Opinion | The pandemic has exposed a persistent myth in Canada — and the world – The Washington Post

Narratives of unity are convenient for politicians and for those for whom our social, political and economic institutions work best. Leaders in the business community, for instance, will call workers heroes. But to what end in the long term? Last week, the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives released a report that found that “the country’s 100 highest-paid CEOs from the S&P/TSX Composite recorded their second best year ever for compensation in 2020.” That shakes out, according to the CCPA, to “191 times more than the average worker wage in Canada.” Moreover, 30 of those chief executives headed companies that took federal wage subsidy funds.