ATAC Urges Premier McGuinty to Rethink Ornge

 ATAC urges Premier McGuinty to review Ornge's mandate, sell off its fleet, and turn to the private sector carriers to once again provide quality air ambulance services.

The Auditor General of Ontario's Special Report on Ornge Air Ambulance and Related Services, released on March 21, 2012, clearly points out abuses of public funds, intentional lack of transparency and reduced performance since Ornge has gone from ensuring the provision of air ambulance services through the use of private sector air carriers to delivering those services itself at great cost. In addition to the abusive use of public funds, Ornge has taken away an important source of revenue from competitive private sector Ontario regional air carriers who provide vital air links to remote Ontario communities.