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Conservatives lambaste McGuinty over Ornge scandal

Sept. 5, 2012, Toronto - The Conservatives are slamming Premier Dalton McGuinty, one of his advisors and a cabinet minister for refusing to appear before a committee that's looking into Ornge.


September 5, 2012
By The Canadian Press

They say government house leader John Milloy and McGuinty's senior health policy advisor Sophia Ikura have refused to testify
before the all-party legislative committee.

Tory health critic Christine Elliott says none of the three offered an explanation for why they wouldn't appear.

She says their absence flies in the face of Liberal claims that they want to get to the bottom of the scandal that's plagued
Ontario's air ambulance service.

Elliott says Ikura oversaw the Ornge file at the Ministry of Health, which has been criticized for failing to act on numerous red
flags that the organization was going rogue.

Ornge, which receives $150 million a year from the province, is currently under a criminal probe for financial irregularities.