LILLEY: Ford right to pass on Taverner for top OPP job

It took him a bit but Doug Ford is doing the right thing and looking for a new OPP Commish.

Ontario hasn’t had a full-time commissioner of the OPP since Nov. 2, 2018 when Vince Hawkes resigned and it didn’t look like there would be one anytime soon.

The premier appointed longtime Toronto Police Supt. Ron Taverner back in December but that appointment has been bogged down in controversy ever since.

Taverner is a personal and family friend of the premier.

After standing firm for months, Ford and Taverner agree this appointment is not the best idea.