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Sammy Yatim “You’re a fuck’n pussy” + “Police are a Gun Culture” = “How could this happen?” Police board chair.

August 3rd, 2013  

Just an update. An important read.

Globe and Mail, ‘How could this happen?’ Police board chair asks for answers in Sammy Yatim shooting by Alok Mukherjee, Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board.

Mr. Mukherjee writes in part:

Ever since that tragic night when the Yatims lost their son, I have been trying to put myself in their situation. Every time, that leads me to one question: “How could this happen?”

It leads me to this question because of all the effort that I and many other people of goodwill have made to realize a different vision of policing than we had been accustomed to. I can say in all honesty that it has been a significant effort, intended to bring about comprehensive change in the culture and practice of policing. Those efforts, to a very large degree, have been in response to earlier incidents, such the deaths of Edmund Yu and Jeffrey Riodica in police shootings.

Tragedy such as the one that has befallen the Yatims causes profound soul-searching. I very much hope there will be a collective soul-searching on the part of all of us involved with policing, in whatever capacity.

I know there will be no letup on my part until we have an answer to the question, “How could this happen?” I have heard and read the pat, instant solutions that have been offered so far, and I find them wanting or off-base.

Until we have the answer and respond to it with concrete action, the hope expressed in that dedication from 1978 will not have been realized, as far as policing is concerned.

We had better get down to the task quickly and in all seriousness. We owe it to the memory of Sammy Yatim.

I’ve read articles, columns and most important, watched the Sammy Yatim video. The thing is I’m still shocked at nine rounds fired by one police officer into a guy holding a knife in an empty streetcar.

It’s like your most cherished trusted family dog just killed someone with one tear of the jugular. And I can’t get past that.

Fact is, my “memory” of Sammy Yatim is an audio track —his voice taunting “You’re a pussy. You’re a fuck’n pussy.”

But the message that’s left, the one that promises to make sense of it all took me back to Summer 2008 when I had a conversation with a Maui Police officer. I told him that I was researching law enforcement (police/security guards) focusing on their relationships with youth. Youth Crime. Roots of Youth Violence. Guns and Gangs.

And the Maui officer stated the Obvious that I hadn’t thought of before. “Police are a gun culture.”

Sammy Yatim shooting powerful reminder that "POLICE ARE A GUN CULTURE".
I really don’t think that Sammy Yatim expected second 39.125 would ever happen…

UPDATE  August 3, 2013 8:31 pm.

Also want to highlight Toronto Sun’s Michael Coren and his “Let truth triumph: Don’t bash police in the Yatim tragedy, and don’t apologize for them” if for no other reason than he speaks for me. This part:

…I’m not defending criminals and attacking the police — and I am sick and tired of gangsters being described as saints after they are killed. But in this case, it appears the victim was a fool rather than a felon.

The support marches were, naturally, hijacked by the usual coalition of left-wing fanatics, naive zealots, and anti-police thugs. And neurotic teenage girls wanting to be part of a happening.

The boy’s parents, however, have reacted with grace and genuine emotion, and my heart breaks for them. I just pray their last words were loving rather than confrontational and they do not blame themselves.

Let me be candid. A decade ago, I had hardly a bad word for the police. I am afraid my experience since then has not been good. Selective policing, indifference, dishonesty, political agendas, contempt. A minority I am sure, but not so small that you don’t notice.

Michael Coren’s noticed too…

 

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

Sammy Yatim video: “When the hell do they start shooting that guy?” And first three shots in 0.750 seconds!

July 30th, 2013  

[UPDATE Thursday, August 1, 2013. Today’s Globe & Mail states that “18-year-old was shot nine times by Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo after the teen brandished a knife on a streetcar Friday night.”

Next, in this blog we incorrectly wrote, “The first shot starts at 39.125 and the third ends at 39.958. First three shots in 0.833 seconds!” Actually, the third shot is at 39.875 in the YouTube video, “Enhanced video – Shooting of Sammy Yatim by Toronto Police Const. James Forcillo” by TheEditPlayer. That means the first three shots were fired in 0.750 seconds. As a result we had to change the title to reflect this.]

 

A ton has been written since a Toronto cop pumped nine shots into Sammy Yatim and killed him. I avoided actually watching the YouTube video because I’m loathe to watch such End of Life violence.

But I did yesterday for no other reason than among all the Twitter outrage and media noise, how could I not watch the event —on video, As It Happened.

How many times have I referred to raw video as “irrefutable proof”? I decided that not only did I have to watch, I had to download and analyze the YouTube “Police shoot 18 year old Sammy Yatim at Bellwoods and Dundas, Toronto” video by Martin Baron.

After enhancing the audio, I heard an faint voice talk into the video camera —something like “[inaudible] shooting that guy”. Police sirens obscured what was actually said, so I went back to YouTube to see if anyone had created an enhanced version of Mr. Baron’s.

YouTube user TheEditPlayer posted a magnified version that also included a time stamp. I downloaded that version as well.

By magnifying TheEditPlayer’s audio from seconds 22.667 to 32.663 it was certain that someone very close to the camera —perhaps even the videographer had said “[inaudible] shooting that guy” at seconds 29.417 to 32.500.

Increasing audio to 29.417 to 32.500 and repeating the clip over and over, I finally think I made sense out of the inaudible faint beginning. To my ear, at least, it sounds like someone talking into the video camera (and perhaps to himself) asks, “When the hell do they start shooting that guy?”

In the National Post article “Sammy Yatim’s final warning: New audio reveals officer’s hostile words before teen was shot dead by police” Josh Visser writes:

In the enhanced audio recording made available to the National Post, it appears police gave Yatim one stark warning just seconds before they opened fire.

“If you take one step in this direction with that foot …[inaudible] die,” a male police officer appears to tell the teenager. Five seconds later the first three shots ring out.

“If you take one step in this direction with that foot …[inaudible] die” begins at second 23.792. The third of three rapid shots ends at 39.875.

That’s 16.166 seconds the National Post analyzed. But the Post either failed to notice something said or chose not to report it.

So allow me.

It’s clear from the video that the videographer sure believes what the police officer is shouting. Right after “If you take one step in this direction with that foot …[inaudible] die,” the camera’s motion suggests that the videographer is backing away!

And as the camera backs away, it also picks up someone faintly asking what appears to be “When the hell do they start shooting that guy?” with “start shooting that guy” certain.

Whoever asked “When the hell do they start shooting that guy?” didn’t have to wait long. The first shot starts at 39.125 and the third ends at 39.875. First three shots in 0.750 seconds!

And it’s not “they start shooting that guy”. But one Toronto Police officer —all nine shots his!….

Here’s my worked-up video…

Sammy Yatim video: Does someone really say, “When the hell do they start shooting that guy?”

I feel sorry for Chief Bill Blair….

Toronto Police Chief Blair reprimands officers — Credit: Toronto Star Freedom of Information


Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

 

MISSISSAUGAWATCH report: Maui Community Correctional Center –barbed wire, surveillance –any way you look at it it’s still a jail

August 8th, 2012  

For the record, there’s lots happening —and just to give you an idea here’s a partial list:

City of Vaughan’s Council Code of Conduct, Mississauga Council Code of Conduct, George Rust-D’Eye, The LIEberals, Warren Kinsella, Rob Trewartha, City of Mississauga Corporate Security, graffiti, skateboarding,

Reading List:

“The War Room” —Warren Kinsella

“Kicking Ass in Canadian Politics” —Warren Kinsella

Publications:

The Municipal Integrity Commissioner in Ontario: Role and Responsibilities  —George Rust-D’Eye, WeirFoulds

Case Law Update: Gagliano v Gomery and the Attorney General (Canada)    —WeirFoulds LLP Litigation

Not Why I Ran for Office – The Perils of a Councillor Facing Allegations of Improper Conduct  —George Rust-D’Eye, WeirFoulds

Municipal Conflict of Interest Law: A Law in Conflict Based on Interest  —Barnet Kussner, WeirFoulds

And believe it or not, all of it is related to the Roots of Youth Violence.

So. Anyway. For a slight change of pace, here’s yesterday’s walk past the Maui Community Correctional Center (aka Wailuku Jail).  I kept to the other side of the street and did my best not to look too interested. Hard to do with a video camera but—

Here’s the video complete with transcript.

Maui Correctional Center –barbed wire, surveillance –any way you look at it it’s still a jail (4:30 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, reporting August 7, 2012

It is Tuesday, August the 7rh, 2012 and I’m over here at Wailuku [Maui, Hawaii] and I’m just going to document here the, well they call it a correctional center.

Barbed wire across the top.

I’m just going to take a bit of a walk here. This is in Wailuku. I looked up the name of this facility but haven’t quite remembered it. Uh, maybe it’s called Wailuku [sic] Correctional Center.

Apparently rehab programs and everything in there. But—

It also says “No Trespassing” on that side so that’s one of the things I’m going to make sure I don’t do. I’m staying on this side.

Having been researching Security in Canada —specifically municipal security, I can see the video surveillance cameras there bristling among the also-bristling barbed wire.

Maui Community Correctional Center video surveillance, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii (aka Jail)

It’s really interesting because on this side of the road is Freedom.

So it’s kind of the contrast of what a street can do. People being on the right side over here with the video surveillance cameras. Look at that. And the barbed wire.

And over on this side, hibiscus and no fence at all. So.

I also went and read what are the rules of the facility including such things as photography. There is nothing against that. But in the process I was also reading about the rules of just Visitation.

And it was really interesting because one of the things that they said was, women who are having their menstrual periods are required to take off their pads and put on new ones when they’re visiting inmates here. Possibly because they might be smuggling something personal in the pads, I’m not sure.

But what was really interesting was —they had to provide their own pads. It wouldn’t be something that the correctional facility would do on its own.

It is my understanding that women are housed here as well as men.

And yeah, it’s quite the video surveillance. Let’s see if I can get that one right there. I’m pretty good at this. Had a lot of practice with the Security hacks in my own municipality. I’m not saying the people here are of the same ilk.

But you can see here just this massive row of barbed wire all the way across. Anyway.

And over on this side. Freedom.

So. We’re parked over here.

[waiting at crosswalk]

[inaudible] That person’s letting me go. This person’s also letting me go. And now of course I’ve got to do a very quick jaywalk across the street.

But again, here’s the Maui  mountains over here. Lush, I guess it’s the Kehalani subdivision. And across the street? You would not want to rent a room on that side!

Turning camera off.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

Maui Community Correctional Center, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii (aka Jail)

Female visitors will inform the female Search ACO of their menstrual period. Visitors shall be
required to remove and change sanitary supplies in the presence of a female ACO.
The used sanitary supplies will be discarded and replaced with new supplies.
It is the visitor’s responsibility to provide sanitary supplies for the change.

—MAUI COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER (MCCC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

August 2nd, 2012  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

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

Only those who file Freedom of Information have a hope of knowing what’s really going on.

September 30th, 2011  

That’s right. Only those who file Freedom of Information have a hope of knowing what’s really going on. Don’t believe? Then ask yourself why the Toronto Star files so many Freedom of Information requests in the course of their investigations.

Answer? Same reason I do!

And now the video, complete with transcript.

Only those who file Freedom of Information have a hope of knowing what’s really going on.

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, September 21, 2011

It is Wednesday, September the 21st, 2011 and we’re here at Mississauga Council. I just want to talk a little bit right now about Tom Urbaniak’s book, “Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga.”

Tom Urbaniak researched his book, limiting himself to interviews, public documents, minutes of meetings —and we all know how “accurate” Mississauga minutes are— and newspaper articles.

And we’re thinking here specifically of the Missing News, as Donald Barber likes to refer to them —or the MYTHissauga News, which is my preference.

And you just don’t get the true story of what’s really going on. And that’s where Freedom of Information comes in.

And to explain that, Urbaniak limiting himself to interviews, public documents, minutes of meetings, or —horrors— newspaper articles, is something like a snorkeler who’s kind of doing a survey of the ocean. And what it means is that a snorkeler can cover quite a bit of surface area. And perhaps even dive down momentarily to inspect something that’s caught his interest.

But it’s still —he has a very superficial understanding of the ocean or of a particular issue.

By contrast, Freedom of Information is like SCUBA diving. In which case you can explore deeply into a subject. Probe all the nooks and crannies of an environment or of an issue. And it’s just an entirely different view that you get, of, well, in this case, municipal governance.

That is not to sweep away what Tom Urbaniak wrote. “Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga” is an important, important book. Superbly researched—given the materials that Urbaniak limited himself to.

And I have the same criticism for Tom Urbaniak’s book that I have for the McMurtry/Curling Report on the “Roots of Youth Violence”. McMurtry/Curling did the same thing: interview people, public documents, newspaper articles. But the $2.7 million dollar report didn’t file a single Freedom of Information request.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, Erin Mills United Church, March 10, 2009

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 Erin Mills United Church, March 10, 2009

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, Erin Mills United Church, March 10, 2009

Yeah.

DR. ALVIN CURLING Erin Mills United Church, March 10, 2009

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—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from Mississauga Council Chambers, September 21, 2011

So again. A lot of surface stuff: He said/She said, newspaper articles, or what politicians and staff and so on have to say. And yet what really was happening? What Freedom of Information could reveal —well, they chose not to file it.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE DR. ALVIN CURLING

"CANADIAN FEDERATION OF MUNICIPALITIES" "HAZEL MCCALLION" OTTAWA, MAY 1, 2010

UPDATE Sunday, October 2, 2011. We replaced the video, “Only those who file Freedom of Information have a hope of knowing what’s really going on” because we found an error in one of our captions. Rather than delete the original it has now been set to Private.

Megan O’Toole, Tom Urbaniak, MYTHissauga Inc, Ward 5 By-election, Freedom of Information, Life, the Universe –Everything.

August 4th, 2011  

The last two weeks have been a blur.

A National Post article by Megan O’Toole hit me especially hard. She’d approached me about doing an article on Council watchers and asked if I were interested. I agreed and O’Toole sent me a list of questions. At no time did she say that she’d invited three political scientists to offer comment. And comment they did.

Since then I’ve been trying to get a rebuttal published at the National Post with zero luck —although I did get decent video of both attempts.

The real killer was what Tom Urbaniak served up about me.

[cut-and-paste]

“Some of their messages are valid and might resonate with a larger public — the need for transparency, too much bureaucratic self-justification, the dearth of tough questions … but they start to lose people when they argue or imply that Mississauga is almost a surreal Orwellian state, utterly dominated by sinister myths,” Mr. Urbaniak says.

This from the guy who wrote, “Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga” (all 255 pages plus index etc etc) without filing a single Freedom of Information request!

How, I ask. How?

Have to laugh at how Urbaniak ends his book in his Acknowledgements section:

“Any errors and all deficiencies should in no way reflect on those who so kindly provided assistance or guidance, but rather on my own shortcomings.”

The major “shortcoming” was depending on Peel archives, interviews, Staff at the City of Mississauga clerks office/minutes of meetings (a true joke), more archives, newspaper articles, the kitchen sink —but not filing Freedom of Information!

Then came news of the passing of such a generous and brilliant spirit… Tomorrow is the funeral mass.

But today the Mississauga News announced that Bonnie Crombie had just entered the Ward 5 by-election race. Between Jake Dheer and now Bonnie Crombie, I have to get back at it. Research. Documenting. Reporting.

To be clear, there’s now more than enough evidence that what I do, write, and say makes no difference. A quote I’d stumbled upon when I first began researching the City of Mississauga and the Roots of Youth Violence:

“The truth is that we, as a society – all of us – simply don’t consider children very important. We talk a good game but we don’t think kids are as important as other things, like fixing the roads.” – Jim Paul Nevins (Ontario Court Judge October 4, 2001 report)

and the email I received from a perceptive youth.

…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!

I continue this MISSISSAUGAWATCH blog knowing that what I do, write, and say will make no difference. I continue only because I know that the likes of Hazel McCallion, Jake Dheer, Bonnie Crombie and the rest of MYTHissauga Inc would just love it if I stopped.

And so, I suspect, would Tom Urbaniak.

 MYTHissauga’s “media”

TOM URBANIAK MISSISSAUGA "media-barren environment" HAZEL MCCALLION, RON LENYK (former publisher Mississauga News) JAKE DHEER (station manager ROGERS CABLE 10 Mississauga) and "Friend of Hazel" TED WOLOSHYN (TORONTO SUN columnist

On Controlling the Message, from Tom Urbaniak’s book,“Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga”.

Hazel McCallion emerged from that 1982 election with an extremely strong hand. The old establishment had opposed her. Her old enemies had resurfaced to oppose her. One candidate for the Ward 2 council seat expressed alarm at the “Drapeau-like council,” a reference to the domineering Montreal mayor, but that candidate’s vote had been marginal. The only regularly publishing local newspaper had opposed her. A judge had admonished her. And still she cruised to victory. If everyone were against her, it was, to paraphrase John Diefenbaker, everyone except the people.

On city council there was now but one problem child: Larry Taylor. While the conflict-of-interest proceedings had been going on, he had been allowed to snipe from the sidelines. He had even been calling up citizens in all parts of the city to try to set up a Mississauga-wide feder­ation of ratepayers’ organizations. Now, with McCallion presuming herself to be vindicated, he could be taught a lesson. Returning in Feb­ruary 1983 from a stint out of the country, he headed for what he thought would be a regular city council meeting. To his astonishment, the mayor and the other councillors had prepared a most unexpected greeting.

Taylor had helped to start a non-profit newspaper in his ward, a laudable objective in a media-barren environment. He and the volunteers arranged to print it on a city press in exchange for free advertising­ for the municipality.

This now was portrayed as a major scandal. It was ‘theft’ of city resources. Other groups wanting city support had to apply to council for funding. Senior city staff did not use the word ‘theft,’ but they gravely confirmed that Taylor had been following a rather irregular procedure. The newspaper stopped printing. The city-wide ratepayers’ association concept was also fatally attacked. By trying to set one up, Taylor had supposedly been interfering inappropriately in the business of other wards. The embattled councillor would henceforth be contained.

The Mississauga News for its part was not much of a threat to the mayor now. If sometimes it would report some controversial com­ments, these were always offset by the numerous feel-good photo­graphs of the mayor at one function or another. When McCallion released only a partial list of her campaign donors from the 1982 campaign despite promising full disclosure, it merited only a blip. When an inquest into a fatal fire revealed the city to be short of bylaw staff none of the discussion redounded onto the mayor’s penny-pinching. When social service agencies complained that not enough was being done to build healthy and cohesive neighbourhoods, they were but voices in the wilderness.

Signed,

A Voice in the Wilderness

And so I introduce today’s second entry, “Jake Dheer: Ward 5 By-election MYTHissauga candidate (What the Mississauga News and especially ROGERS Cable 10 TV won’t tell you)”

“Friends of Hazel” (McCallion) Part 1: Introducing The Four Behind Stopcarolynparrish.com

July 16th, 2011  

MISSISSAUGAWATCH Investigation Series, Volume 1, “What citizens should know about stopcarolynparrish.com” (#2)

First off I thought I’d share what the co-designer of the “Friends of Hazel” rally flyer (alias “Prol” other alias “AV8R”) posted to me in the Mississauga News comments section just to give Mississauga residents an idea the kind of abuse you can expect when you stand up to Hazel McCallion.

WARNING! Offensive content, click to view

Mississauga News shuts down comments on Ward 5 race. Samples of filth left by the co-designer of the Friends of Hazel Rally flyer. Is alias "Prol" who also have alias "AV8R" he also "Uato"?

You get attacked with “Psycho, You are one twisted bitch. Can’t you please get some help?” —and

WARNING! Offensive content, click to view
“I can smell your cunt”

by the “Friends of Hazel” —cowards who hide behind multiple aliases.

Hazel McCallion’s “people”.

In Rick Mercer’s video, “Welcome to Mississauga”, Mercer asks Hazel McCallion the secret of her 30-year reign’s success. Without hesitation she replied, “Well, you have to look after your people.”

MISSISSAUGAWATCH has been documenting the Mayor’s “people” since May 2006.

Today we continue our video report of the Mayor’s “people” —this time real ones, and their website, stopcarolynparrish.com.

This website was created by an on-and-off-again retired City of Mississauga employee Murray Glassford and his wife Cheryl.  We’ve monitored stopcarolynparrish.com since April 2010 when we suspected that at least some of the Mississauga News reader-commenters hiding behind aliases just might be from stopcarolynparrish.com! I can’t stress enough, only “possible”.

Should you take the time to visit that site, please keep in mind that their Mission Statement is “Dedicated to respectability and integrity in Mississauga politics” as you read the comments posted there! Like the the goings-on in Peel itself, issue-driven this site is not.

Why videotape actual net-surfing sessions?

For irrefutable proof of what’s really going on, there’s nothing better than videotape. While today’s video has been edited for brevity, we uploaded the original unedited version up to YouTube in a private location. The original video, from camera on to camera off, is 26:53 minute in length and in two YouTube parts. This provides a “history” then of what a website looked like on a particular date. (You’d be amazed how the Mayor’s “people” remove inconvenient truths once they’re reported.)

“The Friends of Hazel” (aka: the Mayor’s “people”) are truly cult-like in their allegiance to Mayor Hazel McCallion.  And preliminary evidence suggests that of the “Friends of Hazel” cult-worshipers, there are no more rabid “priests” than those commenting at stopcarolnparrish.com.

As is now our custom, here’s the video, complete with transcript.

“Friends of Hazel” (McCallion): Introducing The Four Behind Stopcarolynparrish.com (8:54 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]
[NOTE: video is unedited, 5:18 min from camera on to camera off.]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting July 5, 2011 while surfing the net.

It is Saturday, July the 9th, 2011 and this is what the Toronto Star looks like.

I hope to upload this video either July the 9th or July the 10th, depending on how things go.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Anyway we go through and why the interest in Cheryl Glassford? For several reasons, but first being when you go to the Mississauga News website and search for “Cheryl Glassford” —Letter of the Week, Editorial.

July the 10th, 2009, she sent a Letter to Mississauga Councillors saying that she’s really disappointed with the “disintegration of morale in our city council” and that she was “appalled”.

And you know, very, very very much against Carolyn Parrish, And that in itself isn’t —I got no problems with that.

The problem is the way that Cheryl Glassford, and her website. also with her husband, stopcarolynparrish.com —and the problem that I have is their Mission Statement, Carolyn Parrish causing “further embarrassment” to the City.

The “embarrassment” to the City is the Truth that is spilling forth like turds in a plugged-up toilet.

And there she is and a reminder she had “Full Disclosure” here, saying that yes, her husband “was a City of Mississauga employee until his retirement in 2008. And then fails to mention that in the election year, where is it, Murray Glassford here.

Under “Info”, mentions that he was a temporary labourer in the 2010 season from April 2010 to November 2010, which happens to be the election year.

So you’ve got a City of Mississauga employee double-dipping —first in pension and then also as being employed as a temp. Also being active in the stopcarolynparrish.ca [sic] website. And —er dot com, pardon me.

And then that draws the question, the political neutrality of City of Mississauga employees.

[DIP TO WHITE]

And then we got back. She’s written another letter —right there.

And she talks about “facts” and we got a lot of facts coming out of the Judicial Inquiry. And they don’t correlate to Cheryl Glassford’s concept of “facts”.

[DIP TO WHITE]

A reminder too that Cheryl Glassford organized —helped organize the December 2nd. 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally that did their best to oppose the Judicial Inquiry.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting July 5, 2011 while surfing Phil Green’s “Cancel the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Now” online petition.

Phil Green. He started it.

But if you look at the first 24 signatures.

These people rank high in the list of people who do not want citizens of Mississauga to know what’s really going on.

And notice in the first four, you’ve got both Cheryl Glassford and Murray Glassford signing this petition to stop the inquiry. Why?

And the other guy that’s really interesting is at #17, one Mike Webster who we have already confirmed has a website called web-tech.ca and signs in, let’s see —the (Canadian) Airgun Forum and Zombie, I forget what it is, Zombie-something (Zombie Hunters Forum) as “Mantis”.

And said that, we’re going to deal with Mike Webster, he’s quite the beaut, at another time.

So why are we so interested in both Cheryl here and Murray, we are researching the kinds of people who support Hazel McCallion. The ones who [speaking in a whisper] don’t want Mississaugans to know what’s really going on.

