More names on Sunshine List

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More names on Sunshine List

Postby Thomas » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:31 am

For several years, employees of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services have been arguing that names of those who work for the ministry locally can't be released due to safety concerns.

But when The Expositor filed a Freedom of Information request in May for the names of all ministry employees who work from or in Brantford and Brant County, it was given total access to the list, pared down by the FOI office from the list of 5,450 names that were released to the public at the end of March.

Some offices, like the Brant detachment of the OPP, declined to provide names because they said they were already public, even though they were buried in the list with no indication of whether a person works in Paris or Sudbury.

Although the OPP initially declined to provide the names, a month later, by order of the OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes, all detachments released employee lists upon request.

The list provided by the ministry to The Expositor earlier this month contains all those OPP workers plus others who, presumably, work in the jail, at the casino and in probation services for the area.

It also adds another six officers to the list from the Brant OPP detachment.

OPP spokesman Const. Ken Johnston apologized for the oversight, saying three of the officers use different names and didn't show up in a query and another three officers had transferred out of the detachment by the time The Expositor's request was made.

"This was our mistake and it was completely unintentional," Johnston said.

Earlier this year, a spokesperson for the ministry said four of its employees working at the jail were on the list.

The FOI information adds another 16 names to those of civil servants earning $100,000 or more in this area, bringing the total to 841 names.

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services workers who are also on the 2015 Sunshine List. Salaries are followed by taxable benefits.

Brantford

Joseph Barrieau, General Duty Officer, $105,958.85, $144.94

Robert Homeniuk, Investigator, $123,823.31, $140.64

Jason Kays, Investigator, $100,406.88, $137.04

Philip Lessel, Sergeant, $137,937.69, $134.53

Michael B. Lowe, Sergeant, $101,170.74, $128.22

Daniel MacDonald, Investigator, $102,896.61, $136.72

Dean Morgan, Investigator, $119,721.61, $140.64

Michael Rigole, Unit Leader, $132,507.53, $1,077.73

Michael Rossiter, Investigator, $116,835.94, $139.80

David Shepherd, Sergeant, $113,356.20, $134.53

Brant OPP

Timothy Cooney, Investigator, $112,813.53, $131.88

Arian Flink, Law Enforcement Officer, $121,118.66, $128.16

Peter Fowler, Team Leader, $105,460.84, $140.21

Susan Kline, Law Enforcement Officer, $112,360.49, $138.32

Bryan Pottruff, Law Enforcement Officer, $110,193.16, $136.84

Craig Yohnicki, Law Enforcement Officer, $102,911.29, $129.72

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