Former Toronto police chief Mark Saunders to run for Ontario PCs in June election

Former Toronto police chief Mark Saunders to run for Ontario PCs in June election

Saunders set run in Don Valley West, held by Liberal Kathleen Wynne since 2003

Mark Saunders, Toronto's former police chief, will run for the Ontario PC party in the upcoming June election. Saunders is set to run in the riding Don Valley West, which Liberal Kathleen Wynne has held since 2003. Wynne, the province's former premier who lost the last election to Doug Ford, has already announced she won't run again. Instead, the Ontario Liberals will run Stephanie Bowman, a former board member of the Bank of Canada. The PC party called Saunders a "dedicated community leader" in a news release and Saunders said he was honoured to be selected. Ford, who has lost two cabinet members and a number of other candidates in the leadup to the June 2 election, welcomed the addition of Saunders. "There is no one I'd rather have on the ballot in Don Valley West than Mark," Ford said. Saunders resigned from the Toronto Police Service in the summer of 2020 following five years on the job as the city's first Black chief and has had ties to the Ontario government since. Saunders also served on Ontario's COVID-19 distribution task force.

 

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/mark-saunders-running-for-ontario-pcs-1.6393411

 


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