Hazel McCallion on the Federal election 2011, “if a dog had run, they would have won.”

May 6th, 2011  

Today’s blog is meant to supplement National Post’s Megan O’Toole’s “Quote of the day: Hazel McCallion”

Hazel McCallion on the Federal election 2011, “if a dog had run, they would have won.” (1:33 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

Mayor Hazel McCallion (Mississauga General Committee meeting, May 4, 2011)

So I hope that I, as Mayor, I’ve done what you-folks would have wanted me to do to congratulate all the new one —newly elected Conservative candidates in Mississauga.

At the same time, I want to express to those who lost that have been very dedicated members of the City of Mississauga. And I think of Peter Fonseca and Bonnie Crombie and Paul Szabo that have been very much a part of the City of Mississauga —made a major contribution to this city in so many ways. And I think we’ve lost some good community people which I think is unfortunate.

But when a thing crosses Canada like it did, I think there are some good people —and Bains, a very distinguished Sikh, a member of the Sikh community and has made, was considered maybe a leader of the Liberal Party down the road as maybe [sic] the first Sikh.

I think it’s unfortunate but at the same time that’s the way Federal and Provincial politics go.

I recall when Trudeaumania hit this country, I remember an article in the paper (I wish I had kept it), that they said that if a dog had run, they would have won.

So, when that hits. a lot of good people go down, which is unfortunate.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper gives video greetings at Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday $350.00-a-ticket Party.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper gives video greetings at Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00-a-ticket Party (February 12, 2011).

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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