 [DIP TO WHITE]

 So back at it.

What do her [Facebook] friends reveal, because there’s only 39 of them.

Well, Betty Merkley. She was a key in organizing —and in fact, on October the 28th, [2009] she was a speaker in front of Council and helped organize, key in help organizing the “Friends of Hazel” Rally, December 2nd, 2009.

And when you look, Betty Merkley has only five friends.

And we’ve already had Rob Trewartha, who had written just recently a letter to the editor of the Mississauga News. We’ve dealt with Rob Trewartha.

And he listed all kinds of friends, all manner of information, including his photographs. I mentioned that at the Mississauga News and now Rob only shares profile information, you know, people he knows.

Too late, cuz I got all of his stuff

[DIP TO WHITE]

—including photographs of him and Hazel and him admitting, “Yes, I’m a political hack”. You could already tell that from his letters.

There’s Cheryl so you can see that there’s a link there. And Jonathon Crombie. Is that Bonnie Crombie’s kiddie? We don’t know. Would be interesting to find out though.

And I always want to go back like that just to show that it is a computer screen and I’m working at it right now.

Going back to her 39 friends

[DIP TO WHITE]

Applin is also an important name because she credits two people with this website.

[DIP TO WHITE]
[ and reads from stopcarolynparrish.com]

Yeah. Notice? Applin, Kerry Applin. And we’re going to do him today too and buddy Tom Cahill did the programming.

And by the way what’s fun is Tom Cahill is a resident of Milton and this guy [Kerry Applin] interesting too.

Oh and “We also want to Thank [sic] Ted Woloshyn, or Woloshyn or whatever, here’s what Ted Woloshyn is like, just to give you an idea of [his] commentary at the Toronto Sun.

And Hazel’s lapdog here —this is from the Mayor’s Gala’s website. So you can, you will not be able to expect any kind of objectivity from —that guy.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Again, just going back. There’s Cheryl Glassford. We have also Councillor Pat Saito. And a reminder. We have Freedom of Information and also been videotaping Mississauga Council since oh, December 2006.

There’s only one person who deceives citizens more than Councillor Pat Saito and that is Katie Mahoney. And I should add that Councillor Pat Saito was a former City of Mississauga employee as well.

[DIP TO WHITE]

So that Cheryl Glassford then has links to both [laughs] the two worst Councillors for truth, Saito —and Mahoney

[DIP TO WHITE]

Kerry Applin. And it might just be instructive to do him really quickly.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Going back just to check, I’m not sure what the camera was aiming properly or not.

[DIP TO WHITE]

“Dramatic Graphic Net”. There’s his website. “Art and Design”. So is this the guy who helped design the “Friends of Hazel” Rally flyer? Is that possible? Hmm.

And Kerry Applin is an Oakville resident!

[DIP TO WHITE]
[Music: “Don’t crash the ambulance” Mark Knopfler]

So! The stopcarolynparrish.com site that wants to restore integrity or maintain integrity in the City of Mississauga was designed by Kerry Applin, an Oakville resident, and Tom Cahill, a Milton resident.

[laughs] Whattabuncha hacks. I love it. This is so funny.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]
[LOGO]

Signed,

The (I have FOUND the Roots of Youth Violence!) Mississauga Muse.

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

Must-see related video “FRIENDS OF HAZEL” ( $$$Guardians$$$ of the MYTH of MYTHISSAUGA )

We hear a lot about poor ethics and broken promises on the part of politicians these days, and how this breeds cynicism in the electorate. But this is by no means a problem confined to politicians. My office has uncovered many cases of government ministries, boards and corporations making grandiose promises to the public that they not only can’t keep, they don’t even bother to try. They promise a level of service or a standard of conduct that they don’t come close to delivering – forgetting about the public they are supposed to serve.

This kind of puffed-up promise, or “puffery,” as I call it, damages the public trust, fuels cynicism and generally gives public service and government a bad name.

Address by André Marin, Ombudsman of Ontario, “Puffery vs Public Interest”. The Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy, (2007)

 

Couldn’t afford the $350.00 ticket for Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash? Here’s what you missed!

February 15th, 2011  

"Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday Party that's not a party head table. Tickets $350.00 each.  February 12, 2011

Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
–George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3

In yesterday’s blog, “Video: Hazel McCallion’s swanky $350.00 per ticket 90th Birthday Bash sees Sheridan Campus named after her” I shared the first in a series of Hazel-McCallion’s-90th-Birthday-Party-that’s-“not-a-party” videos.

Today, for the record, here’s our second Hazel McCallion 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party” video —complete with transcript.

Couldn’t afford the $350.00 ticket for Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash? Here’s what you missed! (8:46 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting from parking lot prior to Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

It is Saturday, February 12th, 2011 and I’m parked here in a very primo spot at the Mississauga Convention Centre. It is 5:34 pm and the reception for Hazel McCallion’s 90th birthday begins in roughly half an hour.

Now just to be clear, tickets for this particular event are $350.00 each. And yes, I’ve actually spent $350.00 to be in there tonight. And I just want to go onto the record as to why.

There’s been a lot of discussion about Mayors’ Galas both in Brampton and here in MYTHissauga. And from what I can gather and having read about the Brampton Mayor’s Gala and Hazel McCallion’s golf tournament galas and the November Galas and now this particular Gala —and what we know from the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry, I gotta go! I’ve got to go!

Because there’ll be something like, I believe, 1300 people showing up at this [sic actually 1000 were expected]. And the 90th being a big thing, I figure that if Corruption were a physical thing with Mass and Volume, it’s likely difficult to find more Corruption under any one roof in Canada today than right in that building.

And I have to see it.

I have to see all of those people who are part of the Cult of Hazel.

[CUT]

Announcer (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are about to get underway. Please take your seats. Ladies and Gentlemen…

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Okay, this is Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash or party that is “not a party” over here. And the good news is this is the Media area and I was told that videotaping and Media coverage can be from this area.

And so I’m taking the opportunity right now to do some videotaping. Uh, it’s quite the celebration here. Oh, let’s take a look at that.

I’d love to stay with the Media, unfortunately I have a TABLE 68 somewhere in here. So I gotta to be there which means I have to be there and I can’t videotape anymore. But, oh, and I should point out, I had one glass of wine, took maybe three sips, went to the washroom and by the time I got back it was gone. So anyway, here it is.

[Gala video-screen displays “90TH BIRTHDAY MAYOR MCCALLION” heralded by Metro Goldwyn Mayer theme]

Now remember what Ron Starr said. It’s a party that’s “not a party”.

Announcer (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand and welcome our Guest of Honour, Mayor Hazel McCallion and this evening’s head table guests.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

And the Media is right here. And I can’t think of a better place to be than right —or they’re pointing to, over here. Media’s here.

[Hazel McCallion and guests enter escorted by Peel Police Pipe Band]

Oh, going right by the Media here.

Sheridan Rep (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

You can go up if you like.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Oh, is this where it is? No, no, I’m good.

Oh, I see, she’s going right there.

[Hazel McCallion walks up the steps followed by Jim Flaherty, William G. Davis et al]

There’s the Media. Oh, and I can see over here.

[PUSH RIGHT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting from parking lot prior to Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Um, I guess the other thing would be, Hazel’s Seven Councillors will be there. So expect Tovey, Fonseca, The Two Sisters Saito-and-Mahoney. Dalton McGuinty has got to be showing up. So all of the MPs and MPPs here in MYTHissauga will be here.

I expect Jim Murray to be here. Lots to say about Jim Murray, but I’ll save that for another time.

Oh yeah! You know who else I expect to be here?! David O’Brien! I also expect Michael Nobrega to be here!

Like alllllll of them. The entire Enersource Board. Ron Starr, forgot to mention him too.

Like in other words, THE BIGGEST STINKERS IN ONTARIO ARE GOING TO BE RIGHT HERE! That’s why it’s so fascinating.

[CUT]

Sheridan College President Dr. Jeff Zabudsky (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Hazel McCallion Campus!

[949 out of 950 guests. Applause, cheers]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH  (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Oh my Gawd!

Oh my Gawd!

[PUSH RIGHT. Camera aimed so MISSISSAUGAWATCH and Hazel McCallion are in same field of vision]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH  (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

What is there to say?

I still don’t quite get how this Mississauga Campus could be named Hazel McCallion Campus. It’s —George Orwell was so right in who controls the past controls the present, who controls the present controls the future [sic].

But above all, who controls the Money, who controls the Media, who controls the Communication and the Propaganda, triumphs.

And this is a Triumph here for uh —you know I’m still gob-smacked, I’m still gob-smacked, how –just how, how you can get this.

And, uh —I’m reminded of what a 19-year old wrote me in email. The System is too corrupt —there is no way to fix it. There it is back there, testimony to the fact that he’s right.

And you gotta wonder, you gotta wonder how many other politicians that we’ve learned about from Sir John A. Macdonald forward was really the truth or whether it was just revisionist history, like what we see here.

[PUSH RIGHT. Camera pans room and dance floor]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH  (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

I gotta say that the $350-bucks I just spent, I could have spent on a camera. However, this was worth it.

I mean who would have f***in‘ thought that one of the announcements was that they were going to call this the Hazel McCallion Sheridan Campus?

[CROSS DISSOLVE. LOGO]
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

The image I used in yesterday’s blog is worth repeating….

MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL (AMO, OMERS, MYTHissauga Inc) ---morally beyond redemption

…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!

–email from youth (age 19)

And only wish to add…

ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES: A MAJOR (unexplored) ROOT OF YOUTH VIOLENCE
Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
–George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3

Mississauga 2010 Election data: HAZEL MCCALLION support and Voter Turnout Sorted by Ward, Polling Station Within Ward

December 18th, 2010  

UPDATE December 19, 2010: We’ve been alerted to a small oversight in our table. In his comment below DeValera wrote. “Nice bit of fact digging. Thank you. You missed one bit of red. 2 0021 Lorne Park SecSchool 2688 795 29.58 786 529 67.30”. With appreciation to DeValera, the “67.30” for Lorne Park SecSchool polling station is now red.

Today’s entry is a follow-up to our December 13th, 2010 blog, “Mississauga 2010 Election data: Voter Turnout sorted by Polling Station with Wards sorted by Total Turnout” where we cut past the City’s reported voter turnout average of 34.34% and examined the voter turnout for all 11 wards. We then cut through the average voter turnout in each ward and examined voter turnout for all polling stations. We learned a great deal from this exercise.

This data presented today goes one step further. It takes the table presented in our last blog sorted by voter turnout and simply includes the support for Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.

As regular readers know, we’ve taken the City of Mississauga’s PDF file of the official election results and converted them into a spreadsheet.

The table we offer today is, at least to me, the most important data out of this 2010 Mississauga municipal election—a window into voter turnout.

A reminder that  Ward 10 had the highest voter turnout with 38.46% and Ward 7 the lowest with 28.20% (see column Pct. Turnout). I’ve also highlighted any figures of less than 70% support for McCallion in red. A cursory scan will show considerable red in Ward 5 at several polling stations. We suggest however that rather than this being reflective of lack of support for the Mayor as such, these are artifacts of an ethnic vote supporting their “own”.  Please see the Mayoral results in the City of Mississauga’s PDF file for more details.

Once again for context, Hazel McCallion enjoyed 76.40% support City-wide and received a total of 107,643 ballots cast.

Last to repeat, these data are preliminary and as always, should anyone spot an error we’d appreciate being advised. Many thanks!

Mississauga 2010 Municipal Voter Turnout sorted by Polling Station, (with Wards sorted by Total Voter Turnout Ward 10  highest 38.46% to Ward 7 lowest 28.20%) with McCallion support per polling station included.

Ward        Polling Location               Registered  Ballots   Pct.     Ballots     HM      HM
                                             Voters      Cast   Turnout  for Mayor   Votes   Pct.

 10  0203 St.Edith Stein School               3930       1368    34.81     1347       1085   80.55
 10  0206 St.Therese Catholic School          3004       1040    34.62     1030        859   83.40
 10  0207 StAlbert of Jerusalem               2900        994    34.28      975        766   78.56
 10  0204 StSimon Stock School                2440        811    33.24      803        640   79.70
 10  0198 StBernard of Clairvaux              2816        925    32.85      911        710   77.94
 10  0199 McKinnon Public School              1997        654    32.75      648        471   72.69
 10  0197 Oscar Peterson PublicSchool         2268        735    32.41      730        524   71.78
 10  0205 Lisgar Middle School                3762       1213    32.24     1191        946   79.43
 10  0201 StFaustina CatholicSchool           3337       1075    32.21     1056        815   77.18
 10  0208 Kindree Public School               2833        879    31.03      872        676   77.52
 10  0202 Churchill Meadows School            3149        973    30.90      959        704   73.41
 10  0200 Ruth Thompson Middle School         3067        930    30.32      917        687   74.92

 10       Voting Day TOTALS                  35503      11597    32.66    11439       8883   77.66

 10  0209 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         35                35         32   91.43
 10  0210 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         34                34         29   85.29
 10  0211 Ruth Thompson MS-Day3                  0        432               419        273   65.16
 10  0212 Ruth Thompson MS-Day4                  0        693               672        471   70.09
 10  0213 Lisgar Middle School-Day3              0        395               387        303   78.29
 10  0214 Lisgar Middle School-Day4              0        470               457        368   80.53

 10       Advance Poll TOTAL                             2059              2004       1476   73.65
 10       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       15.08                             

 10       TOTALS                             35503      13656    38.46    13443      10359   77.06

  1  0010 Miss Long Term Care                   10          7    70.00        6          5   83.33
  1  0009 Westacres Public School             2359        959    40.65      946        628   66.38
  1  0008 ISNA Elementary School              2091        815    38.98      802        588   73.32
  1  0011 Regency Retirement Res               108         39    36.11       38         24   63.16
  1  0007 Lakeview Golf Course                3372       1129    33.48     1108        784   70.76
  1  0003 Port Credit SecSchool               4002       1331    33.26     1320        929   70.38
  1  0002 Kenollie Public School              2716        877    32.29      855        559   65.38
  1  0005 Mississauga SrCentre                3351       1048    31.27     1032        780   75.58
  1  0004 Forest Ave Public School            3355       1039    30.97     1026        747   72.81
  1  0006 Queen of Heaven Sep School          5525       1664    30.12     1621       1256   77.48
  1  0001 Riverside Public School             2660        722    27.14      706        558   79.04

  1       Voting Day TOTALS                  29549       9630    32.59     9460       6858   72.49

  1  0012 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         52                52         36   69.23
  1  0013 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         32                30         14   46.67
  1  0014 Miss Sr Centre - Day 3                 0        305               296        200   67.57
  1  0015 Miss Sr Centre - Day 4                 0        247               245        189   77.14
  1  0016 Port Credit SS - Day 3                 0        246               243        194   79.84
  1  0017 Port Credit SS - Day 4                 0        262               258        203   78.68

  1       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1144              1124        836   74.38
  1       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.62                             

  1       TOTALS                             29549      10774    36.46    10584       7694   72.69

  3  0048 Westminster Court                    194        123    63.40      120        106   88.33
  3  0054 Meadowcroft Constitution              32         15    46.88       10         10  100.00
  3  0050 Beechwood Place                      170         77    45.29       77         66   85.71
  3  0040 Silverthorn Public School           1821        746    40.97      718        550   76.60
  3  0042 Burnhamthorpe Public School         2713       1056    38.92     1024        745   72.75
  3  0041 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta          1633        604    36.99      588        457   77.72
  3  0039 St Thomas More School               3336       1137    34.08     1095        823   75.16
  3  0045 StsMartha & Mary School             4451       1473    33.09     1437       1099   76.48
  3  0053 Summerville Pines                    875        287    32.80      277        218   78.70
  3  0047 John Cabot SecSchool                3162       1024    32.38     1009        815   80.77
  3  0038 Dixie Public School                 3064        968    31.59      938        653   69.62
  3  0046 St Basil Catholic School            4487       1394    31.07     1339       1039   77.60
  3  0037 Brian W Fleming                     3735       1111    29.75     1085        774   71.34
  3  0044 Forest Glen Public School           3542       1046    29.53     1020        761   74.61
  3  0043 Burnhamthorpe C.C.                  3571       1012    28.34      992        726   73.19
  3  0051 Meadowcroft Bough Beeches             62         17    27.42       16         13   81.25
  3  0052 Tyndall Nursing Home                 208         49    23.56       48         37   77.08
  3  0049 Sunrise Senior Living                 88         18    20.45       18         14   77.78

  3       Voting Day TOTALS                  37144      12157    32.73    11811       8906   75.40

  3  0055 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         68                67         55   82.09
  3  0056 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         60                58         49   84.48
  3  0057 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day3                  0        290               281        224   79.72
  3  0058 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day4                  0        261               258        212   82.17
  3  0059 Teresa of Calcutta-Day3                0        320               310        243   78.39
  3  0060 Teresa of Calcutta-Day4                0        275               262        200   76.34

  3       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1274              1236        983   79.53
  3       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        9.49                             

  3       TOTALS                             37144      13431   36.16    13047       9889   75.80

  6  0121 Leisureworld-Streetsville             33         29    87.88       29         28   96.55
  6  0110 Queenston Drive Pub School          2358        866    36.73      841        668   79.43
  6  0116 St.Dunstan Catholic School          2499        915    36.61      906        743   82.01
  6  0109 Springfield Public School           3433       1241    36.15     1221        865   70.84
  6  0111 StDavid of Wales School             4470       1614    36.11     1576       1229   77.98
  6  0113 StBernadette School                 4302       1493    34.70     1456       1101   75.62
  6  0117 River Grove C.C.                    4552       1465    32.18     1453       1116   76.81
  6  0112 Edenrose Public School              3768       1154    30.63     1125        906   80.53
  6  0115 StHerbert Catholic School           3602       1079    29.96     1068        847   79.31
  6  0118 Whitehorn Public School             4275       1258    29.43     1246        992   79.61
  6  0119 St.Valentine Catholic School        4623       1301    28.14     1280        912   71.25
  6  0114 Fallingbrook Middle School          3466        946    27.29      934        678   72.59
  6  0108 McBride Ave Public School           4468       1198    26.81     1176        942   80.10
  6  0120 Yee Hong Centre                      173         43    24.86       37         32   86.49

  6       Voting Day TOTALS                  46022      14602    31.73    14348      11059   77.08

  6  0122 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        151               149        111   74.50
  6  0123 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         98                97         85   87.63
  6  0124 McBride Avenue PS-Day3                 0        433               414        290   70.05
  6  0125 McBride Avenue PS-Day4                 0        390               379        275   72.56
  6  0126 River Grove CC - Day 3                 0        405               401        317   79.05
  6  0127 River Grove CC - Day 4                 0        475               470        361   76.81

  6       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1952              1910       1439   75.34
  6       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       11.79                             

  6       TOTALS                             46022      16554    35.97    16258      12498   76.87

  5  0098 Rec Room- 3580 Etude Dr               51         42    82.35       39         22   56.41
  5  0100 Ridgewood Court                      168         69    41.07       62         45   72.58
  5  0092 Marvin Heights Public School        2189        763    34.86      737        490   66.49
  5  0101 Villa Forum Long Term                332        113    34.04      105         69   65.71
  5  0094 Brandon Gate Public School          1643        551    33.54      529        387   73.16
  5  0084 ChamplainTrail Public School        3909       1307    33.44     1281        977   76.27
  5  0089 Frank McKechnie C.C.                5729       1861    32.48     1815       1423   78.40
  5  0095 Darcel Ave Senior School            2457        779    31.71      768        530   69.01
  5  0090 Ridgewood Public School             2352        725    30.82      698        512   73.35
  5  0086 Fairwind Senior PublicSchool        3386       1035    30.57     1020        756   74.12
  5  0093 StRaphael Catholic School           2103        635    30.19      585        378   64.62
  5  0085 St.Gertrude Separate School         3364        963    28.63      940        732   77.87
  5  0088 San Lorenzo Ruiz School             3833       1067    27.84     1053        834   79.20
  5  0097 Dunrankin Dr Public School          3543        975    27.52      939        621   66.13
  5  0087 StHilary Catholic School            2773        746    26.90      731        564   77.15
  5  0091 Morning Star Middle School          2333        547    23.45      534        356   66.67
  5  0096 Malton C.C.                         2915        564    19.35      545        353   64.77
  5  0099 Malton Village Long Term             135         18    13.33       18         12   66.67

  5       Voting Day TOTALS                  43215      12760    29.53    12399       9061   73.08

  5  0102 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         45                44         34   77.27
  5  0103 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         58                57         46   80.70
  5  0104 Ridgewood PS - Day 3                   0        547               514        240   46.69
  5  0105 Ridgewood PS - Day 4                   0        592               544        215   39.52
  5  0106 Frank McKechnie CC-Day3                0        404               397        316   79.60
  5  0107 Frank McKechnie CC-Day4                0        537               529        412   77.88

  5       Advance Poll TOTAL                             2183              2085       1263   60.58
  5       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       14.61                             

  5       TOTALS                             43215      14943    34.58    14484      10324   71.28

  4  0076 Cawthra Gardens Long Term             49         25    51.02       25         22   88.00
  4  0075 Aspen Grove                          304        125    41.12      118         84   71.19
  4  0072 The Mansion                          511        201    39.33      196        165   84.18
  4  0074 Park Mansion                         440        171    38.86      169        129   76.33
  4  0065 Briarwood Public School             2021        784    38.79      766        593   77.42
  4  0062 Metropolitan Andrei School          2106        755    35.85      735        550   74.83
  4  0068 Corpus Christi School               2894        994    34.35      983        746   75.89
  4  0061 Silver Creek Public School          2896        984    33.98      975        769   78.87
  4  0066 StCharles Garnier School            3367       1096    32.55     1067        872   81.72
  4  0071 St.Pio of Peitrelcina School        4625       1463    31.63     1412       1106   78.33
  4  0069 Huntington Ridge School             3411       1061    31.11     1046        761   72.75
  4  0067 StsPeter & Paul School              3724       1140    30.61     1110        901   81.17
  4  0073 Skymark West Phase 2                 822        242    29.44      237        175   73.84
  4  0077 Amica at City Centre                1056        309    29.26      303        240   79.21
  4  0063 Thornwood Public School             2511        719    28.63      708        553   78.11
  4  0070 StMatthew Catholic School           2915        804    27.58      791        626   79.14
  4  0064 Mississauga Valley C.C.             4696       1117    23.79     1097        797   72.65

  4       Voting Day TOTALS                  38348      11990    31.27    11738       9089   77.43

  4  0078 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        148               148        120   81.08
  4  0079 Advance Poll Day 2                     0        138               138        114   82.61
  4  0080 Mississauga Valley CC-Day3             0        381               370        296   80.00
  4  0081 Mississauga Valley CC-Day4             0        307               301        230   76.41
  4  0082 Huntington Ridge PS-Day3               0        122               119         87   73.11
  4  0083 Huntington Ridge PS-Day4               0        127               125         76   60.80

  4       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1223              1201        923   76.85
  4       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        9.26                             

  4       TOTALS                             38348      13213   34.46    12939      10012   77.38

  8  0165 Living Waters Residence               88         84    95.45       83         73   87.95
  8  0167 Carmel Heights                        50         42    84.00       41         35   85.37
  8  0166 South Common Court                   144        109    75.69      104         81   77.88
  8  0168 Ivan Franko Home                      74         54    72.97       53         44   83.02
  8  0169 Amica - Erin Mills                   167         81    48.50       76         56   73.68
  8  0170 Specialty Care-Mississauga            50         21    42.00       20         16   80.00
  8  0157 StMark Separate School              3988       1545    38.74     1526       1148   75.23
  8  0154 King's Masting Public School        2267        792    34.94      785        606   77.20
  8  0152 StJean Baptiste School              3213       1107    34.45     1096        811   74.00
  8  0158 Pheasant Run Public School          4232       1422    33.60     1411       1147   81.29
  8  0153 St.Margaret of Scotland             1898        635    33.46      630        498   79.05
  8  0163 StRose of Lima School               2316        765    33.03      752        560   74.47
  8  0160 All Saints Separate School          3242       1064    32.82     1048        840   80.15
  8  0151 Holy Name of Mary College           2026        610    30.11      603        464   76.95
  8  0159 Ashgrove Public School              2752        828    30.09      818        640   78.24
  8  0155 Christ the King School              4499       1307    29.05     1287        964   74.90
  8  0162 Credit Valley Public School         3339        962    28.81      951        747   78.55
  8  0156 South Common C.C.                   4772       1286    26.95     1276        997   78.13
  8  0161 Artesian Drive Public School        2921        775    26.53      764        569   74.48
  8  0150 Oakridge Public School              2622        584    22.27      578        422   73.01
  8  0171 Sunrise Senior Living                 62         13    20.97       13         11   84.62
  8  0164 Credit Valley Hospital                14          2    14.29        2          1   50.00
  8  0172 University of Toronto                 94          8     8.51        8          7   87.50

