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Title: Mississauga Civic Centre Groundbreaking, Mayor Hazel McCallion and Hon. John Black Aird
Identifier: M926
Date of Original Photo: 1984
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Ground breaking ceremonies - Ontario - Mississauga

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Description: This photo shows the Mayor and the then Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, John Black Aird, at the groundbreaking ceremony, May 8, 1984. Mayor Hazel McCallion was born in Port Daniel, Quebec and educated in Quebec City and Montreal. She worked with the Kellogg Company for 19 years and in 1967 decided to enter politics in her home area of Streetsville. She was elected Chairman of the Streetsville Planning Board in 1967 and 1968 and Deputy Reeve of Streetsville in 1968. She was later appointed Reeve and then elected Mayor of Streetsville in 1970, serving till 1973. With the establishment of the Region of Peel and amalgamation of the Town of Mississauga with Streetsville and Port Credit, McCallion served two terms as Councillor for Streetsville as well as serving on the Peel Regional Council She ran for Mayor of Mississauga in 1978 against Ron Searle and was elected. She has been re-elected as Mayor ever since, most recently in 2003.
Agency: Mississauga Library System
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