The disgraced founder of Ontario’s air ambulance service spoke “pure nonsense” when he testified before a legislative committee two weeks ago, Health Minister Deb Matthews asserted Tuesday.
At a combative all-party hearing into the multimillion-dollar scandal that has consumed Ornge for months, Ms. Matthews rejected former chief executive Chris Mazza’s contention that the service was dutifully compliant with ministry requests.
Ms. Matthews also dismissed a suggestion by Dr. Mazza that she had rebuffed his meeting requests, citing two occasions where, to the contrary, he “avoided” meetings with her.
Meanwhile at the Olympic games in London, Disgraced Chinese player Yu Yang has decided to quit badminton while national officials have told their Olympic team leaders and expelled players to make a public apology for throwing matches at the London Games.
Yu was among eight women’s doubles players expelled from the Games on Wednesday. The others were team mate Wang Xiaoli, South Korean pairs Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung, plus Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia.
The eight players were turfed out of the Olympics by the BWF for throwing matches in a bid to secure more favourable draws later in the tournament.
The sight of four pairs deliberately easing off disgusted a crowd of 4,800 packed into Wembley Arena expecting to see the best of badminton’s best.