Interim OPP Commissioner Asking For Review Of His Replacement

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 09:36 AM

The acting commissioner of the Provincial Police is asking the Ombudsman to review the hiring of his replacement.

Brad Blair is raising questions about the appointment of Ron Taverner.

In a nine page letter to Paul Dube, Blair says the perception of political interference is affecting the morale of officers.

Taverner is a personal friend of Doug Ford, but the Premier has denied any involvement in his hiring.

Blair is also asking that Taverner's take-over on December 17th be delayed until February to allow time for the review.

(Picture: Brad Blair)