Ontario Releases “Sunshine List”

The Ontario Ministry of Finance released its annual salary disclosure online earlier this month. The includes the names and annual salaries of people employed in public institutions like municipalities, hospitals, school boards and universities who make more than 100-thousand dollars per year.

Ontario Power Generation CEO Tom Mitchell and University of Waterloo president David Johnston topped this year’s list, both making well over a million dollars. This year 71,478 public sector workers are making $100,000 a year or more, which is an  11 per cent  increase from last year.

This year’s list, more commonly known as the “sunshine list”, comprise of employees from the healthcare and education sectors.

Many Ryerson professors and administrators were included in this year’s list. (Photo courtesy of: Jeyan Jeganathan)

Many of Ryerson’s administrative staff and instructors made this year’s list. Notable names from Ryerson’s School of Journalism include associate professor Ivor Shapiro and assistant professor Kamala Al-Solaylee

According to the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act of 1996, the act requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more.

This video was put together for my classes’ newscast. Here’s what some Ryerson students had to say about the disclosure.

Related: Toronto Sun

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