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Ontario Power Generation signage is seen facility at the Darlington Power Complex, in Bowmanville, Ont., on May 31, 2019.The Canadian Press

Executives at Ontario Power Generation made up the top four highest-paid public employees in the province in 2021.

The province’s annual “sunshine list” of public-sector workers who are paid more than $100,000 a year was released Friday with more than 240,000 names.

For the second year in a row, Kenneth Hartwick, president and CEO of the electricity Crown corporation, was top of the list with a reported salary of $1,628,246.

Ontario Power Generation’s chief strategy officer Dominique Minière was again the second-highest paid at $1,523,518, and two other executives at the corporation were reported to be making more than a million dollars.

Kevin Smith, CEO of Toronto’s University Health Network, stayed in the fifth spot again with a salary of $845,092.

Others in the health field were also among the top 10, with Ontario Health CEO Matthew Anderson in seventh place at $826,000.

Penny Sutcliffe, medical officer of health for the Sudbury area, had the ninth-highest salary at $800,726 and the CEO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Andy Smith, was in the 10th spot with $799,614.

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster was No. 6 on the list at $838,961.

The province says the list of employees grew by 38,536 since 2020, with 96 per cent of the growth attributable to growth in the broader public sector.

Premier Doug Ford made $208,974 last year.

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