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April Fools? Afraid Not. Local Sunshine List contingent grows to 433

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via Wellington Advertiser

The list of public sector employees in Ontario with a salary of $100,000 in 2015 was released on March 24.

The local list includes 61 municipal employees (up by almost 20% from 51 in 2014): 35 from Wellington County, 11 from Centre Wellington, five from Erin, and two each from Minto, Guelph-Eramosa, Mapleton and Puslinch. No employees from Wellington North made the list.

Officials with the province, which has released the Sunshine List annually since 1996, say they provide the figures to keep their commitment to openness and transparency.

“The people of Ontario have a right to know how their dollars are being spent,” stated Deb Matthews, president of Ontario’s Treasury Board.

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