A Soft Landing

Recession and Canada’s 100 Highest Paid CEOs
January 4, 2010
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Canadians may have been hit hard by a worldwide economic recession, but it appears Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs are enjoying a soft landing.

The total average compensation for Canada's 100 highest paid CEOs was $7,300,884 in 2008—a stark contrast from the total average Canadian income of $42,305. They pocketed what takes Canadians earning an average income an entire year to make by 1:06 pm January 4—the first working day of the year.

During the worst of economic years, the average earnings of Canada’s highest paid 100 CEOs were 174 times greater than Canadians earning an average income.

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