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MIRROR: Complete Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Transcripts

Lawyer’s conclusion: That Peter McCallion could not be considered to be the son of the Mayor (Hazel McCallion)

August 10th, 2010  

Yes, just the video and transcript again today.  You won’t believe it. The City got a legal opinion from Stanley Makuch (Cassels Brock Lawyers) concluding that Peter McCallion, for material purposes, was not actually the son of the Mayor, Hazel McCallion.


And so here’s the video of that exchange —followed by the court transcript.

Video: Peter McCallion could not be considered to be the son of Mayor Hazel McCallion (2:31 min)

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

[note: “he” refers to Stanley Makuch Cassels Brock Lawyers]

WILLIAM MCDOWELL (Commission Counsel):

—And then you’ll see, going down that page, that he comes to the conclusion that Peter McCallion, for material purposes, was not actually the son of the Mayor.

MARY ELLEN BENCH (City Solicitor, City of Mississauga):


WILLIAM MCDOWELL (Commission Counsel):

Go to the next page, page 7. He came to the view, I gather, that unless there was a financially dependent relationship that Peter McCallion could not be considered to be the son of the Mayor?

MARY ELLEN BENCH (City Solicitor, City of Mississauga):

That’s correct.

WILLIAM MCDOWELL (Commission Counsel):

All right. Apart from this letter, did he ever offer any authority for that view?

MARY ELLEN BENCH (City Solicitor, City of Mississauga):

He never offered an explanation at all. And it’s contrary to the case he cited and it’s contrary to the definition of child in the lac — in the Act, so…

WILLIAM MCDOWELL (Commission Counsel):

Right. And — and I guess we could add out of that, I take it that he was not aware that the Mayor was one of the trustees of a trust to provide for the benefit of Peter McCallion?

MARY ELLEN BENCH (City Solicitor, City of Mississauga):

I certainly would not have provided that information to him —

WILLIAM MCDOWELL (Commission Counsel):

Right. So — so as far as we know he didn’t know that either?

MARY ELLEN BENCH (City Solicitor, City of Mississauga):

That is correct.


Part Two. The above exchange is repeated and pairs video of Peter McCallion and Not-his-Mom Mayor Hazel McCallion at the January 1, 2009 Mayor’s New Year’s Levee at Mississauga Council Chambers. Orphan Peter also talks story with Councillor Katie “Friends of Hazel” Mahoney and her hubbie Steve Mahoney. Complete with music!

Last, here is the Stanley Makuch (Cassels Brock Lawyers) report, “Conflict of Interest – Ltr November 11, 2009 – from Mary Ellen Bench To Stanley Makuch (Cassels Brock Lawyers)“.


Below is Mississauga News coverage of the judicial inquiry to date.

Mayor was ‘in a conflict situation’–mayor-was-in-a-conflict-situation

WCD bid skirted usual fees–wcd-bid-skirted-usual-fees

Minutes not altered: witness–minutes-not-altered-witness

Consultant didn’t deal with McCallions–consultant-denies-dealings-with-mccallions

Inquiry resumes next week–inquiry-resumes-next-week

City may sue mayor’s son for $150,000–city-may-sue-mayor-s-son-for-150-000

Council okays $250,000 more for mayor–council-okays-250-000-more-for-mayor

What price truth?–what-price-truth

Mayor should step down–mayor-should-step-down

McCallions’ inquiry tab could top $500,000–mccallions-inquiry-tab-could-top-500-000

Mayor not helped by son’s testimony–mayor-not-helped-by-son-s-testimony

McCallion should pay: Parrish–mccallion-should-pay-parrish

‘I did nothing wrong’–i-did-nothing-wrong

Firm thought McCallion was a real estate agent, inquiry told–firm-thought-mccallion-was-a-real-estate-agent-inquiry-told