  8       Voting Day TOTALS                  44830      14096    31.44    13925      10737   77.11

  8  0173 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         94                94         88   93.62
  8  0174 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         65                63         57   90.48
  8  0175 South Common CC - Day 3                0        414               403        348   86.35
  8  0176 South Common CC - Day 4                0        323               318        263   82.70
  8  0177 Pheasant Run PS - Day 3                0        230               230        192   83.48
  8  0178 Pheasant Run PS - Day 4                0        169               168        124   73.81

  8       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1295              1276       1072   84.01
  8       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        8.41                             

  8       TOTALS                             44830      15391    34.33    15201      11809  77.69

 11  0225 Extendicare Mississauga               25         28   112.00       28         24   85.71
 11  0216 Rec Room-4 Caroline Street           715        289    40.42      273        215   78.75
 11  0217 Streetsville SecSchool              2552        977    38.28      955        772   80.84
 11  0219 Ray Underhill Public School         3862       1331    34.46     1315       1088   82.74
 11  0218 Vista Heights Public School         2261        712    31.49      702        550   78.35
 11  0224 Derry West Village School           3427       1052    30.70     1020        708   69.41
 11  0221 StVeronica CatholicSchool           2921        845    28.93      837        622   74.31
 11  0223 Levi Creek Public School            3684       1061    28.80     1045        814   77.89
 11  0220 Britannia Public School             6126       1709    27.90     1681       1291   76.80
 11  0222 David Leeder Middle School          4650       1277    27.46     1263        959   75.93
 11  0215 Vic Johnston C.C.                   3277        813    24.81      809        614   75.90

 11       Voting Day TOTALS                  33500      10094    30.13     9928       7657   77.13

 11  0226 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         55                54         40   74.07
 11  0227 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         38                38         33   86.84
 11  0228 Ray Underhill PS-Day3                  0        263               260        209   80.38
 11  0229 Ray Underhill PS-Day4                  0        295               291        260   89.35
 11  0230 David Leeder MS-Day3                   0        219               216        165   76.39
 11  0231 David Leeder MS-Day4                   0        278               272        209   76.84

 11       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1148              1131        916   80.99
 11       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.21                             

 11       TOTALS                             33500      11242    33.56    11059       8573   77.52

  2  0027 Erin Mills Lodge 72                   69     95.83                 69         51   73.91
  2  0030 Wawel Villa      78                   37     47.44                 37         32   86.49
  2  0029 Sheridan Villa   178                  71     39.89                 70         54   77.14
  2  0025 St Francis of Assisi                2875       1104    38.40     1094        854   78.06
  2  0022 Lorne Park Public School            3100       1013    32.68      997        740   74.22
  2  0018 Clarkson Public School              4144       1315    31.73     1307       1011   77.35
  2  0021 Lorne Park SecSchool                2688        795    29.58      786        529   67.30
  2  0026 Sheridan Park Public School         2733        794    29.05      792        600   75.76
  2  0020 StLuke Catholic School              4061       1104    27.19     1097        831   75.75
  2  0023 Clarkson C.C.                       4321       1167    27.01     1153        952   82.57
  2  0019 Owenwood Public School              4148       1111    26.78     1104        810   73.37
  2  0024 StHelen Separate School             3829        902    23.56      896        723   80.69
  2  0028 The Wenleigh                         160         25    15.63       25         19   76.00

  2       Voting Day TOTALS                  32387       9507    29.35     9427       7206   76.44

  2  0031 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         48                48         38   79.17
  2  0032 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         33                33         28   84.85
  2  0033 Clarkson CC - Day 3                    0        279               276        230   83.33
  2  0034 Clarkson CC - Day 4                    0        215               215        185   86.05
  2  0035 Lorne Park SS - Day 3                  0        372               370        318   85.95
  2  0036 Lorne Park SS - Day 4                  0        337               334        275   82.34

  2       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1284              1276       1074   84.17
  2       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       11.90                             

  2       TOTALS                             32387      10791    33.32    10703       8280   77.36

  9  0188 Heritage Glen                         92        155   168.48      146        122   83.56
  9  0190 Edenwood Seniors Village              75         52    69.33       49         38   77.55
  9  0182 Miller's Grove Public School        3214       1139    35.44     1129        928   82.20
  9  0183 Settler's Green PublicSchool        4659       1459    31.32     1452       1203   82.85
  9  0186 Shelter Bay Public School           3894       1166    29.94     1152        931   80.82
  9  0184 St.John of the Cross School         3669       1096    29.87     1087        865   79.58
  9  0187 StRichard Separate School           4706       1388    29.49     1377       1137   82.57
  9  0180 Castlebridge Public School          3386        924    27.29      917        725   79.06
  9  0185 Meadowvale C.C.                     4345       1164    26.79     1156        950   82.18
  9  0181 Our Lady of Mercy School            2286        593    25.94      584        464   79.45
  9  0179 Erin Meadows C.C.                   5012       1248    24.90     1241        945   76.15
  9  0189 Village of Erin Meadows              163         23    14.11       23         20   86.96

  9       Voting Day TOTALS                  35501      10407    29.31    10313       8328   80.75

  9  0191 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         47                47         44   93.62
  9  0192 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         42                42         36   85.71
  9  0193 Erin Meadows CC - Day 3                0        346               337        275   81.60
  9  0194 Erin Meadows CC - Day 4                0        282               277        239   86.28
  9  0195 Meadowvale CC - Day 3                  0        301               298        256   85.91
  9  0196 Meadowvale CC - Day 4                  0        259               256        220   85.94

  9       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1277              1257       1070   85.12
  9       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.93                             

  9       TOTALS                             35501      11684    32.91    11570       9398   81.23

  7  0141 Trillium Health Centre                 4          6   150.00        6          4   66.67
  7  0140 Leisureworld-Mississauga              67         37    55.22       37         31   83.78
  7  0143 Heritage House                        47         22    46.81       21         18   85.71
  7  0129 Clifton Public School               2383        908    38.10      891        646   72.50
  7  0128 Munden Park Public School           2784        883    31.72      864        663   76.74
  7  0134 Huron Park C.C.                     5332       1636    30.68     1613       1212   75.14
  7  0133 Mary Fix Catholic School            2706        815    30.12      801        626   78.15
  7  0132 Floradale Public School             3350        971    28.99      934        659   70.56
  7  0136 StPhilip Catholic School            4558       1188    26.06     1172        909   77.56
  7  0139 King Garden Retirement               435        107    24.60      107         74   69.16
  7  0135 FrDaniel Zanon School               5736       1382    24.09     1357       1001   73.77
  7  0131 St.Catherine ofSienna School        3801        872    22.94      860        675   78.49
  7  0138 Fairview Public School              2760        515    18.66      511        385   75.34
  7  0137 Bishop Scalabrini School            5335        994    18.63      970        769   79.28
  7  0130 St.Timothy Separate School          2531        429    16.95      423        313   74.00
  7  0142 Extendicare                           91         13    14.29       13          9   69.23

  7       Voting Day TOTALS                  41920      10778    25.71    10580       7994   75.56

  7  0144 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        125               121         93   76.86
  7  0145 Advance Poll Day 2                     0        183               181        136   75.14
  7  0146 St Timothy SS - Day 3                  0        187               186        146   78.49
  7  0147 St Timothy SS - Day 4                  0        150               149        110   73.83
  7  0148 Huron Park CC - Day 3                  0        188               186        156   83.87
  7  0149 Huron Park CC - Day 4                  0        211               211        172   81.52

  7       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1044              1034        813   78.63
  7       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        8.83                             

  7       TOTALS                             41920      11822    28.20    11614       8807   75.83

          TOTALS ALL WARDS                  417919     143501    34.34   140902     107643   76.40

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

BACKGROUND (repeated from other blog entries)

On November 17th we reported the most preliminary of preliminary findings in the Blog, “Mississauga News quotes Councillors: VOTERS’ LIST WAS A “MESS”. Why didn’t the City check its own Official Election Results?!” That Blog provided insight into how Hazel McCallion’s 107,643 votes were distributed both by ward and polling stations. These data however don’t necessarily show support for McCallion because it was possible for her to receive the highest number of votes in a polling station where she only got 40-50% of Mayor’s ballots cast—a plurality, in other words.

Our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights presented McCallion’s support by polling station based on the simple equation “Votes for Hazel McCallion” divided by “Total Ballots Cast for Mayor”. Example. There are 10 ballets cast for Mayor. 8 were for Hazel McCallion. 8/10 or 80% support at that polling station.

Our November 19th Blog, “Mississauga Ward 5 percentages showing support for incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams by polling stations” focused only on Ward 5 polling station results showing the percentage support for both incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams. We decided to report on Ward 5 first because Malton Community Centre is one of our primary Roots of Youth Violence research sites.

Our November 21st, 2010 Blog, “What effect the “robocall”? Mississauga Ward 6 percentages showing support for Mayor Hazel McCallion, Carolyn Parrish and Ron Starr by polling stations” provided a Carolyn Parrish/Ron Starr breakdown. For context we also did the breakdown for Advanced Polls versus Voting Day to see if Hazel McCallion’s robocall had any effect.

As a result of the news that Mississauga Council had ordered a recount of Ward 1, we decided to post our spreadsheet for that ward next. In the November 24 blog, “Mississauga Councillor Calls for Ward 1 Recount –and STATS for Ward 1 Advanced Polls versus Voting Day”, we confirmed that bottomline, Councillor Corbasson was ahead in the Advanced Polls occurring Ocober 14-15th and lost support on Voting Day. We’re convinced that Jim Tovey’s flyer circulated Saturday, two days before Voting Day had the effect intended.

WHAT WE’VE LEARNED

We realize now that our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights did not provide a complete picture. For one thing, we presented no totals. Another, back then we didn’t understand the importance of comparing the results of Advanced Polls vs Voting Day to gauge what effect the Shipp-McCallion team’s “over-sized cheque” flyers might have had.

For context, we provide the actual voter turnout by Ward sorted by highest to lowest. Please see column “Turnout“. Note City-wide voter turnout was 34.34% (* checked against City’s results at www.mississauga.ca).

And to repeat, as always, should anyone spot an error we’d appreciate being advised. Many thanks!

Mississauga 2010 Election data: Voter Turnout sorted by Polling Station with Wards sorted by Total Turnout

December 13th, 2010  

As regular readers know, we’ve taken the City of Mississauga’s PDF file of the official election results and converted them into a spreadsheet.

The table we offer today is at least to me, the most important data out of this 2010 Mississauga municipal election —a window into voter turnout.

The City of Mississauga website confirms a City-wide average total voter turnout of 34.34%. In our December 8th, 2010 blog, “Mississauga 2010 Election results. Hazel McCallion: Percentage support sorted by ward and voter turnout sorted by Ward” we provided the actual voter turnout by ward. Ward 10 had the highest voter turnout with 38.46% and Ward 7 the lowest with 28.20%

Here’s that table again for context.

Voter turnout sorted by Ward Total percentage

Ward Registered Ballots Turnout  Ballots   Turnout
       Voters    Cast           for Mayor for Mayor

 10    35503     13656   38.46     13443     37.86
  1    29549     10774   36.46     10584     35.82
  3    37144     13431   36.16     13047     35.13
  6    46022     16554   35.97     16258     35.33
  5    43215     14943   34.58     14484     33.52
  4    38348     13213   34.46     12939     33.74
CITY  417919    143501   34.34    140902     33.72
  8    44830     15391   34.33     15201     33.91
 11    33500     11242   33.56     11059     33.01
  2    32387     10791   33.32     10703     33.05
  9    35501     11684   32.91     11570     32.59
  7    41920     11822   28.20     11614     27.71

This voter turnout table of course, isn’t enough. Just like the City’s 34.34% voter turnout average  is simply the result of Total Ballots Cast divided by Registered Voters, the same is true at the ward level. We’re still just left with averages.

What can be seen and perhaps learned if we also sorted voter turnout in each ward by polling station? That’s what we present here —sorted all 11 wards beginning with Ward 10 which had the highest voter turnout down to Ward 7 with the lowest.

And these data immediately raise questions.

Like Ward 1, Westacres Public School with 40.65% well above the City-wide average versus Ward 1’s  Riverside Public School  with a mere 27.14% voter turnout. Or Ward 3’s  Or Ward 3’s Silverthorn Public School with 40.97% compared to Burnhamthorpe C.C. with 28.34%.

And certainly my special interest because I’m researching the Roots of Youth Violence is Ward 7 with the lowest average voter turnout of 28.20%.

We find that Ward 7 shows Clifton Public School polling station reporting 38.10% voter turnout and a troubling 18.66% at Fairview Public School. And in the same ward, Mary Fix Catholic School with 30.12% voter turnout versus St.Timothy Separate School with 16.95%, even lower than Fairview Public School!

What’s this mean? What’s this voter turnout Small Picture telling us? I can tell you this. No one’s looked at Mississauga elections’ “Small Picture” before.

And as always, should anyone spot an error we’d appreciate being advised. Many thanks!

Mississauga 2010 Municipal Voter Turnout sorted by Polling Station, (with Wards sorted by Total Voter Turnout Ward 10  highest 38.46% to Ward 7 lowest 28.20%)

Ward        Polling Location               Registered  Ballots   Pct.
                                             Voters      Cast   Turnout

 10  0203 St.Edith Stein School               3930       1368    34.81
 10  0206 St.Therese Catholic School          3004       1040    34.62
 10  0207 StAlbert of Jerusalem               2900        994    34.28
 10  0204 StSimon Stock School                2440        811    33.24
 10  0198 StBernard of Clairvaux              2816        925    32.85
 10  0199 McKinnon Public School              1997        654    32.75
 10  0197 Oscar Peterson PublicSchool         2268        735    32.41
 10  0205 Lisgar Middle School                3762       1213    32.24
 10  0201 StFaustina CatholicSchool           3337       1075    32.21
 10  0208 Kindree Public School               2833        879    31.03
 10  0202 Churchill Meadows School            3149        973    30.90
 10  0200 Ruth Thompson Middle School         3067        930    30.32

 10       Voting Day TOTALS                  35503      11597    32.66

 10  0209 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         35
 10  0210 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         34
 10  0211 Ruth Thompson MS-Day3                  0        432
 10  0212 Ruth Thompson MS-Day4                  0        693
 10  0213 Lisgar Middle School-Day3              0        395
 10  0214 Lisgar Middle School-Day4              0        470          

 10       Advance Poll TOTAL                             2059
 10       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       15.08

 10       TOTALS                             35503      13656    38.46

  1  0010 Miss Long Term Care                   10          7    70.00
  1  0009 Westacres Public School             2359        959    40.65
  1  0008 ISNA Elementary School              2091        815    38.98
  1  0011 Regency Retirement Res               108         39    36.11
  1  0007 Lakeview Golf Course                3372       1129    33.48
  1  0003 Port Credit SecSchool               4002       1331    33.26
  1  0002 Kenollie Public School              2716        877    32.29
  1  0005 Mississauga SrCentre                3351       1048    31.27
  1  0004 Forest Ave Public School            3355       1039    30.97
  1  0006 Queen of Heaven Sep School          5525       1664    30.12
  1  0001 Riverside Public School             2660        722    27.14

  1       Voting Day TOTALS                  29549       9630    32.59

  1  0012 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         52
  1  0013 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         32
  1  0014 Miss Sr Centre - Day 3                 0        305
  1  0015 Miss Sr Centre - Day 4                 0        247
  1  0016 Port Credit SS - Day 3                 0        246
  1  0017 Port Credit SS - Day 4                 0        262          

  1       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1144
  1       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.62

  1       TOTALS                             29549      10774    36.46

  3  0048 Westminster Court                    194        123    63.40
  3  0054 Meadowcroft Constitution              32         15    46.88
  3  0050 Beechwood Place                      170         77    45.29
  3  0040 Silverthorn Public School           1821        746    40.97
  3  0042 Burnhamthorpe Public School         2713       1056    38.92
  3  0041 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta          1633        604    36.99
  3  0039 St Thomas More School               3336       1137    34.08
  3  0045 StsMartha & Mary School             4451       1473    33.09
  3  0053 Summerville Pines                    875        287    32.80
  3  0047 John Cabot SecSchool                3162       1024    32.38
  3  0038 Dixie Public School                 3064        968    31.59
  3  0046 St Basil Catholic School            4487       1394    31.07
  3  0037 Brian W Fleming                     3735       1111    29.75
  3  0044 Forest Glen Public School           3542       1046    29.53
  3  0043 Burnhamthorpe C.C.                  3571       1012    28.34
  3  0051 Meadowcroft Bough Beeches             62         17    27.42
  3  0052 Tyndall Nursing Home                 208         49    23.56
  3  0049 Sunrise Senior Living                 88         18    20.45

  3       Voting Day TOTALS                  37144      12157    32.73

  3  0055 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         68
  3  0056 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         60
  3  0057 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day3                  0        290
  3  0058 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day4                  0        261
  3  0059 Teresa of Calcutta-Day3                0        320
  3  0060 Teresa of Calcutta-Day4                0        275          

  3       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1274
  3       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        9.49

  3       TOTALS                             37144      13431    36.16

  6  0121 Leisureworld-Streetsville             33         29    87.88
  6  0110 Queenston Drive Pub School          2358        866    36.73
  6  0116 St.Dunstan Catholic School          2499        915    36.61
  6  0109 Springfield Public School           3433       1241    36.15
  6  0111 StDavid of Wales School             4470       1614    36.11
  6  0113 StBernadette School                 4302       1493    34.70
  6  0117 River Grove C.C.                    4552       1465    32.18
  6  0112 Edenrose Public School              3768       1154    30.63
  6  0115 StHerbert Catholic School           3602       1079    29.96
  6  0118 Whitehorn Public School             4275       1258    29.43
  6  0119 St.Valentine Catholic School        4623       1301    28.14
  6  0114 Fallingbrook Middle School          3466        946    27.29
  6  0108 McBride Ave Public School           4468       1198    26.81
  6  0120 Yee Hong Centre                      173         43    24.86

  6       Voting Day TOTALS                  46022      14602    31.73

  6  0122 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        151
  6  0123 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         98
  6  0124 McBride Avenue PS-Day3                 0        433
  6  0125 McBride Avenue PS-Day4                 0        390
  6  0126 River Grove CC - Day 3                 0        405
  6  0127 River Grove CC - Day 4                 0        475          

  6       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1952
  6       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       11.79

  6       TOTALS                             46022      16554    35.97

  5  0098 Rec Room- 3580 Etude Dr               51         42    82.35
  5  0100 Ridgewood Court                      168         69    41.07
  5  0092 Marvin Heights Public School        2189        763    34.86
  5  0101 Villa Forum Long Term                332        113    34.04
  5  0094 Brandon Gate Public School          1643        551    33.54
  5  0084 ChamplainTrail Public School        3909       1307    33.44
  5  0089 Frank McKechnie C.C.                5729       1861    32.48
  5  0095 Darcel Ave Senior School            2457        779    31.71
  5  0090 Ridgewood Public School             2352        725    30.82
  5  0086 Fairwind Senior PublicSchool        3386       1035    30.57
  5  0093 StRaphael Catholic School           2103        635    30.19
  5  0085 St.Gertrude Separate School         3364        963    28.63
  5  0088 San Lorenzo Ruiz School             3833       1067    27.84
  5  0097 Dunrankin Dr Public School          3543        975    27.52
  5  0087 StHilary Catholic School            2773        746    26.90
  5  0091 Morning Star Middle School          2333        547    23.45
  5  0096 Malton C.C.                         2915        564    19.35
  5  0099 Malton Village Long Term             135         18    13.33

  5       Voting Day TOTALS                  43215      12760    29.53

  5  0102 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         45
  5  0103 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         58
  5  0104 Ridgewood PS - Day 3                   0        547
  5  0105 Ridgewood PS - Day 4                   0        592
  5  0106 Frank McKechnie CC-Day3                0        404
  5  0107 Frank McKechnie CC-Day4                0        537          

  5       Advance Poll TOTAL                             2183
  5       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       14.61

  5       TOTALS                             43215      14943    34.58

  4  0076 Cawthra Gardens Long Term             49         25    51.02
  4  0075 Aspen Grove                          304        125    41.12
  4  0072 The Mansion                          511        201    39.33
  4  0074 Park Mansion                         440        171    38.86
  4  0065 Briarwood Public School             2021        784    38.79
  4  0062 Metropolitan Andrei School          2106        755    35.85
  4  0068 Corpus Christi School               2894        994    34.35
  4  0061 Silver Creek Public School          2896        984    33.98
  4  0066 StCharles Garnier School            3367       1096    32.55
  4  0071 St.Pio of Peitrelcina School        4625       1463    31.63
  4  0069 Huntington Ridge School             3411       1061    31.11
  4  0067 StsPeter & Paul School              3724       1140    30.61
  4  0073 Skymark West Phase 2                 822        242    29.44
  4  0077 Amica at City Centre                1056        309    29.26
  4  0063 Thornwood Public School             2511        719    28.63
  4  0070 StMatthew Catholic School           2915        804    27.58
  4  0064 Mississauga Valley C.C.             4696       1117    23.79

  4       Voting Day TOTALS                  38348      11990    31.27

  4  0078 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        148
  4  0079 Advance Poll Day 2                     0        138
  4  0080 Mississauga Valley CC-Day3             0        381
  4  0081 Mississauga Valley CC-Day4             0        307
  4  0082 Huntington Ridge PS-Day3               0        122
  4  0083 Huntington Ridge PS-Day4               0        127          

  4       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1223
  4       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        9.26

  4       TOTALS                             38348      13213    34.46

  8  0165 Living Waters Residence               88         84    95.45
  8  0167 Carmel Heights                        50         42    84.00
  8  0166 South Common Court                   144        109    75.69
  8  0168 Ivan Franko Home                      74         54    72.97
  8  0169 Amica - Erin Mills                   167         81    48.50
  8  0170 Specialty Care-Mississauga            50         21    42.00
  8  0157 StMark Separate School              3988       1545    38.74
  8  0154 King's Masting Public School        2267        792    34.94
  8  0152 StJean Baptiste School              3213       1107    34.45
  8  0158 Pheasant Run Public School          4232       1422    33.60
  8  0153 St.Margaret of Scotland             1898        635    33.46
  8  0163 StRose of Lima School               2316        765    33.03
  8  0160 All Saints Separate School          3242       1064    32.82
  8  0151 Holy Name of Mary College           2026        610    30.11
  8  0159 Ashgrove Public School              2752        828    30.09
  8  0155 Christ the King School              4499       1307    29.05
  8  0162 Credit Valley Public School         3339        962    28.81
  8  0156 South Common C.C.                   4772       1286    26.95
  8  0161 Artesian Drive Public School        2921        775    26.53
  8  0150 Oakridge Public School              2622        584    22.27
  8  0171 Sunrise Senior Living                 62         13    20.97
  8  0164 Credit Valley Hospital                14          2    14.29
  8  0172 University of Toronto                 94          8     8.51

  8       Voting Day TOTALS                  44830      14096    31.44

  8  0173 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         94
  8  0174 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         65
  8  0175 South Common CC - Day 3                0        414
  8  0176 South Common CC - Day 4                0        323
  8  0177 Pheasant Run PS - Day 3                0        230
  8  0178 Pheasant Run PS - Day 4                0        169          

  8       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1295
  8       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        8.41

