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Mayor of Mississauga gives herself a salary cut

By katangel88     Mar 31, 2007 in Politics
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion is taking a $32,000 pay cut – putting pressure on politicians in her city and the GTA to do the same and return thousands of dollars they get for sitting on municipally owned hydro boards.
"It's permanent, it's irrevocable as long as I sit on the board," McCallion said after she told the Star she is giving back what she receives for sitting on the board of Enersource (formerly Mississauga Hydro), the utility set up in 2000 after the electricity sector was deregulated.
McCallion said she now believes taking the board money was "double-dipping." She receives $164,000 in her roles as mayor and Peel councillor. Councillor Nando Iannicca also sits on the Enersource board.
I'd just like to say well done for being a good example for the rest of the government. Maybe with the salary cuts that might happen, the people of Mississauga might better their lives with the money.
But then again, money never lasts long. Someone greedy will probably raise an idea to get themselves more money. Then again, maybe people are changing.
maybe all the other cities in Ontario will follow suit, then again, maybe not.
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