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Ornge facing service disruptions in wake of scandal

Feb. 22, 2012, Toronto - The Opposition says Ontario's air ambulances are facing numerous service disruptions in the wake of a scandal that's engulfed Ornge.


February 22, 2012
By The Canadian Press

The Conservatives say over the last three weeks, helicopters have been sent to the wrong hospital or grounded for days because there were no pilots.

The party says it got the information from whistleblowers at the agency who are fed up with the mess at Ornge.

Neither the agency nor the health minister could immediately confirm the incidents.

The publicly funded organization is currently under a criminal probe for "financial irregularities.''

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It has been under a cloud of controversy for months over exorbitant executive salaries and questionable business practices.