Mississauga graffiti message, “FUCK THE POLITIANS WHY DO THEY GET PAID SO MUCH THERE R VOICE THEY EAT WHILE WE STARV”

February 26th, 2013  

This is a follow up to my May 28, 2012 blog, Graffiti Mississauga Report: “FTP” (Fuck the Police), “FUCK THE WORLD”, “FREEDOM”. Is the message changing? where I first began pondering whether the nature of Mississauga graffiti is changing.

Today I report on a graffiti site that I hadn’t visited since September 2012. And there’s been quite the change…

Looking back, I have to say that I could not have understood municipal government without studying youth and graffiti. And as incongruous as it sounds I could not have seen the implications of Alzheimer’s without researching youth and graffiti. Especially (believe it or not) graffiti!

And now’s as good a time as any to remember Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s Youth Plan Strategy as described in the Mississauga News (June 30, 2009).

“We should concentrate on the 98 per cent that are good youth” —Hazel McCallion

Meaning, let’s write off the 2% that aren’t “good youth”.

So here’s video complete with transcript.

Graffiti Mississauga: Where “FTP” means “Fuck the Police” AND “Fuck the Politicians” (3:11 min)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from undisclosed graffiti study site in Mississauga, May 25, 2012

It is Monday, February the 25th, 2013 and I just want to document an area that I haven’t really seen since, gosh, Fall, I would say.

This is all new material. And there’s been a lot more “FTP”s lately —”FTP” “Fuck the Police”— in this area. And that may be because of some arrests by Peel Police of graffiti writers. So word may have gotten around.

Except for one thing.

Down here, I would say in light green lettering —it looks like it says, “SENSR”, “FOLLOW THE PAINTERS”.

But I had speculated back in December [note, actually it was May 2012] that the nature of Mississauga graffiti is changing. And that there are now, instead of tags like this. Or like this —these are throws, actually, but they’re still tags. We now are more message-based like “FUCK THE GOV”ernment.

Or in Erin Mills, it was “This is Not Freedom” and also “MEDIA LIES!” And as I said, this site is getting more “FTP”s.

I’d always thought it meant “Fuck the Police” but I got quite the surprise when I saw this the other day. There’s the “FTP” and I thought, oh “Fuck the Police” but no. It’s “Fuck the Politicians”!

And this came as a huge surprise.

“FTP” “Fuck the Politicians”.

Now the other surprise is the colour —which is quite a happy sea-foam green. And maybe that’s all these guys had to write with. Somehow, this looks like a friendlier “Fuck You!!” than if it were in dark black.

But still now the question is, is that “FTP” right there —does it mean “Fuck the Police” or “Fuck the Politicians”?

And as always I don’t report this stuff —I just document it.

I gotta say I certainly sympathize with these two messages right here.

This one here. Let me just say:

“FUCK THE POLITIANS [sic]

WHY DO THEY GET PAID SO MUCH

THERE R VOICE

THEY EAT WHILE WE STARV

FUCK YOU!!”

And I recognize this particular artist. And I’m embarrassed to say that I can’t make that out.

And more “FTP”s and the question is, does that mean “Fuck the Police” or “Fuck the Politicians”?

Anyway, there’s more stuff so I’m going to turn the camera off. And report later. Turning camera off.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA "FTP FUCK THE POLITICIANS"

From the same site.

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, So. Does "FTP" mean "Fuck the Police" or "Fuck the Politicians"?...

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Additional Resources

May 2012 Graffiti report from the same site.

Graffiti Mississauga: “FTP” (Fuck the Police), “FUCK THE WORLD”, “FREEDOM”. Changing messages?

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Justin Trudeau blindsided by Martha Hall Findlay. “Middle-class” –the video and transcript.

February 19th, 2013  

So you want to know what Martha Hall Findlay really said to Justin Trudeau? And Trudeau’s reaction? You’re in luck. Whenever Trudeau was on stage my camera was on maximum zoom and focused exclusively on him.

So here’s video complete with transcript.

Justin Trudeau blindsided by Martha Hall Findlay: “middle class” up close and personal (2:58 min)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Deborah Coyne, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

—it’s something that as politicals we have to go at —look at the all, everything that goes into the foundations of a strong economy.

