McCallion bent rules, inquiry hears

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s oldest son was not only part of “apreferred group” she picked to build a hotel and convention centre nearcity hall, but she vouched for the “financial means” of PeterMcCallion’s business partner, a judicial inquiry heard.

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s oldest son was not only part of “a preferred group” she picked to build a hotel and convention centre near city hall, but she vouched for the “financial means” of Peter McCallion’s business partner, a judicial inquiry heard.

Peter McCallion’s company was also allowed to forgo paying the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees, inquiry counsel William McDowell said yesterday.

McCallion’s lawyer, Elizabeth McIntyre, responded in her opening statement that the mayor’s position was that she acted appropriately, as defined by the provincial code at the time.