Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Audio 12:55 PM ET

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Ontario Audio 12:55 PM ET

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R02 - (Ont-OPP-Inquiry)

TORONTO. x-15s. An Ontario court has rejected a request to speed up a hearing into whether it should order the province's ombudsman to investigate the appointment of a friend of a premier's to the job of top cop. O-P-P deputy commissioner Brad Blair is asking Ontario's Divisional Court to force an investigation into the hiring of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as the new OPP commissioner. Blair's lawyer Julian Falconer says there are serious questions around the appointment.

("..police state.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: A few days after Blair asked the courts to consider the case, the province's integrity commissioner launched an investigation and has Taverner delayed his appointment pending the outcome of that probe. …

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