Ford government, in a hole on OPP, just keeps digging - 2019-03-05
The Ford government has dug itself into a hole in the matter of appointing a new leader for the Ontario Provincial Police. And true to form, it just keeps on digging. It was glaringly obvious all along that Ron Taverner, Premier Doug Ford's old chum from Etobicoke, must never be appointed commissioner of the OPP.
Installing a close crony of the premier at the top of the province's most important police force, the very force that's expected to investigate political wrong-doing at Queen's Park, is a complete non-starter.
Regardless of Taverner's qualifications or the purity of his intentions, making him boss of the OPP would politicize the force in the worst way. Just the suspicion that he could be acting as a political tool of the premier should be enough to bury his chances.