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Year-end interview with Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair

Police Chief Bill Blair sits down for his annual year-end interview, Dec. 30, 2013. CITYNEWS

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair sat down for a year-end one-on-one interview with CityNews reporter Avery Haines.

During the interview Blair talked about the internationally publicized Rob Ford crack scandal, the public perception of the police force following the shooting death of Sammy Yatim, the massive ice storm that hit the GTA just before Christmas as well as the death of Const. John Zivcic.

The Chief also spoke candidly about his family life – including the fact that he is about to become a grandfather for the second time.


In Part 1 Chief Blair talks about the Rob Ford crack scandal, the ice storm and the tragic deaths of Const. Zivcic and Sammy Yatim.

In Part 2 Chief Blair talks about his hopes for 2014 and gets candid about his family life.

In Part 3 Chief Blair talks more about the Rob Ford crack scandal and the public perception of police in 2013.

In Part 4 Chief Blair answers questions submitted by CityNews viewers