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Twittering LIVE from the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry… Peter McCallion uses David O’Brien’s “I don’t remember” Defense

July 28th, 2010  

Well it had to happen, right? Twitter LIVE from the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry, so why not make an entire Blog out of your Tweets? Here they are as it happened. Please note that I did take the opportunity to clean up any typos. My eyes on an Android screen creates them aplenty.

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Twittering LIVE from the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Peter McCallion to testify again. about 10 hours ago

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Judge is in. Peter McCallion still under oath. Clifford Lax cross-examining. about 10 hours ago

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Peter McCallion hanging TOUGH to “I am just the real estate agent” mantra. about 10 hours ago

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Twittering LIVE from Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Lots of  “I cannot  answer”s from Peter McCallion. about 10 hours ago

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Lax establishes DiCicco and PeterMcCallion had lots of dinner meetings with Mayor. (and a few breakfasts). McCallion can’t explain purpose. about 9 hours ago

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Twittering LIVE from Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Imagine trying to get a truth from a Reluctant one question at a time… about 9 hours ago

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New document has Peter McCallion’s lawyer going YIKES and sudden recess for 15 minutes. about 9 hours ago

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Twittering LIVE from Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. We’re back in session. about 9 hours ago

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Twittering LIVE from Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. CLIFFORD LAX is amazing. No wonder Mom McCallion eager 4 hotel in “City’s best interests” about 9 hours ago

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WOW! Every lunch/dinner Peter McCallion can’t recall what was said…”I don’t remember I don’t recall” about 9 hours ago

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Mississauga Judicial Inquiry televised at ROGERS Cable 10 Mississauga. Peter McCallion testifying. about 9 hours ago

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Peter McCallion offers little but stuff like “I’d be surprised if the topic didn’t come up.” about 9 hours ago

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March 6, 2008 meeting with Commissioner Sajecki and Peter McCallion and he still can’t recall. Using the David O’Brien defense. about 8 hours ago

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Lax observes that so far every dinner/meeting/phone call and Peter McCallion can’t remember anything. about 8 hours ago

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Peter McCallion’s lawyer now protesting cross-exam by City of Mississauga. That it’s going beyond City’s interest. Going about fairness. about 8 hours ago

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Peter McCallion’s lawyer arguing that Inquiry concern re: Peter McCallion’s reputation… Public interest vs rights of Peter McCallion…. about 8 hours ago

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Clearly Peter McCallion’s lawyer going for restrictions of cross-examination of Peter McCallion. “Principle of Fairness”… about 8 hours ag

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Twittering LIVE from Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. We’re back in session. about 7 hours ago

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Cunningham says the citizens of Mississauga are represented by Lax and citizens deserve the truth! about 6 hours ago

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Commissioner rules that Mr Lax is within bounds and cross-examination is to continue. about 6 hours ago

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Commissioner Cunningham calls Lax not just lawyer for City but also all of Council and therefore Lax represents us-citizens! Lax is OUR GUY! about 6 hours ago

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Mayor’s lawyer now up. Establishing relationship with Mother. Mayor will testify Peter McCallion won’t share specifics with her. about 6 hours ago

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Mayor’s lawyer says that Mayor says son only tells her what he wants her to know. (Ironic since City of MYTHissauga selectively reports) about 6 hours ago

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Peter McCallion confirms he kept Mayor in the dark. Oddly the MAYOR remembers the purpose of meeting and now son “remembers”. about 6 hours ago

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Given all the with-holding of info between Peter McCallion and mother I’ve got to question claim of  “close relationship” between them. about 6 hours ago

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Whoa! Now I know what “sweetheart questions” are! And why does Mayor remember so well and yet son used Dave O’Brien’s “don’t recall” defense about 6 hours ago

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McDowell establishes that Hazel McCallion knew son would be compensated –just not how much. about 5 hours ago

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Latimer of OMERS. CEO of Oxford during hotel vision. Direct opposite to Peter McCallion. Clearly fluffing up the Mayor… about 5 hours ago

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Latimer’s been up here 3-4 minutes and has said more than Peter McCallion has said all day…. about 5 hours ago

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OMERS Latimer confirmed they knew Peter McCallion was involved but as real estate agent. Had he known Peter’s true relationship = different. about 5 hours ago

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OMERS Latimer says hotel would’ve been”difficult” re: viability of 4 Star hotel at City Centre. about 5 hours ago

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OMERS confirms Sheridan College at City Centre “right there at the top” for complimentary use. And universities make cities vibrant. about 5 hours ago

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OMERS made effort to get parties to settle and avoid litigation. (meaning we’d have never known about Peter McCallion’s dealings).. about 5 hours ago

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Uh oh Latimer mentions that David O’Brien “briefed” them. (We know how O’Brien “briefs”….) about 4 hours ago

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Mayor’s lawyer up. Expecting more “sweetheart” questions. about 4 hours ago

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Yep, I was right about sweetheart questions… about 4 hours ago

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Truly left to wonder the degree to which OMERS wags the municipal tail… about 4 hours ago

And then there were two Tweets from home.

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@phinjogombu re: “Peter McCallion can’t recall anything about any of the meetings he arranged.” I refer to it as the David O’Brien defense. about 3 hours ago via web in reply to phinjogombu

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I retract what I said in yesterday’s Twitter about feeling sorry for Peter McCallion. My sympathies were both stupid and misplaced. about 2 hours ago

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You can find video archives of today’s hearing at Rogers Cable 10 Mississauga.

News reports on today’s Inquiry.

McCallion’s memory tested

Mississauga News -Joseph Chin
Jul 28, 2010 – 1:34 PM

Testifying for a second day at the Mississauga judicial inquiry, Peter McCallion said he has little recollection of at least half-a-dozen meetings…

Still on the stand. Peter McCallion is testifying today at the Mississauga judicial inquiry. Staff photo by Fred Loek
Related Stories (Mississauga News)

Mississauga inquiry: Peter McCallion ‘misled’ mother on his role in company …

National Post – ‎2 hours ago‎
Peter McCallion, son of Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion arrives at Mississauga’s Ontario Court of Justice where he testified at an inquiry regarding the

Hazel McCallion’s son keeps it under his hat

Toronto Sun – Michel Mandel – ‎2 hours ago‎
For poor Peter McCallion, the divorced real estate agent with a Grade 12 education who’s never risen to the success of his mom

Royson: Ending the state of denial

Toronto Star – Royson James – ‎2 hours ago‎
To the army of Hazel McCallion apologists — many itching to re-elect her Oct. 25 — testimony out of the Mississauga judicial

McCallion met with developers in secret meetings, inquiry hears

Toronto Star – Tannis Toohey – ‎3 hours ago‎
Peter McCallion waits in the witness box while awaiting an end to the mid-morning break Wednesday at the Mississauga judicial inquiry,

Mayor’s lawyer pins the blame on her son
Hazel McCallion’s inquiry defence: Peter ‘misled’ her on his role in the company she backed

Toronto Star -Phinjo Gombu Urban Affairs Reporter
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s lawyer has unveiled her defence at a judicial inquiry

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