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The Ontario government claims it is creating thousands (actually someone said “hundreds of thousands”) of new jobs, many of them connected to the “green” energy sector. Never mind the fact that the jobs being created are overstated (a solar company touted as having 800 jobs last week actually has EIGHT, one of which is the landscaper who mows between the rows of solar panels), that they are here only because of huge government subsidies, and when all the wind turbines and solar panels are up, the jobs will be gone, what about the other jobs connected to Ontario’s power system.

Here is a list of people employed by Ontario Power Generation, which is only one of several agencies in Ontario. Remember these salaries when you get your next electricity bill.

OPG – Salary Disclosure   Source: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/english/publications/salarydisclosure/2009/electric09.html       
  No.   Last Name   First Name   Position   Salary Paid   Taxable Benefits   
  1   HANKINSON   JAMES F   President/Chief Executive Officer   $2,475,800.04   $9,145.85   
  2   CHARLEBOIS   PIERRE R   Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer   $1,460,070.86   $2,294.25   
  3   MITCHELL   THOMAS   Chief Nuclear Officer   $924,084.96   $3,367.20   
  4   ROBINSON   WILLIAM   Senior Vice President, Nuclear Refurbishment   $903,228.26   $3,792.00   
  5   TWOMEY   JAMES   Executive Vice President, Fossil   $783,242.96   $4,886.40   
  6   MURPHY   JOHN D   Executive Vice President, Hydro   $733,073.84   $3,979.80   
  7   BURPEE   JAMES R   Executive Vice President, Corporate Development   $651,676.68   $5,874.60   
  8   NASH   KENNETH   Senior Vice President, Nuclear Waste   $643,048.51   $1,738.80   
  9   HANBIDGE   DONN W   Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer   $626,714.00   $3,426.00   
  10   BRENNAN   DAVID S   Senior Vice President, Law/General Counsel   $552,564.96   $2,651.28   
  11   MCNEIL   PATRICK   Senior Vice President, Generation Development   $533,912.77   $3,044.43   
  12   BOLAND   BRUCE   Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs   $519,796.02   $2,969.40   
  13   ROBBINS   WAYNE   Senior Vice President, Darlington   $501,835.03   $2,979.09   
  14   DUNLOP   JANICE A   Senior Vice President, Human Resources/Chief Ethics Officer   $476,244.38   $2,854.20   
  15   TREMBLAY   PIERRE F   Senior Vice President, Nuclear Programs & Training   $470,320.72   $3,412.80   
  16   ELLIOTT   W. MARK   Senior Vice President, Pickering A   $447,335.28   $2,649.60   
  17   CHIAROTTO   FRANK   Senior Vice President, Fossil Business   $439,822.78   $2,259.95   
  18   PECKHAM   MICHAEL   Vice President, Performance Improvement & Nuclear Oversight   $439,228.99   $2,003.40   
  19   BOGUSKI   ROBERT   Senior Vice President, Business Services & Information Technology   $437,160.00   $1,929.20   
  20   COLUCCI   JAMES P   Authorization Training Supervisor   $403,975.71   $737.28   
  21   JAGER   GLENN A   Deputy Site Vice President   $390,556.21   $1,906.47   
  22   SELLERS   CRAIG J   Chief Engineer, Nuclear New Build   $387,565.04   $1,435.20   
  23   TULETT   MARTIN V   Director, Operations & Maintenance   $376,835.82   $1,863.00   
  24   ELSAYED   EMAD E   Senior Vice President, Nuclear New Build   $374,274.78   $14,446.44   
  25   REINER   DIETMAR E   Senior Vice President, Inspection, Maintenance & Commercial Services   $373,785.92   $746.28   
  26   DUNCAN   BRIAN F   Director, Work Management   $373,476.72   $1,821.60   
  27   KOMORI   LLOYD K   Chief Risk Officer   $367,422.08   $1,749.00   
  28   PASQUET   PAUL   Senior Vice President, Pickering B   $362,509.88   $2,014.80   
  29   BOSS   RON   Control Room Shift Operating Supervisor   $361,503.46   $953.24   
  30   ALLEN   MICHAEL H   Director, Work Management   $358,200.99   $1,407.60   
  31   GINMAN   PAUL L   Section Manager, Authorization Training   $356,746.99   $997.20   
  32   SEEDHOUSE   STUART A   Director, Operations & Maintenance   $354,167.77   $596.16   
  33   KING   FRANK K   Director, Repository Development & Safety   $340,545.83   $793.72   
  34   MORRISON   ROBERT C   Vice President, Engineering & Modifications/Chief Nuclear Engineer   $336,880.90   $2,092.77   
  35   PARTON   JOHN   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $334,459.13   $995.76   
  36   BEECH   JIM A   Vice President, Nuclear Finance   $329,465.32   $1,280.64   
  37   HENDERSON   TOM   Director, Operations & Maintenance   $323,917.28   $1,135.74   
