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Ford says he didn't need to recuse himself from hiring of OPP head

Dec 05, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Board and Executive Moves

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 independent panel.

His defence came amid new revelations about changes to the job posting that allowed Ron Taverner to apply for the position and confirmation that his former boss was part of the three-person hiring committee.

Under questioning from reporters on Tuesday, Mr. Ford defende...