Notable individuals on Ontario’s Sunshine List

Ontario politics Kathleen Wynne Alan Carter Global News
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Peter J. Thompson / National Post

TORONTO – The Ontario government’s so-called Sunshine List – a list of public employees earning more than $100,000 – was released Thursday detailing the salaries of more than 88,000 people.

Tom Mitchell, President and CEO of Ontario Power Generation topped the list as the highest paid public employee earning more than $1.7 million in 2012.

Hydro One’s CEO is the province’s second highest paid public employee earning a salary of $1.04 million.

Global News takes a look at some of the other notable individuals included on the Sunshine list.

Tom Mitchell, president and CEO of Ontario Power Generation was paid $1,720,000 in 2012 down slightly from almost $1.8 million in 2011.

Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford earned $172,687 in 2012, a slight increase from $167,770 in 2011.

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Mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion earned $136,641 in 2012 up just $1 from 2011.

University of Toronto President David Naylor earned $388,400 up from $384,250 in 2011.

Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy got a substantial raise in 2012 earning $445,780 almost $100,000 more than his 2011 salary of $384,250.

Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in 2012 earned $158,182.

Andrea Horwath earned $158,158 as leader of the provincial NDP.

Tim Hudak earned $180,886 as leader of the provincial Progressive Conservatives.

The Sunshine List and Inflation

Both Premier Wynne and Horwath have talked recently about increasing the $100,000 cut off point for the Sunshine List.

The list was originally conceived in 1993 and if the Sunshine List had kept track with inflation, according to the Bank of Canada’s inflation calculator tool, the Sunshine List would start at $143,845.

$100 000 in 1993 would equal $143 ,845 now.

$100 000 in 1998 would equal $134,835 now.

$100 000 in 2003 would equal $119,358 now.

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$100 000 in 2008 would equal $109,358 now.