Hazel McCallion to SMART GROWTH: Don’t call it “Density”, call it “Compact Development”.

March 24th, 2011  

Comes a time when you just let the politicians say it all. And few people say it all like Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.

So. Once again, the video complete with transcript.

Hazel McCallion to SMART GROWTH: Don’t call it “Density”, call it “Compact Development”. (1:41 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

Mayor Hazel McCallion (Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007)

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”?

[DIP TO WHITE]

City Manager Janice Baker (Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007)

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.

[CLOCKWIPE]

Mayor Hazel McCallion (speaking to Canadian Urban Institute on their presentation, Mississauga General Committee meeting, March 23, 2011)

First of all I want to congratulate you on referring to Density as “Compact Development”. Because when the citizens hear about Density, it’s opposition immediately.

So, when I was Chairman of the Smart Growth panel, I tried to get that in —”Compact Development”. Don’t talk about “Density”, talk about “Compact” —so you got it in your report and we appreciate that.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (whispering into video camera, Mississauga General Committee meeting, March 23, 2011)

Yeah, deceive the public. We’re good at that, aren’t we?

Mayor Hazel McCallion (speaking to Canadian Urban Institute on their presentation, Mississauga General Committee meeting, March 23, 2011)

Secondly, I think at first that we must set an example—

[DIP TO WHITE]

[Music:“Don’t Crash the Ambulance” by Mark Knopfler]
[VISUAL: cartoon of cemetery with the words “COMPACT DEVELOPMENT]

AUDIO ONLY Mayor Hazel McCallion (speaking to Canadian Urban Institute on their presentation, Mississauga General Committee meeting, March 23, 2011)

First of all I want to congratulate you on referring to Density as “Compact Development”. Because when the citizens hear about Density, it’s opposition immediately.

So, when I was Chairman of the Smart Growth panel, I tried to get that in —”Compact Development”.

[LOGO]

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

“I didn’t know, I was not aware, not that I am a judge of character, that Hazel McCallion was the chairperson of the house of benevolence. I was all wrong, because she was in my office — I had four ministries with the previous administration, and she was in my office constantly making some presentation. In fact I once referred to the distinguished mayor as being so honestly dishonest.”

—Gilles Pouliot (Lake Nipigon / Lac-Nipigon ND)
Comptes rendus: Comité permanent des règlements et des projets de loi d’intérêt privé – 22 novembre 1995 – Bill Pr13, City of Nepean Act, 1995


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