Martha Hall Findlay, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

But I’m going to jump in because quite honestly, I actually had prepared something that I really wanted to ask the audience. I was able to ask in French but I’m going to ask it in English.

We were told this was going to be a question on this topic.

And I have to say, Justin, you keep referring to the middle class. You yourself have admitted that you actually don’t belong to the middle-class. I find it a little challenging to understand how you would understand the challenges facing middle-Canadians.

But when did Canada— [audience reacts negatively. Some boos. A lot of hoots.]

Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

You know what—

Martha Hall Findlay, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

When did Canada—

Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

Martha you just asked me a question— You just asked me— You just asked me—

Martha Hall Findlay, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

When did Canada become a society of class! When did we become a society where we talk about class? Great Britain, yes. The United States.

Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

You know what—

Martha Hall Findlay, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

But your campaign has drawn a concept in this conversation that we need to get beyond.

Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

Okay, first of all, Martha, what we—

Martha Hall Findlay, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

We need to talk about equality of opportunity. We need to talk about what we can do as Canadians.

Every Canadian wants a job. Every Canadian wants a future for their youth —for their children.

Every Canadian wants to make sure we have equality of opportunity. To narrow the conversation in an environment like that, I think does damage to our envir —our entire society as Canadians where [inaudible] equality of opportunity we should [inaudible].

Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

[inaudible] Allow me, please.

From the very first day I chose to put my name forward to run for a contested nomination in the riding of Papineau, I got people coming at me to say ‘Well what do you know about representing one of the most economically-disadvantaged ridings in the country?

And I said, you know what? I’ve been lucky in my life to have been given an opportunity to go to great schools, to travel around the world, and what is important for me is to put everything that I’ve received —like each of us wants to— in service of my community.

And that is what my identity is all about.

[strong appreciative applause]

[microphone off] Thank you. [leaves podium.]

[strong appreciative applause. Whistles. Cheering.]

Moderator, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

[inaudible]

[strong appreciative applause. Whistles. Cheering. Trudeau realizes it’s not time to sit down so runs back to the podium.]

Deborah Coyne, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

I will not contribute to that exchange. I think we have to move on. We’re talking about the economy. We’re talking about the opportunities and we’re talking about Liberals getting back into the game and getting back into leading this country.

Moderator, Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

Thank you very much. Hard to control the audience there!

Martin Cauchon. Marc Garneau. Karen McCrimmon.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Note that it was difficult preparing a transcript when two candidates were engaged in heated debate, crabbing at each other —and the audience was howling with indignation or appreciation depending on who they were supporting.

Any errors in this transcript are just that —errors.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

 

 

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This Pierre-Trudeau-liberal reluctantly prefers Marc Garneau to Justin Trudeau (GTA Liberal leadership debate)

February 17th, 2013  

This is a follow up on yesterday’s blog. Marc Garneau sings Happy Birthday, Justin Trudeau blindsided by Martha Hall Findlay –plus MYTHissauga Lieberals at GTA debate.

It’s a video transcript of two reports recorded before and after the debate.

This Pierre-Trudeau-liberal reluctantly prefers Marc Garneau to Justin (GTA Liberal debate) (2:15 min)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting before the Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate begins, February 16, 2013

It is Saturday, February 15, 2013 and I’m here at the [laughs] the Liberal Convention debate and in all honesty, I really don’t know why. I guess to satisfy a curiosity.

And just for the record, I’ve been voting Liberal or cheering for Liberals since probably 1967-68 when Pierre Trudeau breezed through Mississauga [sic].

He happened to have been speaking at Dixie Mall at the time. I was there —probably 17-18 years old at the time. And now I get a chance to see Trudeau-Lite up here.

And let’s see what Justin Trudeau has for us.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting after the Liberal Party of Canada GTA debate, February 16, 2013

I might as well make the point that I kinda like Marc Garneau. And yes, Justin Trudeau as well but, Marc Garneau, if I had a choice between who’s gonna lead the country, it’d probably be him.

He’s got more —insisting more on specifics, including science, as opposed to just bullshit. So I’m still not sold on Justin Trudeau but—

And no offense but a lot of the debate was more or less like listening to three of your neighbours talking about all that’s wrong with the country.

So, they’re going to have to do a lot of rebuilding. And I have to say [laughs] the funniest thing was these people talking about Integrity.

