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, the needy and immigrants. She has shown an active interest in the school system, the availability of public transportation and in conservation and the environment.
As a member of the former council, she initiated several good ideas, and had the courage to challenge what she saw as misuse of public funds and public office. She deserves to be re-elected.

Robert Blackburn, Mississauga

The Mississauga News,  August 9, 2011