Justice Cunningham: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” –in its unethical environment…
October 6th, 2011
What follows is a two-part video of Justice Douglas Cunningham as he reported on his findings in the Judicial Inquiry report, “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” on October 3, 2011.
Justice Cunningham: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” Part 1 (15:32 min)
Justice Cunningham: Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report “Updating Ethical Infrastructure” Part 2 (8:59 min)
Last, this is a video record of the letter I sent to the city clerk’s office for inclusion in the next Council meeting minutes. The transcript varies only slightly from the script in our last blog, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report won’t change Hazel McCallion’s “Her Town Her Rules”. As for the Inquiry’s recommendations authentically implemented?…
Nonetheless the video includes footage from Council meetings that support why I say that it is absurd to trust McCallion and her MYTHissauga Inc puppet-councillors to do anything authentic with Justice Cunningham’s recommendations.
Hazel McCallion and her councillors will pervert Judicial Inquiry recommendations (6:53 min)
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MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting outside Burnhamthorpe Court House October 3, 2011
It is Monday, October the 3rd, 2011 —post Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report release and I just want to read a statement that I made yesterday. And I just want to put it into the video record.
So I begin:
Given all the hype in the papers right now about the release of the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report tomorrow, you would be forgiven if you believed that its contents actually mattered.
In the Mississauga News article, “Report could be a game changer”, don’t believe “game changer” for a second.
Remember. We are dealing with a Commission that actually allowed Hazel McCallion to delay the release of this “After Labour Day” report until the Mayor had successfully installed yet another puppet-councillor into the Ward 5 Council chair.
There are those who argue that the Mayor didn’t just flee to Brazil to delay the report —the line that the Mayor’s lawyer is warbling.
In the Mississauga News article, “Inquiry report delayed”, reporter Louie Rosella informs us that:
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.
“Last fall” is fall 2010. Yet neither McCallion or McIntyre respected Inquiry commissioner Douglas Cunningham and his commission counsel enough to inform them of this trip until mid-August.
Then there’s this pathetic statement in the Mississauga News, once again courtesy of the Mayor’s lawyer, who said that her client is looking forward to Monday’s report.
“We expect (the recommendations) will provide useful guidance to municipal officials across the province,” she said. “We hope that the Commissioner takes a fair and balanced approach, carefully considers the evidence that was presented, and makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time.”
“makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time.”
Shameless. Absolutely shameless.
It’s not just possible to scrape lower into the bottom of the barrel than Liz McIntyre’s “makes findings based on the standards for elected officials.”
Reminder. This isn’t just some “elected official”. This is the iconic Hazel “Best Mayor in the World” McCallion whose quote, “Best City in Canada” loves to remind all other municipalities that Mississauga quote, “leads Canada in management.”
Hazel McCallion and her MYTHissauga Inc routinely trumpet a Lot of Bests. Until of course events threaten to hold them accountable for Best. Then these cowardly hypocrites wilt-and-hide behind “makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time.”
As for the Mayor’s lawyer’s use of the weasel phrase “were reasonable and knowable at the time” (no offense to weasels) here’s another reminder. This is the Mayor who goes on forever about how “we are the Best”
“Let’s keep Mississauga right up there. At the top. We are The Best. No question about it. And we just have to convince others that we’re The Best. I know the citizens know we’re the best but it’s important to convince those outside Mississauga that we are The Best.”
and “we must set an example”,
not to mention the City of Mississauga mantra “Trust Quality Excellence”.
In their August 2011 commentary, “Hazel’s Revenge!”, Mississauga News reporters had this to say about Mayor Hazel McCallion:
Politics is a dirty game and when you’ve been in the business for 50 years you pick up a few tricks along the way.
Tomorrow will reveal whether McCallion’s latest “makes findings based on the standards for elected officials that were reasonable and knowable at the time” trick worked: Will Justice Cunningham judge McCallion’s conduct as just an “elected official” or as Canada’s most influential Mayor who’s had over three decades of practice pretending to get it right?
As for the Inquiry’s recommendations regarding municipal governance in this province? Read the Globe and Mail article, “McGuinty courts McCallion in battle for Ontario’s suburbs”. McGuinty knows only too well that the “fabulous” Hazel McCallion isn’t one for rules let alone optics. McGuinty also knows that not only is Mississauga “Her Town Her Rules” but it’s also Hazel McCallion’s Province.
Inquiry’s recommendations authentically implemented?…
Turning camera off.
[Video ends with footage of Mississauga Council May 23, 2007. Hazel McCallion addresses her Communications Department]
Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council May 23, 2007
There’s been great improvement in our public relations. I can see a major advancement in the many pamphlets that you produce, etc. But also communication with the Press, etc. It’s so important.
We don’t get in the Press too often and I hope we don’t get in negatively. But you’ve made every effort to try to —I noticed that the Toronto Star is coming out with a new GTA page. I don’t know if you’ve been in touch with them to find out what it’s all about.
But I hope that we will have a prominent positive item in that Toronto page because it does go across the GTA.
And I think of all the wonderful things that we’re doing in Mississauga. It’s hard to get the publicity —they love bad publicity, the papers. They don’t like good publicity, unfortunately.
But I know you’re working hard to promote all the wonderful things we’re doing in Mississauga for the good of the citizens.
I want you-folks to know that you don’t get an 87 percent response from the citizens that they’re happy with what we’re doing if you-folks weren’t doing a good job. The Staff of the City.
So, congratulations to all of you. Keep up the good work.
Let’s keep Mississauga right up there. At the top. We are The Best. No question about it. And we just have to convince others that we’re The Best. I know the citizens know we’re the best but it’s important to convince those outside Mississauga that we are The Best.
Thank you very much for your contribution.”
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