One of the reasons I’m so disillusioned with the Liberal government [sic] is that it’s completely lacking in Integrity —especially when you look at the MPs and MPPs here within the boundaries of Mississauga.

So [looks to the right] oh my Gawd. Look who else is here… [camera swings right]

[Music: Don’t Crash the Ambulance  Mark Knopfler]
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

 

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Marc Garneau sings Happy Birthday, Justin Trudeau blindsided by Martha Hall Findlay –plus MYTHissauga Lieberals at GTA debate

February 16th, 2013  

Believe it or not I was at today’s Liberal Party of Canada GTA Leadership Debate. Forked over 50-bucks BOOM like that and next thing I know I’m surrounded by Liberals.

I’ve been liberal (note small “l”) before I was even old enough to vote. To me, being liberal meant you were one of the Good Guys.

Pre-Mississauga Young Liberals and TRUDEAUMANIA 1968

Not only don’t I believe that Liberals are Good Guys anymore, it’s not possible for anyone to ever re-convince me. Screw them! And for the record, Conservatives suck worse.

At the debate there was plenty of talk about people being cynical about Government. “Cynical”? I loathe it —all three levels. Their duplicity and their litany of lies.

Enough.

Right now I only have time to offer three videos of today’s Liberal GTA Leadership Debate.

Marc Garneau sings Happy Birthday to his 90 year old mother at Mississauga Liberal debate  (1:18 min)

Justin Trudeau blindsided by Martha Hall Findlay: “middle class” up close and personal  (2:58 min)

This Pierre-Trudeau-liberal reluctantly prefers Marc Garneau to Justin (GTA Liberal debate)  (2:15 min)

And gosh, you get to be in the same room with some of the slimiest people at Liberal GTA leadership debates!

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

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ENERSOURCE Ontario Energy Board Ruling –email alert to Mississauga ratepayers from “Joe Citizen”

February 7th, 2013  

On January 16, 2013, I received an anonymous email from “Joe Citizen”.  Subject of email, “Enersource OEB Ruling”. He requested that I consider printing his comments and having him as a guest blogger.

So today inside Mississauga Council Chambers I made time to videotape his Enersource OEB Ruling letter and YouTube it. For the record.

As always, the video, complete with video transcript.

ENERSOURCE Ontario Energy Board Ruling –email alert to Mississauga ratepayers from “Joe Citizen” (12:08 min)

 [VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reading email sent by “Joe Citizen”, Mississauga Council Chambers, February 6, 2013

It is Wednesday, February 6, 2013. I’m here at Mississauga Council. Council has gone in-camera, and in-camera is opposite of what you really think it is. They are going out of camera range and in closed session.

And what I want to do now is take the time to read an email that was sent by “Joe Citizen”. And he asked me if I would publish his letter on my blog.

And I found that kind of strange because my blog is really obscure and there’s, to my knowledge, few readers.

However, I said I would do that. And what I want to do is read the two emails that he wrote me. And this is just for the record.

And he writes —the topic from “Joe Citizen” is “Enersource OEB Ruling” and I’m not even sure —I think OEB stands for Energy, Ontario Energy Board, but let me read it:

Hi there,

I am disenchanted with Enersource, the City of Mississauga, and city council. I love your website and find it very comforting to know there are others out there who question what the city does and tells us.

I am looking for a way to vent about the OEB ruling on Enersource’s rate application and their response to it (as found in the Mississauga News). I would like to remain anonymous though. I was wondering if you might consider printing my comments below. Maybe I could be a guest blogger!?

Anyways, I hope you’ll consider it.

And I’ll show it right there. Okay, so there’s the email.

And in all honesty, while I did videotape all of the Enersource meetings, most of the debates the City had on Enersource between 2006 to current —and have them on hard drive, and everything else, Enersource was not one of my areas of research.

I was more interested in ethical issues.

So I can’t really —I can’t know, the degree to which this letter is actually accurate. And as a result I’m going to read it and produce it verbatim as a guest blog.

Anyway, “Joe Citizen” writes:

I’d like to comment on the recent articles about the OEB’s decision on Enersource Hydro Mississauga’s rate increase application, and the response from Enersource, as reported in the Mississauga News. But before beginning, I’d like to set up the two sides so that the public can get a better perspective.

