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Mayor Hazel McCallion, “The allegations you made to me are either True or Untrue” –and a Thank You

May 13th, 2014  

This correspondence was originally sent to Mayor Hazel McCallion by email, March 17, 2014 at 8:30. It was cc’d to Crystal Greer City Clerk, Janice Baker City Manager, Gary Kent Commissioner of Corporate Services, Raj Sheth Director of Facilities and Property Management, Jason.Keddy Manager City of Mississauga Corporate Security, and Councillors Jim Tovey, Pat Mullin, Chris Fonseca, Frank Dale, Ron Starr, Nando Iannicca, Katie Mahoney, Pat Saito, Sue McFadden and George Carlson.

The complaint below in FACTUM 140317 01 against a City of Mississauga Corporate Security guard, has been used with permission and has been redacted to ensure the author’s anonymity.


 

Dear Madam Mayor,

First, hope you are well.

I already had a feeling about something positive a month ago –February 18th to be exact but I waited until today, March 17, 2014 to write and thank you.

I’ve been researching City of Mississauga municipal governance since May 2006 and I have to say that out of every single day, March 17, 2008 stands as the most important.

As it happened I attended an Audit Committee meeting that day. You, Councillors Dale, Adams and Mahoney were all in attendance.

A matter to be considered was “Proposed Corporate Policy: “Code of Conduct and Complaint Procedure for Security Staff” and part of the minutes read:

“Jamie Hillis, Manager, Security and Operations advised that the process for hiring security officers is stringent and imposes high standards. He described the cross-training provided in all positions and explained that the Training Officer is responsible for identifying training needs, including external training, i.e. police drills and report writing. Mayor McCallion stated that people hired as security officers should be sensitive to the public.”

That’s not a bad summary of the minutes, all things considered: however, Freedom of Information has drawn into question Jamie Hilllis’ claims regarding both the stringency and high standards for City of Mississauga Corporate Security (MissCorpSec) guard hiring.

For example, aside from one course with Peel Police attended by some guards, Freedom of Information could find no other evidence of “external training”.

As for MissCorpSec’s training officer being responsible for “identifying training needs” and report writing, this is the individual I’ve identified as having to share significant blame not just for the City of Mississauga Corporate Security Excel database (especially the Ethnicity field) but also for the written content entered into MissCorpSec’s Special Occurrence Reports (SORs).

But I did say that I was writing to thank you. The minutes correctly record that “Mayor McCallion stated that people hired as security officers should be sensitive to the public.”

Today marks the 7th Anniversary of you saying what I feel is the most important thing you ever said. And for that I thank you!

More specifically, video of that March 17, 2008 Audit Committee meeting shows that you turn to MissCorpSec Manager Jamie Hillis and say, “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”.

To which Mr. Hillis responded, “Yes. Absolutely.”

Well, between me and the MissCorpSec database there was virtually no evidence of “Yes. Absolutely”.

Then to my surprise on February 18, 2014, I received an email from Raj Sheth, Director of Facilities and Property Management introducing Jason Keddy, MissCorpSec’s new Manager effective February 10, 2014.

Since the name was unfamiliar to me I knew immediately that you listened to me begging for you not to hire a new Security Manager from within. So thank you for that too!

Next. It should be no surprise that I Googled “Jason Keddy” thoroughly. I discovered that among other things he was Security Director at York University when Roy McMurtry (co-author “Roots of Youth Violence”) was appointed York’s 12th Chancellor in March 2008. I took that as a good omen.

I know it’s early but there’s a strong indication that you really did manage to deliver a Security Manager who is “sensitive to the fact that we are dealing with the public and we should give them every understanding possible”.

If Mr. Keddy is as real a deal as I hope, he will no more tolerate a goon in his Security ranks any more than I would.  Time will tell…

Last, I’m going to include an email I received just to explain the degree to which City of Mississauga Corporate Security has negatively affected people’s lives. I include it for those Councillors like Maja Prentice who believe that kids today have no problems complaining to their parents about their rights or how they’ve been treated…

FACTUM 140317 01 begins
Received via email December 14, 20…. 3:08 PM

Hello,

Today I feel compelled to email you about a family member’s personal experience in relation to a situation that has only very recently come to my attention.  And, upon performing some very rudimentary research on the subject, it didn’t take me long to find some disturbing and maddening information on the internet regarding what appears to be systemic corruption in what I thought was a first-world city, not a third-world country.  Please allow me to relay what I have learned:

My …… lived in Mississauga for … years to attend school. …… lived …………………… ……………………………… …… was a top-notch student (all instructors and school administration would easily vouch for that), and is a conscientious and law-abiding young adult.  …… no longer lives in the city, and has no desire to ever go back …………………… but, this morning (a full year after …… situation arose) …… approached me in tears because of an issue that has been bothering ……  the entire time, and which …… has only brought to my attention now.  …… would often go to …………… after spending several hours on …… schoolwork.  It was during one of these times when …… was approached by a belligerent man claiming to be a security person for the city.  ………………………… ………………… ……, when ……………  ……  was MORTIFIED.  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… He demanded …… identification, and being completely naïve and terrified, …… obliged by giving it to him.  He told …………… was barred from …… …… for 30 days – with no evidence of any wrongdoing whatsoever!!!  The very, very unfortunate thing was that I happened to be in Mississauga visiting …… at that exact time, and had …… told me what had just happened to ……,  I would have ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… But, again, …… was terrified of what had just transpired, and was deathly afraid to mention it to anyone.

After seeing that many, many other people have been treated in the same way (by researching anecdotes on the internet, as well as coming upon your website), I regret very much that …… did not tell me immediately about this situation.  I would have been in City Hall in no time flat, lodging a formal complaint, but I believe it is futile at this time to bother.  …………, as I said, is extremely conscientious about being a model citizen, and it has been bothering …… for an entire year that …… reputation as such has been unjustly sullied.  …… also is worried that it will leave a permanent record somewhere for ……  Because …… lodged no complaint against the false accusation, I am hoping that this will not be the case.  I believe it would be futile, or even counterproductive, at this time to complain to the city administration over this as, at this point, I would not doubt that they would doctor the documents to lie even further about whatever this individual documented, just to be spiteful.  This is why I consider Mississauga city administration to be no better than some third-world corrupt establishment, when it doesn’t take rocket science to see that there is a problem with what’s going on on their city property by their employees or contracted services.

I don’t know if your “Mississauga Watch” still exists, or if you are still observing this situation there but, as I said, I felt compelled to convey my …… experience with what I believe to be a serious issue of abuse of authority.  My view of the city had degraded during the time my …… spent there as it was, but this has sealed my disgust with …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… evidence existed to support such an accusation, by third-world wanna-be cops. ………………………

FACTUM 110427: Exchange between Mayor Hazel McCallion and MISSISSAUGAWATCH during April 27, 2011 General Committee meeting. MISSISSAUGAWATCH: white. McCallion: aqua.

Mayor Hazel McCallion to MISSISSAUGAWATCH "the allegations you made to me are either True or Untrue" --April 27, 2011

FACTUM 070507: April 16, 2007 email from Mayor Hazel McCallion states emphatically, “it is because the City does not discriminate on the basis of age and ethnicity that there are no records to be found based on those categories. During Emergency Preparedness Week May 2007, MISSISSAUGAWATCH gets first easy access to City of Mississauga Corporate Security vehicles and displays.

Out of curiosity, we went to the City of Mississauga Corporate Security database secured in 2012 to examine the bans/arrests, City guards issued during Emergency Preparedness Week May 2007. The results? Total 6 bans. 5 non-white —4 of which we black. One “black ban” from all facilities was issued for 10 years by a security guard too stupid to spell “harassment” and too lazy to look it up in a dictionary just to be sure. Imagine. A 10-year ban from all facilities, with no legitimate public complaints system to appeal that ban —and you still get to pay taxes…

Emergency Preparedness Week 2007: City of Mississauga's Ethnicity/Age ban stats that week...

FACTUM 051226: City of Mississauga Corporate Security guard “HyJynx” bragged online about physically abusing “a client” along with two other security guards. So not only did City of Mississauga Security bosses lie about keeping race/ethnicity records, they dismissed the MISSISSAUGAWATCH complaint about “HyJynx” as unverifiable. Freedom of Information however, did manage to locate another abusive incident “HyJynx” bragged about and dredged up security guard name, Mike Keter.

Emergency Preparedness Week May 2007. No wonder City of Mississauga Corporate Security guards weren't happy with their first-ever scrutiny!

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

CITY of MISSISSAUGA Sunshine List 2014 (Disclosure for 2013)

May 8th, 2014  

Have to say, with the some of the new-for-2013 “Sunshiners” on this list, Freedom of Information confirms that, at the City of Mississauga, Lying does indeed come with its own Rewards…

CITY of MISSISSAUGA Sunshine List 2014
(Disclosure for 2013)

