VIDEO Ornge: Questions About Life Insurance Policy and OPP Investigation
The Tories want an update on the OPP's investigation into Ornge air ambulance, as new documents reveal taxpayers footed the bill for a $10 million life insurance policy for former CEO Chris Mazza.
PC MPP Frank Klees says he'll be pressing the government on the $450 thousand premium paid on that policy, which he believes the province should go after.
Health Minister Deb Matthews says she'll be reviewing the documents but wasn't necessarily caught off guard by the news.
"I'm sad to say that nothing shocks me any more when it comes to Chris Mazza," Matthews said after Question Period.
NDP Health Critic France Gelinas says while life insurance policies are common for CEO's of large corporations, one for $10 million is excessive.
Klees says he wants to call the head of the OPP to these hearings to testify. He says he doesn't consider that political interference, he just wants an update on the investigation.
However, Matthews says the province needs to let the OPP do its job.
The hearings into Ornge come after the province's Auditor General found last year that there was hardly any government oversight into the air ambulance service despite receiving hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money.