Chief Bill Blair retirement
By Shoynear Morrison
Toronto’s Police Chief, William Blair, will be ending his 10 year career on April 25.
— NEWSTALK1010 (@newstalk1010) April 24, 2015
Born in Scarborough, Ont. Blair became chief of police on April 6, 2005. Throughout his career Blair faced criticism on a number of issues, one of which was the police practice of carding.
After the 2010 G-20 Toronto summit protests, he was asked to resign by protesters.
Peaceful protesters demand resignation of Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair http://bit.ly/aTAgj3 #G20
— blogTO (@blogTO) June 29, 2010
When the Rob Ford crack video surfaced, it pitted the police chief against Mayor Rob Ford.
His 10 years as police chief was celebrated this week with a retirement gala at Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
— Don Peat (@reporterdonpeat) April 24, 2015
Outgoing Police Chief Bill Blair told his retirement gala last night his time as chief has been “a privalege”; he retires tomorrow — indie88news (@indie88news) April 24, 2015
In 2005, Blair was the first Toronto police chief to march in the city’s iconic gay Pride parade.
— LGBTQ ISN (@TDotGayCops) April 24, 2015
On April 26th, Mark Saunders will succeed Bill Blair as Toronto Police Chief.
— Jennifer Pagliaro (@jpags) April 21, 2015