Bill Blair

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Bill Blair said : “I know everybody—our officers at CBSA and public safety, every federal department … were working to get this done. Everybody understands the urgency of getting those resources quickly into community,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, September 27, 2022 2:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "and we said yes, and so they're being deployed today," External link

4-traders Monday, September 26, 2022 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "The scale of what we're dealing with, I think it's unprecedented," External link

4-traders Monday, September 26, 2022 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “and we said yes, and so they’re being deployed today,” External link

nbcnews Sunday, September 25, 2022 11:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The scale of what we’re dealing with, I think it’s unprecedented,” “There is going to be what I believe will likely be several months’ work in restoring some of the critical infrastructure – buildings and homes, rooftops that have been blown off community centres and schools,” External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “The scale of what we’re dealing with, I think it’s unprecedented,” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, September 25, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "and we said yes, and so they're being deployed today," External link

4-traders Sunday, September 25, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "The scale of what we're dealing with, I think it's unprecedented," External link

4-traders Sunday, September 25, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “The scale of what we’re dealing with, I think it’s unprecedented,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, September 25, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "The scale of what we're dealing with, I think it's unprecedented," External link

4-traders Sunday, September 25, 2022 5:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We are having discussions directly with Nova Scotia about the federal resources from the Coast Guard, the Canadian Armed Forces, Parks Canada, and Transport Canada all coming to the assistance of that province,” External link

barrie Sunday, September 25, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The cleanup is going to be extensive, and our first priority, of course, is to make sure everybody's safe, and then we'll all work together to help rebuild what has been damaged,” External link

ctvnews Sunday, September 25, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We are having discussions directly with Nova Scotia about the federal resources from the Coast Guard, the Canadian Armed Forces, Parks Canada, and Transport Canada all coming to the assistance of that province,” “We (also) have a Disaster Financial Assistance arrangement with the provinces in the aftermath of these natural events, which is very significant and important that that the resources that are needed to rebuild and recover this” External link

ctvnews Sunday, September 25, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The damage is very extensive. We’ve seen homes, community centers, apartment buildings, roadways, bridges have all been impacted,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The damage is very extensive. We’ve seen homes, community centers, apartment buildings, roadways, bridges have all been impacted,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, September 24, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The loss of an officer in any circumstances is tragic, and these look particularly tragic … It appears to just simply have been an ambush because he’s a cop,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The loss of an officer in any circumstances is tragic, and these look particularly tragic … It appears to just simply have been an ambush because he’s a cop,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 13, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “She didn’t make any promise to me,” External link

cknw Friday, July 29, 2022 12:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “She didn’t make any promise to me,” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 28, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “At no point did I direct the RCMP in any operational matter, including public communications,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I did not ask the RCMP commissioner to reveal that information, nor did she promise she would do so," External link

CBC Monday, July 25, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "It's a line of which I'm quite familiar. I spent many years as a police chief," External link

CBC Monday, July 25, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "At no time have I ever interfered operationally or given operational direction to the RCMP in my role as the minister of public safety," External link

ctvnews Monday, July 25, 2022 9:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "The terrible tragedy that took place in Nova Scotia, the worst mass casualty shooting event in our country's history, was for me very impactful. And all of the work that we had been doing for months and years leading up to that moment, it certainly had the effect of deepening my resolve to move forward as quickly as possible," External link

ctvnews Monday, July 25, 2022 9:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The commissioner has confirmed that no direction and no pressure was given by me or by any member of this government to direct her in any way,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, July 25, 2022 9:54:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "At no time have I ever interfered operationally or given operational direction to the RCMP in my role as the minister of public safety," External link

barrie Monday, July 25, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "The terrible tragedy that took place in Nova Scotia, the worst mass casualty shooting event in our country's history, was for me very impactful. And all of the work that we had been doing for months and years leading up to that moment, it certainly had the effect of deepening my resolve to move forward as quickly as possible," External link

barrie Monday, July 25, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "It was several months of very hard work in compiling that list… And there was a very clear criteria that was established in which weapons would make that list, and that list was compiled over many months," External link

barrie Monday, July 25, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “This was an extraordinary event to be very clear. It was without precedent… There were a number of concerns being expressed from the victims’ families, by my counterparts in the province of Nova Scotia, by the media, and by the community, about the lack of information that people were receiving about what had transpired, and there were a number of very important questions that were arising,” External link

barrie Monday, July 25, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I did not ask the RCMP commissioner to reveal that information, nor did she promise she would do so," External link

CBC Monday, July 25, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "It's a line of which I'm quite familiar. I spent many years as a police chief," External link