On one side, we have Enersource Hydro Mississauga. This is a corporation that is owned 90% by the City of Mississauga. The Board of Directors at Enersource includes the mayor, Hazel McCallion, and ward 6 councilor Ron Starr. Hazel McCallion of course was the subject  of a judicial inquiry into an aborted land deal that cost Mississauga taxpayers millions, money which went to a company headed by the mayor’s son. Had the deal gone through, it would have netted McCallion junior much more money. The mayor also played dumb on how a 10% owner of the utility, Borealis, got veto power on all decisions related to Enersource. Ron Starr, endorsed by the mayor in the last city election, is no stranger to controversy either. Starr was charged in 2000 with fraud for allegedly mismanaging funds at a children’s camp. The charges were dropped the following year. So right from the top, we have some shady characters.

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is an independent, self-financing Crown corporation. The OEB regulates the province’s electricity and natural gas sectors, in the public interest. With regards to the electricity sector, their job is to approve and set delivery rates for electricity distribution and transmission. They also set the price of electricity for certain consumers under the Regulated Price Plan and Time-of-Use plan.They are the industry watch dog, with the public’s interest at heart. It should be noted that the OEB isn’t just a handful of government drones making rulings. They appear to use a variety of outside groups to assist with comparisons and discussions. In the Enersource ruling, it appears the following groups/entities were involved: Energy Probe Research Foundation, Vulnerable Energy Consumers Coalition, Consumers Council of Canada, School Energy Coalition, and the Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario.

Once I saw the article in the media and Enersource’s response, I headed for the Ontario Energy Board website and downloaded a copy of the actual decision. I would recommend one to do so to get a better understanding of the OEB’s decision. There were essentially three findings that they came down with. The first has been well documented by the media regarding the purchase of the new building and the resulting excessive space that Enersource now finds itself with. Enersource counters by saying that this building was the lowest cost option available. One has to assume that this case was presented to the OEB, and they rejected the argument. In fact, the OEB ruling seemed to indicate Enersource did not provide enough evidence to support a lot of their rate application, much less their building argument. In many cases, it seemed the OEB was doing Enersource a favor and making some comparisons on their behalf.

At face value, the response by Enersource to the public seems valid, but only with regards to the building. The rest of their response seems to be “we have the lowest rates, we know what we are doing, … trust us”. Getting back to the building, one has to believe that either this fact about the new building being the cheapest option was not presented to the OEB, or if it was, it was not sufficient. Perhaps the OEB is saying that even if the new building was the lowest option available, Enersource should have considered options for recouping some money for all of the excessive space they now find themselves with. If it was the lowest option, is it still fair to force that cost on ratepayers? Shouldn’t the utility look into options to mitigate that burden on ratepayers?

On a side note, perhaps Enersource should have considered moving into a better location after the train derailment in 1979. Having the head office for an essential service located right next to a railroad line was probably not a good idea. To remain there after a train actually derailed is an even worse idea.The second point made by the OEB was that Enersource was unable to provide examples of cost/benefit analyses that it had used when deciding whether to proceed with particular projects. They give two examples in the report, but there are sure to be others that weren’t in the report. Only minor items are usually put forth to watch dog entities. With conflict of interest allegations dogging members of the board, are we really to believe that there are no conflict of interest situations going on within Enersource? Why do projects with no apparent benefit go forward? Either for image, or, … somebody is making money in the project.

The third and most troubling finding to me from the OEB report was Enersource’s repeated resistance to the suggestion that it should look to other utilities to assess its own level of efficiency and to examine whether more efficient approaches are available. From the report: “the Board as an economic regulator acts as a proxy for competition, and therefore it is not surprising that comparative analysis would play a part in the Board’s analysis. Enersource maintained that it could demonstrate its level of efficiency by comparing its own performance over time, and the Board agrees that this is one approach to examining efficiency; however, it says nothing about whether the company is as efficient as it could be. For that type of analysis, some form of external comparison or external analysis is required. The company repeatedly stated that it did not compare itself to other distributors when assessing its operations for efficiency.”. The OEB found that Enersource is clearly lagging its peers on OM&A (operating and maintenance costs) measures. The OEB essentially said that Enersource should consider comparing itself with its peers in the industry using common metrics in order to find efficiencies internally before looking to burden ratepayers with cost increases. Enersource seems to refuse this thinking.

