In case you missed it: Canda's 100 top CEOs averaged a 22 percent pay hike in 2008
That's a record increase, and it's not the only good news for the country's best-paid executives. For the first time, they talled $1 billion in average total earnings. These numbers come in the latest report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. At that rate, centre research associate Hugh Mackenzie calculates these blessed few pull in the average Canadian wage of $40,237 by 9:04 a.m. on Jan. 2.
I slipped up in not letting readers know at Christmas the Political Decoder would be on holiday until Jan. 12. Today's post is for that purpose - and to cheer everybody up about how much money they aren't making.