  38   MARCUZZI   RENZO   Vice President, Electricity Sales & Trading   $323,761.26   $1,970.64   
  39   HEARD   ROBIN D   Vice President/Controller, Ontario Power Generation Incorporated   $321,843.20   $662.40   
  40   TALNARIU   ERNIE   Shift Manager   $321,142.45   $1,234.01   
  41   RYDER   SHANE   Manager, Operations Production   $319,340.91   $1,614.60   
  42   GILBERT   KEN   Assistant Operations Manager   $318,491.64   $1,106.91   
  43   GRANVILLE   SEAN   Director, Nuclear Programs   $318,330.80   $1,639.44   
  44   ARMISHAW   RICK   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $317,673.21   $995.76   
  45   MCDONNELL   PAUL B   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $315,016.03   $976.68   
  46   PAUTLER   CHARLES J   Vice President, Public Affairs   $312,944.03   $0.00   
  47   SIDFORD   COLLEEN   Vice President/Treasurer   $302,714.96   $1,264.08   
  48   YOUNG   CHRIS M   Vice President, Projects   $300,301.12   $1,854.72   
  49   GUGLIELMI   FRANCESCO   Director, Tritium Removal Facility   $298,497.33   $1,425.54   
  50   MOMBOURQUETTE   KEITH   Vice President, Nuclear Waste Operations   $296,200.66   $1,230.96   
  51   BARRETT   ANDREW P   Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Corporate Strategy   $295,991.53   $1,813.32   
  52   POWER   DONALD J   Vice President, Corporate Investment Planning   $294,283.43   $1,701.54   
  53   KING   CATRIONA E   Vice President/Corporate Secretary   $292,893.72   $604.44   
  54   SIROTA   YARO   Manager, Nuclear Safety   $292,766.55   $1,269.60   
  55   KNUTSON   MARK   Shift Manager   $290,694.26   $1,110.92   
  56   MOECK   ANDY   Shift Manager   $285,166.80   $796.49   
  57   SCOTT   ROBERT N   Authorization Training Supervisor   $284,209.36   $1,534.81   
  58   ARSENAULT   IVAN J   Authorization Training Supervisor   $283,946.85   $906.30   
  59   PHILLIPS   BRYCE S   Director, Nuclear Programs   $283,742.90   $1,391.04   
  60   LITTLEY   AL   Control Room Shift Operating Supervisor   $282,601.75   $902.36   
  61   KHANSAHEB   ZARIR   Shift Manager   $281,926.26   $420.90   
  62   SMITH   PHILIP J   Manager, Operations Production   $280,981.08   $1,404.84   
  63   SKREPNEK   EDWARD F   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $278,853.65   $946.88   
  64   POWELL   ROBERT J   Manager, Operations Production   $278,748.11   $1,407.60   
  65   BAUER   RALPH   Manager, Performance Engineering   $277,822.85   $1,290.30   
  66   HAMANN   RONALD R   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $276,934.35   $852.84   
  67   SPEKKENS   PAUL H   Vice President, Science & Technology   $276,889.93   $2,214.60   
  68   ARNONE   MARK   Director, Projects & Modifications   $276,498.42   $1,697.40   
  69   GILBERT   MIKE   Plant Manager, Lambton Generating Station   $275,725.91   $1,639.44   
  70   KIMPEL   DANA T   Shift Manager   $275,278.42   $1,293.06   
  71   MCCORD   ROSS   Outage Manager   $274,891.60   $1,262.70   
  72   SHAW   JOHN J   Director, Nuclear Protection Programs & Training   $273,780.62   $554.76   
  73   SIMOES   ALBERTO F   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $272,740.27   $1,846.58   
  74   MCRAE   LINDA J   Vice President, Corporate Human Resources & Employee Safety   $271,447.86   $1,664.28   
  75   IVANOFF   NICHOLAS V   Shift Manager   $271,189.59   $1,259.94   
  76   GOODMAN   ROBERT M   Director, Station Engineering   $270,170.26   $1,664.28   
  77   EATOCK   JEFFREY W   Shift Manager   $268,836.56   $1,259.94   
  78   FUNSTON   DOUG   Shift Manager   $267,913.35   $1,221.30   
  79   ROMAIN   DEWER   Authorization Training Supervisor   $267,657.96   $942.99   
  80   BHAGWANDIN   DANNY   Control Room Shift Operating Supervisor   $267,267.38   $868.14   
  81   CASTELLAN   ANGELO G   Director, Nuclear Waste Programming & Environmental Assessment   $267,169.13   $1,463.49   
  82   LONG   TIM R   Authorization Training Supervisor   $267,015.13   $1,855.66   
  83   TEMPLE   GLENN   Vice President, Real Estate   $266,993.60   $1,614.60   
  84   HENRY   ROSS K   Control Room Shift Operating Supervisor   $266,786.29   $945.29   
  85   KING   PETER E   Manager, Operations Production   $266,596.84   $1,276.50   
  86   DERMARKAR   FRED   Director, Engineering Services   $266,274.32   $1,614.60   
  87   CAMPAGNOLO   ALBERT P   Shift Manager   $265,810.93   $1,204.74   
  88   RYMES   CHARLES M   Shift Manager   $265,304.41   $1,235.10   
  89   KIM   JONG DEA   Vice President, Information Technology   $265,151.85   $1,548.36   
  90   NORMAN   PHIL   Shift Manager   $264,303.12   $1,262.70   
