about you but I’m not that stupid.

Mississauga Councillor Katie Mahoney's 2010 Financial Statements reveal both Michael Nobrega and David O'Brien donated $750.00 (maximum allowed) to her 2010 re-election campaign.

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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Only those who file Freedom of Information have a hope of knowing what’s really going on.

September 30th, 2011  

That’s right. Only those who file Freedom of Information have a hope of knowing what’s really going on. Don’t believe? Then ask yourself why the Toronto Star files so many Freedom of Information requests in the course of their investigations.

Answer? Same reason I do!

And now the video, complete with transcript.

Only those who file Freedom of Information have a hope of knowing what’s really going on.

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, September 21, 2011

It is Wednesday, September the 21st, 2011 and we’re here at Mississauga Council. I just want to talk a little bit right now about Tom Urbaniak’s book, “Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga.”

Tom Urbaniak researched his book, limiting himself to interviews, public documents, minutes of meetings —and we all know how “accurate” Mississauga minutes are— and newspaper articles.

And we’re thinking here specifically of the Missing News, as Donald Barber likes to refer to them —or the MYTHissauga News, which is my preference.

And you just don’t get the true story of what’s really going on. And that’s where Freedom of Information comes in.

And to explain that, Urbaniak limiting himself to interviews, public documents, minutes of meetings, or —horrors— newspaper articles, is something like a snorkeler who’s kind of doing a survey of the ocean. And what it means is that a snorkeler can cover quite a bit of surface area. And perhaps even dive down momentarily to inspect something that’s caught his interest.

But it’s still —he has a very superficial understanding of the ocean or of a particular issue.

By contrast, Freedom of Information is like SCUBA diving. In which case you can explore deeply into a subject. Probe all the nooks and crannies of an environment or of an issue. And it’s just an entirely different view that you get, of, well, in this case, municipal governance.

That is not to sweep away what Tom Urbaniak wrote. “Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga” is an important, important book. Superbly researched—given the materials that Urbaniak limited himself to.

And I have the same criticism for Tom Urbaniak’s book that I have for the McMurtry/Curling Report on the “Roots of Youth Violence”. McMurtry/Curling did the same thing: interview people, public documents, newspaper articles. But the $2.7 million dollar report didn’t file a single Freedom of Information request.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Erin Mills United Church, March 10, 2009

When your team worked on “The Roots of Youth Violence” from the initial drafting to the final product, did you do any research using Freedom of Information —and specifically, filing Freedom of Information into Schools, Municipalities and even Police?

DR. ALVIN CURLING Erin Mills United Church, March 10, 2009

Well most of the research that we have done, which we contracted Scott Beaudry (sp?), a renowned criminologist, to do that. We gathered all the documents that were public already.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Erin Mills United Church, March 10, 2009

Yeah.

DR. ALVIN CURLING Erin Mills United Church, March 10, 2009

About Freedom of Information, I don’t think [inaudible} most of it unnecessary —they were all public documents out there. We just pulled all that together—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, September 21, 2011

So again. A lot of surface stuff: He said/She said, newspaper articles, or what politicians and staff and so on have to say. And yet what really was happening? What Freedom of Information could reveal —well, they chose not to file it.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE DR. ALVIN CURLING

"CANADIAN FEDERATION OF MUNICIPALITIES" "HAZEL MCCALLION" OTTAWA, MAY 1, 2010

UPDATE Sunday, October 2, 2011. We replaced the video, “Only those who file Freedom of Information have a hope of knowing what’s really going on” because we found an error in one of our captions. Rather than delete the original it has now been set to Private.

Ward 5 By-Election results: In relatively-affluent “Britannia” Crombie prevailed but Malton clearly chose Simmer Kaur as their councillor!

September 23rd, 2011  

Today we took the City of Mississauga’s Official Election Results Detailed Poll by Poll Report (PDF) and converted it to our own spreadsheet. We then separated the polling stations into Malton and Non-Malton (which includes the Ward 5 area, Britannia).

And this is the picture.

Bonnie Crombie won the Ward 5 By-Election but it was only because the more populous (22,997 registered voters) and affluent south-west part of Ward 5 votes prevailed. Malton, with 19,707 registered voters clearly chose Simmer Kaur as their councillor! Malton cast 941 votes for Kaur compared to just 802 for Crombie.