AHMAD MUNEEF Water Resources Engineer $102,976.06 $1,041.42
AHMED NADIR Project Leader, Departmental Systems $119,115.18 $487.05
ALEXANDER WENDY Director, Transportation & Infrastructure Planning $161,275.47 $679.43
AMRING SUSAN Director, Economic Development $145,912.92 $596.70
ANAND DOLLY Management Consultant $104,856.25 $429.42
ANDERSON SCOTT T. Supervisor, Geomatics Information System Support $103,540.26 $423.81
ANDERSON SCOTT W. Senior Project Manager, Rapid Transit & Parking $131,438.07 $893.52
APLIN GLENN Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.10 $414.12
ARRUDA FRANK Assistant Area Supervisor, Works Maintenance and Operations $106,064.25 $354.96
BADIN SHERYL Supervisor, Capital Acquisition $107,254.29 $423.13
BAGGA SONNY Transit Operator $100,551.51 $362.65
BAIRD RYAN Captain, Fire Suppression $103,088.05 $401.16
BAKER JANICE City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer $259,634.12 $7,938.43
BALCHANDANI RAJAN Manager, Energy Management $121,462.28 $487.05
BANIC SONJA Manager, Corporate Communications $119,115.18 $487.05
BARBISON EDWARD Supervisor, Mechanical Inspection $103,580.75 $424.32
BARRETT MURRAY Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.75 $414.12
BARRETT STEPHEN Manager, Transportation Asset Management $129,472.20 $784.38
BARTER TOM Captain, Fire Suppression $108,392.19 $419.52
BASTERFIELD MICHAEL Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.10 $414.12
BATE ANDREW Supervisor, Traffic Operations $107,486.23 $380.97
BEARD DAVID Captain, Fire Suppression $108,299.95 $416.52
BEAUPARLANT MARK Manager, Corporate Financial Services $137,352.85 $545.70
BECK MARGARET Legal Counsel, Municipal Law $142,357.41 $581.91
BEHARRY ROCHARD Legal Counsel, Information Technology $143,103.67 $576.81
BELL DARYL Manager, Mobile Licensing Enforce $104,918.97 $429.42
BENCH MARY ELLEN City Solicitor, Legal Services $199,092.09 $781.83
BERNARDI DINO Captain, Fire Suppression $112,308.14 $419.52
BERNHARD DAVID Fire Captain $108,533.18 $419.77
BEST SYD Captain, Fire Suppression $103,102.13 $401.16
BHASKAR VIJAY Transit Operator $104,235.49 $262.65
BIRD BRIAN Fire Captain $108,801.76 $414.12
BLAIR CATHERINE Emergency Management Coordinator $103,580.75 $424.32
BLAIR JEREMY SCOTT Storm Drainage Program Engineer $108,039.93 $450.33
BODNAR GREG Supervisor, Works Maintenance and Operations $124,286.60 $424.32
BOWSLAUGH ROBERT L. Manager, Facilities Maintenance $119,051.66 $487.05
BOYCE DEREK Manager, Business Planning $136,038.47 $545.70
BOYD MAX Capital Project Manager $119,115.18 $487.05
BOYER DANIEL Captain, Fire Suppression $103,101.20 $401.16
BRADLEY SEAN Captain, Fire Suppression $106,473.94 $401.28
BREAULT BRENDA Commissioner, Corporate Services and Treasurer $166,213.04 $7,218.74
BRESOLIN JAMES Captain, Fire Suppression $103,094.24 $401.16
BREUER DAGMAR Capital Project Manager $120,338.87 $487.05
BRODERICK DAVID Recreation & Parks Manager, Marinas $103,580.75 $424.32
BROWN BONNIE Manager, Business Development Economic Partners $120,614.27 $493.17
BROWN JAMIE Manager, Municipal Parking $115,639.29 $472.26
BROWN ROSELYN Manager, Performing Arts $107,920.31 $423.81
BRYAN DARREN Supervisor, Sign Unit $101,583.31 $424.32
BRYCK HEIDI Internal Auditor $105,630.09 $441.15
BUCKLEY FRANK Manager, Parks Operations $113,781.59 $424.32
BULGER JAMES Captain, Fire Suppression $108,298.85 $414.12
BURKE PAUL Captain, Fire Suppression $108,295.36 $416.52
BURNIE BRIAN Captain, Fire Suppression $105,711.83 $411.48
BURT SUSAN Director, Arts and Culture $165,247.77 $659.43
CALLIGARIS JOSEPH Captain, Fire Suppression $105,682.30 $411.48
CALVERT CLIFF District Chief, Fire $124,136.29 $470.64
CALVERT JOHN Director, Policy Planning $167,631.15 $659.43
CAMERON ERIC Assistant Area Supervisor, Works Maintenance and Operations $109,518.50 $389.64
CAMILLERI TIMOTHY Fire Captain $108,579.75 $414.12
CAMPBELL MICHAEL Manager, Sponsorship & Corporate Development $105,700.18 $70.72
CAMPBELL-GRAVES BARBARA Supervisor, Accounting $103,580.75 $424.32
CESARIO SILVIO Capital Works, Manager, Maintenance and Operations $139,078.32 $562.02
CHALLINOR JASON Captain, Fire Suppression $105,737.90 $411.48
CHAN STEPHEN Manager, Strategic Total Rewards $132,376.54 $541.11
CHAPMAN SHARON Senior Project Manager, Park Development $112,719.04 $460.53
CHIN DONOFRIO HELEN Manager, Planning and Integration $133,017.17 $544.17
CHONG DIANE Project Leader, Departmental Systems $119,115.18 $487.05
CIRELLO JIM Manager, Financial Services $133,103.11 $544.17
CLARK JOHN Captain, Fire Suppression $105,701.67 $411.36
CLARKE JOHN Manager, Traffic Signals & Street Lighting $125,107.09 $501.33
CLELAND MICHAEL Manager, Recreation Services $108,922.62 $446.43
CLEMENT ROGER Chief Fire Prevention Officer $134,327.76 $548.25
COFFEY KEVIN Captain, Fire Suppression $109,535.21 $411.60
COLES SUZANNE Area Manager, Library Services $121,462.28 $487.05
COLSON AMY Manager, Community Services $101,283.72 $415.14
CONNOR JOHN DAVID District Chief, Fire $124,738.62 $470.52
CORBET CHRISTOPHER Captain, Fire Suppression $103,113.86 $401.28
CORCORAN RAYMOND Platoon Chief $136,371.05 $527.16
CUNNINGHAM CRAIG Captain, Fire Suppression $105,756.84 $411.48
CURRAN GAIL Manager, Space Planning $101,583.31 $424.32
CURRY DARRELL Manager, Recreation Facility $112,536.18 $456.96
CUSUMANO LEO Manager, Inspection Services $123,809.38 $487.05
CZAJKA STEPHEN Manager, Information Planning $102,626.61 $420.24
CZYRKA PAUL Fire Captain $108,801.24 $414.12
DA RE JOHN Party Chief, Surveys $106,652.95 $310.59
DAEUBER WILLIAM Project Manager, Traffic Engineering and Operations $119,115.18 $487.05
DAMASO PAUL Manager, Culture Operations $116,364.84 $476.34
DAREDIA SHAMIR Project Leader, Hansen Enterprise Team $110,469.00 $451.35
DAUM RANDY Captain, Fire Suppression $108,280.81 $419.52
DAVENPORT MARK Project Leader, Information Technology $116,818.22 $487.05
DAVOLI LUIGI Captain, Fire Suppression $108,719.98 $401.28
DAYTON HOWIE Director, Recreation $157,241.77 $641.58
DE GOLDARACENA HEIDI Manager, Small Business $106,403.01 $447.27
DE SOUSA JOSE MANUEL Senior Inspector $102,882.01 $330.99
DEAN GEORGE District Chief, Fire $125,985.39 $471.37
DECOSTE STEPHEN District Chief, Fire $121,363.90 $468.00
DEJAK TOM Captain, Fire Suppression $108,302.32 $414.12
DEMPSTER DAVID Captain, Fire Suppression $108,284.82 $419.52
DEVEAU DOUGLAS District Chief, Fire $121,293.95 $465.84
DI MICHELE BRUNO Assistant Area Supervisor, Works Maintenance and Operations $117,564.24 $383.01
DI MILLO IVANA Director, Communications $166,042.23 $659.43
DICKSON STEVE Legal Counsel, Municipal Law $142,477.14 $582.42
DIETRICH ANGELA Manager of City Wide Planning $118,041.71 $487.05
DOCKERAY CRAIG Captain, Fire Suppression $103,120.60 $401.16
DORAN JAMES Strategic Leader, Community Initiative Team $108,596.22 $444.21
DRAPER STEVEN Manager, Information Technology $137,352.85 $545.70
DREMIN HAROLD Manager, Global Business Investments $119,091.89 $501.33
DRONYK GARY Captain, Fire Suppression $105,712.25 $411.36
DUFFY KEVIN Deputy Fire Chief $166,692.48 $5,827.84
DUMASIA FARZANA Project Leader, Departmental Systems $104,820.11 $429.42
DUNN ARLAND Fire Captain $108,337.20 $414.12
EASTON-COSTELLO JENNIFER Manager, Recreation Facility $108,596.22 $444.21
EDWARDS ERICA Senior Buyer, Materials Management $105,621.75 $424.32
ELLIOTT-SPENCER PATRICIA Director of Finance and Treasurer $176,467.06 $708.39
EMICK CRAIG Information Technology Auditor $114,521.06 $487.05
ENG SALLY Director, Internal Audit $167,631.15 $659.43
ENNAMORATO DANIEL District Chief, Fire $122,090.16 $470.52
EVANS *
CATHIE Security Area Manager $101,367.83 $414.12
EVANS DEBBIE Finance, Integrated Budget System Analyst $103,241.37 $389.64
EVANS JAMES Captain, Fire Suppression $110,454.30 $411.36
FARION CLIFTON Building Maintenance Coordinator $109,830.48 $418.20
FARRANT PAUL Captain, Fire Prevention $102,914.45 $411.36
FARRELL CHARLES Captain, Fire Suppression $103,091.22 $401.16
FARUQ OMER Application Developer $100,855.34 $389.64
FENDLEY GLENN Party Chief, Surveys $111,114.87 $310.59
FERGUSON DANIEL Manager of Safety $105,339.78 $422.79
FERRARA FELICE Supervisor, Works Maintenance and Operations $126,160.44 $424.32
FITZPATRICK MARIE Manager, Corporate Marketing/Promotion $102,905.72 $422.28
FLACK PAUL Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.10 $414.12
FLEMING RANDY Training Officer, Fire $104,399.08 $401.28
FORD COLLIN Transit Operator $104,467.45 $262.65
FRANKLIN KENNETH Site Plan/Service Agreement Coordinator $102,941.07 $408.51
FREITAS STEVEN Financial Analyst $109,631.76 $389.64
FROST MICKEY Director, Enforcement $156,444.03 $639.03
FUDGE JOSEPH Legal Counsel, Development Law $142,477.14 $582.42
FULLERTON RUSS Transit Operator $107,681.90 $262.65
GABANY CHRISTINE Human Resources Business Partner Manager $110,180.69 $450.67
GAFFNEY SHAWN District Chief, Fire $123,859.90 $480.37
GAJEWSKI JERRY Supervisor, Mechanical Inspection $104,969.27 $422.28
GALAMINI DOMENIC Supervisor, Traffic Maintenance $126,760.33 $424.32
GALATI DOMENIC Capital Project Manager $114,103.21 $465.63
GANLY JOHN Captain, Fire Suppression $103,100.76 $401.16
GARNER RICHARD Fire Captain $108,334.93 $414.12
GARROD MARK Captain, Fire Suppression $103,544.96 $396.74
GAUTHIER CAREY Captain, Fire Prevention $105,414.12 $416.66
GILLESPIE SHAWN Captain, Fire Suppression $103,101.80 $401.16
GOLD GRAHAM Captain, Fire Suppression $107,788.89 $401.28
GORAY LALITA Project Manager, Capital Projects $100,040.65 $415.14
GRANT CHRISTOPHER Information Technology Specialist $100,922.62 $389.64
GRAY KIRK Communications Planner $103,580.75 $424.32
GRAZIANO MARIA Database Administrator $114,075.10 $423.81
GREAVES ALBERT Team Leader, Parks $103,245.74 $422.79
GREEN DANIEL District Chief, Fire $122,800.62 $470.52
GREEN GARY Captain, Fire Suppression $105,701.68 $411.36
GREER CRYSTAL Director, Legislative Services & Clerk $165,247.77 $659.43
GRIFFIN AIDAN Supervisor, Geomatics Information System $103,580.75 $424.32
GRIFFITH MARG Project Leader, Departmental Systems $119,115.18 $487.05
GRILLI CAROL Supervisor, Budgets and Financial Reporting $107,183.90 $424.32
GURAK WOJCIECH Project Manager, Capital Projects $105,621.75 $424.32
HADDEN RICHARD Business Advisor $103,580.75 $424.32
HAGAN ANNEMARIE Manager, Museums and Traditions $104,953.38 $424.32
HAGERMAN ALAN Fire Captain $108,364.12 $416.52
HALL ROBERT Training Officer, Fire $103,152.91 $416.77
HAMILTON BRAD Captain, Fire Suppression $103,104.58 $401.16
HAND WAYNE Manager, Recreation Facility $111,869.17 $456.96
HARVEY ANDREW Manager, Rapid Transit and Parking $142,840.01 $725.93
HAZE ANDREW Captain, Fire Suppression $103,242.30 $401.16
HEADRICK DARREN Manager, Departmental Systems $125,372.63 $522.24
HERRIDGE DONNA Manager, Financial Services $137,352.85 $545.70
HICKS BRUCE Captain, Fire Suppression $108,301.47 $414.12
HILL JEFF Fire Captain $106,633.00 $411.36
HILL JOHN Captain, Fire Suppression $108,301.59 $414.12
HILLIS *
JAMES Manager, Security $128,807.73 $446.25
HILLS ALAN Platoon Chief $137,923.91 $521.73
HINTON JOHN Manager, Business & Customer Service $126,967.26 $499.29
HOLMES JAYNE Manager, Facilities Planning and Development $140,581.09 $562.53
HOLMES SCOTT Maintenance Project Manager, Maintenance Contracts $109,331.76 $447.27
HOMEVOH ERNEST Transit Operator $100,660.80 $262.65
HOOKE PAMELA Human Resources Business Partner Manager $102,154.00 $419.05
HORVAT CAROL Executive Assistant to the Mayor $105,621.75 $424.32
HOWARD MARK Parks Planner $107,808.29 $387.60
HULME HAL Supervisor, Survey & Inspections $119,362.62 $424.32
HUTCHINSON DONALD JOHN Captain, Fire Suppression $105,993.86 $407.06
HUTCHISON PAUL Assistant Supervisor, Traffic Maintenance $102,566.64 $350.37
IMPERIALE JOHN Manager, Information Technology $137,352.85 $545.70
ING WILLY Project Leader, Transportation Project Office $103,580.75 $424.32
JACKSON ALLEN Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.10 $414.12
JACKSON JEFFREY Director, Revenue and Materiel Management $165,247.77 $659.43
JACOB ANN Manager, Community Services $103,580.75 $424.32
JAKOBSON MARGARETA Manager, Office Services $105,421.23 $431.10
JAMIESON RANDALL Senior Project Manager, Park Development $122,049.06 $487.05
JAY MARTIN Captain, Fire Suppression $108,298.53 $414.12
JERAJ AL City Surveyor $103,580.75 $424.32
JETHVA REKHA Manager, Information Technology $133,409.71 $545.70
JOHNSON FREDERIC Captain, Fire Suppression $108,301.70 $414.12
JOHNSTON MARY-LOU Manager, Business Development $124,267.71 $518.16
JOLLEY MICHAEL Captain, Fire Suppression $104,055.79 $401.16
KAN LINCOLN Manager, Environmental Services $130,404.50 $532.44
KANAMALA SUNIL KUMAR Supervisor, Transit Infrastructure Management $106,469.55 $424.32
KARADZHOV YASEN Transit Operator $104,787.78 $262.65
KEATING MIKE E. Manager, Transit Vehicle Maintenance $138,465.02 $545.70
KELLY ANDREW Fire Captain $110,782.67 $416.52
KELLY LORI Manager, Strategic Talent Management $135,836.25 $545.70
KENEALY ROY Superintendent, Operational Support $121,272.27 $486.54
KENT GARY CHARLES Commissioner, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer $178,239.28 $690.03
KERNAN PAUL District Chief, Fire $122,138.16 $470.40
KETTLE HAROLD Technical Specialist $116,272.50 $424.32
KEUPER DALTON INGRID Library Community Development Specialist $103,580.75 $424.32
KHAN JAVED Traffic Signal Contract Coordinator $104,075.81 $389.64
KIRKPATRICK ROBERT Fire Captain $108,317.82 $414.12
KNIGHT MARLENE Manager, Materiel Management $137,352.85 $545.70
KOMOROWSKI EDWARD Maintenance Contract Coordinator $113,900.83 $389.64
KOPAMEES ALAR Captain, Fire Suppression $108,298.38 $414.12
KOZIOL DAREK Traffic Operator Technologist $100,129.37 $342.72
KRAMER THERESA Manager, Community Development $108,596.22 $444.21
KREMER RONALD Supervisor, Infrastructure Services $120,113.54 $482.97
KRISMAN GRANT Captain, Fire Suppression $108,281.70 $419.52
KRMPOTIC JACK Captain, Fire Suppression $103,090.01 $401.16
LADHANI ALIKHAN Project Leader, Information Technology $104,238.25 $0.00
LAING DEBORAH Fire Communications Officer $122,494.29 $411.60
LAING GREGORY Deputy Fire Chief, Operations and Training $166,691.83 $6,133.79
LAMANNA ANTHONY Systems Specialist $116,779.73 $389.64
LAMANNA SABINA Human Resources Business Partner Manager $119,115.18 $487.05
LANGHAM SIMON Project Leader, Hansen Enterprise Team $113,272.19 $462.57
LAURENCE BRIAN Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.33 $414.12
LAW WENDY Deputy City Solicitor, Municipal Law $162,866.40 $639.54
LECKEY BARBARA Manager of Zoning and Zoning Administrator $111,974.81 $444.72
LEE FRANK Manager, Information Technology $132,836.20 $543.66
LEI GUANG Transit Operator $108,819.01 $262.65
LEVESQUE ROBERT Director, Engineering and Works $128,142.40 $524.45
LIBOIRON ROBERT Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.10 $414.12
LIN YUNGFU Project Leader, Departmental Systems $119,115.18 $487.05
LITMAN BEVERLEY Manager, Recreation Facility $109,302.00 $446.76
LO FREDERICK Project Leader $101,143.65 $395.76
LOCHNER KEVIN Captain, Fire Suppression $103,099.79 $401.16
LONGMUIR GAVIN Manager, Forestry $111,869.17 $456.96
LYONS STEVEN Firefighter $105,069.67 $366.73
LYTLE DENISE Information Technology Performance Management Specialist $101,583.31 $424.32
MACDONALD DEBBIE Manager, Library Shared Services $121,462.28 $487.05
