The 101-year-old is in charge of Canada’s largest airport

Hazel McCallion, also known as ‘Hurricane Hazel’, has signed a contract for her runway at Canada’s largest airport because she is not ready to take it easy, writes The Guardian.

‘Encyclopedic knowledge’

The Canadian Minister of Transport congratulated the centenary and praised its four decades of service to the state. He is confident that McCallion will oversee Canada’s largest airport in the coming years.

In recent years, McCallion has also served as a special advisor at the University of Toronto, admiring her “encyclopedic knowledge of politics”.

According to The Guardian, the Canadian is known for ruling the ‘blunt ax’. Her combativeness made her famous and infamous at a time when she was mayor of Mississauga, a city near Toronto.


The Prime Minister of Ontario, the Canadian state of which Toronto is a part, called McCallion a “Canadian icon” during her 100th birthday celebration last year.

Scientist Tom Urbaniak wrote a book about McCallion. The former prime minister once said: “She is the only politician in Ontario who terrifies me,” Urbaniak told British newspapers.

Urbaniak couldn’t help but smile when he realized the 101-year-old would be the airport manager, he says. “She will stay active for as long as possible. She has fought with the former airport chief for years. He thought he would beat McCallion, but he failed.”

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