  Polling Location              Registered Ballots  Voter   Voter   Peter  Peter   Bonnie   Bonnie  Simmer  Simmer  Carolyn  Carolyn
                                  Voters    Cast   Turnout Turnout  ADAMS  ADAMS  CROMBIE  CROMBIE   KAUR    KAUR   PARRISH  PARRISH
                                                      %     % 2010           %                %                %                %

0001 Champlain Trail PS            3908      810    20.7%   33.44%   104   12.84%    314    38.77%     49    6.05%     140    17.28%
0002 St. Gertrude SS               3330      677    20.3%   28.63%    76   11.23%    209    30.87%     62    9.16%     148    21.86%
0003 Fairwind Senior PS            3444      805    23.4%   30.57%    98   12.17%    214    26.58%     59    7.33%     211    26.21%
0004 St. Hilary CS                 2708      498    18.4%   26.90%    52   10.44%    129    25.90%     25    5.02%     123    24.70%
0005 San Lorenzo Ruiz School       3791      712    18.8%   27.84%   150   21.07%    169    23.74%     48    6.74%     113    15.87%
0006 Frank McKechnie C.C.          5816     1257    21.6%   32.48%   306   24.34%    279    22.20%     68    5.41%     229    18.22%

NON-MALTON Subtotals              22997     4759    20.7%            786   16.52%   1314    27.61%    311    6.53%     964    20.26%

0007 Ridgewood PS                  2306      626    27.1%   30.82%    34    5.43%     95    15.18%    109   17.41%     108    17.25%
0008 Morning Star MS               2263      441    19.5%   23.45%    32    7.26%     92    20.86%     99   22.45%      54    12.24%
0009 Marvin Heights PS             2158      597    27.7%   34.86%    35    5.86%    127    21.27%    181   30.32%      59     9.88%
0010 St. Raphael CS                2067      461    22.3%   30.19%    29    6.29%     59    12.80%    105   22.78%      45     9.76%
0011 Brandon Gate PS               1614      400    24.8%   33.54%    29    7.25%    102    25.50%     57   14.25%      66    16.50%
0012 Darcel Ave SS                 2439      605    24.8%   31.71%    52    8.60%    107    17.69%    124   20.50%     113    18.68%
0013 Malton C.C.                   2849      447    15.7%   19.35%    42    9.40%     79    17.67%     90   20.13%      72    16.11%
0014 Dunrankin Drive PS            3440      752    21.9%   27.52%    46    6.12%    120    15.96%    169   22.47%     141    18.75%
0015 Peel Regional Housing Rec Rm    51       38    74.5%   82.35%     2    5.26%      0     0.00%      0    0.00%      10    26.32%
0016 Malton Village LT Care         134       17    12.7%   13.33%     1    5.88%      0     0.00%      0    0.00%       1     5.88%
0017 Ridgewood Court                153       61    39.9%   41.07%     1    1.64%      6     9.84%      6    9.84%       8    13.11%
0018 Villa Forum LT Care            233       84    36.1%   34.04%    15   17.86%     15    17.86%      1    1.19%       9    10.71%

MALTON Subtotals                  19707     4529    23.0%            318    7.02%    802    17.71%    941   20.78%     686    15.15%

0019 St.Gertrude - Day 1              0      304                      36   11.84%     59    19.41%     13    4.28%     124    40.79%
0020 St.Gertrude - Day 2              0      352                      47   13.35%     78    22.16%     25    7.10%     139    39.49%
0021 Frank McKechnie - Day 1          0      250                      44   17.60%     56    22.40%     14    5.60%      68    27.20%
0022 Frank McKechnie - Day 2          0      352                      65   18.47%     75    21.31%     10    2.84%      97    27.56%

NON-MALTON Subtotals                        1258                     192   15.26%    268    21.30%     62    4.93%     428    34.02%

