Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion Honored As Legend At state funeral
A state funeral has been held for Hazel McCallion on what would have been her 102nd birthday. The funeral took take place at Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga on Valentine’s Day.
Hazel McCallion is a Canadian politician and former mayor of Mississauga, Ontario. She was born on February 14, 1921, and served as mayor from 1978 to 2014. She died on January 29th at 101 years old.
During her 36-year tenure, McCallion transformed Mississauga into one of the largest and most economically prosperous cities in Canada.
McCallion was known for her strong leadership style and her commitment to serving the residents of Mississauga. She was a vocal advocate for fiscal responsibility, and her administration was praised for its efficient management of city finances. McCallion also worked to attract new businesses and investments to the city, which helped to create jobs and stimulate economic growth.
In addition to her political career, McCallion was active in the community and served on numerous boards and committees. She was a passionate supporter of education, and was instrumental in the development of the University of Toronto at Mississauga.
McCallion received numerous accolades during her career, including being named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and being inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. After leaving office, she continued to be a prominent figure in Canadian politics and was often sought after for her expertise and advice.
Hazel McCallion was a visionary leader who made a lasting impact on the city of Mississauga and the wider Canadian community.
In the wake of her death, tributes poured in from across the country, with many people expressing their gratitude for her decades of service and her unwavering dedication to her community. McCallion’s legacy continues to inspire future generations of politicians and leaders, and her impact on the city of Mississauga and the wider Canadian community will be felt for years to come.
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