“Hurricane” Hazel on Fox News

The mayor of Mississauga, Hazel “Hurricane” McCallion, will be on Fox News, tonight @ 8pm EST, with Mike Huckabee. (Re-air will be on Sunday @ 8pm EST.) Apparently, she’ll be talking about governing a growing city without any debt and I’m sure they’ll touch upon her long-standing political career. There are even rumours that she’s going to be in the Guinness World Records!

So to celebrate Hazel’s appearance on America’s most controversial and number 1 rated news network, here are some facts that I’ve collected as a resident of Mississauga:

– has been described as a “shrewd business woman”

– lives in Streetsville, a village-like part of Mississauga

– drives a Chevy Malibu Hybrid…like a maniac

– likes to drink, fish, and play hockey

– got run over by a car while crossing the street, got up, dusted herself off, and continued walking

– is a regular at Peter’s On Eglinton

– recently celebrated her 90th Bday

Will you be watching Hazel on Fox News this weekend?

28 responses to ““Hurricane” Hazel on Fox News”

  1. kellyr says:

    The mayor or ex-mayor of Mississauga is 90???!! Wow.. if so… pretty impressive!

  2. Andrew says:

    They forgot the crappy public transit & giving money to her son to buy city land for cheap!

  3. MERCEDY says:

    nice, good for her, but what does this have to do with deals or coupons?

  4. Sallycat says:

    kellyr…Hazel is the current mayor. At 90 years old I suspect she holds the record for either the oldest mayor or the mayor that has served the longest in office (32 years).

  5. symalteria says:

    love this lady, does she have coupns or something?

  6. Jack says:

    Is she going to offer some awesome deals on Mississauga?? On the better note, I think she is pretty awesome compare to other GTA mayors and people complaining about transit…from the pure business perspective Mississauga is not viable option to invest to much money…Toronto is…Mayor think every one should drive truck/SUV because he is rich, doesn’t give rat’s @ss about poor people…Metrolinx/transit city (not corporation owned transit) is the best for GTA…but federal / provincial government is not interested in investing in infrastructure…wow that’s rant…I must be frustrated with tea-party style campaign in election…Hey I want better deal for election…give me discount/coupon for voting!

  7. Sally says:

    Very interesting!

  8. Mike says:

    Hazel is awesome! There’s a great clip of her around from the Rick Mercer report. I’m happy she’s still kicking and the nasty attempts by Carolyn Parrish to take her down never worked.

  9. Laila says:

    yay! i’m from Mississauga & I’ll be watching the show!

  10. Stephania says:

    Well, she’s SMART…and a Canuck! 😉

  11. Natalka says:

    I think she’s just an awesome woman, and what a role model!
    We don’t get Fox, so I won’t be able to watch, but I’ve seen other profiles of her.

  12. Robin O. says:

    Never heard of this town. It’s a suburb of Toronto. Wow, she’s been mayor there for a long time. Good for her.

  13. Stephania says:

    Never heard of this town??!! Where exactly are you from?

    It’s Canada’s 6th largest municipality.

  14. Stephania says:

    Pearson International Airport is actually IN Mississauga.

  15. James says:

    @Stephania – the sixth largest municipality? When exactly is the last time you recall the sixth placed winner in any race? Mississauga is a nice place to live and has been blessed by competent governance and a wonderful location but is hardly remarkable for anyone outside the golden horseshoe. You seem offended that someone doesn’t know where Mississauga is, when in reality most Canadians outside of the Toronto area likely don’t know where Mississauga is it just isn’t important enough on a national level.

  16. Ciel says:

    Hazel was a real card during that Rick Mercer segment. She and Mississauga are so linked together. However, I think that the land deal is one of two things that affected her long record.

    Mississauga is a heavyweight contender in shopping-SquareOne is still a major shopping experience for anyone in the Golden Horseshoe not wanting to trek into Toronto for shopping. Plus it has some retail names that opened their 1st or 2nd Canadian store in the mall. Victoria’s Secret is a recent example.

