Dear David Miller and Bill Blair,
In a recent interview with the Globe and Mail, Mr. Blair was asked, “Do you feel there’s been some trust lost between the public and the police this weekend?”
His answer was, “No. I’ve been overwhelmed with e-mails, letters and phone calls of support. Advocates for the anarchists are offended. I can live with their offence.”
Mr. Blair is mistaken. I do not condone the crimes committed by vandals during the G20, nor do I advocate for anarchists, but I have lost trust in Chief Bill Blair and the officers under his command for as long as he commands them. The public outrage over Bill Blair’s lies to the public and the disgusting suspension of Charter rights and freedoms he and his forces perpetrated on peaceful demonstrators will not soon be forgotten by the people of Toronto, and indeed by the people of Canada.
Mr. Mayor, if you continue to support Bill Blair and his actions, then you continue to support an officer of the law who has admitted to lying to the public about police authority, and whose actions and behaviour not only contravened the Charter rights of the citizens of your city, but whose smug, dishonest and spiteful action since then have been an insult to every citizen of this city. In doing so, Mr. Mayor, you also betray the trust of the people of this city.
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