Etc. -- Police Chief Canning retires, Muir starts (2 articles)
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 15 Apr 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

New Police Chief

At a special meeting of the town council held last night, the report of the Police Committee was accepted and 
Mr. George A. Muir was appointed chief constable at a salary of $100 a month, to be sworn in and assume his  duties as soon as possible, in accordance with Mr. Canning's request. It is expected Mr. Muir will take over the duties the first of next week.

Moved by Deputy-Reeve Jaques, seconded by Ald. McIntosh: "That Mr. Charles Canning, on retirement be granted a gratuity, said gratuity to be made up of the balance of the salary for the present month, and one month's salary in addition at the rate of $85 per month. This in view of the fact that Mr. Canning has had no holidays during his period of eight years of service." 

All members were present, Mayor Carter in the chair. Council adjourned at 9:30.

A lightly edited transcription of a page 12 article in the 22 Apr 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

                                                  London, Ontario
                                                  10 Apr 1920

Mr. Chas. Canning, 
Chief of Police,

Dear Chief,
I have seen the announcement in the daily papers of your retirement as Chief of Police for the town of Simcoe. I presume you have something else in view, but it I can be of any assistance to you I shall be glad.

I will be pleased to assure anyone that during the two years that I was Police Magistrate for Simcoe, and also during the year I was chairman of the Police Committee there, I found your services highly satisfactory. 

It was a pleasure to have work done in the efficient, intelligent and trustworthy manner in which I found your duties were performed.

I trust your family is well, and that you will have happiness and success ahead.

                                             Yours very truly,
                                             W. G. Jackson

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