Fired OPP deputy alleges reprisal for speaking against Doug Ford friend's appointment to force - 2019-03-05

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F182.png Fired OPP deputy alleges reprisal for speaking against Doug Ford friend's appointment to force March 5, 2019, Allison Jones, Canadian Press, CBC News

A former high-ranking provincial police officer alleges his firing this week was in reprisal for waging a legal battle over the controversial hiring of a long-time friend of Premier Doug Ford as commissioner of the force.

Brad Blair has asked the courts to force the provincial ombudsman to investigate the appointment of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner to the Ontario Provincial Police top job.

The government has denied any political interference in Blair's firing as deputy commissioner, and said the decision to fire him Monday came from the public service because Blair released confidential OPP information through his court filings.

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{{cite news | first = Allison | last = Jones | title = Fired OPP deputy alleges reprisal for speaking against Doug Ford friend's appointment to force | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/fired-opp-deputy-alleges-reprisal-for-speaking-against-doug-ford-friend-s-appointment-to-force-1.5043434 | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CBC News | date = March 5, 2019 | accessdate = May 1, 2019 }}