It used to be called the “old boy’s club” when we learned of appointments to boards and positions of power within Government agencies by “connected” people within Queen’s Park and Liberal created organizations.
It now APPEARS that Kathleen Wynne has taken this to a whole new level with an “old girl’s club” even though you will never hear that she had ANYTHING to do with the appointment of her wife’s brother being appointed to CEO of the scandal plagued E Health Ontario organization.
Just like Kathleen Wynne had NOTHING to do with the deleted gas plant e mails during the period McGuinty fled the pink fortress and Wynne took over.
In fact if anyone believed one single word from any or all Liberal Ministers lately one would think Kathleen Wynne was more saintly than Mother Teresa.
“I know nothing………..I see nothing…………I hear nothing” should be her mantra going into a well needed election period!
CHRISTINA BLIZZARD,QMI AGENCY APRIL 14, 2014
Premier Kathleen Wynne (L) with partner Jane Rounthwaite. (Reuters files)
TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne’s brother-in-law has been appointed “interim” CEO of eHealth, the Toronto Sun has learned.
David Rounthwaite, brother of Wynne’s wife, Jane, was appointed to the $210,000-a-year job effective March 7.
A spokesman for eHealth said Rounthwaite has been general counsel for the giant agency charged with getting health records online for more than four years — before Wynne became premier.
Rounthwaite’s appointment has not yet been confirmed by cabinet.
“There hasn’t been any attempt on the part of eHealth to not be transparent about this,” spokesman Rob Mitchell said Monday.
“It was communicated to staff very clearly in an announcement. We had a town hall for all staff last Wednesday,” he said.
“(Rounthwaite’s) been in this role for a while and is a long-term employee of the agency, long before the ascendancy of the premier.”
The previous CEO, Greg Reed, left Oct. 1 and was replaced in the interim by Ray Hession.
The troubled agency was the subject of a scorching report in 2009 by then provincial auditor general Jim McCarter. He estimated $1 billion had been wasted in a botched attempt to get a digital health record system up and running.
McCarter documented an agency bogged down in consultants, paying excessive bonuses and expenses.
One more “tidbit here about this guy…………..he was up to his ears in the Wind Industry!
How deep does the corruption of this Liberal government go? How great is their arrogance for making sure that their family and buddies make a fortune off the backs of Ontario taxpayers?
Turns out, not only has Kathleen Wynne’s brother-in-law been appointed the new CEO of EHealth, but he’s also on the Board of Directors for two renewable energy companies. The chutzpah and corruption of this gang of thieves just knows absolutely no bounds. He’s also been a lawyer for the past 30+ years.