THUNDER BAY – The list of public employees paid more than $100,000.00 annually has been dubbed the ‘Sunshine list’. In the City of Thunder Bay the number of civic employees on that list has more than doubled over the past reporting period.
The City of Thunder Bay has issued a media statement on the release of a document sharing the salaries of top-paid city employees. The statement reads; “After receiving calls from some media outlets, it has come to the attention of the City Manager that a copy of the 2011 Pubic Sector Salary Disclosure list has been shared after it was distributed internally. Recognizing that this information becomes a public document on the Province of Ontario’s website on Mar. 31, 2012, the City of Thunder Bay is releasing the list to all of the media at this time. It has recently been authorized by the City Treasurer as required by the Province.
“In addition to the list, there is also a summary below outlining the breakdown over the last three years by employee group. This information is usually presented with all other public sector organizations”.
Several members of City Council are seeking to find out who leaked the document to one media outlet. The change from 2010 to 2011 shows that the number of civic employees receiving salaries of more than $100,000.00 has more than doubled over the period. In 2010 there were 109 employees making at least that figure. In 2011 that number was 244 employees.
Here is the complete list:
THUNDER BAY – 2011 Public Sector Salary Disclosure