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Hazel McCallion

Hazel McCallion was appointed to both the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, recognizing her dedication to exemplary city infrastructure. Through her experience with the mayorship of Mississauga, McCallion helped turn the city into the 6th largest in Canada.

A portrait illustration of Hazel McCallion.

The Longest Standing Mayor of Mississauga

Hazel McCallion served an astonishing 12 consecutive terms as the Mayor of Mississauga, from 1978 to 2014 – making her one of Canada’s longest-serving mayors. Nicknamed “Hurricane Hazel” during her tenure, she was known for her unwavering dedication to public service, strong fiscal management, and focus on economic development. Her achievements include overseeing the transformation of Mississauga from a semi-rural bedroom community into the sixth-largest city in Canada and spearheading significant infrastructure projects. Recognized for her contributions, she was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2005 and the Order of Ontario in 2021.

McCallion’s visionary leadership and tireless commitment to its residents continue to shape the vibrant and prosperous city that Mississauga is today.

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Further Resources
Read more about McCallion in The Canadian Encyclopedia

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