CBC Monday, July 25, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The work had actually begun in 2019 when I had done cross-country consultations … to talk about what weapons should be prohibited. The compiling of the list … it was several months of very hard work,” External link

globalnews Monday, July 25, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "Climate change is threatening communities across Canada, and we need to keep our partnerships strong as we prepare for and work to prevent natural disasters and extreme weather events," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “With some regularity, we are seeing the devastation that far too many communities have had to endure as a result of the real and growing threat posed by climate change,” “We know that much work is required to get communities back to where they were before these events and to prepare them for future ones” External link

globalnews Monday, July 18, 2022 11:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I'm not aware of any recommendation of law enforcement," External link

CBC Friday, June 24, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair replied : “That’s in fact true. I do not keep notes,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair answered ( about Марк Грийн ) : “This was not a terrorist event. To be very clear, Mr. Green, this was not a terrorist event,” “This was a blockade. It was a criminal offence” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I am very, very comfortable that there was no interference in this case,” “There was no pressure placed upon the RCMP and no interference with their operational decisions. This is actually an important line between government and the operations of the police commissioner in the RCMP. It’s a line that has always been respected” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "The superintendent obviously came to his own conclusions and his notes reflect that," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The commissioner has confirmed that no direction and no pressure was given by me or by any member of this government to direct her in any way,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The commissioner has confirmed that no direction and no pressure was given by me or by any member of this government to direct her in any way,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about Commission ) : "Among the more important work of the Mass Casualty Commission is to examine the important communication challenges that were evident during this tragic event. We look forward to fact-based findings and recommendations for improvement," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about Commission ) : "Among the more important work of the Mass Casualty Commission is to examine the important communication challenges that were evident during this tragic event. We look forward to fact-based findings and recommendations for improvement," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about Commission ) : "Among the more important work of the Mass Casualty Commission is to examine the important communication challenges that were evident during this tragic event. We look forward to fact-based findings and recommendations for improvement," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I’m not aware of any recommendation of law enforcement,” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I do not believe that would have been an appropriate thing for law enforcement to ask, and they did not ask," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I'm not aware of any recommendation of law enforcement," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 15, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I do not believe that would have been an appropriate thing for law enforcement to ask, and they did not ask," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 15, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We’ve worked very closely with them to move money as quickly as possible so they can begin that rebuild,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:03:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege, not a right," "This is a principle that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right," "This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege, not a right," "This is a principle that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south" External link

nzherald Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south” External link

wsvn Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” External link

wcnc Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south. In Canada, guns are only intended to be used for hunting and sport purposes” External link

wsfa Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” External link

12newsnow Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south. In Canada, guns are only intended to be used for hunting and sport purposes” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south” External link

al Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south” External link

syracuse Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege, not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south” External link

cleveland Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : ''In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,'' External link

koreatimes Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege, not a right,” External link

nypost Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south. In Canada, guns are only intended to be used for hunting and sport purposes” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south. In Canada, guns are only intended to be used for hunting and sport purposes” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south. In Canada, guns are only intended to be used for hunting and sport purposes” External link

whig Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I think there needs to be improvement,” External link

globalnews Friday, May 27, 2022 9:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I think there needs to be improvement," External link

barrie Friday, May 27, 2022 8:59:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "The very simple and straightforward answer is no. I think there needs to be improvements," External link

CBC Friday, May 27, 2022 6:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “Last year was overwhelmingly the highest amount that will be extended from that fund,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, May 16, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about British ) : “From fires and extreme heat waves to the devastating flooding we saw last November, British Columbians have really been … incredibly challenged by very difficult natural disasters occurring here, and it does require us to work together,” External link

barrie Saturday, May 14, 2022 3:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I came here to assure the mayor, the councillors and community that we are working as expeditiously as possible to get money to the province so they can get money to this community,” “There’s a great deal to do but it’s going to require a significant commitment of resources and we want to make sure we’re here for this community” External link

globalnews Friday, May 13, 2022 3:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “This Canada-Ontario early learning and childcare agreement is a five year deal that reduces childcare fees in the short term,” “It will deliver 10 dollar a day childcare for Ontario families by the end of March 2026, and it is intended to create 86,000 new licensed early learning and childcare spaces in the province of Ontario” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “There is a challenge in hiring sufficient staff,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “Budget 2022 is building on the important work and is making significant investments in a variety of areas that will make life more affordable for everyone,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "We know early intervention and quick action can also prevent much more significant damage," "A dollar invested in prevention is worth $11 in recovery" External link

