QUEEN’S PARK – On Tuesday April 13, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak released details of the Ontario PC Plan to restore transparency and accountability to government. “Dalton McGuinty has refused to embrace these tough new accountability rules that could have prevented the Liberal eHealth, OLG, Cancer Care Ontario, WSIB, and LHINs scandals,” charges Hudak. “Yesterday McGuinty informed the Ontario Legislature that the LHINs are already being reviewed by Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner. The Integrity Commissioner Office website shows that the LHINs are not covered”.
“Behind every big government contract is the taxpayer who is paying for it. Ontario families deserve to know where their money is going, who is getting rich from it, and what – if any – value they are getting in return,” states Christine Elliott, Ontario PC MPP for Whitby-Oshawa, Deputy Leader and Critic for Health. “Any travel or hospitality expense big enough to be charged to the taxpayers is also big enough to be shared with them. That’s why we are calling on the government to commit to posting all of these expenses today.”
As part of this plan all provincial public bodies would be required to proactively disclose all of the details of all goods and services contracts over $10,000 as well as all of their travel and hospitality expenses.
- A total of $3.6 billion dollars has been wasted through Dalton McGuinty’s eHealth, Windsor Energy Centre, WSIB, MPAC, OLG, Mike Colle, Cancer Care Ontario, Samsung, Ontario Works, the ODSP, LHINs and HST tax collector scandals.
- Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Caucus are calling for proactive disclosure of all travel and hospitality expenses from all provincial public bodies. Such a measure would have helped catch, and prevent, WSIB chair Steve Mahoney’s decision to expense a personal GPS system or Cancer Care Ontario’s decision to expense cupcakes at a baby shower and picnics.
- Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Caucus are calling for proactive disclosure of all goods and services contracts over $10,000 from all provincial public bodies. Such a measure would have forced government agencies such as eHealth and Cancer Care Ontario to disclose, in advance, the nearly $30 million dollars they were diverting to the Liberal friendly Courtyard Group.