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City of Mississauga Security scuttles Hazel McCallion’s reputation for “running a tight ship” [Freedom of Information]

February 15th, 2014  

Yesterday was February 14, 2014, Hazel McCallion’s 93rd birthday. As expected the Mississauga News is full-flow-gushing this annual event.

Today we’re going back in the day, February 14, 2007 when Rogers Cable 10 telecast a fascinating and so ironic Mississauga Council debate. The Mayor and Councillors were falling all over themselves because of an error made by City Staff in a by-law that potentially caused “hardship” to people. As we know, in Mississauga, “hardship” means Money Matters.

But we challenge you to view this video through a different lens. Imagine if back on February 14, 2007 Mississauga Council took our complaints about City of Mississauga Corporate Security as seriously as Money Matters. Imagine then, instead, that they were talking about “expeditiously” dealing with the lies and denies of their own Security operation. Seven years ago… What a difference that would have made!

So here’s our Mississauga Council Valentine’s Day 2007 dedicated to ALL those at the City who not only did Nothing, but actively engaged in fabrication and cover up. (Complete with video transcript.)

Dedicated to City of Mississauga Corporate Security bosses Ken Owen, Jamie Hillis, Cathie Evans and Joe Cairney.

City of Mississauga Security scuttles Hazel McCallion’s reputation for “running a tight ship”

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

My advice to Staff, and I’m going to give some advice –that reports need to be more complete.  And I think we should be aware of discussions that take place on a very important change in the by-law.

It’s not just changing a simple policy, folks. It’s changing a by-law.

Yes. We made a mistake. And obviously we all admit we didn’t do our homework. On it. So I think we should learn from our experiences.

[Dip to White]

Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services, February 14, 2007

Madam Mayor? Madam Mayor, if I might as well request if there are any individual situations where there is hardship, that they be brought to my attention—

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

Very good.

Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services, February 14, 2007

—and I will address them.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

You will.

Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services, February 14, 2007

Ah, secondly, we w-I would appreciate really an opportunity to talk to Staff before we commit to a timeline. But then we will certainly expedite it at your request.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

Thank you.

[Dip to White]

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

There’s nothing underhanded about this.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

No.

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

This is simply—

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

I didn’t say that.

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

—something that in my view we did not look at carefully. And people are being hit.

It’s important as Councillor Carlson says, is to do the right thing as quickly as possible. So I ask—

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

And we will do the right thing.

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

—and I would ask, I would ask that there would not be a delay in this. That this would come forward as quickly as possible.

[Dip to White]

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

We will deal with it expeditiously. And we will make sure that nobody is harmed by it. That, Paul Mitcham, the Commissioner, has assured us. And we will have it back as —uh.

It’s unfortunate it got by us. And we apologize for it. There is nothing underhanded about it. But I really believe that the Council has made the right decision by deferring it for more debate, more understanding.

I think it’s important that the eleven members around this Council understand the implications of any actions we take. And so that is extremely important.

Councillor Parrish….

[Dip to White}

City of Mississauga Corporate Security database scrolls. Sorted by Ethnicity. Asian. Black. Caucasion [sic]
Audio: Hazel McCallion’s February 14, 2007 advice to staff repeated.

“My advice to Staff, and I’m going to give some advice –that reports need to be more complete.”

“Yes. We made a mistake. And obviously we all admit we didn’t do our homework. On it.”

“We will deal with it expeditiously. And we will make sure that nobody is harmed by it.”

“I think it’s important that the eleven members around this Council understand the implications of any actions we take. And so that is extremely important.”

[Fade to Black. Dip to Black. MISSISSAUGAWATCH logo]

Too bad the Mississauga Mayor and Council weren’t this “expeditious” about dealing with their Security force. Freedom of Information confirms there was something “underhanded” about City of Mississauga Corporate Security’s Ken Owen, Jamie Hillis, Cathie Evans, Joe Cairney etc etc.

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Signed,

It is what it is. And telling it like it is.
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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