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“Free Palestine” Gaza Rally and March, Mississauga Celebration Square –videos and photos (Aug 10, 2014)

August 13th, 2014  

Just, for the record, some video and photographs from the Pro-Palestinian Rally held at Mississauga Celebration Square, August 10, 2014.

“Free Palestine” Gaza Rally and March, Mississauga Celebration Square, August 10, 2014

Palestine Protest Gaza Rally Mississauga Celebration Square Aug 10, 2014

and some photos…

As the rally organizers pointed out, Peel Police did a wonderful job helping keep people safe. That said, Mississauga Celebration Square was not without other uniformed presence.

And so we created…

City of Mississauga Security welcomes Palestine/Gaza Rally! Mississauga Celebration Square
Song “Over the Rainbow” performed by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

City of Mississauga Security scuttles Hazel McCallion’s reputation for “running a tight ship” [Freedom of Information]

February 15th, 2014  

Yesterday was February 14, 2014, Hazel McCallion’s 93rd birthday. As expected the Mississauga News is full-flow-gushing this annual event.

Today we’re going back in the day, February 14, 2007 when Rogers Cable 10 telecast a fascinating and so ironic Mississauga Council debate. The Mayor and Councillors were falling all over themselves because of an error made by City Staff in a by-law that potentially caused “hardship” to people. As we know, in Mississauga, “hardship” means Money Matters.

But we challenge you to view this video through a different lens. Imagine if back on February 14, 2007 Mississauga Council took our complaints about City of Mississauga Corporate Security as seriously as Money Matters. Imagine then, instead, that they were talking about “expeditiously” dealing with the lies and denies of their own Security operation. Seven years ago… What a difference that would have made!

So here’s our Mississauga Council Valentine’s Day 2007 dedicated to ALL those at the City who not only did Nothing, but actively engaged in fabrication and cover up. (Complete with video transcript.)

Dedicated to City of Mississauga Corporate Security bosses Ken Owen, Jamie Hillis, Cathie Evans and Joe Cairney.

City of Mississauga Security scuttles Hazel McCallion’s reputation for “running a tight ship”

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

My advice to Staff, and I’m going to give some advice –that reports need to be more complete.  And I think we should be aware of discussions that take place on a very important change in the by-law.

It’s not just changing a simple policy, folks. It’s changing a by-law.

Yes. We made a mistake. And obviously we all admit we didn’t do our homework. On it. So I think we should learn from our experiences.

[Dip to White]

Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services, February 14, 2007

Madam Mayor? Madam Mayor, if I might as well request if there are any individual situations where there is hardship, that they be brought to my attention—

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

Very good.

Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services, February 14, 2007

—and I will address them.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

You will.

Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services, February 14, 2007

Ah, secondly, we w-I would appreciate really an opportunity to talk to Staff before we commit to a timeline. But then we will certainly expedite it at your request.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

Thank you.

[Dip to White]

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

There’s nothing underhanded about this.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

No.

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

This is simply—

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

I didn’t say that.

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

—something that in my view we did not look at carefully. And people are being hit.

It’s important as Councillor Carlson says, is to do the right thing as quickly as possible. So I ask—

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

And we will do the right thing.

Councillor Pat Mullin, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

—and I would ask, I would ask that there would not be a delay in this. That this would come forward as quickly as possible.

[Dip to White]

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council, February 14, 2007

We will deal with it expeditiously. And we will make sure that nobody is harmed by it. That, Paul Mitcham, the Commissioner, has assured us. And we will have it back as —uh.

It’s unfortunate it got by us. And we apologize for it. There is nothing underhanded about it. But I really believe that the Council has made the right decision by deferring it for more debate, more understanding.

I think it’s important that the eleven members around this Council understand the implications of any actions we take. And so that is extremely important.

Councillor Parrish….

[Dip to White}

City of Mississauga Corporate Security database scrolls. Sorted by Ethnicity. Asian. Black. Caucasion [sic]
Audio: Hazel McCallion’s February 14, 2007 advice to staff repeated.

“My advice to Staff, and I’m going to give some advice –that reports need to be more complete.”

“Yes. We made a mistake. And obviously we all admit we didn’t do our homework. On it.”

“We will deal with it expeditiously. And we will make sure that nobody is harmed by it.”

“I think it’s important that the eleven members around this Council understand the implications of any actions we take. And so that is extremely important.”

[Fade to Black. Dip to Black. MISSISSAUGAWATCH logo]

Too bad the Mississauga Mayor and Council weren’t this “expeditious” about dealing with their Security force. Freedom of Information confirms there was something “underhanded” about City of Mississauga Corporate Security’s Ken Owen, Jamie Hillis, Cathie Evans, Joe Cairney etc etc.

For easier reading, see larger sizes at: www.flickr.com/photos/43172810@N00/12547706404/sizes/h
 

Signed,

It is what it is. And telling it like it is.
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Hazel McCallion’s Conflict of Interest hearing. The Mayor’s Testimony Day 1. Notes from Brampton Superior Court, April 11, 2013

April 14th, 2013  

What follows is a summary of notes taken during Mayor Hazel McCallion’s conflict of interest hearing at Brampton court house on April 11, 2013 —Hazel McCallion testifying. If anyone finds any errors I’d appreciate being advised.

COURT NOTES DAY 4  Thursday, April 11, 2013  1st day of Hazel McCallion’s testimony

9:50 am  Mayor Hazel McCallion arrives and goes straight to the stand (upbeat, confident, laughing with court staff.)

9:55 Diane Kalenchuk, Fran Rider arrive (both involved in December 2, 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally opposing Judicial Inquiry) .

10:07 am  court session begins.

Elizabeth McIntyre (lawyer for the Mayor)

McIntyre calls McCallion to the stand. McCallion swears on Bible with a “So help me God.”

McIntyre refers to a document and includes an “accumulation of documents” extracted from other parts of the record (to be presented in chronological order).

McCallion swore an affidavit and states that she stands by evidence in that affidavit. [Ed. On Friday, Day 2 of her testimony, she will retract statements made in her sworn affidavit that she stood by today.]

McIntyre now refers to McCallion’s biography. McIntyre highlights that McCallion was first elected Mayor of Mississauga in 1978. Re-elected all the way to 2010. Involved in municipal politics for an extended period of time. Prior to that McCallion was involved in working for Canadian Kellogg. Worked for Kellogg for 19 years and left in 1967.

McIntyre relates that McCallion started off her political career on the Streetsville Planning Board. There she served as Chair, then became Deputy Reeve of Streetsville and then Mayor of Mississauga.

McIntyre then requests the Mayor to turn to paragraph 8 and reads that Mississauga was once a small collection of towns blah blah etc etc –and one of priorities of the Mayor was to “create a dynamic downtown city core”.

McIntyre then prompts McCallion to give Judge an idea of her  list of challenges.

McCallion states that when she first moved into City Hall, cows and horses were grazing across the  field when she went into her office. Square 1 started in a hayfield. McCallion said that she was successful in making “some progress” towards a city core. They built City Hall and Central Highway for example. Then they built the YMCA. McCallion said, “We tried to demonstrate that the City core had a future.”

McCallion states that office development has been a challenge. That she wanted 12 million sq ft of office space in the City core –and that has not been accomplished.

Then McCallion started on a favourite subject —about the number of Fortune 500 companies in Mississauga etc etc….

McCallion claimed that with these companies, Mississauga needed a convention centre. She stated that the main mission of Council and Staff was to get a convention centre tied in with Living Arts Centre.

But they had no success.

McCallion continued that the ideal location of hotel would be right next to Living Arts Centre along with a reasonably-sized convention centre. That, the Mayor claimed was the mission of Council and Staff —a 4 or 5-star hotel.

McIntyre asks McCallion what time frame. For how long has this hotel/convention centre been a goal.

McCallion says 10 or 15 years or longer. The Mayor explains that Mississauga’s Fortune 500 companies were drawn here by the airport. But they would have to stay in downtown Toronto hotels and then get carted to Mississauga.

McCallion claims she had received “a lot of complaints” about no hotel/convention centre.

McCallion then goes on to say that she’s been the Chair of Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)  and wanted to invite AMO conventions to Mississauga but can’t.

McIntyre asks, so goal of Council was to have convention centre next to LAC.  McCallion responds, yes, goal was to accommodate 1500 delegates to a conference.

McCallion revealed that “OMERS owns a lot of land around City Hall” (including Square 1).

McCallion says the City called for a proposal for a convention centre but got no response.  They went to Hong Kong, China on trade missions hoping to get hotel owners –ie Shangri la (a lot of regurgitation of Inquiry material…).

“Toronto beat us out on it” (re the Shangri la) McCallion says.

McIntyre asks McCallion if the official plan in question pre-dates 2005.

McIntyre refers to McCallion’s affidavit. McIntyre asks McCallion  to tell the court what she recalls she was advised by Peter during this time.

McCallion recounts that Peter knew the City was “anxious” to get a hotel and convention centre. So he approached his mother and said he had an investor to build a hotel/convention centre.

McCallion said that in all this time, Peter’s investor was the only one to express interest at any time.

McCallion said she knew the investor to be Leo Couprie.

McIntyre asks McCallion that In 2005 to what degree was she familiar with Leo Couprie. McCallion responds that she was invited to dinner at his home. But that she didn’t meet that many times with him.

McCallion knew Couprie’s background to be strictly importing.

McIntyre based on what you knew about Couprie did you have any reason for him not to invest?

McCallion said she had no idea how much money Leo Couprie had. She said that Couprie would put down the money (deposit) to buy the City core land.

McCallion  states that in 2005 she knew nothing of the details regarding how much money Couprie would put up in this venture.

McCallion understood Peter would be Leo Couprie’s legal representative as real estate agent.

McIntyre asked the Mayor it came as a surprise to her. McCallion said yes and that maybe it was the opportunity to get what City wanted.

McIntyre asks what came as a surprise. McCallion says the surprise was that Peter was able to convince someone to invest in the City core.

McIntyre then relates a short biography on Peter McCallion. She asks the Mayor when Peter was born. 1953. His occupational history. Residential real estate to industrial/commercial real estate.

McIntyre then asks McCallion, In 2005-2007,  what extent would you have known his real estate practices. McCallion  responds, “Very little.” “He did not share his successes with me.”

McIntyre asks what she understood re him being real estate agent.

McCallion says that she understood that Peter would make sure Leo Couprie didn’t lose money and because Couprie wasn’t experienced, that Peter would help him with real estate issues.

McCallion said she had no idea if Peter had equity in development projects. She adds that to her knowledge Peter did not have a history in investing development projects.

McIntryre says that Mayor McCallion has three children. Paul lives in Milton. Peter in Mississauga. [Ed. At this point the discussion became a bit hard to hear so McCallion admits to having a hearing aid –and needing it.]

McIntyre asks what McCallion’s relationship with Peter was in 2005-2007.

McCallion explains that her husband died in 1997. And that she would count on Peter to look after a lot of the household chores. McCallion said that her son Paul can’t, but because he’s a real estate agent, Peter has flexible hours. And that she has to depend on Peter a lot.

McCallion said that she had frequent contact with Peter. And also that Peter was her driver.

McIntyre asked McCallion about the “flow of information” between Peter and the Mayor. McCallion responds very little. That Peter keeps it to himself. That Paul is different –very open.

McIntyre then asks what McCallion knew about Peter’s financial situation. McCallion explains that she didn’t know Peter’s “financial standing”. McCallion says that “None of my children share their financial status with me.”

McCallion says that she never believed that Peter had the money to pull off The Project (the land, all the hoops to jump through) McCallion knew that would require “Major finances to do it.”

McCallion says that she understood that major investors would still be needed down the line.

McCallion explains that the hotel must be “Not less than a 4-star.” McIntyre asks McCallion for details. McCallion says that the City core would need the minimum of a 4-star hotel to “satisfy the needs of our economic base.” Convention delegates, McCallion says, expect at least 4-star accommodation and as a result they go to Toronto for those 4 or 5-star hotels.

McCallion says that she knew too The Project was “an extremely complicated process” and that Peter would not have the “technical expertise” to pull the process off.

At some point McCallion says she became aware that long-time family friend, Murray Cook would come in. McCallion says that she knew Murray Cook has “vast experience in the development industry —nationally and internationally”.

McCallion says she didn’t know who “they” were. But she guessed one of the investors would be Leo Couprie. And McCallion  knew that Peter would be involved  –in seeking the consultants necessary to grapple with such a major project.

Re World Class Development. McCallion  says that “from Day One” she understood that Leo owned all the shares in the corporation. But that she had no knowledge that Peter was a shareholder.

McIntyre asks McCallion if she thought Peter might be an officer of the company? Employee? McCallion responds no both times.

McCallion repeats that she understood that Peter “represented Leo”.

McCallion testifies that she advised Peter and Murray Cook that she would declare pecuniary interest at City Council should the issue come up. The court determines that it was 2005 that Peter first informed her of his involvement in this project.

McIntyre asks McCallion when did she advise Peter and Murray Cook that she’d have to declare a conflict?  The Mayor said she can’t recall.

McCallion  testifies that she knew that she’d have to declare a conflict at council, planning committee —“or any other committee”.

McCallion testifies that elected officials are not advised as council members when site plans come into the City. Like in any list.

McCallion testifies that developers might approach a councillor before he puts in a site plan application. And that some do. Some don’t.

McIntyre asks McCallion in a project of this nature what would come before council? McCallion says perhaps zoning amendments, official plan impacts. Then it comes to the planning committee. If WCD were to come before the planning committee, McCallion said she’d have declared a conflict of interest.

McIntyre then turns McCallion’s attention to zoning changes. McCallion said that matters related to zoning changes would come as a report with a lot of details about how those changes affect services/infrastructure.

McCallion repeated that anything related to World Class Developments that came before a committee or council she would declare a conflict.

McCallion said she’d seen a lot of development processes come through Mississauga. McCallion testified that she had OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) to lay down the condition that the hotel must come first, then the condos because she knew that developers prefer to build residential first. McCallion states that she felt the hotel must come first and be a condition in the sale of the land.

As a result of the hotel condition, McCallion says, the project failed. McCallion stated that they just couldn’t get 4-5 star hotel with the capacity to serve as a convention centre.

McCallion testifies that the details surrounding a hotel are uncertain because it depended on what the developer envisioned.

McCallion states that she definitely had a personal interest in hotel but that she never had a direct (personal) pecuniary interest. And that the hotel is key to convention centre.

McCallion  testifies that she had no problems attracting condos in city core. That residential development is not a problem. That the major problem is attracting office development.

McCallion  testifies that she had no involvement in residential developments –that she zero’d in on the hotel for involvement.

McIntyre asks if the Mayor would know the process/conditions, the hoops to jump through in the hotel process. McCallion then estimates that the project might take “quite a few years to accomplish. That the process of development has become very complicated.” Depends on size, what they want to do.

McCallion estimates “one to two years for very small project”. And for full approval of a convention centre “two to three years. At least two years.” –to get a building permit.

McCallion repeats what she testified at the Judicial Inquiry about Staff: “We are very diligent. Our Staff is diligent –making sure every ‘i ‘ is dotted”…

McIntyre asks in 2005 –what did you consider your obligations to be regarding interactions with Staff.

McCallion responds, “You should not in any way influence Staff.”

McCallion testifies “I had no involvement” (with site plan staff process). That Staff was aware that she had a conflict and therefore did not want to be involved in any discussion.

McIntyre asks how she was aware. McIntyre asks McCallion “but did you advise Staff prior?”

McCallion responds with “I did but can’t recall when.”

McIntyre asks whether it was usual for Staff to brief councillors on development. McCallion replies it was not unusual.

McCallion testifies that she didn’t attend the WCD briefing in April 2007. That since she was declaring conflict it would not be proper for her to attend the meeting (with Baker, Ball, Sajecki, Cook…)

McCallion then adds, “I’m not interested in the site plans because I believe it’s a responsibility of the Staff”.

McIntyre focuses on the 2005-2007 timeline asking McCallion  is she was ever approached by Marilyn Ball (Director of Development & Design and wife of former City Manager, David O’Brien/OMERS) to be briefed on the WCD project.

McCallion responds that Ball offered and that she had refused. McCallion said from “Day One” Staff knew that I did not want to be involved.

McCallion testifies her concern was that she would be seen to influence the Staff on the WCD application.

McIntyre asks to what extent the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (MCOI) did not apply to any OMERS meetings!

McIntyre then explores McCallion’s understanding of Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. McCallion responds that “Often when Acts come into being you rely on the Staff to brief you on it.”

McIntyre then asks whether the Staff provided briefing? McCallion responds that she can’t recall. McCallion states that somebody advised Council at the time (the Act came into effect) that when an item comes before a committee/Council, —you have to declare a conflict. McCallion then says she was told that even if you think you have a conflict you should declare.

McCallion said that as Director of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, issues relating to the MCOI Act came up for discussion from time to time. McCallion reports that George Rust’Dye gave presentations. That Rust D’Eye explained some of the cases. McCallion states that the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act was “A very great concern of the municipalities.”

McCallion states that the Large Urban Mayors now have concerns as well. That the MCOI Act now causing all kinds of complications.

McIntyre mentions that McCallion was charged under the MCOI Act back in 1982. McIntyre asks McCallion if since whether she reviewed the MCOI Act with her lawyer. And whether McCallion had reviewed the decisions of the court?

McIntyre asks McCallion to what extent she took the provision of that Act seriously? McCallion says when Peel Council deals with police budget she declares a conflict of interest regarding her son Paul who is employed by Peel Police.

McIntyre asks “as a councillor how seriously do you take that question?” (direct/indirect pecuniary interest at meetings)

McIntyre then goes back to 2007 and asks McCallion what her understanding of conflict of interest were back then? McCallion responds “If a matter involves, no matter what status, I have a conflict.” That her son Peter represented Leo Couprie. And that if matters relating to WCD came to Council, she  would declare a conflict.

McCallion states that Council was well aware that she had a conflict.

McIntyre now refers to a letter February 2, 2009 and asks who prepared the letter? McCallion says she did.

McIntyre asks McCallion why she prepared the letter, explaining that this February 2, 2009 letter is prior to any issues raised re motion/call for Inquiry.

[Ed. Essentially the letter asks for clarification of MCOI Act and asks what happens if an elected official doesn’t know what business or business contacts your kids have. This letter definitely pre-dates Judicial Inquiry.]

McCallion responds that she had read a government update that encouraged her to write a letter. And also the many discussions at AMO regarding MCOI Act and how it was “creating problems”. Including problems like hobbling a Council to a point where they can’t vote on an issue (ie: development in an area where most councillors live).

McCallion states that “AMO very aware of accumulation of issues surrounding MCOI Act.”

McCallion also said she had “many discussions” re MCOI Act with other municipalities.

[Ed. I’m certain that AMO has had many presentations/discussions relating to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act but McIntyre fuzzies up the timing of all this knowledge/debate McCallion was receiving. For example, interest/issues surrounding municipal conflict of interest intensified in Mississauga from September 2009 through the Rob Ford trials to current.]

COURT RESUMES 11:51

McIntyre now wants to explore Hazel McCallion’s involvement in WCD and its affairs.

Referring to document labelled “Couprie” in log book and the articles of incorporation re World Class Development Ltd. Dates from 2006 and refers to 2005.

McCallion says that she did not see them at the time.

McIntyre refers to page 351. McIntyre asks McCallion to what extent the document reflected her understanding. McCallion says she wasn’t really aware of Leo Couprie’s involvement.

McIntyre asks McCallion if she understood at any time that Leo Couprie was a principal and owned all of the shares in the World Class Developments.

McIntyre then refers to “Lusk” document. An Agreement of Purchase of Sale made on behalf of WCD and OMERS March 21, 2005. McCallion states that she did not see that document at the time.

McCallion testifies that she must have been advised at some time that World Class Developments had put in an offer. But she was aware they were trying to purchase the land.

McIntyre than suggests that at some point McCallion became involved in the negotiations. McCallion said no, not the negotiations but the “exchange”. That Murray Cook had said there was a lot of “exchange” between WCD and OMERS.

McIntyre defines “exchange” as “back and forth proposals”.

McIntyre then asks McCallion to what extent she saw the details of the changes?

McIntyre asks McCallion’s involvement in real estate transactions in general? McCallion says very little. That she may get a call… sharing what difficulties they might have. But that she doesn’t get involved in reviewing documents. That she had no involvement in real estate transaction aside from buying two houses.

McIntyre asks her involvement in WCD’s. McCallion says OMERS never made any effort to build a hotel “they own a lot of land in the city core”.

McIntyre redirects and repeats her involvement. McCallion states that she encouraged OMERS to sell the land to WCD to get the hotel to happen. But that she did not get involved in the details.

McIntyre leads McCallion to explain that she was representing the City, the Council of the City to get a hotel built.

McCallion then testifies that she knew that Ken Lusk represents OMERS and that OMERS owned 50% of Square One. AIMCO (Alberta Investment Management Corporation) the other 50%.

McIntyre gets McCallion to turn her attention to mail from Lusk to Michael Del Bello (OMERS/Oxford). Dated March 9, 2006. McIntyre asks McCallion if she saw that at the time? McCallion says no.

McIntyre reads portions to her. “Unidentified purchaser” Purchaser represented by Mayor’s son who is the purchaser… Pressure on Oxford. .. etc

McIntyre asks meeting with Paul Haggis (Oxford) re “express desire to sell the land”. McCallion  agrees with that statement.

McIntyre introduces a series of other emails referencing her involvement. Phone calls, etc.

McIntyre refers to Tab 8 –an email from Ken Lusk to Ron Pedicord (Oxford) October 20, 2006. “Mayor very upset that transaction taking so long to complete”. [Ed. The content of the email suggests that Hazel McCallion would get a considerable amount of detail about progress of project. Meaning, she wouldn’t need Staff informing her!]

McCallion testifies there was a “rumour” of another hotel coming at Highway 10 and Burnhamthorpe. [Ed. hmm…]

McCallion then goes into great detail, really selling convention/hotel to the court.

[Ed. WOW. No consideration that once meetings done, there’s nothing for convention delegates to do in Mississauga except go to Downtown Toronto!]

McIntyre asks McCallion what due diligence was done on World Class Developments around January 2007 –about the time the agreement was signed.

McCallion reports that Arthur(?) did most of the due diligence on WCD. And that Murray Cook said he was an owner. Spoke to McCallion about whether Murray could pull this off.

McCallion  states that she didn’t recall having the conversation but that she must have.

McIntyre states that Lusk reported that Cook had told him that he owned WCD. [Ed. at least partly]

McIntyre gets McCallion to turn back to the Leo Couprie book. Tab 5. It’s the Agreement of Purchase of Sale of The Property, January 31, 2007.

McIntyre asks McCallion whether she saw this document at the time. McCallion No.

McCallion says she was not aware of the details, but was informed by somebody from OMERS of the condition that the hotel had to be built first.

