Sunshine List public sector salaries released

Par Karine Audet
Sunshine List public sector salaries released

The Sunshine List has been annual event since 1996. It lists all employees in the public sector with annual salaries of $100,000 or more during the past year. That includes civil service workers for the province and for municipal governments, along with school district employees, hospital workers, and all those employed with non-government agencies in the public sector. 

The 2021 Sunshine List for Prescott-Russell has 133 names of employees from among the eight municipalities and the United Counties of Prescott-Russell UCPR with salaries of $100,000 or more. That is eight fewer than 2020 Sunshine List of 141 names from the eight municipalities in Prescott-Russell and also the UCPR. 

Last year Casselman was the sole municipality not listed for entries on the 2020 Sunshine List. This year all eight municipalities and the UCPR have entries. 


There are seven names on the Sunshine List for Hawkesbury for 2021, compared to 10 on the 2020 list. 

On the 2021 Sunshine List are: Patrick Mayer, firefighter, at $151,722.84; Dominique Dussault, chief administrator, $146,379.53; Julien Boisvenue, firefighter, $134,142.75; Philippe Timbers, municipal treasurer, $121,046.53; Martin Perron, environmental service superintendent, $115,600.06; Sébastien Greffe, firefighter, $112,946.81; Jonathan Wilson, director of public works and engineering, $101,773.51. 

Champlain Township 

The Township of Champlain has three names on the 2021 Sunshine List. 

First is Paula Knudsen, chief administrator, at $141,149. Next is Jacques Gauthier, chief building officer, at $109,635. Last is Kevin Tessier, treasurer, at $104,087.16. 

East Hawkesbury 

There is just one name on the Sunshine List from East Hawkesbury Township. Luc Lalonde, chief administrator for the township, received a salary of $115,404.91. 

Alfred-Plantagenet Township 

The 2021 Sunshine List has three entries from Alfred-Plantagenet Township. 

First is Hébert Roch, public works superintendent, at $116,935.70. Next is Michael J. Potvin, chief administrator, at $113,883. Last is Jonathan Gendron, municipal engineer, at $108,424. 


There are 22 names on the 2021 Sunshine List from the City of Clarence-Rockland, two more than on the 2020 list. 

The top five are: Helen Collier, chief administrator, at $169,054.64; Julian Lenhart, director of infrastructure and planning, at $162,357.66; Pierre Voisine, director of protective services and fire chief, $154,296.02; Michel Cousineau, chief information officer, at $151,670.29; Frédéric Desnoyers, city treasurer, at $143,154. 

Russell Township 

The 2021 Sunshine List has 11 entries from Russell Township, compared to 14 from the previous year’s list. 

The top five are: Jean Leduc, chief administrator, at $163,669.83; Jonathan Bourgon, infrastructure services executive director, at $135,986.15; Dominique Tremblay, director of planning, building, and economic development, at $130,889.48; Céline Guitard, parks and recreation director, at $128,092.66; Richard Godin, finance director/treasurer, at $127,097.34. 

The Nation Municipality 

There are eight entries from The Municipality on the 2021 Sunshine List, one more compared to the 2020 list. 

The top five are: Josée Brizard, chief administrator and clerk, at $148,915.27; Guylain Laflèche, planning and economic development director, at $132,773.90; Marc Legault, public works director, $132,741.58; Cécile Maisonneuve, human resources director and municipal treasurer, $132,700.27; Tobias Hovey (no longer with the municipality), fire chief and health safety officer, $124,177.92. 


Casselman has one entry on the 2021 Sunshine List and that is Linda Desjardins-Bergeron, chief administrator (no longer with the municipality), at $135,771.88. 

United Counties of Prescott-Russell 

Prescott-Russell’s regional government has 77 entries on the 2021 Sunshine List, three more than on the 2020 list. By comparison the United Counties of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry have six names on the list. 

The top five include: Stéphane Parisien, chief administrator, at $216,865.53; Carol Lavigne, economic development and tourism director, at $159,188.13; Pierre Gauthier, human resources director, at $156,897.82; Judith Richer, residential care coordinator, at $153,655.87; Louis Prévost, planning and forestry director, at $149,797.01. 

The complete Sunshine List information for 2021 is at the webpage at: 


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