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Hurricane Hazel's storied history as Mississauga mayor

Long-serving mayor of Mississauga

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Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion holds the Grange Report on the Mississauga Railway Accident Inquiry Jan. 19, 1981. A CP Rail train from London, destined for Toronto, derailed at Marvis Road in Mississauga. Two train cars were loaded with propane and exploded, causing considerable damage.

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At a press conference, Ms. McCallion confronts the media about a mould problem in portable classrooms in and around Mississauga. Gord Flett, a father of a girl who has medical problems from the mould, was also present.

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Ms. McCallion prepares to testify Monday Sept. 20, 2010 at the judicial inquiry probing conflict of interest allegations regarding her son's real estate deal with the city.

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Ms. McCallion with the media just moments before being declared Mississauga's mayor for her 12th time on Oct 25, 2010.

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Ms. McCallion and her steely eyes in a council meeting at Mississauga City Hall.

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Ms. McCallion wears a Team Ontario hockey jersey which was a gift from the Ontario Women's Hockey Association while celebrating her 90th birthday at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

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Ms. McCallion celebrates her 90th birthday at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

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Ms. McCallion sat down with The Globe on June 22, 2011. She was photographed soon afterward in front of the new water feature in Celebration Square which was officially opened that day following an historic council meeting out doors.

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