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Wynne 'deeply concerned' about culture at OPG

12/11/2013 10:21 EST | Updated 02/10/2014 05:59 EST
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday she's "deeply concerned" about the culture at Ontario Power Generation in the wake of Tuesday's auditor general's report that uncovered generous salaries, pensions and bonuses at the government-owned utility.

"We have a need for the government to have more control over the compensation packages," Wynne said Wednesday. "This has recurred over time, not just the time we've been in government," she said.

Tuesday's auditor general's report resulted in the firing of two OPG vice presidents and its chief financial officer.

Wynne said she wants to bring in legislation to give the government more direct oversight over compensation of top-level bureaucrats.

"We need to have more direct control over the compensation packages, and that's what we're going to put in place," she said. "Government needs to have the levers to exercise that control."

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