McCallion can’t recall around what date she knew the agreement had been signed. McCallion can’t recall who told her either. McCallion can recall that the Hotel Built First condition was included.

McIntyre now deals with events from January 2007 to the Regional Council meetings in September and October 2007. McIntyre asks if she recalls any other involvement with the vendors of the Property.

McCallion says yes, that she heard nothing for a long time, then at later point, they had certain deadlines to agree to in order finalize things to meet the conditions. As for the dates McCallion says that she can’t confirm whether it was before or after Sept/Oct 2007.

[Ed. My own dealings with City of Mississauga Staff have taught me that “Can’t recall” can have double meaning. It can mean the inability to remember but also “can’t recall because it’s not in my/City’s interest to share the information with you.”]

McIntyre now goes on to other documents in the Couprie material. Tab 3. McCallion confirms that she saw it at time for her to witness/sign and then also the Declaration of Trust (Tab 4). And McCallion confirms, yes, she witnessed the signatures.

McIntyre then asks McCallion what it means to witness a signature?

McCallion said she’s witnessed signatures for many thousands of documents/passports. That her role is merely to witness the signing/signature in their presence. Means nothing more than that.

As for the documents at Pier 4, McCallion says that Peter and Couprie were leaving for China hoping to get someone to invest in a hotel. They wanted to know what connections she had in China.

McCallion testified that she understood the purpose of the meeting at Pier 4 was to inform them as to what contacts she  had in China as to investment in Mississauga. McCallion also says that Peter and Couprie were the only ones at the Pier 4 dinner meeting.

McCallion said it was a relatively dark restaurant. And that she was asked just to witness their signatures to “cover their absence when they were away”.

McCallion testifies that Leo Couprie told her the purpose of the documents [Ed. then McCallion  appeared to back-pedal so I’m not too sure…]

McCallion states that the documents were to deal with the business with World Class Developments in case something happened during travel.

Referring to Tab 3, McCallion testifies, “I reviewed none of the content of the document. None.” Then she said that for certain lighting conditions and size of type she would have to use reading glasses to see much of anything.

Then McCallion adds that she doesn’t need glasses to sign documents but might to read them.

McCallion states that she can’t recall whether she used glasses to sign that day.

Document at Tab 4. McCallion says “I did not read them” (the words on that document).

McCallion states that she doesn’t recall any discussion of the documents. That she wasn’t given a copy either.

McIntyre asks McCallion to turn to Tab 6 in same book. Shareholder’s Agreement February 28, 2007 World Class Developments, Murray Cook and Leo Couprie.

McCallion states that from Day 1 she was advised that Leo Couprie owned all the shares of the company.

McCallion then testifies that she believed that Peter’s role with WCD was to ensure (try/hoping) that an agreement between WCD and OMERS would happen to purchase of land. Other than that Peter’s additional involvement was “none at all”.

McCallion announces that “I learned more during the Inquiry” re internal affairs of WCD.

McIntyre now turns McCallion attention to the Promissory note signed by Peter McCallion on behalf of World Class Developments for $50,000 from the TACC group.

McCallion testifies that she knows that TACC is a developer and a provider of services.

McIntyre asks McCallion if she saw the Promissory note at the time? McCallion: No. McIntyre asks McCallion if she were aware that TACC was lending money to WCD? McCallion: No.

In addition McCallion was not aware Peter was in position to sign a promissory note on behalf of WCD. McCallion then says, “I was not aware of his finances that would enable him to sign a promissory note.” [Ed. quote 100% accurate.]

McIntyre asks McCallion  that without seeing a document, to what extent she was aware of the financial details of WCD? Ie: Deposits (the ledger).

McCallion responds that she was not aware Peter was contributing or receiving money from World Class Developments. McCallion: “I was not aware.”

McIntyre takes McCallion  to Tab 9, an agreement between Landplex and Leo Couprie. Dated August 31, 2007. McCallion says she didn’t see agreement. But that she did know who Tony DiCicco was though.

McCallion testifies that at some point Peter mentioned that Tony DiCicco got involved because, she assumed, of his experience in development.

McCallion adds that she also knew DeCicco from developments in Mississauga including “joint ventures”. McCallion  testifies that she had discussions with him on occasion ie: access re his development at Derry Road –asked to help by Olympic Flame. McCallion says that she also had a social meeting with DeCicco because his Dad wanted to meet her –had to do with some celebration. McCallion also said that he won the auction for Dinner at Mayor’s house.

McCallion says that she has many conversations with developers.

McCallion testifies that Peter told her the reason DeCicco came in was because they needed somebody assisting WCD getting through the process.

[Ed. Yet at the Judicial Inquiry September 15, 2010 hearing, Murray Cook testified that Peter brought DcCicco in because Cook couldn’t give Peter real estate agent role going forward. Meaning Peter was out of all his money.]

From Murray Cook, initial principal of WCD September 15, 2010

Q = Naomi Loewith, Commission Counsel

A= Murray Cook

MURRAY COOK, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 JUDICIAL INQUIRY TESTIMONY BEGINS

15                 Q:   Did you understand that he expected

16  to be the agent for the eventual condo sales?

17                 A:   No, that didn’t come up until much

18  later.

19                 Q:   Did you have concerns about it when

20  you did learn of it?

21                 A:   Yes, very much.

22                 Q:   Why is that?

23                 A:   You — later, when it appeared that

24  Mr. McCallion’s original investors were unable to — to

25  pony the — the dollars, I advised Mr. McCallion, when he


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suggested the — the sale of the individual condos that

it’s very hard to get an investor to invest if you

predetermined who was the selling agent. 

               In most cases, investors/developers have a

team that they’ve worked with over the years and are

comfortable with.  And that’s — that’s not a

conventional real estate cer — sales person.  It’s — I

won’t mention any particular firms, but there’s several

major firms out there that specialize in doing condo

10  sales.  They have low risk.  All they do is:  The

11  developer puts up the sale centre, puts up all the

12  advertising, does all the marketing, and in some cases

13  when you’re dealing with these firms they’ll even tell

14  you how many clipboards their staff need, and pencils.

15                 And that — that is a very different

16  entity.  And to make the project work with predetermining

17  that — an individual real estate sales person, that was

18  a non-starter.

MURRAY COOK, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 JUDICIAL INQUIRY TESTIMONY ENDS

McIntyre then asks, in this period of time, January 2007 Agreement of Purchase of Sale to the October 2007 Peel Region vote, “To what extent would you discuss WCD with Peter?”

McCallion said that Peter discussed bringing DeCicco along. As for any discussion with the City, nothing. McCallion states, “he didn’t keep me well-advised at all.”

McCallion insists that the only time she got involved was when they ran into difficulties with the hotel.

McCallion then goes into a series of “can’t recall”s.  Can’t recall —might have discussed the purchase of the land with Murray Cook. Can’t recall anything with Leo Couprie.

McIntyre now wants to break until 2:15 pm.

Got back and set up at 2:19 pm (arrived a bit late)

McIntyre still up. Topic: building permits.

McCallion said that she certainly advised staff that she did not want to be advised/involved in any discussion/matters relating to World Class Developments. [Ed: That announcement/caution also means all Staff knew WCD had “Special” written all over it!]

McIntyre now moving to the development fees process.

McCallion said she was involved with levies even before legislative authority. That she changed levies in Mississauga and Region a number of times.

McIntyre asks if there’s been another development charge review since 2007? McCallion responds yes, 2012. McIntyre asks McCallion to explain understanding of the role of development charges.

McCallion says it applies to all growth. It’s for the major services, sewage/water lines, roads.

McIntyre then asks what is the role of Regional Council re the setting of Development Charges by-law. McCallion says Peel Staff research for a report and present findings to Council.  McCallion says elected officials depend on Staff to decide what the charges should be based on consultants’ reports and comparisons to the projection created in the first place.

McCallion testifies that the role of Peel Council has to hold public “stakeholders” meetings. McCallion points out the these meetings are between Staff and usually (almost 100% of the time) —developers.

McIntyre asks McCallion the role of Peel Council. McCallion says to field input from all [Ed. can’t follow it… lots of detail and not sure relevance except to… finally got to point]

McCallion states that Peel has always had a transitional period.

McIntyre asks what factors does Peel Council consider. McCallion says what the backlog is, the economic times (in regards to industrial/commercial since increased development fees could make Peel less competitive –a major concern.)

McIntyre now asks McCallion about the economy in 2007. McCallion says the was “starting to tank”. Also price of land. Competition increasing in Halton and Kitchener-Waterloo.

McIntyre then asks McCallion to what extent individual projects are reviewed during the consideration of the transitional period.

McCallion introduces the concern for jobs/unemployment.

McIntyre then asks McCallion to relate the relationship between Development charges and jobs? McCallion says that increased development charges can potentially have an effect in economic downtimes.

McCallion states decisions are based on the impact to the entire community.

McIntyre now goes through details of 2007 Developmental Charges by-law process.

McIntyre mow turns attention to the March 2006 Peel report by Dan Lebreque, Commissioner of Public Works Department for Region of Peel.

McIntyre then asks to what extent McCallion had clear recollection of these events.

McCallion says that they/Peel were behind in their collection of funds. And that Peel needed a certain increase, “not catch up but try to catch up.”

McIntyre returns to the LeBrecque’s March 2006 Peel report.

McIntyre asks McCallion to explain the relationship between development charges and the capital budget. McCallion said it’s projected —an estimate.

McIntyre asks whether McCallion anticipated an increase in development levies. McCallion replies that development fees have always gone up.

Relating to March 2006 McIntyre asks whether McCallion knew that World Class Developments would be affected by those charges. McCallion says it all depended on WHEN –but that she assumed they’d be faced with those charges.

McIntyre asks if McCallion declared a conflict of interest in 2006 when this Developmental Charges review came up at Peel. McCallion testified that since she didn’t know the status of WCD in the process she believed the fee applied to any fee/property tax or any user fee. It applies to everybody, McCallion says. Of general application.

[Ed. McCallion then makes an intriguing statement…] That in McCallion’s experience councillors have never declared a conflict in planning or development!

McCallion  then compares the Peel Development Charges by-law to a dog license fee –declaring that she has not declared a conflict when dog license fees come up even though she owns a dog.

Tab 14 McIntyre refers to a number of presentations made to Peel Council. McCallion explaints that some of these reports elected officials get on the day of the meeting —or the night before. McCallion adds that elected officials have complained to Staff about these last minute deliveries.

McIntyre asks with respect to non-residential development, in May 2007, what was Peel asking to be the cut off? McCallion couldn’t answer.

McIntyre then asks to what extent would Council would rely on Staff regarding the recommendations? McCallion says the desire of Staff would be to have no transition period at all.

McCallion points out that Peel Council doesn’t always accept the recommendations of Staff.

McIntyre refers to Tab 32 in McCallion’s book. Report from LeBrecque in 2007.

Re Letter of the arterial road mentioned yesterday. McCallion testifies that City of Mississauga Staff prepared the letter and Staff felt strongly this road shouldn’t be included. McCallion then states that after Staff prepared the letter it was then ready for her signature.

McCallion insists that the letter/issue was strictly raised by Staff. And that her signature was to show it came from Head of the municipality.

Tab 19 (in HM’s book) Minutes of Peel General Committee for September 6, 2007. Page 657 is an amendment requested by McCallion. Purpose of amendment was to allow for 90-day transition with respect to non-residential and apartments. (November to May 2008).

So the transition period was extended from 60 days to 90 days.

[Ed. The end of April 2008 happens to be when Mississauga Planning Staff were, according to Ed Sajecki, Commissioner of Planning and Building for the City of Misissauga, “burning the midnight oil to help WCD remove the ‘H’ symbol and to avoid paying the higher development fees” —a saving of $11M..]

McIntyre asks McCallion, did you consider what effect this impact would have on WCD?

McIntyre then asks McCallion if anyone at WCD made submissions to Peel regarding fees impact?

McIntyre now moves to Tab 22 in McC’s doc. Peel Council September 13, 2007. Reports that meeting lasted 1 hr 6 min.

The court is told that there is no record of the September 13, 2007 Peel debate. McCallion said, “Yes, unfortunately”…

McIntyre asks McCallion if she can remember what is said at the meeting. McCallion: No. Then adds, “Development levies are general.”

McIntyre then introduces page 685 of McCallion’s document. September 6, 2013 General Committee includes that recommendations relating to residential and non-residential levies be adopted.

Re Staff reports before Council, McCallion says “I hope they do the research on the thing.”

McCallion  says that Brampton Mayor Fennell requested the minutes be “reconsidered”.

This was moved by Fennell, seconded McCallion, and it extended the transition period for medium-high density residential and office even further —to November 1, 2009.

McIntyre asks McCallion if she has recollection of this resolution. McCallion said that Fennell moved it because she had concerns in Brampton about medium-high density residential in her city.

McCallion testifies that she can’t recall the discussion with Fennell. McCallion is very vague about it. McCallion says that at that point the amendment didn’t affect Mississauga –only Brampton.  McCallion  also adds that she can’t remember how much this amendment was actually debated at Council.

McIntyre asks McCallion who drafted the actual wording? McCallion responds that “If anyone drafted it it would be Mayor Fennell.”

McCallion said she didn’t understand that the amendment was directed towards Mississauga.

[Ed. …wording uses “three area municipalities”.]

McCallion  states the she did not consider conflict of interest, “Why would I?” she says. “I had no knowledge of the progress of their application.”

McCallion admits that she knew the way the motion read that the Fennell amendment would affect WCD.

COURT RESUME 3:45 pm

McIntyre still up.

McIntyre now deals with a letter dated September 19, 2007 to Dan LeBreque from Ed Sajecki. This letter identifies areas of intensification. Maps attached.

It shows development projects inside the UGC (Urban Growth Centre). McIntyre asks McCallion whether she got the letter. McCallion says according to the record log, yes, the letter came to her. McCallion states though that she didn’t recall what she did with the letter.

McCallion states that she can’t say whether she reviewed the letter.

McIntyre asks whether McCallion had knowledge of whether World Class Developments was on the list/map. McCallion states that Ed Sajecki never reviewed the content of the letter with her/Council. So no.

McCallion says that it was strictly Staff to Staff letter.

The Development Charges By-Law that was ultimately passed and the exemption ultimately passed applied to Brampton only.

McIntyre refers to McCallion’s affadavit that the developmental charges were of general application.  McIntyre asks whether McCallion was aware of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act exemptions.

McCallion replies, “Oh, yes, because I have reviewed the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.”

McCallion says general application applies all over the municipality. McCallion says that George Rust-D’Eye explained it at the Association of Municipalties of Ontario. McCallion states that “Everybody pays for development levy.”

McCallion states that she knows Rust-D’Eye to be a “specialist in regard to the Conflict of Interest Act”.

McIntyre asks McCallion whether Peter or anyone at WCD discussed fees with her. McCallion: No.

McIntyre informs the court that in Fall 2007 there was an effort by WCD to scramble to get under the wire to avoid a fee increase. McCallion says that for her to be briefed or talk to Staff about it would have created the appearance of influence.

McIntyre asks McCallion if she got a legal opinion. No. McCallion says she was confident in her interpretation of Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

McIntyre asks McCallion what her understanding of Peter’s compensation was. McCallion repeats she believe her son to be the real estate agent and there’d be some compensation with Couprie. When and what basis, McCallion said, she had no idea.

McIntyre asks McCallion whether there were any point before the Inquiry that she knew that Peter was more than a real estate agent. McCallion says she didn’t know until Mary Ellen Bench told her that he was a principal. McCallion then says she phoned her son saying “You have clearly led me to believe that you’re a real estate agent for Leo.”

McCallion testifies that upon knowing that she advised Peter to see a lawyer and get it (the ownership) corrected.

McIntyre asks McCallion why she acted as she did. McCallion states that when she challenged Peter on it he still maintained he was not a principal. McCallion states,“I had been misled and nobody had told me any different.”

McIntyre now goes to the documents in The Buff Folder. As McIntyre is searching about McCallion comments that she’ll be going to a talk show tonight at 9 pm!

McIntyre reports that on May 18, 2005 there’s a records of Peter and Murray Cook meeting with Mayor re WCD. McCallion testifies that she doesn’t recall what was discussed.

McIntyre mentions another dinner. Again McCallion states that she doesn’t recall whether WCD was discussed. McCallion: “I have no idea.”

McIntyre introduces a May 29, 2006 meeting this time, Peter and Murray with Mayor. McCallion states that some of the meetings were at her house and repeats that she can’t recall what was discussed.

McIntyre mentions a December 19, 2006: Tony DiCicco and John DiPoce lunch meeting with McCallion. Again McCallion doesn’t recall what was discussed.

Then McIntyre repeats the Pier 4 dinner-meeting.

Then an April 10, 2007 meeting.

Then McIntyre points out there there’s no record of meetings between January 25, 2007 and November 5, 2007.

McIntyre then points out that the telephone messages start up. Mostly by DeCicco. McIntyre asks McCallion if there were any change in the frequency of her interactions with WCD after Tony DeCicco involved.

McCallion says there was a personality clash between Cook and DeCicco. And that DeCicco hoped she’d intervene. [Ed. See contrary testimony by Murray Cook above]

McIntyre references a put-and-call agreement.  October 26, 2007 from Emilio Bisceglia, lawyer for World Class Developments. It was an unsigned agreement –sent as a FAX. McCallion testifies that she doesn’t remember receiving it. McIntyre asks McCallion if she tried to get Murray Cook to sign it.

[Ed. It’s clear that DeCicco’s phone messages would give considerable details regarding WCD]

McIntyre asks McCallion how many calls she gets in a day? McCallion says that she didn’t get more calls from DeCicco than most developers.

McCallion then insists that she didn’t return all the calls from DeCicco.

When DeCicco’s phone message refers to a budget for WCD, McCallion insists at no time did she know the financial situation of WCD.

McIntyre refers to an entry March 19, Marriott Residence Inn, Toronto. McCallion to be with Sajecki, Gupta, etc to look at a hotel in downtown Toronto. McCallion states that she’d been told that the hotel was somewhat near the quality wanted in Mississauga downtown core. McCallion then says that it wasn’t near what was expected.

McCallion says that a group of Staff and Murray Cook went to the States to look at a hotel there as well.

McCallion then summarizes that the Marriot didn’t anywhere near meet the status of the hotel she/we wanted.

McIntyre then asks McCallion, If her position was not to be involved with Staff why did she go with Sajecki and Gupta? McCallion responds that it was her interest that the type of hotel would meet “our expectations”.

Then McCallion states,“No other meetings, this was the only time.”

BREAK TIL TOMORROW AT 10

Mississauga Top 10 videos for 2012. Once again Cops, Mississauga Fire Fighters and Peel Emergency Services are TOPS

January 3rd, 2013  

A MISSISSAUGAWATCH quick year in review. Our Top Ten YouTube videos for 2012 based on your view counts. Just like last year, Police and Firefighters figured prominently.

Here we go.

NUMBER ONE video for 2012. Uploaded June 27, 2012.

Minor hockey coach arrested for tripping 13-year-old player. Trip or “slip”?  (1:37 min)

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

NUMBER 2 Uploaded November 21, 2012.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Slips, Falls Down playing Football (SLOW MOTION and Magnification) (1:31 min)

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

NUMBER 3 Uploaded May 14, 2012.

Feline Chronic Renal/Kidney Failure –Dehydration Crash. Facing Euthanasia –The Cat Came Back! (28:05 min)

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

NUMBER 4 Uploaded April 14, 2012.

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)

NUMBER 5 Uploaded March 4, 2011.

Mississauga Transit Enforcement Tour (Part 5): Of Handcuffs and Body Armour  (8:34 min)

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

NUMBER 6 Uploaded May 28, 2012.

Ontario Provincial Police officer helps Canada Geese family across busy 401 highway (Credit CTV) (3:08 min)

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

NUMBER 7 Uploaded May 13, 2012.

2012 Peel Police Package Dodge Charger and 2006 Black Dodge Charger R/T (Police Day)  (3:49 min)

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

 NUMBER 8 Uploaded May 13, 2012.

Peel Regional Police Pipe Band practice on Peel Police Day 2012 (2:24 min)

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

NUMBER 9 Uploaded January 25, 2012.

Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Regional Police, Peel Ambulance –Streetsville car accident (4:00 min)

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

NUMBER 10 Uploaded January 3, 2012.

Peel Police, Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Ambulances respond to car accident (January 3, 2012)  (5:26 min)

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

Those were the viewers’ Top Ten for 2012.

I’d wish you all a Happy New Year but I know things promise to only get worse.

 

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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)

Year in Review: Police, Firefighters, more Police –and Hockey MISSISSAUGAWATCH Top Ten YouTube videos for 2011

December 29th, 2011  

A MISSISSAUGAWATCH quick year in review. Our Top Ten YouTube videos for 2011 based on your view counts. Police and Firefighters scored even bigger than hockey.

Here we go.

NUMBER ONE video for 2011. Uploaded May 14, 2011.

Peel Regional Police 2011 Dodge Charger (Police Day, May 14, 2011) (1:26 min)

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

NUMBER 2 Uploaded May 14, 2011.

Peel Regional Police Dodge Charger with special focus on INTERIOR (Police Day, May 14, 2011)  (3:38 min)

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

NUMBER 3    Uploaded June 7, 2011.

“Starr’s on the Credit” 2008 video of Mississauga elite partying removed from the Net. Why? (6:58 min)

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

NUMBER 4  Uploaded July 11, 2011.

Hana, Maui Hawaii Fire Department (highlighting two beautiful fire engines)  (2:27 min)

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

NUMBER 5  Uploaded April 14, 2011.

Hazel McCallion Mayor’s Gala Scandal: MYTHissauga “raised mmmillions of dollars”  (10:11 min)

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

NUMBER 6   Uploaded June 1, 2011.

St John Sea Dogs Defeat Mississauga Majors for Memorial Cup WIN! Special Thanks to ROGERS  (3:08 min)

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

NUMBER 7   Uploaded July 5, 2011.

Maui, Hawaii Firefighters and Police respond to Lahaina July 4th blaze that destroys house  (9:01 min)

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

NUMBER 8   Uploaded June 3, 2011.

Peel Police 11 Division Jail Cells 11 Division (May 28, 2011 High Definition)  (4:30 min)

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

NUMBER 9   Uploaded May 14, 2011.

Peel Regional Police Tactical Unit: Guns, GUNS, GUNS and RAPPEL. (Police Day, May 14, 2011)  (4:50 min)

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

NUMBER 10   Uploaded May 23, 2011.

St John Sea Dogs overtime goal against the Owen Sound Attack (May 23, 2011)  (7:28 min)

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

Those were the viewers’ Top Ten for 2011.

YouTube lists 174 MISSISSAUGAWATCH-produced videos for 2011. Tomorrow I’ll share what I regard as my Top Ten vids.

