Police chief who clashed with Rob Ford gets the boot

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/Toronto Sun files)

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/Toronto Sun files)

Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 2:56 PM ET

TORONTO ó After a decade at the helm of the country's largest police service, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who oversaw a high-profile investigation of Mayor Rob Ford, will be forced out in April.

Toronto Police Services Board members met behind closed doors today to discuss the future of the city's top cop and have decided not to renew Blair's contract for a third term.

"After considerable discussion related to the Toronto Police Service's continuing need for organizational renewal the Board has decided not to renew the employment agreement of Chief Blair," the TPSB said in a statement issued Wednesday.

The board says Blair will finish out his current term, which expires in April 2015.

 


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