Ontario Power Generation CEO tops Ontario Sunshine list with salary of over $1.7M

FILE-Ontario Power Generation signage is seen at a facility at the Darlington Power Complex, in Bowmanville, Ont., on May 31, 2019. The federal government’s Canada Infrastructure Bank is putting nearly $1 billion toward the construction of the country’s first small modular reactor, located at the site of an existing nuclear plant in Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston


The Ontario Power Generation’s CEO earned the highest salary last year, according to the latest so-called Sunshine list. 

The roundup of public sector employees who made over $100,000 in 2022 was revealed on Friday. 

The sunshine list includes all sectors and seconded employees of organizations that receive public funding from the province and reports names, positions and pay under the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act.

In 2022, 267,000 employees earned over the allocated threshold, placing them in the annual ranking. 

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The top three on the list are all employees of Ontario Power Generation with the CEO Kenneth Hartwick, topping the list with a salary of $1,726,068. 

TTC CEO Rick Leary tops the 2022 list for the City of Toronto and brought in $473,440 and increase from his 2021 earnings of $438,495.

Premier Doug Ford earned $208,974 last year, according to the government official record. In 2021, Doug Ford’s annual salary was also that amount.

Ontario public figures who took home more than Ford include, his former chief of staff and now the CEO of Supply Ontario Jamie Wallace who earned $346,303, the Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore earned $466,057 and OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique made $361,781. 

Toronto’s former Mayor John Tory earned $202,818. 



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