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Hazel McCallion’s lawyer, “Trade Mission to Brazil…has been in the works since last fall”. TWITTER suggests otherwise!

August 17th, 2011  

“in the works since last fall”?

TWITTER. Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance’s July 22nd Tweet.

Great Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA) tweets Brazil "mission" early bird special ends July 29th on July 22, 2011.

Regarding Mayor Hazel McCallion’s Brazil “Mission” delaying the Inquiry Report until after the Ward 5 By-Election…

What Traditional Media won’t tell you. Observe.

TIMELINE.

May 11, 2011 – 5:39 PM (Mississauga News)

Council votes for by-election

Chris Clay

Ward 5 residents will vote for their next representative after City Council passed a motion today calling for a by-election to replace departing councillor Eve Adams.

Jun 28, 2011 – 4:08 PM (Mississauga News)

Inquiry report after Labour Day

Louie Rosella

The much-anticipated final report from the Mississauga judicial inquiry, already delayed several times, will be released sometime after Labour Day.

Jun 29, 2011 – 2:32 PM

By-election set for September

by Chris Clay

Ward 5 residents will go to the polls on Sept. 19 to fill the City Council seat left vacant when former councillor Eve Adams jumped ship to Ottawa.

Jun 30, 2011 www.brampton.ca Business Headlines & BramFacts 

GTMA Plans Business Mission to Brazil – Brampton Companies Invited to Particpate [sic]

Thursday, Jun 30 2011, 09:00

The Brazilian market has been identified as an important future market for Canadian companies seeking trade opportunities and is emerging as a key source of new foreign direct investment for Canada. Specifically the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo which is known as the financial and economic centre of Brazil, with a total population of 19.9 million.

The City of Brampton participated in an exploratory mission to Brazil with the GTMA in November 2010. The mission was focused around meetings with companies and organizations to assess the investment and trade potential in Brazil as well as companies interested in FDI in the GTA.. The mission established a level of awareness about a fast growing economy that will be a market of opportunity for Brampton companies. In addition, through participation with the GTMA, the mission helped to establish Brampton’s prominence as a location of choice.

The Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA) is in the planning stages of a return mission to Brazil. The program will run for 5 days from September 12th – 16th and will focus on the Futurecom Conference which will take place in Sao Paulo. A portion of the itinerary will involve pre-qualified meeting in Sao Paulo then traveling to Curatiba for additional meetings and briefings with industry organizations and associations. The itinerary is relatively flexible and can be tailored to the needs of the delegates. For more information please see the attached itinerary.

Jul 22, 2011 TWITTER. Greater Toronto Martketing Alliance announces Business “Mission” to Brazil.

GTMA gtmatoronto GTMAJoin the GTMA on a GTA Business Mission to Brazil! Inquire about the early bird special by July 29th > http://t.co/0dBRiNG22 Jul

City of Brampton’s pdf file on this trip conveniently deletes the following from the original flyer.

 Brazil 2011 –
“Digital Media, ICT & Clean Tech”
Mission to Brazil to coincide with FutureCom
September 10th – 16th, 2011

Aug 16, 2011 – 2:32 PM (Mississauga News)

Inquiry report delayed

Louie Rosella

The much-anticipated release of the Mississauga judicial inquiry report has been pushed back once again because Mayor Hazel McCallion will be out of the country next month.

Commission counsel William McDowell told The News today that the mayor will be leading a trade mission to Brazil from Sept. 9-18.

“We have agreed with her counsel that we will not release the report until she returns,” McDowell said, adding the report won’t be made public until after Sept. 19, the day of the Ward 5 by-election.

McCallion’s trip is part of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance Trade Mission to Brazil, which has been in the works since last fall, said the mayor’s lawyer, Liz McIntyre.

Wed Aug 17 2011 (Toronto Star)

Mississauga inquiry report delayed

San Grewal Urban Affairs Reporter

The Mississauga judicial inquiry report expected after Labour Day will be delayed because of a trade trip to Brazil scheduled by Mayor Hazel McCallion and the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance.

The report on the probe of allegations that the mayor used undue influence to promote a land deal involving her son’s company was expected before the Sept. 19 byelection in Ward 5 that could tip the balance of council against McCallion.

It was thought the report might influence voters choosing between McCallion supporters and former councillor Carolyn Parrish, a longtime rival, who are running for the seat vacated by new MP Eve Adams. It will now be released after McCallion’s return on Sept. 18.

 At least San Grewal gets it!

Next, tweets from MISSISSAUGAWATCH Twitter.

Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAMUSEMississauga MuseHazel McCallion ****s off to Brazil ensuring the Judicial Inquiry Report won’t come out til AFTER Ward 5 By-election. http://t.co/PsxYLG523 hours ago
Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAMUSEMississauga MuseHazel McCallion’s gift to her candidates Bonnie Crombie/Jake Dheer. DELAYS Inquiry Report til AFTER Ward 5 By-Election! http://t.co/7BMZ0Cx23 hours ago
Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAMUSEMississauga MuseHazel McCallion’s lawyer said Brazil trip in works since Fall. So why did GTMA Twitter first announce early bird by July 29th on July 22nd?!7 hours ago
Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAMUSEMississauga MuseGTMA Twitter first tweets “Join the GTMA on a GTA Business Mission to Brazil! Inquire about the early bird special by July 29th” on July 22!7 hours ago
Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAMUSEMississauga MuseI favorited Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance’s July 22 tweet announcing Brazil “Mission” Hazel McCallion’s lawyer said in works since fall6 hours ago
Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAMUSEMississauga MuseCity of Brampton’s GTMA “Brazil Mission” pdf file judiciously-edited. Deletes part about “Mission to Brazil to coincide with FutureCom”.6 hours ago
Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAMUSEMississauga MuseTimeline. Jun 28, 2011 Mississauga News “Inquiry report after Labour Day” July 22 Tweet “Join the GTMA on a GTA Business Mission to Brazil!”5 hours ago
Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAMUSEMississauga MuseGreater Toronto Marketing Alliance Stategic Plan photo reveals Hazel McCallion member of GTMA that planned Brazil trip! http://t.co/aWyTawR5 hours ago
Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAMUSEMississauga MuseInquiry folks should suggest delaying Mississauga by-election date. Vote can’t be that important for McCallion to f*** off to Brazil, right?5 hours ago
Mississauga Muse MISSISSAUGAMUSEMississauga MuseHazel McCallion’s lawyer, “Trade Mission to Brazil…has been in the works since last fall”. TWITTER suggests otherwise! tinyurl.com/3bov28e5 hours ago

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Preliminary investigation of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance dredged up this June 16, 2008 Toronto Star article.

Fractured GTA a tough sell

John Spears CITY HALL BUREAU

When the GTMA was born in 1997, then Toronto mayor Mel Lastman and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion clashed. Lastman said he wanted a Toronto agency. McCallion blasted a GTMA pamphlet that used the naked word “Toronto” without acknowledging the surrounding area.

That tension lingers, insiders say. Some Toronto bureaucrats came to view the alliance as an agent of the suburban municipalities, dominated by Mississauga….

the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance’s “NEW & REVITALIZED CORPORATE STRATEGIC PLAN 2007-2010” at york.ca.

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