  91   KEENAN   BARBARA E   Vice President, Nuclear Human Resources & Employee Safety   $263,208.66   $1,914.28   
  92   IRVINE   LORRAINE T   Vice President, Safety, Wellness & Total Compensation   $261,167.88   $538.20   
  93   NADEAU   KEN   Authorization Training Supervisor   $260,497.95   $979.44   
  94   REEVE   NATHAN S   Director, Accounting   $260,367.04   $1,247.62   
  95   CLAIRMAN   CARA L   Vice President, Sustainable Development   $259,691.27   $529.92   
  96   EVANS   HENRY A   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $259,534.08   $2,158.99   
  97   SMITH   STEPHANIE   Shift Manager   $259,209.90   $1,204.74   
  98   GREGORIS   STEVE   Shift Manager   $258,946.91   $799.48   
  99   MIR   SYED N   Vice President, Corporate Supply Chain   $258,777.43   $1,004.64   
  100   WHEELBAND   IAN A   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $256,945.13   $963.96   
  101   LONG   FREDERICK G   Vice President, Financial Planning Corporate Finance   $256,895.87   $484.38   
  102   HEATH   DAVID B   Plant Manager, Hydro   $256,842.76   $1,556.64   
  103   GIORGI   SEBASTIAN T   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $255,969.24   $1,785.68   
  104   MILLS   WILLIAM F   Assistant Operations Manager   $255,835.23   $808.68   
  105   UPSON   LARRY B   Manager, Work Control Programs   $255,060.02   $1,414.04   
  106   MARTIN   SCOTT E   Vice President, Labour Relations   $254,694.30   $1,589.76   
  107   HARRIS   GREGORY J   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $253,880.57   $867.61   
  108   CARTER   LES   Shift Manager   $253,442.63   $1,408.05   
  109   FITZSIMMONS   JASON   Director, Labour Relations   $252,830.77   $1,280.64   
  110   SPEARIN   MURRAY R   Control Room Shift Operating Supervisor   $252,057.97   $841.11   
  111   GERRARD   ROBERT B   Director, Finance   $251,439.95   $1,310.16   
  112   NOAKES   JOHN   Shift Manager   $250,690.02   $1,145.40   
  113   ZAWADA   STEVE   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $250,560.61   $957.60   
  114   WOODS   STEVE   Director, Station Engineering   $249,915.14   $1,524.21   
  115   RAMPHAL   MARLENE   Shift Manager   $249,861.88   $775.56   
  116   RUNKOWSKI   CHRISTIAN P   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $248,834.44   $1,798.10   
  117   CROZZOLI   CARLO   Vice President, Hydroelectric Development   $248,744.25   $1,623.57   
  118   ROLFE   DANIEL   Project Manager, Field Campaigns   $248,729.11   $721.40   
  119   SENIOR   DONALD W   Shift Manager   $248,283.05   $1,213.02   
  120   BULL   WARREN G   Shift Manager   $247,732.35   $621.00   
  121   LACIVITA   KEN   Director, Trading & Origination   $247,415.51   $1,822.05   
  122   MOORE   WILLIAM H   Production Supervisor, Shift Engineer   $247,325.54   $782.28   
  123   O’LEARY   KEVIN P   Authorization Training Supervisor   $247,209.09   $921.14   
  124   VONHATTEN   PAUL P   Director   $247,160.17   $943.00   
  125   STUART   EARL   Assistant General Counsel   $245,820.96   $1,687.74   
  126   BYRNES   GENE   Shift Manager   $245,320.13   $621.00   
  127   CAMPBELL   WAYNE M   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $244,647.40   $915.08   
  128   ZADEH   HOOSHANG   Director, Portfolio Management   $244,454.55   $1,574.58   
  129   BAMBRICK   RON   Authorization Training Supervisor   $243,760.85   $959.30   
  130   GHINET   JOE M   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $243,421.62   $759.46   
  131   CLEMENS   ROBERT   Authorization Training Supervisor   $243,101.57   $959.30   
  132   BLACK   ROBERT K   Director, Station Engineering   $241,498.95   $1,508.56   
  133   WONG   RICHARD   Director, Financial Strategies & Performance Management   $241,351.03   $997.28   
  134   WYMAN   DAVID   Section Manager, Outage   $240,789.25   $862.20   
  135   ROWAN   MICHAEL D   Authorization Training Supervisor   $240,750.70   $954.00   
  136   SINGH   CHARANJIT   Controller, Energy Markets   $239,269.95   $1,076.40   
  137   DINGLE   JAMES   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $238,003.55   $951.24   
  138   DICARLO   GINO   Director, Business Support   $237,714.04   $475.18   
  139   JAMES   RICHIE   Certified Unit “O” Control Room Operator   $236,600.57   $1,519.03   
  140   BURKE   PAUL J   Director, Planning & Analysis   $236,452.58   $1,505.58   
  141   KATCHANOSKI   GREGORY   Vice President, Fossil Human Resources & Employee Safety   $236,059.58   $1,449.00   
  142   JESSOP   RICHARD J   Director   $234,740.04   $1,026.72   
