Doug Ford Gives Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion a New Job

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Following the end of her lengthy career as mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion hasn’t spent too much time in the public eye over the past few years — although that could change with her new position in the Ontario government.

McCallion was recently appointed special advisor to the Premier, Doug Ford, and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark.

Ford and Clark made the announcement on Friday, January 18.

McCallion brings many decades of public service, public advocacy and, most importantly, public representation that will enable her to provide advice to the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of municipal issues,” reads a statement from the provincial government.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie congratulated McCallion on her new position, citing the former mayor’s municipal government experience as a major qualification.

I know Hazel understands Mississauga’s issues and positions and will be a strong advocate for our City and the municipal sector,” Crombie said.

I look forward to working closely with her in this new role to advance the priorities of Mississauga and municipalities across Ontario.”

McCallion will reportedly receive a maximum of $150,000 a year for her new position.

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