“Hurricane Hazel” McCallion was elected 11 times in a row and is, by all means, a legend. The 94-year-old was the Mayor of Mississauga for 36 straight years until her retirement in 2014. She was so popular that her city couldn’t let her go… she even outlasted 8 prime minsters
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But why did this large city – the 6th largest city in Canada, to be exact – enthusiastically insist on keeping her around? Because she “looks after her people, keeps taxes down and bring lots of jobs into the city,” said Hazel herself. One of the biggest factors is that the city is entirely DEBT-FREE and has $700 million in reserves!
If you thought Mayor Hazel McCallion couldn’t get any cooler, you were wrong. Not only did she lead her city in a most fantastic way, she’s also very multi-faceted. The factors that make up her colorful life include her professional hockey career in Montreal. What?!
She really has it all and has made her citizens as happy as can be with a flourishing economy and a healthy balance.
Watch below to be inspired by her vitality and enthusiasm for life!
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