City wasn’t fleeced in land deal–city-wasn-t-fleeced-in-land-deal

Son misled mayor, lawyer suggests–son-misled-mayor-lawyer-suggests

McCallion sticks up for mom–mccallion-sticks-up-for-mom

McCallion’s memory tested–mccallion-s-memory-tested

Mayor pushed her son’s project–mayor-pushed-her-son-s-project

Mayor’s son on the hot seat–mayor-s-son-on-the-hot-seat

Not a principal: McCallion–not-a-principal-mccallion

McCallion co-signed loan–mccallion-co-signed-loan

Mayor an ’emissary’ for son’s company: lawyer–mayor-an-emissary-for-son-s-company-lawyer

O’Brien was also involved in Sheridan deal–o-brien-was-also-involved-in-sheridan-deal

Lawyers prepare for battle at inquiry–lawyers-prepare-for-battle-at-inquiry

Hazel vouched for son’s partner–hazel-vouched-for-son-s-partner

Mayor’s son to testify–mayor-s-son-to-testify

OMERS denies inflating land deal–omers-denies-inflating-land-deal

Code needed at City–code-needed-at-city

Company received $4M payout–company-received-4m-payout

City seeks public review of ethics code–city-seeks-public-review-of-ethics-code

Company received $4M pay-out over hotel deal–company-received-4m-pay-out-over-hotel-deal

Voters will decide–voters-will-decide

Process can’t be muzzled–process-can-t-be-muzzled

Mayor pushed deal, Inquiry told–mayor-pushed-deal-inquiry-told

Mayor linked to meeting–mayor-linked-to-meeting

Mayor pushed for hotel in City Centre–mayor-pushed-for-hotel-in-city-centre

Judge shoots down mayor’s request–judge-shoots-down-mayor-s-request

Was it legal?–was-it-legal

Mayor cries foul at inquiry–mayor-cries-foul-at-inquiry

Inquiry hits another roadblock–inquiry-hits-another-roadblock

Questions remain–questions-remain

Inquiry costs now expected to hit $5 million–inquiry-costs-now-expected-to-hit-5-million

Inquiry may hurt Enersource: lawyer–inquiry-may-hurt-enersource-lawyer

‘I am not stepping down’–i-am-not-stepping-down

Inquiry’s second phase begins in July–inquiry-s-second-phase-begins-in-july

‘I forget‚’ doesn’t cut it–i-forget-doesn-t-cut-it

Council told of veto: Mahoney–council-told-of-veto-mahoney

Mahoney set to testify at inquiry–mahoney-set-to-testify-at-inquiry

Mahoney called to testify–mahoney-called-to-testify

Councillor asks for fees–councillor-asks-for-fees

Mayor’s legal fees capped–mayor-s-legal-fees-capped

Inquiry costs climb–inquiry-costs-climb

Lawyers want more to represent mayor–lawyers-want-more-to-represent-mayor

McCallion calls out Parrish–mccallion-calls-out-parrish

Mayor denies knowing of veto–mayor-denies-knowing-of-veto

Deal negotiated improperly, inquiry hears–deal-negotiated-improperly-inquiry-hears

Mayor on stand tomorrow–mayor-on-stand-tomorrow

Enersource deal ‘terrific’ for Mississauga–enersource-deal-terrific-for-mississauga

Enersource deal nixed by inquiry–enersource-deal-nixed-by-inquiry

We’ll all pay a share–we-ll-all-pay-a-share

Former City manager vague in details–former-city-manager-vague-in-details

Councillors should have known about veto, deal maker says–councillors-should-have-known-about-veto-deal-maker-says

Files stay sealed–files-stay-sealed

City set to approve full funding for mayor’s son–city-set-to-approve-full-funding-for-mayor-s-son

City key to OMERS, inquiry told–city-key-to-omers-inquiry-told

No common sense–no-common-sense

High stakes drama–high-stakes-drama

Enersource powers ‘changed’–enersource-powers-changed

Hydro deal took years to probe, inquiry hears–hydro-deal-took-years-to-probe-inquiry-hears

