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The entry point to become one of Canada's richest 1% of income earners. In other words, if you make more than $201,400 you earn more than 99% of Canadian income earners. (Source)
Number of tax filers who ranked among Canada's richest 1% in 2010. (Source)
Percentage of the top 1% of Canadian income earners in 2010 who were women. That's 53,200 women, almost twice as many as there were in 1982 but the richest 1% still remains a boy's club. (Source)
Number of provinces in which 92% of Canada's richest 1% of tax filers live: Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. (Source)
The pay increase Alberta's richest 1% of tax filers enjoyed since 1982, which represents a doubling of their income. The richest 1% in Alberta made 18 times more than the bottom 90%. It's the most unequal province in Canada. (Source)
Average income increase for the richest 1% of tax filers in Toronto between 1982 and 2010. The bottom 90% in that city experienced an income drop of $1,900, on average, during that period. (Source)
Average income increase for the richest 1% of tax filers in Vancouver between 1982 and 2010. The bottom 90% in that city experienced an income drop of $4,300, on average, during that period. (Source)
Average income increase for the richest 1% of tax filers in Montreal between 1982 and 2010. The bottom 90% in that city experienced an income drop of $224, on average, during that period. (Source)
The richest 1% of tax filers in Prince Edward Island make eight times more than the bottom 90%. PEI is Canada's most equal province. (Source)
Number of provinces in Canada that reduced income inequality since 1982. (Source)
Amount of Canada's net wealth estimated to be in the hands of the richest 1% of Canadians. (Source)
Number of families or individuals in Canada that Forbes Magazine says hold more than $1 billion in assets. The top five are: the Thomson family ($17.5 billion); the Galen Weston family ($7.7 billion); the Irving family ($5 billion); Jim Pattison and Paul Desmarais (tied at $4.3 billion; and Ted Rogers ($1.7 billion). (Source)
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative's Trish Hennessy has long been a fan of Harper Magazine's one-page list of eye-popping statistics, Harper's Index. Instead of wishing for a Canadian version to magically appear, she's created her own index -- a monthly listing of numbers about Canada and its place in the world. Hennessy's Index -- A number is never just a number -- comes out on the first of each month in rabble.ca.
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