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Median CEO total pay (including salary, bonus, share units, stock options, and other elements), up 0.8 per cent


Median CEO base salary, up 1.7 per cent


Median CEO bonus, up 5.6 per cent

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Total value of all compensation awarded to all CEOs in survey in 2009, up 7.8 per cent


Median value of all unexercised in-the-money stock options held by CEO at year end, up 95 per cent


Median value of equity -- shares and vested share units -- owned by CEO, up 52 per cent


Total value of shares and vested share units owned by all CEOs in survey, up 43 per cent


Median value of estimated cost for CEO's traditional defined-benefit pension plan

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  • Full results: Full compensation rankings of largest companies
  • By the numbers: Compensation trends for 2009
  • Discussion: Your questions on executive compensation
  • In pictures: The Top 10: Highest-paid Canadian executives
  • In pictures: Executives who saw the biggest 2009 pay increases

(Information is based on CEOs of Canada's 100 largest public companies by market capitalization. Data includes only CEOs on the job for all of 2008 and 2009.)

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Janet McFarland is the real estate reporter for The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, with a focus on residential real estate trends. She joined Report on Business in 1995, and has specialized in reporting on corporate governance, executive compensation, pension policy, business law, securities regulation and enforcement of white-collar crime. More

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