Video: Hazel McCallion’s swanky $350.00 per ticket 90th Birthday Bash sees Sheridan Campus named after her

February 14th, 2011  

There’s been quite the controversy about Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party”. First there was a leaked email and then the public howl about Mississauga Councillors receiving $700 per couple tickets courtesy of the taxpayer.

Then there was Councillor Ron Starr insisting that McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party was “not a party” but a fund-raiser for Sheridan College.

All that Mayor’s gala-fuss happened in January —which was fine with me because I’d already bought my $350.00 to McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party” on December 15th!

I know. $350.00 is a lot to shell out for one evening. But I was certain I’d find what I was looking for there. As regular readers know I’ve been researching the roots of youth violence since March 2007 by documenting the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network and Safe City Mississauga. I was right —I found it. Zero doubt. The Roots of Youth Violence under one convenient glitzy, swanky roof!

And Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party” was even more than what I expected it to be! If Corruption were a physical force with Mass/Weight, there was enough Corruption at the Derry Road Mississauga Convention Centre to create a substantial black hole.

Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party” drove MYTHissauga to new depths. So much so that I really don’t have to research anymore.

And I have much of the Party on video! I really had no intention of photographing/videotaping but was told that there was a place at the back of the room for media. Well! Imagine my DELIGHT! I spent most of the evening at the back of the room with the media and ran two cameras dry!

Enough! I produced the first in a series of Hazel-McCallion’s-90th-Birthday-Party-that’s-”not-a-party” videos.

So here’s the video complete with transcript.

Hazel McCallion’s swanky $350.00 per ticket 90th Birthday Bash sees Sheridan Campus named after her! (3:04 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

Elizabeth McIntyre, Mayor Hazel McCallion’s lawyer (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010)

Okay. So with respect to the Hotel Conference Centre next to the — next to the Living Arts Centre, aside from the WCD project, which we’re just about to get into, were there any other projects, developers who came forward with a proposal to complete this development?

Mayor Hazel McCallion’s lawyer (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010)

No, it was the only one that — the only one that had purchased the land, or was purchasing the land, or purchased the land, to proceed with my vision, and this council’s vision, and the staff’s vision of the — of finally attaining a hotel next to the Living Arts Centre —

[DIP TO WHITE]
Music: Don’t Crash the Ambulance (Mark Knopfler)

Mayor Hazel McCallion’s lawyer (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010)

—my vision, and this council’s vision, and the staff’s vision of the — of finally attaining a hotel next to the Living Arts Centre –

Mayor Hazel McCallion’s lawyer (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010)

—my vision, and this council’s vision, and the staff’s vision of the — of finally attaining a hotel next to the Living Arts Centre –

Mayor Hazel McCallion’s lawyer (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010)

—my vision, and this council’s vision, and the staff’s vision of the — of finally attaining a hotel next to the Living Arts Centre –

Sheridan College President Dr. Jeff Zabudsky (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Hazel McCallion Campus!

[949 out of 950 guests. Applause, cheers]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH  (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Oh my Gawd!

Oh my Gawd!

Oh my—

Mayor Hazel McCallion’s lawyer (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010)

—my vision, and this council’s vision, and the staff’s vision of the — of finally attaining a hotel next to the Living Arts Centre –

Brian Gover, McCallion’s lawyer (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010)

And to be clear about this, at the time — and now we’re speaking of times; we’re speaking of August 24th, September 11th, and September 15th. Did you believe you were a principal of WCD on any of those occasions?

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010)

No, I did not.

Brian Gover, McCallion’s lawyer (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010)

How would you have described yourself at the time, in terms of your relationship with World Class Developments?

Peter McCallion (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2011)

At the time, I was basically acting as real estate agent and the promoter of the development, visionary.

Mayor Hazel McCallion’s lawyer (Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010)

—my vision, and this council’s vision, and the staff’s vision of the — of finally attaining a hotel next to the Living Arts Centre –

[DIP TO WHITE]

Mayor Hazel McCallion (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Well, it’s been a great evening, I can assure you.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH  (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Unbelievable.

Mayor Hazel McCallion (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

You know, I had a vision—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH  (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Here it comes.

Mayor Hazel McCallion (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

—an objective to get Sheridan College back to Mississauga.

[DIP TO BLACK. LOGO]
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Last, I wasn’t just videotaping on Saturday evening. I kept busy Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party”.

I’ve cut-and-pasted all Tweets here for the record —with typos cleaned up and the F-word toned down with asterisks.

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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party “that is not a party”! Funny who’ll they let in for 350 BUCKS!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash “that isn’t a party” ! Was just offered wine (red) and drank some. Needs sugar!
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Tweeting Live from Hazel McCallion’s Birthday Party that “isn’t a party”. As expected Fran Rider (big cheesette in Women’s Hockey) now here.
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th birthday party “that isn’t a party”. Declined offer of Lobster caviar hor’doerve (sp?)
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party. Lotta rich white types with the only Diversity being rich non-whites…
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party. ACCCCK! Just saw the Head-Dude of the Mississauga Board of Trade!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party that “isn’t a party”. City Manager Janice Baker doth arrived…
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th birthday party that’s “not a party”. Dave O’Brien not yet here. Maybe didn’t remember to come…
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’ 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party”. *WOW*! I wish I had boobs like that!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party”. EU-REEEEK-A!!!! Michael Nobrega just showed up!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash! OMERS CEO Michael Nobrega here and just recognized another ENERSOURCE Director!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. Only had four sips of this glass of wine…. (where’s the Baby Duck?!)
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. There’s a media area! So I now feel I’m wid my bruddahs!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. McCallion getting standing ovation. I was the only one to remain seated!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. Louroz Mercader just showed up! And THAT raises a question…
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party. Ted Woloshyn is EmCee. On bright side I like John Tory.
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party. Confirming Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell here. Also *PTUI* Mike Harris!
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Katie Mahoney’s husband Steve Mahoney here in a skir….kilt!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash! Councillors you’d expect to be here are. Tovey, Fonseca, Starr -Hazel’s Own.
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s Birthday Bash. Harold $$$Shipp$$$ four tables away from me. Like being at the Inquiry –with WINE!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. Want to yell’ “ANYONE HERE FROM MALTON???!!!”
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. If Corruption had Mass/weight, there’d be a HUUUGE black hole here in MYTHissauga!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. Shrimp, filet mignon, asparagus and wine, wine, wine Too bad I don’t really drink!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash! Hmmmmm… I wonder what table Tony DeCicco is at!….
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. Nobrega just gave me a long look. Likely not a person of interest to him tho.
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. Believe this. Judging from conversations, NO ONE’s giving single thought to Poor!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. Haven’t seen David “I can’t recall” O’Brien. Or Peter McCallion!
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Tweeting from Hazel McCallion’s 90t Birthday Bash. F*** ME! They just named campus after the woman who flogged convention centre!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. What youth wrote in email confirmed. “System is corrupt. No way to fix it!”
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. Orwellian remaking of History this eve. Like Inquiry NEVER happened.
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party. Best 350-bucks I ever spent! I’ve confirmed the Roots of Youth Violence!
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Still Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. What I witnessed tonight CONFIRMS Hazel McCallion is Above the Law.
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s 90th bash. Sheridan rep just talked to me. Told her it’s absolute perversion to name campus after McC!
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Tweeting LIVE from Hazel McCallion’s birthday bash. Orwell was right. She Who Controls the past and present guarantees Herstory!

There’s only one image to end all this….

MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL (AMO, OMERS, MYTHissauga Inc) ---morally beyond redemption

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

–email from youth (age 19)

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