A judicial inquiry in Mississauga has run into one of its first roadblocks — the apparently skimpy record-keeping of the mayor of the GTA’s second-largest city.

William McDowell, lawyer for inquiry head Justice J. Douglas Cunningham, expressed concern at a hearing Thursday that documents expected from Mayor Hazel McCallion’s office weren’t forthcoming.

It appears that McCallion, 88, who has said she’ll run again this year if her health permits, is not in the habit of retaining documents. The mayor’s office said that once emails are provided to the mayor for reading, they are deleted by her executive assistant, who “does not keep copies of any electronic emails.”

The inquiry was also told that McCallion does not keep a record of her daily agenda.