  8       TOTALS                             44830      15391    34.33

 11  0225 Extendicare Mississauga               25         28   112.00
 11  0216 Rec Room-4 Caroline Street           715        289    40.42
 11  0217 Streetsville SecSchool              2552        977    38.28
 11  0219 Ray Underhill Public School         3862       1331    34.46
 11  0218 Vista Heights Public School         2261        712    31.49
 11  0224 Derry West Village School           3427       1052    30.70
 11  0221 StVeronica CatholicSchool           2921        845    28.93
 11  0223 Levi Creek Public School            3684       1061    28.80
 11  0220 Britannia Public School             6126       1709    27.90
 11  0222 David Leeder Middle School          4650       1277    27.46
 11  0215 Vic Johnston C.C.                   3277        813    24.81

 11       Voting Day TOTALS                  33500      10094    30.13

 11  0226 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         55
 11  0227 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         38
 11  0228 Ray Underhill PS-Day3                  0        263
 11  0229 Ray Underhill PS-Day4                  0        295
 11  0230 David Leeder MS-Day3                   0        219
 11  0231 David Leeder MS-Day4                   0        278          

 11       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1148
 11       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.21

 11       TOTALS                             33500      11242    33.56

  2  0027 Erin Mills Lodge 72                   69     95.83
  2  0030 Wawel Villa      78                   37     47.44
  2  0029 Sheridan Villa   178                  71     39.89
  2  0025 St Francis of Assisi                2875       1104    38.40
  2  0022 Lorne Park Public School            3100       1013    32.68
  2  0018 Clarkson Public School              4144       1315    31.73
  2  0021 Lorne Park SecSchool                2688        795    29.58
  2  0026 Sheridan Park Public School         2733        794    29.05
  2  0020 StLuke Catholic School              4061       1104    27.19
  2  0023 Clarkson C.C.                       4321       1167    27.01
  2  0019 Owenwood Public School              4148       1111    26.78
  2  0024 StHelen Separate School             3829        902    23.56
  2  0028 The Wenleigh                         160         25    15.63

  2       Voting Day TOTALS                  32387       9507    29.35

  2  0031 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         48
  2  0032 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         33
  2  0033 Clarkson CC - Day 3                    0        279
  2  0034 Clarkson CC - Day 4                    0        215
  2  0035 Lorne Park SS - Day 3                  0        372
  2  0036 Lorne Park SS - Day 4                  0        337          

  2       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1284
  2       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       11.90

  2       TOTALS                             32387      10791    33.32

  9  0188 Heritage Glen                         92        155   168.48
  9  0190 Edenwood Seniors Village              75         52    69.33
  9  0182 Miller's Grove Public School        3214       1139    35.44
  9  0183 Settler's Green PublicSchool        4659       1459    31.32
  9  0186 Shelter Bay Public School           3894       1166    29.94
  9  0184 St.John of the Cross School         3669       1096    29.87
  9  0187 StRichard Separate School           4706       1388    29.49
  9  0180 Castlebridge Public School          3386        924    27.29
  9  0185 Meadowvale C.C.                     4345       1164    26.79
  9  0181 Our Lady of Mercy School            2286        593    25.94
  9  0179 Erin Meadows C.C.                   5012       1248    24.90
  9  0189 Village of Erin Meadows              163         23    14.11

  9       Voting Day TOTALS                  35501      10407    29.31

  9  0191 Advance Poll Day 1                     0         47
  9  0192 Advance Poll Day 2                     0         42
  9  0193 Erin Meadows CC - Day 3                0        346
  9  0194 Erin Meadows CC - Day 4                0        282
  9  0195 Meadowvale CC - Day 3                  0        301
  9  0196 Meadowvale CC - Day 4                  0        259          

  9       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1277
  9       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                       10.93

  9       TOTALS                             35501      11684    32.91

  7  0141 Trillium Health Centre                 4          6   150.00
  7  0140 Leisureworld-Mississauga              67         37    55.22
  7  0143 Heritage House                        47         22    46.81
  7  0129 Clifton Public School               2383        908    38.10
  7  0128 Munden Park Public School           2784        883    31.72
  7  0134 Huron Park C.C.                     5332       1636    30.68
  7  0133 Mary Fix Catholic School            2706        815    30.12
  7  0132 Floradale Public School             3350        971    28.99
  7  0136 StPhilip Catholic School            4558       1188    26.06
  7  0139 King Garden Retirement               435        107    24.60
  7  0135 FrDaniel Zanon School               5736       1382    24.09
  7  0131 St.Catherine ofSienna School        3801        872    22.94
  7  0138 Fairview Public School              2760        515    18.66
  7  0137 Bishop Scalabrini School            5335        994    18.63
  7  0130 St.Timothy Separate School          2531        429    16.95
  7  0142 Extendicare                           91         13    14.29

  7       Voting Day TOTALS                  41920      10778    25.71

  7  0144 Advance Poll Day 1                     0        125
  7  0145 Advance Poll Day 2                     0        183
  7  0146 St Timothy SS - Day 3                  0        187
  7  0147 St Timothy SS - Day 4                  0        150
  7  0148 Huron Park CC - Day 3                  0        188
  7  0149 Huron Park CC - Day 4                  0        211          

  7       Advance Poll TOTAL                             1044
  7       Pct. Votes Cast at Advance Polls                        8.83

  7       TOTALS                             41920      11822    28.20

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

BACKGROUND (repeated from other blog entries)

On November 17th we reported the most preliminary of preliminary findings in the Blog, “Mississauga News quotes Councillors: VOTERS’ LIST WAS A “MESS”. Why didn’t the City check its own Official Election Results?!” That Blog provided insight into how Hazel McCallion’s 107,643 votes were distributed both by ward and polling stations. These data however don’t necessarily show support for McCallion because it was possible for her to receive the highest number of votes in a polling station where she only got 40-50% of Mayor’s ballots cast—a plurality, in other words.

Our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights presented McCallion’s support by polling station based on the simple equation “Votes for Hazel McCallion” divided by “Total Ballots Cast for Mayor”. Example. There are 10 ballets cast for Mayor. 8 were for Hazel McCallion. 8/10 or 80% support at that polling station.

Our November 19th Blog, “Mississauga Ward 5 percentages showing support for incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams by polling stations” focused only on Ward 5 polling station results showing the percentage support for both incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams. We decided to report on Ward 5 first because Malton Community Centre is one of our primary Roots of Youth Violence research sites.

Our November 21st, 2010 Blog, “What effect the “robocall”? Mississauga Ward 6 percentages showing support for Mayor Hazel McCallion, Carolyn Parrish and Ron Starr by polling stations” provided a Carolyn Parrish/Ron Starr breakdown. For context we also did the breakdown for Advanced Polls versus Voting Day to see if Hazel McCallion’s robocall had any effect.

As a result of the news that Mississauga Council had ordered a recount of Ward 1, we decided to post our spreadsheet for that ward next. In the November 24 blog, “Mississauga Councillor Calls for Ward 1 Recount –and STATS for Ward 1 Advanced Polls versus Voting Day”, we confirmed that bottomline, Councillor Corbasson was ahead in the Advanced Polls occurring Ocober 14-15th and lost support on Voting Day. We’re convinced that Jim Tovey’s flyer circulated Saturday, two days before Voting Day had the effect intended.

WHAT WE’VE LEARNED

We realize now that our November 18th Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights did not provide a complete picture. For one thing, we presented no totals. Another, back then we didn’t understand the importance of comparing the results of Advanced Polls vs Voting Day to gauge what effect the Shipp-McCallion team’s “over-sized cheque” flyers might have had.

For context, we provide the actual voter turnout by Ward sorted by highest to lowest. Please see column “Turnout“. Note City-wide voter turnout was 34.34% (* checked against City’s results at www.mississauga.ca).

And to repeat, as always, should anyone spot an error we’d appreciate being advised. Many thanks!

Mississauga Ward 5 percentages showing support for incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams by polling stations

November 19th, 2010  

Over the last few days we’ve taken the City of Mississauga’s PDF file of the official election results and converted them into a spreadsheet. On November 17th we reported the most preliminary of preliminary findings in the Blog, “Mississauga News quotes Councillors: VOTERS’ LIST WAS A “MESS”. Why didn’t the City check its own Official Election Results?!” That Blog provided insight into how Hazel McCallion’s 107,643 votes were distributed both by ward and polling stations. These data however don’t necessarily show support for McCallion because it was possible for her to receive the highest number of votes in a polling station where she only got 40-50% of Mayor’s ballots cast—a plurality, in other words.

Yesterday’s Blog, “Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights” presented McCallion’s support by polling station based on the simple equation “Votes for Hazel McCallion” divided by “Total Ballots Cast for Mayor”.  Example. There are 10 ballets cast for Mayor. 8 were for Hazel McCallion. 8/10 or 80% support at that polling station.

Today’s Blog focuses only on Ward 5 polling station results showing the percentage support for both incumbents Mayor Hazel McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams. We decided to report on Ward 5 first because Malton Community Centre is one of our primary Roots of Youth Violence research sites.

Here’s the latest spreadsheet. Ward 5.

I’ve taken the liberty of highlighting polling stations of low or relatively low incumbent support defined as less than 60%.

Voter Support for Hazel McCallion according to polling station
NOTE: For context Hazel McCallion won with
76.40%. Councillor Eve Adams won with 66.75%.

(“HM” is Hazel McCallion. “EA” is  Eve Adams)

Polling Locations                      Total      Hazel      Total     Eve       Total      % for HM  % for EA
                                      Ballots   McCALLION   for Mayor  ADAMS   Councillor
                                        Cast                                   Ballots Cast
0084 5 ChamplainTrail Public School     1307        977       1281     977       1290        76.27%    75.74%
0085 5 St.Gertrude Separate School       963        732        940     682        942        77.87%    72.40%
0086 5 Fairwind Senior PublicSchool     1035        756       1020     761       1023        74.12%    74.39%
0087 5 StHilary Catholic School          746        564        731     543        724        77.15%    75.00%
0088 5 San Lorenzo Ruiz School          1067        834       1053     832       1063        79.20%    78.27%
0089 5 Frank McKechnie C.C.             1861       1423       1815    1509       1840        78.40%    82.01%
0090 5 Ridgewood Public School           725        512        698     483        715        73.35%    67.55%
0091 5 Morning Star Middle School        547        356        534     320        541        66.67%    59.15%
0092 5 Marvin Heights Public School      763        490        737     426        754        66.49%    56.50%
0093 5 St Raphael Catholic School        635        378        585     351        606        64.62%    57.92%
0094 5 Brandon Gate Public School        551        387        529     308        524        73.16%    58.78%
0095 5 Darcel Ave Senior School          779        530        768     447        764        69.01%    58.51%
0096 5 Malton C.C.                       564        353        545     335        556        64.77%    60.25%
0097 5 Dunrankin Dr Public School        975        621        939     571        955        66.13%    59.79%
0098 5 Rec Room- 3580 Etude Dr            42         22         39      27         38        56.41%   71.05%
0099 5 Malton Village Long Term           18         12         18      12         18        66.67%    66.67%
0100 5 Ridgewood Court                    69         45         62      29         65        72.58%    44.62%
0101 5 Villa Forum Long Term             113         69        105      71         94        65.71%    75.53%
0102 5 Advance Poll Day 1                 45         34         44      29         45        77.27%    64.44%
0103 5 Advance Poll Day 2                 58         46         57      39         57        80.70%    68.42%
0104 5 Ridgewood PS - Day 3              547        240        514     195        538        46.69%   36.25%
0105 5 Ridgewood PS - Day 4              592        215        544     175        589        39.52%   29.71%
0106 5 Frank McKechnie CC-Day3           404        316        397     285        400        79.60%    71.25%
0107 5 Frank McKechnie CC-Day4           537        412        529     388        533        77.88%    72.80%


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR CONTEXT

VIDEO ONE

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

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SCRIPT OF THE MALTON/LINCOLN ALEXANDER SPEECH

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

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

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

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

I have a moral obligation to tell you something.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And that’s still not the worst part.

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

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

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

Or this one?

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

If nothing comes up, great.

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

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

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

Thanks for listening.

VIDEO TWO

Malton residents suckered by Hazel McCallion (STOP BENDING OVER MALTON!)

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MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

Well, I’m offering myself again for four years. I’m going to continue to give you value for tax dollar.

There are financial challenges no question today. All municipalities are facing increase [sic] —in the operational costs of this city [sic]. And of course as well as the capital costs.

Fortunately the Federal and Provincial government gave us ninety-six (96) million this year in the stimulus program. We had to add one-third to that and I can assure you, Malton is benefiting —you’re going to get a new swimming pool, indoor swimming pool. Here in Malton.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Thank you for mentioning the Malton Arena redevelopment design in light of the comments expressed earlier today down by Lakeshore. When you look at the costs, and this is an unfunded project, you’re estimating the Malton Arena redevelopment at about $2.8 million dollars. And the ones that we are funding, the Vic Johnson Arena is about $6.9 million and the Port Credit Arena is at $6.3 million.

So I’m sure those two arenas are larger than the one in Malton and that explains from of the differential but —this is part of the challenge that in Malton that the standard, even as we’re redeveloping, it just doesn’t look the way it looks in the rest of the city.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH ((November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting whispers):

That’s right.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

It certainly doesn’t look the way it looks down by the Living Arts Centre. And I’m sure that it’s your concern that you care for every part of Mississauga. It’s certainly not the standard that you see down at the waterfront with all the flagstone and so on. It’s just beautiful. It’s stunning. And hats off to your team that’s put this together down at the waterfront, it is beautiful!

But I look at that and I just have some concerns that I look forward to working with you on that.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

—and I can assure you, Malton is benefiting —you’re going to get a new swimming pool, indoor swimming pool. Here in Malton. There has been one in the high school.

High school pools are not working out that well.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (November 14, 2007 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

The other one that’s unfunded is the indoor school pools. And I know we’ve had some meetings on that and we’re looking at the study.

But, you know, to speak up on Malton’s behalf yet again, that indoor pool is in, you know, an older high school. And the pool is not something I think any of us would be proud to go to. It’s just —it’s old, it’s a little tired. I also receive comments from different cultural groups saying that it’s not culturally sensitive. For instance, to the Muslim Community, if they’d like to go and swim they need to go by teenage boys and so I have a great appreciation and concern for that.

So I’m looking forward to that study.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

In addition to that just a couple of years ago we renovated your community centre and library. Up-to-date, modern etcetera. And I know how much the people of Malton have enjoyed it. We have a Strategic Plan for the future of this great city of Mississauga. Over one hundred thousand people were involved.

And our staff was up here and the consultants in Malton getting your opinion.

You know you folks have Canada’s largest airport in your municipality. A very expanded airport that is considered one of the most modern in the world at the present time. So Malton has —used to be the Malton Airport, and then it became the Toronto International Airport and then it was named Lester B. Pearson. Some day it will go back to being called the Malton Airport. And it should have been from Day One.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

COMMISSION COUNSEL WILLIAM MCDOWELL (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

—you have an efficient city government, those are things that cause those companies to locate here, I take it?

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

Yes, and I think the Mississauga International Airport helps, as well.

COMMISSION COUNSEL WILLIAM MCDOWELL (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

Pearson Airport.

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (September 21, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Hazel McCallion testifying):

To me it’s the Mississauga International Airport.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

We have a cycling program that is going to connect Malton to the rest of Mississauga because Malton is divided with that long, large expanse of industrial land. And so we try everything —all our programs are directed to bring Malton in. I know you look to Brampton for some of your services as well as to the Etobicoke Hospital because your doctors here are usually attached to the Etobicoke Hospital.

The location of Malton. But we give it every attention possible.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Similar to Councillor Prentice’s question, I’m looking at the 2009 highlights and the Port Credit Arena is budgeted at almost $12 million dollars. And while I have no doubt that it’s needed I’m looking at unfunded items and the Malton Arena is unfunded at $3 million. Could you perhaps provide some information on the different scope of work that the one arena would be almost four times the cost?

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

The location of Malton. But we give it every attention possible.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

I’m looking at the Capital Budget down in the south by the waterfront and it’s already stunning.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting whispers):

Yep, that’s right.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

And this is I guess a question that I keep receiving. It’s Fusion Park. It’s, you know, the waterfront trails and Saddington Park and so on. They are already stunning and I just look around—

MISSISSAUGA DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND WRECK, JOHN LOHUIS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Sorry, are you leaping ahead to this to the other piece, sorry—

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Yes. The one that we just about to—

MISSISSAUGA DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND WRECK, JOHN LOHUIS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

I’m dealing with Recreation. And Susan Burke will come on later on all of the park development-related capital projects so—

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (December 2, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Perhaps, sure John, perhaps it’s a comment though that you can take back with Staff as you’re developing the capital plan into the future. The comment that we often hear, and I’m sure that other Councillors are hearing it is that the waterfront is stunning, beautiful. Everybody enjoys it.

It’s just that we’d like to see a little bit of that in each of our communities.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

—congratulate you on your festival that is starting to come back. I remember when Councillor Frank McKechnie was your councillor up here. There was a Malton Festival every year. And then unfortunately, it disappeared.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (May 14, 2008 Mississauga Budget Committee meeting):

Thank you. I’ve just got a quick comment to indicate how delighted I am to see the funding for the Malton Community Festival. It is a very humble amount –$3,100.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

It’s coming back with a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of young people participating in it. And so Malton has a great future in the City of Mississauga.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (June 25, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

Cargo flights actually are the ones that aren’t restricted. The passenger planes are restricted. So the cargo flights are the ones that can continue flying through the night.

Yes, I receive the complaints. Those are the residents though that have been putting up with the airport now for over forty years. And so they’re just used to it, fed up by it, but to place complaints that really goes nowhere. I mean, they’ve done it.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (June 25, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting whispers):

Yee-up.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (June 25, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

You’re limited to the number of complaints you can put in in a single day. Let’s say it’s your day off and you’d like to put in complaints about planes going off their flight tracks. Well, you’re limited to putting in one complaint every 24 hours.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

We realize the separation that exists and we’re doing everything possible to bring Malton into this city in regard to our city core etcetera.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MODERATOR (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core):

We have a question down here.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core):

Hi, it’s just a really, really quick question. How many people here are from —live in Malton?

Thank you.

[laughter from the audience. One person applauds.]

MODERATOR (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core):

We have a question down here.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (February 28, 2008 “OUR FUTURE MISSISSAUGA Conversation for the 21st Century” public input meeting, Living Arts Centre, city core whispers):

There was nobody. No hand up.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

We hope that you will take advantage of the renovated city core —our Civic Centre that is going to be open next year. With all modern, up-to-date facilities for festivals etcetera.

[CLOCKWIPE: REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

I also think there’s —you know this, you know, I don’t want to sound harsh here. But there’s this issue of ridiculousness where we’ve paid to build a library, we’ve paid for the shelves in the library, we’ve paid to stock the library. But now the doors are closed and people can press their noses against the wall and look at what they paid for. They just can’t access them.

So there’s an issue there.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

But I think very much we need to have access to our libraries. Certainly in Malton. Certainly at the McKechnie Centre.

This is a priority for our community.

You know the request earlier on, or the recommendation earlier on that saved a hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to centralize our ordering and our purchasing. That’s something that I think we could have done years ago! And I frankly begrudge the fact that we haven’t tapped into those savings for the last four or ten years.

Had we had that ten years ago, we would have saved an aggregate of $1.5 million dollars.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

But that’s the type of savings that I’d really like to find that doesn’t affect front line services to residents. Especially seniors, especially young moms. Especially kids that are going to read. You want to encourage reading.

So that would be my recommendation as you’re looking to come up with some hours —changing the hours around to make sure that we don’t have a day that’s closed. Especially in communities—

MISSISSAUGA DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES, DON MILLS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

Exactly.

MISSISSAUGA WARD 5 COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS (September 17, 2008 Mississauga General Committee meeting):

—I could point out Malton. It’s over an hour by bus to come down to the central part of the city. And that’s really just not feasible.

[CLOCKWIPE]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

—and especially for the cultural makeup of our city.

You know there’s the Pakistani Festival. There’s the Indian Festival. There’s the Polish Festival. All those festivals now —Ukranian Festival, are coming to our city core. Because the makeup of our municipality now is 48% of our population now is ethnic background.

You have one of the most —one of the most efficient cricket boxes in Mississauga right here in Wildwood Park. And I’ve been up here to a number of tournaments that have been held there. We’re so proud of that, in fact it is such a good cricket box that tournaments, province-wide and Canada-wide can be held here in Malton.

So, we —I promise you that Malton will not be neglected in any way. That we will provide all the services that we provide to any other part of Mississauga.

Your arena. We are looking at it. How can it be converted to what it needed in Malton? And our Staff will be consulting with you to know what you want your arena to be.

So, let’s on October the 25th, I look forward again to serving Malton for the next four years.

[CROSS ZOOM]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (October 7, 2010 MALTON All Candidates Meeting, Lincoln Alexander Secondary School):

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

If nothing comes up, great.

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

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

Thanks for listening.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]
[MUSIC with first drive to Malton in March 2007]

MALTON, ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN, first research drive through Malton, March 2007

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

MALTON March 3, 2008 Mississauga Youth Plan Meeting Mississauga Corporate Security RESPONSE UNIT Welcome Wagon. HEY HEY MISSCORPSEC, WHAT DO YOU SAY? HOW MANY YOUTH DID YOU BAN TODAY? HOW MANY YOUTH DID YOU BAN TODAY?

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

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

Spreadsheet into percentage of Hazel McCallion’s votes by Mississauga polling stations provides unique insights

November 18th, 2010  

Want to know the breakdown of Percentage Support for Hazel McCallion by polling station? Well we did!

As regular readers know, I, The Mississauga Muse, registered for the office of mayor back on January 4, 2010 as part of my research into City of Mississauga municipal governance and how it relates to the Roots of Youth Violence.

Over the last few days we’ve taken the City of Mississauga’s PDF file of the official election results and converted them into a spreadsheet. Yesterday we reported the most preliminary of preliminary findings in the Blog, “Mississauga News quotes Councillors: VOTERS’ LIST WAS A “MESS”. Why didn’t the City check its own Official Election Results?!” That Blog provided insight into how Hazel McCallion’s 107,643 votes were distributed both by ward and polling stations. These data however don’t necessarily show support for McCallion because it was possible for her to receive the highest number of votes in a polling station where she only got 40-50% of Mayor’s ballots cast—a plurality, in other words.

It was crucial then to create another spreadsheet showing McCallion’s support by polling station based on the simple equation “Votes for Hazel McCallion” divided by “Total Ballots Cast for Mayor”.  Example. There are 10 ballets cast for Mayor. 8 were for Hazel McCallion. 8/10 or 80% support at that polling station. These data would provide true insight into McCallion support “strongholds” and also pinpoint areas of dissatisfaction with the Mayor.

And that’s what we did here. This table is presented from strongest support (100% of votes at Meadowcroft Constitution, a retirement home) to lowest (39.52% at Ridgeview Public School Day 4). While 100% of 10 ballots cast for Mayor isn’t such a big deal, receiving only 39.52% out of 554 ballots cast for mayor at Ridgeview Public School is.  At first we assumed the 39.52% reflected dissatisfaction with Hazel McCallion. But examining Ridgeview Public School Day 4 polling station results for both McCallion and Councillor Eve Adams confirms something quite different is afoot.

And we’ll leave it at that!

As part of my research into the Roots of Youth Violence we’ll also create polling station breakdowns like this for all Wards. (More commentary after the table.) So. Here’s the spreadsheet.

