Mississauga gets first new mayor in nearly four decades

Bonnie Crombie taking over from city’s beloved matriarch, Hazel McCallion

Mississauga has a new mayor for the first time in nearly four decades, with Bonnie Crombie taking over from the city’s beloved matriarch, Hazel McCallion.

Crombie, a city councillor and former Liberal M-P, beat out Steve Mahoney after she was endorsed by McCallion herself.

Mahoney was also a former Liberal M-P and before that a Liberal M-P-P.

McCallion – affectionately known as Hurricane Hazel – had won the last 12 municipal elections, but decided not to run this year.

A conflict of interest case involving a development company owned by her son could have seen her ousted from office, but a judge found last year that the conflict was minor and did not warrant such a drastic step.

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