CBC Friday, April 15, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "We're working together because we see the urgency of moving money out into communities and … facilitate that recovery," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair added : "We have not finished in determining the exact costs of these events. But we want to make sure that we move as expeditiously as possible to help communities and help British Columbians to recover as quickly as possible," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In many cases, people who have built in those areas or reside in those areas are unable to get any form of overland flood insurance, which can significantly add to the cost of recovery,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, March 18, 2022 4:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair told : "There has been a serious and concerning escalation of violence — not just rhetoric but activity and planning — and that is why we have responded as we have today," External link

dw-en Wednesday, March 9, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It felt like a really bad party that had gone wrong,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 23, 2022 12:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “While we always will defend people’s right to opinion, expression and assembly there are limits to rights when they begin to impact so severely on the rights of others and we saw that here in Ottawa,” External link

tvnz Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “While we always will defend people’s right to opinion, expression and assembly there are limits to rights when they begin to impact so severely on the rights of others and we saw that here in Ottawa,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “While we always will defend people’s right to opinion, expression and assembly there are limits to rights when they begin to impact so severely on the rights of others and we saw that here in Ottawa,” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "The measures we have introduced are effective," "We will keep them only as long as required" External link

barrie Monday, February 21, 2022 10:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “Although most of the blockades have been removed, there are still very many people there who, quite frankly, insist on either being arrested or continuing in their illegal activities,” External link

ctvnews Sunday, February 20, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “One of the challenges Alberta was facing is they couldn't get any tow trucks down to that site to remove those trucks,” “We put that measure right in the Emergencies Act in direct response to their request but also the requests we received from Manitoba and Ontario” External link

ctvnews Sunday, February 20, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It will be subject, in part, not just a parliamentary oversight, but to judicial review,” “There's a lot of safeguards in place” External link

ctvnews Sunday, February 20, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately" External link

npr Friday, February 18, 2022 12:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We know that it was necessary to give law enforcement and our other officials the tools, authorities and resources that they require to do the job,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 18, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

wftv Friday, February 18, 2022 6:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately" External link

startribune Friday, February 18, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

seattlepi Friday, February 18, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

wsoctv Friday, February 18, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, February 18, 2022 5:54:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We know that it was necessary to give law enforcement and our other officials the tools, authorities and resources that they require to do the job,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 18, 2022 5:36:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair told : “The actions that we’ve taken are entirely compliant with the Charter and people’s rights and freedoms will be respected, but we are taking the steps to target the money and end the actions that are behind these threats to Canadians infrastructure,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 18, 2022 2:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We know that it was necessary to give law enforcement and our other officials the tools, authorities and resources that they require to do the job,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 18, 2022 2:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “This is no place for children,” “Take them home immediately. Take them to a safe place” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 18, 2022 12:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, February 18, 2022 12:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

wftv Friday, February 18, 2022 12:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

wsoctv Friday, February 18, 2022 12:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately" External link

startribune Friday, February 18, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

woodtv Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We know that it was necessary to give law enforcement and our other officials the tools, authorities and resources that they require to do the job,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To the individuals who continue to participate in this illegal occupation, it's time to go home. Now. To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately. Take them to a place of safety,” External link

ctvnews Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately" External link

startribune Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:14:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

wsoctv Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We know that it was necessary to give law enforcement and our other officials the tools, authorities and resources that they require to do the job,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We've also seen that the acknowledgement and recognition by many of the people at those protests [is]… When they realized that that their activities would come under greater financial scrutiny and consequence, they have done what rational people would do and they are beginning to leave,” External link

ctvnews Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “There's an important job yet to be done to restore order and provide effective policing services to the people of Ottawa,” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “Frankly, I’m very saddened by this turn of events, and at the same time, I think there’s an important job yet to be done to restore order and provide effective policing services to the people of Ottawa,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “There's an important job yet to be done to restore order and provide effective policing services to the people of Ottawa,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “He’s a fundamentally decent man faced with a very difficult job and frankly I’m very saddened by this turn of events,” External link

cknw Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “He’s a fundamentally decent man faced with a very difficult job and frankly I’m very saddened by this turn of events,” External link

cknw Tuesday, February 15, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about The Ambassador ) : “The country needs the police to do their job,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 15, 2022 2:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “What this country is facing is a largely foreign-funded, targeted and co-ordinated attack on critical infrastructure and our democratic institutions,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bear. This is a critical situation for the country," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, February 15, 2022 12:54:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We’re looking at other things that could provide assistance and support to those responsible for upholding the law,” External link

ctvnews Monday, February 14, 2022 10:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bear. This is a critical situation for the country," External link

ctvnews Monday, February 14, 2022 10:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I want to assure you that we recognize the threat to Canada,” External link

messenger-inquirer Monday, February 14, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bare. This is a critical situation for the country," External link

ctvnews Monday, February 14, 2022 7:00:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bare. This is a critical situation for the country,” External link

barrie Monday, February 14, 2022 6:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bare. This is a critical situation for the country,” External link

ctvnews Monday, February 14, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair disse : "A polícia deve fazer seu trabalho e aplicar a lei na cidade" External link

jconline Monday, February 14, 2022 4:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair disse : "A polícia deve fazer seu trabalho e aplicar a lei na cidade" External link

uol Monday, February 14, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair disse : "A polícia deve fazer seu trabalho e aplicar a lei na cidade" External link

