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So you want to know about me, The Mississauga Muse?

What follows is a video —just for the record.

It includes an audio excerpt from a March 26, 2012 interview with Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities and Property Management (aka Director City of Mississauga Corporate Security) wherein I proclaim, “City Staff lie.”

My one regret about this interview is that I couldn’t muster the courage to also tell Ken Owen that his Security Staff are abusive hacks that

1. fabricate evidence

and:

2. conduct biased, fraudulent investigations.

I’ll leave those two for another time….

Mississauga blogger to City of Mississauga Director of Corporate Security, “CITY STAFF LIE.” (6:38 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]
Music: Baloney Again by Mark Knopfler

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

So, what can I do for you today?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Okay, just some things.

As you know I’m researching Security and stuff like that, okay, through Freedom of Information. And I just want to talk about some of the incident reports and also the public complaints system.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

Okay.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 201

I have a video camera here. Would you be comfortable if I videotaped myself doi— okay. Would I, could I at least use this video sur- video camera as a second—

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

No. Is that a tape recorder going there?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Yeah.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

That’s fine.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Yeah, but I mean I can use this as a tape recorder by not having the lens on. Just as a back-up.

[permission denied]

No? Okay. That’s fine.

[fast forward]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Remember, I’m asking you for an interview. And I’d actually wanted to discuss the Council Code of Conduct and Staff investigating people.

I completely was blown away by realizing that there’s [sic] informal investigations that can go on. If—

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

I don’t know why keep saying that. Like it’s some nefarious thing.

If somebody brings to my—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Okay—

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

—attention, an allegation of misconduct on the part of my Staff, whether it’s a formal complaint or not, then I’m going to make inquiries about what went on. I want to know the details.

I want to know the other side of the story.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

And I don’t blame you.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

If you call that an investigation then, I, you know, it’s an investigation. I call—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Actually you called it an investigation.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

I call it informal inquiries into the details of a matter.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Okay, but what happens though is that the public is not privy to what the people say. I —right?

Like you actually do informal queries to the people who are being complained about. And don’t contact, or the public may not know at all that this has happened. And—

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

I’m not sure why that matters, but, okay.

[long pause as I summon the courage to tell it like it is.]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

City Staff lie!

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

It is your opinion—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

No. This is on video.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

It is your opinion that City Staff lie and I take exception to that.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Okay.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

City Staff are professional, honest and hard-working and your allegations of lying are completely without foundation.

So stop saying that they lie. They do not lie.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH videotaping camera held down, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

Hi there.

Could I speak to you for a second?

Cathie Evans, Security Area Manager, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

[inaudible affirmation]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH videotaping camera held down, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

Oh. I thought I heard you say to me that . Could you confirm that?

Cathie Evans, Security Area Manager, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

I don’t think so.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH videotaping camera held down, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

Don’t think so? Okay. Thank you.

Cathie Evans, Security Area Manager, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

No, I don’t think so. You must have been hearing something.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH videotaping camera held down, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

Yeah, well, thank you. Just wanted to be sure.

[And then speaking into camera] Okay, she said that that was not the case, but we’ll see whether the camera picks that up or not.

Ohhhh, the camera picked it up all right…

 

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

City Staff lie!

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

It is your opinion—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

No. This is on video.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

It is your opinion that City Staff lie and I take exception to that.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Okay.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

City Staff are professional, honest and hard-working and your allegations of lying are completely without foundation.

So stop saying that they lie. They do not lie.

[Dip to White]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

City Staff lie!

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

It is your opinion—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

No. This is on video.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

It is your opinion that City Staff lie and I take exception to that.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Okay.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

City Staff are professional, honest and hard-working and your allegations of lying are completely without foundation.

So stop saying that they lie. They do not lie.

[Dip to White]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

City Staff lie!

[Cross-fade]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH videotaping camera held down, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

Hi there.

Could I speak to you for a second?

Cathie Evans, Security Area Manager, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

[inaudible affirmation]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH videotaping camera held down, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

Oh. I thought I heard you say to me that , Could you confirm that?

Cathie Evans, Security Area Manager, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

I don’t think so.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH videotaping camera held down, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

Don’t think so? Okay. Thank you.

Cathie Evans, Security Area Manager, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

No, I don’t think so. You must have been hearing something.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH videotaping camera held down, October 25, 2010 Mississauga election night inside Great Hall

Yeah, well, thank you. Just wanted to be sure.

[Push]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

City Staff lie!

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

It is your opinion—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

No. This is on video.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

It is your opinion that City Staff lie and I take exception to that.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Okay.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

City Staff are professional, honest and hard-working and your allegations of lying are completely without foundation.

So stop saying that they lie. They do not lie.

[Push]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

City Staff lie!

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

It is your opinion—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

No. This is on video.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

It is your opinion that City Staff lie and I take exception to that.

[Dip to White]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

City Staff lie!

