Jan 18, 2019
By Michael Kramer
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has appointed former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion as a special adviser.
The government says McCallion will advise Ford and Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark on a range of municipal issues – and will receive up to $150,000 per year.
Her appointment comes days after the province announced it was reviewing 82 municipalities – raising the possibility of amalgamations.
McCallion endorsed Ford for premier in the 2018 election.
The former mayor, known as “Hurricane Hazel,” is less than a month away from her 98th birthday.
The former Liberal government made February 14th Hazel McCallion Day – in honour of her birthday.