em Monday, February 14, 2022 3:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair disse : "A polícia deve fazer seu trabalho e aplicar a lei na cidade" External link

uol Monday, February 14, 2022 12:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about The Ambassador ) : “The country needs the police to do their job,” External link

ctvnews Monday, February 14, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about The Ambassador ) : “The country needs the police to do their job,” External link

barrie Monday, February 14, 2022 3:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair disse : "A polícia deve fazer seu trabalho e aplicar a lei na cidade" External link

opovo Monday, February 14, 2022 2:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It should never have been allowed to get to to establish itself, that would have been my expectation,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:08:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about The Ambassador ) : “The country needs the police to do their job,” External link

barrie Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:07:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “I want to assure you that we recognize the threat to Canada, to Canadians, to our livelihoods and to our prosperity that these protests represent. This isn’t about vaccines anymore. This is something else and it is deeply concerning,” External link

globalnews Sunday, February 13, 2022 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To that end, we’ve been working to make sure they have the resources and the tools that they need to do it. But ultimately it comes down to: the police need to restore order and enforce the law,” External link

globalnews Sunday, February 13, 2022 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “But the Emergencies Act, the federal Emergencies Act, is really contingent upon the provinces exhausting their authorities and turning to us and saying we need more,” External link

globalnews Sunday, February 13, 2022 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We have an emergency act that I will tell you, there has been a near-constant and vigorous examination of those authorities and what's required,” External link

barrie Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “When circumstances exceed the capacity of the provinces to manage it under their authorities, we’re quite prepared to use additional authorities that are available to the federal government,” External link

barrie Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bare. This is a critical situation for the country,” “The closing of our borders, the targeting on critical infrastructure, particularly our points of entry by the people behind these protests, is a significant national security threat to this country, and we have to do what is necessary to end it” External link

barrie Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The country needs the police to do their job,” External link

barrie Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I believe the rule of law has to be upheld,” “It is the responsibility of police to do that” External link

cknw Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:57:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “They’re essentially putting their foot on the throat of all Canadians,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “All three orders of government have a responsibility, and that’s why we’re all working together,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “They've been subject to acts of thuggery and disrespect. Crimes have been committed,” “We are working very closely with our municipal partners to ensure that the Ottawa Police Service has the resources that they need to enforce the law to restore public order and to bring this unlawful protest to an end” External link

cp24 Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair told : “They’re essentially putting their foot on the throat of all Canadians,” External link

politico Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I believe it is very serious and potentially grave. It is already having a huge impact on Canadian industry and Canadian workers," External link

CBC Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It’s well past the time to bring this protest to an end,” External link

japantoday Tuesday, February 8, 2022 5:57:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It’s well past the time to bring this protest to an end,” External link

nepalnews Tuesday, February 8, 2022 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “Let me be clear, it is not the role of any government to direct law enforcement operations,” External link

politico Tuesday, February 8, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “Let me be clear, it is not the role of any government to direct law enforcement operations,” External link

politico Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It’s well past the time to bring this protest to an end,” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It’s well past the time to bring this protest to an end,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The charter of rights protects the freedom to protest,” “However, when an event is no longer peaceful, when the event is disrupting the lives and jeopardizing the livelihoods of fellow Canadians — local residents have been harassed for wearing masks; business owners have been forced to close out of concern for the safety of their staff; families with young children haven’t been able to sleep due to the constant honking of horns. And this, frankly, needs to end” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 7, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair wrote : “Our officials are engaging with their provincial counterparts to clarify the specific needs, and we will share more details as they are confirmed,” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, December 29, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair annoncé : «Les restrictions de voyage non essentiels avec les Etats-Unis ont été prolongées jusqu’au 21 mars 2021» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair annoncé : «Les restrictions de voyage non essentiels avec les Etats-Unis ont été prolongées jusqu’au 21 mars 2021» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair annoncé : «Les restrictions de voyage non essentiels avec les Etats-Unis ont été prolongées jusqu’au 21 mars 2021» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT



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Bill Blair said : “I know everybody—our officers at CBSA and public safety, every federal department … were working to get this done. Everybody understands the urgency of getting those resources quickly into community,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, September 27, 2022 2:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "and we said yes, and so they're being deployed today," External link

4-traders Monday, September 26, 2022 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "The scale of what we're dealing with, I think it's unprecedented," External link

4-traders Monday, September 26, 2022 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “and we said yes, and so they’re being deployed today,” External link

nbcnews Sunday, September 25, 2022 11:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The scale of what we’re dealing with, I think it’s unprecedented,” “There is going to be what I believe will likely be several months’ work in restoring some of the critical infrastructure – buildings and homes, rooftops that have been blown off community centres and schools,” External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “The scale of what we’re dealing with, I think it’s unprecedented,” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, September 25, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "and we said yes, and so they're being deployed today," External link