0023 Ridgewood PS - Day 1             0      282                      10    3.55%     33    11.70%     89   31.56%      59    20.92%
0024 Ridgewood PS - Day 2             0      240                      14    5.83%     25    10.42%     79   32.92%      46    19.17%
0025 Darcel Avenue - Day 1            0      237                      10    4.22%     29    12.24%    100   42.19%      19     8.02%
0026 Darcel Avenue - Day 2            0      205                      17    8.29%      8     3.90%     80   39.02%      36    17.56%

MALTON Subtotals                             964                      51    5.29%     95     9.85%    348   36.10%     160    16.60%

TOTAL                             42704    11510    27.0%   34.58%  1347   11.70%   2479    21.54%   1662   14.44%    2238    19.44%

 

It would seem that my September 19, 2011 predictions were also dead-on. In my report from Frank McKechnie polling station, I suggested that it would “likely will play an important role in tonight’s results.” Look at the spreadsheet —1,257 ballots cast. Huge.

And while Britannia lavished 1,314 and 964 votes on Bonnie Crombie and Carolyn Parrish respectively, Simmer Kaur managed just 311. Even Peter Adams played better in the relatively-affluent “Britannia” than Kaur: 786 votes.

Scan the results and you can see that Malton doesn’t have Simmer Kaur as their councillor because Britannia went with Crombie.

No surprise that voter turnout was lower than the October 25, 2010 city-wide election. All polling stations reported fewer votes. The rain didn’t help.

Reporting from Malton Community Centre on Monday, I’d stated that, “I predict the lowest voter turnout if it’s anything like it was in October 2010.” It was, with 15.7% compared to 19.35% in October 2010. [Yes, there was a polling station with a lower voter turnout of 12.7% but that’s the Malton Village Long Term Care facility.]

The only other thing that stands out and needs your attention is this: In the Advanced Polls, Carolyn Parrish received the most votes from the Britannia/non-Malton) area and once again Malton’s Advanced Polls bestowed Simmer Kaur with the most votes.

So what happened between the Advanced Polls and Voting Day?

Can you say “last day robocall”?…

Bonnie Crombie
Bonnie_Crombie

10% of all Ward 5 Voters dialed in for my Tele TownHall meeting last night. We’ll see tonight if it had any impact on their voting decision

19 Sep

But allow me to share Ms. Crombie’s most offensive Tweet:

Bonnie Crombie
Bonnie_Crombie

The first day of my new career fighting for the residents of Ward 5!

22 Sep

All Ward 5 residents (but especially Malton) need to know that prior to seeking a “new career” in politics, Crombie was a public affairs consultant. Allow me this example.

From the Toronto Star article, Ex-MP and new Mississauga councillor Bonnie Crombie reflects on election win:

Q: Your husband, Brian, a close friend of the mayor, was found by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the U.S. to have misled Biovail investors while he was an executive, and was fined by the Ontario Securities Commission here. A lot of people in Mississauga know about that. How do you respond to those concerned about your husband’s past?

A: First of all, it’s my name on the ballot, not my husband’s. He had an issue in his business career; perhaps an error in judgment was made, but we’ve moved past it. The only people that bring this up are my detractors. I’m very, very proud of my husband and his career.

On the bright side, Ron Starr’s lookin’ pretty good to me right now.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Mississauga Ward 5 By-Election result: Hazel “Teflon Icon” McCallion successfully installs yet another puppet-councillor.

September 21st, 2011  

This blog is simply for the record —a video summary of Monday, September 19, 2011’s Mississauga Ward 5 By-Election Voting Day.

Video One: “Mississauga Ward 5 By-Election Voting Day: So this is the Picture” complete with video transcript.

Mississauga Ward 5 By-Election Voting Day: So this is the Picture (Frank McKechnie polling station report)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Frank McKechnie polling station, September 19, 2011

It is Monday, September the 19th, 2011 —Ward 5 By-election voting day. And I’m here at Frank McKechnie Community Centre. It likely will play an important role in tonight’s results.

The one thing about Ward 5 is the disparity between voter turnout. Some areas as high as, almost approximating 40% —I know it’s still pathetic. And then in the Malton area, specifically Malton Community Centre as having voter turnout in the teens.

And I’m of the mind, you know, how much time do you spend in an area campaigning and handing out literature, in an area that you know, you just can’t bring the vote in.