And always, always remember…

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, "Dont Be so quick To judge; you only see what I choose to show."

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Peel Regional Police, Mississauga Fire Department and Peel Ambulance Services respond (again) December 21 2011

December 21st, 2011  

So I’m driving to run some errands for my parents and danged if I don’t hit on another accident attracting all manner of Peel Emergency Services. Video features Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Ambulance Services and a Peel Police officer who looks like he’s been swallowed by two Mississauga Transit buses at the 2:12 minute mark!

Peel Regional Police, Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Ambulance respond (again) December 21 2011 (3:31 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH driving south on Erin Mills Parkway, December 18, 2011

It is Wednesday, December the 21st, 2011. Actually it’s Winter Solstice Eve, and I’m going south here on Erin Mill Parkway heading towards Burnhamthorpe and there’s clearly been an accident. Or something.

And let’s hope it’s just a fender-bender.

I suspect that Erin Mills is closed. Yeah. And we’ve got ambulances and stuff.

They want us going around pretty fast. So I’m going.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH parked at gas station east side of Erin Mills Parkway, December 18, 2011

I doubt we’re going to be able to videotape long.

Let’s see what we got here. Got Emergency Services. Ambulance. There’s a Mississauga Fire Truck —probably auto extrication. And —another ambulance here. Soon as the ambulances come then you know that —well, let’s hope that it’s just precautionary.

Okay. I’m going to try from a different angle.

The police officer is still there directing traffic. I feel sorry for the police officer. There’s just one there right now.

Turning camera off.

Okay I just moved to a slightly different angle and I’m wrong. There’s actually two Peel Police cars. There’s one over here. And one over on this side.

I’ll just pan out a little bit. He’s getting them through pretty well.

I do not like that police officer standing right there in front of all that traffic!

Peel Police. Part of Peel Region Emergency Services.

And all that officer really has protecting him is that bright yellow jacket.

That guy’s taken off. So I guess they’ve done their thing.

That’s two of them [tow trucks] there. At least nobody is hurt.

The fire engine’s going. Fire truck I should say.

So. Turning camera off.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

PEEL REGIONAL POLICE at CREDIT VALLEY HOSPITAL

CREDIT VALLEY HOSPITAL AMBULANCES "Busy Night" February 6, 2011

Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Regional Police and Peel Ambulance Services respond to fire, December 18, 2011

December 18th, 2011  

From the Mississauga News:

Firefighters rescue woman

Julie Slack
Dec 18, 2011 – 3:25 PM

Mississauga firefighters rescued a woman from a burning townhouse just before noon today.

Peel Police said the woman is recovering at hospital along with another person who was also at home when the fire broke out.

When Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services arrived at 1050 Bristol Rd. the townhouse was totally engulfed in flames. They were told there was a woman trapped in an upstairs bedroom.

Fire crews entered the home and located the victim who was removed from the house and transported to hospital with minor injuries including smoke inhalation.

Firefighters got the blaze under control quickly, but remain on scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Here’s what happened after Mississauga firefighters got the blaze under control quickly and remained on the scene. Video features Peel Emergency Services, Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Regional Police and Peel Ambulance Services.

Mississauga Fire Department, Peel Regional Police and Peel Ambulance Services respond Dec 18, 2011 (3:30 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from inside car parked on the east side of Creditview south of Bristol, December 18, 2011

It is Sunday, December the 18th, 2011 and there’s a whole bunch of Mississauga fire trucks there. No idea why.

This is Creditview.

It’s rare that you get the trucks —this many all at once.

Let’s go right in there, telephoto.

This is our Emergency Services.

And just to give you an idea of the whole scene, we’ve got pumpers here. That’s A101.

We’ve got Peel Regional Police. Dodge Charger.

Okay. On the bright side, they’ve got it under control. It’s very easy to tell —that they do.

City of Mississauga Fire Department. And a colleague from Peel Regional Police.

Oh. And I forgot to point out they have that as well so a full complement of Emergency Fire Services here.

Hmm. A hose there.

Oh, another police car. Coming in.

Should point out, Peel Regional Police, they’re hiring.

Oh, wait a second. There’s a police officer coming over this way. Let’s see if he’s going to tell me to turn the camera off.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH getting out of the car now parked on the west side of Creditview south of Bristol, December 18, 2011

It is still Sunday, December the 18th, 2011 and I was asked to move. So was the guy in front of me. For better flow of traffic.

And it was really nice. The officer recognized me as the “Mississauga watch dog lady”, (woof, woof) and so —yeah, I can smell smoke. And now that I’ve gotten out and across the street, I can now see where the problem is.

Oh, man.

And we’ve got Emergency Services. We’ve got the Ambulance. This.

Anyway, don’t want to stay too long

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

PEEL EMERGENCY SERVICES, MISSISSAUGA FIRE DEPARTMENT, PEEL REGIONAL POLICE and PEEL AMBULANCE SERVICES  December 18, 2011

 

Harper Government’s plan to scrap Long Gun Registry UNANIMOUSLY opposed by Mississauga Council. Retain data urged.

December 16th, 2011  

Let’s get to it.

Today’s video (special thanks ROGERS Cable 10 Mississauga), complete with video transcript.

Harper Government’s plan to scrap Long Gun Registry UNANIMOUSLY opposed by Mississauga Council (1:56 min)

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

 [VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Motilall Sarjoo, President, Brampton-Mississauga & District Labour Council,  Mississauga Council December 16, 2011

Thanks.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council December 16, 2011

I have a motion I’d like to read while you’re here to deal with it.

Moved by Councillor Crombie and seconded by Councillor Dale. Councillor Dale is on our Police Services Board. So he knows the support of Peel Regional Police.

Whereas on October 25, 2011 the Minister of Public Safety —woweee, that’s quite a title! “Public Safety”. Introduced Bill Cat[laughs] an act —he might have a conflict, an act to amend the Criminal Code and FireArms Act ending the Long Gun Registry Act and requiring the destruction of the existing information.

And whereas Peel Regional Police, among many other agencies and organizations as well as individual citizens, believe that the Long Gun Registry is an important tool in preserving the safety of citizens —and officers, in their day-to-day duties,

Now therefore, be it resolved that Council of the Corporation of the City of Mississauga requests the Federal Government to reconsider the proposed legislation, or at a minimum, permit the provinces to retain the information currently in the Registration database.

A letter sent to the Prime Minister, transmitting this resolution, with copies to the MPs, and requesting their support, any response from them as to any action they are prepared to take —on this issue.

You’ve heard the motion.

And I’m going to ask for a recorded vote because the Mayor wants to vote on this.

City Clerk, Crystal Greer, Mississauga Council December 16, 2011

All those in favour of the motion, please stand.

The motion carries unanimously.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Council December 16, 2011

Thank you.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Here is a cut-and-paste from the Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Part 2 at mississauga,ca. You can read Deputy Chief Paul Tetzlaff’s original email to Mayor Hazel McCallion at:  www.mississauga.ca/file/COM/2011CouncilAgenda_14DecPart2.pdf

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From: Tetzlaff, Paul
Sent: 11/24/2011 11 :36 AM
To: Carol Horvat
Subject: FW: Long Gun Registry Bill C-19

Good morning Carol,

Chief Metcalf has requested that I respond to your inquiry regarding the federal government’s
proposal to end the long-gun registry.

Peel Regional Police believe that the long-gun registry is an important tool in preserving the
safety of our citizens and our own officers in their day to day duties. On a daily basis, we
access the registration database to be forewarned of situations where a firearm may be
encountered, and to identify the rightful owners of firearms that come into our possession. We
are concerned that not only does the legislation end the registration of long-guns on a go forward
basis, it requires the destruction of the existing information.

In the interest of community and officer safety, PRP cannot support the government’s position
on this issue. If the government is intent on enacting the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act, as
it appears they are, at a minimum the provinces should be permitted to retain the information
currently in the registration database.

I have attached a ‘Long Gun Registry Background’ document for your further information.
As an aside, I am meeting with Motilall Sarjoo and members of the Labour Council on Monday
next at 10 AM.

If I may be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me directly.

Regards … Paul
Paul Tetzlaff
Deputy Chief of Police

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Background

On 25 October 2011, the Minister of Public Safety introduced Bill C-19, an Act to amend
the Criminal Code and Firearms Act in the House of Commons. The short title of the bill
is called Ending the Long-gun Registry Act.

The government’s stated purpose of the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act is to ensure
Canadian firearm laws target real criminals and protect the safety of the public. The
proposed legislation will remove the requirement to register firearms that are neither
prohibited nor restricted. In other words, the main objective of the Act is to remove the
requirement for long-gun owners to register their hunting rifles and shotguns. The new
legislation will also require the destruction of existing records, held in the Canadian
Firearms Registry and under the control of chief firearms officers that relate to the
registration of such firearms. Additionally, the purpose of the new legislation is to amend
several sections of the Firearms Act, primarily to reflect the change that registration
certificates will no longer be required for non-restricted firearms.

Anticipated Effect on Police Officers and Police Services

In general, the proposed amendments to the Criminal Code will mean that a failure to
hold a registration certificate for a non-restricted firearm will not give rise to any of the
offences related to unauthorized possession of a firearm. Additionally, since the failure to
hold a registration certificate for a non-restricted firearm will no longer constitute an
offence for unauthorized possession, police will not be able to seize a non-restricted
firearm. Police will want to be alert to any issues concerning officer safety as a result of
this limit on the ability to seize certain firearms when an individual cannot produce a
registration certificate.

It should also be noted that firearms owners will still require a valid firearms licence to
purchase or possess firearms and to purchase ammunition. Firearms owners will also still
be required to undergo background checks, pass a firearms safety training course and
comply with firearms safe storage and transportation requirements for all firearms. While
the long-gun registry will be gone and only prohibited and restricted firearms will be
covered under the registry system, it is clear from the above that certain safety measures,
such as background checks and training courses, will remain in place.

The proposed legislation will order the destruction of all records in the Canadian
Firearms Registry related to non-prohibited and non-restricted firearms. This will greatly
impact police forces as they will no longer have access to such infornation. The repeal of
the requirement for long-gun owners to register will affect police ability to accurately
query CPIC to determine whether a gun might be encountered in a situation. Police forces
rely on the firearms registry search on a day-to-day basis for a variety of reasons,
including officer safety. With the elimination of registration certificates and the
destruction of the firearms records for nonrestricted firearms, many gun-owners will not
be captured in the search and an officer’s ability to rely on such searches for safety
purposes will be significantly diminished.

 

 

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Additionally, the new legislation may have negative consequences on police
investigations. The registry assists police officers in their investigations because it allows
them to trace the owners of firearms used to commit criminal offences and identify
owners of stolen firearms. Under the current legislation, when police officers recover a
non-prohibited or non-restricted gun at the scene of a crime, they can trace it to its
rightful owner. This will no longer be the case once the long-gun registry is abolished
under the proposed legislation. The gun registry is an essential tool used by police when
taking preventive action and in enforcing prohibition orders. The registry is used to
ensure that all firearms are removed from an individual’s possession when the situation
warrants it. Abolishing the requirement of registration for long-guns will diminish the
gun registry usefulness to police as a crime prevention tool.

Finally, the licensing process screens gun owners for risk factors and registration holds
them accountable for their guns. These two things taken together reduce the risk that
dangerous people will have access to firearms. As a result of the removal of long-gun
registration, it may very well be that police forces could be faced with an increase in gun
related issues.

What follows is the entire Bill C-19 – Long Gun Registry deputation complete with debate, the motion and voting —21:38 minutes worth. Thanks to MississaugaNewsREEL (and of course ROGERS Cable 10 Mississauga)

Retain Long Gun Registry Bill C-19 existing records, Mississauga Council debate (21:38)

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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES from Mississauga Council Agenda
(cut-and-pastes)

 

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From: Motilall Sarjoo
Sent: 11/17/2011 9:39 PM
To: Hazel McCallion; SusanFennell
Subject: Long Gun Registry Bill C-19
Dear Mayor S. Fennell and H. McCallion

As you may be aware, the Long gun Registry Bill C-19, will be tabled in Parliament very
soon for it’s third and final reading. The Brampton-Missisauga and District Labour
Council represents over twenty six thousand members within the Region of Peel.

As President of this organization, I am seeking your support in form of a letter to the
Prime Minister requesting that he understands our quest to stop gun related violences
within our community by keeping the Gun Registry intact.

Please see attached fact sheet and letter to Premiere Dalton McGuinty from Ontario
Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan for further information.

Thank you for your continued support.

Motilall Sarjoo (SARJ)
President
Brampton-Mississauga & District Labour Council

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The Conservative Government has tabled Bill C-19, an Act to amend the Criminal
Code and the Firearms Act. The Bill would eliminate the mandatory registration of
non-restricted firearms (rifles and shotguns) and destroy all of the data it has
collected so far.

The gun registry is part of a package of provisions established in response to public
pressure following the tragic loss of 14 young women’s lives on December 6, 1989.
By introducing stronger gun control laws, Canada has reduced the amount of
firearm-related violence and death. Now the Conservatives want to take us back 15
years and put the narrow interests of the US-backed gun lobby ahead of the lives
and safety of Canadians.

Let’s get real.

The Gun Registry is an important tool for workplace and community safety.

Police have estimated that they use the registry over 17,000 times a day, and say it
helps them prevent, investigate and solve crimes. Social workers, paramedics,
firefighters and other first responders use the information in the database to help
them keep safe on the job. They need to know when there is a gun in the home or
whether there is a risk of gun violence before they enter a situation, so they can
quickly devise a plan to ensure the safety of workers, clients and patients.

There are currently seven million registered “non-restricted guns”. This category
includes rifles and shotguns, such as the powerful semiautomatic Ruger Mini 14
used in the Montreal Massacre, and sniper rifles, including the .50 calibre sniper
rifle. Rifles and shotguns are the most used weapons in domestic violence, suicides
and to kill police officers. They also figure prominently in incidents of workplace
violence, like the 1999 tragedy at the OC Transpo bus yard in Ottawa.

Gun violence is not only a big city issue. Domestic violence, suicide, and murders of
police officers with firearms occur more often, on a per capita basis, in rural
communities. Women experiencing domestic violence in rural areas report threats
and intimidation using firearms.

A 2010 Ipsos Reid poll showed that two thirds of Canadians support the gun
registry. Even in rural areas, supporters equal opponents. Although they are less
vocal, the vast majority of people living with gun owners, and the majority of rural
women, support the registry.

According to the RCMP, abolishing the long-gun registry would save less than
$4 million per year. The costs involved with destroying the data have not been
identified by the government. The money to set up the registry has already been
spent – what a waste of taxpayers’ investment to simply throw it away.

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The gun registry helps reduce violence.

Statistics Canada reports that rates of homicide involving rifles or shotguns in 2010
were about one-fIfth of those seen 30 years ago.

Firearm-related suicides have decreased by 43 per cent since the introduction of
stricter gun laws in 1991 and by 23 per cent since the introduction of the Firearms
Act in 1995.

Workers in shelters and child welfare agencies believe that the long-gun registry
helps keep vulnerable women and children safer. Since its enactment, the rate of
women murdered with ftrearms by their intimate partner has decreased by 69 per
cent.

Listen to the experts

The Conservative government is fast-tracking the passage of this bill in order
to avoid a full discussion of its implications on the safety of workplaces and
communities. Here’s what they don’t want to hear:

“The registry is a valuable tool that assists law enforcement with investigation,
prevention, tracing, accountability and provided at the national level is cost effective
and consistent across the country.”
-Canadian Police Association

“We treat patients on a regular basis who are suicidal and who are victims of
domestic assault. We know that a long-gun in the home puts both types of patients
at a signiftcantly higher risk of being killed. Since many of these patients come to
the hospital accompanied by police, we work with the police, who use the registry
regularly to determine if the patient has a gun registered in the home. This
knowledge, together with information as to whether the police then removed the
ftrearm, helps us to assess the patient’s safety plan and to ensure that these
impulsive potential methods of injury or death are removed.”
-Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

“Violence against women is a $4 billion problem in this country. Every year,
100,000 women and children leave their homes fleeing violence and abuse. Longguns
and rifles are used to intimidate women and the threat of a rifle is often a
significant reason that women don’t risk leaving to seek help. YWCA Canada
supports the long-gun registry as a public safety tool as there is clear evidence that
it helps make women and children’s lives safer. Our shelters tell us it is both useful
and needed. Our rural shelters tell us police consult it every time they go to a
domestic violence incident. These are deliberate and speciftc searches for the
presence of firearms in the home. In 2009, approximately 7,000 registration
certiftcates were revoked for public safety concerns. Dismantling the registry is not
in the interests of women living at risk of domestic violence”
-Paulette Senior, CEO, YWCA Canada

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The best way to protect the data is to save the gun registry.

Some provinces have said that they would keep the registry going in their
jurisdiction if the federal government eliminates it. Some are calling for an
amendment to the legislation to save the data. But the cheapest and most effective
way to save the data is to keep the national registry.

Protect workplace and community safety

The Canadian Labour Congress supports the long-gun registry as an effective tool
for workplace and community safety. Eliminating it will put workers and Canadians
at risk.

Write your Members of Parliament and tell them to listen to the evidence, consider
the impact of this legislation, and oppose Bill C-19.
SSjfll/cope225

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November 10,2011
Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier
Legislative Building
Queen’s Park
Toronto ON
M7A 1Ai

RE: Federal Government’s Decision to Cancel the Long-Gun Registry and Destroy the
Registry’s Current Records

Dear Mr. McGuinty:

The Ontario Federation of Labour is opposed to the federal government’s recent decision to
cancel the long-gun registry and, in addition, destroy the registry’s current records. I am writing
you today to call on you and your government to stand with the government of Quebec,
women’s and labollr organizations, physicians and police associations in publicly opposing Bill
C-19 and dernandirlg the Ontario data collected by the gun registry be turned over to
Ontarians.

Ontarians know the gun registry has helped save lives. Statistics Canada reports that rates of
homicide involving rifles or shotguns in 2010 were one-fifth of those seen 30 years ago.
Workers in shelters and child welfare agencies know that the long-gun registry helps keep
vulnerable women and children safer. Since Its enactment, the rate of women murdered with
firearms by their intimate partners has dropped by 69 per cent We also know that firearmrelated
suicides have decreased by 43 per cent since the introduction of stricter gun laws in
1991 and by 23 per cent since the introduction of the Firearms Act in 1995.

The gun registry is an important tool for workplace sidely. Police estimated that across
Canada they use the registry over 17,000 times a day Police agencies are very clear that the
registry helps them to prevent, investigate and solve crimes. Social workers, paramedics,
firefighters and other first responders use the information in the database to help keep them
safe on the job. They need to know when ihere is a gun in the home or whether there is a risk
of gun violence before they enter a situation, so they can quickly devise a plan to ensure the
safely of workers, clients and patients.

Opponents have criticized the registry for its “judgement” onaw-abiding Canadian hunters,
alongside its apparent ineffectiveness at preventing actual gun-related crimes. Yet while this
popular rhetoric has debated the rights and day-to-day realities of hunters almost incessantly,
there has been much less discussion as to how the gun registry relates to the rights of women.

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We know firearms play an important role in explaining the disproportionate number of domestic
violence-related homicides in rural and remote areas. A 2010 report by the VictimNVitness
Assistance Program of East Region, Ontario notes that women in the rural community of GreyBruce
‘reported the use of or threat with a weapon at more than twice the national rate as
reported in the Stats Canada Family Violence Survey”‘. Accordingly, the High Risk Review
Assessment Tool for Domestic/Partner Violence of South Hastings, Prince Edward County,
Ontario lists “Partner has a gun or has easy access to one” as the fourth out of eleven high risk
indicators used to assess the risk of lethality for women living With or leaving a relationship
where there has been past domestic violence’. In fact, almost every region in Ontario, rural or
urban, includes screening for access to firearms in their assessment of women’s safety in
domestic violence investigations. With the registry scrapped, these firearms will become
invisible.

The facts related to women, firearms and domestic violence have been regularly diminished
throughout the political deliberation of the long-gun registry. Now, with the federal decision
nigh, they appear totally absent. Women’s disproportionate vulnerability to domestic violence
and sexual assault, in particular, means that women’ experience of these crimes in context with
the threat of firearms violence is different than men’s experience of the threat of firearm
violence.

I urge your government to consider the needs of women in your assessment and response to
this important issue. In particular, we ask that you:

• In alliance with Quebec’s provincial response, ask the federal government to allow
Ontario to keep the data from the soon-to-be-destroyed federal long-gun registry
• Actively challenge the federal government’s intention to fast-track the bill that will bring
the registry to an end through the House of Commons. We believe that this action is
intended to limit debate on the subject of the registry which, in itself, IS a problematic
process
• Actively challenge the federal government’s intention to limit debate on the subject of
the registry. This topic requires debate, as public opinion across provinces and
demographics is clearly not unanimous
• Consider how to create enforceable best practices that strengthen the registry’s
compliance measures instead of simply labeling the registry as ineffectual
• Consult with survivors of firearm violence, including those who survived the Montreal
Massacre and survivors of domestic violence. Incorporate their expertise in future
reviews of firearm-related policy and law as was done following the December 6, 1989
incident
• Consult with service providers and advocates that support women experiencing
violence and incorporate their expertise in future reviews of firearm-related policy and
law,

I Kasdorff, Deborah and Barbara Erb, “Serving Victims of Violence in Rural Communities: Chcdienges and Best Practices”,
Victim/Witness Assistance Program, East Region, January 2010,13
High Risk Review Assessment (Domestic/Partner Violence), HART Centre and South Hastings, Prince Edward County, and
DART Bancroft, p. 1

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Though the set-up and maintenance of the registry has a cost, this is small when compared to
the costs of murders of women and children, inquests related to these occurrences and
prosecutions of violent men who use firearms. This Federation acknowledges the financial cost
of the registry as well. We strongly feel that addressing violence against women is indeed a
financial investment, however one worth taking.

Sincerely,
Patrick (Sid) Ryan
President

c.c. Honourable Laurel Broten, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues
OFL Executive Board
OFL Women’s Committee
Ken Georgetti, CLC President
Andrea Horwath, MPP, Leader, New Democratic Party of Ontario
Tim Hudak, MPP, Leader Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

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Peel Police 2011 Police Package Dodge Charger at Mississauga City Hall Celebration Square

Photos of Hazel McCallion’s Inner Circle reveal the Politrix of MYTHissauga. Plus the Ward 5 By-election.

September 18th, 2011  

I’ve been researching City of Mississauga municipal governance since May 2006. Since then I’ve been documenting, documenting, documenting.

For the record. I’ve received The Signal that researching is over. It’s time to report.

And talk about The Signal coming from the most unexpected of places! A remarkable set of 64 photos called “Andrew” takes the viewer behind-the-scenes to Hazel McCallion’s Victory Party the night of October 25, 2011.

