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Hurricane Hazel McCallion: crazy like a fox?

The latest reporting on Hazel McCallions now painfully obvious conflict of interest in a Mississauga real estate deal makes the mayor’s missteps all the more transparent and all the more baffling. The Globe and Mail now offers that McCallion’s former city manager, David O’Brien, had a clear stake in the disputed land at the centre of the scandal and “played a complicated backstage role” in the deal that landed the mayor in trouble. O’Brien was also the incoming CEO of a firm that stood to inherit Mississauga’s power utility, something McCallion didn’t consider a conflict of interest. With these recent revelations, we have to wonder whether this is the kind of scheming that keeps someone in power for three decades, or the kind of stunt only an untouchable mayor would bother trying. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »

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