September 9th, 2011
It isn’t often that one cartoon can serve both as a prediction of MYTHissauga’s “Team Hazel” Ward 5 by-election strategy and carry the alternate title, “Why the Judicial Report won’t matter”
Yes. That’s it for today.
UPDATE Saturday September 10, 2011
Prediction of MYTHissauga’s “Team Hazel” Ward 5 by-election strategy
Last week when headlines announced the discovery of “two fossil skeletons of early humans appear to mark a halfway stage between primitive ‘ape-men’ and our direct ancestors”, I too discovered a missing MYTHissauga link.
It came in the form of a remarkable series of 64 photographs by “Andrew” called “Hazel’s Victory Night”.
speech on Monday night at Vic Johnston Community Centre in Streetsville.
Staff photo by Fred Loek
We can match the Mayor’s Gala “memory lane” as well as Starr’s on the Credit and both Mayor’s 90th Birthday Bashes, no surprise, some of the Mayor’s handler’s and hangers-on turn up time and time again. I refer to them as MYTHissauga Inc.
It was however, Andrew’s “Hazel Victory Night” photographs that provided the missing link in MYTHissauga Inc.
I think readers will agree that at such events, who sits at what table with who, and who gets photographed with who, telegraphs tons about the importance of a particular individual within a social hierarchy. For example in Photo 6, featuring a circle of people, it’s clear there’s an outside circle, and an inner circle with the Mayor as the most important person. Even someone who did not know who Hazel McCallion is can infer quite a lot about the social status of the people in this pic.
What follows is a summary of Andrew’s “Hazel Victory Night” pics that will serve as an introduction to the people who will be (and have been) pulling the strings behind-the-scenes in this Ward 5 by-election.
Of the Mayor’s several dozen campaign-team members, the herd is cut considerably when it’s time for champagne. I think who gets to pop the champagne is a signal of sorts, don’t you? As is who gets first, second, third pour. Don’t you?
The significance of this photo is that it reveals which of the several dozen MYTHissauga Inc faithful initially at this Vic Johnson Arena Victory party are rewarded with quaffs of champagne.
When you know that Rider was also at the “Friends of Hazel” Rally and none other than Don Cherry spoke on behalf of “Hazey” at that Rally, how many votes can Hockey and the Mississauga Sports Council pull in for McCallion each election?
Royal LePage’s Diane Kalenchuk helped organize the December 2, 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally and RE/MAX Realty’s Betty Merkley was acknowledged as the Rally organizer. Merkley spoke out against the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry both in front of Council on October 28, 2009 and at the December Rally, heading the speeches .
Actually if you add Peter McCallion to this mix, that’s another real estate agent that looks big around the Mayor.
When you’ve seen Crombie singing “Hot Child” in Rick Mercer’s “Welcome to Mississauga”, do the twist in the Starrs on the Credit 2008 video highlights, and beam beside the Mayor at both 90th Birthday Bashes, it’s tough to find an event where Barbie Doll Bonnie isn’t attached to the Mayor like a limpet.
See cartoon above for more details.
Photo 36: The Mayor’s “media”, Toronto Sun columnist Ted Woloshyn is happy and appears in several photographs. Read his views on the Inquiry and Mississauga and you’ll appreciate the truth behind Katie Mahoney’s “It’s not hard to support our Mayor, trust me”.
Along with Ted Woloshyn, you can add CFRB’s John Tory to The Mayor’s “media”. She can rely on both to “tell it like it is”. To get some idea of their importance in MYTHissauga Inc, both Woloshyn and Tory Emceed the Mayor’s 90th $350.00-a-ticket birthday bash.
To the print and radio, you can add the Mayor’s official TV Station, Rogers Cable 10 complete with her own TV station manager, Jake Dheer. Jake Dheer’s “She’s your Mayor, my Mayor, our Mayor” rah-rahs has seen him rewarded with citizen-of-the-year and now with MYTHissauga Inc’s endorsement as “Team Hazel”s second candidate in this Ward 5 by-election.
Have to laugh at the memory back in September 2010 of McCallion announcing to huge media fanfare that she’d be running for a 12th term. And how as always she won’t be campaigning. And that any money that people had intended to contribute be donated to charity instead.
Here what McCallion said on September 8, 2010 to what was for the most part, a lapdog media:
“And I’m not going to conduct a campaign. I am not going to raise money. I’m not going to have signs because I’ll tell you —anyone that wants to donate money to a Mayor’s campaign, I plead with you, to donate it to all the charitable organizations, whose under pressure second-to-none. The Food Bank. The Children’s Aid, the Salvation Army and all those that are struggling, struggling today to look after the people. The Poverty that’s in our city. The Unemployed that are in our city.
So how can I, as Mayor, waste money on signs and literature?”
Andrew’s 64 Hazel Victory Night confirm why the Mayor doesn’t have to campaign. Or raise campaign funds. She’s got Harold Shipp (Shipp Corporation). Victor Oh (Mississauga Chinese Business Association). Sheldon Leiba (Mississauga Board of Trade), Ted Woloshyn, John Tory, Jake Dheer (Rogers Cable 10 Mississauga) and just about every real estate agent you can shake a stick at.
Imagine the money.
And we haven’t even mentioned Michael Nobrega (OMERS Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System).
Imagine the votes.
Bonnie Crombie’s son Jonathan also helped with the Friends of Hazel Rally. Turns out retrospective analysis of videotape suggests he helped organize the keynote speakers that evening.
Note. while Victor Oh, honourary president of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association, didn’t speak against the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry at the December 2, 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally, Audrey Chiang, Chair of the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals and Businesses did. And what a stirring speech!
I guess having both Harold Shipp and Victor Oh speak out against the Judicial Inquiry would have been a tad over the top….
Anyway, feel free to wander through Andrew’s superb photo gallery of other Mississauga political events. Andrew’s photos answer a lot of questions. Especially when it comes to Police —and Safe City MYTHissauga….
So. The significance of Andrew’s “Hazel Victory Photos”?
- reveal the hierarchical infrastructure within “Team Hazel” (aka MYTHissauga Inc). Fact is, up until those photographs I was not aware of the power and influence that Victor Oh (Chinese Businesses) exerted in the scheme of things.
- strongly suggest that MYTHissauga Inc are fielding two candidates for Ward 5 —and that their preference is for Bonnie Crombie to win. (after all, the Faithful Crombie’s out of a job and Jake Dheer is far more important for now, being Hazel McCallion’s ROGERS Cable 10 Mississauga station manager).
- confirm a significant overlap of individuals (organizers, speakers) who attended the Friends of Hazel Rally that opposed the Judicial Inquiry.
- explain completely why Hazel McCallion doesn’t have to campaign, let alone display a single election sign.
- suggests that MYTHissauga Inc will field Ron Starr for Mayor in 2014 as Keeper of “Hazel’s” Torch.
Explains why I stated that the Mississauga Judicial Report won’t matter. I’ll go further. These photos explain why spending $100,000 a year on an integrity commissioner for the City of MYTHissauga is a complete waste of taxpayers’ money.
Hmmm. I see an omission in my cartoon. Oopsie! I forgot all the real estate agents!
So you think you know the Mississauga political scene? Name all the citizens-of-the-year in this cartoon. Hint. There are 4.