Andrew’s images reveal Hazel’s People. And as Hazel’s People thinned out, Andrew’s photos then documented Hazel McCallion’s Inner Circle.

These two photos were my AHAH! Moment. The Signal that my Research is over. It’s time to Report.

Victor Oh, honourary president of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association pops the first bottle of champagne.

Victor Oh (honourary president of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association)Photo Credit: “Andrew” at:  https://picasaweb.google.com/tee.andrew8/HazelVictoryNight#5546241316903573778

Victor Oh hands off the second bottle of champagne for Ron Starr to pop.
Stephen Chu (left) president of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association.

Victor Oh hands off the second bottle of champagne for Ron Starr to pop.Photo Credit: “Andrew” at:  https://picasaweb.google.com/tee.andrew8/HazelVictoryNight#5546368771984252274

To the Mississauga Chinese Business Association glitterati front and centre at Hazel’s Victory party you can also add Sheldon Leiba, and Dr. Colin Saldanha, president and past president respectively of the Mississauga Board of Trade. Then add McCallion’s ROGERS Cable 10 TV.

And Eureka! We now finally know why Hazel McCallion says she doesn’t need to campaign. Or raise money.

That said, Andrew’s 64 “Hazel Victory Night” photos help explain one of my fundamental questions: Why the Region of Peel blew off warning-after-warning-after-warning about City of Mississauga Corporate Security and their treatment of youth and minors. Why the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network and the Mississauga Youth Plan were such shams.

And Andrew’s 173 Sep 10, 2009 The Eighth Community Policing Dinner photos help explain how a judge can find three Peel Regional Police officers fabricating evidence and lying in court —and Peel Police Services “has no plans to investigate or discipline the rogue officers”.

I can’t thank Andrew enough for posting these historic Mississauga Heritage images! A veritable Who’s Who of MYTHissauga: The Mayor’s People.

Tomorrow the Mayor’s People will be backing their two puppet-candidates: Bonnie Crombie and Jake Dheer. Expect Victor Oh to hoist more bubbly should either of his two win.

His two are the Mayor’s two are MYTHissauga Inc’s two. Except, I think the Mayor, Ron Starr and Victor Oh would prefer that Jake Dheer get in.

How do I know?

From video I shot at yesterday’s Community Crime Awareness Day!

Related topic —Politics. It’s not about the Best in our community offering themselves to serve the rest of us. And it’s not about the Best in our community debating issues and doing their best so that we can be informed voters.

It’s about the Wealthy choosing their People to run and when elected, serve their interests.

And Politics is about fabricating, deceiving and even lying. It’s about saying indescribably ghastly things about opposition candidates without having a shred of evidence. It’s even about stealing your opponents’ signs. Placing your sign directly in front of a front-runner opponent’s sign.

Or simply kicking signs down.

Mississauga Ward 5 candidates Jake Dheer Carolyn Parrish signs knocked down.

Above all, Politics is about $$$Money$$$. (The 2006 and 2010 financial statements of Mississauga’s successful candidates tell all.)

I delivered flyers today. About four-and-a-half hours complete with one German Shepherd and a vigilant Doberman Pincer. I have even more respect for letter-carriers than I did before this romp.

I believe in the public’s right to know. I believe it was wrong to allow Hazel McCallion to maneuver a trip to Brazil and successfully withhold the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry report until after Ward 5 residents have cast their ballots.

I believe voters should get all the information they are due so they can make informed choices.

So imagine my disgust seeing candidates’ flyers languishing on balconies, steps, grass, sidewalks and gutters while just one candidate’s flyer prevailed in the mailbox!

Now I didn’t actually keep accurate count, but it certainly appeared that Adams flyers fell greatest victims to “displacement”. I was shocked to find the west side of one street having Adams flyers actually ripped up and strewn on lawns. One torn Adams flyer even peaked out from a mailbox!

I didn’t even know there was a Waqar Siddiqui until I saw his flyers strewn about.

For the record it took me four-and-a-half hours because first, I’m built for comfort not speed. Second, I rescued stray flyers. I even picked up a couple of Bonnie Crombie flyers and one Jake Dheer flyer gone “astray” and put them back into mailboxes along with the one I was delivering.

Citizens need Information to be good citizens, right?

Right?

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Peel Police 2011 Police Package Dodge Charger at Mississauga City Hall Celebration SquarePeel Police 2011 “Police Package” Dodge Charger
Community Crime Awareness Day (September 17, 2011)

Anonymous letter surfaces in Vaughan. Is Vaughan “Friend” Mississauga “Fred” or a new “Copy-Cat”?

December 10th, 2010  

I’d intended for today’s Blog to provide more Mississauga 2010 election data —this time tables of all 11 Mississauga wards sorted by voter turnout.

Fate intervened. There’s another anonymous “Fred”-like letter —a Vaughan “Friend”. Please see our blog, “Police investigate anonymous “Fred letter alleging Mississauga vote fraud. Here’s the letter. Here are the data!” for the original “Fred” who we will now refer to as “Mississauga Fred”.

When you read Vaughan Friend (who actually signed his letter “A friend, inside at the City of Vaughan.”) and Mississauga Fred’s letters below, you’ll find the similarities striking. Both allege massive voting fraud occurred when election night systems went offline. Both call for manual recounts.

As with Mississauga Fred I took the time to type out Vaughan Friend so that the text of his/her letter can be Googled.

Note, Vaughan Friend’s letter has been checked for accuracy –meaning it’s precisely as it was written. We encourage you to compare the text to the “printscreen” scan. If readers do find errors, as always we’d appreciate knowing

Whether “Vaughan Friend” is also “Mississauga Fred” or a new “Copy-Cat”, perhaps time will tell.

VAUGHAN FRIEND’S LETTER

"VAUGHAN FRED" ANONYMOUS LETTER ALLEGING ELECTION/VOTE FRAUD IN VAUGHAN 2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTION Click here for a larger (1000 x 1337) size

LETTER FROM VAUGHAN FRIEND (Reproduced verbatim)
note: “YRP” and “OPP” refers to York Regional Police and Ontario Provincial Police.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dear residents of Vaughan,

Some things just do not change at the City of Vaughan. I work in the I T department at the City
of Vaughan. I have witnessed email exchange and private phone messages on how the election
night votes where to be favoured. I also witnessed the City’s computer system tabulating ballots
going offline and being rigged a breach, upon the upload of the advanced polls (check ballots). I
have also witnessed a surplus of tabulation cards that where to be pre loaded with the winners on
them. I also had a staff member questioning me if they should do as their told or lose their job in
regards to manipulation of the vote. The city of Vaughan’s computer systems are very unsecure,
as mentioned in the several reports. The reports were sparked because of the Jackson email theft
that arrived to Di Biase’s door step and others PC in the city and because of the Donofrio
litigation. Donofrio was accused of breaching the cities computer system. I witnessed a staff
member creating reports to make it look like Donofrio breached to terminate him (check the
back-up) this is similar to the on-goings that lead up to the final election results. Some things just
don’t change at the city above the law and this frustrates me as a long time employee. The IT
department was interviewed by a Deloitte & Touche, legend and Bell. The guarded unedited
original Deloitte & Touche report was turned over to Donofrio through the courts. The report
will clearly show the flaws in the cities server system and manipulation and who did what,
perhaps the same person still works in IT, it’s clear how the changes easily took place, as it did
on election night. I want to make note the current council did not receive nearly as many votes as
the official result indicated. Deals were made behind the scenes Vaughan style similar to the Di
Biase recount let’s not forget staff got fired for that one. The incumbents, who lost, should
demand a hand recount and full disclosure of all the election process and an audit of the IT
department and tabulation machines and the clerk’s office. The numbers were skewed if an
investigation takes place though another police force, other than YRP and OPP I will come forth
the residents of Vaughan deserve better, and so do the incumbents that lost unfairly. This is no
way to win an election. I thought the new leader will not stand for corruption maybe I guess
wrong. The City of Vaughan needs to do the right thing and show the real results to the public if
you have nothing to hide or I will post them.

Signed,

A friend, inside at the City of Vaughan.

MISSISSAUGA FRED’S LETTER

We also present a copy of Mississauga Fred’s letter that we received electronically as a pdf file and we present it here as a “printscreen” of that pdf file.

ANONYMOUS LETTER FROM "FRED" ALLEGING ELECTION/VOTE FRAUD IN MISSISSAUGA 2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTION.Click here for a larger (1000 x 1337) size

We’ve typed out the anonymous letter from “Fred” so that the text can be Googled. Note: the letter has been checked for accuracy–meaning it’s precisely as it was written. We encourage you to compare to the scan above.

LETTER FROM MISSISSAUGA FRED (Reproduced verbatim)

WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU IS VERY DISTURBING.

I WAS INVOLVED IN FIXING THE VOTES AND THAT IS THE REASON THE
COMPUTER WAS OFFLINE MONDAY ELECTION NIGHT FOR SOME TIME, IT
ALMOST DID NOT HAPPEN.

THE ELECTION VOTE COUNT HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH

THE MAYORS TOTAL WAS NO WHERE NEAR THE AMOUNT THAT WAS
DISCLOSED. Her votes were almost half of what she received. We were told to take
votes away from the others to make it look like the mayor got a majority vote.

The results for the councilors were fixed.
The 2 new councilors did not win and 2 old councilors did loose and we were told to
make them all a winner.

The 2 that actually lost we were told to make it look like they won with a landslide
like the mayors votes. The 2 that won did not actually win we were told to make them
a winner 1 with a small margin and the other by a bigger margin. So now you have
4 councillors who are not supposed to be in office and the 4 that won are out of a job
due to election tampering we made them loose. 

ALL OTHER COUNCILLORS  VOTES WERE ALSO TAMPERED WITH AND
CHANGED. Take a look at the results we had to adjust almost all the numbers to
make them look as if they balanced. We missed some due to the time we had the
system down and ran out of time and made some mistakes and forgot to adjust the
dropouts who received higher vote counts than someone who ran a full campaign.

A TOTAL MANUAL RECOUNT IS NECISARY.

I WISH I CAN TELL YOU MORE AND I CAN NOT.

YOU SHOULD ACT BEFORE THEY DO A COMPLETE COVER UP. GET
EVERYONE TOGETHER TO PROTEST THE BIGGEST SCANDLE OF THE
CENTURY. THIS LETTER IS NOT SENT OUT TO EVERYONE, SO PLEASE
NOTIFY ALL THE OTHERS ONCE YOU RECEIVE THIS LETTER.

I DO NOT KNOW WHO ELSE TO SEND THIS TO OR WHO CONTROLS OR
OVERLOOKS A SITUATION LIKE THIS WITH ELECTION RESULTS.

GOOD LUCK.

I WILL SAY MY NAME IS FRED FOR NOW.

Hmmm… how to end this blog…. Ah!

YouTube video not showing that I voted George Winter for Mayor and no one for Councillor or Trustee on October 25, 2010 at my polling station!

City of Mississauga emails, “Remove YouTube video. You are in violation of Municipal Elections Act” (4:20 min)
(replaces Mississauga mayoral candidate, “The Mississauga Muse” videotapes casting her vote originally shown here)

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

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

UPDATE: Saturday, December 13, 2010 12:35 am. Changed the title of this blog from “Anonymous letter surfaces in Vaughan. Is ‘Vaughan Fred’ ‘Mississauga Fred’ or a new ‘Copy-Cat’?”  to “Anonymous letter surfaces in Vaughan. Is ‘Vaughan Friend’ Mississauga ‘Fred” or a new ‘Copy-Cat’?”

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

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Police investigate anonymous “Fred letter alleging Mississauga vote fraud. Here’s the letter. Here are the data!”

December 6th, 2010  

This is a quick Blog in response to the article, “Letter alleges vote fraud” that appeared today in the Mississauga News. The article “Letter alleges vote fraud” states:

Peel Regional Police are investigating an anonymous letter sent to several candidates after the Oct. 25 municipal election that alleges that the results were “tampered with.”
Cst. Thomas Ruttan confirmed this morning that Peel Police are in the very preliminary stages of a probe after receiving the letter. It was provided to police by several losing candidates who received identical letters alleging that the results were “fixed.”

We received a copy of this letter electronically as a pdf file and we present it here as a “printscreen” of that pdf file.

ANONYMOUS LETTER FROM "FRED" ALLEGING ELECTION/VOTE FRAUD IN MISSISSAUGA 2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTION.Click here for a larger (1000 x 1337) size

UPDATE: DECEMBER 7, 2010. 1:33 PM.  We’ve typed out the anonymous letter from “Fred” so that the text can be Googled. So. Note, the letter has been checked for accuracy –meaning it’s precisely as it was written. We encourage you to compare to the scan above.

LETTER FROM “FRED” (Reproduced verbatim)

WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU IS VERY DISTURBING.

I WAS INVOLVED IN FIXING THE VOTES AND THAT IS THE REASON THE
COMPUTER WAS OFFLINE MONDAY ELECTION NIGHT FOR SOME TIME, IT
ALMOST DID NOT HAPPEN.

THE ELECTION VOTE COUNT HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH

THE MAYORS TOTAL WAS NO WHERE NEAR THE AMOUNT THAT WAS
DISCLOSED. Her votes were almost half of what she received. We were told to take
votes away from the others to make it look like the mayor got a majority vote.

The results for the councilors were fixed.
The 2 new councilors did not win and 2 old councilors did loose and we were told to
make them all a winner.

The 2 that actually lost we were told to make it look like they won with a landslide
like the mayors votes. The 2 that won did not actually win we were told to make them
a winner 1 with a small margin and the other by a bigger margin. So now you have
4 councillors who are not supposed to be in office and the 4 that won are out of a job
due to election tampering we made them loose. 

ALL OTHER COUNCILLORS  VOTES WERE ALSO TAMPERED WITH AND
CHANGED. Take a look at the results we had to adjust almost all the numbers to
make them look as if they balanced. We missed some due to the time we had the
system down and ran out of time and made some mistakes and forgot to adjust the
dropouts who received higher vote counts than someone who ran a full campaign.

A TOTAL MANUAL RECOUNT IS NECISARY.

I WISH I CAN TELL YOU MORE AND I CAN NOT.

YOU SHOULD ACT BEFORE THEY DO A COMPLETE COVER UP. GET
EVERYONE TOGETHER TO PROTEST THE BIGGEST SCANDLE OF THE
CENTURY. THIS LETTER IS NOT SENT OUT TO EVERYONE, SO PLEASE
NOTIFY ALL THE OTHERS ONCE YOU RECEIVE THIS LETTER.

I DO NOT KNOW WHO ELSE TO SEND THIS TO OR WHO CONTROLS OR
OVERLOOKS A SITUATION LIKE THIS WITH ELECTION RESULTS.

GOOD LUCK.

I WILL SAY MY NAME IS FRED FOR NOW.

One statement that “Fred” makes stands out. S/he states that Mayor McCallion’s votes “were almost half of what she received”.  Half of 76 per cent of McCallion’s vote is 38%. “almost half” means less than 38%! “Fred” writing that the Mississauga Mayor managed less than 38% alone puts his/her letter as Beyond Incredulity. S/he goes on to write, “We were told to take away votes from the others to make it look like the mayor got a majority vote.”

“Fred” also alleges that “The results for the councilors were fixed. The 2 new councilors did not win and 2 old councilors did loose [sic] and we were told to make them all a winner.” For this reason, we’ve presented the results by polling station for both Ward 1 (Jim Tovey/Carmen Corbasson) and Ward 6 (Ron Starr/Carolyn Parrish) sorted by percentage support by winning councillor all in one blog entry.

Next, the anonymous letter ends with “I WILL SAY MY NAME IS FRED FOR NOW.”

“FOR NOW” suggests that Fred will write again. Doubtful now that Peel Police have been notified…

Here are the data.

Ward 1 Councillor race, sorted by percentage support October 25,
     2010 and Advanced Polls comparative (RED for emphasis)

                                      Ward 1 (Sorted by JT %)

Voters  = Registered Voters
Council = Votes for Council
CC      = Carmen Corbasson
JT      = Jim Tovey
Mayor   = Votes for Mayor
HM      = Hazel McCallion
CC %    = Percentage of Votes for Council
JT %    = Percentage of Votes for Council
HM %    = Percentage of Votes for Mayor

Poll Polling Locations          Voters  Council   CC   JT  Mayor   HM     CC %    JT %   HM %

 010 Miss Long Term Care            10       7      0    7      6     5   0.00  100.00  83.33
 002 Kenollie Public School       2716     865    340  520    855   559  39.31   60.12  65.38
 011 Regency Retirement Res        108      38     17   21     38    24  44.74   55.26  63.16
 006 Queen of Heaven Sep School   5525    1633    723  875   1621  1256  44.27   53.58  77.48
 004 Forest Ave Public School     3355    1009    468  520   1026   747  46.38   51.54  72.81
 007 Lakeview Golf Course         3372    1104    524  567   1108   784  47.46   51.36  70.76
 005 Mississauga SrCentre         3351    1018    487  504   1032   780  47.84   49.51  75.58
 009 Westacres Public School      2359     943    488  447    946   628  51.75   47.40  66.38
 003 Port Credit SecSchool        4002    1316    685  596   1320   929  52.05   45.29  70.38
 008 ISNA Elementary School       2091     790    433  348    802   588  54.81   44.05  73.32
 001 Riverside Public School      2660     702    377  306    706   558  53.70   43.59  79.04

 015 Miss Sr Centre - Day 4                245    102  139    245   189  41.63   56.73  77.14
 014 Miss Sr Centre - Day 3                299    159  135    296   200  53.18   45.15  67.57
 017 Port Credit SS - Day 4                258    132  121    258   203  51.16   46.90  78.68
 016 Port Credit SS - Day 3                244    137  104    243   194  56.15   42.62  79.84
 012 Advance Poll Day 1                     51     25   25     52    36  49.02   49.02  69.23
 013 Advance Poll Day 2                     32     20   11     30    14  62.50   34.38  46.67

                                            Summaries

     Advance Poll Day 1                     51     25   25     52    36  49.02   49.02  69.23
     Advance Poll Day 2                     32     20   11     30    14  62.50   34.38  46.67
     Advance Poll Day 3 TOTALS             309    157  146    310   239  50.81   47.25  77.10
     Advance Poll Day 4 TOTALS             276    157  115    273   208  56.88   41.67  76.19

     Advance Poll TOTALS                  1129    575  535   1124   836  50.93   47.39  74.38
     Voting Day TOTALS                    9425   4542 4711   9460  6858  48.19   49.98  72.49
     Support Change                                                      -2.74    2.60  -1.88

     TOTALS                      29549   10554   5117 5246  10584  7694  48.48   49.71  72.69

Ward 6 Councillor race, sorted by percentage support October 25,
    2010 and Advanced Polls comparative (RED for  emphasis)

                                      Ward 6 (Sorted by RS %)

Voters  = Registered Voters
Council = Votes for Council
CC      = Carmen Corbasson
JT      = Jim Tovey
Mayor   = Votes for Mayor
HM      = Hazel McCallion
CC %    = Percentage of Votes for Council
JT %    = Percentage of Votes for Council
HM %    = Percentage of Votes for Mayor

Poll Polling Locations            Voters Council  CP    RS  Mayor     HM    CP %   RS %   HM %

0116 St.Dunstan Catholic School     2499    901   256   600    906    743  28.41  66.59  82.01
0111 StDavid of Wales School        4470   1579   514   969   1576   1229  32.55  61.37  77.98
0120 Yee Hong Centre                 173     27    10    16     37     32  37.04  59.26  86.49
0109 Springfield Public School      3433   1208   438   713   1221    865  36.26  59.02  70.84
0110 Queenston Drive Pub School     2358    843   316   489    841    668  37.49  58.01  79.43
0117 River Grove C.C.               4552   1435   514   822   1453   1116  35.82  57.28  76.81
0112 Edenrose Public School         3768   1131   465   611   1125    906  41.11  54.02  80.53
0121 Leisureworld-Streetsville        33     10     3     5     29     28  30.00  50.00  96.55
0115 StHerbert Catholic School      3602   1048   455   504   1068    847  43.42  48.09  79.31
0118 Whitehorn Public School        4275   1235   538   586   1246    992  43.56  47.45  79.61
0113 StBernadette School            4302   1450   648   674   1456   1101  44.69  46.48  75.62
0114 Fallingbrook Middle School     3466    921   395   426    934    678  42.89  46.25  72.59
0108 McBride Ave Public School      4468   1175   526   535   1176    942  44.77  45.53  80.10
0119 St.Valentine Catholic School   4623   1267   543   510   1280    912  42.86  40.25  71.25

0122 Advance Poll Day 1                     148    51    86    149    111  34.46  58.11  74.50
0123 Advance Poll Day 2                      98    34    55     97     85  34.69  56.12  87.63
0127 River Grove CC - Day 4                 467   202   229    470    361  43.25  49.04  76.81
0126 River Grove CC - Day 3                 398   182   194    401    317  45.73  48.74  79.05
0125 McBride Avenue PS-Day4                 380   189   159    379    275  49.74  41.84  72.56
0124 McBride Avenue PS-Day3                 427   193   178    414    290  45.20  41.69  70.05

                                              Summaries

     Advance Poll Day 1                     148    51    86    149    111  34.46  58.11  74.50
     Advance Poll Day 2                      98    34    55     97     85  34.69  56.12  87.63
     Advance Poll Day 3 TOTALS              496   216   249    498    402  43.55  50.20  80.72
     Advance Poll Day 4 TOTALS              615   253   315    619    472  41.14  51.22  76.25

     Advance Poll TOTALS                   1918   851   901   1910   1439  44.37  46.98  75.34
     Voting Day TOTALS                    14230  5621  7460  14348  11059  39.50  52.42  77.08
     Support Change                                                        -4.87   5.45   1.74

     TOTALS                        46022  16148  6472  8361  16258  12498  40.08  51.78  76.87

Note, we’re going to post this Blog now and remind people again that these data are preliminary and and should readers find an error, we’d be most appreciative that you please let us know.

It will be interesting to see how closely the Ward 1 recount matches the original Ward 1 data as recorded in the City’s original Official Results pdf file. We’re betting it’ll match very closely. And that Jim Tovey was the victor in one heck of a squeaker!

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

UPDATE Monday December 6, 2010, 3:53 pm: The following email was sent to City Clerk, Crystal Greer and cc’d to Hazel McCallion.

From: MISSISSAUGA WATCH <mississauga_watch@yahoo.com>

To: Crystal Greer <Crystal.Greer@mississauga.ca>; hazel.mccallion@mississauga.ca

Cc: mississauga_watch@yahoo.com

Sent: Mon, December 6, 2010 10:31:02 AM

Subject: Regarding the anomymous vote fraud letter. Please include this information in Wednesday’s General Committee meeting.

