Speed of Blair’s political jump surprising

Bill Blair didn’t waste any time.

A day after retiring from the Toronto Police force, Blair confirmed he plans to seek the Liberal nomination for the federal riding of Scarborough Southwest in this fall’s election.

Blair told the Sun he had several opportunities available to him but decided running federally for the Liberals was the best fit.

“I have had the opportunity to discuss various options and alternatives with people for whom I have a great respect, and I have decided to seek the federal nomination for the Liberal Party in Scarborough Southwest,” Blair said.

The former chief said he still wants to be involved in public service.

“I have had the privilege of serving the people of Toronto for nearly four decades, and having completed my term of office, I am seeking an opportunity to continue to serve in a new capacity.


I believe Justin’s advisers have blundered… again

  • David Murrell

    The highly-esteemed Bill Blair could campaign on his long-standing policy of being friendly towards organized crime gangs, and unfriendly towards home-owners and shop-keepers defending their establishments, against robbers and violent hoods. Bill Blair and the Liberals have the violent, hood-gang-member vote all sown up.

  • Clink9

    He loves his new boss Justin Turdeau. Hard to tell them part.

  • simus1

    Senior members of our ruling bureaucratic/academic echelons are interchangeable with most generic unprincipled politicians. Shifty megalomaniacs who love the sound of their own voices and inspire confidence in heavy duty rent seekers do have a great advantage over the standard less imaginative models.

    • But he’s very Islam friendly.

      • simus1

        Being sure footed in politics beats being honest and intelligent every time when fools are casting their ballots.

  • P_F

    Most bureaucrats are liberals and almost all top bureaucrats eventually end up as Liberal party candidate. Kash Heed of West Vancouver police dept. ran for BC Liberals, Jim Chow former head of VPD is rumored to be running for Liberals this elections.
    No wonder our civil administration is in ramshackle.

  • andycanuck

    It looks like being paid with tax money is more addictive than crack.

  • robins111

    That pond scum Blair has been carrying the Libs water on Gun Control for decades, including lying like a rug at both Parliamentary Committees and Senate hearings.

  • eMan14

    He made his choice after listening to the people he respected? How long before we find out if he will respect his new leader? Assuming he wins of course.
    And I guess we know his view on abortion too.

    • barryjr

      Don’t worry in the spirit of free and open nominations Justin will have a full scale press conference to announce the appointment of Mr. Blair as candidate rather than being sneaky and just sending out a press release.

  • WalterBannon

    Blair is a perfect fit for joining the Fascist party…

  • A Hamilton Guy

    And his persuit of a Conservative Mayor was just coincidental

    • Clink9

      Using tons of taxpayer money.