4-traders Sunday, September 25, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "The scale of what we're dealing with, I think it's unprecedented," External link

4-traders Sunday, September 25, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “The scale of what we’re dealing with, I think it’s unprecedented,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, September 25, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "The scale of what we're dealing with, I think it's unprecedented," External link

4-traders Sunday, September 25, 2022 5:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We are having discussions directly with Nova Scotia about the federal resources from the Coast Guard, the Canadian Armed Forces, Parks Canada, and Transport Canada all coming to the assistance of that province,” External link

barrie Sunday, September 25, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The cleanup is going to be extensive, and our first priority, of course, is to make sure everybody's safe, and then we'll all work together to help rebuild what has been damaged,” External link

ctvnews Sunday, September 25, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We are having discussions directly with Nova Scotia about the federal resources from the Coast Guard, the Canadian Armed Forces, Parks Canada, and Transport Canada all coming to the assistance of that province,” “We (also) have a Disaster Financial Assistance arrangement with the provinces in the aftermath of these natural events, which is very significant and important that that the resources that are needed to rebuild and recover this” External link

ctvnews Sunday, September 25, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The damage is very extensive. We’ve seen homes, community centers, apartment buildings, roadways, bridges have all been impacted,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The damage is very extensive. We’ve seen homes, community centers, apartment buildings, roadways, bridges have all been impacted,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, September 24, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The loss of an officer in any circumstances is tragic, and these look particularly tragic … It appears to just simply have been an ambush because he’s a cop,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The loss of an officer in any circumstances is tragic, and these look particularly tragic … It appears to just simply have been an ambush because he’s a cop,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 13, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “She didn’t make any promise to me,” External link

cknw Friday, July 29, 2022 12:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “She didn’t make any promise to me,” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 28, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “At no point did I direct the RCMP in any operational matter, including public communications,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I did not ask the RCMP commissioner to reveal that information, nor did she promise she would do so," External link

CBC Monday, July 25, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "It's a line of which I'm quite familiar. I spent many years as a police chief," External link

CBC Monday, July 25, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "At no time have I ever interfered operationally or given operational direction to the RCMP in my role as the minister of public safety," External link

ctvnews Monday, July 25, 2022 9:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "The terrible tragedy that took place in Nova Scotia, the worst mass casualty shooting event in our country's history, was for me very impactful. And all of the work that we had been doing for months and years leading up to that moment, it certainly had the effect of deepening my resolve to move forward as quickly as possible," External link

ctvnews Monday, July 25, 2022 9:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The commissioner has confirmed that no direction and no pressure was given by me or by any member of this government to direct her in any way,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, July 25, 2022 9:54:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "At no time have I ever interfered operationally or given operational direction to the RCMP in my role as the minister of public safety," External link

barrie Monday, July 25, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "The terrible tragedy that took place in Nova Scotia, the worst mass casualty shooting event in our country's history, was for me very impactful. And all of the work that we had been doing for months and years leading up to that moment, it certainly had the effect of deepening my resolve to move forward as quickly as possible," External link

barrie Monday, July 25, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "It was several months of very hard work in compiling that list… And there was a very clear criteria that was established in which weapons would make that list, and that list was compiled over many months," External link

barrie Monday, July 25, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “This was an extraordinary event to be very clear. It was without precedent… There were a number of concerns being expressed from the victims’ families, by my counterparts in the province of Nova Scotia, by the media, and by the community, about the lack of information that people were receiving about what had transpired, and there were a number of very important questions that were arising,” External link

barrie Monday, July 25, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I did not ask the RCMP commissioner to reveal that information, nor did she promise she would do so," External link

CBC Monday, July 25, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "It's a line of which I'm quite familiar. I spent many years as a police chief," External link

CBC Monday, July 25, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The work had actually begun in 2019 when I had done cross-country consultations … to talk about what weapons should be prohibited. The compiling of the list … it was several months of very hard work,” External link

globalnews Monday, July 25, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "Climate change is threatening communities across Canada, and we need to keep our partnerships strong as we prepare for and work to prevent natural disasters and extreme weather events," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “With some regularity, we are seeing the devastation that far too many communities have had to endure as a result of the real and growing threat posed by climate change,” “We know that much work is required to get communities back to where they were before these events and to prepare them for future ones” External link

globalnews Monday, July 18, 2022 11:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I'm not aware of any recommendation of law enforcement," External link

