The Hennessy Index is a monthly listing of numbers, written by the CCPA's Trish Hennessy, about Canada and its place in the world.
February 2011: Inequality
• $6.6 million
The average compensation of Canada's best-paid 100 CEOs in 2009. (Source)
The average wage for Canadians working full time, year round. (Source)
I could hear the champagne corks popping on Parliament Hill and Bay Street back in December when the monthly Statistics Canada jobs report card announced 79,000 jobs were created in November. BMO Capital Markets Economist Jennifer Lee excitedly declared to the National Post "Our economy is in recovery mode."
One evening a couple of weeks before that, I was going home, heading for the causeway from Ste.-Anne-du-Ruisseau to Belleville, Yarmouth County, on Eel Lake Road, only to find it blocked and police lights flashing along its full length as far as my house on the other side, that was within the blockaded investigation scene.
From a Las Vegas newspaper, of course:
The question of evil and where it lurks has been largely ignored by the scientific community, which is why a recently released study titled “The Spatial Distribution of the Seven Deadly Sins Within Nevada” is groundbreaking: Never before has a state’s fall from grace been so precisely graphed and plotted.