  17. Robin O. says:

    Yes, I find that a lot of good shopping is moving from cities into suburbs or outskirts. I guess rent is cheaper but I really enjoy downtown shopping. I find suburbs often lack any character compared to downtown. @Stephania, many people outside of Toronto don’t know the names of all its suburbs. Often that is something known to locals.

  18. Cheapo says:

    Oh, I’ll be watching! I am related to Hazel, so it’s an extra special event.

    The fact that Mississauga is debt free, speaks for itself. Not to many municipalities can boast that! Then there is the fact that not only is the Mayor 90 years old, she’s a WOMAN.

    Growing up near there, there was no such thing as Mississauga. I remember my Mother hearing about a “city” that was suppose to be built somewhere around Brampton. We thought that it was so funny because it was just miles and miles of farm land along Hwy 7. Then they started the Bramalea City Centre – which we thought was even funnier, because all it was was an Eaton Store and (I think) a Shopper’s Drug Mart (could be wrong on that). My Mom took us there to get my brother a suit for my G’father’s funeral, in the early ’70’s.

    It seemed that way for the longest time then BOOM, things took off like wildfire and we no longer laughed at the “imaginary city”.

    Hazel McCallion is also credited for “saving” Mississauga during the train derailment (circa 1978? 1976?) with her evacuation methods.

    So, ya, Hurricane Hazel is a great Canadian who’s Canadian roots go back generations and generations. And she is still at the helm, with no intentions of retiring. We could use more politicans / people like her steering the ship of this country!

    Go Hazel!

  19. Sally says:

    I could see if you lived in another province other then Ontario not knowing where Missasauga is. But I live in the Boonies of Ontario and of course I know all the Toronto suburbs. Square one and Pearson Intl Airport boast from there. But I will admit I dont really notice at what point I’m out of Brampton and in Missasauga 😛

  20. Talimomali says:

    She has been critizised for ‘ruling’ Mississauga and doing things her way (and yes, sometimes shady for family), whether the councillors like it or not–but the reality is that I, along with 93% of other long-time Mississauga residents, don’t care whose toes she steps on or who she offends in City Hall… as long as she keeps doing what she’s been doing for the past 50 years. Mississauga has had one other Mayor in its history… some random dude, and then her for the past half-century! And she wins every election with over 90% of the vote. She’s like a very benevolent empress that everybody likes.

  21. Talimomali says:

    Okay, correction, not 50 years–32 to be exact. But close enough!

  22. NT says:

    Yay for Hazel! I used to live in Mississauga. She has a great no nonsense approach to things, and I just hope I can have that much energy at age 90. Actually, I just hope I have that much pep at 60.

  23. elizajane says:

    Hazel is not only known here but in the States too. She was on Regis & Kelly last year. She has stated that this will be her last election. Too bad!

  24. bambinoitaliano says:

    But Fox is not a legitimate news cast. I rather watch This Hour has 22 Minutes. At least it meant to be funny.

  25. Dayanara says:

    Hazel is amazing. My dad works for the city of Mississauga and I have her her on a few occasions. She is sweet and down to Earth, but tough as nails when it comes to her job and where she stands.

    I live in Brampton and @Cheapo – yes the Bramalea City Centre had an Eatons (now a Zellers) and a Shopper’s Drug Mart 🙂

  26. Dayanara says:

    *above should read met her…oops

  27. Lynda McLaughlin says:

    Cheapo says…”Then they started the Bramalea City Centre”
    I did not know that anyone would remember Bramalea. I grew up in Bramalea a long time ago now, but remembered with fondness.I also lived in Mississauga as a older teen. Loved the walking paths, and lots of beautiful trees.

  28. Jack says:

    ON side notes…just for knowledge…unlike Toronto mayoral candidates who spend millions on campaigning (get money from business/corporation, she didn’t spend any money on campaign…didn’t even had sign or flyers printed to say she was running and still won the election hands down by land slides..so I guess credibility speaks!! I guess only politician in recent time who does not disgust me.


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