CBC Friday, June 24, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair replied : “That’s in fact true. I do not keep notes,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair answered ( about Марк Грийн ) : “This was not a terrorist event. To be very clear, Mr. Green, this was not a terrorist event,” “This was a blockade. It was a criminal offence” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I am very, very comfortable that there was no interference in this case,” “There was no pressure placed upon the RCMP and no interference with their operational decisions. This is actually an important line between government and the operations of the police commissioner in the RCMP. It’s a line that has always been respected” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "The superintendent obviously came to his own conclusions and his notes reflect that," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The commissioner has confirmed that no direction and no pressure was given by me or by any member of this government to direct her in any way,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The commissioner has confirmed that no direction and no pressure was given by me or by any member of this government to direct her in any way,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about Commission ) : "Among the more important work of the Mass Casualty Commission is to examine the important communication challenges that were evident during this tragic event. We look forward to fact-based findings and recommendations for improvement," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about Commission ) : "Among the more important work of the Mass Casualty Commission is to examine the important communication challenges that were evident during this tragic event. We look forward to fact-based findings and recommendations for improvement," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about Commission ) : "Among the more important work of the Mass Casualty Commission is to examine the important communication challenges that were evident during this tragic event. We look forward to fact-based findings and recommendations for improvement," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I’m not aware of any recommendation of law enforcement,” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I do not believe that would have been an appropriate thing for law enforcement to ask, and they did not ask," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I'm not aware of any recommendation of law enforcement," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 15, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I do not believe that would have been an appropriate thing for law enforcement to ask, and they did not ask," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 15, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We’ve worked very closely with them to move money as quickly as possible so they can begin that rebuild,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:03:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege, not a right," "This is a principle that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right," "This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege, not a right," "This is a principle that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south" External link

nzherald Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south” External link

wsvn Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” External link

wcnc Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south. In Canada, guns are only intended to be used for hunting and sport purposes” External link

wsfa Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” External link

12newsnow Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south. In Canada, guns are only intended to be used for hunting and sport purposes” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south” External link

al Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south” External link

syracuse Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege, not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south” External link

cleveland Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : ''In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,'' External link

koreatimes Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege, not a right,” External link

nypost Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south. In Canada, guns are only intended to be used for hunting and sport purposes” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south. In Canada, guns are only intended to be used for hunting and sport purposes” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In Canada, gun ownership is a privilege not a right,” “This is a principal that differentiates ourselves from many other countries in the world, notably our colleagues and friends to the south. In Canada, guns are only intended to be used for hunting and sport purposes” External link

whig Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I think there needs to be improvement,” External link

globalnews Friday, May 27, 2022 9:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I think there needs to be improvement," External link

barrie Friday, May 27, 2022 8:59:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "The very simple and straightforward answer is no. I think there needs to be improvements," External link

CBC Friday, May 27, 2022 6:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “Last year was overwhelmingly the highest amount that will be extended from that fund,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, May 16, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about British ) : “From fires and extreme heat waves to the devastating flooding we saw last November, British Columbians have really been … incredibly challenged by very difficult natural disasters occurring here, and it does require us to work together,” External link

barrie Saturday, May 14, 2022 3:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I came here to assure the mayor, the councillors and community that we are working as expeditiously as possible to get money to the province so they can get money to this community,” “There’s a great deal to do but it’s going to require a significant commitment of resources and we want to make sure we’re here for this community” External link

globalnews Friday, May 13, 2022 3:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “This Canada-Ontario early learning and childcare agreement is a five year deal that reduces childcare fees in the short term,” “It will deliver 10 dollar a day childcare for Ontario families by the end of March 2026, and it is intended to create 86,000 new licensed early learning and childcare spaces in the province of Ontario” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “There is a challenge in hiring sufficient staff,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “Budget 2022 is building on the important work and is making significant investments in a variety of areas that will make life more affordable for everyone,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "We know early intervention and quick action can also prevent much more significant damage," "A dollar invested in prevention is worth $11 in recovery" External link

CBC Friday, April 15, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : "We're working together because we see the urgency of moving money out into communities and … facilitate that recovery," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair added : "We have not finished in determining the exact costs of these events. But we want to make sure that we move as expeditiously as possible to help communities and help British Columbians to recover as quickly as possible," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “In many cases, people who have built in those areas or reside in those areas are unable to get any form of overland flood insurance, which can significantly add to the cost of recovery,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, March 18, 2022 4:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair told : "There has been a serious and concerning escalation of violence — not just rhetoric but activity and planning — and that is why we have responded as we have today," External link

dw-en Wednesday, March 9, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It felt like a really bad party that had gone wrong,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 23, 2022 12:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “While we always will defend people’s right to opinion, expression and assembly there are limits to rights when they begin to impact so severely on the rights of others and we saw that here in Ottawa,” External link

tvnz Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “While we always will defend people’s right to opinion, expression and assembly there are limits to rights when they begin to impact so severely on the rights of others and we saw that here in Ottawa,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “While we always will defend people’s right to opinion, expression and assembly there are limits to rights when they begin to impact so severely on the rights of others and we saw that here in Ottawa,” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "The measures we have introduced are effective," "We will keep them only as long as required" External link

barrie Monday, February 21, 2022 10:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “Although most of the blockades have been removed, there are still very many people there who, quite frankly, insist on either being arrested or continuing in their illegal activities,” External link