[MISSISSAUGAWATCH interrupted by City of Mississauga Corporate Security] Okay. Oh. You mean I gotta go.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reading email sent by “Joe Citizen” at the “Rogues Gallery”(aka Citizens of the Year), February 6, 2013

No surprise. Security kicked me out. So I’m here in the Rogues Gallery. There are the people who made MYTHissauga, MYTHissauga. So I’m just going to continue reading this last paragraph. Hopefully I’ll be successful.

Okay. Here we go:

This is the key finding for me. One needs only look at the executive parking lot at Enersource to see where they might want to start looking for deficiencies. Is it really necessary for any executive of a public utility to drive a luxury vehicle? Wouldn’t an electric vehicle be a great signal to Mississauga residents? Was it really necessary for Enersource to re-brand itself with a new logo and colors? It’s not like residents have options with regards to electricity. We have to take it from Enersource, at the rates determined by the OEB. A shiny new logo (at whatever cost that might have been) won’t decrease our rates, but only increase them. And along those lines (that we really have no choice), do we really need to follow Enersource on Twitter and Facebook? Other than appearing hip, again, what cost savings do those initiatives provide?

I would strongly urge the ratepayers of Mississauga to do themselves a favor and read the OEB ruling, and like Enersource’s motto says, demand “more”.

And that’s the last of the thing here.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

 

"OMERS CEO Michael Nobrega and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion in congratulatory hug after Enersource public meeting January 22" 2009

“OMERS CEO Michael Nobrega and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion in congratulatory hug after the televised Enersource public meeting January 22, 2009

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.

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.

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Kathleen Pollock, 87, left retirement home on her Final Journey. Was it confusion or “a last wish” to die at her former home?

February 5th, 2013  

Dedicated to Kathleen Pollock, 87.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH places three roses at the Pollock Estate in memory of Kathleen Pollock

MISSISSAUGAWATCH places three roses at 13 Pine Ridge Drive in memory of Kathleen Pollock, 87

As part of our research into Alzheimer’s and Elder Care, here’s our video, complete with transcript.

Kathleen Pollock, 87, leaves retirement home to die outside her former family mansion (8:30 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, driving along Pine Ridge Drive to the Pollock Estate, Scarborough, February 4, 2013

There are times when I get so involved in a story, like it’s so compelling, and I find the Traditional Media doesn’t [sic] answer all the questions —and certainly doesn’t [sic] go deep enough for my own satisfaction.

And then what I have to do is get the answer myself.

And I’m heading down Pine Ridge Road [sic] and specifically I’m visiting 13 Pine Ridge Road [sic] to see a house that 87 year old woman, Kathleen Pollock felt drawn to.

And she lived in a retirement home, got dressed up, put her make-up on, called a cab, was taken down this road and then walked up the lane to her old house —and died there.

As the newspapers say, she had beginning Alzheimer’s. So there’s speculation whether she was just confused, or actually purposely went here —to die on her property near the house.

So this-here is 13 Pine Ridge.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, parked at 13 Pine Ridge Drive, Pollock Estate gate, Scarborough, February 4, 2013

I brought my laptop.

And typing in, or searching for “Kathleen Pollock”.

I think I’ll read the Toronto Star.

Missing senior, 87, found dead outside her former Scarborough mansion.

By all accounts, 87-year-old Kathleen Pollock loved her old home at 13 Pine Ridge Drive in Scarborough, overlooking Lake Ontario.

It was at the property known as the Pollock Estate where she lived for a half century, where she raised her family before the children grew up and she and her husband went to nursing homes. And it was there where she was found dead around 4:30 a.m. Friday, hours after taking a cab from her retirement home to pay one last visit to the abandoned and once grand mansion.

Greg Pollock, Kathleen’s son, said he thinks his mother was going for one last visit to the home she loved.

“There was no indication of trauma, she seemed to just lay down peacefully by the front door and pass away,” he said, his voice wavering. “I think this was her last wish.”

Pollock said his mother was independent and would often do errands on her own, but she had never gone missing.

“She doesn’t venture far. That was quite a journey. It was like almost a mission,” Pollock said. “She hadn’t visited the house in a while. Destiny was calling her and she was going home.”

