Province should cut OPG salaries: critic

National Post
April 29, 2004

An energy critic says the Ontario government should crack down on salaries at its troubled power utilities. Documents reveal executives at Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One earned salaries in the millions of dollars between 1999 and 2003.

Former OPG head Ron Osborne earned $8.2-million between 1999 and 2003.

The former CEO of Hydro One, Eleanor Clitheroe, earned $5.3-million in salary and benefits between 1999 and 2002.

Clitheroe was fired two years ago after controversy over executive salaries.

Tom Adams of Energy Probe says the government should intervene on behalf of taxpayers.

But Energy Minister Dwight Duncan says salaries are up to the boards of Hydro One and OPG.


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