New York Times profile puts Mississauga’s own Hazel McCallion in the headlines once again


Published March 11, 2022 at 4:13 pm


Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion continues to draw international attention long after her political reign has ended.

In today’s New York Times McCallion is prominently profiled about her active lifestyle and ongoing influence on the city and those who still come to her for advice.

Now, at age 101, McCallion has been out of politics for eight years, yet she still rises at 5:30 a.m. and keeps an exhausting schedule “supporting campaigns for local causes” and speaking to those who “continue to seek out her presence and her political blessing” as the Times‘ article reports.

Complete with a photo spread that even world leaders fail to achieve, the New York Times article gives a complete rundown of McCallion’s life from her hometown of Port Daniel on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec to her arrival in Streetsville and her election as the third mayor of Mississauga in 1978.

The article looks at some of the controversies that put a blemish on her record, but allows her to put her career into perspective and provides a viewpoint on Mississauga that few others can match.

The complete Times article can be found online.

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