is a coup going on, there is no question about it, Mr. Barber is
a member of it and I hope no member of Council
So spoken by Hazel McCallion, right in City Council.
Most people would say that sounds PARANOID!
If the Mayor of a real City, like Mel Lastmen,
had said that it would be
all over the front pages of all the newspapers but if Hazel says it,
hushed up by the media that created the Hazel McCallion myth.
"we will not be providing you with the information,
that you are
requesting." States the Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel
as she improperly shuts down the Freedom of Information Act, so
taxpayers could not become knowledgeable of the facts and
make fully informed decisions, during the 1994 election year.
Her staff keep this promise over the years to shut off the
FOI Act from even the Green Party.
"And I have never given direction to the Freedom
Clark, Clerk to do anything. Never!
And will never. And it is not
my place to do it. And I want to
make it clear "
At the City Council meeting (Apr. 11/01), Hazel was heard
- "And I have never given direction to the Freedom of Information
Clark, Clerk to do anything. Never! And will never.
And it is not
my place to do it. And I want to make it clear " and I noted
how wrong she was and that someone is lying. At a meeting held
July 19, 1994 our dear old Mayor, how did she put it? Oh yes,
lowered the boom on me and all Mississaugans who wanted to
know the facts abut what was happening with the Cawthra Bush.
As a result of the Mayor's actions, shutting down the Freedom of
Information Act, I ran for the office of Mayor in 1994. In order
make sure everyone knew what the facts were. At no time during
the campaign, when the Mayor and I (sounds like the title of some
Hollywood B movie doesn't it?), faced off in debates, did not she
ever deny the basic facts. That she did in fact shut down the
Freedom of Information Act. In fact
details can be found
here as well as the kind of conduct she allows by City Staff.
"Your are not
getting an apology!"
Soon after the Mayor was yelled at to apology for her "native
costumes" remark, she just blurted out "Your are not getting an
apology!", as you can guess it didn't go over very well. Then she
accuses those present of not wanting to hear the (her), truth
before returning to her City Hall tower office, guards all around.
classic scene from the fall of empires.
"We don't have citizens vote
on an issue, I just want to
emphasize that ... especially when it comes
Mayor, Hazel McCallion, proudly states, during the Cawthra Bush
Management Plan discussion. Hazel likes to run City Hall like a
business and this a good example of her business priorities, "By the
way Don, we don't have citizens vote on an issue. I just want to
emphasize that. ... We go out and get their input, we listen very
carefully to them, we try to implement what they say and we don't
always do it, I can assure you, especially when it comes to
development. ... We may, we may take a straw vote at something
just to get an opinion but it really means nothing." Hazel has
made it clear, Mississaugan's opinions, "really means nothing." We
should know our place in the Corporation of the City of Mississauga.
The Mayor notes that the City of Mississauga down zones property,
so just because a property has a high environmental rating and is
zoned for its protection today, it does not mean it will always be so.
See below #7.
"pounded it into the ground"
The City would be the biggest developer of the Cawthra Bush,
turning this rare ecosystem and highly sensitive environment into a
recreation area and in the words of City staff "pounded it into the
ground". By using people to remove both Cawthra's
value and protection, the City can even consider sell off parts
developers. This is a standard method used by uncaring
governments, like ours, when the politicians get their election
money mostly from developers. Also the City has zoned the area
around the Cawthra Bush for a population boom and people will be
looking to use the Cawthra Bush for their recreation area.
not visited the Cawthra Bush
This one statement by D. Lewis is the real killer. Yes this is the one
the City wants in order to disregard our whole save the
salamanders campaign. It is total wrong, false and misleading! Dr.
Bogart made it clear a number of times that he had not visited the
Cawthra Bush yet, and would not comment on it but that is not
what D. Lewis is saying.
"dodged a nuclear warhead"
Nando Iannicca, Councillor Ward 7, first he goes on about how
Mattamy is perhaps the finest builder in the country, then he says
by not going to the OMB we have "dodged a nuclear warhead".
Nando (the warhead) Iannicca goes on to note what a great job
the local Councillor has done in shepherding this matter along.
Mattamy is perhaps the finest builder in the
" I am insulted if anyone of my constituents
thinks you can bribe
me for $400, it takes a lot, lot more."
So can our politicians be bought? The above is from a expert,
Nando Iannicca, Ward 7.
12). "I am one Councillor who has been anti-development.".
Pat Mullin, the Ward 2 Councillor, said "I am one Councillor who
has been anti-development.". If that is so then why would a
developer think it was a wise business decision to give her money
for her election? I wonder, is she telling the truth or maybe in
general, are developers under the impression that giving money,
would change her point of view?
OMB will aprove it.
The Mayor of Mississauga tells us before the OMB has ruled
what the outcome will be - interesting. How did she know?
Hazel Queen of
Right from Hazel McCallion's lips.
The Mayor telling
a the Ward 1 Councillor to SHUT UP!
That is right, the Mayor of Mississauga, right in City Council
chamber, while live on Rogers TV, for all intents and purposes,
tells an elected official trying to deal with an issue in her own Ward
to SHUT UP!
Don B. - Well hold it, if she wants to speak, I saw her interested.
Hazel M. - No - Don't answer Councillor Corbasson.
Don B. - AH, the single voice for Mississauga (Mayor talking over
On Sept., 24, the Ontario Liberals did a Phone
Town Hall Meeting to their phone list
most of it was caught on my answering machine (tape ran out), sorry for the dead
air at end.
What is really important is that the leader of the Party - Dalton McGuinty - was
not heard to say
or other Ministries in Environment, Energy, Eastern Power
- anyone who would be
in a position to stop plant,
that is was going to be stopped!
It was just the candidates repeating what
their positions were
but this time with big names in the
community - given the fact work has started
and 10's of millions are at stake and in an election don't
taxpayer deserve a statement right from
the Premier’s Office that the Sherway Power Plant is dead
and how much it is going to cost us?
On Sept., 24, the
Progressive Conservative Party did a Phone
Town Hall Meeting to their phone list
all of it was caught on my answering machine and after the beeps, the recorded
message that went
right afterwards. What was important in the recording was that Tim Hudak,
Leader of the
Conservative, could be heard going on the record for canceling the Power
18). On Sept., 26 (Mon), the
Progressive Conservative Party did another recorded phone add.
19). On Sept., 29,
the Ontario Liberals did another
recorded phone add, this time Liberal candidate
Charles Sousa ( Labour Minister ), & MPP for Mississauga South, personally thank
us for our support
in helping to stop the Sherway Power plant & others in the area.