2009 Public Salaries Disclosed
McGuinty Government Enhancing Transparency And Accountability
In keeping with its commitment to increased accountability and transparency, the Ontario government today released the salaries and taxable benefits of Ontario Public Service and broader public sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2009.
- The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act applies to the provincial government, Crown agencies and corporations, Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One and their subsidiaries, and publicly funded organizations such as hospitals, municipalities, school boards, universities and colleges. The act requires organizations that receive public funding from the province to disclose the names, positions, salaries and taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year.
- The report is published annually and includes organizations that received transfer payments from the province of at least $1 million or that received 10 per cent of their gross revenues from the province during the previous year, provided the transfer amount was $120,000 or more.
- The province is also delivering on a promise made last fall to publicly post the expenses for cabinet ministers, political staff, OPS senior management, appointees and senior executives at Ontario's 22 largest agencies. These expenses will be posted on a new expenses disclosure website, beginning April 1.
“Ontarians value and appreciate the contributions of those who deliver their public services, and they also expect those who are paid by taxpayer dollars to do their part to help sustain public services. That is why the government is proposing to freeze the compensation structures of non-bargaining political and legislative staff, as well as non-bargaining employees in the Ontario Public Sector and the Broader Public Sector for two years.”