  143   SHAVER   KATHRYN   Vice President, Corporate Affairs/Corporate Secretary   $234,633.46   $515.77   
  144   KINITZ   ERICH E   Authorization Training Supervisor   $233,717.34   $1,170.24   
  145   VELSHI   RUMINA   Director, Commercial Nuclear New Build   $233,712.81   $1,786.34   
  146   GARRETT   EARL H   First Line Manager, Inspection & Maintenance   $233,376.29   $756.84   
  147   O’NEILL   SIMON   Shift Manager   $232,817.81   $954.75   
  148   BEVACQUA   VAL   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $232,639.48   $884.69   
  149   WODZAK   KEVIN P   Control Room Shift Operating Supervisor   $232,425.90   $556.50   
  150   GRANT   FRASER D   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $232,400.86   $869.73   
  151   SHAFFAF   YOUSSEF   Section Manager   $231,807.46   $58.65   
  152   LEAVITT   RANDY   Vice President, Nuclear Finance   $231,793.83   $1,476.60   
  153   KUNTZ   GARY   Authorization Training Supervisor   $231,766.48   $1,116.02   
  154   MATTHEWS   JOHN   First Line Manager, Control/Mechanical   $231,646.39   $1,556.67   
  155   HOSEIN   RON   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $231,164.69   $924.44   
  156   DESANTIS   LOUIE   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $230,584.79   $933.10   
  157   SEGUIN   PAUL   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $230,515.54   $790.00   
  158   WAYTOWICH   RICHARD T   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $229,464.51   $742.21   
  159   BOYD   GEORGE D   Manager, Systems   $228,653.79   $1,283.40   
  160   ERZETIC   JOSEPHINA   Assistant General Counsel   $228,369.04   $1,030.40   
  161   LEEDER   LEONARD L   Director, Services   $228,055.19   $1,475.22   
  162   PABANI   SHAMIM   Director, Taxation   $226,716.06   $1,182.96   
  163   RAMJIST   STEPHEN V   Outage Manager   $226,413.67   $1,280.64   
  164   FLEAR   GORDON W   Authorization Training Supervisor   $226,324.01   $882.22   
  165   BALAN   MARCEL   Unit 0, Training Supervisor   $226,212.49   $856.07   
  166   TAYLER   JAMES S   Authorization Training Supervisor   $225,976.12   $889.11   
  167   HARKNESS   DICKSON   Assistant General Counsel   $225,828.14   $505.08   
  168   ST. MARTIN   AL   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $225,798.46   $1,687.75   
  169   QUALTROUGH   WILLIAM D   Plant System Support Manager   $225,592.34   $1,262.70   
  170   KAY   JIM   Mechanical Technician/First Line Manager Assistant   $225,463.73   $1,365.75   
  171   RAE   CRAIG   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $225,135.83   $1,815.38   
  172   PRESTON   STUART B   Assistant Treasurer   $224,631.94   $1,015.68   
  173   ANDREWS   RANDOLPH A   Section Manager, Outage   $224,260.62   $862.20   
  174   GREGORY   HANK   Authorization Training Supervisor   $224,049.32   $952.71   
  175   SCOTT-DIXON   CHRIS   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $223,791.37   $867.38   
  176   MARTELLI   MIKE   Plant Manager, Hydro   $223,580.63   $1,443.48   
  177   MOORE   RON T   Manager, Site Training   $223,529.60   $1,304.10   
  178   TIMBERG   MARGARET C   Assistant General Counsel   $223,340.66   $505.08   
  179   EVANS   DOUG   First Line Manager, Construction   $222,296.59   $656.88   
  180   HAGYMASY   ROBERT J   Vice President, Nuclear Security   $222,209.04   $1,240.20   
  181   COLLINS   DAVID A   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $221,469.47   $1,675.66   
  182   LOTOSKI   JOHN   Director   $220,917.01   $922.76   
  183   HOYLE   MIKE   Production Supervisor, Shift Engineer   $220,542.98   $807.72   
  184   JACKOWSKI   ROBERT P   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $220,468.61   $1,742.98   
  185   SHIEVER   ALAN R   Director, Nuclear Training   $219,855.11   $1,101.87   
  186   VANROOY   MARK   Authorization Training Supervisor   $219,078.47   $936.63   
  187   SMITH   JAMES J   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $218,953.07   $1,895.48   
  188   HAMMOND   KATHERINE   Director, Business Development   $218,912.95   $1,197.77   
  189   BELLINGHAM   WILLIAM M   Section Manager, Maintenance   $218,758.93   $810.10   
  190   DORAN   TERRY C   Director, Nuclear Integration   $218,621.46   $1,471.08   
  191   DE LORENZI   STEVEN L. L   Authorization Training Supervisor   $218,540.36   $959.30   
  192   CUNLIFFE   LORNE C   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $218,114.14   $1,685.06   
  193   LOUGHEED   MARTIN   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $217,986.20   $933.33   