ctvnews Sunday, February 20, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “One of the challenges Alberta was facing is they couldn't get any tow trucks down to that site to remove those trucks,” “We put that measure right in the Emergencies Act in direct response to their request but also the requests we received from Manitoba and Ontario” External link

ctvnews Sunday, February 20, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It will be subject, in part, not just a parliamentary oversight, but to judicial review,” “There's a lot of safeguards in place” External link

ctvnews Sunday, February 20, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately" External link

npr Friday, February 18, 2022 12:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We know that it was necessary to give law enforcement and our other officials the tools, authorities and resources that they require to do the job,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 18, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

wftv Friday, February 18, 2022 6:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately" External link

startribune Friday, February 18, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

seattlepi Friday, February 18, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

wsoctv Friday, February 18, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, February 18, 2022 5:54:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We know that it was necessary to give law enforcement and our other officials the tools, authorities and resources that they require to do the job,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 18, 2022 5:36:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair told : “The actions that we’ve taken are entirely compliant with the Charter and people’s rights and freedoms will be respected, but we are taking the steps to target the money and end the actions that are behind these threats to Canadians infrastructure,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 18, 2022 2:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We know that it was necessary to give law enforcement and our other officials the tools, authorities and resources that they require to do the job,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 18, 2022 2:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “This is no place for children,” “Take them home immediately. Take them to a safe place” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 18, 2022 12:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, February 18, 2022 12:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

wftv Friday, February 18, 2022 12:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

wsoctv Friday, February 18, 2022 12:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately" External link

startribune Friday, February 18, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

woodtv Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We know that it was necessary to give law enforcement and our other officials the tools, authorities and resources that they require to do the job,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To the individuals who continue to participate in this illegal occupation, it's time to go home. Now. To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately. Take them to a place of safety,” External link

ctvnews Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately" External link

startribune Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:14:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To those who have children with them, this is no place for children. Take them home immediately” External link

wsoctv Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We know that it was necessary to give law enforcement and our other officials the tools, authorities and resources that they require to do the job,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We've also seen that the acknowledgement and recognition by many of the people at those protests [is]… When they realized that that their activities would come under greater financial scrutiny and consequence, they have done what rational people would do and they are beginning to leave,” External link

ctvnews Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “There's an important job yet to be done to restore order and provide effective policing services to the people of Ottawa,” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “Frankly, I’m very saddened by this turn of events, and at the same time, I think there’s an important job yet to be done to restore order and provide effective policing services to the people of Ottawa,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “There's an important job yet to be done to restore order and provide effective policing services to the people of Ottawa,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “He’s a fundamentally decent man faced with a very difficult job and frankly I’m very saddened by this turn of events,” External link

cknw Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “He’s a fundamentally decent man faced with a very difficult job and frankly I’m very saddened by this turn of events,” External link

cknw Tuesday, February 15, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about The Ambassador ) : “The country needs the police to do their job,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 15, 2022 2:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “What this country is facing is a largely foreign-funded, targeted and co-ordinated attack on critical infrastructure and our democratic institutions,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bear. This is a critical situation for the country," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, February 15, 2022 12:54:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We’re looking at other things that could provide assistance and support to those responsible for upholding the law,” External link

ctvnews Monday, February 14, 2022 10:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bear. This is a critical situation for the country," External link

ctvnews Monday, February 14, 2022 10:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I want to assure you that we recognize the threat to Canada,” External link

messenger-inquirer Monday, February 14, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : "We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bare. This is a critical situation for the country," External link

ctvnews Monday, February 14, 2022 7:00:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bare. This is a critical situation for the country,” External link

barrie Monday, February 14, 2022 6:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bare. This is a critical situation for the country,” External link

ctvnews Monday, February 14, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair disse : "A polícia deve fazer seu trabalho e aplicar a lei na cidade" External link

jconline Monday, February 14, 2022 4:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair disse : "A polícia deve fazer seu trabalho e aplicar a lei na cidade" External link

uol Monday, February 14, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair disse : "A polícia deve fazer seu trabalho e aplicar a lei na cidade" External link

em Monday, February 14, 2022 3:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair disse : "A polícia deve fazer seu trabalho e aplicar a lei na cidade" External link

uol Monday, February 14, 2022 12:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about The Ambassador ) : “The country needs the police to do their job,” External link

ctvnews Monday, February 14, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about The Ambassador ) : “The country needs the police to do their job,” External link

barrie Monday, February 14, 2022 3:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair disse : "A polícia deve fazer seu trabalho e aplicar a lei na cidade" External link

opovo Monday, February 14, 2022 2:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It should never have been allowed to get to to establish itself, that would have been my expectation,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:08:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said ( about The Ambassador ) : “The country needs the police to do their job,” External link

