The average compensation of Canada’s best-paid 100 CEOs in 2009.
The average wage for Canadians working full-time, year-round.
How much the best-paid 100 CEOs earn more than average wage.
The number of women among the best-paid 100 CEOs in Canada in 2009.
Canada ranks 20th, behind the U.S., in a global ranking of women’s equality.
Canada’s richest 1%
Doubled their income share between the late-1970s and 2007.
Canada’s richest 0.01%
Quintupled their share of income during that same period.
The share of income for the bottom 80% of Canadian families with children is smaller today than it was a generation ago.
6 in 10 live pay to pay
6 out of 10 Canadians could be in trouble if their paycheque gets delayed.
Canadian consumer debt to financial assets ratio worst of 20 OECD nations.
Canadian household debt.
Canada ranks 17 out of 24 OECD nations on children’s material well-being.
1 in 10
Canadian children live in poverty. 1 in 4 Aboriginal children live in poverty.
The 1% solution
Shifting 1% of Canadians’ collective after-tax income to the 1 in 10 Canadians living in low income would eliminate poverty in Canada.
Source: Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)