Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Audio 1:05 PM ET

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Ontario Audio 1:05 PM ET

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R07 - (Ont-OPP-Taverner)

TORONTO. x-10s. Doug Ford says new leadership is needed to fix what he calls systemic problems at the Ontario Provincial Police. The premier made the comments in the legislature a day after a close friend of his announced he would no longer take the top job at the force given the controversy surrounding his appointment. Ron Taverner initially did not meet the criteria listed for the commissioner position and the government has admitted it lowered the requirements to attract a wider range of candidates.

("..everything else.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: NDP Leader Andrea Horwath asked Ford to hold a public inquiry into the hiring process for Taverner to determine if there was political interference. …

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