I don’t know. It’s raining. And I guess that’s kind of the other problem, is what effect will rain have on today’s voting?

Wouldn’t have any effect on people with cars, I suppose.

But what effect will it have on people who are relying either on walking or using public transit?

It’s really strange. I’m not nearly as nervous as I was on October 25, 2010. I guess I’m just going to accept what happens because there’s no point railing at the moon because, well, to quote this 19-year old who wrote me in email, “The System is CORRUPT, there is no way to fix it”.

And while it would be wonderful for Mississauga to have Carolyn Parrish back as a Council watchdog, she just might put in a little dent into the corruption and sense of entitlement and the Power of the Incumbency that has been going on there for 30 years.

Anyway. The question is, do I go to Malton or not? It’s a really crappy day.

All right. Turning camera off.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Video Two: “Malton Voting Day Westwood Mall Transit Terminal : Who’ll Stop the Rain?” complete with video transcript.

Mississauga Ward 5 By-Election Voting Day: Who’ll Stop the Rain (Westwood Mall report) 3:32 min

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

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Malton’s Westwood Mall Transit Terminal, September 19, 2011

It is Monday, September the 19th, 2011 and we’re here in Malton, Westwood Mall Transit Terminal —just to see what we can see.

It’s a dismal day. It’s raining and over just to the, I guess it’s east, of the Transit Terminal, is Malton Community Centre —which is part of my research site. Actually when you think about it, it’s the center of my research site.

And I’ve been researching Malton since about March 2007.

So I’m very interested in what the results are going to be from here.

I also know, however, that the voter turnout at Malton Community Centre —even in the October 2010 municipal election was dismal. I think it was something like 19% —17-18-19%. [actual number was 19.35% voter turnout] Really disappointing.

And if memory serves, that was a decent day. Like October 25th was —certainly wasn’t raining.

Whereas what is going to happen now is, you know anybody who, say, comes here from work and then has to walk —it’s not going to be a pleasant walk to Malton Community Centre to the polling station there.

You’d have to be fairly committed about who your —about your candidate in order to go through this kind of uncomfortable effort.

And I guess that’s kind of the difference between having the luxury of a car and be able to drive to your polling station. And people here who have put in a full day’s work —and what I mean by that is, they’ve caught the bus here. They’ve gone to work. Then they come back on the bus here.

And now what happens is they have to go to Malton Community Centre and that may be a walk. Although I suspect that buses will stop there as part of their route.

Still. I can’t help wonder how the steady patter of rain is going to affect voter turnout here.

So. As I said earlier, there are at least three polling stations that in October 2010 drew well over a thousand ballots cast. They’re going to play big in tonight’s by-election results.

Despite how needy the Malton area is —and especially around here, I’m not sure that the votes are going to show up.

It’s kind of difficult to imagine a lower voter turnout than in the high teens but the rain, the rain might have an effect here.

Now it’s time to go to Malton Community Centre. And for that I gotta set this up. And this up. Because I’ll be on City of Mississauga property to do that report and I always always always always have at least an audio-recorder going.

And that’s because —as I say repeatedly, City of Mississauga Staff —lie.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Video Two: “Malton Voting Day Malton Community Centre : Voter Turnout. How low can it go?” complete with video transcript.

Mississauga Ward 5 By-Election Voting Day: Voter Turnout. How low can it go? Malton CC report (1:36 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Malton’s Westwood Mall Transit Terminal, September 19, 2011

It is Monday, September the 19th, 2011 and I’ve got to make this fast. I’m here at Malton Community Centre and I just want to report that here I predict the lowest voter turnout if it’s anything like it was in October 2010.

Taking a look. It’s quite rainy already.

And now in addition to being rainy, it’s also cold. And so, it’s 2:56 right now —almost 3 o’clock. And actually a Mississauga Transit bus going this way. So what that means is I suspect that people can come from work directly to Malton Community Centre. And then —well.

You know, just my own self. If I were somebody who had to get up at 5 or 6 o’clock, make a bus, an hour trip one way, work all day, then come back here. And it’s raining.

It would take a tremendous, gargantuan effort on my part to show up here and also cast my ballot.

