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National Post’s Megan O’Toole drops down the “L” word during Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report

October 6th, 2011  

I have to hand it to National Post’s Megan O’Toole. Unique among all members of the media she reached deep from within and flung down the “L” word right into the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Q&A session last Monday.

From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

Definition of LIE

1  : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive

2  : to create a false or misleading impression

: to bring about by telling lies

And with that, you’re ready for this video complete with transcript.

National Post’s Megan O’Toole drops down the “L” word during Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report (3:49 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]
[Caspian & Grafhic – Matrix Shit]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, October 5, 2011

It is Wednesday, October the 5th, 2011 —and this is what struck me about the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report, on Monday.

It was fascinating —to a point of —just incomprehensible for me. The degree to which Commission counsel avoided use of the word “lying”. And I have to credit the National Post’s Megan O’Toole. I think she was the one who first raised the “L” word —”Lied”.

Megan O’Toole, National Post, Mississauga Council Chambers, October 3, 2011

Megan O’Toole, National Post.

So if Peter McCallion essentially lied to the Inquiry about his involvement in the company is there any legal remedy that can now be pursued?

William McDowell, Commission Counsel, Mississauga Council Chambers, October 3, 2011

Well, I don’t want to characterize how he testified. I think it’s fair to point out that by the time Peter McCallion came to testify he acknowledged that he was a shareholder in WCD. So that in his testimony, in fact, what he said was true.

Now the fact that the Commissioner did not accept all of his evidence is a far cry from saying what you just said. So, I think we have to put that in its proper perspective.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, October 5, 2011

What is wrong with the use of the word, “Lie”?

“Lie”, my definition is to make an incorrect statement knowing that it is incorrect with the intent to deceive.

Mayor Hazel McCallion (Mississauga Audit Committee meeting, May 11, 2009)

I’m getting a little frustrated as Mayor as we set up policies and then they’re not  followed. And that’s what bothers me.

Anyway.

So now we’re going to set up one up. Fine.

Someone:

Yeah.

Mayor Hazel McCallion  Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009

If we set one up, it better be followed. That is the key. No use setting it up if it’s not going to be followed. You know, I don’t know why there’s such a disregard  for policy.


Mayor Hazel McCallion  Mississauga Judicial Inquiry, September 20, 2010 Testimony

—and they follow the policies very, very, very diligently.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, October 5, 2011

Lie.

And I tell you, I’m an expert on Lies because I’ve been listening to lies since —2005. That’s what now? Six years?

Six years worth of lies!


Mayor Hazel McCallion Enersource Public “Information” ROGERS Cable 10 TV telecast, Mississauga Council Chambers

—I think the purpose of the public meeting was to give as much information as possible to the citizens.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, October 5, 2011

That’s what we have here. Why not come out and say it?!

And I think when you finally come out and say, “Yes. We have deceived the public. Yes, we’ve lied. And we’ve lied right —looking you in the face and smiling.

It’s only when these people admit to that —that you’re actually going to have the hope of an ethical infrastructure that the public can take some comfort in.

But right now?…

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

Could you put the Mission Statement on again?

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”?

Deputant  Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

Our, uh, do you want to speak to that, Janice?

City Manager Janice Baker Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

Um, 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.

City Manager Janice Baker  Respectful Workplace Policy: Mississauga Council meeting, May 23, 2007

Our Values are universal.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,
The (I’m soooooooooooooo Sick of the Lies!) Mississauga Muse

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
—Winston Churchill.

MISSISSAUGA'S BOGUS "TRUST, QUALITY, EXCELLENCE" SLOGAN

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