MACDONALD HEATHER Director, Strategic Housing Initiative and Business Services $165,797.76 $659.43
MACEACHERN DAVID Training Officer, Fire $109,455.73 $419.52
MACKENZIE CHRISTINA Manager, Creative Services $107,662.75 $424.32
MAJCHER LAURIE Manager, Business Improvement and Management Sport Office $131,438.07 $536.52
MAKURAT ROBERT Captain, Fire Suppression $103,102.25 $401.28
MALO STEPHANE Captain, Fire Suppression $103,203.99 $399.18
MANN JOHN Captain, Fire Suppression $111,151.74 $411.48
MANSFIELD DOROTHY Area Manager, Library Services $122,681.08 $500.65
MARCUCCI DAVID Manager, Park Planning $133,409.71 $545.70
MARGIOTTA DAVID Manager, Transit Operations $132,935.21 $544.17
MARINOFF GEOFF Director, Transit $188,162.03 $755.31
MARION DAVID Manager, Geomatics $140,080.01 $572.73
MARIUZ CARLA Project Manager $100,452.47 $410.96
MARLAND RUTH Strategic Leader, Community Initiative Team $112,879.53 $462.06
MARSHALL GREIG Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.71 $414.12
MARTINO TRACEY Manager, Planning & Administration $109,564.01 $447.78
MASINI IAN Supervisor, Compliance and License $100,560.01 $411.06
MASLIWEC MICHAEL Manager, Financial Services $133,409.71 $545.70
MATHESON SHAWN Division Chief, Training $135,455.33 $538.65
MATTEIS JOSEPH Captain, Fire Suppression $104,233.59 $401.16
MAY HARLEY Captain, Fire Suppression $105,682.87 $411.61
MAZZOCATO BART Captain, Fire Suppression $105,688.83 $411.48
MCADAM PHILIP Captain, Fire Suppression $108,297.92 $416.52
MCCALLION HAZEL Mayor $136,640.92 $1,521.59
MCCUTCHEON STEPHEN Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.39 $414.12
MCDONALD NEAL Assistant Superintendent, Vehicle Maintenance $101,686.66 $415.65
MCDONALD WILLIAM Captain, Fire Suppression $103,106.21 $401.16
MCDOUGALL JOHN Fire Chief $179,583.42 $3,351.35
MCGUGAN MELISSA Legal Counsel, Municipal Law $112,349.65 $76.16
MCLEAN MARCELL Fire Communications Officer $108,497.31 $371.83
MCLELLAN STEVE Superintendent, Operations $107,069.09 $433.84
MCNALLY MARTIN Fire Captain $108,337.25 $414.12
MCPHAIL DUANE Captain, Fire Suppression $108,302.45 $414.12
MCQUINN MICHAEL Captain, Fire Suppression $102,936.11 $396.74
MCVEETY MARK Captain, Fire Suppression $106,412.90 $406.94
MEEHAN DOUGLAS Manager, Compliance and Licence $128,767.81 $511.53
MEEK KEVIN Captain, Fire Suppression $103,083.50 $401.16
MELVILLE ANDREW Fire Captain $108,364.07 $416.52
MENEZES ERIC Supervisor, Street Lighting $100,813.28 $401.88
MESIH CONNIE Manager, Revenue & Taxation $137,352.85 $545.70
MICHELUCCI ENIO Contract Administrator, Trees $102,217.51 $342.72
MILEDI MORRIS Mechanic, Fire $103,106.20 $401.94
MITCHAM PAUL ARTHUR Commissioner, Community Services $197,788.76 $12,278.52
MITCHELL
JULIE Manager, Recreation Facility $101,735.71 $416.91
MONK DAVID Firefighter $100,458.84 $348.12
MONTALBANO LUCIA Manager, Risk Management $123,809.38 $487.05
MONTGOMERY WILLIAM Fire Captain $108,804.72 $414.12
MOORE ALLAN Captain, Fire Suppression $108,307.00 $414.12
MORAES FERNANDO Project Manager, Architectural $120,459.27 $484.50
MORITA DARREN Manager, Development Engineering $107,469.06 $439.86
MORLEY JAMES Manager, Client Services $132,914.21 $543.66
MORTON SAMUEL Transit Operator $100,242.80 $262.65
MOULTON ALAN Fire Captain $108,422.14 $414.12
MUJAWAZ AHMAD Project Manager, Structural $119,115.18 $487.05
MURDOCK WENDY Manager, Recreation Facility $105,494.09 $431.97
MURPHY ANNE Area Manager, Library Services $121,462.28 $487.05
MUSIAL HENRY Fire Captain $108,316.72 $414.12
NADON RAYMOND Fire Captain $108,420.05 $419.52
NASATO PAUL Supervisor, Works Maintenance and Operations $120,814.32 $423.81
NG NORMAN Supervisor, Information Technology Service Desk $123,809.38 $487.05
NGUYEN ANDY Project Leader, Recreation & Culture $101,832.78 $416.16
NIKIFOROS COSTAS Supervisor, Building Inspection $104,969.27 $422.28
NORWOOD STEPHEN Captain, Fire Suppression $108,301.60 $414.12
NUCIFORA GINO Captain, Fire Prevention $108,702.94 $416.52
O’NEILL BARRY Manager, Recreation Facility $108,596.22 $444.21
OAKLEAF KATHY Manager, Community Services $101,579.02 $353.26
OFFLESS KEVIN Senior Inspector $111,409.61 $330.99
ORMOND MARK Platoon Chief $136,365.87 $527.64
OSBORNE BRENDA Director, Environment $129,758.85 $530.40
PALA ZELJKO Transit Operator $103,230.01 $262.65
PALLADINE PAUL Supervisor, Works Maintenance and Operations $125,724.63 $424.32
PALLADINO ANTHONY Maintenance Contract Coordinator $104,886.68 $340.17
PARDY ROGER Captain, Fire Suppression $108,280.71 $419.52
PARISI PAUL Captain, Fire Suppression $105,685.82 $411.48
PARSONS PETER Senior Inspector $115,760.53 $275.57
PARTIPILO JOSEPH Senior Inspector $127,725.95 $330.99
PARTRIDGE JOHN Captain, Fire Suppression $103,102.89 $401.16
PASSFIELD GORDON Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.13 $414.12
PATERSON EDWARD Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.10 $414.12
PATON CAROLYN Manager, Corporate Business Planning $110,148.29 $450.33
PAULSON JESSE Information Technology Specialist $108,707.70 $389.64
PAVAN LESLEY Project Manager, Transportation and Infrastructure Planning $119,974.20 $499.80
PEARCE DUSTIN Firefighter $100,022.48 $348.12
PEARCE RICHARD Enterprise Geographic Information System Project Leader $117,274.42 $487.05
PENNY BASIL Operations Supervisor $101,038.67 $413.10
PENTELIUK DAVID Project Leader $105,621.75 $424.32
PERKINS ROBERT Building Services and Operations Supervisor $112,111.09 $389.64
PERROTTA CHARLENE Manager, Prosecutions $107,108.70 $438.60
PERROTTA GIUSEPPE Manager, Transportation Planning $127,812.43 $522.24
PERRY CAROL Tax System Coordinator $116,818.22 $487.05
PETRI MATHIAS Building Services and Operations Supervisor $108,285.95 $389.64
PETRI SUSAN Application Portfolio Coordinator – Hansen $103,047.41 $437.58
PETROSONIAK STEVE Fire Captain $108,807.79 $414.12
PHANEUF PATRICK Superintendent, Transit Maintenance $126,315.07 $501.33
PHELPS GREGORY Plans Examination Officer, Fire $112,125.11 $428.53
PHILLIPS BENTLEY Development Planner $101,508.73 $1,001.64
PICO FERMIN Manager, Transit Business Systems $128,767.81 $511.53
PIETTE LAURA Director, Parks and Forestry $164,331.07 $659.43
PINCHAK JAROSLAW Maintenance Contract Coordinator $100,160.82 $334.05
PIRES PAUL Transit Operator $100,928.72 $512.65
PITU DAN Portal Administrator $102,818.05 $389.64
PITUSHKA JOSEPH Director, Engineering and Works $157,015.35 $604.18
PLUMMER DARREN Captain, Fire Suppression $103,262.31 $396.74
POCOCK STANLEY Security Area Manager $102,105.71 $417.18
POGUE JOHN Manager, Hershey Sports Zone $110,800.53 $452.37
POIRIER EMILE Operations Supervisor $100,560.01 $411.06
POITRAS RAY Manager, Development South $125,398.23 $499.29
POLETTO MARIO District Chief, Fire $121,019.75 $457.77
POTTON MICHAEL Manager, Recreation Facility $100,205.50 $409.53
POWELL MARTIN Commissioner, Transportation and Works $205,583.40 $14,623.25
PRUE DENISE Manager, 311 Citizen Contact Centre $104,205.47 $425.34
RAJA MANJIT Senior Database Administrator $106,725.80 $424.32
RAMER ALLEN Captain, Fire Suppression $103,100.83 $401.28
RECK KIMBERLY District Manager, South $126,748.69 $518.67
REID MAVIS Corporate Manager, Compensation and Benefits $119,115.18 $487.05
REPPINGTON ARON Fire Captain $106,838.23 $401.16
RICHARD PAUL Fire Captain $114,890.12 $416.52
RIDDELL LOUISE ANN Manager, Strategic Healthy Workplace $137,352.85 $545.70
RIDLEY LAWRENCE Firefighter $102,924.67 $366.73
RIVERS DEBORAH Human Resources Business Partner Manager $119,115.18 $487.05
ROBERTS NIGEL Manager, Departmental Systems $127,346.84 $520.20
ROBILLOS
JODI District Manager, Recreation $114,572.85 $468.01
ROMKEMA MARK Captain, Fire Suppression $103,102.60 $401.16
ROSE DUILIO Manager, Animal Services $108,990.70 $445.74
ROURKE TANYA Fire Communications Co-ordinator $106,536.77 $366.52
ROUSE CHRISTOPHER Manager, Planning and Building Development North $112,690.44 $460.53
ROWSELL JEFF Manager, Information Technology $102,274.77 $419.22
ROY DARRELL Fire Captain $112,346.49 $419.52
RUFFINI LORENZO Manager, Strategic Community Initiatives $133,409.71 $545.70
RUSNOV DIANA Manager, Legal Services and Deputy City Clerk $123,809.38 $487.05
RUTKA DAVID Captain, Fire Suppression $103,101.14 $401.16
SACCO FRANK Senior Inspector $109,366.24 $330.99
SAJECKI EDWARD Commissioner, Planning and Building $205,583.40 $10,192.97
SANDERSON RONALD Manager, Realty Services $138,667.23 $545.70
SAVERY DON Captain, Fire Suppression $108,273.15 $416.77
SAVERY DOUGLAS Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.10 $414.12
SAVINI EZIO Director, Building & Chief Building Officer $154,375.45 $631.38
SCARANGELLA MICHAEL Captain, Fire Suppression $108,284.62 $419.52
SCOTT BRUCE Supervisor, Geographic Information System Client Support $103,580.75 $424.32
SCRACE DAVID Senior Inspector $113,119.03 $330.99
SHAIKH ABDUL WAHEE Transportation Project Manager $118,018.29 $481.95
SHAO KELVIN Systems Specialist $109,578.53 $389.64
SHAO YIDAN Information Technology Specialist $109,731.06 $423.30
SHARANEWYCH DARIA Manager, Central Children’s Department $103,580.75 $424.32
SHARP EDWARD Manager, Collection Management $105,362.44 $431.12
SHARPE KEN Captain, Fire Suppression $108,299.98 $414.12
SHAW DAVID Captain, Fire Suppression $105,691.15 $411.48
SHEA TREVOR Training Officer, Fire $103,303.99 $396.74
SHELTON JEFF Firefighter $102,541.17 $366.73
SHETH RAJ Director, Facilities & Property Management $159,587.22 $652.80
SHIN DAVID Project Leader, Enterprise Systems $119,115.18 $487.05
SHIRLEY MICHAEL Transit Operator $106,939.66 $262.65
SIMPSON PAUL Captain, Fire Suppression $108,252.85 $419.77
SINGH NAVIN Transit Operator $105,633.14 $262.65
SKINNER MARC Manager, Golf and Food Services $108,759.18 $444.72
SLACK SHAWN Director, Information Technology $166,042.23 $659.43
SMITH DAVID Captain, Fire Suppression $103,200.49 $387.90
SMITH GORDON Platoon Chief $164,544.92 $527.13
SMYLIE JEFF Environmental Engineer $108,990.70 $445.74
SNOW ALLAN Information Technology Specialist $104,820.67 $389.64
SNOW ROBERT Captain, Fire Suppression $108,298.38 $414.12
SOCOL MONICA Technical Business Analyst $110,390.12 $384.54
SONI VIPULCHANDR Transit Operator $106,129.74 $262.65
SOUSA ALCIDES Manager, Traffic Engineering & Operations $134,161.23 $541.62
SOUSA DREW Manager, Employee Health Services $106,642.25 $424.32
SPAGNOLO FRANK Manager, Plan Examination Service $123,809.38 $487.05
SPENCER KAREN Director, City Strategy and Innovation $110,152.71 $456.28
SPERANZO MICHAEL Transit Operator $111,245.45 $262.65
STEFANKA RANDY Maintenance Standards and Permits Supervisor $110,981.89 $389.64
STEINBACH ALBERT Senior Internal Auditor $123,809.38 $487.05
STEWART TERRY Training Officer, Fire $104,382.18 $401.16
STEWART YVONNE Fire Communications Officer $103,111.73 $401.28
STICKEL ROBERT Project Manager, Information Technology $126,907.44 $515.95
STOCK-MACDONALD KARYN Business & Innovation Consultant $104,057.32 $422.28
STOJANOVIC ALEXANDER Transit Operator $100,347.70 $262.65
STOREN JO-ANNE Manager, Community Services $103,580.75 $424.32
STUMPF CRAIG Network Architect $104,995.22 $429.93
SUBIC ZELJKO Capital Project Manager $102,657.17 $419.22
SULLIVAN MIKE Captain, Fire Suppression $112,803.35 $411.48
SULZ-MCDOWELL INGRID Manager, Development Planning Service Centre $125,398.23 $499.29
SZCZEPANSKI STEFAN Manager, Park Development $136,695.66 $545.70
TAGGART MARCIA Legal Counsel, Litigation & Planning $134,382.06 $550.29
TANABE SUSAN Manager of Community Planning $111,008.65 $472.77
TAPLEY TIMOTHY Captain, Fire Suppression $108,295.45 $416.52
TAYLOR JOHN Firefighter $104,871.41 $366.73
TAYLOR MARK Captain, Fire Suppression $108,281.68 $419.52
TAYLOR STUART District Manager, Recreation $135,027.41 $545.70
THOMAS KEVIN Captain, Fire Suppression $103,095.35 $401.16
THORNTON ROBERT Manager, Recreation Facility $109,630.95 $448.29
TIBERIA MARIO Captain, Fire Suppression $105,682.31 $411.48
TIEN SAMSON Information Technology Portfolio Coordinator $119,115.18 $487.05
TIFFIN RANDY Fire Communications Officer $130,386.80 $401.28
TIMUKAS PAUL Captain, Fire Suppression $108,298.38 $414.12
TOMAS FRANK Information Technology Specialist $108,201.69 $389.64
TONER STEVEN District Chief, Fire $119,924.93 $461.29
TOPIWALA HARISH Team Leader, Budgets and Financial Reporting $104,748.43 $424.32
TORRESAN ALESSANDRO Supervisor, Transportation Infrastructure $100,899.92 $405.18
TOWERS CLIFF Supervisor, Parks Operation $102,950.18 $389.64
TRACE JOHN Manager, Garry W. Morden Centre $109,446.39 $424.32
TRAIN MARK District Chief, Fire $121,283.73 $468.63
TRANG THANH Mechanic, Transit $103,034.42 $1,511.61
TRAVISS JASON Fire Captain $105,007.86 $401.16
TRETROP SVEN Information Technology Manager, Mobile Applications and Workforce $133,409.71 $545.70
TRUONG KENNETH Capital Project Manager $121,462.28 $487.05
TUDINO DOMENIC Legal Counsel, Real Estate Law $142,477.14 $582.42
TUNIO ISHTIAQUE Capital Project Manager $118,505.87 $486.18
TURZA STEVE Captain, Fire Suppression $108,280.85 $419.52
TYNDALL LARRY Team Leader, SharePoint Collaboration Services $123,809.38 $487.05
UBA ROBIN Manager, Business Improvement and Management Sport Office $132,822.95 $543.66
UFKES MICHAEL Firefighter $101,984.26 $348.12
UNWIN REYNOLD Captain, Fire Suppression $108,298.43 $414.12
VARCOE CHRISTOPHER Fire Captain $105,590.73 $401.28
VARELA SHELLI Captain, Fire Suppression $105,696.26 $411.60
VASEY MARK Captain, Fire Suppression $108,298.38 $414.12
VERNACE LUIGI Financial Analyst $103,731.45 $389.64
VESEY MARY LYNN Manager, Learning and Organizational Development $114,332.29 $458.49
VUKOVIC ANTUN Head Of Mechanical Division, Fire $115,518.77 $428.53
WAIGHT ELIZABETH Legal Counsel, Municipal Law $142,477.14 $582.42
WALSH BRIAN Division Chief, Fleet, Facilities & Equipment $147,000.16 $587.10
WALSH GRAHAM Legal Counsel, Labour and Employment $137,096.19 $561.00
WARAICH SUKHRAJ Transit Operator $108,185.24 $262.65
WARD ROBERT Captain, Fire Suppression $106,629.88 $411.48
WATERS DONNA Supervisor, Development Area $104,444.25 $424.32
WATTS JOHN Captain, Fire Suppression $104,182.88 $401.28
WATTS TIM Senior Inspector $102,201.21 $330.99
WAUGH MARK Investment Portfolio Manager $109,094.10 $429.59
WAYOW KENDALL Senior Project Manager, Capital Projects $128,352.51 $511.53
WEBSTER BARBARA Senior Internal Auditor $114,440.31 $467.67
WELLS EDWARD Captain, Fire Suppression $108,300.32 $414.12
WHITTEMORE ANDREW Manager, Culture Planning $106,589.99 $436.05
WHYTE CHERYL ANN Transit Operator $100,286.05 $512.65
WICKENS ANDREW Manager, Parks $133,409.71 $545.70
WILLIAMS BRUCE Manager, Fleet $137,352.85 $545.70
WILLIAMS MATTHEW Project Manager $107,885.19 $430.95
WILLOCK SHARON Director, Human Resources $172,998.84 $683.91
WILSON CALVIN Mechanic, Fire $100,953.90 $390.96
WILSON CRAIG Database Administrator $104,267.07 $424.32
WILSON DEREK Captain, Fire Suppression $103,090.03 $401.16
WONG ANN Manager, Financial Services $109,737.03 $448.80
WONG PUI CHEUNG Deployment and Integration Specialist $103,580.75 $424.32
WRIGHT GEOFF Director, Transportation Project Office and Business Services $166,042.23 $679.43
YERXA KELLY Deputy City Solicitor, Litigation, Planning & Development $153,720.29 $639.54
YEUNG SIU Systems Architect $119,115.19 $487.05
YOUNG STUART Manager, Parks Operations $108,796.10 $418.20
ZIMMERMAN GLENN Captain, Fire Suppression $103,104.05 $401.16


