Fired deputy OPP commissioner launches $15 million wrongful dismissal suit against Premier Doug Ford - 2019-09-13

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F94.png Fired deputy OPP commissioner launches $15 million wrongful dismissal suit against Premier Doug Ford September 13, 2019, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

A former deputy Ontario Provincial Police commissioner has filed a $15 million wrongful dismissal suit against Premier Doug Ford, his departed chief of staff Dean French, and senior bureaucrats for his firing in the wake of the Taverner affair.

Brad Blair — who sounded the alarm over the hiring of Ford friend Ron Taverner as OPP boss and exposed the premier's push for a travel van with a $50,000 customization that included a reclining sofa, minifridge and television — launched the legal action Friday in Ontario Superior Court of Justice, six months after his termination last March.

"The impact of the firing has quite frankly traumatized me," Blair, choking back emotions at times, told a news conference at Queen's Park with his wife, Danielle, and lawyer Julian Falconer.

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