Ex-police chief Bill Blair to handle Liberals’ pot legalization file

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Originally posted in CBC News by Catherine Cullen

As the Liberal government gets to work on its campaign pledge to legalize marijuana, the former police chief of Toronto will be taking a lead role.

Last month, Bill Blair was named as one of two parliamentary secretaries to the minister of justice. Sources tell CBC News he’s been assigned to handle the pot file.

Blair’s new role fits with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s attempts to frame the issue during the election campaign.

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