October 27, 2014 7:30 pm
Updated: October 28, 2014 7:04 am

Bonnie Crombie wins Mississauga mayoral election

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WATCH ABOVE: Bonnie Crombie addresses her supporters.

For the first time in nearly four decades, the city of Mississauga will have a new mayor.

Bonnie Crombie has defeated former Liberal cabinet minister Steve Mahoney winning the mayoral election. She replaces beloved “Hurricane” Hazel McCallion, who – at 93 years old – announced she was retiring after 36 years as mayor.

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Crombie was elected with 63.5 per cent of the vote. Mahoney finished second with 28.7 per cent.

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WATCH: Mississauga mayoral candidate Steve Mahoney said Hazel McCallion’s endorsement was influential but he’s ready to move on and congratulated Bonnie Crombie on her victory.

Crombie and Mahoney ran a tight race at the outset of the campaign, but an endorsement from McCallion moved Crombie up in the polls.

The endorsement changed the narrative on what had been a neck-and-neck race. Following it, a poll showed support for Crombie climbed to 56 per cent, with 31 per cent supporting Mahoney.

Despite the fact she’s not running, McCallion posted higher approval ratings than any of the leading candidates in the mayoral race.

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