Over 300,000 public sector workers earn more than $100K; OPG CEO tops the list

TORONTO — The five top paid public employees in the province are all at Ontario Power Generation, with the CEO earning $1.9 million last year.

The so−called sunshine list was released today, the disclosure of public sector workers who were paid more than $100,000, and the list for 2023 had more than 300,000 names.

Treasury Board President Caroline Mulroney says the largest year−over−year increases were in the hospitals, municipalities and post−secondary sectors.

OPG CEO Ken Hartwick is again in the top spot, and the Crown corporation’s chief strategy officer, chief projects officer, chief operations officer and an executive vice−president are in the subsequent spots.

The presidents and CEOs of the Hospital for Sick Children and the University Health Network are next on the list, earning around $850,000 and the next slot is occupied by Phil Verster, the president and CEO of provincial transit agency Metrolinx.

Premier Doug Ford earned about $208,000 last year, less than several of his top staffers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 28, 2024.

The Canadian Press The five top paid public employees in the province are all at Ontario Power Generation, with the CEO earning $1.9 million last year. Ontario Power Generation signage is seen facility at the Darlington Power Complex, in Bowmanville, Ont., Friday, May 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston −−>

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