|Description: A black and white photo of Mayor McCallion holding a framed certificate and surrounded by two emergency workers. There is a white border around the photo. |
This image shows Mayor McCallion receiving a certificate for her contribution and help to emergencies in 1982.
Hazel McCallion (born February 14, 1921) has held the office of Mayor since 1978. She is affectionately called “Hurricane Hazel” by supporters as well as the media at large for her vibrant outspoken style of no-nonsense politics. She is one of Canada's best known and longest serving mayors. At the age of 85, she was easily re-elected in November 2006 for her 11th consecutive term, holding a 91% majority of the votes. Due to her popularity, she does not campaign during elections and refuses to accept political donations, instead asking her supporters to donate the money to charity.
Hazel McCallion has received many honours including being made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2005.