News that the founder of Ontario's scandal-dogged air ambulance service got more than $9 million in compensation before being fired nearly two years ago won't be a confidence-booster for the province's taxpayers concerned about public-sector transpancy.
The accounting ORNGE prepared for a provincial government audit team revealed Mazza was paid much more than previously known.
The Star reported that Mazza got $1 million in 2007, the second year of ORNGE's operation. But the Ontario government's so-called "sunshine list" stated Mazza got just $298,254 that year.
That's the last time Ontario taxpayers got any information about Mazza's compensation. The Star reported previously Mazza set up a series of for-profit companies that helped shield his and other executives' salaries from public disclosure and thatRead More »from Ex-ORNGE boss’s $9.3M compensation raises questions about validity of ‘sunshine list’