[Please include this email and a printout of the attachment ” Police investigate anonymous letter alleging Mississauga vote fraud_GENCOM_DEC6.docx” for Wednesday’s General Committee meeting. As for the spreadsheet it’s far too huge for hardcopy.]

(Hi Madam Mayor)

Ms. Greer,

I put up a blog that I hope will be of some help to Council on Wednesday when discussing that anonymous letter by “Fred” alleging vote fraud.

Please see “Police investigate anonymous letter alleging Mississauga vote fraud. Here’s the letter. Here are the data!” at:

www.mississaugawatch.ca/blog/?p=10724

Please check the blog versus the attachment as a windows document. I ask that you print out whichever is better.

I am also sharing our 2010 City-wide Election Results spreadsheet gleaned from the City’s official results pdf file. We created it in an attempt to identify the voices of the voiceless (ie: low incumbent support in senior/nursing homes as well as examining vulnerable communities in Mississauga’s “pockets of poverty” as part of my research into the Roots of Youth Violence).

As I say in all our blogs, these data are preliminary and have not been checked for accuracy (ie: correct transfer from the City’s pdf file into our spreadsheet). But I guarantee that any errors are honest ones!

We’d appreciate being advised if you identify any mistakes that we might have made. Also, if for any reason our Peel Regional Police want that spreadsheet, we’d be honoured if you provide it to them.

Thanks,

Ursula

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

The email included the following attachments.

Police investigate anonymous letter alleging Mississauga vote fraud_GENCOM_DEC6.docx (159KB)

complete2010results.xls (345KB)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

NATIONAL POST   Police probing allegations of vote fraud in Mississauga Megan O’Toole, National Post, Sunday, December 5, 2010

G20 Report on Security Guards –the Comedy (and why all the police at University vs. one car and two officers at Bay?)

July 16th, 2010  

Yes, another G20 video complete with transcript. The pigeon’s my favourite part.

YouTube Video, “G20 SECURITY GUARDS inaction. (Plus one highly suspicious pigeon…)” 3:11 min

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MUSIC: “The Wall is Talking” at PROBANGERS.COM

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards!):

Just going to walk over here and check this guy out too. Because I have a feeling that these people are Security. And they you got to watch out for. Yeah. That’s Security.

[CROSSFADE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards!):

And, that’s Security. Is that Security? No, that looks like Police, that’s okay. And we got video surveillance up there. Yah, I don’t think that was installed for the day. Anyway, we’ll just keep going.

[DIP TO WHITE]

INTERCON SECURITY Security car flitting about (G20 June 26, 2010)

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards and finds an INTERCON SECURITY car,):

Oh yeah. That makes me feel secure. They can’t be part of the G20. Intercon Security?!

[CUT AND ZOOM]

G20 SECURITY GUARD easily confused for police from a distance (G20 June 26, 2010)

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards and finds she’s not sure what):

Not sure if that’s a security guard or not. A lot of white guys though, I can tell you that.

[DIP TO WHITE]

SECURITAS SECURITY CAR (G20 June 26, 2010)

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards and finds an SECURITAS car zooming by):

Oh yeah. We’ll all be safe with those…

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards and finds another security guard):

A security guard. I think every security guard at every building is coming out. There he is right there. Come on buddy, take a picture of me, go ahead, that’s it, you do that.

SECURITY GUARD (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, and standing somewhere behind):

Ma’am. Ma’am! Get on the sidewalk?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards and turns to talk to the security guard behind her):

Pardon?

SECURITY GUARD (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, and standing behind):

Want to do your filming on the sidewalk?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards and responds to the security guard behind her):

Happy to.

SECURITY GUARD (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, and standing  behind):

Thank you very much.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards and turns camera to the security guard behind her):

You’re welcome.

[CUT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto, as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards and turns camera to the security guards across the street):

There they are right now taking pictures of me. There we go. Go ahead. And we got that one over there doin’ it too.

[CROSS ZOOM]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto in the same location only now a pigeon strolls in! MISSISSAUGAWATCH to the pigeon…):

PIGEON fussing about without proper ID (G20 June 26, 2010)

Uh, excuse me, could you show me your identification please? Uh, you’re not allowed to come any further, stop where you are. Don’t get any closer. You’re still getting closer?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 somewhere in Toronto in the same location still demanding the pigeon’s ID as Security Guard strolls up):

I wouldn’t friend. Try Ottawa. It’s quieter right now.

[CROSS FADE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 near University/Richmond as she tries to find the G20 Security Guards but finds only INTERCON SECURITY):

Ho yeah. Fortunately there are police to protect us from the security guards…

[CROSS ZOOM]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 Bay/King with protesters blocked by a whole pile of police in riot gear. Crowd cheering):

These are all police officers. We have Peel Regional Police over here… annnnnd there are security guards. So on the bright side one of the things that I can confirm is that it’s police who have been orchestrating the crowd control here—

[DIP TO WHITE]

A PROTESTER WITH A MEGAPHONE (June 26, 2010 Bay/King with protesters blocked by a whole pile of police in riot gear. Says to the crowd):

You guys are all amazing and strong! Thank you for being peaceful. Thank you for being non-violent.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 26, 2010 Bay/King with protesters blocked by a whole pile of police in riot gear. Crowd cheering):

Actually you can tell when the non-peaceful people were ready to be non-peaceful because they were all wearing masks. And you got this a— [NOTICES SECURITY GUARD TAKE A PICTURE OF ME]

Security guard at Bay/King takes photo of MISSISSAUGAWATCH taking video of them (G20 June 26, 2010)

There’s a knob. Told ya. I can recognize them.

A case of police envy right there.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

[CROSS FADE TO LOGO]

ON PUTTING ALL THE POLICE IN ONE BASKET…

I’ve been reviewing all my video and there’s something weird I don’t get. Purely by accident I happened to videotape the corner of Bay and King before the torching and trashing. I was surprised to discover that the video shows only one police car and two officers with normal traffic flowing down Bay and past the Bank of Montreal. Yet video shot a few moments later shows University and Richmond heavily fortified with two rows of police in riot gear plus a third row of police horses!

Guess which way Black Bloc came?…

"G20 UNIVERSITY/RICHMOND POLICE FORTIFICATION vs BAY/KING (June 26" 2010)

Signed,

The (I have a Security Guard license from the Province of Ontario! HAHAHAHAHA *snork* I mean who doesn’t?) Mississauga Muse

FOR LAUGHS, THE (59 YEAR, 11 MONTH, 19 DAY OLD MISSISSAUGA MUSE, WWW.MISSISSAUGAWATCH.CA IS NOW A SECURITY GUARD TOO!

G20 Toronto videos. Police cars set on fire and TRASHED at Bay and King –plus G20 graffiti “CLASS WAR ALL AROUND”

June 27th, 2010  

YouTube Video, G20 Toronto Video Eyewitness: Before the Storm –Police prep the Riot Gear ” 4:13 min

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

YouTube Video, G20 Toronto (PART 1) Video Eyewitness: Police cars set on fire then TRASHED at Bay and King ” 9:42 min

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

YouTube Video, G20 Toronto (PART 2) Video Eyewitness: Police cars set on fire at Bay and King ” 6:24 min

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

YouTube Video, G20 Toronto (PART 3) Police cars burn at Bay and King –Crowd cleared for Fire Department (6:26 min)

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

YouTube Video, G20 TORONTO: PEEL REGIONAL POLICE SERVICES IN RIOT GEAR ” 0:55 min

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

YouTube Video, G20 Toronto. YouTube-generation air guitarist poses for souvenir photo with police-in-riot-gear ” 0:55 min

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

And (no surprise) plenty of graffiti made its debut. “FUCK THE BANKS”, “BOMB THE BANKS”, “CLASS WAR ALL AROUND”, “MAKE THE RICH PAY”…

G20 GRAFFITI "CLASS WAR ALL AROUND"

Signed,

The (Loved the air guitarist) Mississauga Muse

EMAIL RECEIVED FROM A (perceptive) YOUTH THROUGH YOUTUBE

UPDATE: June 27, 2010. A reader complained that I had turned over the Blog too quickly today and that the videos have disappeared. She suggested that I dedicate a page to hold all G20 videos. So this is it.  What’s interesting is while this G20 graffiti video went up several hours later than any of the others, this one now has the most hits —and comments.

YouTube Video, G20 TORONTO PROTEST GRAFFITI: “MAKE THE RICH PAY”…”FUCK SECURITY CULTURE”…” 4:34 min

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

UPDATE Monday, June 28, 2010. Someone just subscribed to me over at YouTube. When that happens I always check out their channel to see if I want to subscribe back. Found this and several other videos. He shot this video on the front line that was approaching the front lines of police. The video has the subtitle, “Mississauga Truth Movement”. He now has a new subscriber.

You really need to watch this video of what I suspect was the Saturday night protest. A Mississauga youth on the front lines! Please click here to see all of Mississauga Truth Movement’s channel

YouTube Video, G20 Queen West “Horse Shit!” ” 2:56 min

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

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Mississauga employees DUCT TAPINGS/SPANKINGS = “stern warning, letter of reprimand”. For us? “A MATTER FOR THE POLICE”

June 10th, 2010  

City of Mississauga employees —duct tapings, spankings and Human Resources gives “stern warning, letter of reprimand”?…

In today’s Blog we pull no punches. We make full use of the F-word. If you have problems seeing all four letters of it (appearing once), enjoy your day and we encourage you to return next blog.

Video: Mississauga employees DUCT TAPE? “stern warning, letter of reprimand” For us? “MATTER FOR  POLICE” (5:52 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Public Question Period, Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010):

I’d like to know what would happen to me if I were caught by City Security standing over two people who were duct taped and lying on the ground lying face-to-face. And I’d like to know what the consequences would be to that. Through you, Madam Mayor, to the Commissioner of Community Services.

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR, HAZEL MCCALLION (Public Question Period, Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010):

Ah, City Manager, you— If you’re asking if duct taping or whatever it’s called, hazing etc is acceptable, according to the Policy of the City it is not acceptable. Okay? Anyway.

MISSISSAUGA CITY MANAGER, JANICE BAKER (Public Question Period, Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010):

Uh, Madam Mayor, you know, again, it’s difficult to respond to hypotheticals but, you know, these issues would matters for the police.

[REWIND REPEAT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Public Question Period, Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010):

I’d like to know what would happen to me if I were caught by City Security standing over two people who were duct taped and lying on the ground lying face-to-face. And I’d like to know what the consequences would be to that.

MISSISSAUGA CITY MANAGER, JANICE BAKER (Public Question Period, Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010):

—you know, these issues would matters for the police.

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting from Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010 prior to appearance Public Question Period):

City employees seem to be under the Respectful Workplace Policy. But if you or I or a kid were caught on City Property standing there in front of two people who were duct taped together lying side by side, this (“Zero Tolerance”) Policy would apply to us. And—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Public Question Period, Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010):

I guess Staff go under the Respectful Workplace Policy but certainly if I were engaged in that kind of conduct, the Violence, Vandalism and Bullying Policy would apply. And I would be at the minimum be given thirty days.

And I’m just wondering why Staff, why this Policy wasn’t used instead of the Respectful Workplace Policy. Because specifically here, you investigated and there was apparently a stern warning, letter of reprimand, whereas what tends to happen with citizens —and again I do the research, right? Citizens, right away, there is no Option One that I can see. We get straight to Option Two. And we get banned for 30 days.

And that’s for things like loitering, skateboarding and I’m just wondering why the difference in the sort of the Two Rules, or two Policies, one applied to employees and this one applied, by the way, to 9-10 year old girls —immediately banned. And I just want to see what justification there might be for that.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting from Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010 prior to appearance Public Question Period):

Here’s the reality. You take a look at that and the number of youth that are banned for 30 days for skateboarding, for loitering and —even arrested.

That’s how these people deal with youth and minors as young as well, as young as nine are banned immediately without parents being notified. Right here in the Mississauga Civic Centre. And they’re not just banned from this one place, they are banned from three facilities at once. The Civic Centre, the Living Arts Centre and Central Library.

But do these guys tell you that?

NO!

In the meantime you get City employees engaging in spankings, kinkfests, duct taping people up, putting them in a truck and sending them through the washbay, what happens? Frikkin’ letter of reprimand!

So City Staff, number one, they have this gentle Respectful Workplace Policy. You get a “stern warning”. You get a letter of reprimand. Life goes on.

In the meantime, you get youth and minors, what happens? They don’t have advocates! They don’t have a union to talk about them. There’s also, the City of Mississauga has something like three different stages to protect employees’ rights.

What does a kid have? A kid whose caught? Immediate banning, that’s it! There’s nothing else.

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR, HAZEL MCCALLION (Public Question Period, Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010):

Next question.

CBC RADIO CANADA (Public Question Period, Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010):

[inaudible] Radio Canada. I’m just wondering, as I understand it, the base of the decision to review the disciplinary measures that were taken against the supervisor were based on public response and the Council response.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting from Mississauga Council, June 9, 2010 prior to appearance Public Question Period):

You want to know the Root of Youth Violence?! It is HYPOCRISY like this! It is hypocrisy and evil like this because the kids I talk to say, “FUCK the System. That’s what’s happening all the time.”

[CROSS ZOOM to MUSIC]

–email from a youth received through YouTube

…the system is CORRUPT and this is why there is
youth violence this is why there are guns on the
street and drugs in the hands of children the youth
are fighting with the system because it is CORRUPT
there is no way to fix it because the people higher
up are sitting nice in their big leather chairs,
driving their nice cars, living their perfect life when
some people in this world have to work hard to get
by and even by doing so they get nothing, and after
they realize how hard they have to work to get by
they break down and no longer want to live life
being part of the system because they realize that
living life by the rules of the system gets you no
where because it is CORRUPT!


While City of Mississauga employees enjoy all manner of grievance/complaints procedures and protections, citizens, youth and minors received Registered Letters denying them the opportunity to complain

To read more, check out what Google serves up when you search for “Mississauga duct tape Council”

UPDATE: June 11, 2010. Ever wonder why if the City were truly taking Alex Juani’s complaint seriously that City of Mississauga Corporate Security and one of their 300-plus video surveillance cameras weren’t called in covertly?

Canadian Security Magazine (January 2007) says this about City of Mississauga Corporate Security.

With a history of suspicion around security, there’s one issue Hillis really feels strongly about standing his ground on and that is not providing video surveillance footage of employees to human resources unless it is part of a planned investigation.

“If they are stealing time, no we don’t; anything to do with time or labour — nothing like that. It has to be done officially as part of an investigation.

That raises a vital question. Was City Security (and video surveillance) requested by Human Resources to be officially part of an investigation? Or did City Staff go immediately to hiring an independent

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

MISSED (or avoided) a KEY "ROOT CAUSE" TARGET

PEEL REGIONAL POLICE “POLICE DAY” videos, photographs —and an update on Mississauga graffiti-tagger “HACR”

May 9th, 2010  

Yesterday was Police Day at the Emil Kolb Centre. While the Mississauga News reports that the Centre is “Mississauga’s Emil Kolb Centre on Derry Rd”, it was only the City of Brampton that saw fit to provide shuttle buses for their citizens to that event. WAY TO GO B-TOWN!

Here is a compilation of videos and photographs from yesterday, with brief descriptions.

Video 1: Drove around the parking lot until I found a great spot right beside a Peel Police white Dodge Charger and behind two Peel Police Impalas. Noticed the Peel Regional Police Tactical Unit perched atop the roof. Realized there was no way to get to the building in time so I documented Tactical Unit’s rappel from the car.

Video: PEEL REGIONAL POLICE TACTICAL UNIT RAPPEL DOWN EMIL KOLB CENTRE (POLICE DAY May 8, 2010)

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

Video 2: Went to the outdoor displays and wasn’t at the event fifteen minutes before something a Tactical police officer said pissed me off so much I decided to leave —screw that noise. I packed up to cruise the haunts of the “bad guys” and document graffiti instead!

Headed for the car and noticed a band tuning up. The rich sound from their guitars made me decide to stay.

Weather now fell from the sky and police officers retreated inside. But the band hung tough.

They managed just this one song before a blast of wind knocked a guitar stand to the ground. The lead singer unsuccessfully tried to stop the guitar’s fall and then came the roll of thunder. Thus the Music Died.

If you ever have the opportunity to hear this Peel Police Rock Band, go!

Video: PEEL POLICE ROCK BAND play “OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL” on rainy/windy POLICE DAY (May 8, 2010)

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

Video 3: It’s not often that citizens are allowed to videotape inside the Emil Kolb Centre so I grabbed at the chance to document the Centre’s display case on the History of Peel Police.

This video shows the old badges of (now disbanded) Township of Toronto Police, Mississauga Police, Port Credit Police, Streetsville Police and even Chinguacousy Police and Brampton Police.

The display also contains the uniform, keys and wooden head-bopper of former Chief of Police, Andrew Herkes who retired in September 1948.

1948… Different world!

Video: HISTORY of PEEL REGIONAL POLICE DISPLAY (Peel Regional Police Historic Committee)

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

Video 3: I absolutely loved what I saw happening inside the Kolb Centre’s gym. There were all kinds of law enforcement and safety displays, yes. But best of all there were all kinds of people —as in kinds-kind. The ethnicity that should be there, was there.

And as I said before, Brampton made sure that even those who couldn’t afford bus tickets for their brood could attend Police Day. It even occurred to me that Brampton’s poorest families would have this day for free transportation and free food/drinks! (Imagine what it would cost in a fast food place for hamburgers/hotdogs for four or five kids plus drinks.)

And the officers working those indoor displays were just finestkind.

This is video of Peel Police’s “Use of Force” display. Note, brief portions of this video are blurred to protect the privacy of kids interacting with police at the display.

Video: PEEL REGIONAL POLICE “USE OF FORCE” DISPLAY (POLICE DAY May 8, 2010))

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

Video 4: Also from the “Use of Force” display documenting the target used by Peel Police for shooting practice. I categorized this video on YouTube as “Comedy”.

Hint, to bad guys (and girls) —Bad News. Peel Police don’t just aim for your heart….

Video: PEEL REGIONAL POLICE “USE OF FORCE” DISPLAY: SHOOTING TARGET –THE BALLS!

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

And now for some pics.

Use of Force Display

PEEL REGIONAL POLICE "POLICE DAY" USE OF FORCE DISPLAY  (May 8, 2010)

Police Day —the only time it’s legal to pose as a police officer…

PEEL POLICE DAY: the only time when it's legal to "pose" as an officer

And…

PEEL REGIONAL POLICE SECRETS OF SUCCESS (PROUDLY AIMING FOR THE BALLS SINCE JANUARY 1, 1974)

That was it. I then decided to continue my research into the ambitious Mississauga graffiti-tagger “HACR”. For the last two weeks I’d been documenting his east-west range. I also knew how far south “HACR” reached. Fascinated by his impressive range, it was time to map how far north “HACR” reached.

Here’s the irony.

It was only because I was at the Peel Police Day Kolb Centre event that my North-question was answered so quickly.

Mississauga's graffiti/tagger "HACR"s most northern range (May 8, 2010)

And my other question, “Is ‘HACR’ exclusively a Mississauga tagger?”. Given that I haven’t documented him (gender presumed) at the Toronto border or into Brampton, the answer appears to be Yes.

Also photographed this yesterday.

"DO YOU UNDERSTAND?" GRAFFITI LAKESHORE AREA, CITY OF MISSISSAUGA (May 8, 2010)

“DO YOU UNDERSTAND?”…  All this research is an attempt to try to.

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Brampton/Mississauga graffiti research: comparative graffiti/tagging photographs (April 19, 2009 and April 19, 2010)

April 19th, 2010  

Today is April 19, 2010, and to mark the first anniversary of our two-year comparative study of graffiti and tagging, here is a comparative as promised. I went to my April 19, 2009, graffiti records and then headed out to revisit each location and document the changes, if any.

GRAFFITI and TAGGING MISSISSAUGA and BRAMPTON (comparative photos April 19, 2009 and today, April 19, 2010)


Street sign tagging, Malton (Mississauga). A year gone by and no change.

GRAFFITI, MALTON, MISSISSAUGA "HELLRAZORS"

Again, Malton, Mississauga, “HELLRAZORS”. A year gone by, tagging relatively stable.

GRAFFITI and TAGGING, BRAMPTON, (comparative April 19, 2009 and April 19, 2010)

GRAFFITI/TAGGING, Brampton. This wall was cleaned up fairly quickly back in 2009. The tags and graffiti along the railway tracks are faded from sun and weather. This site contained “FTP” which a year ago, I concluded were someone’s initials. Nope. “FTP” is shortform for “F*** the Police”.

MISSISSAUGA bridge Tagging and partial erase (comparison April 19, 2009 and April 19, 2010)

Mississauga bridge, shows partial erase of graffiti with this red tagging left untouched. The water levels were low enough this time for me to venture well underneath the bridge and document other examples of graffiti. Unfortunately, a graffiti art piece created by a talented practiced hand was erased along with the junk. All I can say is I’m glad I photographed it prior to it being erased.

I’ve mentioned on several other occasions just how little anti-police graffiti there is in either Brampton or Mississauga. I believe it speaks well of Peel Police. Perhaps readers would be surprised just how many graffiti artists think highly of police.

Just the other day I received an email from a former graffiti artist who said, “you are absolutely right about graffiti being defined as unauthorized…and i respect the police… i havent gone out painting in a under a year because of the police haha.” [sic]

His “haha” cracked me up. I’ve since sought clarification. Seems Peel Police are quite good at frustrating the creative expression of local taggers and graffiti artists. But—in a fair way. (I keep thinking about that Warner Bros cartoon with Wiley E. Coyote and that cool ever-vigilant sheep dog (see MISSISSAUGAWATCH banner at top of this page)

It’s been last June since I’ve seen any new anti-police graffiti but I sure saw a new one today! And photographed it.

No ambiguity in this message sprayed on the window of a Mississauga school.

MISSISSAUGA SCHOOL ANTI-POLICE TAG (APRIL 19, 2010)

OK. So Peel Police aren’t universally appreciated….

Last. Just want to share this graffiti video that features a toxic mix of the Pretend Safe City MYTHissauga, the Pretend of Dalton McGuinty’s announcement of the McMurtry/Curling Roots of Youth Violence report and by far the worst of all —the Pretend of Mississauga Chair of Safe City MYTHissauga Chair Pat Saito gushing up her best “amazing”s and “phenomenal”s as she declares the “phenomenal” success of the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network.  There’s even Hazel McCallion and Mississauga Corporate Security! Yes, this video HAS IT ALL!

But mostly there’s graffiti documented in Brampton and Mississauga from April 19, 2009 to January 2010 —some of which appears here. Again, a reminder. Much of the graffiti in this video is HIGHLY OFFENSIVE. But the politicians’ fakery is much, much worse! As in EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE!

Video: GRAFFITI TRUTH: “BURN THAT F***ER TO THE GROUND IF THEY DON’T LOVE YOU LIKE THEY SHOULD” (5:24 min)

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

“I think that we’re all amazed, those of us on the Committee, at the success and how quickly we have been successful over the past two years.”

