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Economic uncertainty has taken its toll in Moscow, where Vladimir Putin has slashed salaries of top officials (including his own) by 10%. According to CNN, this puts the Russian leader’s pay at $61,000 (US) per year.

This sounds pretty reasonable to me. Any takers from the Sunshine List? (Come on guys — can’t be outdone by a Russian! Think of it as a new Space Race — we KNOW you’re old enough to remember the first one…)

The new salary disclosures for Ontario are due out in a few weeks. I expect big changes (here’s looking at YOU, OPG U of T York ORNGE TPS … oh hell, who am I kidding. It’s all of you).