Whistleblower claims Halton’s top cop in Florida helping girlfriend sell home
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“We will be seeking a more transparent fulsome answer to why he travelled beyond what’s been given as an answer thus so far,” Gillis added.
A spokesperson from Halton Regional Police could not be reached for comment, but its police board chairperson Rob Burton — who is also Oakville’s mayor — reiterated Tanner informed him on Dec. 22 in advance of his travel “to tend to a property matter.”
“I had no objection,” Burton wrote. “Chief Tanner continues to have my full confidence.”
Tanner joins several other public figures in recent weeks who have been caught travelling, a number of which have resigned from their posts.
Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward said she doesn’t believe Tanner’s trip was considered essential.
“I’ve heard from many people in my community who also own vacation properties in various places, including Florida, they have followed public health advice to avoid travel outside the country,” she said. “The issue is larger than travel itself, it’s about public trust … which has been eroded at a time when we’re at the worst of this crisis.”