Voter Support for Hazel McCallion according to polling station
NOTE: For context Hazel McCallion won with
76.40%

Polling Locations                    Total      Total for   Total for    % for
                                    Ballots       Hazel       Mayor      Hazel
                                      Cast       McCALLION              McCALLION
0054 3 Meadowcroft Constitution         15          10           10      100.00%
0121 6 Leisureworld-Streetsville        29          28           29       96.55%
0173 8 Advance Poll Day 1               94          88           94       93.62%
0191 9 Advance Poll Day 1               47          44           47       93.62%
0209 10 Advance Poll Day 1              35          32           35       91.43%
0174 8 Advance Poll Day 2               65          57           63       90.48%
0229 11 Ray Underhill PS-Day4          295         260          291       89.35%
0048 3 Westminster Court               123         106          120       88.33%
0076 4 Cawthra Gardens Long Term        25          22           25       88.00%
0165 8 Living Waters Residence          84          73           83       87.95%
0123 6 Advance Poll Day 2               98          85           97       87.63%
0172 8 University of Toronto             8           7            8       87.50%
0189 9 Village of Erin Meadows          23          20           23       86.96%
0227 11 Advance Poll Day 2              38          33           38       86.84%
0030 2 Wawel Villa                      37          32           37       86.49%
0120 6 Yee Hong Centre                  43          32           37       86.49%
0175 8 South Common CC - Day 3         414         348          403       86.35%
0194 9 Erin Meadows CC - Day 4         282         239          277       86.28%
0034 2 Clarkson CC - Day 4             215         185          215       86.05%
0035 2 Lorne Park SS - Day 3           372         318          370       85.95%
0196 9 Meadowvale CC - Day 4           259         220          256       85.94%
0195 9 Meadowvale CC - Day 3           301         256          298       85.91%
0050 3 Beechwood Place                  77          66           77       85.71%
0143 7 Heritage House                   22          18           21       85.71%
0192 9 Advance Poll Day 2               42          36           42       85.71%
0225 11 Extendicare Mississauga         28          24           28       85.71%
0167 8 Carmel Heights                   42          35           41       85.37%
0210 10 Advance Poll Day 2              34          29           34       85.29%
0032 2 Advance Poll Day 2               33          28           33       84.85%
0171 8 Sunrise Senior Living            13          11           13       84.62%
0056 3 Advance Poll Day 2               60          49           58       84.48%
0072 4 The Mansion                     201         165          196       84.18%
0148 7 Huron Park CC - Day 3           188         156          186       83.87%
0140 7 Leisureworld-Mississauga         37          31           37       83.78%
0188 9 Heritage Glen                   155         122          146       83.56%
0177 8 Pheasant Run PS - Day 3         230         192          230       83.48%
0206 10 St.Therese Catholic School    1040         859         1030       83.40%
0010 1 Miss Long Term Care               7           5            6       83.33%
0033 2 Clarkson CC - Day 3             279         230          276       83.33%
0168 8 Ivan Franko Home                 54          44           53       83.02%
0183 9 Settler's Green PublicSchool   1459        1203         1452       82.85%
0219 11 Ray Underhill Public School   1331        1088         1315       82.74%
0176 8 South Common CC - Day 4         323         263          318       82.70%
0079 4 Advance Poll Day 2              138         114          138       82.61%
0187 9 StRichard Separate School      1388        1137         1377       82.57%
0023 2 Clarkson C.C.                  1167         952         1153       82.57%
0036 2 Lorne Park SS - Day 4           337         275          334       82.34%
0182 9 Miller's Grove Public School   1139         928         1129       82.20%
0185 9 Meadowvale C.C.                1164         950         1156       82.18%
0058 3 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day4           261         212          258       82.17%
0055 3 Advance Poll Day 1               68          55           67       82.09%
0116 6 St.Dunstan Catholic School      915         743          906       82.01%
0066 4 StCharles Garnier School       1096         872         1067       81.72%
0193 9 Erin Meadows CC - Day 3         346         275          337       81.60%
0149 7 Huron Park CC - Day 4           211         172          211       81.52%
0158 8 Pheasant Run Public School     1422        1147         1411       81.29%
0051 3 Meadowcroft Bough Beeches        17          13           16       81.25%
0067 4 StsPeter & Paul School         1140         901         1110       81.17%
0078 4 Advance Poll Day 1              148         120          148       81.08%
0217 11 Streetsville SecSchool         977         772          955       80.84%
0186 9 Shelter Bay Public School      1166         931         1152       80.82%
0047 3 John Cabot SecSchool           1024         815         1009       80.77%
0103 5 Advance Poll Day 2               58          46           57       80.70%
0024 2 StHelen Separate School         902         723          896       80.69%
0203 10 St.Edith Stein School         1368        1085         1347       80.55%
0112 6 Edenrose Public School         1154         906         1125       80.53%
0214 10 Lisgar Middle School-Day4      470         368          457       80.53%
0228 11 Ray Underhill PS-Day3          263         209          260       80.38%
0160 8 All Saints Separate School     1064         840         1048       80.15%
0108 6 McBride Ave Public School      1198         942         1176       80.10%
0080 4 Mississauga Valley CC-Day3      381         296          370       80.00%
0170 8 Specialty Care-Mississauga       21          16           20       80.00%
0016 1 Port Credit SS - Day 3          246         194          243       79.84%
0057 3 Burnhamthorpe CC-Day3           290         224          281       79.72%
0204 10 StSimon Stock School           811         640          803       79.70%
0118 6 Whitehorn Public School        1258         992         1246       79.61%
0106 5 Frank McKechnie CC-Day3         404         316          397       79.60%
0184 9 St.John of the Cross School    1096         865         1087       79.58%
0181 9 Our Lady of Mercy School        593         464          584       79.45%
0110 6 Queenston Drive Pub School      866         668          841       79.43%
0205 10 Lisgar Middle School          1213         946         1191       79.43%
0115 6 StHerbert Catholic School      1079         847         1068       79.31%
0137 7 Bishop Scalabrini School        994         769          970       79.28%
0077 4 Amica at City Centre            309         240          303       79.21%
0088 5 San Lorenzo Ruiz School        1067         834         1053       79.20%
0031 2 Advance Poll Day 1               48          38           48       79.17%
0070 4 StMatthew Catholic School       804         626          791       79.14%
0180 9 Castlebridge Public School      924         725          917       79.06%
0126 6 River Grove CC - Day 3          405         317          401       79.05%
0153 8 St.Margaret of Scotland         635         498          630       79.05%
0001 1 Riverside Public School         722         558          706       79.04%
0061 4 Silver Creek Public School      984         769          975       78.87%
0216 11 Rec Room-4 Caroline Street     289         215          273       78.75%
0053 3 Summerville Pines               287         218          277       78.70%
0017 1 Port Credit SS - Day 4          262         203          258       78.68%
0207 10 StAlbert of Jerusalem          994         766          975       78.56%
0162 8 Credit Valley Public School     962         747          951       78.55%
0146 7 St Timothy SS - Day 3           187         146          186       78.49%
0131 7 St.Catherine ofSienna School    872         675          860       78.49%
0089 5 Frank McKechnie C.C.           1861        1423         1815       78.40%
0059 3 Teresa of Calcutta-Day3         320         243          310       78.39%
0218 11 Vista Heights Public School    712         550          702       78.35%
0071 4 St.Pio of Peitrelcina School   1463        1106         1412       78.33%
0213 10 Lisgar Middle School-Day3      395         303          387       78.29%
0159 8 Ashgrove Public School          828         640          818       78.24%
0133 7 Mary Fix Catholic School        815         626          801       78.15%
0156 8 South Common C.C.              1286         997         1276       78.13%
0063 4 Thornwood Public School         719         553          708       78.11%
0025 2 St Francis of Assisi           1104         854         1094       78.06%
0111 6 StDavid of Wales School        1614        1229         1576       77.98%
0198 10 StBernard of Clairvaux         925         710          911       77.94%
0223 11 Levi Creek Public School      1061         814         1045       77.89%
0166 8 South Common Court              109          81          104       77.88%
0107 5 Frank McKechnie CC-Day4         537         412          529       77.88%
0085 5 St.Gertrude Separate School     963         732          940       77.87%
0049 3 Sunrise Senior Living            18          14           18       77.78%
0041 3 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta      604         457          588       77.72%
0046 3 St Basil Catholic School       1394        1039         1339       77.60%
0136 7 StPhilip Catholic School       1188         909         1172       77.56%
0190 9 Edenwood Seniors Village         52          38           49       77.55%
0208 10 Kindree Public School          879         676          872       77.52%
0006 1 Queen of Heaven Sep School     1664        1256         1621       77.48%
0065 4 Briarwood Public School         784         593          766       77.42%
0018 2 Clarkson Public School         1315        1011         1307       77.35%
0102 5 Advance Poll Day 1               45          34           44       77.27%
0154 8 King's Masting Public School    792         606          785       77.20%
0201 10 StFaustina CatholicSchool     1075         815         1056       77.18%
0087 5 StHilary Catholic School        746         564          731       77.15%
0015 1 Miss Sr Centre - Day 4          247         189          245       77.14%
0029 2 Sheridan Villa                   71          54           70       77.14%
0052 3 Tyndall Nursing Home             49          37           48       77.08%
0151 8 Holy Name of Mary College       610         464          603       76.95%
0144 7 Advance Poll Day 1              125          93          121       76.86%
0231 11 David Leeder MS-Day4           278         209          272       76.84%
0127 6 River Grove CC - Day 4          475         361          470       76.81%
0117 6 River Grove C.C.               1465        1116         1453       76.81%
0220 11 Britannia Public School       1709        1291         1681       76.80%
0128 7 Munden Park Public School       883         663          864       76.74%
0040 3 Silverthorn Public School       746         550          718       76.60%
0045 3 StsMartha & Mary School        1473        1099         1437       76.48%
0081 4 Mississauga Valley CC-Day4      307         230          301       76.41%
0230 11 David Leeder MS-Day3           219         165          216       76.39%
0060 3 Teresa of Calcutta-Day4         275         200          262       76.34%
0074 4 Park Mansion                    171         129          169       76.33%
0084 5 ChamplainTrail Public School   1307         977         1281       76.27%
0179 9 Erin Meadows C.C.              1248         945         1241       76.15%
0028 2 The Wenleigh                     25          19           25       76.00%
0222 11 David Leeder Middle School    1277         959         1263       75.93%
0215 11 Vic Johnston C.C.              813         614          809       75.90%
0068 4 Corpus Christi School           994         746          983       75.89%
0026 2 Sheridan Park Public School     794         600          792       75.76%
0020 2 StLuke Catholic School         1104         831         1097       75.75%
0113 6 StBernadette School            1493        1101         1456       75.62%
0005 1 Mississauga SrCentre           1048         780         1032       75.58%
0138 7 Fairview Public School          515         385          511       75.34%
0157 8 StMark Separate School         1545        1148         1526       75.23%
0039 3 St Thomas More School          1137         823         1095       75.16%
0134 7 Huron Park C.C.                1636        1212         1613       75.14%
0145 7 Advance Poll Day 2              183         136          181       75.14%
0200 10 Ruth Thompson Middle Schoo     930         687          917       74.92%
0155 8 Christ the King School         1307         964         1287       74.90%
0062 4 Metropolitan Andrei School      755         550          735       74.83%
0044 3 Forest Glen Public School      1046         761         1020       74.61%
0122 6 Advance Poll Day 1              151         111          149       74.50%
0161 8 Artesian Drive Public School    775         569          764       74.48%
0163 8 StRose of Lima School           765         560          752       74.47%
0221 11 StVeronica CatholicSchool      845         622          837       74.31%
0022 2 Lorne Park Public School       1013         740          997       74.22%
0086 5 Fairwind Senior PublicSchool   1035         756         1020       74.12%
0226 11 Advance Poll Day 1              55          40           54       74.07%
0152 8 StJean Baptiste School         1107         811         1096       74.00%
0130 7 St.Timothy Separate School      429         313          423       74.00%
0027 2 Erin Mills Lodge                 69          51           69       73.91%
0073 4 Skymark West Phase 2            242         175          237       73.84%
0147 7 St Timothy SS - Day 4           150         110          149       73.83%
0178 8 Pheasant Run PS - Day 4         169         124          168       73.81%
0135 7 FrDaniel Zanon School          1382        1001         1357       73.77%
0169 8 Amica - Erin Mills               81          56           76       73.68%
0202 10 Churchill Meadows School       973         704          959       73.41%
0019 2 Owenwood Public School         1111         810         1104       73.37%
0090 5 Ridgewood Public School         725         512          698       73.35%
0008 1 ISNA Elementary School          815         588          802       73.32%
0043 3 Burnhamthorpe C.C.             1012         726          992       73.19%
0094 5 Brandon Gate Public School      551         387          529       73.16%
0082 4 Huntington Ridge PS-Day3        122          87          119       73.11%
0150 8 Oakridge Public School          584         422          578       73.01%
0004 1 Forest Ave Public School       1039         747         1026       72.81%
0042 3 Burnhamthorpe Public School    1056         745         1024       72.75%
0069 4 Huntington Ridge School        1061         761         1046       72.75%
0199 10 McKinnon Public School         654         471          648       72.69%
0064 4 Mississauga Valley C.C.        1117         797         1097       72.65%
0114 6 Fallingbrook Middle School      946         678          934       72.59%
0100 5 Ridgewood Court                  69          45           62       72.58%
0125 6 McBride Avenue PS-Day4          390         275          379       72.56%
0129 7 Clifton Public School           908         646          891       72.50%
0197 10 Oscar Peterson PublicSchool    735         524          730       71.78%
0037 3 Brian W Fleming                1111         774         1085       71.34%
0119 6 St.Valentine Catholic School   1301         912         1280       71.25%
0075 4 Aspen Grove                     125          84          118       71.19%
0109 6 Springfield Public School      1241         865         1221       70.84%
0007 1 Lakeview Golf Course           1129         784         1108       70.76%
0132 7 Floradale Public School         971         659          934       70.56%
0003 1 Port Credit SecSchool          1331         929         1320       70.38%
0212 10 Ruth Thompson MS-Day4          693         471          672       70.09%
0124 6 McBride Avenue PS-Day3          433         290          414       70.05%
0038 3 Dixie Public School             968         653          938       69.62%
0224 11 Derry West Village School     1052         708         1020       69.41%
0012 1 Advance Poll Day 1               52          36           52       69.23%
0142 7 Extendicare                      13           9           13       69.23%
0139 7 King Garden Retirement          107          74          107       69.16%
0095 5 Darcel Ave Senior School        779         530          768       69.01%
0014 1 Miss Sr Centre - Day 3          305         200          296       67.57%
0021 2 Lorne Park SecSchool            795         529          786       67.30%
0091 5 Morning Star Middle School      547         356          534       66.67%
0099 5 Malton Village Long Term         18          12           18       66.67%
0141 7 Trillium Health Centre            6           4            6       66.67%
0092 5 Marvin Heights Public School    763         490          737       66.49%
0009 1 Westacres Public School         959         628          946       66.38%
0097 5 Dunrankin Dr Public School      975         621          939       66.13%
0101 5 Villa Forum Long Term           113          69          105       65.71%
0002 1 Kenollie Public School          877         559          855       65.38%
0211 10 Ruth Thompson MS-Day3          432         273          419       65.16%
0096 5 Malton C.C.                     564         353          545       64.77%
0093 5 StRaphael Catholic School       635         378          585       64.62%
0011 1 Regency Retirement Res           39          24           38       63.16%
0083 4 Huntington Ridge PS-Day4        127          76          125       60.80%
0098 5 Rec Room- 3580 Etude Dr          42          22           39       56.41%
0164 8 Credit Valley Hospital            2           1            2       50.00%
0104 5 Ridgewood PS - Day 3            547         240          514       46.69%
0013 1 Advance Poll Day 2               32          14           30       46.67%
0105 5 Ridgewood PS - Day 4            592         215          544       39.52%

Also, check out the Mississauga News article, “Szabo calls for end to ‘damaging’ statements” and Mississauga South MP Paul Szabo tabling Bill 596 in the House of Commons, “calling for ethical criteria for politicians regarding their privileges, immunities and powers.”

I for one, have lost faith and agree fully with the 19-year old youth who emailed me stating “The System is CORRUPT there is no way to fix it”. Freedom of Information and four years of audio/videotaping “The Best City in Canada” whose mayor claimed they “lead Canada in management” has convinced me that our lying public institutions are morally beyond redemption.

The only thing citizens can do is inform themselves in order to protect themselves from their own Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments.

UPDATE: November 18, 2010, 9:10 pm. This morning I received an email from the City of Mississauga insisting that I remove the YouTube video “Mississauga mayoral candidate, “The Mississauga Muse” videotapes casting her vote” stating:

Please note that this is a violation of Section 49 (3) of the Municipal Elections Act which states:

No elector shall show his or her marked ballot to any person so as to reveal how he or she has voted, except in connection with obtaining assistance in voting under paragraph 4 of subsection 52 (1).

I respectfully request that you arrange to remove this video from all public sources immediately.

As a result I was forced to rework the video in order to comply with the Act. Since I was going through this trouble, I decided to provide the entire raw video from camera off to camera on in order to prove that the scrutineers knew that I had a camera, helped me find a marker and at no time informed me I was in any kind of violation. To comply with the Act in the replacement video, I BLACKED OUT my marking of the ballot and used the audio track only.

I’m quite happy about this replacement video if for no other reason than it removes all doubt that I did anything covert. So. Onto the video.

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.

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

MYTHissauga’s Hazel McCallion “could be caught, in the library, with the candlestick in her hand, over the dead body, and she would still win by a landslide!”

October 22nd, 2010  

This is my last Blog before Monday’s election. I registered for the office of Mayor to give voice to people who don’t have one. And really, they don’t. Neither do I. And once you know the truth, there’s really just one “appropriate” response. A single defiant middle finger raised in contempt for those who lie as effortlessly and convincingly as our own city hall.

A reminder that a Promise is a Promise, Lieutenant Dan. And I promised two youth that I’d give them the voice that government denied them.  And I delivered on that promise in spades. I’ll even make sure their words get into the Peel Archives as part of my campaign platform.

And so I’m turning this Blog over to the two youth who’ve helped me understand. To see government as they do. And then I’ll cut-and-paste comments from two Malton residents over to here as part of this Blog as well.

First, the youth who told me this in an interview he granted me back in February 2008 (“Our Future Mississauga” Community Visioning Charrette).

I’m speaking for a community of people right now. I’m not representing Youth. I’m representing a whole genre of people. So the basic thing would be —RESPECT us, help us, help us to be self-sufficient and we’ll help you. You just gotta give and take. If you want us to be self-sufficient, you gotta help us.

You gotta come out of your comfort zone, come from your office, come from your desks, put down your job titles…

Please do that. Like literally. Come off that way of thinking and actually come into the streets and talk to the people that you claim to represent. You must! There’s not even an option no more!

Next, the 19-year old who wrote this to me via 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!

Last, two comments from Malton cut-and-pasted from my October 19th, 2010 Blog, “Mississauga Mayoral Candidate, George Winter calls for Ontario Ombudsman into Municipalities and MUSH Sector”, including my answers.

2 Responses to “Mississauga Mayoral Candidate, George Winter calls for Ontario Ombudsman into Municipalities and MUSH Sector”

  1. christine RN CDE (new to Malton 11/2 years) on October 20th, 2010 7:15 pmHi
    I was asked by a new neighbour when i moved here, “Why did YOU move here?” I responded that it was a working class neighbourhood which is my type and close to clairville conservation area so I can get some needed sanity. I work in a CHC (soon to be in the needed malton satellite) and am very aware of the problems in malton. Who is most going to pay attention to it out of the candidates? The industry and airport provide huge tax dollars to Mythissauga, but Malton recieves the least in assistance. What is that about and how to change it?

And my response:

Hi there christine. Thanks for your note.

Your assessment of Malton, specifically, “The industry and airport provide huge tax dollars to Mythissauga, but Malton recieves the least in assistance.” is exactly how I see it. I once asked at Mississauga Council if the City had ever done a tax-flow analysis for Malton because like you, I figure Malton’s suffering from a negative-flow. Meaning bringing in considerable revenue to the City who then funnels that money into the already “stunning” amenities of the powerful, affluent South MYTHissauga. The City Manager responded that no, no such monitoring is done but assured me that every part of the city gets its fair share. The City brass say a lot of things…

So that’s what that’s about.

As for how to change it? MALTON HAS TO WAKE THE HELL UP! You have. You know. You need to tell your neighbours. I’m trying here but a Blog hasn’t got much in the way of legs. So my strategy is to wake up one slumbering victim of MYTHissauga at a time. One at a time. Malton residents have to have each others’ back and not take any wooden nickels from Hazel McCallion!

Send Maltonians to this video. It says it all.

ROGERS CABLE 10 MISSISSAUGA REFUSES TO AIR MALTON VIDEO BY MAYORAL CANDIDATE (5:00 min)

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

Also. I’ve watched Malton’s councillor, Eve Adams since June 2006 and she’s grown a Voice. Man I had zero use for her back in 2006 but now?… She’s good for Malton so vote for her. She’s smart. She does her homework. She cares!

That’s about it and thanks again for your comment!

The other Malton comment:

  1. Me on October 21st, 2010 12:22 am

    Hi,

    Note: I was the one who walked up to you and said “I read your blog” (so enthusiastically), without any introduction I must add.

    First off, I’d like to say kudos to you on speaking out at the “so called” debate at Lincoln Alexander. If I knew that you were registered as a candidate for mayor, I would have stayed for longer. I guess I’m not reading your blog as close enough. Honestly, I was thinking of running for a seat just to ensure that democracy was served in this election. I feel that candidates never really defend their views or provide real answers for their residents. Especially for Malton, you only see candidates come to the area once every four years to talk to the residents. One of the most basic questions submitted to the Malton Mirror for the debate was “Will there be periodic town hall meetings to engage the residents of Malton”. It looks like all the candidates chose not to take this question for their pre-prepared speeches.

    Now for the Mayor race, I hope that the residents of Mythissauga (like the way you coined that term) really listen to what being offered and make their vote count this term. The one thing that I REALLY disagree with is the overall theme of this election for all wards. The message seems to be, either you are with the mayor or you are not. This is going back to the inquiry and the costs associated. The common message being given is that it was a waste of money, it was only done for mud slinging, and whoever voted for it should pay at the ballot box. I am of the opinion that this message has been cleverly delivered from the top (how many times have you heard that we need a council that “works”).

    I’ve always been a advocate of transparent government. In recent years (or to my recollection), I am seeing how this transparency is being stripped away or where it seems non-existent (motion passed to stop residents from addressing council (not sure if they brought that back), attempting to get minutes for sub-committee meetings, etc). I even went to the effort of reading council minutes from the city website, but in light of the recent doctoring, how can we see exactly what’s going on in our city?

    With this in mind, all residents in our city should have been glad and encouraged an inquiry into those land dealings. I hope that people don’t support the status quo and really think about their next city council. Unless you REALLY know what’s going on, things in this city may not be as good as it seems.

    That’s my rant for the day. Keep up the good work.

    – The person that reads your blog :)

My reply:

Hi “Me” and so good for you to take the time to write! Reading what you wrote, I’ve nothing to add. You *get* it. Now like me, who also *gets* it, you have a moral obligation. You must now help other Maltonians to get it. Please. Just like me. One person at a time. Help other Maltonians to get it!

And for the record, even though I gave this speech in Ward 3, it too was meant for Malton (and the people of Dixie/Bloor)

Mississauga Mayoral Candidates stand up for the Ontario Ombudsman (literally) 3:48 min

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

Zero doubt. Monday, Hazel McCallion will win. Why?

A comment to “Inquiry report unlikely before vote” explains perfectly.

“Justanopinion Aug 12, 2010 6:12 PM

Face reality

Our mayor could be caught, in the library, with the candlestick in her hand, over the dead body, and she would still win by a landslide!”

I don’t call this company town MYTHissauga for nothing!

"The TRIIUMPH of MYTHissauga" "Justanopinion  Aug 12, 2010 6:12 PM       Face reality  Our mayor could be caught, in the library, with the candlestick in her hand, over the dead body, and she would still win by a landslide!  MISSISSAUGA NEWS READERS COMME

And with this, a Promise is Kept.

The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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

October 9th, 2010  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCRIPT OF THE MALTON/LINCOLN ALEXANDER SPEECH

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

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

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

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

I have a moral obligation to tell you something.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And that’s still not the worst part.

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

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

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

Or this one?

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

If nothing comes up, great.

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

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

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

Thanks for listening.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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

EXCLUSIVE *BIG NAME* HAZEL MCCALLION CHALLENGER-VIGIL at 11th Hour Mississauga City Clerk’s Office

September 10th, 2010  

MISSISSAUGAWATCH documented the 11th hour activities at the Mississauga City Clerk’s Office hoping against Hope that a last-minute BIG NAME candidate-Champion would register for Mayor and take on Hazel McCallion. But it was not to be.

This video superbly documents our disappointment… Music “Losing My Religion” by REM.