barrie Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:07:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “I want to assure you that we recognize the threat to Canada, to Canadians, to our livelihoods and to our prosperity that these protests represent. This isn’t about vaccines anymore. This is something else and it is deeply concerning,” External link

globalnews Sunday, February 13, 2022 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “To that end, we’ve been working to make sure they have the resources and the tools that they need to do it. But ultimately it comes down to: the police need to restore order and enforce the law,” External link

globalnews Sunday, February 13, 2022 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair told : “But the Emergencies Act, the federal Emergencies Act, is really contingent upon the provinces exhausting their authorities and turning to us and saying we need more,” External link

globalnews Sunday, February 13, 2022 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We have an emergency act that I will tell you, there has been a near-constant and vigorous examination of those authorities and what's required,” External link

barrie Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “When circumstances exceed the capacity of the provinces to manage it under their authorities, we’re quite prepared to use additional authorities that are available to the federal government,” External link

barrie Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “We are prepared to use every tool available to us, including emergency powers and to make sure that we bring every resource of the federal government to bare. This is a critical situation for the country,” “The closing of our borders, the targeting on critical infrastructure, particularly our points of entry by the people behind these protests, is a significant national security threat to this country, and we have to do what is necessary to end it” External link

barrie Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The country needs the police to do their job,” External link

barrie Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair said : “I believe the rule of law has to be upheld,” “It is the responsibility of police to do that” External link

cknw Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:57:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “They’re essentially putting their foot on the throat of all Canadians,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “All three orders of government have a responsibility, and that’s why we’re all working together,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “They've been subject to acts of thuggery and disrespect. Crimes have been committed,” “We are working very closely with our municipal partners to ensure that the Ottawa Police Service has the resources that they need to enforce the law to restore public order and to bring this unlawful protest to an end” External link

cp24 Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair told : “They’re essentially putting their foot on the throat of all Canadians,” External link

politico Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : "I believe it is very serious and potentially grave. It is already having a huge impact on Canadian industry and Canadian workers," External link

CBC Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It’s well past the time to bring this protest to an end,” External link

japantoday Tuesday, February 8, 2022 5:57:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It’s well past the time to bring this protest to an end,” External link

nepalnews Tuesday, February 8, 2022 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “Let me be clear, it is not the role of any government to direct law enforcement operations,” External link

politico Tuesday, February 8, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “Let me be clear, it is not the role of any government to direct law enforcement operations,” External link

politico Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It’s well past the time to bring this protest to an end,” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “It’s well past the time to bring this protest to an end,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair said : “The charter of rights protects the freedom to protest,” “However, when an event is no longer peaceful, when the event is disrupting the lives and jeopardizing the livelihoods of fellow Canadians — local residents have been harassed for wearing masks; business owners have been forced to close out of concern for the safety of their staff; families with young children haven’t been able to sleep due to the constant honking of horns. And this, frankly, needs to end” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 7, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair wrote : “Our officials are engaging with their provincial counterparts to clarify the specific needs, and we will share more details as they are confirmed,” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, December 29, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair annoncé : «Les restrictions de voyage non essentiels avec les Etats-Unis ont été prolongées jusqu’au 21 mars 2021» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Blair annoncé : «Les restrictions de voyage non essentiels avec les Etats-Unis ont été prolongées jusqu’au 21 mars 2021» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Blair annoncé : «Les restrictions de voyage non essentiels avec les Etats-Unis ont été prolongées jusqu’au 21 mars 2021» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mp1.65%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
police chief66.57%EN11/10/201710/11/2017
Chief1.03%EN11/10/201710/11/2017
former police chief0.40%EN11/10/201710/11/2017
responsable0.11%FR10/31/201731/10/2017
député0.11%FR10/31/201731/10/2017
minister of health0.28%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
minister0.17%EN09/26/201726/09/2017
prime minister0.06%EN09/26/201726/09/2017
chef0.23%FR09/19/201719/09/2017
député libéral0.34%FR09/15/201715/09/2017
libéral0.11%FR09/15/201715/09/2017
ministre de la justice0.34%FR09/14/201714/09/2017
chief21.30%EN09/09/201709/09/2017
candidate0.11%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
toronto police chief3.47%EN05/19/201719/05/2017
lawmaker0.11%EN04/14/201714/04/2017
secretary1.03%EN02/07/201707/02/2017
dentist0.40%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
forensic dentist0.23%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
justice minister0.11%EN12/16/201616/12/2016
liberal party lawmaker0.11%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
chef0.23%SV11/06/201306/11/2013
maire de toronto1.14%FR11/04/201304/11/2013
chief of police0.17%EN11/03/201303/11/2013
under chief0.17%EN12/11/201211/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Bill BlairEN34.59%
Bill BlairFR18.44%
Bill BlairPT15.70%
Bill BlairIT15.64%
Bill BlairEU15.64%
Bill BlairES0.00%


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