Ontario’s Auditor-General’s annual report is highly critical of the provincial Liberal government’s financial actions regarding highway projects.
It points to payment to contractors of $8 million a year in bonuses for meeting asphalt standards even when contractors tampered with asphalt samples just to get the bonuses.
The report says road contractors continue to get work from the government even when they have performed unsatisfactory work or breached safety regulations.
Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi says the government has committed $760 billion for road improvements over the next two years.
The Auditor-General’s annual report slams the Liberal government on a number of health care fronts.
It points to spending $8 billion on electronic health records over 14 years but the project is still not complete, and the number of children hospitalized with mental health problems has jumped 50%.
It says the Ministry of Health didn’t investigate billings for nine specialists who claimed to work more than 360 days in 2015-16, including six who billed for the full 366 days of the leap year.
Northumberland-Quinte West Liberal MPP Lou Rinaldi told Quinte News he agrees with the recommendation regarding Ontario’s doctors’ salaries and there should be closer control over the salaries.
He says Ontario has one of the shortest hospital wait times in all of Canada.
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