—Councillor Pat Saito on the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network   (October 25, 2007)

“GET  FRIKKIN’ **REAL** WOMAN!”

—Witness/Observer/Researcher of Mississauga municipal governance and hypocrisy (April 19, 2010)

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Video: PEEL POLICE SERVICES BOARD presents 2009 HATE/ BIAS MOTIVATED CRIMES (and GRAFFITI) REPORT

April 2nd, 2010  

Here, as promised, is video of the 2009 Hate/Bias motivated Crime report presented at the Peel Police Services Board meeting on March 26, 2010.

And as usual, the video transcript.

Video: PEEL POLICE SERVICES BOARD presents 2009 HATE/ BIAS MOTIVATED CRIMES (and GRAFFITI) REPORT10:31 min

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

Video: PEEL POLICE SERVICES BOARD presents 2009 HATE/ BIAS MOTIVATED CRIMES (and GRAFFITI) REPORT 10:31 min

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

PEEL REGIONAL POLICE CHIEF, MICHAEL METCALF:

Mr. Chairman, [inaudible] in charge of our Diversity Unit, so without any further introduction, Chris, welcome. Thank you.

PEEL REGIONAL CHAIR, EMIL KOLB:

It’s item #27. Now would you like to make some comments on the report, sir?

PEEL REGIONAL POLICE DIVERSITY RELATIONS UNIT:

Yes, Mr. Chairman. Good morning.

PEEL REGIONAL CHAIR, EMIL KOLB:

Good morning.

PEEL REGIONAL POLICE DIVERSITY RELATIONS UNIT:

I’d just like to take the time to present the details contained within the 2009 Hate/Bias Motivated Crime Report.

The Hate/Bias Motivated Crimes are monitored and reviewed by the Diversity Relations Unit. From those occurrences, the Unit has prepared this report for you.

In 2009, there were 95 Hate/Bias Motivated Crimes reported and investigated by Peel Regional Police. This is a significant increase from the 2008 numbers when there were 37 reported crimes.

When the Diversity Relations Unit reviewed the occurrences and analyzed the evidence, it is worth noting that in more than half the occurrences, the victim had no idea why there were the target of the specific Hate-motivated crime.

Their ethnicity, religion, race or sexual persuasion did not coincide with the Hate-motivated crime. During 2009, five investigations resulted in arrests and the occurrence being solved.

The report contains diagrams and graphs to assist in evaluating the information.

The first diagram, located on page 2 of the report identifies the fact that most of the occurrences —66 to be exact, are Mischiefs or damaged property occurrences such as graffiti. This has been consistent over the past four years.

The Hate-motivated crimes are not isolated to specific areas within the region but fairly evenly distributed throughout all of the divisions.

The Diversity Relations Unit have [sic] tracked Hate-motivated crimes since 2006. The occurrences have fluctuated during those four years with 71 occurrences in 2006, 47 in 2007, 37 in 2008 and then for last year we had 95.

Explanations and reasons for the increase have been researched and the occurrences will continue to be closely scrutinized to ensure that they are investigated in great detail.

But we believe that some of the increase can be attributed to the proactive efforts of the Police Service within our diverse community that we serve. The Diversity Relations Unit educates every front line officer on the recognizing and investigating Hate-motivated crime.

They also educate ethnic community agencies —groups on the importance of reporting such crimes.

As we hire officers that reflect the community we believe that it enhances our ability to detect Hate-motivated crime better.

The Diversity Relations Unit is building strong relationships and trust within our communities through events such as The Race Against Racism, the Diversity Basketball Tournament and our participation in the Pride Parade each year.

We have also introduced a Lesbian/Gay hotline to encourage our Gay Community [to] report crime directed at them. Just this year we’ve enhanced that service by adding an email address that the gay community can use to report incidents or seek help from the Diversity Relations Unit or the Police Service.

The Diversity Relations Unit also participates in community programs speaking to newcomers that come to Canada. They distribute material in a variety of different languages and again ensuring that our new residents understand that they can trust policing in Canada.

And that summarizes the contents of the report.

[TRANSCRIPT ENDS WITH THANKS TO PEEL POLICE]

And ah, what the heck. Might as well serve this one up.

You know… Just me documenting “What happens if nothing happens?”

WARNING! HIGHLY OFFENSIVE VIDEO! Dedicated to Safe City Mississauga.

Video: GRAFFITI TRUTH: “BURN THAT F***ER TO THE GROUND IF THEY DON’T LOVE YOU LIKE THEY SHOULD” 5:24 min

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

GRAFFITI  "MISSISSAUGA CIVIC CENTRE" "HATE/BIAS GRAFFITI  (photographed March 24, 2010)

MISSISSAUGA BRAMPTON GRAFFITI RESEARCH (preliminary) Off the Cuff Hate Crime/Gang REPORT PART 2

April 2nd, 2010  

This time Part 2  —the transcript of this video report —uploaded to YouTube just prior to the Hate Crime/graffiti data released by the Peel Police Services Board at their Friday, March 26, 2010 meeting.

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA "HATE CRIME" "JULY 29" 2009 "ERIN MILLS PARKWAY" "WHITE POWER" "NIGGER" PERMISSION WALL"

Rather than repeat the introduction, please click here if you’re interested in viewing/reading Part 1 MISSISSAUGA/BRAMPTON GRAFFITI RESEARCH (preliminary) REPORT conclusion: Studying graffiti/tags is an important window into youth culture first.

Otherwise, we begin Brampton/Mississauga graffiti Part 2 video and transcript.

WARNING! DO NOT VIEW THIS VIDEO IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY THE F-WORD AND EVEN WORSE WORDS!

NOTE: When I uploaded Part 2 to YouTube on March 25th, I referred to it as a DRAFT and said that I’d replace it at a later date with a more-worked version. I’ve since changed my mind. Viewing this a week later, I realize that it’s important to show “works in progress” –even as rough, rushed and off-the-cuff as this one was.

Video: MISSISSAUGA BRAMPTON PEEL GRAFFITI RESEARCH (preliminary) REPORT PART 2 (MISSISSAUGAWATCH) 10:31 min
uploaded March 25, 2010

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

Video: MISSISSAUGA BRAMPTON PEEL GRAFFITI RESEARCH (preliminary) REPORT PART 2 (MISSISSAUGAWATCH) 10:32 min

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (parked directly in front of the City of Mississauga Big Yellow evil empire, March 25, 2010):

Just to speak a little bit further on the lack of overlap between what the July and August 2009 Peel Regional Police graffiti photographs showed and mine —that was a surprise. I had actually figured that I would recognize more tags than I did.

[DIP TO WHITE]

The other thing is, in my own driving and looking around, the tags that I documented, while they might still be there —they’re the original tags that I documented a year ago. And I often don’t see new ones by the same individual.

And I’m not quite sure how to interpret that.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Peel Police has [sic] suggested that catching graffiti [sic] is very difficult to do —and catching people in the act. That’s not a surprise.

So the question is, do the kids just naturally grow out of it in the sense that they’ve tagged maybe for a few months and then just grown out of that, or whether they’ve been caught, whether they’ve been talked out of it by buddies —I don’t know. But it doesn’t seem to be something that for a lot of them they don’t do for any length of time.

[DIP TO WHITE]

For graffiti people who might be out there watching this and offended, I have to admit that I haven’t been at the Mississauga Graffiti Wall. I’m aware that it exists. I just have difficulty getting access to it. But it appears to run —I’ve checked Google Maps and it runs along Streetsville. And I have seen the graffiti there and there’s a lot of beautiful stuff there. I’m talking about the artwork because it is Art —it’s just unauthorized Art and therefore it’s a crime, but—

It may be a crime, but it’s still Art.

In the case of somebody spraying “FTP” on a post, don’t convince me that’s art —that’s just tagging.

[DIP TO WHITE]

One thing just looking at the occurrence reports and the quality of the occurrence reports, who’s ever writing them, the descriptions are excellent. The best occurrence reports also explain what the graffiti represents. And I’m satisfied myself, that I’m beginning to recognize gang-related graffiti versus just a bunch of boys [sic] who are out on a lark.

[DIP TO WHITE]

However at the same time just because somebody’s putting up gang graffiti doesn’t make them gang members either. It just means that they know the gang symbols —as do I.

[DIP TO WHITE]

There was the underpass, clearly permission wall underpass and it had been sprayed with —I know one of the words was “White Power”. I can’t remember if there was the word “N*****” in there. I seem to remember that to be the case, which again would it clearly make it a Hate Crime.

But what was interesting is, I remember, oh, about a year ago, maybe more, Councillor Katie Mahoney saying, oh, we put up these permission walls and when we do, other graffiti artists respect this art and won’t draw over it.

Wronnnnnnnnnnnng! They draw over it.

And the best example to show that taggers will draw over other graffiti artists is just to go to the [points to Mississauga City Hall] skateboard plaza in there.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Some of the permission walls constantly attract taggers. There’s only one that doesn’t and it was done by a respected, well-known graffiti artist. And it seems to be that, yes, that stuff is not touched because people recognize it as a true graffiti artist.

The other stuff? Pfffft.

[DIP TO WHITE]

I have to say that at this time last year, I don’t think there was as much graffiti around as there is now. I think it’s on the increase. However, at the same time I also know that I’m a much much better at spotting it.

So, and Peel Police also suggest that maybe there isn’t as much —that the increase that they see might not be so much an increase in graffiti, as an increase in reporting.

[DIP TO WHITE]

There’s a lot of question marks, here. You see I’m kind of struggling with what the graffiti says.

But there’s absolutely no doubt that if you are not —I’m talking about now people who want to understand youth and trends of youth. I’m not talking about the kind of youth that feel comfortable walking into building.

[DIP TO WHITE]

The youth that I’m interested in and the most at-risk aren’t going to be writing as much. They’re more likely going to be expressing themselves on YouTube.

Again. It’s just a hypothesis right now.

And I think in the case of video, YouTube is richer for the [sic] kind of research because sometimes you see incidental things. In the case of one video, I was, I won’t say what the subject was but somebody was

[DIP TO WHITE]

driving down Highway 10. And you could see out the window, as they were videotaping out the car, there was a Mississauga Transit bus. And also a City of Mississauga Transit Enforcement vehicle. I don’t know if it was the 301 or 302 car but there are these little snippets that you get and then you can email the videographer and say, hey, can you tell me something about that incident.

Or, hey, I noticed some interesting graffiti you’ve got in your video. Can you tell me the location.

And you know, at first they don’t want to tell you. But then when they start looking at your stuff and they realize that yeah, you’re really interested in researching and what they have to say, they do share it.

[DIP TO WHITE]

When they really know that you’re not reporting the location, you get, I get emails —really terrific insights into graffiti and the tagging culture. And it is a culture.  It’s a —yes, it’s a sub-culture.

But when you think about these people [points to Mississauga City Hall], these people look down on —not just look down on, they look at taggers and graffiti artists and the “bad youth” with the most, with the most contempt.

And [points to Mississauga City Hall], these people view themselves as “decent folk” where the tagger is essentially an animal.

[DIP TO WHITE]

What was really interesting was to be going through and reading each of the [Peel Police] documents and I matched the photographs up with the occurrence reports and then I flipped the page and I saw big black spray paint on yellow brick and I knew immediately that it was [points to Mississauga City Hall] City Hall.

And as I looked at the other pictures, sure enough, somebody, and I don’t know the date, about late July, “bombed” City Hall!

And it looked like they started at the skate plaza, went around the front, did the pillars —I don’t know what those watchtowers are at both ends—

[DIP TO WHITE]

But I want to make it clear I will never report a location of graffiti and tagging. Because when you’re researching if you report, what happens then, it becomes erased. And because of that, you have changed something in what you’re researching.

And one of the things I’m researching is how long some of these graffitis [sic] —graffiti meaning paintings or drawings, or tags, stay up!

If it’s on public property, Public Works, I will tell you this, Public Works gets rid of stuff really fast. A lot of the stuff on private property stays up a lot longer.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Peel Regional Police and Peel Council say how much they try to work with the community. I had been at the Lincoln Alexander School lock-down, had an opportunity to talk to Malton residents and they spoke very highly of Peel Regional Police. Every last one, including a Honda Civic, you know, with the dark tinted glass coming in with three youth in it.

And you’re kind of thinking, oh oh, [laughs] this is going to be a drive-by shooting. No, they rolled down the window and they asked what was going on and those guys in there with the hats this way [turns cap sideways] they supported Peel Regional Police too.

[DIP TO WHITE]

What I’m trying to do is anything that I remember I want to record right now because I’m really interested in how much of it, of my observations, matches Peel Regional Police. And wouldn’t it be interesting if it’s different? Because it really shouldn’t be. If —there might be different stuff that Peel Police record, but the ratio of the Hate Crimes and “FTP”s [F*** the Police] and this kind of thing, the ratio should be the same as my photographs.

Should be. Well, we’ll see.

[DIP TO WHITE]

[PART 2 VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, "S BLOCK" "S-BLOCK" MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL "BOMBED" (MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL MATERIAL courtesy Peel Regional Police through Freedom of Information)

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, "S BLOCK" "S-BLOCK" Pic 2 MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL "BOMBED" (MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL MATERIAL courtesy Peel Regional Police through Freedom of Information)

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, "S BLOCK" "S-BLOCK" (undisclosed location) photographed March 30, 2010

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

MISSISSAUGA/BRAMPTON GRAFFITI RESEARCH (preliminary) REPORT conclusion: Studying graffiti/tags is an important window into youth culture

April 2nd, 2010  

—As promised —the transcript of this video —uploaded to YouTube just prior to the Hate Crime/graffiti data released by the Peel Police Services Board at their Friday, March 26, 2010 meeting.

Advisory: I research graffiti/tags and do not report any locations no matter how offensive (even racist) it is. After all, if I am documenting such observations as how long something stays up, I can’t be the one reporting it! Having begun my research into graffiti on April 19, 2009, I can now confidently say that studying graffiti/tags is an important window into youth culture. Graffiti and especially the tags, give marginalized/alienated youth a voice they simply don’t have anywhere else.

These youth never showed at Mississauga Youth Plan meetings. Never showed for Peel Youth Violence Prevention meetings.

These youth NEVER show. Because they KNOW.

Like I do.

Want to prep you for the graffiti stuff with a quote from Peel Regional Chair Emil Kolb, February 28, 2008.

“I had a young gentleman in to see me yesterday that was here to convince me that we need to get away from the word, ‘multi-culture’ and we need to get to the word of ‘integration’. If we don’t get to the word of integration —how these communities are going to integrate, that, maybe not in our time here soon, but maybe in his children’s time, they’ll be a big issue in this Region.”

To me, that’s the most important thing Chair Kolb ever said in the four years that I’ve been researching municipal governance.

PEEL REGIONAL CHAIR, EMIL KOLB, MULTICULTURALISM vs INTEGRATION, YOUTH GANGS, RACISM

OK, enough background.

WARNING! DO NOT VIEW THIS VIDEO IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY THE F-WORD AND EVEN WORSE WORDS!

Video: MISSISSAUGA BRAMPTON PEEL GRAFFITI RESEARCH (preliminary) REPORT (MISSISSAUGAWATCH) 10:09 min
uploaded March 25, 2010

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

Video: MISSISSAUGA BRAMPTON PEEL GRAFFITI RESEARCH (preliminary) REPORT PART 2 (MISSISSAUGAWATCH) 10:32 min

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (parked directly in front of the City of Mississauga Big Yellow evil empire, March 25, 2010):

March 25th, 2010 and all I care about is that I get this report up on YouTube today and before tomorrow’s Peel Police Services Board meeting.

I read in the Toronto Sun that Peel Regional Police were going to be tabling their annual Hate Crime statistics.

[DIP TO WHITE]

And there was mention that quite a bit of the material that would be presented was in the form of graffiti.

So I’m absolutely intrigued and I want to record my own findings and study so far on graffiti and I thought what better place to do it than right here in front of Big Yellow evil empire City of Mississauga city hall. Because, see right there? Freedom of Information, direct observation, videotape, observing the Mississauga Youth Plan, Peel Youth Violence Prevention —all manner of emails and documents going back and forth, that, right there is a MAJOR Root of Youth Violence.

So I thought no better place than right here with that in the background.

[DIP TO WHITE]

OK, first of all the Mississsauga Youth Plan. I had been observing it including four meetings, ostensibly called “youth input” meetings.

Let’s put it this way. The youth that really needed a voice, not only weren’t represented, they wouldn’t have even been welcome there!

[DIP TO WHITE]

So I realize that the youth who were most at-risk, the ones who got in trouble with police and that I would see at Brampton Court House  —they’re not going to these meetings.

And I thought, well, how do I even go about finding them? And I managed to do that through YouTube. And it became very clear that if you want to know what youth are thinking (laughs) you don’t invite them to the Mississauga library!

The youth that I’m primarily interested in, the target group, the most at-risk, have already pushed these people aside and recognized them for what they are. Frauds.

[DIP TO WHITE]

But how do you gain access to them? To be able to see what it is that they’re thinking and what it is they’re saying because, for the most part, they’re not interested in talking to people like me. I’m 60 years old for example. They just— and a lot of them don’t even trust you or think that you’re legitimately interested in them. And, by the way, I don’t blame them.

And they certainly have a hatred —an absolute hatred, for institutions. And may I also say that I don’t blame them for that either.

[DIP TO WHITE]

So in March 2009, I watched a lot of true youth voice videos on YouTube. And it became obvious that graffiti was a big thing in those kids’ lives. So by April I was already deciding that I was going to start documenting graffiti here in Peel Region.

[DIP TO WHITE]

The other thing I want to say is even though I’m a resident of Mississauga, I think Peel Region. And in fact, the fact that I’m wearing this hat today is symbolic of that. I’m a Peeler. I think in terms —I love the City of Brampton. I love Brampton kids. Those are the kids I taught for most of my career. So there’s this strong feeling of community within me and pride for Peel.

So it wasn’t just a case of me documenting City of Mississauga graffiti, I also wanted to know what was happening in Brampton. And I began my first photographic foray on April 19, 2009.

[DIP TO WHITE]

And I did not report any of the graffiti. While I put these samples up on my Flickr site, I did my best to try to hide the locations. And I can say that even now, that some of these graffiti and tags are still up.

[DIP TO WHITE]

There are some really-truly graffiti artists. And I mean like ART. It’s zero question, it’s ART.

[DIP TO WHITE]

The other thing is, in July and August I also expanded my graffiti research to the Hawaiian Island of Maui. And also expanded my research to include skateboarding culture and to compare —and I also researched skateboarding, to compare the urban-style skateboarding that we have here in Brampton slash Mississauga versus the west coast style of skateboarding that you’d see in California and definitely on Maui.

Very very interesting and I also speculated that there would be a difference in the graffiti between the urban here Mississauga one and west coast, Hawaiian Island kind of graffiti as well.

[DIP TO WHITE]

The other thing that I did, is in July and August, what with me researching Hawaiian or Maui-based graffiti, it meant that there was a two-month window that I didn’t have graffiti here in July and August. So what I did just recently, is I filed Freedom of Information with Peel Police requesting their graffiti information for the months of July and August.

And I can’t thank Peel Regional Police enough for two reasons. For one thing the amount of material that they gave back both in terms of print-outs, colour print-outs and also one DVD cost —was roughly $44.00. And they waived the fee. I’m grateful.

But the other thing is, by reading their —Peel Regional Police’s occurrence reports and the quality of their observations and the insights there, that did two things. I learned a lot from what Peel Regional Police is looking for in terms of its own graffiti research. And to realize that they are applying Science to the study of graffiti. As am I, by the way.

[DIP TO WHITE]

One thing that I found with the graffiti here, is I agree too that a lot of the graffiti is —of the Hate ones, and there isn’t as much as you might think. Which in some ways is good.

But yeah, you see the swastikas. You see the White Power. You see N***** and niggaz.

However, I’ve also documented graffiti which shows sort of the Chinese —the target Chinese community, with the Chinese hat and the moustache, with “Chinaman” down there. Or drawings of the turban. And then —I mean really offensive stuff!

The other thing I was looking for was the relationship that these youth who do graffiti have with Police. Because I felt the relationship between youth and Police would be reflected in the graffiti.

And I admit that there’s some “F*** the Police” and “FTP” which is short for “F*** the Police”. And Peel Regional Police, in their July and August 2009 data also showed some evidence of that.

But what was neat was, it’s still quite rare.

And when you go, for example, to the City of Hamilton, which is one of my alternate study sites —comparative sites, “F*** the Police” is one of the most common pieces of graffiti. As is “FTP”. And I’m talking about every pole. Along every area— even in the parks.

And I’m talking about Beasley Park where “F*** the Police” is about this high in big black letters and has been there since I started back in April.

[DIP TO WHITE]

So there’s a really huge difference in the relationship, I believe —at least that’s what I think it suggests between the youth in the City of Hamilton and the Police, as opposed to what we see here in Peel and the relationship with Police.

Sure there’s the odd tag but it isn’t nearly as prevalent and as obvious as City of Hamilton.

And so one of the questions you ask is well, what’s the message there?

[DIP TO WHITE]

The other thing that is interesting is, when I looked at the photographs that Peel Regional Police had for July and August, there was very little overlap between what they documented and what I did.

And the other thing really interesting is, Peel Regional Police —their July/August stuff, a lot of it was parks. And a surprising amount was City of Mississauga sites and parks. And City of Mississauga Corporate Security being the ones filing the reports on graffiti.

[DIP TO WHITE]

That’s not a surprise because I avoid City of Mississauga property because (whispers) I know about these security guards.

[DIP TO WHITE]

So I always have a— I have to have a [sic] audio recorder to even feel remotely-safe on City property. So I try to avoid that and my analysis is more along the roadways and just driving along the roads and pulling aside when I see something.

[PART 1 VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Video: PEEL REGIONAL POLICE PRESS CONFERENCE: “This morning it is with deep sadness that I announce the on-duty death of Constable Artem James Otchakovski of 21 Division, G-Platoon” –Police Chief Metcalf

March 3rd, 2010  

Peel Regional Police Constable Artem (James) Otchakovski, 36  March 3, 2010

Peel Police – MEDIA INVITE – PRESS CONFERENCE Officer Succumbs to Injuries as a result of Collision

March 2, 2010

Brampton – Peel Regional Police will be hosting a press conference to update the media, regarding the passing of an officer who was critically injured in a collision.

On Monday, March 1, 2010, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a marked Peel Regional Police cruiser was involved in a collision with another vehicle in the intersection of Airport Road and Steeles Avenue East. Chief Mike Metcalf will be addressing the media on the loss of this officer.

This is video of Peel Police Chief Metcalf’s tragic announcement followed by the video transcript.

