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Carolyn Parrish loses council by-election, reminding Mississauga politicians never to screw with Hurricane Hazel

Hazel McCallion’s detractors have even more evidence that messing with the long-serving mayor of Mississauga is a political death sentence. McCallion watched on Monday as Carolyn Parrish, the woman who pushed for an inquiry into the mayor’s conduct, went down in a by-election. Parrish lost her seat on Mississauga council in 2010, a defeat many attributed to her public squabbling with a mayor whose approval ratings are usually somewhere near triple digits. Perhaps as one final indication of McCallion’s untouchable status and unquestionable influence, the National Post even quotes McCallion before Bonnie Crombie, a McCallion ally and the woman who actually won the election. Read the entire story [National Post] »

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