Hazel McCallion gets territorial over the welcome sign at Pearson Airport

Hazel McCallion gets territorial over the welcome sign at Pearson Airport

Hazel McCallion with Pearson’s current sign, which reads “Welcome to Toronto” and has pictures of McCallion, Rob Ford and Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell below it (Image: Facebook)
 

Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion’s anti-Toronto streak resurfaced in January, when she complained about Toronto’s share of provincial transit funding and railed against the Toronto Board of Trade for changing it’s name to the Toronto Region Board of Trade (how dare they presume to speak for the whole region?). Now the feisty nonagenarian is hellbent on ensuring her city gets its share of the glory from the 2015 Pan-Am games, and she’s starting with the welcome banner at the airport. McCallion argued Pearson’s suburban location means it should have a “Welcome to Mississauga” sign, rather one that focuses on Toronto. We suppose that’s logical—but there will be a lot of confused athletes and tourists if she gets her way. [Toronto Star]