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 January 13, 2011  Non-U.S.

San Grewal reports:

Discussion in Mississauga’s city council chamber turned Orwellian on Wednesday as councillors upset about a leaked memo called for a witch-hunt, including searches of homes, computers, cellphones and offices.

The memo, which was somehow forwarded to the media, detailed an offer from the city to pay for $350 tickets for Mayor Hazel McCallion’s 90th birthday party — at a total cost to taxpayers of $10,000. Net proceeds from the lavish affair are to go to Sheridan College in support of its new Mississauga campus.

Last Friday’s memo from city manager Janice Baker, offering each of the councillors and senior staff a pair of tickets, was not marked confidential, and after a public outcry the offer was withdrawn Tuesday.

Read more in the Toronto Star.

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