Ontario Police Commander Fired After Criticizing Doug Ford Appointment - 2019-03-05

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F0.png Ontario Police Commander Fired After Criticizing Doug Ford Appointment March 5, 2019, Tamara Khandaker, Vice News

An Ontario Provincial Police commander who was in the running for the top job says his firing on Monday was "reprisal" for going public with allegations of political interference in the hiring of Premier Doug Ford's friend Ron Taverner as the next police commissioner.

Brad Blair, who has asked the Ontario courts to force the provincial ombudsman to investigate the hiring of Toronto Police Superintendent Ron Taverner as the next commissioner, was fired on Monday after over three decades on the job.

On Tuesday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath called for a public inquiry into Blair's firing, as well as Taverner's appointment, but the motion was defeated by the Progressive Conservatives.

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