Saturday, March 26, 2016

Black hole in Sunshine List

There’s a giant black hole in the Sunshine List this year, say opposition politicians, who are outraged the sell-off of Hydro One means it’s no longer subject to legislation requiring the salaries of all public servants making more than $100,000 be made public.

The list released Friday does not include senior employees of the giant utility. Tory and NDP critics are furious Hydro One is exempt.

“This is the glaring reality that despite the fact that taxpayers own 85% of Hydro One, we don’t have any access to all of the salaries of all of the staff, and that’s a gaping hole in this year’s release,” said Nipissing Conservative Vic Fedeli.

Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation salaries traditionally top the list of high earners on the public dime.

The lack of information about Hydro One is a “big hole,” said NDP leader Andrea Horwath.

“That information is no longer available to Ontarians.”  (more...)

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