[Push]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting for the record, April 12 2012

And, not only do City Staff lie, they also fabricate evidence! Thank you Freedom of Information!

And, fortunately, I took the precaution of photographing the real evidence and storing it here on my computer.

 

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

City Staff lie!

[Video clip of March 17, 2008 City of Mississauga Audit Committee meeting]

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Audit Committee, March 17, 2008

I hope that the people we hire are sensitive to the fact that we are dealing with the public and we should give them every understanding possible.

Jamie Hillis, Mississauga Corporate Security Manager, Audit Committee, March 17, 2008

Yes. Absolutely.

[Dip to White]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting for the record, April 12 2012

And. What was the biggest lie ever uttered?

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Judicial Inquiry testimony, September 20, 2010

I pride myself on the staff that we have at the City of Mississauga. They’re very professional and they follow the policies very, very, very diligently.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

City Staff lie!

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

It is your opinion—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

No. This is on video.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

It is your opinion that City Staff lie and I take exception to that.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Okay.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

City Staff are professional, honest and hard-working and your allegations of lying are completely without foundation.

So stop saying that they lie. They do not lie.

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, Audit Committee, May 11, 2009

I’m getting a little frustrated as Mayor as we set up policies and then they’re not followed. And that’s what bothers me.

[fast forward]

You know, I don’t know why there’s such a disregard for policy.

[logo]

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

 

Mississauga blogger to City of Mississauga Director of Corporate Security, "CITY STAFF LIE."

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

(aka The Mississauga Muse)

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

UPDATE OCTOBER 10, 2010, 1:34 pm:

To voters across Ontario. What do you know about your municipal government? I mean really know —not just what you read in your local rag.

Video: Ontario the “dead last” Province. Citizens need the Ontario Ombudsman (4:05 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting on the clock tower, Mississauga City Hall, September 28, 2010):

I’ve researched Mississauga municipal governance through Freedom of Information since January 2007 and I despair for those who need government most. To be fair, it isn’t just Mississauga. I’m convinced that most municipalities in Ontario are morally beyond redemption. What is, is.

To illustrate the essence of “my” platform, here are selected quotes from our Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin, in an address he gave in October 31, 2007:

Quote.

“Sadly, we all have stories to tell about how governments are prone to promising much more to the public than they deliver. And I’m not talking about campaign promises… What I’m talking about is something that goes much deeper, and it affects every aspect of day-to-day government. It’s about the trust between the people and their government.

Quote.

“Personally, I am very concerned about the trend in government organizations today to put forward a slick public image, touting themselves as the ‘best in the world,’ when in reality, they aren’t even coming close to living up to that image…

Quote.

“Ontario generally likes to think of itself as a leader in Canada.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting inside Tower elevator, Mississauga City Hall, September 28, 2010):

Quote.

“But like a lot of things in government today…the reality doesn’t measure up to the ideal. There are still huge areas of government– representing more than 80% of provincial spending–that are completely immune to my scrutiny

—Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin 2007

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting at the Great Hall, Mississauga City Hall, September 28, 2010):

Quote.

“I am shut out of the MUSH sector–referring to Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals, along with long-term care facilities, police and children’s aid societies. This leaves thousands of Ontarians with nowhere to turn with their complaints…

—Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin 2007

Quote.

“Every other province allows its ombudsman to oversee most if not all of the MUSH sector. But Ontario lags behind–dead last.

—Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin 2007

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting in the underground parking, Mississauga City Hall, September 28, 2010):

Quote.

“And obviously the government knows there is a need to open these organizations up to public scrutiny…

—Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin 2007

Quote.

“What I do know is that wherever we have been able to investigate, we have found plenty of ‘puffery.’ That’s what I call the overblown, puffed-up promises of ‘world-class service’ that some organizations use a shield, when they are actually quite secretive and dismissive toward the public.”

—Ontario Ombudsman, Andre Marin 2007

Wherever I have been able to investigate the City of Mississauga, I’ve found plenty of “puffery”–and they are definitely quite secretive and dismissive toward the public.

Need proof? Three words: Mississauga. Judicial. Inquiry.

A Master of Deception and Duplicity–that’s the City of Mississauga! So huge is the vast gap between claims and truth that I’ve come to call this city MYTHissauga!

I know I’m nobody to the City of Mississauga–not to be believed. So be it. What disgusts me most is knowing that every day, MYTHissauga metes out the same contemptuous message to other “nobodies” like me.

There is no simple fix—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting in the underground parking, Mississauga City Hall, September 28, 2010):

—but a good first step is to introduce authentic, independent accountability into municipal government. I therefore propose a simple test to use to decide who gets your vote.

Ask your candidate:

Do you support extending the investigative authority of the Ontario Ombudsman to include municipalities?

Unless you get an unqualified “Yes!” look for someone else to support.

Giddy-yap!

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES: A MAJOR (unexplored) ROOT OF YOUTH VIOLENCE


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