Hazel McCallion

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Hazel McCallion (February 14, 1921 – January 29, 2023) was a Canadian businesswoman and politician who served as the fifth mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, from 1978 until 2014.

McCallion was first elected in November 1978, and is the longest -serving mayor in the city’s history, having served for 36 years at the time of her retirement in 2014. She was a successful candidate in twelve municipal elections, having been acclaimed twice and re-elected ten other times. Her supporters gave her the nickname “Hurricane Hazel” because of her outspoken political style with reference to the Hurricane of 1954, which had a considerable impact.

McCallion was the first chancellor of Sheridan College.

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