Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CEO Personal Care Homes Agency in Winnipeg on Administrative Leave

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CEO Personal Care Homes Agency in Winnipeg on Administrative Leave

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Care home boss on administrative leave

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WINNIPEG - The CEO of an agency that runs two personal care homes in Winnipeg has been put on administrative leave while the province investigates new accusations against the group.

Allegations surfaced earlier this year that Ray Koop of Bethania Group Personal Care Homes had rigged a new contract to get around a provincial salary freeze.

Koop retired, started collecting a pension and was rehired the next day at a higher salary.

That contract was cancelled, but Manitoba Health Minister Theresa Oswald says there are new concerns about alleged financial mismanagement, staff intimidation and nepotism.

Oswald says the government raised the concerns with Bethania's board and it agreed that an independent investigation is needed.

Koop's questionable contract came to light after the province audited Bethania last December.

"These new allegations are numerous and serious and must be investigated," Oswald said in a release Friday.

"While inspections continue to show that the care at Bethania meets provincial standards, we also need to ensure that serious allegations about potential financial mismanagement and respectful workplace issues are investigated thoroughly. …

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