Mar 27, 2015

By Bob Komsic

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The list that shows which public sector workers were paid $100,000 last year, tops 100,000 for the first time — 111,438.

That’s an increase of more than 13,600 over the year before.

They include civil servants, nurses, teachers, police, firefighters and others.

Indications are Ontario Power General CEO Tom Mitchell made the most again, $1.55-million in salary and benefits.

There are about 12,500 employees from OPG, Hydro One and their subsidiaries on that list.

There have been calls to raise the threshold, which has been at $100,00 since the sunshine list was created in 1996.

But the opposition parties say that’s still a lot of money for most Ontarians.

The list or Public Salary Disclosure Act, was brought in under the Mike Harris government, which said it served as an important check on the public payroll.


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