[Getting tearful] Sorry, guys.

Neighbour Risalina Rousell, who lives next door to the Pollock Estate, saw her climb out of a cab alone on Thursday and take uncertain steps across the snow towards the now-empty mansion, which had been sold to developers for more than $2 million in 2011. The property is slated to be subdivided into three lots for grand homes on one-acre lots.

“She passed by,” Rousell said. “The gate was closed. I said, ‘She shouldn’t be going there by herself.’ She could hardly walk. She was limping. I was monitoring her.”

Plumber Loris Vits, who was working at Rousell’s home, went out to try to help the elderly woman as she walked across the snow.

And it was really bitter cold that day. I remember.

Pollock, whose family owned Pollock’s Shoes retail chain in Ontario, was a little bent over and her steps were uncertain but she was insistent that she walk across the snow to the boarded-up mansion.

She was wearing a winter coat and carrying a plastic bag and was clearly determined to get to the house under the grand pines when Vits approached her.

Pollock made it immediately clear to Vits that she didn’t want help as she walked towards her old home.

“She was fine,” Vits said. “She was lucid.”

“She said no. She just said she was going next door. That was her home for 50 years.”

Rousell watched her slow determined walk until she reached the front door, and assumed things were all right.

Pollock’s body was found crumpled on the doorstep of her empty former family home around 4:30 a.m.

Rousell’s husband Doug, 69, said he can totally understand why Kathleen Pollock felt the need to go back to the wooded home one last time.

Is this heaven or is it not?”

You know it’s funny how many elderly refer to their house as heaven.

My own parents, my mother, refers to her house as paradise. Paradise.

And the thing about Alzheimer’s is there’s something called Sundowning. And that is that usually in the late afternoon, there’s a need for some elderly to go Home.

And what they’ll do is ask for their hat and coat and get all dressed up. And they can be waiting for a bus, or, you know, going for a walk. But it’s very well known —this whole idea of Sundowning.

Now whether Ms. Pollock was Sundowning and just was successful in getting here, or whether she was very much All There —lucid —and realized that this is where she wanted to be…

Because one thing about Alzheimer’s is that the disease itself has a horrible-horrible ending.

And it wasn’t, oh, two-three days before, they were mentioning a physician, who was growing older, and realized that he was getting the first stages of Alzheimer’s as well.

So he put together a concoction of pills that that he would take to make sure that he didn’t get too far along Alzheimer’s. Because eventually you can’t even swallow anymore. You can’t feed yourself. It’s —the end of really horrible.

So he made this concoction to end it before he ever got that far down the road.

And his son said that eventually he forgot what the pills were for.

And maybe you know, it might have been that Ms. Pollock was confused. And then again, she might have known exactly what she was doing. And she had a different set of “pills” —just passed away at the doorstep of her own little piece of heaven.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

ALZHEIMER'S STAGE 7

TWITTER

11:31 AM – 1 Feb 13

News Release header

Missing woman,
Kathleen Pollock, 87

Broadcast time: 03:04
Friday, February 1, 2013

33 Division
416-808-3300

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing woman.

Kathleen Pollock, 87, was reported missing on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 11 p.m., in the Don Mills Road/Lawrence Avenue East area.

She is described as white, 4’11”, 110 lbs., with reddish curly hair. She was last seen wearing a green winter coat with a hood.

Police are concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


Constable Tony Vella, Corporate Communications, for Detective Brian Martell, 33 Division

TWITTER

Toronto Police @TorontoPolice

0201 10:46 Missing Woman Loc, Kathleen Pollock, 87 http://is.gd/LkOfDJ

11:35 AM – 1 Feb 13

News Release header

Missing woman located,
Kathleen Pollock, 87

Broadcast time: 10:46
Friday, February 1, 201333 Division
416-808-3300The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance locating a missing woman.Kathleen Pollock, 87, was reported missing on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 11 p.m., in the Don Mills Road/Lawrence Avenue East area.See previous release.She was located on Friday, February 1, 2013, at 3:30 a.m.


Constable Tony Vella, Corporate Communications, for Detective Brian Martell, 33 Division

Flowers left for Kathleen Pollock, photographed at the Pollock Estate, 13 Pine Ridge Drive, Scarborough (February 3, 2013)

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