PEEL POLICE CHIEF MIKE METCALF, "We have suffered a great loss” March 3, 2010

Video: PEEL POLICE PRESS CONFERENCE “Officer Succumbs to Injuries as a result of Collision” March 3, 2010 (3:30 min)

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

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

PEEL POLICE SPOKESPERSON:

Thank you ladies and gentlemen.

Chief Metcalf is present today to speak about the loss of one of our officers in a tragic motor vehicle collision that occurred on Monday, March 1st. Please remember that the incident is still under investigation and that as a result, Chief Metcalf will be restricted as to what he can actually say about  those circumstances. Chief?

PEEL POLICE CHIEF MIKE METCALF:

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much for coming. I have with me on the podium, the Chairman of our Police Services Board, Mr. Emil Kolb and to his right is Mr. Jim Murray, our Vice Chair.

We have suffered a great loss.

This morning it is with deep sadness that I announce the on-duty death of Constable Artem James Otchakovski of 21 Division, G-Platoon. And I have also have Superintendent Steve Wollaston, the Divisional Commander —21 Division.

Constable Otchakovski passed away at 9 o’clock last night, surrounded by his family and his colleagues. He is survived by his wife, Erin and three-year-old son.

Constable Otchakovski joined Peel Regional Police in 2008. He was assigned to 21 Division at that time.

On Monday, March 1st at approximately 11 pm, Constable Otchakovski, on his way to assist another officer in a non-emergency situation, was involved in a motor vehicle collision at Steeles Avenue, east of Airport Road.

Other officers attended the scene. Fire and Emergency personnel also attended. James was then transported to Brampton Civic Hospital before being transferred to Sunnybrook

Investigation into the accident is conducted by our Major Collision Bureau and I can’t comment on the investigation at this time.

Our chaplain, along with peer support staff, members of the chief’s management group and the Peel Regional Police Association have been with James’s family and platoon colleagues since the accident, and we will continue to offer support.

The coming days will be difficult for us. We prepare to pay tribute to a fine young officer who cared for his family and served his community with pride. The loss of one of our own is a tragedy that affects all of us, but we can rely on the strength of our entire police family and the community to cope with the grief.

We have many support services in place to help our officers and civilian support staff cope with what has happened.

The many men and women of the Peel Regional Police, as they deal with this tragedy, will continue to serve the citizens of Peel as we always do, and I ask that you keep James’ family, friends and colleagues in your prayers.

And I’ll answer any questions…

TRANSCRIPT ENDS

PEEL REGIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS flags half-mast  March 3, 2010

UPDATE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2010 8:35 pm. Peel Regional Police left the following on Facebook.

To members of Peel Regional Police
Shane Roach March 4 at 5:50pm Reply

Funeral:

The Police Funeral for Constable Artem “James” Ochakovsky will be held as follows:

When: Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hershey Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga [map]

Visitation:

Where: Turner and Porter Funeral Home

2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga [map]

When: Monday, March 8, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 8, 2010
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

On Monday, March 1, 2010, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Constable Artem “James” OCHAKOVSKY, while operating a marked police cruiser, was involved in a two-vehicle collision in the intersection of Airport Road and Steeles Avenue East. Constable OCHAKOVSKY was taken to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with critical injuries, where, despite the hospital staff’s best efforts, he succumbed to his injuries.

Constable Artem “James” OCHAKOVSKY was a two-year veteran of Peel Regional Police. He had been assigned to the Uniform Bureau at 21 Division, where he operated in a patrol function in the City of Brampton. He is survived by his wife and 3 year-old son.

A trust fund in support of Constable Ochakovsky’s family has been established with TD Canada Trust. Donations can be made at any TD Canada Trust branch. Cheque or direct deposits should be made out to “In Trust for the Family of James Ochakovsky”. The account number is: 0159-6529108.

For funeral related inquires please contact us at (905) 453-2121, ext. #4033 or at 1-888-660-6068. If there is no answer, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

And from the Peel Regional Police website

Condolence Information

Those who wish to express their condolences to the family and friends of Constable Artem “James” Ochakovsky #3382 can do so by e-mail at condolences@peelpolice.ca

A book of condolences will also be available at the following Peel Police facilities;

11 Division – located at 3030 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

12 Division – located at 4600 Dixie Road, Mississauga

21 Division – located at 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

22 Division – located at 7750 Hurontario Street, Brampton

Airport Division – located at 2951 Convair Drive, Mississauga

Emil V. Kolb Centre for Police Excellence – located at 180 Derry Road, Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA NEW YEAR’S EVE 2009 (thanks to all our Emergency personnel)

December 31st, 2009  

Yes, thanks to all of them. One problem. I couldn’t find a single Mississauga fire truck. Not a ONE! Which of course is actually a good thing.

So here are a few photos of New Year’s Eve 2009, in the order they pics were taken.

MISSISSAUGA TRANSIT ENFORCEMENT DODGE CHARGERS "301" AND "302" CARS (NEW YEAR'S EVE 2009)

If you look at the right sides of both these police package Mississauga Transit Enforcement Dodge Chargers, you’ll see that I strung a holiday sparkly-lei to their right spotlight. (The “302” car is my personal favourite).

MISSISSAUGA TRANSIT BUSES AT SOUTH COMMON MALL (NEW YEAR'S EVE 2009)

Mississauga Transit buses at South Common Mall. Mississauga Transit’s white buses with their orange smiles are just beautiful. Every. Last. One.

PEEL REGIONAL POLICE DODGE CHARGER, NEW YEAR'S EVE 2009

Our Peelers seemed to be everywhere tonight. I noticed “Handsome” in my mirror and hoped it’d be caught on a red so I could take a photo. This pic is a point-and-hope. Note, this Dodge Charger sports the Peel Police old trim.

PEEL REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICES (CREDIT VALLEY HOSPITAL) NEW YEAR'S EVE

This Peel Regional Ambulance was parked outside Credit Valley Hospital this evening.

There’s only fifteen minutes left to 2009….

And I’ll leave you with my favourite New Year’s Eve pic —Da Boyz (below).

What else?…

Oh yeah. If anyone knows of someone who’s selling a police package white Dodge Charger….

MISSISSAUGA TRANSIT ENFORCEMENT DODGE CHARGERS "301" AND "302" CARS (NEW YEAR'S EVE 2009)

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Videos: Inside Peel Regional Police (11 Division) Young Offenders’ Jail Cells –and Hamilton Graffiti Update

September 14th, 2009  

Well, it was quite the weekend. Went to the Peel Police 11 Division Open House and then paid a return visit to Chinguacousy Skateboard Park. I love Chinguacousy Sk8park.

Today, I conducted a graffiti survey in Hamilton and got one major surprise. I don’t know when but someone went through Hamilton’s downtown core and took major action on the graffiti there. Gosh, most of the graffiti that I’d documented back in June is gone. Erased or totally painted over!

The transformation was so complete that it took me several passes to finally locate exactly where this picture was taken back on May 31st. That door and surroundings were completely free of tags and blight.

THE MISSISSAUGA MUSE POSES BESIDE AN IRONIC ANTI-GRAFFITI POSTER INSIDE A CITY OF HAMILTON BUS SHELTER (PANORAMIC SHOT) 090531

And it wasn’t just one or two streets. Even major graffiti sites behind buildings have been obliterated. It made getting around difficult for me because in all prior visits, I’d used unique graffiti for navigation —not street names! But still, that’s one impressive clean-up effort!

Don’t get me wrong. once you gravitate to the Beasley Park area, and work its cramped side streets, there’s still plenty of “photo-ops”. More about that in later Blogs.

At yesterday’s 11 Division Open House, a Peeler graffiti-specialist was absolutely generous with his time. He taught me how to recognize gang tags. So imagine following a park wooden fenced walkway and you see your normal “F***” this and “F***” that’s and then you recognize the very symbols your Peeler told you about.

GRAFFITI, HAMILTON (September 13, 2009)

Take your pics. Get out fast —but with dignity.

By far, the most interesting thing I did this weekend was spend quality pondering-time in jail. First a brief visit inside a jail cell for female Young Offenders and then about 20 minutes inside the males’ holding cell. (It took me a long time to decipher and document all the graffiti scratched into the glass —plus file a video report.)

So here we are. Two videos today complete with transcripts. The first, Peel Regional Police 11 Division’s tiny female jail cell, followed by video of the males’ cell.

TRANSCRIPT of YouTube video: PEEL REGIONAL POLICE (FEMALE ) YOUNG OFFENDERS JAIL CELL 11 DIViSION

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

This is September the 12th, 2009. I’m here at Peel Regional [Police] 11 Division. Shooting down on the floor to protect people’s privacy. And what I’ve got here is I’ve asked and received permission to videotape. This is where the Under-18’s… I think it’s Under 18.. Excuse me, Officer? What is this again —the Under-what-age?

PEEL POLICE OFFICER

Ah, Young Offenders [inaudible]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Young Offenders 18 and under [Ed. ERROR. Young Offenders are Under-18] and this would be female. And this would be their holding cells so to speak. And this is what they get. And what we’ll do is just go here and kind of step… these look like 6-inch tiles. But 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and then you got the can.

And there’s where you wash your hands. Although I suspect there’s soap there.And this is what you get to sleep on.

So the actual room you have is 1, 2, 3 steps. And I don’t think I have to tell you that…wow.

Let’s see what we got up here. Light bulb. I’ll tell you something. There’s no way I could fit and try to escape from there.

I wonder if they give you a metal cup that you could bang across here.

Video: PEEL REGIONAL POLICE (FEMALE ) YOUNG OFFENDERS JAIL CELL 11 DIViSION 1:40 min

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

TRANSCRIPT of YouTube video: PEEL REGIONAL POLICE YOUNG OFFENDERS JAIL CELL 11 DIVSION (MALE) 090912

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

[Sitting inside the male jail cell with video surveillance camera over right shoulder] It’s not quite what I expected. [looks around]

Uh, I guess, I guess it’s something that I needed to see based on the research that I’ve been doing about City [of Mississauga] Security and how they would call in an arrest. And of course that involves Peel Regional Police.

So you’ve got uh, my concern of course, is that ah, there’s no accountability mechanisms in place for City [of Mississauga] Security and then they’re handed over to Peel Regional Police…

And these are the male cells.

We’ve got a video surveillance camera there [inaudible] We’re gonna go here a bit. A place to take a p*** and a dump. And two beds. So I guess if there’s more than that you got a problem.

And what’s interesting is you get the graffiti and the scratching here. OK. Now I can finally —took me a long time to figure out what this says. This right here. OK, even though there’s a video surveillance camera right there somebody (laughs) managed to scrawl in a complaint in glass that reads, “NO TOILET PAPER”. Finally figured out now.

So there’s a complaint there, etched in glass that there was no toilet paper… is that true?

[camera swings over and around the toilet…] There’s gotta be toilet paper.

[Reaches into a toilet-paper sized hole with no toilet paper in it] I suspect it’s there…

Tell ya, if you want to know the truth in society, there it is. NO TOILET PAPER However, there is a video surveillance camera.

I mean it’s bare.  And it’s, I mean you don’t expect posters up. A jail is supposed to be a place where you have nothing to do but to contemplate how you got in there. And the video surveillance camera… at least you know that the video surveillance camera right here, try pointing to it, yah, right here. Um, that is a Peel Police video surveillance camera and you’ve got Police Services manning that thing instead of Mississauga Corporate Security that have no accountability mechanisms in place.

Trust me. This is what Freedom of Information has confirmed. And that’s what I got a problem with.

Video: PEEL REGIONAL POLICE YOUNG OFFENDERS JAIL CELL 11 DIVISION (MALE ) 090912 3:12 min

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

Signed,

The (Warning to Youth. There’s no INTERNET access in Jail!) Mississauga Muse

Time to lighten things up a bit!

PEEL REGIONAL POLICE DODGE CHARGERS (11 DIVISION) CARTOON September 12, 2009

UPDATE: Monday, September 14, 2009. 9:06 am. The video PEEL REGIONAL POLICE YOUNG OFFENDERS JAIL CELL 11 DIVISION (MALE ) 090912 was replaced because I forgot to dampen the audio of a rather crude word regarding the jail cell’s  toilet arrangements. Also, a viewer hated the original enough to give it a 1 out of 5. He/she may wish to go back and click on the 1 again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

PUBLIC QUESTION PERIOD TRANSCRIPT (Implications?) MISSISSAUGA PARENTS and GUARDIANS UNAWARE THEIR KIDS ARE BANNED FROM CITY FACILITIES

August 20th, 2009  

For reasons that one day I’ll be able to relate, I need to share this YouTube video and accompanying transcript for the record today.

The video shows me at Mississauga Council’s June 24, 2009 Public Question Period. If you know just how much Councillor Nando Iannicca helped me during the previous Council meeting and General Committee meeting and then helped me again on the 24th, you’ll understand why I say that Mississauga youth and minors are indebted to him. As am I.

MISSISSAUGA PARENTS and GUARDIANS UNAWARE THEIR KIDS ARE BANNED FROM CITY FACILITIES

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

Important: The video is an excerpt of my June 24, 2009 Mississauga Council Public Question Period appearance, and begins after I’d been up there for 4:46 minutes, as does the transcript.

TRANSCRIPT BEGINS

MISSISSAUGAWATCH:

[time 4:46 min]

A draft of the Policy stated this about Trespass:

“Where a ban has been issued against an individual and the individual fails to comply with the ban, the individual may be charged under the Trespass to Property Act.”

That’s what the draft looks like.

Among other things, Freedom of Information secured two emails –the first is Mr. Owen’s January 17, 2005 email where he takes exception to the draft’s qualifier “may be charged under the Trespass to Property Act.”

And you have one of those documents in your possession right now. But I’ll read what he specifically refers to.

[Time: 5:28]

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

Ursula, I think that we have to come to some conclusion on this issue because I’m at a loss for what you’re referring to or trying to get to. I don’t want to minimize what you’re trying to get to.

I’m going to suggest with the Staff and the Mayor and the City Manager and outline to us exactly what your concerns are. Because I think it’s unfair to Council to have this thing brought to our attention and we’re at a loss to respond. I am, as Mayor.

So I don’t think —I think this issue is getting a little bit out of hand and we’ve got to come to some conclusion on it.

So I’m going to suggest, with Council’s approval, that the Mayor meet with, and the Staff and the City Manager, meet with you, and sit down and go over your concerns and try to find out what you’re after and what we can do about it.

Because I think that’s the only way we can get to the bottom of —and try to help you with getting the answers that you want, you’ve indicated. And we’re not getting it here in your presentation to General Committee or Council.

So I would suggest that Council agrees with that —that that happen.

Councillor Iannicca?…

Councillor Nando Iannicca:

I’d be happy to so move. You may recall that we last dealt with it, I asked that it go back to Committee —we spent some time on it. Even with all of that I think we were still trying to fight with understanding the data, the implications, what this in terms—

Madam Mayor, I agree with you entirely. because through to Ursula, I’m still trying to understand at the end of the day what the Ask Is.

So —I think that you’re genuine in your pursuit. I think it relates to violence under reporting of statistics and it means that we may not be getting the outputs from the system that we should.

I think we all respect all of that. But we’re not clear on The Ask.

We referred it back to Committee hoping that we’d get there. I think it’s raised more questions for you. I respect that. But Madam Mayor, I think that your suggestion is a very, very good one (and it’s good of you to make the time) to sit down, to maybe clarify some of the data.

But then when it comes back, I just want to be clear what The Ask is. What it is you’d like us to do to make the system better, because we share in that with you because I think you’re well-intentioned as the Mayor said, in that regard.

So Madam Mayor, I’d be happy to move that suggestion and thank you for it at the appropriate —and you’ll nail down the data and then bring back to us what it is that you’d like us to do to improve on this. I think that’s very helpful.

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

Councillor Prentice?…

Councillor Maja Prentice:

[inaudible and passes…]

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

‘kay.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH:

Um, one thing. When you receive something for information, do you have to receive it? Or can you defer [sic] back?

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

We can refer it back.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH:

Can I request then that Report 9 ”Requests for Additional Information Security Incidents” not be received for report then?

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

But can be referred back.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH:

Refer it back? Because I would really like the youth/minor statistics in there? Please?

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

The whole matter will be referred –we’ll sit down with you and go over what your concerns are, information you’re seeking, what you want us to do, what you feel Council should be doing in this regard –directions to Staff etc. It will all be looked at. And that’s the only way will get to some consensus,–conclusion of the matter. ok?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH:

Yes. And I have just one unusual request. I’m not sure if you can accommodate, but I’d really like an electronic copy of the Mississauga Corporate Security database be handed over to Mississauga’s community partner, Peel Regional Police? Until such time as I can convince—

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

Well that will be referred back.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH:

Referred? Okay.

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

All, everything will be ref—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH:

I tried. Thank you. (walks away)

[Total time: 9:25 minutes]

Mayor Hazel McCallion:

Thank you

(pause. Sound of papers shuffling)

Corporate Reports?…

VIDEO ENDS.

A meeting with Mayor McCallion was set up for August 31st. I replied that I would not be in Canada that day. I also informed the Mississauga Mayor that before meeting with her I still had to do my “homework” —and that I was still waiting on questions that I was invited to send to City Staff back in June about City of Mississauga Corporate Security (MissCorpSec) and its dATaBAsE.

It’s now August 20th (two months later) and I’ve still to get the necessary answers from “appropriate” Staff that I need for a meeting with the Mayor.

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

CITY OF MISSISSAUGA CORPORATE SECURITY MANAGER, JAMIE HILLIS (JANUARY 28, 2005 EMAIL ON BANS/TRESPASS/ARRESTS OF MISSISSAUGA'S CITIZENS/YOUTH)

“Corporate Security will continue the common practise to issue a banning notice at their own discretion, and/or effect a trespass arrest if required. This is done at the time of an incident and is thus necessarily independent of any control or oversight from the Violence and Vandalism Committee. Corporate Security will proceed under all existing guidelines and laws.”

—Email: Jamie Hillis  2005/01/28 3:50:48 pm (secured through Freedom of Information)

SHERI-LYNN RUFFO (SLR) SHIFT SUPERVISOR: CITY OF MISSISSAUGA CORPORATE SECURITY NOVEMBER 14, 2008 BAN OF 9/10 GIRL (from Mississauga Civic Centre, Living Arts Centre and Central Library) DETAIL

IMAGE DETAIL:  City of Mississauga Corporate Security “Special Occurrence Report” secured through Freedom of Information, showing ban of a 9/10 year old girl for 30 days from Mississauga Civic Centre, Central Library and Living Arts Centre. (MISSISSAUGAWATCH has confirmed that two 15/16 year old females were banned 30 days from just the Civic Centre for “Drugs”. Bottomline, less punishment than the 9/10 year old got handed “at the time of an incident and is thus necessarily independent of any control or oversight from the Violence and Vandalism Committee”.

FACT: There are plenty of Mississauga parents/guardians who haven’t a clue that their kid has received a ban from Mississauga’s City parks, facilities and properties —until their kid returns during their ban and “will be” arrested.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF ALL PEEL YOUTH CHARTERS FROM CITY OF MISSISSAUGA FACILITIES

August 7th, 2009  

This Blog is dedicated to the 9/10 year old girl who was banned for 30 days from three major City of Mississauga facilities at once (Mississauga Civic Centre, Mississauga Central Library and Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre). The ban, by City of Mississauga Corporate Security guards, was for “Disturbance”. It was issued on November 14, 2008, the same day that Roy McMurtry and Dr. Alvin Curling released their  Review of the Roots of Youth Violence report. Meanwhile, documents reveal that not much earlier that year (May 9, 2008) two 15/16 year old girls were banned for 30 days from just one facility, the Mississauga Civic Centre, for “Drugs”.  Parents/Guardians were not advised in either case —the only consistency found in these bans.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH is currently researching Brampton, Mississauga and Peel municipal governance through Freedom of Information (FOI) on many fronts.  Every query, every FOI filed —indeed every tangent we take, relates to Youth and ultimately what we believe to be a Major Root of Youth Violence, municipalities themselves.

Today we post a transcript of the October 25, 2007 endorsement of the Peel Youth Charter by Peel Regional Council.

The Peel Youth Charter was presented with much ceremony and even former Ontario Premier William G. Davis was there to smile for the Photo Op.

Below is video of Larry Zacher’s presentation of the Peel Youth Charter followed by the transcript: vital, historical, Youth Violence related-material that must be posted now.

Please know that when I was videotaping this, I was not aware that Charter-presenter, Larry Zacher, Executive Director of Safe City Brampton is spouse of City of Brampton Councillor, Gael Miles, who is also Chair of the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network. Apparently neither of them thought this was worth mentioning.

To  begin, Google Video uploaded January 5, 2008.

PEEL YOUTH CHARTER endorsed by PEEL REGIONAL COUNCIL (Oct 25 2007) – 08:09 min

Please click here to go directly to the clip on Google Video

TRANSCRIPT of Google Video, “PEEL YOUTH CHARTER endorsed by PEEL REGIONAL COUNCIL (Oct 25 2007)” (Please advise of any errors in the transcript, thanks)

Larry Zacher, Executive Director, Safe City Brampton:

“Good morning, Chairman Kolb and Members of Council.

I have mixed emotions here this morning. I’m very proud to be presenting the Peel Youth Charter but also very intimidated to be following the Honourable William Davis. (laughter)

It’s a hard act to follow before but now that’s he’s bringing children up to his presentations (more laughter) what do you think, Valerie? (more laughter)

I would like to introduce Judge Valerie-Arnold, the Trustee from Brampton in Dufferin-Peel –oh! In the Peel District! -and also a member of the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Committee.

Thank you for having us here today.

First, I would like to congratulate the Honourable William Davis and the Success by Six Committee for the work that they’ve done when creating the Children’s Charter.

The absolute best thing we can do to Youth is provide seamless care for our children, from the day they’re born right though til they become responsible adults.

So it’s very timely that they are here with the Children’s Charter and we’re here with the Peel Youth Charter.

Council supported the development of this document by establishing the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Committee. I guess it was about January 06 and in the following spring we held a Youth Forum because we wanted to get input from the Community.

We had over a hundred and forty agencies represented as well as quite a few young people themselves, came, and we had a full day –it was one of those days where [sic] you’re pretty drained at the end of it, and looking at what are the issues facing Youth, where do we need to go and how can we tackle this as a Community (inaudible).

The outcome of that was the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Strategy, which was published in September of last year –very comprehensive document, a very innovative document, that is probably one of the first that comprehensive an approach anywhere in North America.

I know that for a fact we recently had the World Health Organization in Brampton designating us as an international safe community and one of the programs and one of the issues that they were very very impressed with was the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Strategy and seeing that it was very cutting edge and a very important program for our region.

Out of this Strategy, we’re currently, since it was published in September, we’ve established four working groups that are working comprised of people from all walks of life and all communities and all neighbourhoods in the Region of Peel.

