Public sector workers making more than $100,000 once again dawn the annual Sunshine List, revealed on Thursday.
The top earner in 2015 was the recently retired head of Ontario Power Generation, Tom Mitchell.
His salary and benefits brought him a cool $1.59 million dollars.
Meanwhile, Mitchell’s counterparts at Hydro One were not a part of the list due to partial privatization of the company in recent months.
With that, the Liberals opted to remove those employees from list.
Premier Kathleen Wynne, who took in $208,974, says the practice of revealing six figure salaries to taxpayers who foot the bill, is still relevent.
“Is $100,000 a lot of money? I think it is,” said Wynne before the list was released. “There are lots of people, many many thousands of people in the province, who think $100,000 is a lot of money to earn. I think it is still relevant.”
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was not happy with no revelation about pay packets at Hydro One. “We will never know how much the increase in salaries that’s occurring is going to be impacting our bills. We all know our bills are going through the roof already.”
The list created almost 20 years ago by then Premier Mike Harris rose by about 4,000 people in 2015 to 115,438.
The second biggest earner was University of Toronto president and CEO William Moriarty, taking in $1.47 million.
— Ontario NDP (@OntarioNDP) March 24, 2016