For comparison check out our March 24, 2012 blog, City of Mississauga “Sunshine List” 2012 (Salary Disclosure for 2011) plus comparatives (Salary Disclosure for 2010) and (Salary Disclosure for 2006) for the 2011 Sunshine List.

And last year’s City of Mississauga’s Sunshine List Salary Disclosure 2013 (Disclosure for 2012) –and previous years for comparison

And to continue our annual Sunshine List tradition, this continues to be as good a time as any to warn readers that Freedom of Information (as well as video) has confirmed that City of Mississauga Staff LIE. And based on the new additions to the City of Mississauga Sunshine List, Lying certainly has its rewards.

See video for details

Mississauga blogger to City of Mississauga Director of Corporate Security, “CITY STAFF LIE.” (2:27 min)

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

HAZEL MCCALLION QUOTE ON STAFF NON-COMPLIANCE TO POLICIES (AUDIT COMMITTEE 090511) "There seems to be a complete disregard for policy."

“CSIS” database confirms City of Mississauga Corporate Security’s Reign of Error after Error after Error after Error after Error after

December 16th, 2013  

It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog. Wow, last one was December 2, 2013. Right now I’m heavily into analyzing the City of Mississauga Corporate Security (MissCorpSec) database and in the process I have to learn Excel. The database is a record of 5,381 incidents of bans and arrests courtesy of City of Mississauga Corporate Security guards, Contract Security guards, City of Mississauga Corporate Security Area Managers (SAMs) as well as those issued by Security Manager, Jamie Hillis.

In an email, Ken Owen, Director of MissCorpSec once referred to the database as “non-robust”. Such classic MYTHissaugaspeak from that individual! “Non-robust”…

Tell you what. YOU decide about “non-robust”. Take a peek at the City of Mississauga Corporate Security “CSIS” database (below). But first, some background.

As a way of familiarizing myself with the MissCorpSec database, I began a colour-coding exercise: Red for failure to record key information like “Complexion” (aka Race/Ethnicity) or omitting two related pieces of information like Date of Birth and AgeRangeID so the person receiving the ban could be an 8 year old —or 88.

8 or 88… Think that’s preposterous? Well City of Mississauga Corporate Security has banned someone as young as 8 and as old at 89!

The difficulty for me is figuring out how to analyze what Director Ken Owen calls a “non-robust” database and what I call a total piece of disgrace-to-public-service-piece-of-shit.

By our count over 1,700 of 5,381 Security incidents contained either errors or omissions. That’s over 30% of all entries for the “Trust Quality Excellence” “Best City in Canada” whose Mayor brags that they “Lead Canada in management”.

Sometimes while the Date of Birth is missing, at least City of Mississauga Security guards entered the AgeRangeID. The problem was there were numerous circumstances where 15 year olds were assigned the 16 – 20 AgeRange. Or a 16 year old was assigned 11 – 15. Or 26 – 30. You get the idea.

So even when the Date of Birth was missing, you could draw little confidence from a MissCorpSec guard filling in the AgeRange. And it isn’t just that. With Date of Birth missing what use is the AgeRange 16 – 20? Was that person a minor or a 19 – 20 year old?

Seriously. How do you go about analyzing such a piece of crap? How could anyone be confident in drawing any conclusions from it? Have Hazel McCallion and her Councillors been lying to us since at least May 2006—or just not paying attention? You can’t look at the City of Mississauga Corporate Security database and believe City of Mississauga Staff are accountable. If the Mayor and Council even remotely expected some oversight and consequences from senior Staff, we would not be wading through the shitterie that is their “CSIS” database.

We will be responding to all Corporate Reports authored by Security Manager Jamie Hillis and Security Area Manager, Cathie Evans from Spring 2010 to current. In these semi-annual reports they summarized bans, arrests and even “trends” of this database…

Imagine. Hillis and Evans provided no caveats about the “non-robust”ness of this database. (Most telling) not one word about “Complexion”!…

I will say this. When I warned Hazel McCallion and Councillors about City of Mississauga Corporate Security —about the lying, about the chronic disregard for Policy, about behaviour that confirmed Security bosses saw themselves as untouchable to any accountability, a rogue force and Law Unto Themselves— the City of Mississauga Corporate Security database still took me by surprise at just how bad it really was….

So here in its Full-Callous-Disregard-for-Policy are the over 1,700 incidents containing errors, omissions or just stinks of plain stupid.

You’re best to click here for the original size version that I uploaded to Flickr:  www.flickr.com/photos/43172810@N00/11405203586/sizes/o

And here’s the City of Mississauga Corporate Security database, FYI, squished into 640 pixels across…

City of Mississauga Corporate Security database: Sample of over 1,700 errors or omissions in entries

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

“Contrary to your allegations, it is because the City does not discriminate on the basis of age and ethnicity that there are no records to be found based on such categories.”

–Mayor Hazel McCallion, April 16, 2007 email

Christmas Mississauga Council meeting 2006: Trying to warn Mississauga Council about City of Mississauga Corporate Security but aborted. December 13, 2006
Christmas Mississauga Council meeting 2006: Trying to warn Mississauga Council about City of Mississauga Corporate Security but aborted. December 13, 2006

 

 

Letters to Hazel McCallion: “Urging that the City of Mississauga MUST NOT fill their Manager, Security position internally. ”

December 2nd, 2013  

This document was sent to Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion on November 24, 2013 and a corrected version was emailed today. We provide it here for the record.

City of Mississauga Corporate Security LETTERS TO HAZEL MCCALLION logo

Hi Madam Mayor,

I hope that you are well.

Please forgive my haste and know that the supporting evidence (Freedom of Information and audio/video) can be prepared and brought forth in good time, but right now it is more important to bring this urgent request to your attention before a decision is made.

On November 12, 2013, as a result of receiving an email advising me that the City could not reveal the name of a City of Mississauga Corporate Security (MissCorpSec) Area Manager, I went to your website at mississauga.ca to see if I could find a name that way.

As is my practice I checked your Jobs and Careers page.

Imagine my SHOCK finding the job, “Manager, Security” posted the very same day!

“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.”

Madam Mayor, you, Council, and the City Manager, MUST NOT fill the Manager, Security position internally.

I remind you of an instruction you gave to Staff (and especially Jamie Hillis) at the March 17, 2008 Audit Committee meeting. Recall that you were reviewing the first-ever Security public complaints procedure and you said how important this document was.

And then, you pointedly told all there, “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.”

To which Jamie Hillis responded, “Yes. Absolutely.”  It takes the most cursory of looks at City of Mississauga Corporate Security’s “CSIS” database to confirm that “Yes. Absolutely.” was a lie.

Hazel McCallion quote: “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.” --Mayor Hazel McCallion at the March 17, 2008 Audit Committee
Another lie was that the City does not collect records on Ethnicity.

Your April 16, 2007 email to me states:

“Contrary to your allegations, it is because the City does not discriminate on the basis of age and ethnicity that there are no records to be found based on such categories.”
I know you didn’t write that Madam Mayor, but someone on Staff turned you into a liar. That’s why I wanted a name. I still want the name of the individual who made that statement. It’s a blatant lie — a lie that extends all the way back to at least January 2006. Corporate Security collected a lot more personal information on citizens than just Age and Ethnicity.

And ready for this? Remember that 9/10 year old girl that Security banned for 30 days from three facilities at once? Turns out she wasn’t the youngest! The MissCorpSec “CSIS” database confirms they banned an 8 year old boy for 30 days as well.

So much for the Peel Youth Charter…

I’m asking that you, Madam Mayor, personally oversee the hiring of the new Manager of City of Mississauga Corporate Security. There is not enough time right now to explain why all MissCorpSec’s SAMs (Security Area Managers) need to be replaced, and for that matter, Supervisors as well.

One step at a time, and the very best thing you can do for youth/citizens is to poach a new Security Manager who is “sensitive to the fact that we are dealing with the public” and “will give them every understanding possible.”

This implies that the candidate would have a high standard of ethics and would be willing, and ideally eager, to submit to the Province’s public complaints procedure under Bill 159.

Ministry of Community Safety Correctional Services Private Security Investigative Public Complaints
In his book “Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga”, author Tom Urbaniak implied that when you go fishing, Madam Mayor, it isn’t just for salmon. You’ve been known to “poach” for City Staff.

On page 4 in his book, Urbaniak states that you have “spared few efforts to recruit seasoned top bureaucrats, sometimes even poaching respected senior provincial public servants.”