Video: *BIG NAME* HAZEL MCCALLION CHALLENGER-VIGIL at 11th Hour Mississauga City Clerk’s Office (4:06 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (sitting on the floor in the corner at Mississauga City Clerk’s Office as nominations close September 10, 2010, 1:41 pm. Speaking quietly into camera)

Please, please come in. I’ll even deliver pamphlets for you and brochures. Please please please walk in through that door.  Please please please.

[DIP TO WHITE 1:41:27 pm]

Please please please please please. Please walk through that door and deliver us from Evil.

[DIP TO WHITE 1:42:44 pm]

1:42:44. Just a little over fifteen minutes. And nobody’s walking through that door.

We’re doomed. We’re doomed.

[DIP TO WHITE]

There’s less than fifteen minutes left and we’re still waiting for a BIG NAME to walk through that door and sign on for Mayor to rescue us.

If I were religious I’d start praying now.

It’s not going to happen.

Less than fifteen minutes left. For nominations to close. And waiting for a *BIG* NAME Mayor candidate to challenge Hazel McCallion to walk in. And sign up.

Please please please God, make it happen. This is the God of Truth, Justice, Liberty, Democracy, Openness, Accountability, Transparency —and Canadianism.

[DIP TO WHITE 1:48:28 pm]

It is now 1:48. There’s about twelve minutes left. There’s just twelve minutes left for a BIG MAYOR CANDIDATE to walk through that door and rescue us.

Somebody who’s gonna say, “I’m committed to flinging the shutters open on the City.”

[DIP TO WHITE 1:54:27 pm]

Six minutes. We’re waiting.

I think this is like the people in the Alamo. You know, they were waiting to be rescued?…  And it didn’t happen? I suspect they were more disappointed than I am though.

[laughs]

Ah God, this is so funny. This is just, you know, it’s —I think what’s so funny is The Pretend. I mean, all of the accouterments from Democracy are here. Actually that’s not true at all.

We’re still waiting. There’s got to be five minutes left.

[DIP TO WHITE 1:55:24 pm]

Oh shit! Less than five minutes. Ohhhhhhhh

Please please please walk through that door! Please walk through that door!

You know why nobody’s going to walk through that door? ‘Cuz I can’t think of a single person —BIG NAME in the City of Mississauga who I would trust!

[DIP TO WHITE 1:59:25 pm]

BIG NAME CANDIDATE walk through that door. Please please please please please. Please come. Please come and rescue us. Please please please.

Please!

MISSISSAUGA CITY CLERK CRYSTAL GREER (at Mississauga City Clerk’s Office as nominations close September 10, 2010, 1:59:48 pm.)

Fifteen seconds.

Two o’clock!

MISSISSAUGA ELECTION COORDINATOR PINA MANCUSO at Mississauga City Clerk’s Office as nominations close September 10, 2010, 1:59:48 pm.)

Two o’clock! Nominations are closed!

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (sitting on the floor in the corner at Mississauga City Clerk’s Office as nominations close September 10, 2010, 1:41 pm. Speaking quietly into camera)

And that means we’re f***ed.

There it is. We’re screwed.

MISSISSAUGA ELECTION COORDINATOR PINA MANCUSO at Mississauga City Clerk’s Office as nominations close September 10, 2010, 1:59:48 pm.)

Good job!

MISSISSAUGA CITY CLERK CRYSTAL GREER (at Mississauga City Clerk’s Office as nominations close September 10, 2010, 1:59:48 pm.)

So we will continue to process everybody’s—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (sitting on the floor in the corner at Mississauga City Clerk’s Office as nominations close September 10, 2010, 1:41 pm. Speaking quietly into camera)

They’re all happy that there’s no viable candidate going up against Hazel McCallion.

So, that’s it.

[DIP TO BLACK TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

EMAIL RECEIVED FROM A (perceptive) YOUTH THROUGH YOUTUBE

HAZEL MCCALLION’S HANDLER TRIES TO GAG TORONTO SUN FROM ASKING MAYOR THE JUDICIAL INQUIRY

September 9th, 2010  

No time today for anything except to present this video of Mayor Hazel McCallion’s pinstriped handler stopping Toronto Sun’s Joe Worthington as Mr. Worthington tried to ask a question about the Judicial Inquiry. To his credit Worthington held his ground.

The Mayor’s response? “No comment.”

Video: HAZEL MCCALLION’S HANDLER TRIES TO GAG TORONTO SUN FROM ASKING MAYOR ABOUT THE JUDICIAL INQUIRY” (4:38 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

PATRICK MENDES (“Friends of Hazel” Oppose the Judicial Inquiry Rally, December 2, 2009):

Judicial inquiries are very expensive and they’ve already got a legal opinion on this. I repeat —we’ve got to send them a message that what they’re doing is wrong!

They are wasting our money.

PATRICK MENDES (“Friends of Hazel” Oppose the Judicial Inquiry Rally, December 2, 2009 raising the Ontario Ombudsman cap to the camera):

That’s why we need the Ontario Ombudsman investigating Municipalities. Right there.

PATRICK MENDES (“Friends of Hazel” Oppose the Judicial Inquiry Rally, December 2, 2009):

They are driving our Mayor and our city through the [inaudible]. And for what? For their own political ambitions.

[CROSS-FADE]

MISSISSAUGA JUDICIAL INQUIRY TRANSCRIPT, July 27, 2010. Mr. William McDowell “Q” and Peter McCallion “A”):

 13                 Q:   Now, let me just spend a -- a moment
 14  or two (2) on the question of what it was that you were
 15  going to get from a successful transaction.
 16                 So if the -- if the Agreement of Purchase
 17  and Sale had actually closed and this project was going
 18  to be built, let's just look at some of these things.
 19                 First of all, you had in mind that you
 20  would be the agent who would sell the condominium units.
 21                 A:   Correct.  
 22                 Q:   And you'd earn a commission on those.
 23                 A:   Yes.  
 24                 Q:   Standard commission is what -- 3
 25  percent for a unit like that?

1918

  1                 A:   No.  On a condominium, maybe one and
  2  a half (1 1/2).  
  3                 Q:   One and a half (1 1/2).  And so there
  4  were going to be something like two thousand (2,000)
  5  units over time?
  6                 A:   I think there was twenty-five hundred
  7  (2,500).  
  8                 Q:   Twenty-five hundred (2,500), so it
  9  maybe a variance.  So if it's two thousand (2,000) at 1
 10  1/2 percent, then the upside or gross commission for you
 11  is $3 million, is that right?
 12                 A:   It'd probably be more than that.  
 13                 Q:   More than that.  So if you go to
 14  twenty-five hundred (2,500) it would be three million,
 15  seven fifty (3,750,000)?
 16                 A:   I think it's more like ten (10) or 12
 17  million.  
 18                 Q:   More like ten (10) or twelve (12) --
 19                 A:   Yes.  
 20                 Q:   -- on 1 1/2 percent?  Your math is
 21  probably better than mine, but --
 22                 A:   Well, it was a $1 1/2 billion
 23  project.

HAZEL MCCALLION’S HANDLER (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

Yessir.

JOE WARMINGTON, Toronto Sun (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

Name’s Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun.

Mayor McCallion, on the Judicial Inquiry —I know you don’t want to talk much about it. But it is Out There and there’s a report that will come after the election.

HAZEL MCCALLION (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

[inaudible]

JOE WARMINGTON, Toronto Sun (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

Well, this is what we understand. And you hav—

HAZEL MCCALLION’S HANDLER (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

The Mayor has indicated she’s—

JOE WARMINGTON, Toronto Sun (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

Excuse me. I’m talking now.

HAZEL MCCALLION’S HANDLER (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

—not going to respond to those questions right now.

JOE WARMINGTON, Toronto Sun (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

I’m going to finish my question. This is a question —it a Media time.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispering into camera (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

Good for you.

JOE WARMINGTON, Toronto Sun (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

Is it okay Madam Mayor?

HAZEL MCCALLION (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

Yeah, I—

JOE WARMINGTON, Toronto Sun (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

So, so, I guess the question is —I’m rattled, I wasn’t expecting —this Hall is a place of Freedom and Free Speech so—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH whispering into camera (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

Silly person…

JOE WARMINGTON, Toronto Sun (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

So, so, I guess the question is —if for some reason that were to show some wrong-doing on your part with your son and this development, what kind of position would that put you in as Mayor? You know, it’s a complicated question, but you understand—

HAZEL MCCALLION (Mayor’s “I am running again” Streetsville News Conference, September 9, 2010):

It is a complicated —my question [sic] is no response.

[CROSS-FADE]

MISSISSAUGA JUDICIAL INQUIRY TRANSCRIPT, July 27, 2010. Mr. William McDowell “Q” and Peter McCallion “A”):

  2                 At a unit cost of two hundred thousand
  3  (200,000), which is low, at 1 1/2 percent, that would
  4  generate 3 million?
  5                 A:   Yes.
  6                 Q:   And then we can -- we can play with
  7  the numbers.  You know, if the unit costs are higher,
  8  it's 1 1/2 percent of that.
  9                 But -- but your upside is actually in the
 10  millions of dollars?
 11                 A:   Yes.
 12                 Q:   And you may need employees, you may
 13  have to split this and so on?
 14                 A:   Correct.
 15                 Q:   But if you are the Peter McCallion
 16  Real Estate Inc., in gross terms, as you say, you may
 17  generate $10 or $12 million?
 18                 A:   Gross.
 19                 Q:   Gross.
 20                 A:   Yes.
 21                 Q:   Right.  But that's what was in it for
 22  you, in --
 23                 A:   That's what was in it for me.

[HIGH DEFINITION CAMERA ADMIRES THE MAYOR’S HANDLER’S EXPENSIVE SHOES AND PINSTRIPE SUIT]

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL ---morally beyond redemption

“…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!”      —email from youth (age 19)

Mississauga Graffiti High Definition video-report: “The (‘eye-popping’) Cathedral”

August 21st, 2010  

As already reported, I’ve been researching Brampton/Mississauga graffiti since April 19, 2009. Why? Please see our May 13th, 2010 blog, GRAFFITI AND TAGGING IN MISSISSAUGA: INTRODUCING “HACR” (RESTRICTED CONTENT) for a full explanation.

Just over a week ago, a YouTuber tipped me off to the most remarkable graffiti site I’ve ever seen. He told me to prepare for some “eye-popping” graffiti and even that descriptor didn’t prepare me for the —WOW!

I made my first visit on August 12, 2010 and it took all of five minutes experiencing the Feel and I named the place, The Cathedral. This “Cathedral” is so big, its graffiti so extensive, that I couldn’t document everything in just one trip. I returned the next day.

A week passed and then yesterday, I returned with a High Definition camera.

Believe it or not, there were some rather dramatic changes between August 13th and yesterday. I guess with the weekend in between, da graffers had been back at it… Quite the surprise!

That’s enough of an intro. Time to let the videos do the talking. As always, the videos and then the transcripts. And warning, some will find images documented to be offensive.

Video: MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI-CATHEDRAL Part 1: The Privilege of Discovery (3:46 min)

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

[TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (first trip to “The Cathedral”, August 12, 2010):

It is Thursday, August the 12th, 2010 and I’m here following up on a tip. About some really amazing graffiti. And oh my god, it’s all over! It’s all over the place.

And I got the tip through YouTube —there’s somebody coming with their dog so I have to give them privacy. And I was told that I’d have to promise not to harm anything.

Guy with dog (“The Cathedral”, August 12, 2010):

How you doin’?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (first trip to “The Cathedral”, August 12, 2010):

Hi.

And, it’s a privilege seeing this. And I also know just looking at the richness —I mean, I can’t explain it. It’s, it’s incredible!

[DIP TO WHITE]

And the thing is, how do you even go and document something that extends from here, all the way along —to there. And looks like there’s something else over there as well.

(sighs)

Well it’s very clear that I have to be here, come again, and make a day of this.

Look at this, isn’t that a beautiful little C. raptor or something.

“Eye-popping graffiti”, that’s what I was told would be here.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Look at this. I mean… I feel like it’s discovering a cave with artists like—

And that’s what this is to me, it’s Art, it’s -it’s Voices, it’s —look at this.

Ya. There’s “The Doors”. And somebody who looks like they’ve been listening to The Doors all right.

If you see me shooting down it’s to try to protect the location.

[DIP TO WHITE]

See this? Isn’t this amazing, look at this, watch. You go like this, you go all the way this way, look at this! And you know, in here? Then it’s three-deep. It’s over there.

All of this I get to document. And to document it because you never know when authorities will come and delete all this. Because there is evidence here —I’m assuming that the white patching is done by authorities and not by graffiti artists who want a new canvas, I’m not sure.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Look at this.

Like imagine how much more interesting this is than a sterile bridge.

[DIP TO WHITE]

And the question is this, what’s behind those columns on this side? Beautiful.

Turning camera off.

[CROSS ZOOM]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (second trip to “The Cathedral”, August 13, 2010 teaser):

Well I made through the other side as my pants reveal and this is what the other side looks like. It’s amazing.

[TRANSCRIPT ENDS. SEE PART 2]

Video: MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI-CATHEDRAL Part 2: DON’T TELL ME THAT GRAFFITI ISN’T ART! (3:44 min)

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

[TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (second trip to “The Cathedral”, August 13, 2010):

It is Friday, August the 13th, 2010 and I’ve once again returned to the site that I was tipped off to yesterday, graffiti site here.

[DIP TO WHITE]

What I want to do today is see what’s across —over there. So the first thing I’ve got to do is figure out the logistics. So I’m going to do a little bit of exploring but that area, I want to see what’s over there.

Turning camera off.

Well I made through the other side as my pants reveal and this is what the other side looks like. It’s amazing. And now I get to see what the other side that I never got to see —is over here. And it’s remarkable, gonna take me a long time to document.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Just for orientation, before, I was on the opposite side of that wall and I came through this way.

So it was a delight to see “MYOH” also on this side. That’s one of his more elaborate pieces of work. And what’s really interesting is over here, I wonder if I can make this out here. You get the name “MYOH”, “QUEZ” —there’s “HACR”. Likely the OGC graffiti crew. There it is.

And I just want to also point out some things here and along this wall. And just to document further, along here, here —and it starts going into darker recesses.

I mean it’s extensive, huh.

I wonder what it’s like at night. Say with a full moon. I know when you talk to Maui surfers, their favourite time for surfing is, believe it or not, at night, under a full moon. And I wonder what this place must look like at night.

It’s almost cathedral-like. Look at it. And it’s definitely, a night place.

[DIP TO BLACK]

Look what I just found. “MYOH”. And a reminder that he’s got one, a way over on that side —here. He’s got another one right there and one on this opposite wall. So he’s really prominent here. That’s beautiful.

[DIP TO WHITE]

I have to say it’s worth coming and looking at every part of this, every square inch. Look what I found. Skeletal fish. But also this. A spray can in their brand of choice. Right there. I’m not going to move it either. I promised that I wasn’t going to touch anything.

[DIP TO WHITE]

I don’t expect this to come out, but take a look at that. Painting of an eye. And then it kind of goes quite nicely into this.

Don’t anybody say that graffiti isn’t Art.

Turning camera off.

STILL PHOTOS
[TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

And then we get to Trip Three. HIGH DEFINITION.

Video: Mississauga Graffiti HIGH DEFINITION “The Cathedral” Report (9:11 min)

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

[TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

It is Friday, August the 20th, 2010. We’re back at the Cathedrals —with one difference and that is that this time I have a High Definition camera.

[DIP TO WHITE]

I just want to make sure that I’m documenting every thing I did the other day, but this time in High Definition. And again, it’s just to do this stuff justice. ‘Cuz you never know when the authorities are going to come and erase this.

Just to give you an idea about this, again it goes all the way down here. Along—fortunately this, look at that. I mean, that’s “MYOH” and look what it looks like. It’s almost like —that’s why I said this is such a remarkable place to be, probably at night. And the “MYOH” because it’s in silver, right here looks like it’s sort of shining.

[DIP TO WHITE]

I have a friend who’s also interested in graffiti and documenting it, documenting the material over here.

And I’m so glad now that I’ve got the High Definition camera just to show you this. And that must be really something to see if you come here at night. Specially on a full moon. And I’d also mentioned there’s the “MYOH” here. Just shining in the darkness.

And there’s the reason why I call this “The Cathedral”. Take a look. Isn’t this something?

And, I’ll tell you something else that’s different since the last time I was here. That. Right there. It used to just say, “IT’S TIME”. And someone added “TO GET LAID” and added a kind of smiley face there —an emoticon.

Again, the effect of sunlight. Like that. And here’s what the “MYOH” looks like when sunlight is on it. So you can get this kind of effect here. And clearly there’s going to be a photograph taken of the “MYOH”. It’s difficult sometimes getting these things in.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Funny, he had the same reaction that I did. Which is, you first are against graffiti and then once you really start documenting it, then you realize that there’s some remarkable artists. And even if there isn’t just art, maybe if it’s just tagging and stuff like that [“FAG”]  —that’s important to document too.

That and where’s the swastika I found here? Where is it? Oh yeah. Right there. And right there. Because you want to document the occurrences.

Look at this. Look what’s just in the water.

[CROSS ZOOM]

Let’s see if I can make this shot. The Cathedrals. I’m calling this the West Side. “MYOH”.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Look what I found. A very very old can. Rusted. And I’m just wondering whether that wasn’t the can used to paint that “KTC” ‘cuz there’s no way that was sprayed. Huh.

[DIP TO WHITE]

It is Friday, August the 20th, 2010 and we’re now on the other side which I call the East Side of the Cathedral. And what I’m doing is going to be documenting this —look at the size of that— with a High Definition camera. And also document any changes since the last time I was here. Which was just three of four days ago [sic. actually it was seven/eight days ago.]

And that’s been confirmed, as has, I’m now going to call this the fourth swastika. Remember how I said that swastikas are of interest to me? So, that makes four. And gosh, it would be awful if I didn’t notice that just a few days ago.

[CLOCK WIPE REVERSE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (re-view of first trip to “The Cathedral”, August 12, 2010 confirms I didn’t notice the prominent swastika the first time!)

It is Thursday, August the 12th, 2010 and I’m here following up on a tip. About some really amazing graffiti. And oh my god, it’s all over!

[CLOCK WIPE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

And just documenting. There’s the “OGC” group mentioned the other day. This looks like it might have been painted over. Not sure. We know at least from this thing up here, at least some thing has been surviving since 2008.

[DIP TO WHITE]

So much for my hope to be, for a photograph of me standing besides, “IT’S TIME”. I certainly can’t stand beside that now. But that’s okay. That’s the nature of graffiti. It changes. Boy does it change.

He’s still doing that.

This is a more extensive —site, graffiti site —the largest one that I had documented previous to this was on the Island of Maui, in Kahalui-side. But this —when I asked my friend the first time he saw it, I let him come in here first. I said, what do you think?

And his reaction was, “It’s a good start…”

[DIP TO WHITE]

This for orientation. Here’s where we are. And to point out, I pointed that out last time and I certainly remember “NIRVANA” over here. But this, behind it, I think is new. And it’s quite typical, I think of the way a lot of graffiti artists feel. And that is, it says, “I will never stop. The edge is near.”

But look. Look how far up that guy had to be. Had to maneuver around that one to go there.

That’s one of the things that I say about the graffiti artists that —how, the kind of risk-takers that they are. I mean think about it, look. There it is. And look at what would happen if you miss-stepped. Those are unforgiving rocks.

And yet someone’s been compelled to go that far to say, here’s my message, look how far up I can write it.

INVITED FRIEND/DOCUMENTER ( “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010):

First of all remember, you can take a half-decent photograph with that camera.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

Oh, I know I’ve already done it.  Like I did a photograph of that—

INVITED FRIEND/DOCUMENTER ( “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010):

Yeah.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

“I will never stop. I edge is near.” But what’s interesting is, just imagine what risk-taking it takes and I don’t remember that—

INVITED FRIEND/DOCUMENTER ( “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010):

Yeah. I was thinking about that. How the hell, you know, like—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

He’d have to negoti—

INVITED FRIEND/DOCUMENTER ( “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010):

I can see how he can get onto these without too much trouble.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

Yeah.

INVITED FRIEND/DOCUMENTER ( “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010):

Getting around that pillar to get up there? That’s taking a —I can see how you do it. I wouldn’t do it.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

No, and just look, I mean it’s unforgiving. Look at —it’s not like, you know, you’re falling into ten feet of water. That’s rocks and—

INVITED FRIEND/DOCUMENTER ( “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010):

Oh, you fall down there and if you’re not dead, you’re gonna be very badly hurt.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

Oh yeah. And yet they do that! And you know what that is? It’s just sayin’, look what I can do.

INVITED FRIEND/DOCUMENTER ( “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010):

Yeah, oh yeah.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

And not only look what I can do, I know, the edge is near. But I’m going to do it anyway! It’s just fascinating.

Are you sure you’ve documented everything?

INVITED FRIEND/DOCUMENTER ( “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010):

I don’t know, no, definitely not.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

Definitely not, yeah, I know.

INVITED FRIEND/DOCUMENTER ( “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010):

I’m sure I haven’t documented everything. Absolutely not a chance.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (third trip to “The Cathedral”, August 20, 2010)

Yeah. Well, you know, always come back.

[TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH has been studying/documenting graffiti since April 19, 2009 as part of our research into the Roots of Youth Violence.

MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI, "IT'S TIME TO GET LAID". LOCATION: THE CATHEDRAL" COMPARATIVE (AUGUST 13, 2010 and AUGUST 20, 2010)

G20 –IN COMES THE ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN! And National Day of Action for Civil Liberties G20 Rally (Queen’s Park Saturday, July 10)

July 9th, 2010  

No time for anything but two important developments as they relate to G20. First, because it’s time sensitive, a press release from the The Canadian Civil Liberties Association website.

CCLA endorses National Day of Action for Civil Liberties on Saturday, July 10

July 8th, 2010

For a PDF version of this press release, click here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Day of Action for Civil Liberties on Saturday July 10

Toronto, ON, July 8, 2010 — On Saturday July 10, a Day of Action for Civil Liberties will take place in towns and cities across Canada to demand an independent public inquiry into police conduct during the G20 Summit.. In Toronto, a mass rally and march will take place at Queen’s Park starting at 1pm. CCLA General Counsel Nathalie Des Rosiers will be offering remarks at that time.

More than $1.2 billion was spent on hosting the G20 summit, with a large majority of these funds going towards the development of an unprecedented security apparatus. Prior to the summit, CCLA expressed concern regarding a range of issues, including the use of long-range acoustic devices, the implementation of “designated protest areas” as well as the expanded powers granted to law enforcement authorities.

All security measures must be planned and executed in the context of respect for and protection of individuals’ right to privacy, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. Any government actions that restrict these basic human rights must be necessary, minimally intrusive, proportionate, and use the least force possible. In CCLA’s view, these standards were not upheld during the G20, and the summit and police conduct was unfortunately tainted by the violations of civil liberties that occurred. Over its history and again during the G20 Summit, CCLA has always denounced vandalism and acts of violence.  However, we believe that the disregard for the constitutional rights of thousands is unacceptable.

CCLA General Counsel Nathalie Des Rosiers is calling on Canadians across the country to participate in this Day of Action for Civil Liberties. “Citizens concerned about the arbitrary detentions and the necessity to protect civil rights and democratic freedoms should come out on Saturday July 10. This is an opportunity to ask for accountability, answers and action in the aftermath of the G20.”

Join the Day of Action for Civil Liberties in towns and cities across Canada on July 10, 2010.

About CCLA: The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national organization that was constituted in 1964 to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties. Our work, which includes research, public education, and advocacy aims to defend and ensure the protection and full exercise of those rights and liberties.

Contact :
Penelope Chester
Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Phone: (416) 363-0321/ (647) 822-8764
Fax Number: (416) 861-1291
pchester@ccla.org
www.ccla.org

And some very very very good news!

Press Release

Ontario Ombudsman to investigate G20 security regulation

TORONTO (Friday, July 9, 2010) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced he is launching an investigation into the origin and subsequent communication of the controversial security regulation passed by the province prior to the June 26-27 G20 summit.

