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Hurricane Hazel: A Life with Purpose

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by Hazel McCallion & Robert Brehl
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Hurricane Hazel: A Life with Purpose by Hazel McCallion & Robert Brehl

Throughout her ground-breaking career in business and politics, Hurricane Hazel McCallion has seen it all. In 1978, she defeated a popular incumbent to win election as mayor of Mississauga, a rising city near Toronto that was, until then, a collection of towns, villages and farms. No one would have foreseen that the indomitable Hurricane Hazel would become so wildly popular she would remain mayor until 2014, retiring at age 93.

Within months of taking office, Mayor McCallion orchestrated the largest Canadian peacetime evacuation at the time after a train derailed and put almost 250,000 Mississauga residents in harm's way of deadly chlorine gas. The incident made her an international media star and cemented her reputation as a plain-speaking, decisive political leader. She's been courted by federal and provincial parties over the years but turned them all down, declaring, "I could never toe the party line. I'd wear out the carpet crossing the floor."

In her memoir, McCallion writes about her early years as the feisty mayor of a growing city; battles with politicians and business leaders; her love of hockey and abhorrence of on-ice violence; where the feminist movement misses its mark; and how she watched and dealt with her beloved husband's fall into the grip of Alzheimer's. Hazel's run as the leader of one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada has been nothing short of remarkable. The book is the story of Hazel's political, personal and business life, with all of its bumps and bruises along the way, as honest, bold and straightforward as the woman herself.

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Pages: 288
Size: 26.8 MB
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781443434720 (DRM-EPUB)

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