Hazel McCallion’s son registers as Mississauga political candidate

Published August 19, 2022 at 6:52 pm

Peter McCallion, the 69-year-old son of Hazel McCallion, the former long-time mayor of Mississauga, will run as candidate in the upcoming municipal election.

The younger McCallion has registered to run as a councillor in the riding of Ward 9. The ward is located in the northwest part of the city.

The Ward 9 race will be wide open with 10 candidates seeking to fill the seat held for many years by Pat Saito who has announced her retirement from political life.

Former Mississauga Liberal MPP Bob Delaney is also running in the ward as is Peel District School Board trustee Nokha Dakroub, among others.

Peter, one of three McCallion children who grew up around the spotlight that has shoned brightly on the ever-popular Hazel, has been involved in real estate for several years. He was involved in a multi-million dollar hotel/convention centre deal in 2010 that eventually led to accusations of conflict of interest against his mother who was mayor at the time. That complaint was dismissed, but the judge ruled Hazel McCallion should not have been involved when it came to her son’s interests in the failed deal.

As well, in 2014 Peter McCallion pleaded guilty and fined $15,000 for failing to file personal and corporate taxes.

Most recently Peter McCallion honoured his famous mother on her 101st birthday saying that she was “always there for her family” even though her political lifestyle kept her very busy.

 

 

 

 

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