Ontario Government Releases "Sunshine List"
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Today the province of Ontario released the salary disclosure list for 2012. This list is part of the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act of 1996, which makes it necessary for organizations who receive public funding to disclose the names, positions and salaries of employees who are paid more than $100,000 during a calendar year.
This list has been nicknamed the “Sunshine List” and is a way for residents to see where their tax dollars are going.
This list is released each year and applies to such things as Universities, Hospitals, School Boards and Government employees. The act was created in order to maintain an open system of government where everyone is held accountable.
Anyone who makes more than $100,000 in salary before taxes not including taxable benefits must be included in the disclosure. An amendment was made last year and, “Thedefinition of salary now also includes per diems and/or retainers paid to employees, in addition to amounts reported as employment income on the Canada Revenue Agency T4 slip.”
Some of the highlights of the $100,000 list for the Niagara Region include:
Ellen Sue Greer - Superintendent of School Support Services - $165,190.91
Barbara Eade – Student Achievement Leader of Alternate Programs - $127,448.05
Wesley Hahn - Superintendent of Schools - $139,053.54
Cameron Hathaway – Superintendent of Planning - $165,190.91
Warren Hoshizaki – Director of Education - $242,481.58
Helen McGregor – Superintendent of Schools - $160,213.88
In total, 213 people make over $100,000 per year, including a plethora of elementary and secondary principals and vice principals. There are also several teachers on the list.
Niagara Catholic District School Board
Yolanda Baldasaro - Superintendent of Education - $160,016.96
Glenn Bertollo – Senior Administrator of Human Resources - $123, 982
Mario Ciccarelli – Superintendent of Education - $149, 676
John Crocco – Director of Education - $208, 516
Frank Iannantuono – Superintendent of Education - $164, 039
Anna Marie Bitonti – Director of Education - $159, 553
In total, 102 people make over $100,000 per year, including principals, vice principals and teachers.
Municipalities and Services
City of St. Catharines
Colin Briggs - Chief Administrative Officer - $230,800.16
Dan Carnegie - Deputy Chief Administrative Officer - $160,071.85
Shelley Clemnitz - Director, Financial Management Services - $148,222.17
Harry Edmondstone - Platoon Chief - $130,400.34
Lawrence Jones - Deputy Fire Chief - $132,576.55
Richard Lane - Director, Recreation & Community Services - $143,856.49
Sandra Lawson - Director, Transportation & Environmental Services - $148,009.38
Mark Mehlenbacher - Fire Chief - $149,661.95
Daniel O’Hearn - Platoon Chief - $127,395.42
David Oakes - Director, Economic Development & Customer Service - $128,548.46
Stephen Solski - Executive Director, Performing Arts Centre - $132,403.50
David Wood - Deputy Fire Chief - $132,576.55
David Sherlock - General Manager (Transit Services) - $128,728.60
City Of Thorold
Adele Arbour – Director of Planning & Building Services - $107,234.50
Gary Coplen – Fire Captain - $105,389.47
Peter Dufton – Fire Captain - $103,689.33
Frank Fabiano – Chief Administrative - $134,902.32
Christopher Halliday – Fire Chief - $105, 037.09
Richard Honsberger – Fire Captain – $108,489.66
Robert Lehan – Fire Captain - $104,757.07
Maria Mauro – Director of Finance - $107,234.51
Lawrence Robertson – Fire Prevention Officer - $103,738.65
Michael Sauchuk – Director of Operations - $100,067.66
Paul Sorrell – Fire Training Officer - $103,884.99
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health & Rehabilitation Centre
Lynne Pay - Vice President Corporate Services - $178,499.96
Jane Rufrano - Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Office - $248,204.49
Niagara Health System
Anne Atkinson - Vice President, Patient Services - $279,106.53
Linda Boich - Vice President, Patient Services - $185,518.84
Dr. Michael Brennan - Associate Director, Pathology - $417,370.30
Dr. Ann Guzowski - Associate Director, Pathology - $420,598.43
Dr. Suhas Joshi - Director, Pathology - $463,946.54
A complete list of all Ontario workers in the public sector who make more than $100,000 per year can be found on the Government of Ontario’s website - http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/publications/salarydisclosure/pssd/