Madam Mayor, I urge you to poach and ensure we get a new Security Manager “who is sensitive to the fact that he is dealing with the public and should give them every understanding possible”.

I’ve been documenting City of Toronto Corporate Security during Toronto Council meetings (November 13 and 18, 2013). That might be a good place to start…

Respectfully,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

EXHIBIT 131124 01 “Contrary to your allegations, it is because the City does not discriminate on the basis of age and ethnicity that there are no records to be found based on such categories.”       –Mayor Hazel McCallion, April 16, 2007 email

In an April 16, 2007 email, Hazel McCallion denies that City of Mississauga Corporate Security keeps records on Age and Ethnicity. Who at the City of Mississauga is responsible for the Mayor's VERY false statement?
EXHIBIT 131124 02 Print screen of City of Mississauga Corporate Security “CSIS” database.

Despite heated, chronic denials by the City, Freedom of Information eventually confirmed that City of Mississauga Security also kept records on ethnicity in Column “R” under the heading “Complexion”.

Not only that but since January 1, 2006 the “CSIS” database had Caucasian spelled “Caucasion” and it would seem City of Mississauga Corporate Security also thinks that European is a complexion.

City of Mississauga Corporate Security "CSIS" database classifies European as a complexion

EXHIBIT 131124 03  3/19/2007 -0400,  March 19, 2007 email Our File:  07/030

“In any event, please be advised that the City treats all its residents fairly regardless of language or ethnicity.”

The fact is, the City does NOT treat “residents fairly regardless of language or ethnicity”.

For example, if you are banned or arrested by “Contract Security” on City property (see below), you can file a complaint with the province under Bill 159. Not so if you’re unfortunate enough meet up with a City of Mississauga Corporate Security guard. You are then denied that route and can only “complain” through the City’s Staff-drafted public complaints process –where the Security bosses “investigate” –a Freedom of Information confirmed Road to Nowhere.

City of Mississauga's confirmed use of "Contract Security" turns residents into Haves and Have Nots.

Hazel McCallion quote: “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.” --Mayor Hazel McCallion at the March 17, 2008 Audit Committee
Cc Jim Tovey; Pat Mullin; Chris Fonseca; Frank Dale; Ron Starr; Nando Iannicca; Katie Mahoney; Pat Saito; Sue McFadden; George Carlson; John Stewart (Mississauga News); Emil Kolb; Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin,

Cc: Crystal Greer; MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

THE McCALLION LETTERS

Email 01 sent October 8, 2013 4:57 PM   Letters to Hazel McCallion: The McCallion Letters, “Request for a Meeting with the Mayor” Factum #1

Letters to Hazel McCallion: The McCallion Letters, “Request for a Meeting with the Mayor” Factum #1

October 4th, 2013  

City of Mississauga Corporate Security LETTERS TO HAZEL MCCALLION logo

[I REQUEST THAT THIS COMMUNICATION BE INCLUDED AS CORRESPONDENCE IN THE OCTOBER 9, 2013 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES AND OCTOBER 21, 2013 GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MINUTES]

Dear Madam Mayor,

I’m sitting on the floor outside the Security Office as Crime Awareness Day 2013 is happening all around me. I can think of no more fitting way to finally deliver on my February 2010 promise to meet with you to discuss my concerns relating to the City’s governance in general, and your Corporate Security “force” in particular.

Please remember that I requested permission to document our meeting on video and you responded with “anything you want”. I also understand that at best, I might be able to get an hour of your time. I propose that we meet on Monday, October 6, 2014 –just over a year from now. I chose this date for three reasons.

First I’ve attended enough court sessions to know that to make the most efficient use of time, lawyers exchange factums. I propose to do that as well –provide you a series of factums over the course of a year, to be included in Council and Governance Committee minutes. These factums will be Freedom of Information documents, and audio/video evidence (ie: Staff
interviews, meetings, speeches etc).

The Oxford dictionary defines “factum” as:

factum

noun (pluralfactums /-təmz/ or facta /-tə/) Law chiefly Canadiana
statement of the facts of a case.

I’m sure you’ll agree that if I state something supported with Freedom of Information, audio, or video evidence, then the factum will indeed be “facts of a case”. Your Staff can review each and respond where they see I might be in error. Or not.

Second, I propose meeting a year from now because by the time of our meeting I will be 65 and officially a senior.

My third and final reason for waiting a year is that I know that nothing I say or do will actually have any effect on anything, other than setting the record straight and finally answering your question.

What question?

You asked it during the October 16, 2008 Peel Police Homicide Information Session at Peel Regional Council. Frustrated by the spike in homicides that year, you’d asked Chief Metcalfe and Peel Regional Council, “We’re spending a lot of money on programs. What is missing?”

You asked “What is missing?” five years ago. I submit that the answer to your “What is missing?” goes a long way to explain what is missing in the McMurtry/Curling Review of the Roots of Youth Violence report.

The City’s 2013 Crime Awareness day is a rainy, gray affair and I’ve taken enough time sitting on the floor of the Great Hall.

So please slot a time for me for Monday, October 6, 2014 (or later). I look forward to a productive hour of your time.

You have my very best wishes,

Ursula
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

City of Mississauga Corporate Security boss Jamie Hillis' November 27. 2007 email secured through Freedom of Information


 

[Exhibit 1  Freedom of Information confirms ban of 9-10 year old girl Nov 14, 2008. Next page.]

City of Mississauga Corporate Security, Special Occurrence Report, 9/10 year old girl BANNED and punishment more harsh than many adults

 

 

[Exhibit 2   Email to Freedom of Information coordinator Barbara McEwan asking who at City of Mississauga Corporate Security told her the City’s banning database had only two fields. [BOLDED for emphasis. Grayed when less relevant]

From: MISSISSAUGA WATCH <mississauga_watch@yahoo.com>
To: Barbara McEwan <Barbara.McEwan@mississauga.ca>
Cc: Ken Owen <Ken.Owen@mississauga.ca>; mississauga_watch@yahoo.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 8:19 AM
Subject: Question regarding my February 2007 FOI request

Hi Ms. McEwan,I’ve just finished an email to Ken Owen clarifying what I would like for an update on the list of bans, trespasses and arrests (BTA’s) that I first requested as in FOI back in February 2007. Back then you may recall I told you that I was concerned about MissCorpSec’s banning practices and wanted to analyze their BTA records especially as it related to facility, ethnicity and age.If you were in Council back in December 2006 (yes, that long ago) it was the first time I tried to give a deputation on MissCorpSec practices.McCallion and Bench intmidated me so much that I chickened out and aborted.It’s been that long that I’ve been emailing The Corporation, trying to get McCallion et al to analyze the bans/trepasses/arrests of MissCorpSec especially as it pertained to “at-risk youth”. The Mayor’s subsequent December 2006 email-refusal to investigate and assurance that the city “treated all citizens fairly” led me to Freedom of Information.I came to you and FOI for MissCorpSec banning records.I know that in our talks about what I wanted in that first ban/trespass/arrest printout, I told you that I was worred about how MissCorpSec dealt with Youth and especially visible minority youth.I also informed you that I wished to analyze any trends based on facilities, age and even ethnicity of those banned, arrested etc. I requested records for a decade.You may recall that when you told me that MissCorpSec only began keeping computer records since January 2006. I hope that you can recall that you also said, that the only data MissCorpSec kept were  “two fields”.I’ve posted that FOI list to the Net long ago and allow me to aim you at just as an example. Please take a look.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43172810@N00/448642308/sizes/o/in/set-72157600092315322/

As you can see Freedom of Information provided me with just two fields. “Date of Issue” and “Cause of Ban”.

You may recall that I was incredulous. I asked you how Mayor McCallion could assure me in email that Mississauga treated citizens fairly if MissCorpSec only kept those two fields and that therefore it was impossible to analyze and back up such an assurance.

You may recall the massive effort I expended to secure the original “tags” in order to snare more details like facility name, age etc even if it were just the arrests. You know that I even headed out to Burnamthorpe Court House for those tags. I even emailed McCallion again asking for an estimate of how much it would cost to find the “shadows” (the people banned, trespass, arrested) and tags.

Yet Brampton Corporate Security gave me the info (date, ban/tresp/arrest, cause, facility, age, ethnicity –even security guard name) right away (first time asking) –including a vast list of other security-related queries for $420. A true bargain (especially a Time bargain).

My prupose for writing. Question.

Who at MissCorpSec back in early 2007 (when I made that first printout request) told you that MissCorpSec only kep records of those two fields and that that would all I would ever be able to get?

Thanks.

 

 

[Exhibit 3    Email to Director Ken Owen asking in her December 2006 email, what data/stats did Madam Mayor use to make the assertion, “In any event, please be advised that the City treats all its residents fairly regardless of language or ethnicity.”  

Mr. Owen’s original email included for context.]

From: MISSISSAUGA WATCH <mississauga_watch@yahoo.com>
To: Ken Owen <Ken.Owen@mississauga.ca>
Cc: mississauga_watch@yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: MISSCORPSEC FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (personal info) arrived today

 

Hi,

Me again. I’ve just did a quick check and have a new question.

You say that “the incident in question did not show up because it was related to a ban from all facilities while the search criteria that were driven by the FOI request was specific to Burnhamthorpe.”

To be clear, the incident in question was an “all community centres” ban originating from  Burnhamthorpe Archery Group.

I’ve just checked the Malton CC MissCorp/sec database printouts. They’re from the same FOI batch as the Burnhamthorpe one –stats from for all major community centres up to September 20, 2008.

So I’d assume that there’d be a  Burnhamthorpe-specific search, a McKechnie-specific search, a Malton-specific search, a RiverGrove one etc etc.

I’ve confirmed that so far three “all community centres” and “all facilities” bans show up DO for the Malton-specific FOI search..

So why not Burnhamthorpe?

So who at MissCorpSec confirmed your suspicions that the reason the Youth didn’t show was because the printout was for a facility-specific search. Because that’s simply wrong.

Or, I ask that he explain why “all community centres” “all City facilities” bans do show up in the Malton-specific searches arriving in the same batch as the Burnhamthorpe one.

The question that I have sir is this. Way back in December 2006 I alerted Hazel McCallion about concerns that I had re: treatment of at-risk youth and visible minorities at the nds of MissCorpSec.

Here’s what she wrote back.

“In any event, please be advised that the City treats all its residents fairly regardless of language or ethnicity.”

What data/stats did Madam Mayor use to make that assertion? Serious question.

Thanks



From:
Ken Owen <Ken.Owen@mississauga.ca>
To: MISSISSAUGA WATCH <mississauga_watch@yahoo.com>
Cc: Peter Meyler <peter.meyler@mississauga.ca>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:35:35 AM
Subject: RE: MISSCORPSEC FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (personal info) arrived today

Ursula

I’ve confirmed my suspicion that the incident in question did not show up because it was related to a ban from all facilities while the search criteria that were driven by the FOI request was specific to Burnhamthorpe.  The list provided to you with the decision letter is complete relative to the requested search criteria.

Ken Owen
Director, Facilities and Property Management
Corporate Services Department
City of Mississauga

905 615 3200 ext. 4206

 

 

 

MISSISSAUGAWATCH tripped up by Peel Police while covering brief hearing that saw charges dropped against Carolyn Parrish,

December 22nd, 2012  

On November 20, 2012, the Mississauga News reported that “Charges levied against former councillor Carolyn Parrish that she violated the Ontario Municipal Elections Act by overspending during last year’s Ward 5 by-election have been withdrawn by a Crown prosecutor.”

I actually showed up at Burnhamthorpe Courthouse to file a report and hopefully even get an interview with Carolyn Parrish. Turns out the report I actually filed was not the one I expected!

As always, the video, complete with video transcript.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH to Peel Police officer: City of Mississauga Corporate Security LIES (3:26 min)

 (Click here to go directly to YouTube)

 [VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH walking towards Mississauga Burnhamthorpe Courthouse November 20, 2012

It is Tuesday, November the 20th, 2012 and I’m here at the City of Mississauga courthouse. It is my understanding that there’s going to be a court —I’m not sure if it’s an appearance or what.

The problem, of course, is that I forgot an audio-recorder and I’m here on City of Mississauga property. So, this is the only way that I can protect myself. And I have to do this, again for the record, because City of Mississauga Staff lie.

And also there’s no accountability of Staff. So in other words if you complain about lying to the elected officials, they can’t directly investigate whether what you say about City Staff is true.

[VIDEO INSERT]

Councillor Pat Saito, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

That is a Staff responsibility. It’s a Senior Staff —Commissioner/Director-level responsibility, or City-Manager-level responsibility.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH walking towards Mississauga Burnhamthorpe Courthouse November 20, 2012

That is, that the City Manager, Janice Baker provides this impenetrable barrier between City of Mississauga Staff and elected officials.

[At the door of the courthouse] Anyway, I’ll turn this off [close lens cap] and I’ll see. At the very least what I’m going to do is turn the camera off [close lens cap] at this point right here.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH following Carolyn Parrish out of Mississauga Burnhamthorpe Courthouse November 20, 2012

So here I’m officially out. And Parrish and Company.

This was very very very very brief. It was my understanding that the Crown dropped the charges.

Actually the most interesting thing that happened was —I was called by police and prosecution lawyer, basically telling me that I couldn’t videotape inside Burnhamthorpe courthouse. And I said I wasn’t.

That I was only using the video camera as an audio-recorder. And then the police officer said I couldn’t do that either.

And I carefully read the rules on the door which said that you can’t audio-record the hearing.

So I told the police officer that I was only protecting myself because of [sic] City of Mississauga Corporate Security are liars.

Here’s the deal.

His response was that I had a personal vendetta —personal vendetta versus a legitimate complaint and that they really are liars. And it’s just so typical  —so typical of law enforcement to stick together.

