The economic downturn in 2008 and 2009 was a distant memory by 2010 for Canada's top CEOs, at least as far as their pay packages were concerned. This gallery shows Canada's top 10 earners in the 2010 calendar year.
No. 1: Edward Sampson, Niko Resources Ltd. - $16,474,616.
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No. 2: Donald Walker, Magna International Inc. -- $16,194,004.
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No. 3: Siegfried Wolf, Magna International Inc. -- $16,047,490.
No. 3. Richard Waugh, president and CEO of Scotiabank, speaks to the media following the bank's annual meeting in Edmonton, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Mr. Waugh has a pension of $26,873,000.
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No. 5: Steve Laut, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. -- $13,136,288.
No. 6: Gordon Nixon, Royal Bank of Canada -- $11,851,855.
No. 7: William Doyle, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan -- $11,601,796.
No. 8: Ed Clark, Toronto-Dominion Bank -- $11,426,795.
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No. 9: Glenn Chamandy, Gildan Activewear Inc. -- $11,216,009.
(Christinne Muschi for The Globe and Mail/Christinne Muschi for The Globe and Mail)
No. 10: Ronald Pantin, Pacific Rubialis Energy Corp. -- $11,124,321.
(Pacific Rubialis Energy/Pacific Rubialis Energy)