by Karen Howlett Globe and Mail
Three government ministries are under investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police, says Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Staff in the Ministries of Transportation, Economic Development and Trade and Community and Social Services are being investigated by the OPP, Mr. McGuinty told reporters on Tuesday, in commenting for the first time on the probe by the anti rackets division.
The OPP raided several offices earlier this month in the Macdonald Block, a government complex that houses several ministries.
No one has been charged in connection with the investigation, which provincial police say centres on irregular financial transactions between government and outside vendors.
The Globe and Mail reported earlier that staff at Ontario Realty Corp., a Crown corporation that owns and manages the government’s real estate assets, is also under OPP investigation.