Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hudak calls for public inquiry into eHealth

Ontario's Progressive Conservatives are calling for a public inquiry into the province's eHealth scandal.

There are too many unanswered questions left over after the provincial auditor general's report last week into eHealth, PC Leader Tim Hudak said Tuesday at Queen's Park.

"An auditor's report and a token resignation do not provide the closure the people of Ontario deserve to see," Hudak said in a news release.

"It is clear that [Premier] Dalton McGuinty's promises of transparency and accountability can no longer be believed. This government will not give up its dirty secrets willingly," he said.

Last week auditor general Jim McCarter found that much of the $1 billion the province has spent on creating computerized medical records has been squandered.

McCarter did not find any evidence of fraud or political favouritism in how the money was spent.

Hudak said a public inquiry would dig further into those aspects of the controversy.

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