Dec 19, 2012
Mayor McCallion: Statement to the Media
Yesterday, the City of Mississauga held one-day camps at Burnhamthorpe, Erin Meadows, Frank
McKechnie, Malton, Meadowvale, Mississauga Valley and South Common Community Centres in
response to concerns from the community and parents looking for options and a place for their
children during the school disruption. City staff provided various camp options including
full-day and drop-in programs to meet the needs of parents who had no other options.
"It is most unfortunate that the one day strike organized by the Elementary Teachers
Federation of Ontario greatly impacted the parents and students of our city," said Mayor
Hazel McCallion. "I hope no one has lost their job because they had to take a day
off work to care for their children."
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than
54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or
major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on
the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is
"Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its
Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
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