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MPPs not concerned after Ford calls media ‘official oppositi

MPPs not concerned after Ford calls media ‘official opposition’ party Local MPPs with the Progressive Conservative Party are praising their relationship with Ontario’s news media, after their leader described the media as “the official opposition” party. During a news conference at Queen’s Park on ...
by Thomas
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

'No concerns' about hiring of Ron Taverner to head the OPP

'No concerns' about hiring of Ron Taverner to head the OPP, says Ontario Safety Minister Sylvia Jones Premier Doug Ford says there “was no better choice” for OPP commissioner than family friend Ron Taverner — and that he “didn’t know that decision until the day it was made” as questions continued to...
by Thomas
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:31 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

New OPP head to testify in sexual-harassment case

The new head of the Ontario Provincial Police is set to testify before a tribunal about his alleged mishandling of a sexual-harassment complaint under his watch at the Toronto Police Service as he takes control of the larger service facing its own reckoning over the treatment of female employees. In...
by Thomas
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:23 pm
 
Forum: News
Topic: New OPP head to testify in sexual-harassment case
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Scandals reveal conflict, corruption and cult of personality

Scandals reveal conflict, corruption and cult of personality surrounding Doug Ford Back when Toronto police were flying their fixed-winged Cessna to keep tabs on his little brother, Mayor Rob Ford, during the now-infamous crack video scandal, Doug Ford practically dared police chief Bill Blair to a...
by Thomas
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

New OPP commissioner bought top Ford staffer’s house

Connections between the Ontario Premier’s office and the newly appointed commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police include a real estate deal with one of Doug Ford’s closest advisers. Land records show that Ron Taverner, a Toronto Police Service Superintendent and Ford family friend who has know...
by Thomas
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Surprise! Doug Ford Is Running Ontario Like It’s 'Entourage'

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s hiring of personal family friend Ron Taverner to head up Ontario’s police force shows how little he gives a shit about appearances. Doug Ford campaigned on the slogan “For the People.” But with controversy growing over his OPP commissioner appointment of Ron Taverner, a ...
by Thomas
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Is Doug Ford’s choice for OPP commissioner ‘ludicrous?’

It is somewhat disingenuous for Premier Doug Ford to deny that he had anything to do with getting his friend, Supt. Ron Taverner, the job as head of the OPP. But even if he is telling the truth, Taverner should have recused himself based on his close association with the Ford family. It is all about...
by Thomas
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Doug Ford seems entirely deaf to the trouble with hiring

Doug Ford seems entirely deaf to the trouble with hiring his friend Ron Taverner as OPP head The Progressive Conservative government of Ontario has appointed as the head of the provincial police force a man who is a long-time friend of Premier Doug Ford and his family. Mr. Ford insists this is no p...
by Thomas
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:37 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Doug Ford says he didn’t need to recuse himself

Doug Ford says he didn’t need to recuse himself from hiring friend Ron Taverner as OPP chief Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he didn’t need to recuse himself from a cabinet meeting that appointed a Ford family friend to lead the province’s police force because the hiring was recommended by an indepe...
by Thomas
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:36 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Doug Ford needs to display transparency more than most

Scott Thompson: Doug Ford needs to display transparency more than most Ontario Premier Doug Ford is coming under fire because the person who will be the next commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police is a family friend. The other red flag drawing attention to the hiring is the fact that the min...
by Thomas
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:34 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Doug Ford says he wasn't involved in hiring of family friend

Doug Ford says he wasn't involved in hiring of family friend as OPP commissioner OPP commissioner hiring transparent: Ford TORONTO - Doug Ford defended the appointment of a family friend as the new provincial police commissioner on Tuesday as critics accused the premier of offering key positions to...
by Thomas
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:33 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Questions Raised Over Hiring Of New OPP Boss

Doug Ford says he was 'hands off' when it came to the appointment of a family friend as the new OPP commissioner. There are calls for an investigation into the selection process which resulted in the hiring of 72 year old Ronald Taverner. The government has admitted qualifications for the job were l...
by Thomas
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:32 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Qualifications lowered for OPP commissioner job

Qualifications lowered for OPP commissioner job, allowing Ford family friend to apply TORONTO — When the top job with the Ontario Provincial Police was posted in October, Ron Taverner couldn’t apply, because his rank was too low. Two days later, the job requirements were changed — paving the way fo...
by Thomas
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:58 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Re: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion

Premier Doug Ford says he had 'zero influence' in hiring of family friend as OPP commissioner Calls for an investigation intensified after the government said qualification requirements for the job were lowered partway through the hiring process TORONTO — Doug Ford defended the appointment of a fam...
by Thomas
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Re: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion

Ford says he wasn't involved in hiring of family friend Ron Taverner as OPP commissioner TORONTO – Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday that he was “absolutely not” involved in the appointment of a family friend to the top job at the provincial police force. Critics have been calling for an inves...
by Thomas
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:12 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 17
Views: 332
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