Wednesday , June 29 2022

Mulroney says the government will follow the recommendations of the Integrity Commissioner on Taverner


General Attorney General Caroline Mulroney talks to correspondents following a PC Caucus meeting early at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Chris Young / Canadian Press

General Attorney General Caroline Mulroney says his government will adhere to any recommendations made in an investigation to appoint Premier Doug Ford's friend, Ron Taverner, as commissioner of the Provincial Police of Ontario.

The Provincial Commissioner of the United Kingdom looks at whether Mr Ford was in conflict of interest when his government, Police Supervisor Supervisor, Taverner, had a middle-level 72-year-old manager to the post last month.

On Wednesday, Ms. Mulroney said his government respected the work of the Commissioner of Totality, David Wake, and awaits the results of the review. The Office of the Integrity Commissioner has not stated when a final report will be published.

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"Of course, we will comply with the recommendations of the Commissioner of Integrity," said Ms. Mulroney told reporters at Queen's Park. "We will respect the outcome of his investigation."

However, Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones will not commit to following Mr. Wake. "I do not intend to assume anything that happens," he said.

The opposition parties have been calling for a public inquiry into the matter, after a high-quality OPP officially issued a letter in public last week claiming political interference in the appointment.

Ms. suggested Mulroney does not require a public inquiry as the Commissioner of Integrity reviews the matter. "The Commissioner of Integrity undertakes the required work, looking to the process. If its decision is that a public inquiry is required, these are the recommendations that we will look forward to acceptance, "said Ms. Mulroney.

The NDP Leader, Andrea Horwath, has asked the Commissioner of Integrity to instigate a power that rarely used to launch a public inquiry into allegations of political interference by Mr. Ford and her office. Mr. Wake on Wednesday any comment on the matter.

"What we need to do is get to this bottom," said Ms Horwath on Wednesday. "This is the only way in which the people of Ontario will have the truth."

Former Liberal leader, John Fraser, said Ms. Mulroney appointed a retired judge to investigate the matter in public, and said that he would have a wider scope than Commissioner of Integrity.

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"Mr Taverner will not be able to take this job until the air is cleared. Because it will be very difficult for him to do, because there will be a perception of conflicts at all times," said Mr Fraser.

Superintendent. Taverner, who was to start the post on Monday, put his holding in and asked him to resign from the power of Toronto to be released until the Commissioner's Integrity review had finished.

Mr Ford, who was not in the legislature to answer questions on Wednesday, told this week's correspondents that the Superintendent would be. Taverner will be the "best commissioner that OPP has ever seen," and addressed Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, the senior OPP officer who has challenged the appointment of Superintendent Taverner in public.

In a letter that was released in public last week, Deputy Commissioner Blair alleged that the main staff were Mr. Ford, Dean French, has asked OPP to adjust a camping room for Mr Ford and to keep "off the books."

Mr Ford called "unfounded claim" and Ms. said. Jones and Wednesday said the fact that keeping a book van was "completely wrong".

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