McKenney issued the following statement on the hiring of the new Chief of Police

I am ready to work with the new Chief of Police, Eric Stubbs, who I congratulate on their appointment.

The concern with this process has never been about who is being hired. 

It is about the process unfolding days before an election and in the middle of a national inquiry. The wave of criticism from the general public has further illustrated how this process was inappropriate.

Months after the convoy occupation shut down our city, with weeks of inaction of our police service, rebuilding public trust within the Ottawa Police Service is of the utmost importance.


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