OPP to investigate ORNGE
Feb. 17, 2012, Toronto - Ontario Provincial Police have been called in to investigate ORNGE, the province's troubled air ambulance service.
February 17, 2012 By The Canadian Press
A source says government officials who were sent in to look at ORNGE's books have asked police to probe some "financial irregularities.''
The agency has been under a cloud of controversy over questionable business practices and high executive salaries.
Health Minister Deb Matthews cleaned house at the agency last month.
She replaced CEO Chris Mazza — who was paid $1.4 million a year — and the entire board of directors.
The changes came after the auditor general and Ministry of Finance sent audit teams to ORNGE, which receives about $140 million a year to operate a non-profit air medical rescue and transport service.