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No decision on cheap transit fare for Mississauga seniors

Mississauga seniors hoping to learn if they would be able to ride transit buses for just $1 will have to wait as City of Mississauga councillors today chose to pass on making a decision. Ward 5 councillor Carolyn Parrish was set to introduce a motion that, if passed, would have created a one-year pilot project … Continue Reading

Councillors propose $1 transit fare for seniors

Providing cheap transit for seniors is just the right thing to do, according to a Mississauga councillor. Ward 5 councillor Carolyn Parrish is set to introduce a motion on Wednesday at council that will create a one-year pilot project where seniors can ride transit buses for $1. The motion, which will be seconded by Ward … Continue Reading

Decision on $1 senior transit fare pushed to next month

“During budget deliberations this morning, Mississauga councillors decided to hold off on approving a plan that would offer $1 transit rides to seniors. The decision will now be made next month. Ward 5 councillor Carolyn Parrish, who brought up the idea of providing seniors with a $1 fare to ride MiWay during non-peak hours earlier … Continue Reading

Councillor says subway, not LRT, the transit Mississauga needs

One Mississauga councillor says it’s time to put the light rail transit project planned for the city on the backburner and focus on a subway. Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish, speaking at the first working meeting of the new term of council this morning, said she heard from plenty of residents during the recent municipal … Continue Reading

Editorial: A less controversial Carolyn? Parrish the thought

“In English author Alain de Botton’s book, The News: A User’s Manual, he talks about “gaffe journalism” – the practice of zooming in on a politician’s unfortunate misstep, and squeezing its grapy substance until you produce some fine whine (correct spelling), or usable, and controversial copy. Carolyn Parrish is the perfect target. She’s blunt, and … Continue Reading

Parrish’s political career resurrected in Ward 5

Carolyn Parrish’s political career perished in 2010, but was resurrected in Ward 5 tonight. The 68-year-old mother and grandmother made a return to City Hall with a decisive victory over eight candidates vying for the seat that incumbent Bonnie Crombie was forced to give up when she announced her mayoral aspirations. “My nose is running … Continue Reading

Mississauga candidate Carolyn Parrish is ready to rumble

Carolyn Parrish has never been one to shy away from a challenge. After taking on President George W. Bush for his march to war when she was an MP and holding Hazel McCallion to account for questionable business dealings involving her son, Parrish is hoping to win back a seat on city council. But a … Continue Reading

Ward 5: Large, diverse and in need of TLC

It’s hard to imagine residents in the McLaughlin Rd. and Eglinton Ave. area live in the same ward as those who call Malton home. That’s what happens when you live in Ward 5, Mississauga’s largest ward by geographic size. Obviously, the issues here are diverse, ranging from what to do with the Britannia farm land … Continue Reading

Look who may return to Mississauga City Hall

She’s outspoken, impassioned and a busy grandmother who tweets on the hour. But, despite a regular routine that includes fundraising for The Mississauga Food Bank and spoiling her five grandkids, Carolyn Parrish would love nothing more than to jump back into municipal politics. The 67-year-old former Mississauga councillor and MP all but confirmed this evening … Continue Reading

Editorial: Grateful

Dear Editor: As a resident of Mississauga since before it was born, I am grateful to Carolyn Parrish for running as a candidate for City Council in Ward 5. I know her to be a helpful and honest person, experienced and able in public affairs. She is concerned about fair play for children, the elderly, … Continue Reading