So Kudos to anyone —any Ward 5 resident who’s going to be walking in the rain after a long day’s work to cast your ballot. Because that’s something really to be respected.

No matter who you’re voting for.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Epilogue

Now that the results are in and MYTHissauga’s Teflon Icon and her MYTHisssauga Inc have installed yet another puppet-councillor, it will be interesting to analyze the ballots cast for each of Ward 5’s polling stations and compare with data from the October 25, 2010 city-wide election.

But by far, the most exciting (and admittedly grim) prospect, is showing up at Council Chambers today and face the newly-engineered MYTHisssauga Inc Monolith as McCallion and her campaign team lock in ward after ward after ward of “team players”.

If I’ve read Tom Urbaniak’s book, Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga properly, Hazel McCallion has never —absolutely never — so DOMINATED Mississauga Council. So don’t you believer her “As Mayor I have only one vote”.

A Mayor who’s picked and padded a council with her own puppets would be bad enough for a company town —but Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest city….

In his October 26, 2010 Mississauga News commentary “McCallion’s last chance to secure legacy”, Tom Urbaniak wrote:

Hazel the would-be statesperson struggling with Hazel the scrapper. Such is the story of a remarkable political career, a career that could end in triumph — or very badly.

It was the scrapper — the raging fighter — who showed up on election night. An angry Hazel McCallion, back in control of Council, lashed out at her critics, believing herself completely vindicated. She will, it seems, use her long goodbye to settle some scores.

That would be a serious mistake. The mayor now has the judgement of history to consider. Her legacy will be tarnished forever if personal vendettas crowd out good policy-making.

And Mississauga cries out for good policy. The financial situation is worsening. The infrastructure is aging. The suburban era of easy growth is passing.

Now is the time for the mayor to reach out for advice, even from her critics, and rise above. Now is the time to acknowledge mistakes, including the serious mayoral errors that have been the subject of the Mississauga judicial inquiry.

It’s clear how the Mayor has chosen to secure her legacy.

Install a cadre of “Her People” for councillors and more importantly select a successor who the Teflon Icon is certain will sing her praises into Perpetuity. And above all, slam the lid, clamp the lock, seal the seal, douse the light and return MYTHissauga Inc’s “secret society” to even greater depths of secrecy.

All in the best interests of the city. Of course.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Mississauga Ward 5 By-Election Shadow Play –and Why the Mississauga Judicial Report won’t matter (revised)

Hazel McCallion secures her Legacy adding Bonnie Crombie to MYTHissauga’s stable of puppet-councillors.

September 19th, 2011  

With Bonnie Crombie now added to Hazel McCallion’s existing stable of six puppet-councillors, Mississauga Council now has unfettered license to fabricate, deceive and lie to the public. All in the best interests of the City, of course.

With Crombie there are now Seven: Tovey, Mullin, Fonseca, Crombie, Starr, Mahoney and Saito.

Cronyism (so rife and so Out There in MYTHissauga) is having one joyous field day.

I’m reminded of Hazel McCallion’s September 8, 2010 speech when she announced she’d run for a 12th term.

This part:

“And I’m not going to conduct a campaign. I am not going to raise money. I’m not going to have signs— because I’ll tell you anyone that wants to donate money to a Mayor’s campaign, I plead with you, to donate it to all the charitable organizations, whose under pressure second-to-none. The Food Bank. The Children’s Aid— the Salvation Army and all those that are struggling, struggling today to look after the people. The Poverty that’s in our city. The Unemployed that are in our city.

So how can I, as Mayor, waste money on signs and literature?”

A year later you find she’s got the Mississauga Board of Trade and the Mississauga Chinese Business Association campaigning for her and she’s not just backed by millions and millions but she has her own ROGERS Cable 10 TV station as well!

Funny how the Mississauga News never mentioned that… or any other media for that matter.

The Mississauga News had to know the millions and millions of dollars greasing McCallion’s campaign machinery. Ron Lenyk sure did. Mississauga Board of Trade. Mississauga Chinese Business Association. Shipp, Kaneff, Nobrega, O’Brien, Starr, Murray… MYTHissauga Inc’s Secret Society.

