MISSISSAUGA ‘S GREAT QUOTES: Councillor Nando Iannicca. “One of the great blessings that we have in municipal governance is…”

April 1st, 2010  

Tom Urbaniak, author of the book, Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga (Paperback) sure has some excellent Hazel McCallion quotes.

Yesterday’s Blog highlighted the Hazel McCallion quote, “What happens if nothing happens?” —an elegant question that actually summarizes what I’ve been documenting in my four years of research into Mississauga/Peel municipal governance.

“What happens if nothing happens?” indeed!

Today’s Blog also features video of a drive-along Councillor Nando Iannicca’s Hurontario/Dundas area of Ward 7.

In this video we also share the most important thing that Councillor Iannicca ever uttered in the four years that I’ve been observing him.

“One of the great blessings that we have in municipal
governance is the fact that few people vote.”

–Mississauga Councillor, Nando Iannicca   December 13, 2006

So, here’s the video, followed by the transcript.

Video: MISSISSAUGA ‘S GREAT QUOTES: Councillor Nando Iannicca. “One of the great blessings…” (2:09 min)

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

MISSISSAUGA ‘S GREAT QUOTES: Councillor Nando Iannicca. “One of the great blessings…” (2:09 min)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (driving around Hurontario/Dundas Ward 7, March 30, 2010):

Between Iannicca and McCallion —their two comments were the focus of my research in that they helped me see how I was going to research and document the Corporation of the City of Mississauga.

Hazel McCallion’s “What happens if nothing happens?”, well you record it anyway! That’s the point about research, is that you can record something happening. But you can also record nothing happening.

[DIP TO WHITE]

With Councillor Iannicca, it’s very obvious. It is what he said on [sic] December 12, [sic] 2006 Council meeting —it may have been the 13th.

When he said that one of the great blessings of municipal governance is that [sic] few people vote. And then he said I wish more people did, but the fact is that those who show up at a voting station Get It.

[CLOCK WIPE]

[Video shows entirely empty benches at the October 10, 2007 Mississauga Council chambers. Voice-over: Nando Iannicca speaking December 13, 2006.]

One of the great blessings that we have in municipal
governance is the fact that few people vote.

I wish more did but that fact is the or she who is going
to a voting station GETS IT..

[DIP TO WHITE]

So that became a huge, huge hint for me

[CLOCK WIPE]

[Video shows entirely empty benches at the October 10, 2007 Mississauga Council chambers. Voice-over: Nando Iannicca speaking December 13, 2006.]

One of the great blessings that we have in municipal
governance is the fact that few people vote.

I wish more did but that fact is the or she who is going
to a voting station GETS IT..

Signed,

The (“What happens if nothing happens?”) Mississauga Muse

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