Toronto's former top cop is finally admitting what anyone who watched his tenure as police chief already knew, he's a Liberal, but now Blair is actually seeking elected office.
The Toronto Star confirmed the long rumoured move to politics for Blair on Saturday.
On Sunday Blair was already campaigning at a Sikh New Year's event in Toronto.
Blair is seeking the Liberal nomination in Scarborough Southwest, facing off against former CTV anchor Tim Weber. That seat is currently held by New Democrat Dan Harris who first won the riding in 2011.
In that election the Liberals came in third behind the NDP and Conservatives.
The Star reports that Blair will try to use his police experience to win the seat, running against the Conservative tough on crime policies.
“I know the issues that confront our citizens. I know a lot about public safety and national security, issues of drug policy and a lot of things about social justice, because that’s what it means to be a public servant in the city of Toronto,” he said.
Although Blair said he had “respectful conversations with everybody,” he chose the Liberals because the party’s “values most closely fit with my own.”
Blair's last day as Toronto police chief was on Friday.