Simmer Kaur“Mississauga will have its first new mayor in over 30 years. Strong, experienced Councillors will be necessary to assist with the transition, particularly in Ward 5 where needs are great.
We have chosen to support Carolyn Parrish because of her depth of experience as an MP and Councillor, her knowledge of the senior levels of government and her proven track record of getting things done.
We have become personal friends based on mutual respect and admiration. We wholeheartedly throw our support behind Carolyn and the wonderful plans she has for Ward 5. We pledge our assistance now and over the next four years.” — Former Council Candidate Simmer Kaur and Campaign Manager Manjinder Grewal

OPSEU-Local-277-complete-logo_opt“I am writing to indicate our support of Carolyn Parrish as the next Councillor of Ward 5. Her deep understanding and dedication to her community and vocal support of our issues has led us to endorse her wholeheartedly.”

Andrew Luong“Carolyn has been a friend to the Vietnamese community for over 25 years. She was instrumental in the purchase of our land on Kennedy Road where our Phap Van Centre is today. We support her whole heartedly for Councillor Ward 5.” — Andrew Luong, Elder of Phap Van Centre

Madeline Edwards“Carolyn’s sense of fairness and empathy make her an excellent person with whom citizens can discuss their concerns. No issue is too insignificant, no issue too large for her to tackle.” — Madeline Edwards, Vice President, Black Women’s Congress,Mississauga Chapter

Anthony Petrucci“I’ve known Carolyn as both a customer and friend for 30 years. I admire her loyalty, hard work and true passion for the community. She can be depended upon by anyone in need and gets things done.” — Anthony Petrucci, President, Palma Pasta

Chris Hatch“Carolyn has volunteered her time on The Mississauga Food Bank’s Board of Directors, organizing incredibly successful fundraising events. She has played a vital role in the purchase of a refrigerated truck and funded our new Milk and Vegetable programs.” — Chris Hatch, Executive Director, The Mississauga Food Bank

Rick Falco“Carolyn is a fearless fighter for the taxpayer and she has proven it repeatedly. We need her on Mississauga City Council to fight for truth, justice and integrity.” — Rick Falco, Former School Trustee, Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic School Board

Terry Butt“Carolyn turned Canada Day celebrations on their ear, raising $250,000 each year for all day entertainment and a world class Fireworks display, attracting 100,000 residents to Celebration Square. She’s amazing!” — Terry Butt, Former Member, Festivals Committee at City Hall

Gurvel Singh“Carolyn brought significant changes to the tow truck industry through the Public Vehicle Advisory Council. She has been an  incredible force for fair conditions for airport limo drivers and the taxi industry for over 25 years.” — Gurvel Singh, President, All-Star Taxi

“Known for her straightforward style and passion for standing up for those without a voice, Carolyn has used her knowledge of multiple levels of Government and international affairs to improve policy at the local level.” — Wilma Francis, Public Relations Officer, The Mississauga 55+ Cari-Can Group

“On behalf of the Board of Directors PCC 607, I wish to personally extend the gratitude of all of the Residents of 1525 South Parade Court. Your extremely quick response to our concerns over the existing playground was so very much appreciated, and we do thank you ever so kindly. The Unit Owners are much obliged for your thoughtfulness.” —Laurie Da Silva, President, Board of Directors PCC 607

“I would like to thank you for all your efforts regarding my tax issues with the builder. This reaffirms my faith in your dynamism, dedication to the welfare of the people and vigorous follow-up on issues.” —Najeeb Kazmi, Genovese Place

“Thank you for looking out for the residents’ of Mississauga. I hope that you will continue to fight for us.“ —Laurel Stultz CGA

“When the Region decided to increase representation on Mississauga Council, two new seats were added, one filled by former renegade Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish. Were other Councillors emboldened by her mere presence? A so-called ‘Group of 7’ emerged. They started to say no, ask uncomfortable questions like: Why were those who sat on the Enersource board of directors being compensated so heavily for very limited work? . . . The lesson here is this: being a renegade isn’t all that bad; and changing the way we look at our landscape can be invigorating.” —Rick Drennan, Editor, Mississauga Business Times, April 1, 2010

“I just wanted to advise that the graffiti has been removed and I thank you for your efforts in getting this done. This is the second time that I have asked for your assistance and you have delivered. You certainly have my vote in the next election. My family thanks you once again.“ —Mario Pallota, Roseborough

“Thank you on behalf of myself and neighbours for the removal of the “mountain” of dirt left by the previous developer…You represent what political savvy and action is all about.” —Bobby Schmutz, Nov. 13, 2008

“It is my pleasure to have you as my family’s Ward Councillor since the last election, and before as our MP. You are a strong representative who does not back away from being true to your constituents, even in the face of political pressure …You are a strong and intelligent leader that looks at the whole picture of what is required to make this city great…You definitely have my vote.“ —Eleanor Lobo-Lee, Credit Heights

“You are one dynamic lady! Your energy, imagination and ability to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Canada Day have given this City an incredible event of which every citizen can be truly proud. Thanks for making this local boy part of it!” —Mike Bullard, Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard, Newstalk 1010

“Mississauga is a fantastic place to live. We have the best schools, transportation systems, city services, seniors programs…Keep up the good work and thank you for caring about our wonderful city of Mississauga.” —Phyllis Galbraith, The Woodlands