Ornge

May 7 2014 Last Sitting Day of the 40th Parliament Was Most Memorable

Thursday, May 1st turned out to be one of the most memorable of my 19 years as a Member of Provincial Parliament. When the bells rang to summon MPPs to the opening of the sessional day, little did we know that this would be the last day on which MPPs would conduct the business of
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Jan 16 2014 – ORNGE cuts 25 jobs in management shake-up

  Hamilton Spectator    By Bruce Campion-Smith OTTAWA A dramatic restructuring at ORNGE has eliminated 25 senior jobs as managers take a broom to the costly legacy of former boss Chris Mazza and his global ambitions for the air ambulance agency. The bad news went out
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Jan 2 2014 – Klees spearheads creation of First Responders Day

By Mark Subryan The Aurora Banner Progressive Conservative Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees has been a highly visible figure in provincial politics during the past several years. 2013 was no different. “Certainly, 2013, without any question, has been my busiest year in the
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Dec 31 2013 – Thank You for Your Trust and Confidence

A few weeks ago, I was the guest of the 20th Aurora Guides. They were an impressive group of girls who were well prepared to ask their MPP some tough questions about what he does and why he does it. I think I did ok, because in the end I was rewarded with two boxes of Girl Guide
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Nov 26 2013 Mazza should be in jail, not working in a hospital emergency unit

(Queen’s Park) Dr. Chris Mazza, the former CEO of the province’s embattled Ornge air ambulance service surfaced this week in the emergency unit of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. The hospital experienced a shortage of emergency doctors over the past
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Nov 18 2013 Ornge lack of training endangered pilots’ safety, federal report says

KAREN HOWLETT     The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Nov. 18 2013, 2:44 PM EST Ontario’s air-ambulance service endangered the health and safety of pilots by failing to educate them on the hazards of operating helicopters in remote locations or adequately train supervisors. In
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July 15 2013 – Coroner’s Report into Ornge Deaths Disturbing

After more than 12 months, today Ontario’s Chief Coroner delivered his long-awaited report into hundreds of patient deaths in which operational issues pertaining to air ambulance transport by the Ornge Air Ambulance service may have affected patient outcomes. Newmarket-Aurora MPP
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June 11, 2013 – Wynne Government Shuts Down Ornge Committee Hearings

  Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees, the Official Opposition’s lead on the committee investigating the Ornge scandal, confirmed today that the government has refused his request for hearings to continue through the legislature’s summer recess. In a letter dated
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