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(UPDATED) Ford Government Sticking With Taverner

Orillia | by Ian MacLennan  

Brad Blair has asked the province's ombudsman to investigate hiring of Ron Taverner as next OPP commissioner

The Ford government is sticking with Ron Taverner for the job of OPP commissioner.

Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones said she is not going to question the motives of Brad Blair,  the  OPP interim commissioner who has asked the province's ombudsman to investigate the hiring of Taverner, a family friend of Premier Doug Ford.

Blair is alleging "potential political interference" in the appointment of Taverner to the job of commissioner.

Taverner is a Toronto police superintendent and is to be sworn in as the new OPP boss on Monday.

Blair is asking for a delay in Taverner taking over the reins pending a review of the appointment.

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