Oakville's Mayor resigns from Police Board

Monday Jan 11th, 2021


Mayor Burton resigns from Halton Police Board

This afternoon I notified Halton Regional Chair, Gary Carr, of my resignation from the Halton Police Board.
Dear Chair Carr:

I am resigning now as a member of the Halton Police Board, deeply regretful for my response to the chief's proposed trip, proud of what we have accomplished in my years as chair, and hopeful for the continued nation-leading success of the HRPS and its Board. I regret sincerely that I focussed at the time on the ways the chief's trip qualified as essential travel. I should have recommended against it because it could generate public concern about me not setting a higher example than the rules and guidelines actually called for.

Mayor Rob Burton

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