  194   MILLS   STEPHEN P   Director   $217,486.57   $460.00   
  195   EDWARDS   TERRY   Senior Engineer/Scientist/Technical Officer   $217,036.28   $633.24   
  196   MAZZA   MARIO   Director, Business Support Regulatory Affairs   $216,956.93   $1,374.48   
  197   WELSH   BRIAN   Director, Operations   $216,932.88   $1,427.80   
  198   BRAZIER   DONALD K   Director, Finance   $216,834.05   $1,457.28   
  199   HALPERIN   DAVID   Director, Financial & Business Planning   $216,594.53   $945.76   
  200   LOTHMAN   EDWARD G   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $216,511.91   $1,718.66   
  201   ALLEN   NEILL   Director, Engineering   $216,458.39   $1,464.92   
  202   COLL   DAVE   Production Supervisor, Shift Engineer   $216,458.21   $798.60   
  203   FISHER   KEITH E   Field Shift Operating Supervisor   $216,408.36   $756.84   
  204   DEVLIN   EDMUND   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $216,250.23   $871.85   
  205   POWERS   STEPHANIE   Vice President, Nuclear Supply Chain   $215,782.07   $3,191.68   
  206   KUCIKS   JOHN   Field Shift Operating Supervisor   $215,496.79   $756.84   
  207   LEKSINSKI   PAUL R   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $215,464.27   $870.26   
  208   FLORIS   WALTER   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $215,353.12   $1,747.52   
  209   COOPER   KEN   First Line Manager, Control/Mechanical   $215,159.04   $756.84   
  210   VANDEVENNE   JOHN R   Fossil Operating Technician   $215,039.16   $1,323.99   
  211   HAY   DON   First Line Manager, Control/Mechanical   $213,902.34   $728.64   
  212   BLYTH   JAMES W   Director, Nuclear Safety   $213,787.97   $979.80   
  213   THUOT   DENNIS M   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $213,508.24   $1,746.54   
  214   MCGRATH   DEREK J   First Line Manager, Control/Mechanical   $213,082.77   $756.84   
  215   ALLEN   STEVE   First Line Manager, Inspection & Maintenance   $213,057.15   $728.64   
  216   COWLEY   ROBERT D   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $212,883.81   $1,755.16   
  217   SIRACUSA   JOE   Production Manager, Operations Units 1-8   $212,721.72   $27,132.09   
  218   HOYLE   BOB   Certified Unit “O” Control Room Operator   $212,667.53   $1,562.33   
  219   BHARDWAJ   ALOK   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $212,159.30   $1,612.06   
  220   KVALTIN   DAVID F   Section Manager, Maintenance   $212,159.10   $996.38   
  221   BROWN   WILLIAM A   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $212,021.73   $1,922.51   
  222   LONG   MIKE   First Line Manager, Control/Mechanical   $211,916.69   $632.04   
  223   HAIRE   KEN   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $211,478.03   $1,669.30   
  224   MURRAY   PETER J   Plant Manager, Hydro   $211,475.00   $466.90   
  225   MATTHEWS   GLEN S   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $211,062.23   $1,820.22   
  226   OSBORNE   DEAN   Authorization Training Supervisor   $210,776.01   $866.97   
  227   BERGER   STANLEY D   Assistant General Counsel   $210,367.62   $937.48   
  228   HALKET   CRAIG T   Director, Compensation   $210,291.75   $1,333.08   
  229   SMART   PETER F   Authorization Training Supervisor   $210,100.97   $958.24   
  230   DOSEN   MIKE   Section Manager, Maintenance   $209,904.20   $784.04   
  231   ALLEN   JOHN DOUGLAS   First Line Manager, Control/Mechanical   $209,316.31   $656.88   
  232   MIRSCH   MICHAEL K   First Line Manager, Inspection & Maintenance   $209,305.02   $540.96   
  233   MUTHUSWAMY   SUKUMAR   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $209,240.08   $887.52   
  234   KARAIM   TERRANCE   Director, Engineering, Plant Life Extension Project   $208,927.25   $1,359.30   
  235   YAP   ROBERT W   Director, Water Resources & Aboriginal Affairs   $208,843.93   $9,351.90   
  236   PASTERNACK   DAVID C   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $208,785.44   $2,285.05   
  237   THOMPSON   RUSSELL   Control Room Shift Operating Supervisor   $208,763.38   $889.64   
  238   LIPPERT   TERRY   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $208,604.92   $1,768.20   
  239   RAIL   WILLIAM   Authorization Training Supervisor   $208,257.42   $946.88   
  240   FRAWLEY   ROBERT E   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $208,042.07   $1,675.66   
  241   HORNE   CHRISTOPHER R   First Line Manager, Inspection & Maintenance   $207,540.51   $618.24   
  242   WELSH   ROBERT   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $207,530.74   $1,693.68   
  243   QUIRT   CHRISTOPHER C   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $207,486.97   $881.39   
  244   SMITH   RAYMOND G   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $207,280.11   $1,710.92   
  245   BRENNAN   JASON   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $207,193.68   $1,653.26   
  246   KRANE   RON   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $206,897.31   $1,672.34   
  247   JOHNSTON   ANTHONY   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $206,594.76   $1,619.57   
  248   WILLSON   IAN   Authorization Training Supervisor   $205,790.09   $2,118.49   
  249   TAMMADGE   JOHN   Plant Manager, Hydro   $205,619.25   $1,155.06   
  250   SWAMI   LAURIE   Director, Licensing   $205,559.47   $1,349.64   
  251   BRAY   DONALD A   Trades Supervisor, Maintenance   $205,475.28   $618.24   
  252   BROOKS   DERRICK L   Plant Manager, Fossil   $205,438.49   $1,345.50   
  253   ARPIN   JACQUES   Authorization Training Supervisor   $205,417.09   $936.40   
  254   MAUTI   JOHN G   Director   $205,216.26   $458.16   
  255   WARDROP   CRAIG   Plant Manager, Nanticoke Generating Station   $205,107.30   $13,201.02   
  256   MADUSSI   PAT   Project Site Manager   $204,818.26   $2,498.99   
  257   COYNE   IAN   Mechanical Technician/First Line Manager Assistant   $204,600.49   $1,365.75   
  258   KONIECZNY   ROMAN   Manager, Origination   $204,528.25   $1,120.56   
  259   ROZA   KEITH   Work Coordinator   $204,327.16   $801.36   
  260   MACMILLAN   DOUGLAS C   Authorization Training Supervisor   $204,271.83   $930.80   
  261   BUCHANAN   WILLIAM L   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $203,944.48   $973.08   
  262   CLIFT   STEVEN S   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $203,888.32   $1,768.20   
  263   DESILVA   PETER   Supervising Nuclear Operator/First Line Manager Assistant   $203,856.24   $1,760.21   
  264   PARENT   GÉRALD J   Control Room Shift Supervisor   $203,492.87   $873.97   
  265   EDWARDS   BRIAN I   Authorization Training Supervisor   $203,102.14   $959.30   
  266   MUNRO   MICHAEL D   First Line Manager, Control/Mechanical   $203,098.34   $756.84   
  267   JAYAWEERA   RANJITH C   First Line Manager, Inspection & Maintenance   $203,092.30   $657.20   
  268   HOWARD   KEITH   Senior Manager, Plant Design Engineering   $202,994.23   $1,428.30   
  269   TEICHMAN   ANDREW   Executive Director, Investments   $202,899.50   $1,368.96   
  270   FISHER   JAMES S   Authorization Training Supervisor   $202,773.60   $930.57   
  271   DUTTON   JEFFREY J   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $202,763.70   $1,768.20   
  272   HUSAIN   JAFFAR   Director, Internal Audit   $202,687.55   $1,373.79   
  273   CHETCUTI   VICTOR   First Line Manager, Radiation Control   $202,517.16   $712.32   
  274   CHOU   JACK   Market Operations Supervisor   $202,133.48   $782.70   
  275   HOWARD   GRANT M   Director   $202,114.90   $1,045.16   
  276   SOARES   JOHN M   Authorization Training Supervisor   $201,714.13   $1,647.29   
  277   ATKIN   TIM   First Line Manager, Inspection & Maintenance   $201,669.58   $1,475.77   
  278   STEWART   MIKE   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $201,642.30   $1,515.90   
  279   ELLISON   SCOTT B   Authorized Nuclear Operator   $201,540.22   $1,454.95   
  280   GAMBLE   BRENT   Shift Emergency Response Manager   $201,519.22   $744.12   
  281   OWENS   BILL   Manager, Plant Maintenance   $201,230.41   $1,359.30   
  282   HOBBS   KENNETH G   Project Manager, Safe Storage   $201,142.48   $1,357.92   
  283   HAMILTON   RYAN   Project Technician, Mechanical, First Line Manager Assistant   $201,141.99   $1,262.67   
  284   MCCARTHY   ERIC JOHN   Director, Fuels   $201,057.13   $1,357.92   
  285   EADY   KEVIN   Authorization Training Supervisor   $200,940.68   $1,681.58   
  286   HEY   BRAD C   Supervising Nuclear Operator/First Line Manager Assistant   $200,683.32   $1,406.67   
  287   ABRAHAM   BILLY   Electrical & Control Technician   $200,604.49   $1,309.20   
  288   SHEPHARD   BRUCE D   Production Supervisor, Shift Engineer   $200,529.91   $1,235.36   
  289   TOLTON   PAUL   Director   $200,495.77   $1,580.32   
  290   BENNETT   TONY R   Director, Dam Safety & Emergency Preparedness   $200,467.35   $1,106.52   
  291   WALLACE   MITCHELL J   Authorization Training Supervisor   $200,264.57   $924.44   
  292   KING   GRANT   Field Shift Operating Supervisor   $200,095.46   $744.12   
  293   LAM   WEI-HING   Project Manager, Field Campaigns   $200,021.35   $718.68  

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The Ontario Liberal government and the wind power business lobby responds to concerns about the environment and specifically human health as a result of industrial wind power generation projects with the riposte that “thousands of people are dying from coal” every year: specifically, they claim that over 9,000 (sometimes they round it up to 10,000) die EACH YEAR, with a cost of $3 billion in health care.

This is preposterous.

It is based somewhat on a consultants’ report done 20 years ago for the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) which is still being used as a foundation for further “research”—not research at all, but statistical modelling.

Thoughtful people are saying, WHAT?! Nine THOUSAND people a year? Our own research (in progress) indicates that, obviously, that number is not accurate, but in reviewing Health Canada data, the numbers start out in the low hundreds (nationally) with the proviso that the numbers are NOT to be “piled”, i.e., you can’t take data from asthma, and other respiratory problems plus emergency room visits etc. etc., pile them together, and come up with a huge, magical, politically useful number. Worse, now the Liberals, urgently seeking re-election in October, have amped it up to say “our kids are dying,” which is a misuse of statistics on childhood asthma.

Even Chatham Medical Officer of Health David Colby, who has taken assignments for the corporate wind lobby, himself said this week that the deaths in Ontario were about 250 per year, associated with air pollution.

The media is finally waking up to this discrepancy, as seen in an article by a Maclean’s magazine asociate editor, appearing in today’s Kitchener-Waterloo Record. The story is here, with full text below. http://www.therecord.com/print/article/512878

Air pollution death toll claims just blowing smoke

Anyone tossing around allegations that a “crime” has been committed had better be prepared to defend those claims with solid evidence.

Two weeks ago on these pages local entrepreneur Derek Satnik made such a claim. In defending the viability of wind power Satnik, who works in the green energy industry, warned readers that they must consider the deadly impact of other forms of electricity. (“Does any potential health risk from wind power even matter? March 26, 2011)

Satnik writes: “The chief medical officer of Ontario publishes annual reports that talk about the 9,000 Ontarians who die every year from respiratory aliments caused in part by the emissions from coal based electricity plants.” He claims anyone who uses electricity is somehow “involved” in this devastating annual death toll. “It’s a crime that we’ve gone so long thinking it’s OK for anyone to turn on their fridge without thinking of who dies at the other end of the wires.” It seems a damning argument. If true.

So where is the provincial government’s list of coal-fired deaths?

I phoned the chief medical officer of Ontario in Toronto and was told her office has never produced any reports on respiratory deaths due to electricity or air pollution. Hmm.

However, the Ontario Medical Association – a non-government organization that represents doctors – did produce a report in 2008 on the death toll resulting from air pollution. While it does not explicitly finger coal power as the culprit, it’s possible Satnik just made a sloppy reference.

Then again, over 9,000 deaths a year is a massive loss of life. A closer look at the original source material is necessary.

The Ontario Medical Association’s Illness Costs of Air Pollution report states that “air pollution is a contributing factor in almost 9,500 premature deaths per year in Ontario.” It then provides a surprisingly detailed account of these fatalities. In Waterloo Region exactly 348 deaths were caused by air pollution. In Guelph and environs, the toll was 158. Hamilton: 445. Toronto: 2,130.

But there is something absurd about the precision with which the doctors’ organization claims to have identified death by smog. Air pollution never shows up as a cause on a death certificate. So how can anyone be sure of these numbers? In fact not all doctors agree with the outlandish claims.

Last year I asked Cambridge family physician Paul Cary about the smog deaths attributed to our region. He called it “quite ludicrous. In 40 years of medicine I have never once seen or heard of a patient struck down by air pollution.” While smog alerts can be associated with mass hospitalizations and an increase in deaths, Cary explains this is a spurious link. Heat-exhaustion and fluid loss are the real culprits, not pollution.

The numbers for smog deaths do not come from any tangible real world evidence, but have been inferred using computer models.

The Ontario Medical Association combines hospitalization and death rates, air quality readings and various other factors to create a guess at how many fatalities are due to air pollution. This includes short-term impacts arising from smog alerts as well as longer-term effects. Toronto Public Health uses the same technique to conclude that 1,700 residents die annually from air pollution.

But computer modeling of this kind is a highly subjective exercise. It is necessary to apply some common sense to the results.

Ross McKitrick, a University of Guelph economist, has taken a close look at the usefulness of the computer methods producing these smog death figures. First he took Toronto’s computer model and gave it data from the 1960s, when air pollution was noticeably worse than today. Back-testing is a common way to judge a computer model’s reliability. If it cannot explain what has already happened, then it’s usefulness in explaining the future is highly suspect.

The output was nonsense. In February 1965, for instance, the computer model claimed more people died from air pollution than died in the real world from all causes.

“The results I got suggest the models are implausible,” McKitrick told me. “They’re attributing over 100 percent of all deaths to air pollution. It just doesn’t make sense.”

Given the obvious flaws in existing computer models, McKitrick created his own simulation. With two Scottish academics he gathered 20 years of data from five Canadian cities – a far larger data set than used by the Ontario Medical Association – and performed a more sophisticated computer test. These results show air pollution to be almost entirely irrelevant to hospital admissions or death. Smoking and income are the most significant factors in explaining respiratory ailments.

“We can find no evidence that air pollution levels observed from 1974 to 1994 had a detrimental effect on either excess hospital admissions or time spent in hospital,” concludes the report in the academic journal Environmental Modelling & Software.

According to McKitrick, even if all forms of air pollution miraculously disappeared from Ontario over night, there would be no noticeable decline in the death rate. Claims of a massive death toll do not stand up to scrutiny.

Fans of wind power can blow all they like, but 9,000 people do not die every year because of coal-fired electricity.

Peter Shawn Taylor is editor-at-large of Maclean’s. He lives in Waterloo.

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Our chairperson engaged Energy Minister Brad Duguid on this topic via a web-chat and he replied, Why quibble about numbers when it doesn’t matter how many but people–our children–are dying? This was meant to show that if you are opposed to industrial wind power generation projects, you obviously don’t care if people are dying.

Fact is, the truth matters–and 9,500 people a year dying in Ontario isn’t the truth.

NOTE—-Air pollution in Ontario today, April 7: all areas reporting air quality of GOOD to VERY GOOD.

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The North Gower Wind Action Group Inc. is a community group of more than 300 families in the North Gower-south Richmond area of the City of Ottawa; we are a member of Wind Concerns Ontario Inc., a coalition of more than 50 such community groups devoted to the appropriate siting of industrial wind turbine installations.

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You can read the entire account of the court proceedings at Wind Concerns Ontario’s website (http://windconcernsontario.wordpress.com ) but it may shock you to learn that, in advance of the Ian Hanna court date to request a judicial review of the Green Energy Act, the Ontario Government took steps to try to derail the case.

Yes. Using YOUR tax dollars the Attorney-General of Ontario and lobby group the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) filed a motion with the court to strike the affidavits provided by Dr. Robert McMurtry on the basis that they were “irrelevant and inadmissible in a challenge to the validity of a regulation; they contain material that post-dates the public consultation process; Dr. McMurtry is not qualified to give expert advice; and the affidavits contain hearsay evidence.”

The fact they claim material that post-dates the public consultation process is part of the Ian Hanna case is interesting in that the government actively discouraged access to the public consultation and in some cases, ignored testimony (e.g., Michael Trebilcock). But the most risible part of their claim is that Dr. McMurtry is “not qualified to give expert advice.”

Not qualified. Here is a brief summary of Dr. McMurtry’s experience (emphasis is ours): 

Dr. Robert McMurtry is a graduate of the University of Toronto in Medicine in 1965 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

During his residency in Orthopedic Surgery, he spent 2 years in Africa, first in a mission hospital in Sekhukhuniland (South Africa) and then with the Canadian International Development Agency in Uganda.  Following his residency, Dr. McMurtry did a fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Iowa.  He started his practice at the former Sunnybrook Hospital (now Sunnybrook and Women’s Health Centre) in 1975.  It was there that Dr. McMurtry founded and directed Canada’s First Trauma Unit and the multi-disciplinary Hand Unit.

In 1987, he was appointed Professor and Chair of Surgery at the University of Calgary and Chief of Surgery at Foothills Hospital.  In  1992, he became Dean of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario and subsequently Dean of Medicine and Dentistry, a post he held until 1999.  In 1999, he became the first Cameron Visiting Chair at Health Canada – a post carrying the responsibility for providing policy advice to the Deputy Minister and Minister of Health for Canada.

Dr. McMurtry is the founding Assistant Deputy Minister of the Population and Public Health Branch of Health Canada.  He was appointed to the Romanow Commission in 2002 as a Special Advisor to Commissioner Romanow.

He was also Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Nunavut from December 2002 to August 2003 for the purpose of reviewing the Health Care System of the territory.

In other words, Dr McMurtry may have specialized clinically in orthopedics, but his practice has a much broader scope, particularly in the area of government policy and the health care system as a whole. Which includes advising on regulations.

Appalling tactics, but not entirely unexpected, given the millions of dollars involved here.

Now, more than ever, the Ian Hanna challenge needs financial support. To donate, get  more information at WCO’s website, or send a cheque to:

Ian Hanna Fund C/o APPEC, Box 173, Milford On K0K 2P0

Make Cheque to: APPEC Legal Fund

Thank you.

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