Those working groups are focusing on Youth activities and Youth support and just as importantly, Family support, Community development –these all good ideas take money and resources to put into place, and Educational policies. And they have been working for the last year and a half and will continue to work and develop approaches and programs and strategies as we go forward.

The second very important outcome to come out of the Youth forum and out of the Strategy is the Peel Youth Charter. With that mounted, it’s a big document, I think that some of you have seen it, many of you have seen it and it sets out really how to accomplish two things.

The first is that it’s a statement from all of us that we value Youth and the skills and the energy and everything they bring to our community

And the second part is a –it’s a commitment from all of us to provide a safe and supportive environment for our young people and to do our utmost best to provide Safety initiatives for them and to ensure that they have the opportunities for education, future employment opportunities, that they have a good quality of life in our region and that they have access to the resources and activities they need to develop into happy, healthy, responsible adults.

The Charter has been signed by community leaders throughout the Region and includes the Mayors –Chairman Kolb has already signed it, the Police Chiefs, the Heads of the School Boards, the Community agencies.

We’ve also very strategically left a blank line in there because as we go forward, we want every business, every community agency, every organization that can contribute to Youth to sign on there and become a partner in this.

And by signing it, it’s not just saying, “Hey this is a great thing to hang on the wall”, it is a commitment to do what we can in those key areas –whether it’s Education, Jobs, Safety, any of those areas to support our young people.

So this week our committee has been visiting community leaders, media, going everywhere, presenting the Charter. I’m proud to say also this week the Charters are about to be going up in every school in the Region of Peel.

They’re going up in libraries, recreation centers and wherever other public [sic] –public buildings.

One of the things we’re asking today, Chairman Kolb, is that the Region endorse these Charters going out in Regional buildings, police stations and again where people will see them and wherever we have an organization that can contribute to this Charter.

At this time I would like to ask Chairman Kolb, and he mentioned that there are a number of Regional Councillors who sit on the Peel Violence [sic] Prevention Committee… Councillor Gael Miles, Councillor Katie Mahoney and Councillor Pat Saito and –sorry?

Councillor Gael Miles or Sue McFadden (unsure which) : That’s ok.

Larry Zacher, Executive Director, Safe City Brampton:

So if you can join us at the front, we’ll present —as well, Trustee Tony da Silva, from the Duffeirn-Peel Catholic District Board is here.

(Everyone goes to the front. Mississauga News, Ron Lenyk takes photo. Video ends.)

FACT:  Freedom of Information has confirmed that (at least at the City of Mississauga), the Peel Youth Charter is merely, “Hey this is a great thing to hang on the wall”.

OPINION: As a result, all Peel Youth Charters should be removed from City of Mississauga facilities and properties, ASAP.

To review the Peel Youth Charter, [underlined emphasis mine]


PEEL YOUTH CHARTER (signed March 29, 2007)


We believe that young people are valuable members of the Region of Peel. Young people bring a unique, diverse set of ideas, perspectives and skills, and make a valuable and significant contribution to our community. They deserve the same respect, dignity and human rights as all members of the community.

We believe all Peel youth have the right to:

These rights will apply without discrimination or prejudice to all youth in Peel.

By signing this charter we are committed to use our best efforts to ensure the safety, health, education and future employment of Peel’s youth.

Signed by: (left to right on the original Charter)

Susan Fennell (Mayor-Brampton), Marolyn Morrison (Mayor-Caledon), Hazel McCallion (Mayor-Mississauga) Emil Kolb (Chair Region of Peel), Janet McDougald (Chair Peel District School Board), Bruno Iannicca (Chair, Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board), Andy Karski (Inspector Caledon OPP), Mike Metcalf, (Chief, Peel Regional Police), Jim Bird (Vice-President Brampton Safe City Association), Katie Mahoney (Mississauga Crime Prevention Association), Shelley White, (CEO, United Way)

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

WILLIAM G DAVIS AT THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE PEEL YOUTH CHARTER BY PEEL REGIONAL COUNCIL OCTOBER 25, 2007

William G. Davis at the endorsement of the Peel Youth Charter (Peel Regional Council) October 25, 2007

Video: features Mississauga Council’s announcement of the St. Joseph Secondary School lockdown and –After the Storm

June 18th, 2009  

I’m thoroughly spent. Bare bones blog today.

Just going to rely on a Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words (and presumably a YouTube video is worth a Million).

So. Here’s video of yesterday’s Mississauga Council announcement (delivered by Councillor Carolyn Parrish) of the St. Joseph Secondary School stabbing incident and lockdown. The rest of the video shows the calm after the storm. Anyone expecting video of police arriving with sirens blaring and lights flashing followed by ambulances will be disappointed.

I stayed for the entire General Committee meeting and so showed up at the school well after our Peelers had restored calm.

I’ll also re-run video of the October 30, 2008 Peel Regional Council announcement of the lockdown at Lincoln Alexander Secondary as well.

Followed by video of me asking Roots of Youth Violence co-author, Dr. Alvin Curling whether the Roots of Youth Violence authors had researched their report using Freedom of Information (Answer: No).

For the record.

LOCKDOWN LIFTED: St. Joseph Secondary School calm restored (features City Council’s announcement)  3:27 min

UPDATE: June 18, 2009. The original video was replaced for the sake of brevity (seems some people didn’t like the extra 90 seconds worth of police cruisers).

(Please click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

MALTON HIGH SCHOOL LOCKDOWN: MESSAGE TO PEEL POLITICIANS 4:36 min

(Please click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

“ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE” co-author, DR. ALVIN CURLING interviewed by MISSISSAUGAWATCH (4:40 min)

(Please click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

That’s it.

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

UNACCOUNTABLE ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES: A major Root of Youth Violence

Bob Dechert and Hazel McCallion field question, “ACCOUNTABILITY? WHERE?” at Safe City Mississauga town hall meeting

June 14th, 2009  

[UPDATE: June 15, 2009. I’ve just been advised of an error in yesterday’s Blog. I’d used “Progressive Conservative” instead of “Conservative” when referring to Mississauga-Erindale MP Bob Dechert. This means I’ll have to rework the video which made reference to “P.C.” and post the corrected version. So please be patient as I make this fix. Thanks also to the reader who pointed out that I spelled “ostensibly” as “bstensibly”. Apologies especially  to Mr. Dechert for referring to his party as “Progressive”. Now only yesterday’s Blog.]

On  June 11, 2009, the former Mississauga Crime Prevention Assocation, aka Safe City Mississauga, hosted a town hall meeting at Ruth Thompson Middle School to assure the assembled that “The federal government has been working tirelessly in the fight against violent crime”.

Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Rob Nicholson was there as special guest and believe me, there was a lot of toughness going on.

According to the Mississauga News article “Tories tough on crime, residents told”, about 60 people turned out to hear Nicholson outline “his government’s commitment to cracking down on crime.”

I was one of those 60 people and I blew my chance to ask the Justice Minister my question which was basically, “Where do you get off getting tough on youth when you don’t get tough on provincial and municipal governments ostensively there to serve them?” But alas… it was not meant to be.

However, I did get to ask a similar question that both Mississauga-Erindale MP Bob Dechert (Conservative) and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion responded to but predictably didn’t answer as in answer-answer.

Here is the video of that exchange, followed by the  transcript.

Bob Dechert and Hazel McCallion field question, “ACCOUNTABILITY? WHERE?” (3:35 min)

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

TRANSCRIPT.

Brad Butt (Chair: Safe City Mississauga):

Okay, we’ll go to our final question. Ursula, you got a question over here to end us up?

The Mississauga Muse (Witness: MISSISSAUGAWATCH):

Yeah, just regarding Youth programs, I’m just wondering when funding and money is given to various Youth programs (and it really doesn’t matter whether it’s Peel or anywhere else, I’m talking about any municipality specifically in Ontario). I’m interested, what kinds of Accountability mechanisms are in place to ensure that there’s effectiveness in the program.

I know that Peel Regional Police had a summit back in 1994 –94 I think it was. And their first recommendation was to ensure that there was Accountability in place for various programs, for cost-effectiveness and everywhere else.

It still isn’t happening!

And I’m just wondering if there’s going to be any kind of effort on the part of the Federal government to kind of make the Provincial government more accountable, who then might turn the screws on the municipal government? Thank you.

Bob Dechert (Mississauga-Erindale MP (Conservative):

Thanks for the question, Ursula. I think the question as to —how do we monitor the programs, the Federal programs at the Federal level for things like at-risk Youth programs to make sure that they’re effective.

The Federal government doesn’t hold the Provincial government accountable or audit their functions but I know that they

The Mississauga Muse (Witness: MISSISSAUGAWATCH):

I know  i—

Bob Dechert (Mississauga-Erindale MP (Conservative):

But we certainly do and Julius can tell you that the programs that his centre operates, there is a separate function of the Department of Safety and Security and other departments that fund the programs at his centre and on an annual basis. They measure effectiveness of the program that his centre and all these centres are delivering to ensure that they are reaching their goals.

Their goals set [sic] for them when they apply for funding and then there is an audit department of that ministry that at the end of the year audits to see if they’ve met their goals. And if they don’t meet their goals they don’t get continued funding for the next year. And they’re told, you know, what they need to do to improve to meet their goals and objectives.

I’m pretty sure that the same thing happens at the Provincial level and I’m sure (turns to Hazel McCallion) Mayor, the same thing happens at the municipal level as well.

(To Mayor McCallion) I don’t know if you want to say something about that provided it’s short.

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion:

At the local level, our Staff [inaudible] applications for grants very thoroughly. It has to meet certain criteria.  And especially they have to have audited statements of their finances. And if they don’t meet, as you say, Bob, they don’t meet the criteria that we set down, then the next year they don’t get the grant. Simple as that.

It’s a very detailed analysis that’s done on every application. It’s done by the Staff and you know, they don’t monitor the program all year round but when they come back to the application the next year, then they got to show proof how they spent the money. Was it spent the way —the purpose for which it was granted? And we ask for audited statements.

TRANSCRIPT ENDS.

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

MISSISSAUGAWATCH and a www.connect2endviolence.ca billboard (Britannia Rd, Mississauga)

MISSISSAUGA FIRE DEPARTMENT AUTO EXTRICATION DEMONSTRATION –and THE REAL THING 24 HOURS LATER (Dedicated to Missy Finestkind Garry W. Morden)

May 29th, 2009  

Hey Missy Dudes and Dudettes,

Today’s Blog, all images and video is dedicated to our finestkind Mississauga Fire Chief Garry W. Morden because this is the Team he built.

It was quite the weekend. Saturday was  the City of Mississauga’s 8th annual Family Fun Day Event —the wind-up celebration to the 2009 National Public Works Week.

Like last year, the highlight for many who attended was watching the Mississauga Fire Department’s Auto Extrication team do its Best in the World thing. (And yes, this really is a Mississauga Best in the World.)

But here’s the weird part.

The very next day, yesterday, I was driving west on Dundas and I saw an orgy of flashing lights at the Dixie Road intersection. As I pulled closer I saw our Missy Firefighters begin to extricate someone from an automobile —by which I mean they were really doing a number on the car door.

Today, I worked up a video showing both the Mississauga Fire Department’s Auto Extrication team demonstrate their skills at the Civic Centre and their real life rescue yesterday. Our finestkind Missy Fire Chief Morden would be so proud.

So. Here are pics from Saturday’s Auto Extrication team demo.

Best in the World Mississauga Fire Department Auto Extrication Team member sets up for demonstration May 23, 2009

Best in the World Mississauga Fire Department Auto Extrication Team demonstration at Mississauga Civic Centre May 23, 2009

Best in the World Mississauga Fire Department Auto Extrication Team does a major number on a Buick Regal that died a hero. May 23, 2009

And here they are doing the real thing yesterday at the intersection of Dundas and Dixe Road.

MISSISSAUGA FIRE DEPARTMENT AUTO EXTRICATION DEMONSTRATION —and THE REAL THING 24 HOURS LATER

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

Best in the World Mississauga Fire Department Auto Extrication Team performs a real-life auto extrication rescue. May 24, 2009

Best in the World Mississauga Fire Department Auto Extrication Team plus two Mississauga Fire Trucks at Dundas and Dixie Road. May 24, 2009

Emergency Services Partner, Peel Regional Police officer assists Mississauga Fire Department and Peel Ambulance Services May 24, 2009

Signed,

The (I’ve watched this video five times already. We are just so lucky in Peel!) Mississauga Muse

PLEASE NOTE: This Blog was originally published on “25 May, 2009 @ 20:28 by The Mississauga Muse”.  It was then published again on “May 29, 2009 @ 0:42” in order for it to appear in a Google Search.

GRAFFITI update and the Peel Regional Police 2009 Public Opinion Online Survey: express your views on key safety and security issues

April 5th, 2009  

Hey Missy Dudes and Dudettes,

I’ve been thinking a lot about graffiti and scribbles on walls quickly wrenched me back to the mid-60’s and the immediate impact that Simon and Garfunkel’s song “Sounds of Silence” had on me.

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the signs said, the words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whispered in the sounds of silence.

Today I want to concentrate on the “And the signs said, the words of the prophets Are written on the subway walls And tenement halls.” part.

You see over the last two years I’ve also been documenting graffiti in the City of Mississauga. Unfortunately many flash the F-word and just as many contain obscene drawings (an expertly drawn fully-erect penis  pencilled onto a ramp at Mississauga City Hall’s Skate Plaza springs immediately to mind. And yes, pun intended.)

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not being moralistic, just bemoaning that it’s difficult to share these sexually-explicit graffiti offerings when it’s my hope to provide MISSISSAUGAWATCH as a resource for Peel Youth currently (to put it charitably) not resourced.

And the signs said, the words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.

Graffiti. Tagging. Vandalism. What’s it all mean?

And why is there so much of it in Ottawa? And so little in Mississauga —but now it’s growing.

Who even does graffiti?  Why do some sprayers just limit themselves to initials?

Used to be a time when I needed to learn something I’d reach for a book or (scientific) literature on the subject. Now, more and more I turn to YouTube and the primary information that can be found there —videos produced by “the prophets” themselves.

This purpose of today’s Blog is to invite people to send up pics of graffiti in and around Mississauga, Brampton (Peel Region). I’m really interested in documenting the material before it’s sprayed over.

When you go to Flickr and word search “GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA” you get 69 results. No surprise that the “graffiti wall” mural at Mississauga City Hall’s Skate Plaza shows up. But I don’t really consider that graffiti. Here’s why.

graffiti

Main Entry: 2 graffiti
Function: noun
Etymology: Italian, plural of graffito
Date: 1945

: usu. unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface

See why I don’t consider that City Hall Skate Plaza mural to be graffiti?  Bet your boots some Big Yellow “suit” in Communications approved that mural from beginning to end.

Now this is graffiti (found in Newfoundland).

PEACE SIGN GRAFFITI NEWFOUNDLAND

Sure. “Unauthorized” but the gentle message made us smile.

By contrast… graffiti photographed on October 1, 2008 at the Mississauga  Hurontario/Dundas Transit “hub”…

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FAIL --GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, OCTOBER 1, 2008

And the signs said, the words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.

And then there’s temporary graffiti like this one I documented at the Mississauga Transit Creditview Road bus shelter directly opposite St. Joseph Secondary School back on January 16, 2007.

"temporary" graffiti documented at the Mississauga Transit Creditview Road bus shelter directly opposite St. Joseph Secondary School baclk on January 16, 2007.

I see more of this stuff every day. What’s it mean?

And there’s an entire youth culture that I didn’t want to know existed —how to describe…

I can tell you this. No book, no canned TV documentary delivered the message that watching YouTube graffiti videos did.  Holy jumpin’.  (What police have to deal with!)

I had to struggle with whether to share this here.  It’s video of a subway train “graffiti bombing” in the Paris subway videotaped by the perpetrators (in what I figure to be 1998) . It shows the shocking damage that a half dozen Youth can inflict between stations during  an orchestrated rampage.

I examined the video carefully and could see no video surveillance cameras about. Maybe that’s because it was 1998. Don’t know.

I can’t imagine how scary it was for the female passengers or the lone female transit employee  when two perps tagged the glass of her kiosk.

This YouTube video “Graffiti: Dirty Handz” packs a powerful message especially in light of the McMurtry/Curling Roots of Youth Violence Report and its “we are at a crossroads” warning.

PLEASE do not view this video if you are offended by the F-word, let alone the F-word in offensive song and in every possible offensive variation.

(WARNING: HIGHLY OFFENSIVE CONTENT!)

Graffiti: Dirty Handz (4:32 min)

(WARNING: HIGHLY OFFENSIVE CONTENT! Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

Somewhat related topic… communicating.

Posted this yesterday at Mississauga Blogs and hope all readers living in Brampton and Mississauga help out by filling in this online survey .

Peel Regional Police 2009 Public Opinion Survey online: express your views on key safety and security issues

PEEL POLICE PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

PEEL POLICE PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY pic 2

Citizens are asked to fill out the survey between MARCH 23 AND APRIL 20, 2009.

Peel Police write that “the survey process is being managed by an independent market research company” and for more details about this survey, (including a message from the police chief) check out: http://www.peelregionalpolicesurvey.com/

This survey is presented in several languages so here we go. To start the Peel Police survey, just click on your preferred language.

English

Punjabi

Chinese

Urdu

Polish

Spanish

Arabic

I filled out mine yesterday.

PEEL POLICE TACTICAL UNIT

The Mississauga Muse

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

MISSISSAUGAWATCH to “ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE” co-author DR. ALVIN CURLING… “Municipalities are a MAJOR Root of Youth Violence”

March 12th, 2009  

Hey Missy Dudes and Dudettes,

Dr. Alvin Curling, co-author of "Roots of Youth Violence" March 10 ,2009

MISSISSAUGAWATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW with Dr. Alvin Curling, co-author of The Roots of Youth Violence.

TRANSCRIPT BEGINS…

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: I have some questions regarding “The Roots of Youth Violence”

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Yes.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: —and  one of the questions I have is: When your team worked on “The Roots of Youth Violence” from the initial drafting to the final product, did you do any research using Freedom of Information —and specifically, filing Freedom of Information into Schools, Municipalities and even Police?

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Well most of the research that we have done, which we contracted Scott Beaudry (sp?), a renowned criminologist, to do that. We gathered all the documents that were public already.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: Yeah.

DR. ALVIN CURLING: About Freedom of Information, I don’t think [inaudible} most of it unnecessary —they were all public documents out there. We just pulled all that together and then presented it.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: OK, the next question. Are you aware that the 2001 Municipal Act doesn’t require Ontario municipalities to have a public complaints process in place?

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Don’t have to have a what?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: They don’t —The 2001 Municipal Act doesn’t require municipalities to have a public complaints system in place.

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Well, a—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: —which means that there’s no framework for accountability within municipalities.

DR. ALVIN CURLING: The municipalities do have accountabality, of course. But I presume that in their own way they do. But I’m not quite familiar with what it hasn’t got and what it has—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: Well, for example, The City of Mississauga, in the 30 years, never had a public complaints system, let alone a formal one.

Video shifts to the MAY 21, 2008 MISSISSAUGA COUNCIL MEETING..

MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR PAT MULLIN: But I guess that I’m looking for some direction from possibly Staff if there is something that we could put in place which would be, I guess, a complaint procedure against Staff. And maybe somebody could respond. Or if there’s another way in terms of looking at it.

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION: Councillor Mullin, I met with the City Manager this morning. I’ve not seen the report. And I was going to ask  —and I was a little slow in asking, that this report be referred back. To look at the process.

Video returns to March 10, 2009 interview with DR. ALVIN CURLING.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: And I’ve been filing Freedom of Information for two years on Peel, Brampton, and so on and I can’t find a framework for accountability. And just one more thing? I just want to show you..

This is a 1994 document by Peel Regional Police and it made a recommendation regarding Crime Prevention that said, “Delegates recommend that crime prevention initiatives be unique and tailored to local communities.”

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Yes.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: That’s 1994. Then it says, “It is recognized that the two existing Crime Prevention Associations are the best vehicle for program development and implementation.” And we can agree with that too.

Then it says, “A process of accountability and evaluation should be built into programs to ensure achievement of goals and cost-effectiveness.” I haven’t found any.

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Is that right?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: No. So, this is really the question that I have. Do you support, or what are your feelings towards allowing The Ontario Ombudsman full investigative powers into the MUSH sector —Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals?

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Well, actually, I can’t comment on that really because the fact that you say to give The Ombudsman full investigative authority to investigate a municipality…

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: Right now he doesn’t have that. You know that, right?

DR. ALVIN CURLING: No because he —actually The Ombudsman is The Province, not The Municipality. [inaudible] to the Parliament itself not to the mayor. So that—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: Oh I know, but I mean… That’s why I’m saying. A municpality that doesn’t want to held accountable?.. you can’t make it accountable. And that’s what I believe to be a major Root of Youth Violence.

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Well… well that’s a view. That’s your view.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: Well, actually, I’ve got Freedom of Information that shows that municpalities here —they don’t know what each other are doing. They don’t even know share the information with police.

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Well, we talked about sharing that. And lots of that. We talked about each municipality, each community, could share some of their experiences because one municipality is different than the other. You can’t use the solution of one community to solve the other’s problem. So they have their own unique way.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: Well basically, what I see happening is that they are trumpeting their successes, sometimes inventing their successes and the authentic accountability —and I suspect that’s why you don’t see Youth here?… Because they don’t think this is real.

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Is that right? Well they have to come out even if they don’t think it’s real and come and say it, you know…

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: Yeah.

DR. ALVIN CURLING: Thanks very much.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH: OK. Thank you, sir.

VIDEO INTERVIEW ENDS and here’s the video…

“ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE” co-author, DR. ALVIN CURLING interviewed by MISSISSAUGAWATCH (4:40 min)

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

Last, Dr. Alvin Curling will be speaking this evening at the Jamaican Canadian Association from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. 995 Arrow Road (Arrow & Finch)

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES: MAJOR ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE

MALTON: MISSISSAUGA TWO LAWS –THE TRUTH ABOUT MALTON…

January 7th, 2009  

MALTON: MISSISSAUGA TWO LAWS -THE TRUTH ABOUT MALTON

(HIGH QUALITY VIEWING at Westwood Mall Transit Terminal:  2:39 min)

CAUTION: Video contains scenes with (implied) coarse language and real asterisks!

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

Yes. That’s it for today.

Signed,

The (Allow the Ontario Ombudsman into the MUSH Sector) Mississauga Muse


“Although it has become common knowledge that those who are pushed out or who drop out of high school are vulnerable to economic and social insecurity, and that this can often lead them into situations of violence, there has been a shortage of critical assessment of all the institutions implicated in this situation.”

p. 118  McMurtry/Curling Report on the Roots of Youth Violence:  “Volume 3 COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES REPORT” (Emphasis MISSISSAUGAWATCH)




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