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article imageOntario Premier Dalton McGuinty Blamed For eHealth Scandal

By KJ Mullins     Oct 7, 2009 in Politics
After reviewing the Ontario's auditor general's report on untendered contracts by the agency to create electronic health records, blame has been pointed at Premier Dalton McGuinty.
The auditor has found that $1 billion has already been spent as Ontario works to create an electronic health records system.
The auditor found that the rumours of favoritism in awarding consulting contracts were largely true.
It's being said that CEO Sarah Kramer of eHealth was hired because of McGuinty's support.
It has also been found that consultants that were favorites of the ministry were allowed to bid twice in order to win contracts.
On Tuesday Health Minister David Caplan resigned in advance of the report by the auditor.
CP24 reports:
"There was a heavy, and in some cases almost total reliance on consultants," wrote McCarter.
"By 2008, the ministry's eHealth program branch had fewer than 30 full-time employees, but was engaging more than 300 consultants, a number of whom held senior management positions."
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