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Dec 13, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Liberal government reveals additional ‘sunshine list’ members

The Ontario government has released an addendum to the sunshine list of high-income earners


The day after the legislature rose for the Christmas break, the Liberal government released an addendum to the annual “sunshine list” of six-figure income earners on the public payroll.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s office disclosed the appendix Friday — more than eight months after the main salary disclosure for 2013 was tabled last March.

In that initial list there were 97,796 public servants — including 11,349 directly working for the provincial government — who earned $100,000 and up last year.

Friday’s supplement is considerably smaller with 362 entries — 168 additions, 193 changes and one deletion.

Sousa’s press secretary Susie Heath said the government “got it out as quickly as we could,” noting the addendum’s pre-Christmas release is similar to past years.

“It’s always before the end of the calendar year to capture all of the changes that have happened throughout the year,” said Heath.

There are some high-profile names in the six-figure salary club.

Former federal Liberal cabinet minister Jean Augustine, who made headlines last month for her expenses, earned $114,114 for her part-time job as Ontario’s “fairness commissioner.”

That’s a post the provincial Grits created in 2007 to work with regulated professions and trades in Ontario to ensure their registration practices are transparent and fair to foreign-trained professionals.

Piers Handling, director and CEO, of the Toronto International Film Festival, earned $347,774 while TIFF’s artistic director Cameron Bailey made $185,375 and executive director and COO Michele Maheux was paid $281,910.

Johann Olav Koss, the Norwegian Olympic speed-skating legend, made $128,749 as president and CEO of Right To Play International, a non-governmental organization that helps children by promoting life skills through sport in First Nations, war-torn countries, and the developing world.

Dennis Lepholtz, Right To Play’s chief financial officer, earned $203,113.

Toronto Star

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(1) Comment

By StatusQuoContinues | DECEMBER 14, 2014 07:51 PM
According to the Ontario liberal party making $100,000/yr isn't alot of money anymore and it should be raised to $125,000..................I know the majority of Ontario citizens would be happy to make 1/2 or ever 1/3 of this "not alot of money".................Seems the public sector disconnect continues.
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