YYZ Working Man Posted January 29 Share Posted January 29 Former Mississauga, mayor Hazel McCallion served as mayor of Mississauga from 1978 until she retired in 2014 died of natural causes yesterday just days shy of her 102 birthday on Valentines day. After 36 years as Mississauga mayor, the fierce politician leaves behind a legacy unlike any other. She Instrumental is building and improving Mississauga to be Canada’s seventh-largest city and Ontario's 3rd largest city Nicknamed “Hurricane Hazel” for her outspoken political style, she took 12 municipal elections by storm, leaving her opponents with little chance of success. She remained active in politics as an advisor She saw the city through some of its worst events, including the 1979 Mississauga train derailment, (10th highest evacuation due to a disaster in history)which occurred just months after she first took office in 1978.She was a first responder and suffered an ankle injury helping people get out of town .. She was like no other. -Played pro womens hockey in her early years for 5 buck a game . Her No nonsense, lets get things done approach has her as one of the longest serving politician in North America. Mississauga will never be the same .. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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