2023 sunshine list

The Ontario Sunshine List just dropped in 2023 and here's who took home the most

The 2022 Ontario Sunshine List is out! March 2023 is always a joyous time for Ontario residents when the annual Sunshine List drops, and we can see just how much public sector employees raked in the previous year.

This is an annual list that discloses salaries for any public service employee that earns over $100k. It was brought about in 1996 by former Premier Mike Harris.

The latest list of top earners dropped the first week of spring 2023, covering salaries earned in 2022. 

While not the highest earners, noteworthy figures include Premier Doug Ford taking home $208,974, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore earning $466,057 and TVO journalist Steve Paikin earning $348,615.

Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster once again cracked the top ten, his salary growing considerably since taking the job in 2018.

Some of the last year's highest earners have been on the list multiple times, including multiple Ontario Power Generation employees.

Here are the top 10 highest-paid employees for 2022.

  1. Kenneth Hartwick, President of Ontario Power Generation, $1,635,785 dollars
  2. Dominique Miniere, President, Nuclear, Ontario Power Generation, 1,527,441.40
  3. Sean Granville, Chief Office, Ontario Power Generation, $1,067,061.74
  4. Michael Martelli, Chief Project Officer, Ontario Power Generation, $1,014,592.45
  5. Kevin Smith, President and CEO, University Health Network, $932,245.84
  6. Ronald Cohn, President and CEO, the Hospital For Sick Children, $851,940.97
  7. Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx, $851,867.19
  8. Andy Smith, President and CEO, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, $850,180.17
  9. Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, Ontario Health, $830,220.89
  10. Penny Sutcliffe, Medical Officer of Health and CEO, Public Health Sudbury And Districts, $808,355.53
Lead photo by Morningdew Photography

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