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Former OPP deputy commissioner Brad Blair suing Ford, other bureaucrats after firing

Last Updated Sep 13, 2019 at 6:39 pm EST

A former deputy Commissioner of Ontario’s provincial police force is launching a $15 million wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the Ontario government.

Brad Blair is also calling for a commission of inquiry to investigate what he alleges are a string of “corrupt” government appointments.

The veteran officer says his firing in March traumatized his family and he has still not been told why he was terminated.

WATCH: Blair says he still has not been told why he was fired

Blair’s lawyer alleges the former officer was targeted for speaking out about government attempts to hire a longtime friend of Premier Doug Ford as OPP commissioner.

Blair has also asked the courts to force the provincial ombudsman to investigate that hiring, which was eventually abandoned by the government.

He had previously launched a defamation suit against Ford himself, alleging the premier damaged Blair’s reputation when he accused him of breaking the Police Services Act.

Watch Blair’s full comments below.

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