The investigation, to be conducted by the Special Ombudsman Response Team (SORT), will examine the involvement of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in the origin of Regulation 233/10, made last month under the Public Works Protection Act to apply to parts of downtown Toronto near the summit meeting site – and the subsequent communication about it to stakeholders, including police, media and the public.

The Ombudsman’s office has received 22 complaints relating to the G20, including several alleging that a lack of transparency and public communication about the regulation led to an atmosphere of secrecy and confusion and contributed to violations of civil liberties.  “The complaints we’ve received so far raise serious concerns about this regulation and the way it was communicated, and I think there is a very strong public interest in finding out exactly what happened and how that affected the rest of the events of the G20 weekend,” Mr. Marin said.

The investigation is expected to be completed within 90 days, Mr. Marin said.  Anyone who has a complaint or relevant information is asked to call 1-800-263-1830 during business hours or complete an online complaint form at www.ombudsman.on.ca .

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Aussi disponible en français

Notice to media: Mr. Marin will be available for interviews by telephone today between 11 a.m. and noon only.  To arrange to speak to him, please contact:

Linda Williamson
Director of Communications
Tel: 416-586-3426
lwilliamson@ombudsman.on.ca

Elena Yunusov
Communications Officer
Tel: 416-586-3521
eyunusov@ombudsman.on.ca

Signed,

The (And hope to see you at tomorrow’s rally!) Mississauga Muse

Also worth showing again. HFand4DTV‘s song is primal and delivers TRUEth for YOUTH! Pure. Raw. Cut-to-the-bone honesty. (If you went to G20, this relentless blast of rage is for you.)

Images/Video by MISSISSAUGAWATCH. Lyrics from the original, “Whose Streets, Our Streets” by HFand4DTV.

WARNING! LANGUAGE (AND MESSAGE) WILL BE HIGHLY OFFENSIVE TO SOME VIEWERS”

YouTube Video, “G20 TORONTO –ARRESTS/ABUSES Protest Anthem: “WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS”” 3:59 min

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


THE MISSISSAUGA MUSE (MISSISSAUGAWATCH)

G20 POLICE ARRESTS/ABUSES Protest Anthem: “WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS!”

July 5th, 2010  

When you listen to the song “Whose Streets, Our Streets”you know that HFand4DTV get it!Their song is primal and delivers TRUEth for YOUTH! Pure. Raw. Cut-to-the-bone honesty. (If you went to G20, this relentless blast of rage is for you.)

Lyrics from the original, “Whose Streets, Our Streets” also cut-and-pasted below with HFand4DTV’s kind permission.

Images/Video by MISSISSAUGAWATCH. Lyrics from the original, “Whose Streets, Our Streets” by HFand4DTV.

WARNING! LANGUAGE (AND MESSAGE) WILL BE HIGHLY OFFENSIVE TO SOME VIEWERS”

YouTube Video, “G20 TORONTO –ARRESTS/ABUSES Protest Anthem: “WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS”” 3:59 min

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

Official Shoutout to www.Probangers.com for the beat

Lyrics:

(Verse 1)

Uhhh, what the fuck this country come to
We let the select few act like we dumb fools
1.3 bill to control the back talk
Then justify their actions and spending because of Black Bloc
Naw, the people ain’t feelin’ that here
HST, G20, Secret laws all this year
I think it’s time we let them know that their tactics ain’t workin’
No more wool over the eyes of the class of the working
The media only showing what they want us to see
So we have to Press for Truth, where the knowledge is free
Grab your copy of Basics, drop a toonie for Fightback
Papers of the people, it’s our people that right that
This ain’t 86 Fort Pickens, Geronimo
We need to expose the truth 2010 Torontonimo
Abuse of power situations and the torture plenty
So come together and yell fuck G20

(Chorus)
“Who’s streets, our streets”
“Who’s streets, our streets”
“Who’s streets, our streets”
We need to take this city back, they don’t treat us as equal
“Who’s streets, our streets”
“Who’s streets, our streets”
“Who’s streets, our streets”
Enough of this bullshit, All Power to the People

(Verse 2)
They beat up protesters singin’ Oh Canada
Our home and native land but really they no fan of us
They handle us in an attempt to dismantle us
Male cops strip searchin’ women, probably got it on camera
Secret laws passed by Dalton, villainous ways
They increase police presence it’s a military state
Public Works Protection Act is a joke
Empowers cops and rent-a-cops to harass our working class folk
Our city’s cowards roll in mass, rubber bullets and tear gas
But the roots hold the blade of the grass
Catch the metaphor brothers and sisters
Its time to organize And realize that the system dismissed us
My people getting enraged, locked up in a cage,
The hood is just a trap for us
TCHC is a flop, just a front for the cops
No repairs bed bugs in the mattress

(Chorus)

(Verse 3)
Shit it’s grindtime and people ain’t recession proof
We victims of the system brainwashin’ from a youth
They tryna hold us down puttin’ cops in our schools
Can’t pay for textbooks but they can pay a pig or 2
You see the politics are holdin’ us down
There’s no social change when the Lib’rals and PC around
So we need change but where’s the Obama for me
We still got youth in the streets who ain’t got nothing to eat
They bail out the banks and the industry, no power to the people
Even though we can all vote, they never treat us equal
So what do we do when the system is corruption and lies
They give tax cuts to the rich, higher taxes for the little guy
They make cuts to the libraries, centres and schools
And put more pigs in the sty they tryna play us for fools
They tear down the social housing to put up condos
Take out No Frills and Price Chopper, put up a Longos
But this ain’t no surprise history shall repeat it
We need to revolutionize and leave this system defeated
I can’t take this no more, no more carrying on
We go iya to de zion, and fire pon a babylon

UPDATE  Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Thought I’d share this video. It compares G20 June 26, 2010 Protest damage and graffiti with Toronto/Bank of Montreal’s clean-up efforts two days later (June 28, 2010).

YouTube Video, “BMO Bank of Montreal G20 Bay and King Street Site Comparative ” 4:22 min

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

Signed,

The (There’s no social change with the Lib’rals and PC around) Mississauga Muse

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.

[DIP TO WHITE]

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

CITY OF MISSISSAUGA “INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER”? What happened to the ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN?

May 20th, 2010  

You’ll (almost) read about what happened with the City of Mississauga hiring its own integrity commissioner in the Toronto Star’s article, “Mississauga puts off vote on new ethics measures Solicitor’s report recommends code of ethics and, to police it, integrity commissioner”.

Imagine the “integrity” direction over the next few years —to improve municipal governance in Ontario, every town, village and city, over 440 of them, is free to hire their own “integrity commissioner”.

Look how Dalton McGuinty and the Liberals dealt with the Ontario Ombudsman, when Andre Marin became too effective in advocating for improvements to public service! Watchdog with too much bite?… McGuinty gets rid of him! Expect municipalities to do the same. (Pssst. Town of Aurora.)

I’m a liberal but may the entire Liberal party go down next election for the dirt they’ve worked against Marin and his SORT Team! (I’ll be videotaping myself in a booth voting Conservative next provincial election!)

Next. As always, here’s the video of yesterday’s “Please put off the vote on the integrity commissioner” plea complete with transcript. Dedicated to our finestkind Ontario Ombudsman and his finestkind SORT Team.

Video: CITY OF MISSISSAUGA “INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER”? What happened to the ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN? (4:34 min)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (May 19, 2010 General Committee Deputation):

Good morning, Councillor Adams and Council.

I came here to discuss the minutes of meetings and then walked in and saw this one here —can I have this on?

The Code of Conduct for Mayor and Members of Council for integrity commissioner. And I consider that way more important than anything that I’ve got to say about minutes. So I kind of regret that I didn’t know about this.

But you can’t just switch, can you?

MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS CHAIR ( May 19, 2010 General Committee):

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

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (May 19, 2010 General Committee Deputation):

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

But I was hoping that —this is really important. If people remember, it was Councillor Mullin who had said that there were issues that were chronically coming up regarding —and she was mentioning Donald Barber, as an example.

And she had recommended that, you know, once and for all to, to, to deal with it. And this is how, I think the idea of the integrity commissioner came up. And I also recall, I had urged Councillor —I think Councillor Saito was going to lead the charge on this. And I’d asked her to say “Invite the Ontario Ombudsman in” to address Council to give them some idea as to how to set up an integrity commissioner.

This is —you know I’ve been observing Council since June 14, 2006. And I’m talking about audiotape, videotape and stuff like that. This has got to be the most important Corporate Report and direction, certainly from the view of treatment of citizens and Ethical Infrastructure.

And yet this thing did not go through Audit Committee, for example. It just kind of showed up here. And Staff is recommending that you accept it.

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

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

Because if they’re not —and I’m saying they’re not, and I’ve got Freedom of Information saying it.

So you know the fact that, the fact that —well, okay, it’s not a “fact” because it’s based on evidence but it’s sort of ultimately my conclusion. And someone else may look at the evidence and see it differently.

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

So I have concerns and I’d love to see Council perhaps not endorse it yet and really get  —run it through MIRANET, run it through some of your ratepayers’ associations.

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

[CROSS ZOOM]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (University of Toronto/Mississauga May 13, 2010):

The sky is the limit with the involvement of the people. Any decisions that politicians make, can be controlled. Believe it or not.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (May 19, 2010 General Committee Deputation):

And this just came up —it can be rubber-stamped today. And that’s it. So I would hope that Council might look at this and say, you know this is really important, let’s put some —let the public look at this and talk about it.

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

MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR EVE ADAMS CHAIR ( May 19, 2010 General Committee):

[inaudible] I think I might have some things to help you out here. If I can turn to the Councillors now who are listed, who I think may want to address some of their concerns.

[CROSS ZOOM]

MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION (University of Toronto/Mississauga May 13, 2010):

The sky is the limit with the involvement of the people. Any decisions that politicians make, can be controlled. Believe it or not.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

HAZEL MCCALLION QUOTE (at UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO/MISSISSAUGA   MAY 13, 2010) "The sky is the limit with the involvement of the people. Any decisions that politicians make,. can be controlled. Believe it or not"

SCREEN CAPTURE TORONTO STAR, "Mississauga puts off vote on new ethics measures Solicitor’s report recommends code of ethics and, to police it, integrity commissioner "

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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


TO ASHLEY SMITH AS PROMISED (MISSISSAUGAWATCH RAISES TWO MIDDLE FINGERS TO PARLIAMENT)

May 16th, 2010  

In our January 12, 2010 Blog,“Special thanks to the Fifth Estate and CBC. Plus reader comments on Ashley Smith’s “nightmarish place” we shared a report by the CBC.

In our January 30, 2010 Blog, “(Dedicated to Ashley Smith) TO ASHLEY. AS PROMISED”, I made Ashley Smith this promise.

When I find the time, I’m aiming my car for Kitchener, Ontario —hopefully before this month is over. I’m going to park on the shoulder of Homer Watson Boulevard directly opposite the Grand Valley Institution for Women.

I’m going to set up a tripod and select self-timer on my camera. Then facing Ashley Smith’s “nightmarish place”, I will raise my arms  skyward and stab both my middle fingers towards her tormentors.

And dedicate that photo to Ashley!

I’ve already got the Directions!

That’s why today’s Blog is called “TO ASHLEY. AS PROMISED”

My only regret is that I only had two arms and two middle fingers.

And I kept that promise.

TO ASHLEY. AS PROMISED (dedicated to Ashley Smith)

While raising both middle fingers at the “hellish” Grand Valley Institute for Women, I made one more promise. That on my next trip to Ottawa, I’d deliver the same defiant “F*** YOU” message right in front of the Parliament Building to ALL the politicians and bureaucraPs who failed Ashley Smith!

Here is the short video —a promise kept. Just wish I had more middle fingers…

Video: TO ASHLEY SMITH AS PROMISED (MISSISSAUGAWATCH RAISES TWO MIDDLE FINGERS TO PARLIAMENT)

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

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (in front of Parliament building May 1, 2010):

It is May the 1st, 2010. I’m here at [sic] Ottawa and I’ve just had my say here at the Federal government. And with full knowledge that there’s RCMP about, including over here —and likely on all manner of Security cameras. And I don’t care.

And I have one more and it is (raised left hand in full middle finger salute) this for the Liberals.

And I’ll switch over (raised right hand in full middle finger salute). This for the Conservatives. And unfortunately I can’t flip two birds without dropping the video camera.

And now we’re going to go to the Canadian Federation of Municipalities.

Turning camera off.

[DIP TO BLACK and POEM BY ASHLEY SMITH]

My Life

My life I no longer love
I’d rather be set free above
Get it over with while the time is right
Late some rainy night
Turn black as the sky and as cold as the sea
Say goodbye to Ashley
Miss me but don’t be sad
I’m not sad I’m happy and glad
I’m free, where I want to be
No more caged up Ashley
Wishing I were free
Free like a bird.

Ashley Smith, 18 years old
October 1, 2006

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

DEDICATED TO ASHLEY SMITH (AS PROMISED)

PEEL YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION NETWORK’s 3rd ANNIVERSARY RAP –with Mississauga graffiti, uh-huh

April 23rd, 2010  

On March 31, 2007 the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network held its inaugural meeting inside Mississauga Council Chambers. I was there and signed up for the Network’s Education and Policy Working Group. After all, Policy is Everything.  If the Policies are poor, or poorly implemented, guaranteed there’s a lot of up and down and precious little forward happening.

One of the best summaries certainly that I’ve ever heard regarding youth violence prevention came from Andrew King, Pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church when he was asked why youth don’t come to these youth meetings. He said:

..all I can say is of all the panels I sit on the first question that is asked is ‘Where are the young people? We are talking about them but they’re not with us.’ Young people are very frustrated because there’s a lot of panels Oh the reports that are written about all the money we gotta spend!’ and they’re very frustrated with the system right now. That’s why they don’t come to a lot of these things because the truth is because they don’t believe in what’s happening.

Having observed Safe City Mississauga, the Mississauga Youth Plan and Mississauga’s contribution to the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network, there’s good reason why youth shouldn’t believe in what’s happening. These youth initiatives appear to exist to create the illusion that our public institutions are doing something progressively cutting-edge and worthy of modeling in other municipalities all over Canada.

And politicians like Mississauga Councillor Pat Saito and her gushy “phenomenal”s are heady, hypocritical contributors to the Roots of Youth Violence.

So to acknowledge the third anniversary of the Peel Youth Violence Inauguration meeting, I offer this video featuring Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, and Brampton Councillor Gael Miles (chair of the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network).

It also highlights Mississauga Councillor Pat Saito (chair of Safe City Mississauga and co-chair of the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network), who is simply “absolutely phenomenal” in her assessment of Reality.

As always, a warning. Much of the graffiti in this video is HIGHLY OFFENSIVE to viewers (but not as offensive as the politicians.)

Video: GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA: WARNING! HIGHLY OFFENSIVE MATERIAL (but not as offensive as the politicians) (3:55 min)

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

PREMIER DALTON MCGUINTY “Getting to The Roots of Youth Violence” :

Ontario must and will assume its proper responsibility. I say that as Premier, of course, but I feel it most of all as a parent. Thank you.

CROSS ZOOM

VISUALS MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI
Music:
Caspian & Grafhic – Matrix Shit

Yeah, Cas beyond Grafhic.
Yeah, y’all wanna roll wid us?
Jump in. Let’s go.

Yeah, Cas beyond
My lyrical bomb drops
Puts politicians in figure fours and arm locks
The government.
I’m sick of those on top.
In the slums there’s always liquor stores and pawn shops.

It’s Grafhic.
My lyrical bomb drops
Puts politicians in figure fours and arm locks
The government.
I’m sick of those on top.
In the slums there’s always liquor stores and pawn shops.

This world we live in is a devilish mess
We got homeless people and terrorist threats
So it’s what the homefront
Or the front lines, God help us

We’re confused what to build
Bum shelters or bomb shelters

Cas beyond Grafhic
Our lyrical bomb drops
Puts politicians in figure fours and arm locks
The government.
I’m sick of those on top.
In the slums there’s always liquor stores and pawn shops.

It’s Grafhic
My lyrical bomb drops
Puts politicians in figure fours and arm locks
The government.
I’m sick of those on top.
In the slums there’s always liquor stores and pawn shops.

Cas beyond Grafhic
Our lyrical bomb drops
Puts politicians in figure fours and arm locks
The government.
I’m sick of those on top.
In the slums there’s always liquor stores and pawn shops.

It’s Grafhic
My lyrical bomb drops
Puts politicians in figure fours and arm locks
The government.
I’m sick of those on top.
In the slums there’s always liquor stores and pawn shops.

Oh so Matrix Shit, uh

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA and the (delusional) PEEL YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION

BRAMPTON COUNCILLOR GAEL MILES (endorsement of Peel Youth Charter, October 25, 2007):

Less than two years later, we have over a hundred individuals involved in working on the youth violence and gang strategy. Absolutely phenomenal.

MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR PAT SAITO (endorsement of Peel Youth Charter, October 25, 2007):

Thank you, Mr. Chair.  As Gael said, I think we’re all amazed –those of us on the Committee, at the success and how quickly we’ve been successful over the past two years.

MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR PAT SAITO (endorsement of Peel Youth Charter, October 25, 2007):

And she said it is due to the hard work of the staff —we have Dorothy and the other Health Department staff, that have just been absolutely phenomenal.

The organizations’ feedback which we get individually and collectively from the organizations is absolutely phenomenal.

We have some excellent, absolutely phenomenal programs and services that are out there. But by forming this network we have just expanded the impact of every single one of those organizations.

And I am just so proud to have been part of this and it’s just a naturally phenomenal program.

[CROSS ZOOM switch to black and white]

MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR PAT SAITO (endorsement of Peel Youth Charter, October 25, 2007):

And thank you, members of Council, for endorsing the Youth Charter and for endorsing the resolution today that it will be hung in all buildings. And I don’t think there will be one public building in the entire Region of Peel that won’t have this Youth Charter in it after this week.

[CROSS FADE switch to back to colour]

Including, Ron, you still hear? We’re meeting with Ron next week, so it’ll be hanging in the Mississauga News office—

(former) MISSISSAUGA NEWS PUBLISHER, Ron Lenyk (endorsement of Peel Youth Charter, October 25, 2007):

For sure.

MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR PAT SAITO (endorsement of Peel Youth Charter, October 25, 2007):

—as well.

[CROSS ZOOM]

VISUALS MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI

It’s Grafhic
My lyrical bomb drops
Puts politicians in figure fours and arm locks
The government.
I’m sick of those on top
In the slums there’s always liquor stores and pawn shops.

Cas’ beyond Grafhic
Our lyrical bomb drops
Puts politicians in figure fours and arm…

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

P.S. And guess where else the Peel Youth Charter is hanging?

"PEEL YOUTH CHARTER at City of Mississauga Facilities and Property Management (aka Mississauga Corporate Security) April 16 2010

"MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI (new at site) April 21" "2010 F**** THE SYSTEM" (censored version)

Mississauga Graffiti Survey reveals, “If you look for beer bottles and hard liquor, we collect them.”

April 4th, 2010  

Today we provide video of this Mississauga graffiti site.

"GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA: GANG SYMBOLS: New study site discovered March 30" "2010 (location undisclosed: baseline)"

It was discovered March 30, 2010 although there’s considerable evidence that it’s been around for some time. I shot pics and video.

When I videotape I also provide commentary, not just for viewers who might ultimately see the material but more often than not for myself as “field notes”.

I’d been commenting on the amount of litter, then mentioned that at least there were no beer bottles or hard liquor about.

A resident of the area overheard me and not just explained why there were no bottles, but also provided insight into the difficult lives of people living here.

I was reminded of Chair Kolb’s March 28, 2008 warning:

If we don’t get to the word, “integration” —how these communities are all going to integrate, maybe not in our time here soon, but maybe in his children’s time. there will be a big issue in this Region.

And you know what? Maybe I’m really off-base here but what my images/videotapes are telling me is the greatest “integration” issue this area has is Poverty —while the indescribably-obscenely-rich live just four and a half minutes away.

So. Video. Then as usual  —the video transcript.

Video: GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA: New study site discovered March 30, 2010 (location undisclosed: baseline) 2:56 min

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

Video: GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA: New study site discovered March 30, 2010 (location undisclosed: baseline)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 31, 2010)

Just want to document a new graffiti site that I discovered just yesterday.

I videotaped it yesterday but I also discovered that when reviewing it when I wanted to post it, there was far too much —too many hints of where this location is. And one thing that I don’t want to do is reveal the location of these graffiti sites. So.

[CROSS FADE]

We have, actually here if you look is the word N*****. I’m not even sure if it’s spelled right. Going down. “GOONIEZ”.

And yesterday, what I had done was I had made a commentary about how there’s a lot of litter down here.

[DIP TO WHITE]

But I’d also said, well at least there’s not, you know, alcohol, or like beer, or hard liquor. And somebody was actually hearing me make that comment and she said—

[CLOCK WIPE]

RESIDENT’S VOICE DISTORTED FOR PRIVACY (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

(laughs) If you look for beer bottles or hard liquor, we collect them. (laughs).

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

Oh!

RESIDENT’S VOICE DISTORTED FOR PRIVACY (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

(laughs) We collect this stuff.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

Oh! So are you saying that when there’s bottles here, people collect the bottles to return them?

RESIDENT’S VOICE DISTORTED FOR PRIVACY (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

Oh, sure. I do all the time!

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

Oh, do you? Oh, OK.

RESIDENT’S VOICE DISTORTED FOR PRIVACY (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

(laughs)

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

Oh, thank you for telling me.

[DIP TO WHITE]

RESIDENT’S VOICE DISTORTED FOR PRIVACY (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

But I collect this stuff all the time —anything I can bring back to the store. And I’m not the only one. There’s always people collecting cans and bottles.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

Oh,OK.

Thank you for telling me.

RESIDENT’S VOICE DISTORTED FOR PRIVACY (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

(laughs)

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

Thank you.

RESIDENT’S VOICE DISTORTED FOR PRIVACY (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 30, 2010)

You’re welcome.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (at new Mississauga graffiti site, March 31, 2010)

So apparently there are people who collect bottles and stuff like that from around here in order to make extra money to get by.

[DIP TO WHITE]

We have —just get in there closer.

This is the crown with the three prongs. And we saw that at another site that I document.

And then you have “S-WAY”

[CROSS FADE]

PEEL REGIONAL CHAIR, EMIL KOLB (Peel Regional Council, March 28, 2008):

It’s very interesting to listen to your presentation this morning cuz I had a young gentleman in to see me yesterday, that [sic] here to convince me that we need to get away from the word “multiculture” and we need to get to the word “integration”.

If we don’t get to the word, “integration” —how these communities are all going to integrate, maybe not in our time here soon, but maybe in his children’s time. there will be a big issue in this Region.

[CROSS FADE to MISSISSAUGAWATCH LOGO]

So. What happens if nothing happens?

"HAZEL MCCALLION QUOTE "What happens if nothing happens?"

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, "S BLOCK" "S-BLOCK" (undisclosed location) photographed March 30, 2010

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, "S BLOCK" "S-BLOCK" MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL "BOMBED" (MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL MATERIAL courtesy Peel Regional Police through Freedom of Information)

Signed,

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)

Roy McMurtry, Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga, and the ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE

March 28th, 2010  

It’s time I handed this Blog over to others and let you hear their Voices.

Today, our guest “speaker” is author, Tom Urbaniak, quotes from his book, Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga (Paperback).

I have to thank Mr. Urbaniak for handing me an important puzzle piece in my understanding of Roy McMurtry, co-author of the Roots of Youth Violence – About the Review of the Roots of Youth Violence.

Mainly, how Municipalities avoided the authentic scrutiny into their role in the Roots of Youth Violence.

Roy McMurtry —I get that part now!

As always, there’s video, followed by the transcript.

ROY MCMURTRY ROY MCMURTRY from the book, Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga. Trade Paperback Tom Urbaniak

Video: ROY MCMURTRY and Roots of Youth Violence: Report filed from the Roy McMurtry Youth Centre Jail (10:37 min)

Quotes from:  Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga (Paperback)
by Tom Urbaniak (Author)

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

REPORT FILED INSIDE CAR AT THE ROY MCMURTRY YOUTH CENTRE (aka JAIL) MARCH 27, 2010

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

MUSIC: Dire Straits “You and Your Friend”

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (March 27, 2010):

I got the perfect thing to do right now.

