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HAZEL MCCALLION HOARDS EMAIL STASH ON COUNCILLORS –yet FEW DOCUMENTS FOR JUDICIAL INQUIRY? (video)

March 8th, 2010  

Yes, Hazel McCallion apparently hoards an impressive stash of emails on her Councillors but looks to be falling “surprisingly” short providing documents to the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. (Who’d have thunk it?)

So. Time for a video duet of sorts —our first Barber/Bennett production.

A BIG BROTHER spoof that weaves Donald Barber’s video of the March 4, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry proceedings with MISSISSAUGAWATCH video of the February 3, 2010 Mississauga General Committee meeting showing Mayor Hazel McCallion at her Big Sister best as she talks about BIG BROTHER surveillance.

And, of course, the video transcript.

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Video: HAZEL MCCALLION’S HOARDS EMAIL STASH ON COUNCILLORS –yet FEW DOCUMENTS FOR JUDICIAL INQUIRY? (2:28 min)

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

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (February 3, 2010 General Committee):

In my opinion, you don’t have to worry about monitoring if you’re doing the right thing. If the Staff of the City is following the Policy, the policies of the City, then they shouldn’t have to worry about it.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH comments into camera (February 3, 2010 General Committee):

That’s riiiiight…

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (February 3, 2010 General Committee):

And that applies to Council as well. If we’re using the equipment as we should then we won’t have to worry.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (February 3, 2010 General Committee):

I have a pile of emails —written stuff, that would make your hair curl. Emails between Councillors etc.

WILLIAM MCDOWELL, INQUIRY COUNSEL (March 4, 2010 Judicial Inquiry):

There has been an issue which has arisen concerning the practice followed by the Mayor’s office in the retention of documents.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (February 3, 2010 General Committee):

I have a pile of emails —written stuff, that would make your hair curl. Emails between Councillors etc.

WILLIAM MCDOWELL, INQUIRY COUNSEL (March 4, 2010 Judicial Inquiry):

—we have a concern in that we received correspondence on the 26th of February which indicated that, in a number of areas, the Mayor really doesn’t retain documents.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (February 3, 2010 General Committee):

I just want to comment. I’d assume, Councillor Parrish, you have a copy of the emails that you’ve sent to me.

Oh.

I just want to ask you, have you kept a copy of the emails that you’ve sent to me? No?

Well, I have copies of them.

WILLIAM MCDOWELL, INQUIRY COUNSEL (March 4, 2010 Judicial Inquiry):

—that with respect to electronic correspondence, letters FAX and emails,

“Once emails are printed off they are deleted from the system. They aren’t archived. The Mayor doesn’t use email. All email sent to the Mayor’s email account are opened and read by the Mayor’s executive assistant and are given to the Mayor either directly or through daily mail log. The Mayor’s office does not keep electronic copies of any emails or responses.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (February 3, 2010 General Committee):

I have a pile of emails —written stuff, that would make your hair curl. Emails between Councillors etc.

WILLIAM MCDOWELL, INQUIRY COUNSEL (March 4, 2010 Judicial Inquiry):

Hard copies of general mail items are kept for a couple of years in storage and then destroyed.

So, I am not immediately critical of that but what I do say is that it’s a little bit surprising to us as Commissioner Counsel and that we are proposing to have some evidence on that issue.

CROSSFADE/LOGO

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,

The (plot sickens) Mississauga Muse

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