FA1509-01, January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016

Dr. Bob Bell
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Hepburn Block, 10th Floor
80 Grosvenor St.
Toronto ON M7A1R3

Mr. Greg Orencsak
Deputy Minister, Treasury Board Secretariat
Whitney Block, 5th Floor
99 Wellesley Street West
Toronto ON M7A1A1

Dear Deputy Ministers,

My mandate as Financial Accountability Officer is to provide the Legislative Assembly of Ontario with independent analysis of the state of the Province’s finances, including the budget, estimates, and the financial impact of public bills and policy proposals.

As explained in my letter of December 14, 2015, my office is undertaking an analysis on health sector expense trends and the medium-term health sector expense outlook included in the 2015 Ontario Budget. In support of this project, please find enclosed a FAO Health Information Request and a copy of the project overview note provided with the previous correspondence.

Please provide the information specified in the request by February 12, 2016.

Questions about the information request can be directed to the project manager, Jeffrey Novak, who can be contacted at jnovak@fao-on.org or by phone at 416.528.3954.

Your assistance in this matter is appreciated. Providing timely and relevant analysis to the Legislature is my primary objective. The degree to which this is possible depends, to a large extent, on free and timely access to quality information held by ministries. In doing so, you are assisting us in better serving Members of the Provincial Parliament.


Original signed by
Stephen LeClair
Financial Accountability Officer

Enclosures: 2
FAO Health Information Request
FAO Backgrounder: Ontario Health Sector: Expense Trends and Medium-Term Outlook Analysis

Mr. Scott Thompson                                                                             
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance

Frost Building South, 7th Floor
7 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, ON M7A1Y7

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