Conservatives tap Ontario Provincial Police commissioner for by-election

Julian Fantino to run in suburban Toronto riding

Julian Fantino, Ontario’s provincial police commissioner, announced this morning that he will run for the federal Conservatives in his home riding in Vaughan, Ontario. The seat was recently vacated by Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua, who is running for mayor of the suburban Toronto city. Fantino praised Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s commitment to security and justice in his speech this morning. Julian Fantino recently faced a lawsuit related to his handling of a native land dispute in Caledonia, Ontario, but the private charges were dropped earlier this year. Fantino has also served as police chief of London, Ont., York Region, and Toronto.

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