Judicial inquiry starts today–judicial-inquiry-starts-today

Inquiry starts tomorrow–inquiry-starts-tomorrow

Mayor to testify June 2–mayor-to-testify-june-2

Councillors consider code of ethics–councillors-consider-code-of-ethics

Council code of conduct on agenda–council-code-of-conduct-on-agenda

More money for Mayor’s son–more-money-for-mayor-s-son

Commissioner to rule on funding for mayor’s son–commissioner-to-rule-on-funding-for-mayor-s-son

Inquiry costs at $1.5M and rising–inquiry-costs-at-1-5m-and-rising

Lawyer wrong about campaign, mayor says–lawyer-wrong-about-campaign-mayor-says

Inquiry schedule released–inquiry-schedule-released

Inquiry will hurt campaign: Lawyer–inquiry-will-hurt-campaign-lawyer

The News makes motion at inquiry–the-news-makes-motion-at-inquiry

Keep inquiry open–keep-inquiry-open

No go for ‘citizen journalists’–no-go-for-citizen-journalists

The News wants affidavit made public–the-news-wants-affidavit-made-public

Split decision for citizen journalists–split-decision-for-citizen-journalists

Council nixes legal fees for councillors–council-nixes-legal-fees-for-councillors

‘Layers’ of land deal probed–layers-of-land-deal-probed

Inquiry to hear from ‘citizen journalists’–inquiry-to-hear-from-citizen-journalists

Judicial inquiry costs continue to grow–judicial-inquiry-costs-continue-to-grow

Mayor submits documents–mayor-submits-documents

Someone should pay–someone-should-pay

Mayor’s record-keeping under scrutiny–mayor-s-record-keeping-under-scrutiny

Cut off the cash–cut-off-the-cash

Inquiry searches for paper trail–inquiry-searches-for-paper-trail

City ‘targeting’ mayor’s son?–city-targeting-mayor-s-son

No apologies–no-apologies

Mayor’s son to ask for more public money–mayor-s-son-to-ask-for-more-public-money

Delay sparks speculation–delay-sparks-speculation

Councillors rethinking legal fees for mayor’s son–councillors-rethinking-legal-fees-for-mayor-s-son

Inquiry to begin May 17–inquiry-to-begin-may-17

Taxpayers shoulder Mayor’s legal bill–taxpayers-shoulder-mayor-s-legal-bill

Stand up and vote–stand-up-and-vote

Costs mounting at judicial inquiry–costs-mounting-at-judicial-inquiry

Inquiry probe ‘going well’–inquiry-probe-going-well

Ground broken for college campus–ground-broken-for-college-campus

City asked to foot legal bills–city-asked-to-foot-legal-bills

Judicial inquiry begins–judicial-inquiry-begins

Judicial inquiry gets underway–judicial-inquiry-gets-underway

Hundreds back mayor–hundreds-back-mayor

McCallion accused of negotiating commissions–mccallion-accused-of-negotiating-commissions

Duty bound–duty-bound

Matter of priorities–matter-of-priorities

‘Support Hazel’ rally planned–support-hazel-rally-planned

Optics over ethics–optics-over-ethics

Don’t ease up–don-t-ease-up

Stay on point–stay-on-point

Letter of the week–letter-of-the-week

Judge picked for inquiry–judge-picked-for-inquiry

Council votes to limit judicial probe–council-votes-to-limit-judicial-probe

Petition aims to cancel judicial probe–petition-aims-to-cancel-judicial-probe

Call to account–call-to-account

Scrap the inquiry–scrap-the-inquiry

Road cleared for City probe–road-cleared-for-city-probe

Wide net cast for judicial inquiry–wide-net-cast-for-judicial-inquiry

Needs review–needs-review

Judicial inquiry ‘extraordinary’: Solicitor–judicial-inquiry-extraordinary-solicitor

Parameters for inquiry in the works–parameters-for-inquiry-in-the-works

Investigation or witch hunt?–investigation-or-witch-hunt

Inquiry the only choice–inquiry-the-only-choice

Mayor could face inquiry–mayor-could-face-inquiry


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