TORONTO – Newly named Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police Ron Taverner has promised that under his leadership, the force will not allow the kind of rampant political corruption that resulted in the appointment of long time Ford family friend Ron Taverner as Commissioner of the OPP.
“I can promise you that on my watch, the kind of blatant cronyism that would result in a family friend of the premier being appointed to head a law enforcement agency tasked with investigating the Ontario government, political parties and elected officials will not be tolerated,” Taverner said in a statement regarding his appointment.
“It’s my duty as a law enforcement officer to investigate the kind of backroom, tit-for-tat dealings that would result in the requirements for the province’s top policing job being lowered so a man would suddenly be qualified for that job,” Taverner said. “It’s exactly the kind of misconduct I won’t stand for.”
Questions regarding Taverner’s own appointment are being directed to the acting OPP Commissioner Brad Blair, who’s has thus far responded to all verbal requests for comment with a sigh and all written queries with “¯\_(ツ)_/¯.”