Just a few of a seemingly endless parade of self-serving MYTHissaugans.Mayor’s Gala 2010 Organizing Committee

Just 241 votes separated Parrish from Crombie. To gauge how HUGE Eve and Peter Adams played in Crombie’s win check out his 1,347 votes… Parrish sure could have used them.

And let’s not forget to factor in McCallion’s Brazil “trade mission” engineered to delay the release of the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report until after the Ward 5 by-election.

Seriously. With Hazel McCallion’s solid wall of puppet councillors, does anyone remotely believe the Inquiry report even matters? There will be nothing in the Inquiry report’s contents that a couple of hastily drafted and pro-forma’d Corporate By-Laws can’t cure! And McCallion can count on her Seven Rubber Stamps to rubber-stamp them.

Orwell again: ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’

F*** me. The Inquiry Commission Counsel even let McCallion control the report!

“This is the way the world ends: This is the way the world ends: This is the way the world ends: Not with a bang but a whimper.

Here’s a cut-and-paste of the Unofficial Results courtesy mississauga.ca

2011 Mississauga By-Election - VOTE!

Unofficial Results
Polls reporting: 26 of 26
Ballots Cast:  11,510
Councillor – Ward 5 VOTES   %
Bonnie CROMBIE   2,479
21.54%
Carolyn PARRISH 2,238
19.44%
Simmer KAUR 1,662
14.44%
Peter ADAMS 1,347
11.7%
Rick WILLIAMS 728
6.32%
Kulvinder Bobbie DAID 633
5.5%
Jake DHEER 573
4.98%
Dianne DOUGLAS 542
4.71%
Mark CASHIN 242
2.1%
Barbara Hazel TABUNO 221
1.92%
Mobeen ALI 174
1.51%
Vlado BERTIC 130
1.13%
Glenn BARNES 58
0.5%
Olive Rose STEELE 57
0.5%
Sandeep PATARA 51
0.44%
Jimmy GHIMERY 51
0.44%
Cheryl RODRICKS 42
0.36%
Frank PERROTTA 40
0.35%
Waqar SIDDIQUI 36
0.31%
Jamie DOOKIE 35
0.3%
Cecil YOUNG 34
0.3%
Mo KHAN 28
0.24%
Shirley ABRAHAM 26
0.23%
Grant ISAAC 25
0.22%
Catherine SOPLET 25
0.22%
Paul KESELMAN 17
0.15%
Steve BATOR 16
0.14%

Get ready for a perpetually-smiling Barbie Doll former public relations hack sitting in the Ward 5 chair.

Hmmm. This just in.

Quote from Hazel McCallion:

“I hope the one that finished close to her will forget any attempts to be on the council of the great City of Mississauga.”

And I hope that public servants who lie to “maintain” the public trust spend Eternity straddling the fifth-lowest rung in Hell.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL (AMO, OMERS, MYTHissauga Inc) ---morally beyond redemption

Here’s hoping that Carolyn “This isn’t a secret society” Parrish wins the Ward 5 By-election today…

September 19th, 2011  

This should come as no surprise to my readership of dozens. I hope that Carolyn Parrish wins tonight.

Here’s why.

What follows is video from June 2007 —an exchange between Parrish and Mayor Hazel McCallion that never made it into the Council minutes. With hindsight gleaned from the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry we can now see the Mayor’s declaration, “And I have every confidence in my councillors” in its true light. (“And I have every confidence in my councillors” meaning Mullin, Prentice, Mahoney and Saito.)

Then there’s the Mayor’s comment, “There’s a process around here that we follow. And other members of Council have not asked questions. Because what they usually do is when they get a report, they meet with Staff before the Council meeting to go over the issues rather than the questions being asked at Council.” Four years later, “rather than the questions being asked at Council” reads like an admission.

Anyway. It’s always best to view the primary sources doing the talking. Here’s Parrish and McCallion.

If there anyone notices an error either in the YouTube video or in this video transcript I respectfully request that I be advised. Thanks.

