Wynne gets thumbs up from 'Hurricane Hazel'

Outgoing Mississauga Mayor says the gas plant scandal is 'water under the bridge'...

Kathleen Wynne received a shining endorsement from one of the most well-known mayors in Ontario.

The premier started her day off in Mississauga as all three leaders campaigned in the GTA.

Outgoing mayor Hazel McCallion says she believes in Wynne's policy, but used the opportunity to ask for more money for municipalities. The 93-year-old says that should come from funding from the provincial and federal governments or the ability to raise or create a list of taxes.

McCallion also called the gas plant scandal water under the bridge. The Premier repeated that things have changed, noting the province has put rules in place to block cancellations like those seen in Mississauga and Oakiville from ever happening again.

McCallion says may residents don't care gas plants as much as they care about finding a job.

She says she hopes residents vote for a Liberal majority, which will allow Queen's Park to get things done.

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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 05/14/2014 11:03 AM
    I like McCallion.
    But her interest in supporting the Wynne government- I am willing to let that pass, as her having an elderly moment.
    1. Sonny posted on 05/14/2014 05:16 PM
      @Karl Burgin Hopefully Ford will endorse Hudak like he did Kirupa and the rest is history...
  2. cotrim posted on 05/14/2014 11:09 AM
    i bet if Hurricane takes on Hudak out back in the parking lot. she drops him. i'll take her advise over tea party Tim any day. she was running things and involved while Tim was probably still pooping in his Pampers
    1. Jim posted on 05/14/2014 12:31 PM
      @cotrim Why don't you move to Cuba or China you pinko bast@rd?
  3. lynne posted on 05/14/2014 11:20 AM
    this is crooked McCallion endorsing crooked Wynne? Wow what a pair.
    1. Sonny posted on 05/14/2014 05:21 PM
      @lynne Hazel is a Con and she knows that Hudak is TEA Party!(smile)
  4. Frankie posted on 05/14/2014 11:27 AM
    If Hazel ran Mississauga the way the Liberals have run Ontario Mississauga would be bankrupt and a total disaster. I also find her comments suggesting that "stealing" over $ 1 Billion for a couple of seats is water under the bridge extremely offensive.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 05/15/2014 08:49 AM
      @Frankie The ONLY reason why there isn't as much outrage IS because of her age.
      Out of all the politicians we have, in all three levels of government, she is supposed to be the steady hand. Now that steady hand is shaky.
  5. Jack posted on 05/14/2014 12:01 PM
    My sincere condolences to Ms McCallion's family and friends. My grandfather suffered through elderly dementia as well, and lapses in common sense like this were the first sign.
  6. sauga posted on 05/14/2014 03:45 PM
    lived in Mississauga for 20+ years, Hazel is about as conservative as they come.. so this is bewildering to see her support liberals with a terrible track record on spending. The opposite of her life long agenda.
    I can only assume this is a moment of girl power for her to try and keep a woman in power, which is very very sad to see because I know she cares more about the citizen over a politician. Clearly and elderly mistake
  7. David posted on 05/14/2014 04:39 PM
    Time to step aside Hazel. If you want to throw your support behind the criminal organization known as the provincial liberal party, I sure don't want you leading the city of Mississauga. A billion dollars, water under the bridge? What a terrible thing to say. I could give you quite a few good causes where that money could be spent as opposed to lining liberal pockets. Very sad and I expected more from you.
  8. greg posted on 05/14/2014 04:49 PM
    I think Hazel finally has dementia coming on. Sorry to see that.
  9. Mark posted on 05/14/2014 04:52 PM
    I have a lot of respect for Hazel, but this is one thing I can't respect. Wynne and the Liberals have to go. Sure the GTA likes the Liberals, but take a look at what they have done in Southwestern Ontario with the high saturation of wind turbines that are literally destroying the landscape, pulling communities apart and devaluing property prices. Sorry Hazel, you're dead wrong on this one.
  10. lynne posted on 05/14/2014 04:54 PM
    Believe it or not, but some idiots really believe what that old bat said...the Billions of

    $$$$ are "water under the dam"?
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 05/15/2014 08:54 AM
      @lynne Unless she was speaking tongue-in-cheek. Follow the train of thought for a second.

      If she meant the Liberals flushed money down the toilet, paying whatever corporation off to cancel the gas plants- then the billion dollars flushed ends up in the sewers- then it goes into the rivers/treatment facility- and for it end up in Lake Ontario, it has to pass under the many bridges and overpasses.

      So yes, in that sense, billions of dollars under the bridge is technically accurate.

      And yes, I am trying VERY hard to spin this one.
  11. don was right posted on 05/14/2014 10:20 PM
    So in the next heat wave, no air conditioning for they appear to be too good for a power plant in their own back yard. Where do they think it is gonna come from? The mistakes started with blowing up Lakeview. THAT is the place to put up a large nuclear plant
  12. john posted on 05/15/2014 02:15 PM
    so it is true what thay say about the liberals the virus spreads all over the place like SARS . i am going to have a haz mat suit with me so next time i am near one of them i dont get infected .
  13. James posted on 05/18/2014 11:42 AM
    Hazel has been saying that we should stop fussing over the gas plant for ages so digging her up for a photo op was an easy and obvious thing for the corrupt libidiots to do. Remember,,,,, the problem was not cancelling the gas plant. The problem was putting it there in the first place. First class stupidity is what that was. Face it, the libs can't get anything right. Oh, except paying off unions and piggy teachers wads of our case in turn for support at the polls.
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