David Caplan, Canadian Health Minister, Quits on Eve of Report
David Caplan, the Canadian Health Minister has quit on the eve of a report that addresses the spending amounts at a health agency tasked with creating electronic health records of patients.
The Liberals have not confirmed the Minister has quit, but sources told the Canadian Press that he had handed his resignation to Dalton McGuinty.
A spokesman said only that McGuinty will offer the government's reaction to the eHealth report Wednesday at a news conference that was originally scheduled to be Caplan's event.
The same sources are saying that he quit because of what the report contains, which is expected to reveal that Ontario spent over $1 billion in the last 10 years trying to create the electronic health records.
Opposition has been calling for his resignation since details surfaced about millions of dollars overspent in his department that have not been attributed to a specific need or shown to have made any results.