Halton police chief apologizes for Florida travel; Oakville mayor knew about the trip

Published January 8, 2021 at 10:10 pm


The  police chief of the Halton Regional Police is apologizing for travelling to Florida during the pandemic. 

Halton Regional Police Chief Steve Tanner says he left the country last month to “address personal business matters” and will be returning to Canada this weekend. 

Tanner says he deeply regrets his decision to travel. 

He also says the chair of the Halton police board was aware of the trip and supported it. 

The mayor of Oakville, Ontario. — which is part of Halton Region — says he also knew about the trip and had no objection to it. 

Tanner is the latest public official whose international travel has come to light as the government urges residents to stay home in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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