Doug Ford hires Hazel McCallion for $150,000 a year ‘special adviser’ post
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019. Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion has been hired as Premier Doug Ford’s “special adviser” on municipal affairs for up to $150,000 a year. The 97-year-old McCallion, mayor from 1978 until 2014, endorsed Ford’s Progressive Conservatives in last June’s election after supporting the Liberals for their previous four victorious campaigns. Then-Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion during a party to celebrate her 95th birthday in February 2016. “I can see why she would find Doug Ford an attractive candidate,” the then-Liberal premier said. Ford, whose government is examining the province’s growth plan and looking at regional government in 82 municipalities across Ontario, said Friday that McCallion, a proponent of Mississauga breaking from Peel Region, will also advise Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark “on a range of municipal issues.”.