Canada’s best paid executives make 189 times what the average Canadian makes

According to a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, in 2010 the top 100 best paid executives made a salary 189 times greater than the average Canadian income, $8.8 million compared to $44,366. For most Canadians wages have stagnated or gone down when accounting for inflation, but Canada’s top CEO’s wages have increased 27% since 2009. Author of the report, economist Hugh Mackenzie believes the best way to redistribute this wealth is through taxation. Read more in the Globe and Mail. 

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