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More than 300 health-care workers on city's Sunshine List

Top earner for third year is Dr. Chris Bourdon, HSN's V-P of medical and academic affairs
For the third year in a row, Dr. Chris Bourdon, HSN's vice-president of medical and academic affairs and chief of staff, tops the Sunshine List as the highest publicly paid worker in the city. (HSN)

The health care sector in the city lists 308 public-sector employees on the 2016 Sunshine List.

The annual publication, mandated by the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, was released this morning and lists every employee (and their salary) on the Ontario government's payroll who earned $100,000 or more in the calendar year.

The health sector list includes doctors, nurses, paramedics and administrators.

Among the 308 locals listed, 264 work at Health Sciences North, a significant jump from the 218 HSN employees who made the 2015 list.

The highest paid — and indeed the highest paid Sudburian appearing on the list, period — is, for the third year in a row, Dr. Chris Bourdon, HSN's vice-president of medical and academic affairs and chief of staff. 

He took a pay cut of about $6,000 from his 2015 salary, earning $374,230 in 2016.

Next on the list is Penny Sutcliffe, the chief executive officer and medical officer of health for the Sudbury and District Health Unit.

Sutcliffe's salary jumped nearly $60,000 over the previous year to $364,229 in 2016.

Coming a close third among the top earners in Sudbury is HSN president and CEO Denis Roy who, like Bourdon, also took a pay cut in 2016 of slightly more than $14,500, earning $346,413.

While HSN employs the majority of Sudburians appearing on the Sunshine List in the health sector by a large margin, 12 of those listed are employed by the City of Greater Sudbury, seven work for the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board, six for the Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury, six for the Sudbury and District Health Unit, and five for senior and long-term care facilities.

To put these Greater Sudbury health care salaries in perspective, the highest-paid public health employee in Ontario is Peter Pisters, the president and chief executive officer of the University Health Network in Toronto.

He earned $753,992 in 2016.

Over 123,000 public-sector employees made $100,000 or more in Ontario in 2016, an increase of about seven per cent over the previous year.

The highest-paid public employee of any sector in the province is the chief executive officer of Ontario Power Generation, Jeffrey Lyash, who took home $1,155,899 last year.

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