This kind of Blue Line —oh, they [City of Mississauga Security] can’t possibly be liars, even though Peel Police —what was it, three of four of their police officers were found to the lying in court as part of testimony.   [Note, the Toronto Star reported that it was actually five Peel Police officers lying in court]

Toronto Star "Peel officers who 'lied under oath' won't face charges" October 19, 2012

And as I told the police officer, I have to always always have an audio-recorder going when I’m on City of Mississauga property because City of Mississauga Staff —they lie! And this is a way of protecting myself. End of Story.

Like why is it so difficult that police officers can’t accept the fact that City of Mississauga Staff —and especially their security guards lie? Like, what’s so hard about that, especially given the fact that Peel Police themselves were found to be lying in court?

Like. What the Hell!

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

City of Mississauga Corporate Security bosses Jamie Hillis and Cathie Evans lie --confirmed through Freedom of Information

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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)

Alzheimer’s Month, the impending Alzheimer’s Tsunami –and a “salute” for old time’s sake.

September 12th, 2012  

Last blog was August 27th, 2012 —never has so much time gone by between entries.

We’ve had an emergency and are now dealing with the fallout.

My husband and I were supposed to be on Maui until September 6th but were forced to grab a flight back to Canada two weeks early. We were literally ripped from Sun and Ocean without our annual ritual of long-longing last looks and good-byes.

There was absolutely no transition from Maui’s Brilliant Blues and Gentle Greens to Mississauga’s Smog-Browns and Concrete-Grays.

Since arriving in Mississauga my time has been dominated by elder care almost 24/7. And when I do get relieved, my brain either wants to sleep or bugger-off-play. I simply can’t concentrate on one thing for any length of time.

It’s like my brain wants out!

Since 2009 as caregivers, we have had to battle cataracts, glaucoma, prostate cancer, hip replacement, colon cancer, wet macular degeneration (to a point of being legally blind), falls after falls after falls —and that’s just from the top of my head.

Now Alzheimer’s has kicked down both our doors.

And Alzheimer’s is a battle we won’t win.

I recall our family doctor warning us about Alzheimer’s —warned us that we all had to grow a thick skin and steel ourselves— steel ourselves because “in the end there’s only Tragedy.”

“In the end”? There’s fucking Tragedy now!

Over the last year I’ve made it a goal to learn all I can about Alzheimer’s. So let me help you. There is no better Alzheimer’s resource on the Internet than Bob DeMarco’s Alzheimer’s Reading Room at: www.alzheimersreadingroom.com. You need to go.

If you’re a quick study, DeMarco’s Alzheimer’s Reading Room is the website to start your research —and the place to stay! DeMarco isn’t just about conveying Knowledge about Alzheimer’s. He and his late mother Dotty have inspired and touched the hearts of thousands of his reader-caregivers.

I confess that when I’m at a total loss —emotional wreck, I visit Bob DeMarco’s mum, Dotty. I watch videos of her. You know, to remember what’s Important.

95 Year Old Dotty at the Pool March 18 (by Bob DeMarco)
*note: Dotty died just over a month later May 25, 2012 at 5 AM

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

In a recent report a Johns Hopkins psychiatrist stated that Alzheimer’s is now ahead of cancer as the most feared disease. When you are sucked deep into Alzheimer’s World you too will understand why.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. The statistics are grim. The Alzheimer’s Association website states that “worldwide, 35 million people and their families are affected by dementia”.  That’s now.

Just imagine what happens when us-Boomers hit “prime time”…

Last, for readers expecting something political from me, I’ve got nothing.

No. Wait. Have enough energy for this cut-and-paste.

HEY HEY MISSCORPSEC!
WHAT DO YOU SAY?
HOW MANY LIES
DID YOU LIE TODAY?

You know, a cut-and-paste —to remember what’s Important

 

UPDATE 12/09/13  Yesterday I experienced the most intense case of “sundowning” yet.

For those unfamiliar with the term, the Mayo Clinic states that sundowning “refers to a state of confusion at the end of the day and into the night. Sundowning isn’t a disease, but a symptom that often occurs in people with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The cause isn’t known.”

I suspect the sundowning trigger yesterday was a live-broadcast German vs Austria soccer game. It wasn’t long after it finished that my Alzheimer’s Elder called for his shoes and announced he had to go Home. Announce is usually all he does –call for us to pack up and talk about Home.

Usually I’m able to distract and redirect his attentions. Not this time.

Despite a left leg still injured from a fall, he put on his shoes, slowly “walker-ed” to the bedroom, put on a jacket, removed that to put on a nicer jacket, returned to the living-room and called for his cap. Throughout I followed right behind him making sure he was safe from another fall.

Cap on his head, he then sat down and demanded he be driven Home.

I asked if he wanted a chocolate cookie. He waved that off. That’s how bad this sundowning was.

So I turned on TV as a distraction. Flipping channels.

“TV is shit,” he said. I sure wasn’t about to argue that proclamation. Flipping through more I found a face I recognized —the CEO of Credit Valley Hospital (CVH) and she was talking about the merger of CVH with Trillium Health Care Centre.

“Oh, look! It’s Credit Valley Hospital on TV!” I said. “Remember what a terrific hospital it is? Boy are we lucky to live in a place that is so close to Credit Valley Hospital!”

Then there were vignettes featuring Credit Valley and Trillium staff talking about their programs and how they care for people.

“And Trillium Hospital fixed your shoulder when you fell from the tree, remember?” I offered.

“Boy are we lucky to live in a place that’s even closer to Trillium Hospital, huh? Two great hospitals so close together.”

Silence.

The Sundowning Storm had passed.

By dinner, he was still in his shoes and jacket.

I told him he could wear his special jacket at the table because this was his home and he could bloody do whatever he wanted. But just to be careful not to spill anything on it. Without a word he removed it. And of course I assisted…

He had an excellent start this morning. Said he slept “very good” last night. Both are napping now.

For those new to sundowning, I’ve read that Alzheimer’s caregivers even go as far as driving the Sundowner around for a while and then return home.

 

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

To City of Mississauga Corporate Security: HEY HEY MISSCORPSEC! WHAT DO YOU SAY? HOW MANY LIES DID YOU LIE TODAY?

August 2nd, 2012  

CANADIAN SECURITY MAGAZINE provides City of Mississauga Corporate Security bosses opportunity to lie

HEY HEY MISSCORPSEC!
WHAT DO YOU SAY?
HOW MANY LIES
DID YOU LIE TODAY?

CANADIAN SECURITY MAGAZINE provides City of Mississauga Corporate Security bosses opportunity to lie

HEY HEY MISSCORPSEC!
WHAT DO YOU SAY?
HOW MANY REPORTS
DID YOU FABRICATE TODAY?

CANADIAN SECURITY MAGAZINE provides City of Mississauga Corporate Security bosses opportunity to lie

HEY HEY MISSCORPSEC!
WHAT DO YOU SAY?
HOW MANY YOUTH
DID YOU BAN TODAY?

 Ooops! Never mind. (What am I thinking?) You’d lie about that too.

 

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

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

Mississauga Council Code of Conduct shields Senior City Staff from Integrity Commissioner —MISSISSAUGAWATCH deputation

June 16th, 2012  

For the record, this video was presented as a deputation at the June 11, 2012 Governance Committee meeting.

Complete with transcript.

Mississauga Council Code of Conduct shields Senior City Staff from Integrity Commissioner  (14:03 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, introducing the video deputation June 10, 2012

I just posted these [photographs] to the internet the other day. And I got an immediate response.

Seems these are photographs of Mississauga’s very first girl’s hockey team –circa 1965/66. Erindale. That’s me.

And that’s me right here playing right wing to Mabel Boyd on left.

And reaching further back, that’s me and my grandfather beside the Miles Lane bridge over the Cooksville Creek circa 1953 before Hurricane Hazel came and washed the entire bridge out.

So why do I show this?

Photographs — speak to History.

As for video? That’s how History speaks!

The video clips span from May 2008 when Councillor Mullin first suggested “an ombudsman” to address complaints against City Staff to the April 16, 2012 Governance Committee meeting discussions.

Listen carefully and see if you can recognize the most important comment ever made by a City of Mississauga elected official regarding authentic accountability.

Meaning –if you were to take this video and cut it into a one minute clip, what would be the all-important take home message?

And that’s a challenge for you. See if you can recognize Real?

[VIDEO INSERT Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008 BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, whispering into camera, Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008

This is the one.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008

Councillor Mullin? Thank you.

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008

Yes, I read “R-4”. And I guess my question, and this is regarding the whole complaints issue, with regards to Don Barber at the Council meetings.

And there is an addition to this which talks about the possibility of an investigator. And I guess my concern with that would be, well first of all is that the cost of relatively significant.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, whispering into camera, Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008

Use the Ontario Ombudsman.

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008

And how many times would an investigator have to come forward to take a look at complaints.

But I guess I’m looking for some direction from possibly Staff if there is something that we can put in place which would be, I guess would be a complaint procedure —against Staff. And maybe somebody could respond.

Or if there’s another way in terms of looking at it.

I talked to Mary Ellen Bench about it and I mean I’m wondering if there is something like maybe the ombudsman that could take a look at something like this.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, whispering into camera, Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008

Yeah, yeah.

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008

And it just seems to me that it would be an ongoing scenario—

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008

Yuh.

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008

—and a continuation. And never a satisfaction at the end of the day. That we would be just putting more and more money into this.

[VIDEO INSERT Mississauga Council meeting, May 21 2008 ENDS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, narrating the video deputation June 10, 2012

And then May 2010. Me. Unprepared, incoherent —and ineffective in front of Mississauga General Committee.

[VIDEO INSERT Mississauga General Committee meeting, May 19 2010 BEGINS]

Councillor Eve Adams, Mississauga General Committee meeting, May 19, 2010

Good morning and welcome.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Mississauga General Committee meeting, May 19, 2010

Good morning Councillor Adams and Council.

I came here to discuss the minutes of meetings and then walked in a saw the —this one here, if I could have this [over head projector] on the [Council] Code of Conduct for integrity commissioner.

And I consider that way more important than anything I have to say about minutes.

So I kind of regret that I didn’t know about this.

You can’t just switch, can you?

Councillor Eve Adams, Mississauga General Committee meeting, May 19, 2010

It actually is on the agenda so you can speak to it.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Mississauga General Committee meeting, May 19, 2010

Yeah, but I’m not good on my feet. I need to prepare ahead of time. I’m not swift.

But I was hoping that —this is really important.

If people remember, it was Councillor Mullin who had said that there were issues that are chronically coming up regarding —and she was mentioning Donald Barber as an example.

And she had recommended that, you know, once and for all, to deal with it. And this is how, I think, the idea of the integrity commissioner came up.

And I also recall I had urged Councillor —I think Councillor Saito was going to lead the charge on this.

And I asked her to invite the Ontario Ombudsman in to address Council to give them some idea as to how to set up an integrity commissioner.

This is —you know, I’ve been observing Mississauga Council since June 14, 2006. And I’m talking about audiotape, videotape and stuff like that.

This has got to be the most important Corporate Report and direction. Certainly from the view of treatment of citizens and Ethical Infrastructure. And this thing did not go through Audit Committee, for example.

It just kind of showed up here and Staff is recommending that you accept it.

There’s not any possibility for public input. I don’t even know if it’s been run through [the] public.

And you know I would think that first you’d check to see the validity of the public complaints system that you already have in place. The one for Corporate Security and the generic ones. And whether those are being handled properly.

Because if they’re not —and I’m saying they’re not, and I’ve got Freedom of Information saying it, so, you know, the fact that, the fact that —well, okay, it’s not a fact because it’s based on evidence but it’s sort of ultimately my conclusions. And somebody else could look at the evidence and see it differently.

But for me, I’d question any integrity commissioner —or a process here, because I just don’t see the Ethical Infrastructure in place to support something like that—

—Mayor McCallion was giving an address at UTM last week and I was there. And she was talking about public input and the importance of it.

And this [Corporate Report] just came up and could be rubber-stamped today and that’s it.

So I would hope that Council might look at this and say, “You know this is really important. Let’s put some —let the public look at this and talk about it.”

Anyway, I’m hoping that —I’ll be preparing for this at Council. Because I’m better —I’m very scattered [inaudible] I’m sorry.

[VIDEO INSERT Mississauga General Committee meeting, May 19 2010 ENDS]

[VIDEO INSERT  MISSISSAUGAWATCH Governance Committee April 16 2010 video deputation BEGINS]

 MISSISSAUGAWATCH, reporting April 14, 2012

And that was May 21, 2008 and that issue still hasn’t been addressed. It hasn’t.

And while there’s now an integrity commissioner in place to file complaints against elected officials, there still is no consistent person —ombudsman or integrity commissioner, or otherwise, to deal with complaints against City Staff.

And that includes everything right up to the Commissioners and the City Manager.

So it’s interesting to look at the May 21, 2008 video and see that [shakes head and gestures, “WTF”]. And that’s the other thing I would request is for the Governance Committee to perhaps consider expanding the mandate of the Integrity Commissioner to also include complaints against City Staff.

Thanks.

[VIDEO INSERT MISSISSAUGAWATCH Governance Committee April 16 2010 video deputation ENDS]

[VIDEO INSERT Mississauga Governance Committee discussion April 16 2010 BEGINS]

Councillor Pat Saito, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

—with the hiring of the Integrity Commissioner —and the anticipation is that this person would be, hopefully, here by the end of June. And then in the Fall, this committee would sit down with the Integrity Commissioner and work on the amendments to the [Council] Code of Conduct with that person being here to work on it with us.

So there is an opportunity for some of the concerns that you have raised to be reviewed during that process.

They may not all be addressed because —I don’t agree the Integrity Commissioner that we are looking at to deal with the Code of Conduct and the application of the Code of Conduct. That is for Members of Council.

I don’t agree that that person should be handling about all City Staff. That is a Staff responsibility —it’s a senior Staff, Commissioner, Director level responsibility, or City Manager level of responsibility. [* Note. MISSISSAUGAWATCH never suggested that the Integrity Commissioner address complaints regarding “all City Staff”. But rather Senior Management —City Manager, Commissioners, Directors.]

