Health And Education Workers Top Local Sunshine List

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 13:28 PM

Many city firefighters and police constables are back on the province's so called "Sunshine List" of  public employees who made more than $100,000 last year. 

They're among over 300 city employees who made it to this year's list.

They include Police Chief J. P.  Levesque who made $247,000 and City Manager Norm Gale with a 2016 salary of $236,000. 

Once again, it's the health care field which has some of the highest salaries with Regional Hospital president and CEO Jean Bartkowiak taking in $340,000 last year.

Tracy Buckler, the head of St. Joseph's Care Group made $315,000.

In the education sector, Lakehead University President Brian Stevenson is listed as making $364,000

You can view the province's 2016 Public Salary Disclosure list by clicking the LINK.


News Release

2016 Ontario Public Sector Salaries Disclosed

March 31, 2017

Making it Easier for Ontarians to Access Data and Information

The government has released the salaries of Ontario Public Service and broader public sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2016.

In keeping with Ontario's commitment to openness and transparency, the government is releasing the compendium in a downloadable, machine-readable format. The data is also available in sortable, searchable tables on, making it more accessible to the public.

The 2014 and 2015 salary data is also available in the same format, further supporting Ontario's commitment to openness and transparency.

Creating a more open and transparent government is part of Ontario's plan to create jobs, grow its economy and help people in their everyday lives.



  • The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act requires most organizations that receive public funding from Ontario to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in the previous calendar year.
  • The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act applies to the provincial government, Crown agencies and corporations, Ontario Power Generation and subsidiaries, publicly funded organizations such as hospitals, municipalities, school boards, universities and colleges, and not-for-profit organizations that meet a funding threshold.
  • The $100,000 threshold has not changed since the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act was enacted in 1996, and has not been adjusted to keep up with inflation. If the salary threshold was adjusted for inflation, it would be $149,424 in today’s dollars, reducing the number of employees included in the compendium by 84 per cent.
  • There are a number of reasons why employees may appear in the compendium, including: employees who are progressing in their career to more challenging positions, natural progression through salary ranges, overtime payments, retroactive pay awards, performance payments and payments that may be required on retirement (e.g. to reimburse the employee for unused vacation credits).‎
  • As the President of the Treasury Board, Minister Liz Sandals is accountable for the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act and is leading the government’s efforts on openness, accountability and transparency.




"It is important for our government to be a leader in openness, accountability and transparency. Proactively releasing information on public sector salaries is just one way we are ensuring our government remains accountable to the people of Ontario."
 — Liz Sandals, President of the Treasury Board



Jason Wesley
Communications Branch


Matt Ostergard
Minister’s Office



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