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CEO pay: The top compensation, bonuses and equity grants of 2016

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Who got the highest pay in 2016?

(Includes cash, equity grants, accrued pension values, perquisites and other payments)

NameCompanyAmount
Joseph Papa Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. $83.1-million
Donald Walker Magna International Inc. $28.6-million
Guy Laurence* Rogers Communications Inc. $24.6-million
Hunter Harrison* Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. $18.8-million
James Smith Thomson Reuters Corp. $17.8-million
Doug Suttles Encana Corp. $17.6-million
Geoffrey Martin CCL Industries Inc. $17.4-million
Ronald Mittelstaedt Waste Connections Inc. $15.9-million
Donald Guloien Manulife Financial Corp. $15.4-million
Darren Entwistle Telus Corp. $12.9-million

*Former CEO

Who has the largest share ownership?

(Includes common shares and vested share units)

NameCompanyAmount
Bruce Flatt Brookfield Asset Management Inc. $1.95-billion
Gerald Schwartz Onex Corp. $1.34-billion
Prem Watsa Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. $1.21-billion
André Desmarais Power Corp. of Canada $481-million
Paul Desmarais, Jr. Power Corp. of Canada $478-million
Michael Rose Tourmaline Oil Corp. $470-million
Mark Leonard Constellation Software Inc. $266-million
Bradley Shaw Shaw Communications Inc. $233-million
Donald Walker Magna International Inc. $131-million
Neil Rossy Dollarama Inc. $107-million

Who has the most untapped wealth?

(Includes unexercised stock options and unvested share units)

NameCompanyAmount
John Chen BlackBerry Ltd. $142-million
Daniel Schwartz Restaurant Brands International Inc. $139-million
Hunter Harrison* Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. $84-million
James Smith Thomson Reuters Corp. $64-million
Bruce Flatt Broofield Asset Management Inc. $59-million
Mark Barrenechea Open Text Corp. $57-million
Donald Guloien Manulife Financial Corp. $55-million
Louis Vachon National Bank of Canada $55-million
Donald Lindsay Teck Resources Ltd. $49-million
Al Monaco Enbridge Inc. $49-million

Who got the biggest cash bonuses in 2016?

NameCompanyAmount
Donald Walker Magna International Inc. $14.5-million
Joseph Papa Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. $12.1-million
Hunter Harrison* Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. $10.1-million
Pierre Dion* Quebecor Inc. $9.5-million
Gerald Schwartz Onex Corp. $8.8-million
John Thornton Barrick Gold Corp. $7.1-million
Steve Laut Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. $5.2-million
Sean Boyd Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. $5-million
Bradley Shaw Shaw Communications Inc. $5-million
Ronald Mittelstaedt Waste Connections Inc. $4.5-million

Who got the largest equity grants in 2016?

(Includes stock options and share units)

NameCompanyAmount
Joseph Papa Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. $68.9-million
Donald Walker Magna International Inc. $13.6-million
Geoffrey Martin CCL Industries Inc. $13.1-million
Doug Suttles Encana Corp. $12.6-million
James Smith Thomson Reuters Corp. $11.7-million
Donald Guloien Manulife Financial Corp. $11.2-million
Michael Roach CGI Group Inc. $10.3-million
Darren Entwistle Telus Corp. $10.2-million
Steven Williams Suncor Energy Inc. $7.7-million
David McKay Royal Bank of Canada $7.5-million

Source: Global Governance Advisors

*Former CEO / All numbers reported in U.S. dollars are converted to Canadian dollars at average exchange rate for 2016.

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