TORONTO - That’s one rotten Ornge.
“To the nose of this watchdog, this just didn’t pass the smell test,”
Auditor General Jim McCarter said Wednesday after releasing a special
report on the province’s troubled air ambulance service.
“The ministry didn’t do its job in protecting taxpayers’ money.”
Tens of millions of dollars were wasted and patient safety possibly
compromised, McCarter said, when senior execs at Ornge started weaving a
convoluted web of private, for-profit companies out of the non-profit
ambulance service in 2006.
The result is a corporate structure so complex, even McCarter and his
team of auditors aren’t sure they’ve identified all the firms involved
and were never able to track all the revenue streams.
Ornge was so opaque and dense, McCarter said his own investigators
wound up explaining some of the corporate structures to the its own
By: Captain Canuck
In: Regional News
Tags: corruption, liberal, air ambulance, scandal, ontario, taxpayer, rippoff
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