Now having said, Councillor Carlson and I were just talking about it there and there may be some validity in taking a look at the Integrity Commissioner dealing with complaints of the Senior Staff —the Commissioner, City Manager level.

But at this point, I don’t think either of us are, you know, that’s just something that was thrown out in discussion. Whether that would happen, whether we would think it’s a good idea after we’ve, you know, we’ve sat down and talked about it or not, I don’t know.

But as far as Staff below that level, that is dealt with by Senior Staff. That is their responsibility.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

Actually that, yeah. I, I —that’s good. I like that.

Councillor Pat Saito, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

But anyway, we’re —thank you. Gee we agree on something—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

I’ve got a question to what you said, Councillor Saito.

At the beginning you said you weren’t sure about that Number 2 thing, “Upon receipt”—

Councillor Pat Saito, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

I just wasn’t sure where it was from. If you could—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

It’s under Rule 12.

Councillor Pat Saito, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

That was under Rule 12.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

Rule 12 deals with the Respectful Workplace Policy. And that is Provision 2 under Rule 12.

So anything that the Integrity Commissioner receives a complaint and he feels that it deals with the Respectful Workplace Policy, then he can’t investigate. He must hand it to Human Resources.

Councillor Pat Saito, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

Then it’s referred. Okay. Thank you. I just lost the context on it so I appreciate that.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

And that’s what I’d like you to fix, please. Thank you.

Councillor Jim Tovey (Chair), Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

Okay, hang on a second, Ursula.

Councillor Chris Fonseca, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

I think Councillor Saito’s point, I think for all of us, when we’re looking at this over-review of governance —her point about you get out of it what you put into it, is really important in terms of understanding the process of when a complaint is made.   Whether it be internally amongst councillors— Whether it be from a member of the public towards one of the council-members or from a member of the public towards Staff.

But I’m —Councillor Saito and Councillor Carlson —you just, Councillor Saito, you just spoke for Councillor Carlson, I guess, in saying that you’d be willing to look at —if there’s a way that we can look at including, perhaps, I don’t know, we would have to have more discussion around the Leadership Team.

But I think for all of us, including the Leadership Team and Council, we’re committed to this Governance Committee, specifically because we want to make sure that we move forward for the City of Mississauga —that we have a transparent and clear path when it comes to a complaint process, a Code of Conduct, and also in terms of an independent person who is working to analyze and review that whole process.

So thank you for coming.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

Thank you.

[VIDEO INSERT Mississauga Governance Committee discussion April 16 2010 ENDS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, narrating the video deputation June 11, 2012

So what’s that all-important take home message?

[VIDEO FLASHBACK Mississauga Governance Committee discussion April 16 2010 BEGINS]

Councillor Chris Fonseca, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

I think Councillor Saito’s point, I think for all of us, when we’re looking at this over-review of governance —her point about you get out of it what you put into it, is really important in terms of understanding the process of when a complaint is made.   Whether it be internally amongst councillors— Whether it be from a member of the public towards one of the council-members or from a member of the public towards Staff.

[VIDEO FLASHBACK Mississauga Governance Committee discussion April 16, 2012 ENDS]

[VIDEO FLASHBACK Mississauga General Committee discussion May 19, 2010 BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Mississauga General Committee meeting, May 19, 2010

—you know I would think that first you’d check to see the validity of the public complaints system that you already have in place.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, narrating the video deputation June 11, 2012

And, because you can’t say this often enough!

[BLACK SCREEN TEXT SUMMARIES ALL-IMPORTANT TAKE HOME MESSAGE]

Councillor Chris Fonseca, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

I think Councillor Saito’s point, I think for all of us, when we’re looking at this over-review of governance —her point about you get out of it what you put into it, is really important in terms of understanding the process of when a complaint is made.   Whether it be internally amongst councillors— Whether it be from a member of the public towards one of the council-members or from a member of the public towards Staff.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Mississauga General Committee meeting, May 19, 2010

—you know I would think that first you’d check to see the validity of the public complaints system that you already have in place.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

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

April 14th, 2012  

What follows is a video —not because it will change how the City of Mississauga does business, it’s just for the record.

The video 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.

[Video Clip insert. May 11, 2009 Audit Committee meeting]

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

City of Mississauga Security “BULLIED ME WITH THREATS OF ‘TAKING ME DOWN’ THAT HE WAS ‘A POLICE OFFICER’ AND THAT HE WOULD ARREST ME.

February 7th, 2012  

Just working my way through the public complaints filed against City of Mississauga Corporate Security just in from Freedom of Information (FOI).

It takes just a few minutes to confirm there’s plenty missing. For example, love the August 19, 2009 response letter from City of Mississauga Corporate Security Head-Boss, Ken Owen that begins:

“Further to my letter to you of June 22, 2009 regarding your complaint dated June 5, 2009”

and there’s no June 22, 2009 original letter or a public complaint dated June 5, 2009!

Anyway, I’m following up with some more FOI’s and in the meantime, it’s important to share this worrisome public complaint (as incomplete as it is).

Regular readers know how often I’ve said that if you’re ever unfortunate enough to be caught in a You-said/They-said scenario with City of Mississauga staff, you will lose every time! Every. Single. Time.

This poor-sap-complainant lost too.

Regular readers will also know how often I’ve said that should you ever find yourself dealing with City of Mississauga staff, at the very least defend yourself with an audio-recorder! That includes any telephone conversations you have with them. Believe me, the City of Mississauga is recording you! (for “quality control purposes”)

So here’s yet another formal complaint illustrating why I never step a foot on City Property without at least one audio-recorder going and why I’d never turn it off until I’m back safely Off City Property.

Public complaint against City of Mississauga Transit Security guard # 401 secured through Freedom of Information
This public complaint against City of Mississauga Transit Security Guard #401 has been transcribed so that it will be searchable through Google —and easily cut-and-pasted. It is typed exactly as the complainant wrote it:

BADGE # 401 APPROACHED ME ON MAY 5
AT THE SQUARE ONE BUS TERMINAL AT 5:30 PM.
HE CALLED ME STUPID & ILLITERATE MORE THAN
3 TIMES. ALSO BULLIED ME WITH THREATS OF
“TAKING ME DOWN” THAT HE WAS “A POLICE
OFFICER” AND THAT HE WOULD ARREST ME.
I WAS SITTING IN A NO SITTING ZONE. I COMPLIED
WITH THE OFFICER RIGHT AWAY NOT KNOWING THAT
YOU COULD NOT SIT THERE. HE VERBALLY ABUSED
ME AND ALSO HIT ME WITH HIS KNEE. HE CONTINUED
TO THREATEN ME WITH ARREST AND LEAD
ME AWAY FROM THE BUS TERMINAL UNDER
CONSTANT THREAT OF “TAKING ME DOWN” &
ARRESTING ME FOR “SITTING WHERE THERE ARE
SIGN” I DID NOT KNOW. HIS BEHAVIOUR WENT BEYOND
A POSITION OF SECURITY. HE WANTED TO FIGHT ME “FOR
SITTING”.

“BULLIED ME WITH THREATS OF ‘TAKING ME DOWN’ THAT HE WAS “A POLICE OFFICER’ —Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s very own Corporate Security Transit Guard #401 impersonating a police officer. Hard to believe, right?

“HE WANTED TO FIGHT ME ‘FOR SITTING.'” Hard to believe, right?

Believe it or not this is the second complaint about being harassed for “sitting”!

Threats of Arrest are common with City of Mississauga Corporate Security.

Let me resurrect the formal complaint filed by a 13-year-old skateboarder against City of Mississauga Corporate Security from my February 5th blog, Security guards threaten skateboarder at Mississauga Civic Centre’s Skateboard Plaza with arrest: “my son is only 13 yrs old”.

Reminder. While the Mississauga News promoted a “viral” video showing violations of the City’s skateboarding rules at both the Civic Centre and Celebration Square, this 13 year old “harasst” by two City of Mississauga Security guards was skating where he should be —at the designated Civic Centre’s Skateboard Plaza.

Note that the Skateboard Plaza is the only place where skateboarding is allowed in the Civic Centre/Central Library/Living Arts Centre complex.

13-year-old SKATEBOARDER HARASSED BY CITY OF MISSISSAUGA COPORATE SECURITY GUARDS, PUBLIC COMPLAINT November 3 2011
Now compare this complaint with the one above, also typed exactly how the complainant wrote it:

I was skateboarding at the skatepark yesterday when two security gaurds both white. one with short hair skinny no beard or mustache and the other one was large short hair, beard, mustache come up to me and started to harrast me and asking personal questions like my name, number, adress and so on.

“my son is only 13 yrs old.”

They were bringing up something that happend long time ago at BCC (Burnhamthorpe Community Center). I did not do anything and I was walking away when the large man grabbed me and the other man took my board away. The large man was saying I was making the problem worse by not cooperating and was threatening to arrest me, for no reason. I asked him why he was grabbing me by my arm and pulling me back, he did not answer back. I also asked him why he was bringing up something that happend long time ago somewhere else over here and he still did not give me an answer. So I told them “what am I doing wrong? I’m skating at the proper spot, why are you bothering me?” They started to laugh at me and smile. After they harrast me I went home and told my parents. That why where here today to make a formal complaint.

Dated November 4. 2011

I’m reminded of a video clip of the March 17, 2008 City of Mississauga Audit Committee meeting.

Mayor Hazel McCallion turned to Mississauga Corporate Security Boss Jamie Hillis and said, “So, 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.”

Hillis lied, “Yes. Absolutely.”

And the Mississauga Council Code of Conduct promises to be as fraudulent as City’s Security formal Public Complaints process.

 

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

City of Mississauga Corporate Security KNOB UNIT and MISSISSAUGAWATCH 2006 Black Dodge Charger R/T
Hey Hey MissCorpSec what do you say?
How many Youth did you ban today?

Dedicated to Malton –MISSISSAUGAWATCH.CA (non) mayoral address (Lincoln Alexander Secondary School)

October 9th, 2010  

Lots to do so I’m going to make this fast.

What follows is my experience trying to get my mayoral (non) campaign speech across to the audience still hanging tough inside the cafeteria at Lincoln Alexander Secondary School on October 7, 2010 when my turn finally came.

As a strategy I waited until Mayor Hazel McCallion gave her talk—which everyone assumed was the last of the evening. Nope.

I’d been waiting a very long time to talk to the good folks in Malton and especially Lincoln Alexander. And it was Show Time.

I won’t be providing a transcript of the video (they cut the microphone on me because they didn’t know that I was a mayoral candidate and—well, you’ll have to watch). So instead, along with the video, I’ll just cut-and-paste my script.

Dedicated to Malton –MISSISSAUGAWATCH.CA (non) mayoral address (Lincoln Alexander Secondary School)  7:34 min

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

SCRIPT OF THE MALTON/LINCOLN ALEXANDER SPEECH

Hi. I’m unique among the people here because I am *not* running, I’m simply registered. I registered as part of my research into municipal governance and the City of Mississauga in particular. Since January 2007 I’ve spent over $2,000 on Freedom of Information to investigate Mississauga.

The McMurtry/Curling Report on The Roots of Youth Violence states:

“Community Centres and programs run by mainstream social service providers that have facilities are not “youth-friendly” or accessible to youth, particularly Black youth.

“Not youth-friendly”—that’s what I see too.

I have a moral obligation to tell you something.

In 2008 I attended four Mississauga Youth Plan meetings, one of which was held across the street at Malton Community Centre on March 3, 2008. I witnessed a City of Mississauga security guard deny a half dozen black youths entrance into that meeting. A couple of the kids peered through the window to friends inside and gestured that the guard wasn’t letting them in! I’ve got a photograph to prove that.

At this meeting, youth were asked to write up a wish list. Of the four Youth meetings I attended throughout the city, Malton kids were the only ones to write “DON’T KICK US OUT” as a wish.

However, you won’t see “DON’T KICK US OUT” recorded in the City’s official version of the Mississauga Youth Plan!

Here are the City’s Security records for Malton Community Centre January 1, 2006 until September 26, 2008. During that time, City security guards issued 200 bans and arrests!

By contrast, the combined stats for Cawthra, Meadowvale, Clarkson and River Grove show only 22 bans representing more than twice the foot traffic of Malton Community Centre. And no arrests.

People might respond with, “Well, you know, this is Malton –isn’t 200 what you expect?”

So I investigated the City’s bans for the nearby Westwood Mall Transit Terminal during the same period. NO bans—or arrests. Zero.

I don’t know about you but I am pretty sure more people go through that transit terminal in a day than Malton Community Centre.

From what I can figure, of the 200 Malton Community Centre bans/arrests, 48% of them are youth and minors.

Contrary to its own guidelines, the City does not inform parents when a child is banned.  Over the entire City there are hundreds of parents and guardians with no clue of the City’s bans to their kids.

That’s deadly because if a kid returns to property before a ban’s expiry, he is ARRESTED. Freedom of Information retrieved this direct quote from the Director of Corporate Security about the Arrest policy: “…no exceptions. Let them tell it to the judge”.

And that’s still not the worst part.

It’s what Staff and security guards write about you or your kid into their computer system that you have to worry about. The vast majority of people written into City Security’s “occurrence narratives” simply cannot imagine what’s written about them!

And that computer database with stuff written about your kid rides in the front seat console of every one of the City’s Security RESPONSE UNITS.

And how would you like to be the parent of this kid?

Or this one?

If your kid goes to Malton Community Centre I urge you to file Freedom of Information on any records that the City of Mississauga might have on your youngster.

If nothing comes up, great.

If it does? Do not try to fix things up by dealing directly with City Security. They are highly-accomplished liars and I have proof of this. Besides, you can’t remove what these security guards wrote about your kid. But you CAN enter into the records your youngster’s side of the story.

And you can file a complaint—even if it was something that happened back in 2006.

Go to www.mississaugawatch.ca. I will help!

