Deputy OPP commissioner Brad Blair, who blew the whistle on Premier Doug Ford's push for a special travel van, has been fired - 2019-03-04

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F94.png Deputy OPP commissioner Brad Blair, who blew the whistle on Premier Doug Ford's push for a special travel van, has been fired March 4, 2019, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

The deputy OPP commissioner who blew the whistle on Premier Doug Ford's push for a customized van has been fired, fuelling controversy over the hiring of Ford friend Ron Taverner as head of the provincial police force.

Brad Blair was terminated Monday with the Progressive Conservative government denying any political role in the decision as an independent ethics investigation continues into political interference in Taverner's appointment, on hold pending results of the probe.

The dramatic dismissal also follows a complaint last week from the Ontario Provincial Police union about the release of an internal police email — contained in a Blair court filing on his bid to scupper Taverner's hiring — on the premier's profane tirade about unfamiliar faces on his security detail.

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{{cite news | author = Rob Ferguson | title = Deputy OPP commissioner Brad Blair, who blew the whistle on Premier Doug Ford's push for a special travel van, has been fired | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/03/04/doug-ford-van-whistleblower-brad-blair-fired-from-opp.html | work = Toronto Star | date = March 4, 2019 | accessdate = April 27, 2019 }}