Carolyn Parrish to Hazel McCallion on the Public’s Right to Know: “This isn’t a secret society”(3:46 min)

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

June 20, 2007 Council. Regarding Item R-4 Enersource Hydro Mississauga Services Inc. Streetlighting Services Agreement Extension – Procurement Reference Number: FA.49.444-07 Report dated June 11, 2007 from the Commissioner of Transportation and Works with respect to Enersource Hydro Mississauga Services Inc. Streetlighting Services Agreement Extension – Procurement Reference Number: FA.49.444-07.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Martin Powell, Commissioner of Public Works and Transportation, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

I just want to make sure that I understand the question properly.

Are you saying if we were to tender or are you talking about our arrangement—

Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

I’m talking about our current arrangement. And I’m also understanding that you’re going to have to spend some money to do that study. That’s separate and apart.

Martin Powell, Commissioner of Public Works and Transportation, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Well, first of all, we —our contract that we have right now is good until June of 2008. So we’re extending it from June of 2008 to the end of the year. And I think that we can live within the consumer price index.

We will have to get, obviously, if Council approves this, Enersource will also have to approve it. But I think that that’s probably something that can be agreed to.

Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Well, I thank you, Martin. This has certainly been a long process. You’ve done a terrific job.

I would like to move the motion that we reopen the issue. First. On the by-law. And I have it here.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Okay.

Let me advise you, Councillor Parrish, there’s a process around here that we follow. And other members of Council have not asked questions.

Because what they usually do is when they get a report, they meet with Staff before the Council meeting to go over the issues rather than the questions being asked at Council.

Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

I have done that, Madam Mayor.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Oh, so you’ve gone over this entire report with the Staff.

Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

I’ve chatted with Martin extensively.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

So you’ve got the answers from him.

Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Yes, I do.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Why did you ask the questions today then?

Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Because I need to also make sure that my fellow councillors understand the answers as well as I did.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Oh. Well, I think they can speak for themselves. I don’t think they need another councillor to do their homework for them, I have to tell you.

Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Thank you for that direction.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Yeah. Well, we’ve served very well, you know. We’ve been in operation for quite a few years. And I have every confidence in my councillors. They go and talk to Staff. Like I did this morning with Martin and the City Manager —met with me at 8 o’clock to go over this report.

The questions I had I got the answers.

So therefore I don’t have to ask them at Council.

Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

That’s very good.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Okay?

[DIP TO WHITE]
[later in the meeting]

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Councillor Parrish?

Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

Ah, yes, Madam Mayor. I just like to not rebut your comment to me but to explain my position.

The first time this question came before us it was a huge contract. It didn’t even have an amount of money on it. So I asked the questions of the Staff and was told, in private, that it was $3.9 million dollars.

So if I hadn’t asked that question, this whole issue wouldn’t have opened up.

I was not happy with the answers, so I asked a second set of questions. I again discussed it in private with Staff. Still not happy with the answers.

We are here to represent the public.

And we have cable television here and we have people sitting at home, obviously with nothing better to do, watching us on television.

We represent the city. We don’t represent ourselves.

So if I ask questions in open session on television, I have a right to do so. And if I don’t like the answers, I will keep asking questions. That’s my job.

[DIP TO WHITE]
[later in her comments]

Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga Council  June 20, 2007

And Commissioner Powell doesn’t disagree with me. That this is time for this $3.9 million dollar contract to be put out for proposals.

And I will continue asking questions on every issue that comes forward. And out of courtesy to one of the best staffs that I’ve ever worked with on any level of government, I will ask them in private.

And if I don’t like the answers, I’ll ask them again in public. Even if I do like the answers, I’ll ask them in public so that the people watching on television that vote for this Council know what we’re doing.

This isn’t a secret society.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

So. Will McCallion’s MYTHissauga Inc secret society crack open more champagne tonight celebrating the installation of yet another secret society puppet councillor?

Victor Oh (honourary president of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association)
Victor Oh, honourary president of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association pops the first bottle of champagne.
Photo Credit: “Andrew” at:  https://picasaweb.google.com/tee.andrew8/HazelVictoryNight#5546241316903573778

Victor Oh hands off the second bottle of champagne for Ron Starr to pop.
Victor Oh hands off the second bottle of champagne for Ron Starr to pop.
Stephen Chu (left) president of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association.
Photo Credit: “Andrew” at:  https://picasaweb.google.com/tee.andrew8/HazelVictoryNight#5546368771984252274

 

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH