Heads roll at OPG

Province announces senior executives let go after scathing Auditor's report.

The province has announced the Chief Financial Officer and two VPs have been let go from Ontario Power Generation.

Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli made the announcement two hours after the Auditor General tabled a scathing report showing sky-high salaries, pension and expense claims at OPG. Bonnie Lysyk pointing to the overspending for reasons why your electricity bill is so high.

"In this case there are repercussions. There are three very senior managers who have been relieved by the board," Chiarelli said.

Bonuses will also shrink and a hiring freeze for management will be in put into place.

Chiarelli calls it a strong response.

Meantime, NDP leader Andrea Horwath is questioning government oversight when it comes to OPG. She says the NDP has been calling for lower public sector executive salaries for years because of things like this.

Horwath says the government is all talk when it comes to salary freezes and reigning in bonuses.

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is outraged by the numbers, pointing specifically to salaries.

Hudak says a business would be run into the ground if 62 per cent of its work force made over $100,000 a year. He says he would shrink the workforce at OPG if he was premier.

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  1. Frankie posted on 12/10/2013 06:06 PM
    3 down, another 7000 to go
  2. KarenW_5 posted on 12/10/2013 06:40 PM
    Chiarelli should loose his job. This is a complete oversight of this disgusting government. Another boondoggle. Any moron can go into the Sunshine List and see the pages and pages and pages of people with the OPG who are on it. Take a look people. Toronto - this is the government you put in power. Shame on you.
    Sign me pissed off again from Burlington
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 12/11/2013 10:51 AM
      @KarenW_5 We probably should give Mr. Chiarelli a cup of Timmies first before we kick him out. Because he did say that the reason our bills are going up are legitimate, that nothing can be done about it, and we should just suck it up. Because the increasing rates over the next 2 decades do amount to a 'cup of joe' on a yearly basis.
      It seems as though this Liberal government is bent on not taxing us to death, but burdening our future generation with ever-increasing debt. But still don't worry- it's all for a good cause.

      And people still seem it be ok to defend this type of behaviour. Until I see swamped media coverage on all provincial Liberal members, and any industry they have their fingers in, as much as I have seen with the coverage of Rob Ford, then I'll know that this is being taken seriously. Until then, as bad as it is, everyone, and the media, don't think of this as being a big deal. Because as long as it's only debt, abuse of money/power and lying we have to be concerned with, and not crack, then all is well with the world.
  3. Greg posted on 12/10/2013 09:02 PM
    Ok, Bob, good start. But tell me, are we on the hook for huge severance packages for these three execs? They usually have them worked into their contracts you know. Oh and, Bob just so you know, those 3 make up .0003% of those at OPG on the Sunshine List.
    Waiting for more to be let go.
  4. Mike from the hinterland posted on 12/11/2013 02:43 AM
    Premier Wynne and Mr. Tim Hortons Bob C the energy Minister should loose their jobs. Hopefully the people in the Republic of Toronto will not elect these idiots again!
    Another one to add to the list!

    E – Health
    Baird Report
    Wind Power
    G20 summit
    5 cents a bag
    Lawn fertilizer
    Health Care
    Septic Inspection program
    Eco fees
    Stakeholders crap
    McGuinty proroguing the legislature
    Power Plant
    Tim Hortons

    The liberal list grows!
  5. john posted on 12/11/2013 11:24 AM
    Mike from the hinterland

    and thats the only ones we know of .
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 12/11/2013 11:27 AM
      @john Do you mean there's more hiding under the rug that we don't know??? Who would have thought?
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