Thanks for listening.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Pic from City of Mississauga Youth Plan meeting held at Malton Community Centre on March 3, 2008. Mississauga Corporate Security guard prevents (black) youth from entering the building.

“STONEWALLED” SUB-CONTRACTORS FALL VICTIM TO CITY OF MISSISSAUGA FACILITIES AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT’S “DUE DILIGENCE” OF CONTRACTS

February 27th, 2010  

This video has been prepared for the sub-contractors who appeared before the Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Mississauga Council meeting. Unpaid for their work, stonewalled and given the runaround, they too fell victim to City of Mississauga’s Staff’s chronic non-compliance to Corporate policies.

Truth be told, in the case of these sub-contractors, they fell victim to yet another policy believed to be “in place”, just that Mississauga’s Internal Audit did not find any trace of it!

And who was responsible for this contract? Why, none other than City of Mississauga Facilities and Property Management! The same fine folks who honed City of Mississauga Corporate Security into the unaccountable, no oversight, unethical knobs who also profess to be a “dedicated team of security professionals”.

Have to say I felt so sorry for the sub-contractors. In the words of the deputant, “blue collar” workers comprised of “single parents with kids on disability that are being —that are losing a lot of money”.

Sure they’ve been stonewalled, screwed-over and eventually forced to file Freedom of Information to peer at the truth. But in some ways they’re lucky —it’s still just money.

This same City of Mississauga Facilities and Property Management and their Corporate Security Guards arrest people/youth/minors.

By far the most offensive thing in the video I’ve prepared is Councillor Pat Saito looking the deputant in the eyes and saying, “I was assured by Staff at that time that when they did due diligence” and “Mayor McCallion and I did discuss that with Staff yesterday and we have been assured by Staff that they…”

Considering the number of times that I’ve advised Councillors that Staff’s word cannot be trusted, I’m just so offended she’d fling that “I was assured by Staff” turd at these people.

Saito’s “I was assured by Staff”comment alone is Perfect Testimony as to why the City of Mississauga can’t be trusted to hire its own Integrity Commissioner. There’s NONE THERE NOW!

This video is dedicated to the sub-contractors and their families who fell victim to the City of Mississauga Facilities and Property Management’s chronic non-compliance to policy and procedure.

So. As always, the video —followed by the transcript.

Video: HAZEL MCCALLION/MISSISSAUGA COUNCIL DECEIVE SUB-CONTRACTORS AND PUBLIC –WITHHOLD VITAL INFORMATION (10:22 min)

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

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

Okay, it is Thursday, February the 25th, 2010 and I’m here, underground, near 130 Adelaide Street and I’m to meet with the Judicial Inquiry investigators at 2 o’clock.

You know, I’ve been mentioning the non-compliance of City of Mississauga Staff to numerous policies. And you know, as recently as February 3rd I detailed quite a number of them in a deputation.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Mississauga General Committee Deputation, February 3, 2010):
* sequence edited for brevity and audio begins after Policies 1 through 6.

Now these are non-compliance.

  1. Video Surveillance Policy (The Corporation’s first SNOOP policy)
  2. Violence and Vandalism Policy (2000 to 2006)
  3. Violence, Vandalism and Bullying Policy (the existing current one)
  4. Corporate Security Code of Conduct
  5. Corporate Security Public Complaints Policy (if you can believe that)
  6. Conflict of Interest Policy
  7. Vendor (and this comes from Audit) Performance Policy (Assumed abandoned, Internal Audit could no trace of it.)
  8. Charging Interest to non-government organization Policy
  9. Infoplace Cash Collection Policy (cost the City over, what? —$700,000 plus)

And then By-laws —the Records Retention By-law. That’s confirmed through Freedom of Information, and even Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

And the City Manager, Janice Baker responded with that she would simply not accept what I had said.

CITY MANAGER, JANICE BAKER (Mississauga General Committee Deputation, February 3, 2010):

The accusations that she’s made about the behaviour of Staff at the City are extremely serious and, you know, I am actually quite taken aback by them.

[dip to white]

But to suggest that there is a callous disregard at —by the Staff at the City of Mississauga for both the responsibilities that we have for the care, custody and control of records, written and electronic, is something that I simply cannot accept. I’m sorry.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

So, what happened at yesterday’s Council meeting was quite remarkable.

It was the 2009 Corporate Awards for Excellence that had been —were being handed out. And you would hear “Leading Canada in management”.

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CITY MANAGER, JANICE BAKER (Mississauga Council Corporate Awards of Excellence Meeting , February 24, 2010):

Mississauga is continually looked upon as a municipal leader.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

Our excellent Staff, our excellent commitment to the taxpayer.

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CITY MANAGER, JANICE BAKER (Mississauga Council Corporate Awards of Excellence Meeting , February 24, 2010):

—to address the needs of all sectors and members of our community.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

They are Trust, Quality and Excellence.

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CITY MANAGER, JANICE BAKER (Mississauga Council Corporate Awards of Excellence Meeting , February 24, 2010):

They have exemplified our values of Trust, Quality and Excellence.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

And Excellence and Excellence and more Excellence.

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MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Council Corporate Awards of Excellence Meeting , February 24, 2010):

Just outstanding. Solves all problems. Brings Peace and Harmony on all issues that he faces.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

And you know, it’s a killer when I know what Freedom of Information and the Audit Committee has revealed.

[dip to white]

And then, more to the point, there was a group of about six sub-contractors who went before Council* and detailed their frustration with being paid, or in this case, not paid, for work they’d done by [sic] a contractor that was hired by the City of Mississauga.

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BRIAN MCMAHON, HALTON BMAC MECHANICAL INC (Mississauga Council Corporate Awards of Excellence Meeting February 24, 2010):

Very early in the project, we expressed our concerns to the City Staff that the sub-trades weren’t being paid.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

His frustration that there were people really counting on the money and feeling hardship at this point.

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BRIAN MCMAHON, HALTON BMAC MECHANICAL INC (Mississauga Council Corporate Awards of Excellence Meeting February 24, 2010):

—to maybe do something, [inaudible] single parents with kids on disability that are being —that are losing a lot of money

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

Things wouldn’t happen —then there was, he used the word “stonewalled” on occasion.

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BRIAN MCMAHON, HALTON BMAC MECHANICAL INC (Mississauga Council Corporate Awards of Excellence Meeting February 24, 2010):

Through the Freedom of Information Act —because I was being stonewalled by so many people—

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

And then what was really interesting was, he asked, “Did the City do due diligence before hiring the contractor?”

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BRIAN MCMAHON, HALTON BMAC MECHANICAL INC (Mississauga Council Corporate Awards of Excellence Meeting February 24, 2010):

"Through the Freedom of Information Act —because I was being stonewalled by so many people —through the Freedom of Information Act, I found out the information I do have."

Through the Freedom of Information Act —because I was being stonewalled by so many people —through the Freedom of Information Act, I found out the information I do have. I have access to the contract and to his —to the contract, to the statutory declarations that he was signing.

I also have, I also have his references and his resume, which at the least leaves much to be desired.

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Now there’s projects that he had that he put down as a reference, these are projects that he’s been, basically, kicked off for non-performance —this contractor, he’s done projects where there’s been liens to put on it and he’s been asked to leave.

And these are the —I want to know about due diligence of hiring this contractor and awarding him this job.

The sub-contractor says, "—I want to know about due diligence of hiring this contractor and awarding him this job."

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

And as soon as I heard the “due diligence” I said (laughs) I knew about an Audit Committee just recently, where again, there was issue with contracts. And the Audit Committee had investigated just how contracts were being handled in the City and Hazel McCallion brought up some issues where there had been problems with contractors in the past.

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SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

We sit down with management as we go through the Audit and say exactly what our concerns are so that they have time to address them. And as you can see, by the end of June of this year, five out of seven of the recommendations will be completed.

And also that formal Vendor Evaluation Criteria will be developed by mid-2010.

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MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

But on that point—

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

[inaudible]

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

On that point—

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Yeah.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

There was a procedure set up years ago on Vendor [requisitions? inaudible]. Did you find any trace of it?

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

It’s just an informal vendor performance review right now [inaudible] it’s not being —there’s no formal process in there. The first thing—

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

There was —there was a policy established. Every vendor, and especially on major contracts, that when we had bad experiences —and we have had some bad experiences—

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Yes.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

There was a policy established years ago that the vendor would be categorized. And in fact some would be cut off for future contracts.

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

That’s not—

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Did you find no trace of it?

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

No, it’s not in there.

COUNCILLOR PAT MULLIN (Chair, Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

No, the answer’s no. So I guess [inaudible]

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Well it was set up, I can tell you.

COUNCILLOR CARMEN CORBASSON (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

I remember the discussion.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Do you?

COUNCILLOR CARMEN CORBASSON (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

I remember the discussions.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Some of you who’ve been around long will remember? It was set up. So obviously it got lost in the shuffle somewhere. Cuz we ran, we ran into some bad examples. And that’s when we set the policy. That’s years ago. That’s not —ten years ago, would I be right? At least. So where did that —what happened to it?

Hazel McCallion, "And that’s when we set up the policy. That’s years ago. That’s not —ten years ago, would I be right? At least. So where did that —what happened to it?"

DIRECTOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, SALLY ENG (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

There is some mention of a purchasing By-law where we would be able to —or the purchasing agent has the authority to,  prevents [sic] the bidder from bidding in future contracts. But we have not been able to find any detailed processes relating to what you’re talking about.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Okay.

COUNCILLOR PAT MULLIN (Chair, Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

[inaudble] that we should look into, I guess for the future. Because I remember the discussion.

[inaudible —several speakers at once]

CITY MANAGER, JANICE BAKER (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

That’s what one of the recommendations is.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga 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. I was in the business —in the private sector and we had millions of dollars in contracts. And it’s been something I’ve been promoting  —is control of the contracts. And that policy was set up because we ran into one vendor who were [sic] behind two millions dollars, I remember.

Anyway.

So now we’re going to set up one up. Fine.

Someone:

Yeah.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

If we set one up, it better be followed. That is the key. No use setting it up if it’s not going to be followed. You know, I don’t know why there’s such a disregard for policy.

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Just to conclude. Working with Facilities and Property Management, we’ve had a good rapport with them and I just want to thank Ken—

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

The guy that did the renovations at the . I hope he never sees another contract.

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Yeah.

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Am I right?

COUNCILLOR CARMEN CORBASSON (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

And the one at the

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

And the one at the

COUNCILLOR CARMEN CORBASSON (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

That was a bad one.

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

And I’ll be honest with you that’s—

MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

Now that was a bad one.

COUNCILLOR CARMEN CORBASSON (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

I think that’s when it was raised.

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, AL STEINBACH (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

[inaudible] of this audit, Madam Mayor they, ah,  that contractor again, there was no formal evaluation for those contracts. And that’s why we recommended that that be formalized and documented.

HAZEL MCCALLION (Mississauga Audit Committee, May 11, 2009):

There was even an evaluation form used many years ago because of our bad experience with contractors and we’d see their name pop up again being awarded a contract.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010) :

So, Staff and Council approved a policy that outlined how to go about evaluating a contractor to make sure that the City would be doing this due diligence. And what was interesting is, that was never mentioned to the contractor [sic] sub-contractor who was up there!

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COUNCILLOR PAT SAITO (Mississauga Council Corporate Awards of Excellence Meeting February 24, 2010):

I was assured by Staff at that time that when they did due diligence —and you questioned the due diligence on page 3, which is “I 3c” of the report you filed. You questioned the due diligence of the City.

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MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR PAT SAITO'S ";And Mayor McCallion and I did discuss that with Staff yesterday and we have been assured by Staff that they went to three of the projects" is an insult of the highest order to both those gentlemen and me!

And Mayor McCallion and I did discuss that with Staff yesterday and we have been assured by Staff that they went to three of the projects —former projects, that this contractor had undertaken —that they’d used as references, and they were similar-sized projects.

And the information that we’ve received from our Facilities Staff, who oversaw the project, is that they received good reviews from two of them. They weren’t able, I guess to get a hold of the third one. But two of them did give good reviews and we have that review.

It doesn’t have a lot of detail in it.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (underground somewhere under 130 Adelaide, February 25, 2010):

So instead McCallion and Councillor Saito said, yes, Staff did do due diligence and check [sic] things out.

And again, once I found out that it was Facilities and Properties [sic] Management, again, because I sat in on the Audit Committee, I know that there have been Audits done of that Department that describe their record-keeping as from adequate to non-existent.

February 24, 2010's Mississauga sub-contractor deputants and MISSISSAUGAWATCH have a LOT in common! Both Victims of City of Mississauga Facilities and Properties Management!

And because I research City of Mississauga Corporate Security, also part of Facilities and Properties [sic] Management, there’s a lot of non-existent as well in terms of record-keeping.

So —what’s interesting is, in front of the cameras, there’s this kind of a non-acknowledgment of what happened in the Audit Committee.

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TRANSCRIPT ENDS

Signed,

The (If you like how Mississauga Facilities and Property Management bungles Contracts, you should see the cluster****bungleknobfest that passes for Security!)

P.S. Have I an appropriate sign-off pic? Yep!

CITY OF MISSISSAUGA AUDIT COMMITTEEE JANUARY 24 2000 MINUTES

COMMENT left at the Mississauga News

The Mississauga Muse

Feb 27, 2010 9:07 AM

Really happy this morning…because I finally answered my biggest question

“Does Hazel McCallion know?” Meaning does Hazel McCallion know how Staff operate? Wednesday’s Council meeting CONFIRMS not just that McCallion KNOWS, but that she, like her Staff are Perps. By not telling those sub-contractors on Wednesday, that at the May 11, 2009 Audit Committee she found out that Internal Audit could find no trace of a formal Contractor Evaluation Policy that was passed by Council “10 years ago” she made her Respectful Workplace utterance about “honesty with the citizens both on the Council and on the part of Staff” a lie. First time I ever stepped foot inside Council Chambers (May 5, 2006). Got The Answer to “Does Hazel McCallion know? Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Zero doubt that Mississauga News “knows” too.


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