Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Audio 11:25 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Audio 11:25 AM ET

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Ontario Audio 11:25 AM ET

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R02 - (Ont-OPP-Inquiry)

TORONTO. x-13s. A high-ranking provincial police officer who was fired yesterday alleges it is reprisal for waging a legal battle over the appointment of a friend of the premier's as commissioner. Brad Blair has asked the courts to force the provincial ombudsman to investigate the hiring of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner, a long-time friend of Premier Doug Ford, as the new Ontario Provincial Police commissioner. Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Sylvia Jones says in question period there was no political involvement in the firing.

("..moved forward.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Jones says Blair was fired because he has released confidential O-P-P information through his court filings. …

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