Firing of deputy OPP commissioner sure looks like a political decision - 2019-03-04

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F94.png Firing of deputy OPP commissioner sure looks like a political decision March 4, 2019, Edward Keenan, Toronto Star

I mean, Trudeau's situation in a nutshell is that he's in trouble for a decision to remove someone from their job after what appears to be political interference in a supposedly independent decision regarding legal administration. When the provincial government announced the firing Monday of Deputy Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Brad Blair, it did so in a cloud of questions about political interference from the premier's office in a supposedly independent hiring process, and created more such questions.

It takes a certain kind of obliviousness or belligerence (or both) for a government to look at the situation of Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, who is seeing his sunny political reputation supernova into a galactic garbage fire, and say, "oooh, let's do that!"

If you missed the earlier episodes of this soap opera, it began when Taverner, a longtime personal and family friend of Premier Doug Ford was promoted several pay grades past dozens of other higher-ranking and more-likely-seeming candidates into the position heading the OPP.

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