Ornge Scandal

Ontario PCs Release Confidential Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives accuse Premier Kathleen Wynne of calling the June 12 election to bury a highly critical report into Ontario's ...

5 Scandals Likely To Resurface

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - During the 11 years they've spent as Ontario's governing party, the Liberals have raised public ire many times over a series of high-profile...

$10 MILLION?!

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Revelations that Chris Mazza collected $9.3 million before being axed as Ornge's CEO amid a criminal probe of the air ambulance service's fi...

$2 Million Ornge Bonuses

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The governing Liberals defended Ontario's troubled air ambulance service Tuesday for awarding nearly $2 million in bonuses to staff after pr...

How to Prevent Political Scandals in 2013

Gerry Som | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Gerry Som

The year 2012 saw some scandals in Canada. There was the exposure of the multi-million dollar Ornge Air Ambulance scandal, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency scandal in Alberta, and the Robocall scandal. Did we spend a lot of time, money, and energy investigating and analyzing these scandals? Yes. Is there a sure way to avoid these problems for the next year, 2013?

PCs Say McGuinty Dodging Ornge Committee

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty is dodging a committee investigating Ontario's troubled air ambulance service to keep a lid on the scandal ahead of ...

Kickbacks, Rich Salaries And 'Heavy-Duty Nepotism'

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - An all-party probe into Ontario's Ornge scandal wrapped up its work Thursday, still reeling from explosive testimony about an alleged kickba...

Ornge's For-Profit Model Not Unusual?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Top executives of Ontario's publicly funded air ambulance service appear to have paid millions in extra fees to an Italian helicopter firm, ...

In The Ornge Hot Seat

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ousted Ornge CEO Chris Mazza spun a tale of pure fiction when he claimed he would have changed course at Ontario's troubled air ambulance se...

Ousted Ornge CEO Lays Scandal On Government's Door

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The man at the centre of the Ornge scandal says he doesn't know what went wrong with the troubled air ambulance service, but the government ...

Give Me Oversight Over Hospitals, Ornge: Ombudsman

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The scandal at Ornge might have been prevented if the governing Liberals had allowed Ontario's ombudsman to scrutinize the troubled air ambu...

What Ornge Memo?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty says he never saw a memo from a government lawyer who sounded the alarm about Ornge almost eight years ago.The lawye...

Liberals Ignored Ornge Warnings, Docs Suggest

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - New documents suggest the governing Liberals ignored warnings from senior bureaucrats about loosening their control over Ontario's troubled ...

Sweeping Ornge Under The Rug?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The governing Liberals are trying to sweep the Ornge scandal under the rug by blocking a legislative committee from continuing its probe of ...

Sunshine List Loophole Being Closed In Ontario

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Ontario government will move to close a loophole in the sunshine list of public sector workers earning over $100,000 a year, The Canadia...

We Can't Let the ORNGE Scandal Burn

Dylan Marando | Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Dylan Marando

ORNGE, in its design, was a grand experiment in 21st-century public policy. Did the experiment work? We now know it did not. But does that mean that risk-taking should be stricken from government, which may be the logical result of endless and intense scrutiny from the media? I sincerely hope not.

Opposition Hammers Red-Faced Ontario Liberals Over Ornge

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Health Minister Deb Matthews kept rejecting calls for her resignation Thursday over Ornge, sparking accusations that she's flouting centurie...

Ornge Executives Let Ontario Down, Premier Says

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The ousted executives of Ontario's embattled air ambulance service let the province down, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday amid angry ca...

What's Keeping Ontario's Finance Minister Up At Night?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's growing debt is the boogeyman that keeps Finance Minister Dwight Duncan awake at night.For everyone else, the new nightmare is whe...

Scandal Puts Ontario's ORNGE On Shorter Leash

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals moved Friday to tighten the leash on the province's troubled air ambulance service, just a day after it fell un...

OPP To Probe ORNGE's Books

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A criminal probe of Ontario's embattled air ambulance service has provincial police investigating "financial irregularities" at an agency th...