The Canadian Risk and Hazards Network welcomes The Honourable Bill Blair on his appointment as Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Raised in Scarborough and the son of a police officer, Minister Blair learned at an early age that to “serve” comes before “protect” for a reason. He served 39 years with the Toronto Police Service, the last decade as its Chief of Police.
Minister Blair has demonstrated his ability to unite and engage others through his numerous roles in provincial, national, and international policing forums. He served as President of both the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Chiefs of Police, receiving the distinction of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.
CRHNet looks forward to continuing to work with Minister Blair and Public Safety Canada on public safety, and disaster risk reduction, and emergency management.