Taxpayers on hook for $26.9 million over cancelled eHealth contract Wynne Gov’t said was supposed to cost nothing

A cancelled eHealth Ontario computer project that the Liberal government promised would not cost taxpayers a cent will now set the province back $26.9 million.

An arbitrator has ruled that the problem-plagued electronic health records agency must pay CGI Information Systems the sum to compensate for its work on a registry of diabetes patients axed in 2012.

h/t Waffle

  • The Butterfly

    But, but, but…Mike Duffy!

  • SDMatt

    Aren’t CGI the same guys who built the Obummercare debacle?

    • Bataviawillem


    • FactsWillOut

      We should be thanking them.

    • robins111

      And Canada’s Long Gun Registry.

    • Clausewitz

      They’ve also replaced the IT people at most of the major banks in Canada. Time to start hoarding your money under your mattress’. At least your mattress doesn’t charge you a month fee to store your money.

  • Canadian Born

    Incompetent is a mild word, corrupt is a little stronger but the word to use is thieves. Now when somebody steals what happens? I thought thieves when caught were prosecuted. How has this government evaded this for so long? Oh yea the stupid people of Ontario gave her a majority to do whatever she wants. You have McLiar in the states at some university making money and not charged and it will be the same with this woman and I use the term loosely. Unless the people stand up and take her using the “term loosely again” down Ontario is screwed. It is up to the people of Ontario to take this government down. Other countries take their leaders down so why not Ontario? I am a 65 year old woman and would gladly vote for an “honest” white man that would take this piece of BS that has run this province down and get her into a 4′ by 4′ jail cell. Now are there any takers?

    • Clink9

      She owns the OPP and RCMP don’t seem to do anything right for the last 30 years.

    • k

      The Provincial Liberals messed up so…
      they figured that if they put a minority group person as… Leader…
      that she will be above reproach…

      It’s EXACTLY the SAME TACTIC the Federal Conservatives used when …
      they put KIM CAMPBELL as their Leader

      Both Wynn and Campbell take/took the blame for …
      the shit the previous Guys created…
      ….they also…
      took the jobs as it was the best shot they figured they had at getting the top job….as they battle minority status issues within the parties sometimes… still.
      Of course when you have backing YOU GO FOR IT!

    • Waffle

      This what happens when people DON’T vote!! These prime specimens of depravity and corruption won their majority by default. More than half of eligible voters did not go to the polls — lowest turnout in history. So these criminals are proceeding at break-neck speed with their agenda to destroy this province. To what end? Don’t know yet, but I’m beginning to get some ideas (and they’re not pretty). I’ve got a few years on you Canadian Born and I don’t think we can wait for the next election. We should be storming the barricades of the Pink Palace. NOW!

      • Alain

        Yes, I agree although I admit to times when I was tempted not to bother due to the choices I was forced to consider.

        • Waffle

          Last provincial, I literally had to hold my nose.

  • Clink9

    For her it did cost nothing. Liberals don’t look at taxpayer’s money as real.

  • Okay, when will Wynne pay us back?

    (SEE: breath, holding, not)

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Hopefully this latest in a long line of scandals won’t overshadow the premiere’s upcoming award for ‘Words & Deeds’….

  • FactsWillOut

    But…but…but…we get the government we deserve, right?
    Whoever made that line up was an asshole.

  • FactsWillOut

    Someone once said that democracy is 2 lions and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
    I would say that democracy is 10 million sheep voting on which shepherd to have. The problem is, humans ARE NOT sheep.
    To all those who think humans need to be herded about, I say “Fuck off!” with whole-hearted abandon.

  • ontario john

    And the news media are openly supporting the NDP for the federal election with the NDP currently on top of the polls. Gee the NDP running the federal government and the lieberals running Ontario. Were dooooooomed.

  • robins111

    Aw yes. CGI.. In bed with the libs for decades.. Makers of the infamous Long Gun Registry and major financial supporters of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. They were also tangled in the Ad scam thingee if I recall correctly.

    • PapayaSF

      And they were the primary contractor for the Obamacare fiasco.

    • FactsWillOut

      Sabotaging the left for decades.