Hazel McCallion and “mega-builder” Harold Shipp strut their stuff at the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry!
September 22nd, 2010
It was one remarkable week at the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion testifying yessirholyjumpin’.
Regular readers will know that the focus of MISSISSAUGAWATCH is to document the chronic (and callous) disregard of policies, procedures, guidelines, by-laws and even provincial legislation by City of Mississauga Staff. This isn’t idle allegation, but an evidence-based conclusion based of over $2,000 worth of Freedom of Information and audio/videotape that goes back all the way to 2004 —actually, even earlier.
So imagine my disgust when Hazel McCallion testified under that oath that her City Staff are:
And Commission Counsel have video submissions by me confirming flagrant violation to policies. Indeed isn’t that what the entire Inquiry has revealed?
I repeat. The City of Mississauga is morally beyond redemption. Or—in the words of a youth who emailed me—the System is “CORRUPT there is no way to fix it.” And now this City of MYTHissauga is poised to hire their own integrity commissioner to ratch up The Pretend another notch!
So that’s been my week and I hope yours was better.
On to the videos.
The first features Hazel McCallion arriving, departing, avoiding answering pithy media questions on September 20, 2010 in and around the Burnthamthorpe Courthouse.
The second video gives the viewer an idea of what happened September 20, 2010—the Mayor coming, going, coming out of a pre-trial meeting with her lawyers, you know, the usual. Should you watch to the end, you get a special treat.
The last video, Harold Shipp demonstrates support of public transit at Hazel McCallion’s testimony is just a reminder to citizens that Harold Shipp owns Mississauga. With this video, we also provide a transcript.
Video: HAZEL MCCALLION Mississauga Judicial September 20, 2010 arriving, leaving etc (6:57 min)
Video: HAZEL MCCALLION Mississauga Judicial September 21, 2010 arriving, leaving etc (7:27 min)
Video: Harold Shipp demonstrates support of public transit at Hazel McCallion’s testimony (1:14 min)
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]
“Mega-builder” HAROLD SHIPP, threatening any Mississauga Councillors who’d vote for the Judicial Inquiry (October 28, 2009):
If I were sitting there among you, Ladies and Gentlemen, who serve on our Council today, I would be wondering what my position would be one year from now when an election is held and how many of you might have a chance for re-election —IF you proceed with the action you are contemplating now.
MISSISSAUGAWATCH as she watched “Mega-builder” HAROLD SHIPP, drive away after attending Hazel McCallion’s testimony at the Judicial Inquiry (September 21, 2010):
We now record Harold Shipp’s commitment to public transit.
(closeup) Yeah, this is a Mississauga Transit articulated bus here.
Yeah, developers do really really really well in this fine city. There he goes…
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS
[Music: “Make a Move” courtesy Probangers.com]
No matter where you are in Ontario, MISSISSAUGAWATCH urges you to ask your municipal candidates:
Are you prepared, as part of your platform, to demand change in Provincial legislation and extend the investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman to include Municipalities (MUSH sector)?