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UPDATE: Contract of Police Chief Bill Blair not being renewed
The Toronto Police Services Board wouldn't give a reason why, only saying they are starting the search for a new chief...
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Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair
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Toronto will soon have a new police chief.

The Police Services Board announced on Wednesday, that they would not be renewing the contract of Bill Blair.

Blair has been at the helm of the force since 2005.

His last day will be on April 25th, 2015.

In a release, the Board says "Chief Blair has had a long and distinguished policing career with the Toronto Police Service. He is widely viewed as a champion of community policing and a leader in law enforcement around the world.

He has demonstrated his commitment to issues of human rights, diversity and integrity, among many others, and has served Toronto admirably and tirelessly.

There will be an opportunity in the months to come to offer Chief Blair a fitting tribute for his years of dedicated and honourable service to our community. At this time, on behalf of all Torontonians, the Board extends to Chief Blair our sincere gratitude for his outstanding record of public service and inspiring leadership.

The Board will now begin to take the necessary steps as we embark on the open search for the next Chief of Police for the City of Toronto.

Torontonians will be kept informed as those steps are finalized. Today is a day to say “thank you” to Chief Blair."

Chief Blair had come under fire for two things especially. First for his handling of security at the G20 summit, and secondly for speaking out about his disappointment in the Mayor, when he revealed they'd seized the infamous 'crack video'.

 

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Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair
Photo: CTV

Toronto will soon have a new police chief.

The Police Services Board announced on Wednesday, that they would not be renewing the contract of Bill Blair.

Blair has been at the helm of the force since 2005.

His last day will be on April 25th, 2015.

In a release, the Board says "Chief Blair has had a long and distinguished policing career with the Toronto Police Service. He is widely viewed as a champion of community policing and a leader in law enforcement around the world.

He has demonstrated his commitment to issues of human rights, diversity and integrity, among many others, and has served Toronto admirably and tirelessly.

There will be an opportunity in the months to come to offer Chief Blair a fitting tribute for his years of dedicated and honourable service to our community. At this time, on behalf of all Torontonians, the Board extends to Chief Blair our sincere gratitude for his outstanding record of public service and inspiring leadership.

The Board will now begin to take the necessary steps as we embark on the open search for the next Chief of Police for the City of Toronto.

Torontonians will be kept informed as those steps are finalized. Today is a day to say “thank you” to Chief Blair."

Chief Blair had come under fire for two things especially. First for his handling of security at the G20 summit, and secondly for speaking out about his disappointment in the Mayor, when he revealed they'd seized the infamous 'crack video'.

 

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