These are the Most Well-Paid City Employees in Burlington


More public servants in Ontario - including City of Burlington employees - earned six figures in 2017, marking a seven per cent increase versus a year ago.

Who’s at the very top?

Ontario Power Generation president and CEO Jeffrey Lyash made a whopping $1,554,456 — that’s $1.6 million bucks.

Trillium Health Partners CEO Michelle DiEmanuele raked in $660,450.

Halton Healthcare president and CEO Denise Hardenne earned $472,809, followed by chief of staff Dr. Lorne Martin with $425,400. Dr. Neil Rau was next with $297,607.

The annual Sunshine List was released on March 23 divulging public sector employees who earned at least $100,000.

Mississauga-Halton LHIN CEO Bill MacLeod made $333,184.

Sheridan College president and vice-chancellor Mary Preece made $377,999.

At the municipal level, Burlington’s city manager James Ridge earned $293,713.

City solicitor and director of legal services Nancy Shea Nicol made $189,302.

Executive director of capital works Allan Magi was close behind at $185,506.

Mayor Rick Goldring earned $175,664 from the city.

Deputy Fire Chief Ross Monteith rounds out the top five earners with $162,864.

The city’s IT director Christine Swenor made $161,731.

Halton Region employees took home big money, too.

CAO Jane MacCaskill earned $282,199, followed by associate medical officer of health Dr. Daniela Kempkens at $253,363.

Halton Police Chief Stephen Tanner made $359,314 last year plus $18,944 in benefits.

Deputy Chiefs were also near the top: Carol Crowe made $205,684 while Nish Duraiappah earned $201,043.

Premier Kathleen Wynne earned $208,974 in 2017, while former Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown made $180,885. NDP leader Andrea Horwath made $158,157.

Broadcast journalist and TVO host Steve Paikin earned $303,087.

Here’s the full 2017 Sunshine List.

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