The MississaugaWatch Sniff Test

This question is the MISSISSAUGAWATCH Sniff Test for all Ontario municipal Mayors and Councillors:

Do you support asking the Ontario government to extend the investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman to include municipalities?

If the answer is not an UNQUALIFIED "Yes!", ask "Why not?" and proceed with extreme caution.


MIRROR: Complete Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Transcripts

Peter McCallion’s entire July 27, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony (PART 2) now video record on YouTube

August 1st, 2010  

Today’s Blog is dedicated to Edward R. Murrow. This is Part Two

For the first nine videos of Mr. McCallion’s testimony, please see Part One of this Blog, “Peter McCallion’s entire July 27, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony now video record on YouTube (PART 1)”

This Blog contains videos 10 through 18.

For the official transcript at the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry’s website check out: http://mail.tscript.com/trans/mississauga/jul_27_10/index.htm

We have also provided a transcript at MISSISSAUGAWATCH: www.mississaugawatch.ca/blog/?p=9655

Video: PETER MCCALLION PART 10 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry July 27, 2010 TESTIMONY PART 10 of 18 (14:47 min)

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Video: PETER MCCALLION PART 11 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry July 27, 2010 TESTIMONY PART 11 of 18 (14:40 min)

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Video: PETER MCCALLION PART 12 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry July 27, 2010 TESTIMONY PART 12 of 18 (14:38 min)

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Video: PETER MCCALLION PART 13 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry July 27, 2010 TESTIMONY PART 13 of 18 (15:00 min)

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Video: PETER MCCALLION PART 14 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry July 27, 2010 TESTIMONY PART 14 of 18 (14:51 min)

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Video: PETER MCCALLION PART 15 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry July 27, 2010 TESTIMONY PART 15 of 18 (14:55 min)

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Video: PETER MCCALLION PART 16 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry July 27, 2010 TESTIMONY PART 16 of 18 (14:55 min)

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Video: PETER MCCALLION PART 17 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry July 27, 2010 TESTIMONY PART 17 of 18 (14:45 min)

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Video: PETER MCCALLION PART 18 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry July 27, 2010 TESTIMONY PART 18 of 18 (11:05 min)

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Ursula Bennett
The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion leaves after winning 2006 election on 061113

Winning the 2006 election easily, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion leaves the Great Hall after final results.
Municipal Election Night November 13, 2006.

Royson: Ending the state of denial

Published On Wed Jul 28 2010

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By Royson James City Columnist

To the army of Hazel McCallion apologists — many itching to re-elect her Oct. 25 — testimony out of the Mississauga judicial inquiry must be painful.

At best, Peter McCallion used his mom, the good graces of her Streetsville home and the tax-supported resources of the mayor’s office to feather his own nest.

And he did it, as Hazel’s lawyer told the son Wednesday at the inquiry, without revealing the extent of his business partnerships, leaving an unsuspecting mayor in the dark.

At worst, he was aided and abetted by the powerful mayor mom who seems to have her hand in every deal, a finger in every transaction, and bared knuckles at the ready to drive hesitant developers to the altar.

Whatever you believe, the public process is badly broken in Mississauga. Follow the trail of emails, telephone calls, requests for private and personal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) meetings and one is troubled by how much access Peter and his associates have to the mayor.

Neither is their comfort in his claim that he had no special privileges because developers constantly traipse through the McCallion house, sipping tea, munching food, cooking up deals.

At the end of two days of testimony in which Peter remembered very little about almost everything — “I take it you don’t have a particularly good memory,” Hazel’s lawyer Elizabeth McIntyre told him — the younger McCallion told reporters:

“I didn’t do anything wrong. There is no conflict of interest here.”…

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