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Sunshine List: Lottery and gaming edition

Friday, April 04, 2014   by: Bob Mihell

The number of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. employees who earned $100,000 or more in 2013 totaled 296, with 73 of those earners living in Sault Ste. Marie, about 25 per cent.

That’s up from 69 OLG employees in 2012 residing in the Sault.

The top three OLG earners in 2013 locally were: Lisa Bell-Murray, vice-president controller, at $209,999.25 with $13,378.47 in taxable benefits, Richard Gray, vice-president gaming transformation, at $194,953.22 with $12,482.06 in taxable benefits, and Chris Cameron, executive director new business, at $186,676.91.

Of the 73 local employees, 14 earned salaries above $150,000 in 2013.

Although the Sault is headquarters for OLG, the majority of big salary earners live elsewhere.

Topping the list for 2013, is Rodney Phillips, outgoing president and chief executive officer, who earned $722,676.66 last year, up from $672,989.93 in 2012.

He was followed by Gurpreet Dhindsa, executive vice-president, chief administrative officer, and chief financial officer, whose salary was $546,130.66 in 2013.

Third on the list was Thomas Marinelli, executive vice-president chief transformation and information officer, at $544,535.04

As of December 31, 2012, OLG employed a total of 838 people between its Foster Drive office and OLG Casino in Sault Ste. Marie.

Of those employees, 545 are at Foster Drive and 293 at the casino.

There were 97,796 public employees on the annual Sunshine List for 2013, up 11 percent from the previous year, according to a March 28 Toronto Sun report.

Previous coverage of this story:

Province tells us who's raking in $100,000 or more (updated)

City reveals its top earners

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Intwydimayla69 4/4/2014 10:36:52 AM Report

Not a one of those individuals is worth anything close to the wage they've managed to steal from the taxpayers of Ontario! From the top down you would not amass enough bone structure to form a spine if you tried.

As I said in a previous post, there needs to be an FOI into the "Modernization" of pocket books and closed door dealings that have taken advantage of the people that work within the Corporation.

OLG has brought in countless 'consultants', paying them ludicrous amounts on contract only to end up no further than where they started almost 3 years ago!

There are a multitude of disgruntled employees who have witnessed the decimation of an entire organization on the threat of "Modernization". Everything that the company uses as its moniker in terms of values and vision, is a lie. There are no values, there is no vision, other than the retirement community for millionaires that walked all over the very people they were pretending to empower.

It is a poisoned environment made up of a brotherhood of 'yes men' too fearful to stand up for what is right as the almighty dollar controls every decision made. There are endless meetings to discuss absolutely nothing with people that have not the slightest clue as to why they are invited. You have people that make in excess of $100,000.00 making decisions based on the advice given by someone on the floor making half that.

If you believe having a piece of paper thumbtacked to the wall gives you exclusivity to make decisions that ultimately cause a complete shutdown of moral and initiative in the people you 'rule', then you are definitely in need of a quad 'D' cell Maglite upside the head! Man or discrimination here.

It is time for the fine people that work at the OLG to wake up and take a stand. You tried to form a union, an effort most likely not to end in futility next time round, you need to further your resolve by letting the people that you have been told run the Organization that you will not take the abuse anymore.

I can speak on end about the mental abuse that is the norm within the walls of 70 Foster Drive. One does not lose the attribute associated to bullying by way of maturation or stature. That is a quality that is perhaps ingrained early on and carried throughout life, manifested in very subtle learned mechanisms as one becomes familiar with the need to hide his/her attribute. If one wields it correctly, it can help them ascend the ladder of success. A few have had such success. The higher you climb though, increases the likelihood of greater pain when you fall. ;)

Wisenheimer 4/4/2014 12:49:51 PM Report

Yeah .. and their slots suck!
downtheline01 4/5/2014 12:47:13 PM Report

Very well said!!! Intwydimayla69
AlwaysAWinner 4/5/2014 12:59:44 PM Report

lottery is a crown corp. their salaries aren't paidby your taxes, they're paid by purchasing OLG products

why don't you learn the facts before you make yourself look like a giant idiot
Intwydimayla69 4/5/2014 7:50:39 PM Report

AAW... you mind explaining where that 'Crown' corporation acquires the money used to pay said employees?
Intwydimayla69 4/5/2014 7:58:53 PM Report

The money tax payers spend is used to run the OLG. A percentage of the intake is paid back to the province, to be used for whatever the Government needs it for.

If that means Healthcare, Transportation, Education, it would potentially be more back to the Province for the taxpayers if the wages were not what they are for those individuals on the list.

Being that you are pro OLG, I would assume you work there or you're a troll lacking the initiative to try something worthwhile, perhaps engaging someone or something less likely to make you the fool.
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