Tories accuse NDP of having 'no use' for police amid firestorm over Ford's naming of officer to rights watchdog - 2020-03-11

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F94.png Tories accuse NDP of having 'no use' for police amid firestorm over Ford's naming of officer to rights watchdog March 11, 2020, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is pushing legislation to protect the Ontario Human Rights Commission's independence amid concerns over Premier Doug Ford naming a Toronto police officer to the watchdog.

Horwath is tabling a private member's bill designed to keep the panel free from government interference, but Attorney General Doug Downey immediately shot it down and hailed the appointment of Const. Randall Arsenault.

In a heated exchange Wednesday in the legislature, Downey accused the NDP of "having no use for our front-line police officers — they don't respect them, they don't want their input, and they discount everything they have to say."

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