I’m going to read from Tom Urbaniak’s book —about Roy McMurtry.

But I’m going to orient the car —two Canada geese here. YO DUDES!

Right here. There we go.

Wonder if I can find it… ah yeah, here we go.

Roy McMurtry.

“Other important people were soon there too, including Ontario solicitor general (and attorney general) Roy McMurtry, the provincial minister responsible for emergency planning. He was the chair of meetings of the central control group. The public saw some of McMurtry, but it saw McCallion more. On one level, this was to be expected. When a crisis is centred on one city, the political head of that city is called into prominence. But McCallion not hesitate to seize opportunities to take charge, and to be seen doing it. She knew better than to meddle in technical or specialized decision-making, remembers then fire chief Gord Bentley. But when it came to articulating the interests of the city, she was front and centre. Once, after conferencing with various senior officials in a trailer, McCallion had apparently seated herself closest to the door. Following the conference she stepped out to address the waiting media hordes. But she stepped out only a little. The other bigwigs had to remain half inside, peering over the mayor’s shoulder.

It’s one of the things where I’d said and this is just intuitive and sort of observational, where I said that McCallion has incredible influence in [sic] Provincial level.

In other words, it’s likely that the Ontario Ombudsman hasn’t got the range of authority that he does because of —McCallion wouldn’t want it.

[DIP TO WHITE]

We know that the Mississauga Councillors were satisfied that their input was not needed at the command post. On Monday, most of them showed up there ‘and agreed

quote:

that the mayor was the only person needed at the command post representing city interests.’

[DIP TO WHITE]

And then there’s stuff about some injuries including McCallion twisted —famous twisted ankle. Talking about the third day. I’m scanning cuz what I’m really talking about here is McMurtry.

And one of the things that I had mentioned, you know, that Curling, being Minister of Municipal Affairs is one of the reasons why the McMurtry/Curling Report completely avoids the issue of municipalities and certainly avoids any kind of, let’s call it, authentic, legitimate review of the roles of municipalities. Using only public documents.

[DIP TO WHITE]

But for good fortune to rebound on a leader it must be seized, Machiavelli reminds us.

No kidding. You want to talk about Machiavelli. So.

—for good fortune to rebound on a leader it must be seized, Machiavelli reminds us. McCallion had seized it. She was the very image of resolute determination, of decisiveness, of a spirited advocate for her city.

[DIP TO WHITE]

So what they’re saying is that the Mississauga Train Derailment was probably the best PR that McCallion ever had.

It did take some posturing. There exist transcripts of the Central Control Group meetings held after the third day. They show McMurtry taking a consensus-building approach. They show McCallion determined that the coordinating group be kept small, with others brought in as needed.

There’s that control again of how a group is going to work. Which I’ve seen and documented myself.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Solicitor General and Attorney General Roy McMurtry. Now you’d think that he’d be the one making the noises. Oh no no.

She was determined as well that the people would not hear overly-optimistic promises, but was also making it clear that she would be the main conduit between the decision-makers and the people. ‘I as mayor’ was a typical phrase.

“I as mayor.”

She even referred to the others in the room as her advisers.

And here’s the part that tells me all I need to know.

Had it not been for McMurtry’s unassuming manner, a personality clash might have occurred.

McMurtry’s “unassuming manner”.

So you’ve got someone who allowed himself to be outmaneuvered during the Mississauga Train Derailment.

This “unassuming manner”. Maybe that’s kind of code-word for he was scared shitless of McCallion? Who knows?

But those are the authors of the Roots of Youth Violence. A former Minister of Municipal Affairs and a —what’s it called? “Unassuming manner” Roy McMurtry, who allowed McCallion to be the main conduit between the decision-makers” of which he was Numero Uno and the people of Ontario —oh, and Mississauga.

Now you know I kind of stopped reading after this because at this point, I’m only about on page 105.

This is about all I’ve read so far. Haven’t read the rest of this. Going to be quite the joy read.

But just reading this part? Oh MAN! It was like, vindication! And

[DIP TO WHITE]

to show how —everybody’s scared of her.

And I remember, it’s a few months back saying how, what it says about our Ontario politicians. And especially the (air quotes) males in Ontario —our male politicians.

I said THEY GOT NOT BALLS!

How can they let a little old lady so [censored] them. That they’re so scared.

Of course, I remember Donald Barber in the 2006 Municipal Election saying to the people in the audience, vote as if she were a man not a woman.

[CLOCK WIPE]

DONALD BARBER 2006 Mayoral Candidate (November 1, 2006):

So please get out and vote and judge her as you would a man and not just a little old lady. (vigorous protests, jeers, howls etc from the crowd)

[CLOCK WIPE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (March 27, 2010):

And he got groans and a couple of boos and everything else. But Barber was right!

You know, I don’t think —I don’t think she had, had McCallion been a male that she would’ve lasted as long!

But it’s just that if you’re a man and you look to be dumping on McCallion, you look to be beatin’ up on a little old lady!

And in the meantime (laughs) she’s (laughs louder) —I mean, it’s fantastic!

It’s —it’s not just that there’s this perversion of municipal government in Mississauga, but also the terror, the terrorist in her that terrorizes the Provincial politicians.

And allow me this.

Even in 1982 when former mayor Ron Searle emerged to oppose her after the Divisional Court found that she had controlled a debate despite a conflict of interest, McCallion took 71 per cent of the vote.

Again (laughs) because people vote with their wallets. Let’s face it. That’s Nando Iannicca’s observation.

Since then she has released no campaign platform, and since 1991 she has mounted no campaign whatsoever. ‘Her Town, Her Rules’ is the title of one magazine article about McCallion; it summarizes well the prevailing perception in Mississauga.

Her Town. Her Rules.

And not just Mississauga:

Quote.

‘The truth is she’s the only person in the province that scares the bejesus out of me,’ mused former premier David Peterson. He is not alone.

This book.

[DIP TO WHITE]

—it’s like this, all this perfect stuff has come together and it was a signal to me, “You can stop now. You can stop. Start going to your videotapes, pulling out what the Councillors and the Mayor have said. It’s time now for your own words —pulling that back and letting the politicians and the Staff talk.”

And that’s such a relief!

[DIP TO WHITE]

Let’s drive through the Roy McMurtry Youth Centre —and his unassuming manner!

[MUSIC: Dire Straits “You and Your Friend”]

Huge parking lot.

I have found! I feel like Kunta Kinte, you know, in Roots. I have found the Roots of Youth Violence!

[SUPERIMPOSED IMAGE: Brampton “Peace to Our Streets” November 25, 2008]

PASTOR ANDREW KING Seventh Day Adventist Church Etobicoke:

On all the panels I sit on? First question’s asked is “Where are the young people? We’re talking about them but they’re not with us.”

Young people are very frustrated because there’s a lot of panels.

Oh, there’s reports that are written about how much money we’re going to spend!

And they’re very frustrated with the system right now.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

And speaking of no balls, I almost forgot!

Video: Dalton McGuinty in “Getting To The Roots Of Youth Violence” (2:23 min)

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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

Peel Police Services Board “Hate Crime/Graffiti” Report (March 26, 2010) –and how it matches MISSISSAUGAWATCH graffiti (preliminary) findings

March 27th, 2010  

UPDATE: Saturday, March 27, 2010

Just want to provide a quick update on the “Peel Regional Police – 2009 Annual Hate/Bias Motivated Crime Report -Memo dated March 11, 2010 that was presented at yesterday’s Peel Police Services Board meeting. First, I need to make this quick because I’d rather work up the actual video of the Hate/Crime Bias presentation. That’s what the next Blog entry will be about.

Just quickly, the observations and comments I made in the two videos I’d posted onto YouTube prior to the Police Services Board meeting turned out to be accurate.

Just last week, I got Freedom of Information results back from Peel Police. I’d requested any data on graffiti incidents for July and August 2009. As I said in my March 25th videos, viewing the Peel Police graffiti samples came as a surprise —that while I did recognize some tags, there was surprisingly little overlap in the graffiti that Peel Police had documented those two months and the kind that I’ve been researching!

I’ve said this before and will repeat it here. What I love about a Peel Police report is the rich DATA. It is PERCENTAGES, GRAPHS, TRENDS. It is ANALYSIS. Bottomline it’s SCIENCE. “SCIENCE.” meaning, that I can replicate Peel Police findings. I should be able to confirm the accuracy/validity of their percentages, graphs and analysis just by walking in their footsteps. This I will do to fill in the gap in my own research —the gap of July/August 2009. So on Monday I will file Freedom of Information on Peel Police’s 2009 Hate/Bias graffiti-material.

Just want to say that several things stuck out in the 2009 Annual Hate/Bias Motivated Crime Report. I’ll simply list them because as I said, I’m poised to do a more detailed Blog this weekend.

  • The graph of the Hate Crime monthly breakdown made me grin. For one thing it was counter-intuitive, another, ironic. Now you’d think that July and August when kids are out of school would be graffiti’s most active months (I sure did!). No, quite the opposite. At least for 2009, those two months saw the LEAST Hate/Bias crimes! If that is also true longitudinally, there’s a message there for researchers! (Are people happier, less stressed, less hateful in the sunny summer months?)
  • The Peel Police Hate Crime monthly breakdown graph shows March, April and May registering the greatest Hate/Crime incidents.
  • Here’s something else intriguing. Peel Police reports that of the 95 incidences of hate/crime occurrences for 2009, just five (5) led to charges. Of those five charged (get this) just one individual sent his “derogatory statements” through graffiti! (Now I don’t know how many people were actually caught/charged with general graffiti…)

Something else. Man, it’s a good thing that portions of the report and the graffiti that Peel Police provided through Freedom of Information didn’t jive with what I was seeing. I went back to the July/August incident reports and realized that I’d only received City of Mississauga graffiti and none from Brampton. Of course I know why. I didn’t ask! While the Peel Police report mentions that the 95 Hate/Bias incidents were fairly evenly distributed throughout Peel, I find City of Brampton graffiti “different” from that of City of Mississauga and I’m wondering if Peel Police notice that too. And what it means!

Anyway…

Let me show you Hate/Bias graffiti that I photographed again yesterday right after the Peel Police Services Board meeting. City of Brampton —swastikas, as well as “gay” references at this site.

First photographed December 9, 2009 (above) —and after the Peel Police Services Board meeting (below). Given how many other Hate/Bias graffiti that I’ve photographed/videotaped back in April/May 2009 that were still up there in the Fall 2009, Hate/Bias graffiti is tolerated by Peel residents! After all, the majority goes unreported. I mean what else can you conclude?

CITY OF BRAMPTON SWASTIKAS GRAFFITI (COMPARATIVE first photographed December 9, 2009 and March 26, 2010) GRAFFITI, HATE CRIME, FASCIST SYMBOLS, NAZI

It was a beautiful day and after confirming the continued existence of graffiti at our Brampton study sites, we headed for Toronto and photographed “JESUS LOVES YOU” graffiti.

Clearly a message of Love.

Or is it?….

GRAFFITI TORONTO "JESUS LOVES YOU" photographed March 26, 2010

Next.

Regarding the two graffiti video reports that I posted to YouTube prior to the Peel Police Services Board meeting (below). I know I’d said that I would provide transcripts of both so that we-all can see how closely my preliminary findings matched Peel Police. Sorry. I don’t have that luxury of time. At least not for the next while.

Today I MUST file another video report. Likely two-three hours long, believe it or not. A kind of mega-debriefing session of sorts. And rather than being a “talking-head”, I’m driving around Brampton and Mississauga, the audio is me talking (testifying, actually) while the video portion will document the “habitat” of the “creatures” that I’m studying.

That’s it.

WHAT FOLLOWS IS A REPEAT OF YESTERDAY’S BLOG FYI

Needed to post this prior to tomorrow’s Peel Police Services Board meeting and their Hate Crime/Graffiti Report.

WARNING! DO NOT VIEW THESE VIDEOS 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
NOTE: I caught a break. YouTube records Part 2 uploaded on March 25, 2010 even though it’s 1:24 am March 26, 2010 Mississauga time.

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

Also offering Flickr graffiti pics at:

GRAFFITI RESEARCH (Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga, (and for comparative purposes, Maui, Hawaii)

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA STREETSVILLE  GUN DETAIL 090501

MISSISSAUGA BRAMPTON GRAFFITI RESEARCH (preliminary) REPORT Parts 1 and 2 For the Record: posted PRIOR to Peel Police Services Board “Hate Crime/Graffiti” Report

March 26th, 2010  

Needed to post this prior to tomorrow’s Peel Police Services Board meeting and their Hate Crime/Graffiti Report.

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

Video: MISSISSAUGA BRAMPTON 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  GRAFFITI RESEARCH (preliminary) REPORT PART 2 (MISSISSAUGAWATCH) 10:32 min
NOTE: I caught a break. YouTube records Part 2 uploaded on March 25, 2010 even though it’s 1:24 am March 26, 2010 Mississauga time.

Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

Also offering Flickr graffiti pics at:

GRAFFITI RESEARCH (Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga, (and for comparative purposes, Maui, Hawaii)


UPDATE Saturday, March 27, 2010. I’ve provided a follow-up to this draft Blog. So for those genuinely interested in Brampton/Mississauga graffiti and what that “Voice” is telling you, you really should be read these two Blogs together.

So. Please click here to read Peel Police Services Board “Hate Crime/Graffiti” Report (March 26, 2010) –and how it matches MISSISSAUGAWATCH graffiti (preliminary) findings”

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA STREETSVILLE  GUN DETAIL 090501

Safe City Mississauga/Mississauga Crime Prevention Association: Inventing Successes since ?…

January 31st, 2010  

[This is a follow-up to our January 28th Blog  “Mississauga Council deputation: MISSISSAUGAWATCH *OPPOSES* $199,627 Corporate Grant (upped to $318,075.00) for Safe City Mississauga to “celebrate” (invent) their Successes.”]

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, I went before Mississauga Council to oppose Safe City Mississauga receiving a Corporate Grant of $199,627. Even before I had my chance to get “up there”, Mississauga Council actually rubber-stamped approval of upping the amount of taxpayers’ money to $318,075.00.

And it’s worse than that.

I’d drafted my deputation script so that the 1994 Peel Police Services Board recommendation that “A process of accountability and evaluation should be built into programs to ensure achievement of goals and cost-effectiveness” was repeated eight times in 12 minutes 52 seconds in the hopes that Mississauga Council would Get It.

Fact is, I suspect Mayor and Councillors Got It  —just Avoided It.

Here’s the exchange featuring Mississauga Councillor George Carlson commenting on a Safe City Mississauga that he’s never filed Freedom of Information on. And note, I did not suggest hiring police officers to drive around the roads but rather youth-friendly youth-expert Peel Police youth-advocates. Huge diff.

Video: “SAFE CITY MISSISSAUGA LACKS “A process of accountability and evaluation” says MISSISSAUGAWATCH (4:01 min)

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

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS

MISSISSAUGAWATCH:

“A process of accountability should be built into programs to ensure achievement of goals and cost effectiveness.” –Peel Police Services Board 1994.

There’s one other quote I need to share in closing and I found it visionary.

The words of Larry Zacher, Safe City Brampton, at the October 25, 2007 Peel Regional Council meeting. (This is a video freeze-frame.)

He said:

“The absolute best thing we can do in the community is to provide seamless care for our children from the day they’re born til the time they become responsible adults.”

“seamless care” That’s Perfection!

And I hate to end on a Negative but Freedom of Information confirms that “seamless care” is no more out the starting gate than a “process of accountability and evaluation built into programs to ensure achievement of goals and cost-effectiveness”.

And in my opinion that is the tragic gap and I submit that it’s also a contributing Root of Youth Violence. I don’t have any answers. It’s kind of a moot presentation right now¹ But I’m just satisfied that I got it into the records today.

Thank you, Council.

COUNCILLOR CAROLYN PARRISH (Acting Chair):

Would you stay in place Ursula, we may have some questions. Councillor Carlson.

COUNCILLOR GEORGE CARLSON:

More of a comment, Madam Chair and I appreciate Ursula taking the time today to do the math for us and of course it’s pretty straight forward to figure out how many police officers you could add at a hundred thousand per.

But I like to think of Safe City and other organizations as a group of people who put a community face on law enforcement with a focus on prevention. As well as an opportunity for average citizens to become involved.

The police department, being for lack of a better term, being a quasi-military organization doesn’t really welcome a lot of people wandering through the building —their volunteers and so on. They need an auxiliary if you will, of volunteers within the community to come out and speak with the [inaudible] students and involve them in a non-confrontational non-enforcement basis.

So I see them as partners and to say we could buy three or four more officers is quite true but I think you’re buying a lot more at something in the neighbourhood, I think at two dollars per house if my math is correct.

I think of a couple of seminars just lately in Streetsville area where we didn’t really require more surveillance but the residents needed more help in trying to prevent crime in a neighbourhood and so on.

So it’s a little bit different angle and much like most prevention programs, they seem to be the first to get cut. There’s always money for treatment but never seems to be very much money for prevention. So I’m quite happy that the balance is there. In fact, overall, I think it’s a little bit light in terms of the work that they do and the value they add for that three hundred thousand so —although [turns to Safe City Mississauga Executive Board Members] I’m not suggesting you ask for more money this year.

But I think it’s a nice balance. It provides police with more of a community face to look after these kinds of issues so I don’t see it as Either Or but I certainly think that that request —and I didn’t speak earlier on your request. I supported it whole-heartedly and I think, you know, if we need to add more officers, we should do that with the Peel Police Budget to do that if that’s necessary.

And I know that through the closing of Community Stations, we’ve added, I think 17 officers back on the road. So I think it’s a pretty good balance and I’m prepared to continue to support the good work of Safe City —and other organizations that have the same sort of principles.

Thank you.

COUNCILLOR CAROLYN PARRISH (Acting Chair):

Seeing no more questions, thank you Ursula and we’ll go to….

VIDEO SWITCHES TO ENDORSEMENT OF PEEL YOUTH CHARTER
(October 25, 2007 Peel Regional Council)

LARRY ZACHER (Safe City Brampton):

“The absolute best thing we can do in the community is to provide seamless care for our children from the day they’re born til the time they become responsible adults. So it’s very timely that they’re here with the Children’s Charter and we’re here with the Peel Youth Charter…”

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS

What’s Absolute Gold about this video is that it crystallizes to Perfection two Roots of Youth Violence.

MISSISSAUGA COUNCILLOR GEORGE CARLSON avoids ACCOUNTABILITY-ISSUE raised regarding SAFE CITY MISSISSAUGA (January 27, 2010)

POLITICIANS’

1. REFUSAL TO ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT’S REALLY WRONG (ie:  a 1994 Peel Police recommendation that a “process of accountability and evaluation built into programs to ensure achievement of goals and cost-effectiveness” still hasn’t been begun for Safe City programs as of 2010.

and

2. NOT A SINGLE COUNCILLOR ASKED ME A QUESTION (or disputed my assertions that (quote) “’seamless care’ is no more out the starting gate than a “process of accountability and evaluation built into programs to ensure achievement of goals and cost-effectiveness”.

SAFE CITY BRAMPTON PEEL REGIONAL COUNCIL, LARRY ZACHER, "The absolute best thing we can do in the community is to provide seamless care for our children from the day they're born til the time they become responsible adults."

A process of accountability and evaluation should be built into programs to ensure achievement of goals and cost-effectiveness.” –Peel Police Services Board 1994.

Signed,

The (Inventing Your Successes: it can only get worse) Mississauga Muse

(Dedicated to Ashley Smith) TO ASHLEY. AS PROMISED.

January 30th, 2010  

In our January 12, 2010 Blog,“Special thanks to the Fifth Estate and CBC. Plus reader comments on Ashley Smith’s “nightmarish place” we shared a report by the CBC that stated:

CBC has obtained dramatic footage showing New Brunswick teenager Ashley Smith, who died in prison in 2007, being pepper sprayed and about to be jolted with a Taser in her cell during the almost four-year period prior to her death.

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

I was so outraged watching the video that I wrote:

Can promise this. When I find the time, I’m aiming my car for Kitchener, Ontario —hopefully before this month is over. I’m going to park on the shoulder of Homer Watson Boulevard directly opposite the Grand Valley Institution for Women.

I’m going to set up a tripod and select self-timer on my camera. Then facing Ashley Smith’s “nightmarish place”, I will raise my arms  skyward and stab both my middle fingers towards her tormentors.

And dedicate that photo to Ashley!

I’ve already got the Directions!

That’s why today’s Blog is called “TO ASHLEY. AS PROMISED”

My only regret is that I only had two arms and two middle fingers.

TO ASHLEY. AS PROMISED (dedicated to Ashley Smith)

Signed,

The (actually there wasn’t a shoulder on Homer Watson Boulevard) Mississauga Muse

2009 MISSISSAUGA VIDEOS: MISSISSAUGAWATCH Shatters the MYTH behind the City of MYTHississauga

January 1st, 2010  

JANUARY 2009 video INSIGHT INTO THE BRANDING (AND FLUFFING) OF MYTHISSAUGA

Last Blog you saw the pics: The first being, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion hugging and congratulating Michael Nobrega fellow Director of the Enersource Board after their successful Enersource public meeting and Cable 10 broadcast. Nobrega is president and chief executive of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) —10% partner with 100% veto power (yes. really!).

Here’s the video uploaded to YouTube on January 25, 2009 of Mississauga Inc and McCallion-Nobrega in action.

Video: GEORGE ORWELL MEETS MISSISSAUGA ENERSOURCE (4:27 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

FEBRUARY 2009 (Uploaded February 10, 2009)

Video of youth/Police interaction on the TTC. Bitter February and the youth was wearing a thin T-shirt —complete with holes.

Video: HOMELESS YOUTH and TORONTO POLICE/SPECIAL CONSTABLES at TTC SUBWAY (Queen St station) 090205 (2:28 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

MARCH 2009 (Uploaded March 12, 2009) FROM THE THIS IS FRIKKIN’ SO-TYPICAL DEPARTMENT

MISSISSAUGAWATCH asks Dr. Alvin Curling if the authors of the Roots of Youth Violence Report had filed any Freedom of Information as part of their research. Nope.

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

APRIL 2009 (Uploaded April 17, 2009)

HAZEL MCCALLION SAVES MISSISSAUGA’S SHERIDAN LIBRARY (4:16 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

MAY 2009 (Uploaded May 17, 2009) PUT A *STAR* BESIDE THIS ONE!

Video: HAZEL MCCALLION: on City Staff’s “complete disregard” for Policies (10:06 min)

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

JUNE 2009 (Uploaded June 5, 2009) MISSISSAUGA COUNCIL SETS A NEW RUBBER-STAMP RECORD!

Video: ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE: MISSISSAUGA COUNCIL FAILS YOUTH: IN 12 SECONDS! (1:00 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

JULY 2009 (Uploaded July 4, 2009)

Video: SKATEBOARDING MAUI, PAIA STONEWAVE SKATE PARK (1:48 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

AUGUST 2009 (Uploaded August 5, 2009) NOW HERE’S A PROMISE THAT NEVER DREW ITS FIRST BREATH!

Video: HAZEL MCCALLION MAKES PROMISE ABOUT PUBLIC QUESTION PERIOD (0:54 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

SEPTEMBER 2009 (Uploaded September 10, 2009)

Video: Poor and Invisible in Toronto. Through a (Tim Hortons coffee shop) Window 6:22)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

OCTOBER 2009 (Uploaded October 2, 2009) NOT ONLY WON’T THIS HAPPEN BUT EXPECT RIGOROUS COVER UP

Video: ‘MAKE MISSISSAUGA YOUTH BANS PUBLIC INFORMATION” says COUNCILLOR PAT SAITO (3:07 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

NOVEMBER 2009 (Uploaded November 1, 2009) WHEREIN WE WITNESSED WHO REALLY RUNS MYTHISSAUGA

Video: “Mega-Builder” Harold Shipp $$$threatens$$$ Seven Mississauga Councillors with $$$DEFEAT$$$ (1:04 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

DECEMBER 2009 (Uploaded December 15, 2009)

Video: MISSISSAUGA JUDICIAL INQUIRY: Citizen-Blogger MISSISSAUGAWATCH requests limited standing (8:09 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube

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