TORONTO — A Progressive Conservative government would scrap eHealth Ontario.
Leader Tim Hudak will unveil his party's plan at at a pharmacy in Toronto later in the morning.
Officials said the PCs are still committed to digitizing health records but will do so without the eHealth agency.
Scandal-plagued eHealth has a long and controversial history. The quest for a digital medical records system in Ontario was first launched by the PC government, of which Hudak was a member.
The Liberals revamped the agency into eHealth Ontario after their re-election in 2007, but it quickly ran into a major spending controversy involving consultants earning $3,000 an hour and expensing everything from posh dinners to tea and Coco-bites.
Heads rolled, including then-health minister David Caplan, after Auditor General Jim McCarter found $1 billion had been spent over a decade with little progress towards creating electronic health records.
McCarter later said "hundreds of millions" were wasted.