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Med school dean tops Sudbury?s $100,000+ list

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca The man responsible for bringing Canada?s first medical school in 30 yeas from conception to reality is the City of Greater Sudbury?s highest paid civil servant. Dr.
BY KEITH LACEY

The man responsible for bringing Canada?s first medical school in 30 yeas from conception to reality is the City of Greater Sudbury?s highest paid civil servant.

Dr. Roger Strasser, founding dean of the Northern Ontario Medical School (NOMS) was paid $280,000, along with taxable benefits of $8,974 to lead the way among dozens of civil servants across the City of Greater Sudbury who earned in excess of $100,000 in 2003.

Each year, since the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act was passed in 1996, the Ontario government has published a compendium on public sector employees who were paid a salary of $100,000 or more. Organizations that receive public funding from the province are required to disclose the names, positions, salaries and taxable benefits of these employees. The list, as usual, was released April 1.

The purpose of the law is to provide a more open and accountable system of government by allowing taxpayers to compare the performance of an organization with the compensation given to the people running it.

The act covers local governments, universities and colleges, school boards, hospitals and Crown agencies. It also applies to provincial government ministries.

Second on the list of well-paid civil servants is Vickie Kaminski, boss at the Sudbury Regional Hospital. Kaminski, who led last year?s list of the ?$100,000 Club?, earned a salary of $225,807, along with taxable benefits of $6,449.

Fourteen people at the hospital earned more than $100,000 in 2003. They include: CEO Janet Gibb ($106,138); Dr. David Boyle medical director of genetics ($109,340) ; Dr. Gilbert Cote ($164,117); medical director of materials management; and Ben Peterson ($145, 904), director of human resources.

Over at Tom Davies Square, 14 senior managers were members of the six-figure plus club. They were led by chief administrative officer Mark Mieto, who earned a salary of $139,746, as well as taxable benefits of $11,255.

Other members of the Greater City?s civil servants who made in excess of $100,000 last year include:

Sharon Baiden, director of administration with Greater Sudbury Police Services. She earned $104,673 as well as taxable benefits of $9,909.

Tim Beadman, acting general manager of emergency services, who earned $108,446 and taxable benefits of $9,703.

Don Belisle, general manager of public works, who earned $133,527 and taxable benefits of $10,000.

James Cunningham, deputy chief of police, who earned $123,073 and taxable benefits of $1,835.

Ian Davidson, chief of police, who earned $135,112 and taxable benefits of $13,991.

Caroline Hallsworth, general manager of citizen and leisure services, who earned $128,970 and taxable benefits of $10,000.

Sandra Jonasson, director of finance, who earned $108,569 and taxable benefits of $844.

Bill Lautenbach, director of planning, who earned $109,655 and taxable benefits of $1,277.

Catherine Matheson, general manager of health and social services, who earned $118,518 and taxable benefits of $7,774.

Doug Nadorozny, general manager of economic development and planning, who earned $132,782 and taxable benefits of $9,998.

Ron Swiddle, director of legal services, who earned $115,433 and taxable benefits of $2.093.

Patrick Thomson, director of human resources, who earned $101,316 and taxable benefits of $3094.

Doug Wuksinic, general manager of corporate services, who earned $133,476 and taxable benefits of $10,000.

Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, the city?s Medical Officer of Health, earned a salary of $147,722 and taxable benefits of $740 in 2003.

Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci, who was named Minister of Northern Development and Mines following the Liberal election win last October, earned a salary of $114,996 and taxable benefits of $224 in 2003.

Several senior managers with the Rainbow District School Board and Sudbury Catholic District School Board, were again on this year?s list.

Gord Ewin, who recently retired as director of education for the Rainbow board, last year earned $170,083. He was joined by Diane Cayen-Arnold, chief financial officer, who earned $100,460; Larry Fitzpatrick, chief financial officer, who earned $112,253; Jean Hanson, academic superintendent, who earned $121,854; Fred Law, academic superintendent, who earned $118,206; and Theresa Petrenas, manager of plants, who earned $112,941.

At the Catholic board, Michael Csinos, superintendent of education, earned $118,823. Sandra Zubac, director of education, earned $121,936.
At Laurentian University, more than 80 full and associate professors were all members of the $100,000 club.

Laurentian president Judith Woodsworth, was the highest paid civil servant in post-secondary education in Sudbury, earning a 2003 salary of $189,284 and taxable benefits of $19,845.

Vice-president of administration Ron Chrysler, earned $145,347, while Harley D?Entremont, vice-president of francophone affairs, earned $126,073.

David Boyle, executive director of project development for NOMS, earned $122,500. Douglas Parker, vice-president of anglophone affairs, earned $144,039.

At Cambrian College, president Sylvia Barnard led the way with a salary of $171,755 and taxable benefits of $6,616.

Larry Bouchard, dean of academic, Sonia Del Misser, vice-president of academic, Ivan Filion, executive director, Elizabeth Freeland, vice-president of student services and Glenn Toikka, vice-president of finance and administration, were the other members on the list from Cambrian College.

At College Boreal, president Gisele Chretien was the top wage earner taking in a salary of $183,627 and taxable benefits of $2,219.

Also on the list from College Boreal were vice-presidents Diane Beland, Renee Champagne, Raymond Guindon, Nicole Laflamme, Wesley Romulus and Tina Sartoretto.

Twelve members of the Sudbury Crown attorney?s office all made in excess of $100,000 last year.

They included assistant Crown attorneys Kenrick Abbott, Roberta Bald, Susan Bruce, Frances Howe, Marc Huneault, Alex Kurke, Guy Roy, Susan Stothart and Philip Zylberberg.

Senior assistant Crown attorneys Andrew Slater and Diana Fuller pulled in salaries of $182,517 and $151,520, respectively.

Crown attorney John Luczak earned a salary of $175,194.

Thomas Fitzgerald, director of Crown operations for northeastern Ontario, was paid $188,993 in 2003.

All members of the local judiciary were again on the list.

They included provincial court justices William Fitzgerald, Andre Guay, Richard Humphrey, John Keast, Randall Lalande, Guy Mahaffy and Yvon Renaud. They all earned the same salary of $187,887 and taxable benefits of $3037.

Regional senior justice Normand Glaude earned a salary of $205,783 and taxable benefits of $3,327.

Superior Court Justices John Poupore, Patricia Hennessy, Ian Gordon and Louise Gauthier also earned just under $200,000 in salary last year.

Medical oncologist Dr. Pablo Cano of Cancer Care Ontario earned a salary of $114,204 in 2003 and Janice Skot, vice-president of the regional cancer centre, earned a salary of $191,290 and taxable benefits of $9,909 last year.

Dr. Claire-Lucie Brunet and Dr. Shelley-Ann Routhier of the Centre du sante Communitaire in Sudbury, last year earned salaries of $142,618 and $129,292, respectively. David Rivard, executive director of the Sudbury/Manitoulin Children?s Aid Society (CAS), earned a salary of $112,372 and
taxable benefits of $6,888 in 2003.