SUNSHINE LIST: Niagara's top paid public employee was.....

The annual Sunshine List of Ontario's top earning public employees has grown by 7%.

Last year over 123,000 people were paid more than $100,000.

Ontario Power Generation CEO Jeffrey Lyash tops the list at $1,155,899.

Dr. Thomas Stewart was Niagara's top earner in 2016.

Stewart who is Chief of Staff at Niagara Health earned $421,740.00 last year.

Other notable mentions include:

Dr. Suhas Joshi
$379,118.42
Director, Pathology
Niagara Health

Daniel Patterson
$335,151.30
President
Niagara College

Suzanne Johnston
$331,495.22
President
Niagara Health

Dr. Michael Brennan
$329,710.71
Associate Director
Niagara Health

Jack Lightstone
$326,076.00
President
Brock University

Jeffrey Mcguire
$295,922.99
Chief of Police
Niagara Regional Police