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Canada is number 2, Germany is number 1 … So I guess that means we try harder?
The inaugural “Best Countries” list by the U.S. News & World Report, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and global brand consultants BAV Consulting has just been released. It ranks 60 nations by factoring in things such as sustainability, adventure, cultural influence, entrepreneurship and economic influence.
Our top-scoring areas included citizenship, entrepreneurship, and open for business categories – but Canada was first in the “quality of life” category, which includes education, public health care, safety and economic stability.
However, the report noted that while “Canada is a high-tech industrial society with a high standard of living. Canada faces domestic challenges related to the concerns of indigenous people and those in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec.”
Now even though Canada finished so high with Justin Trudeau as our leader, it should be noted that the Canada studied in the report must have reflected mainly Stephen Harper’s work as prime minister.
To that end, a recent New York Times article “With The Rise Of Justin Trudeau, Canada Is Suddenly Hip?” credit Prime Minister Trudeau with the cool factor. So I want to know from you: Is Canada as cool as the Times says? Or do you feel like our PM is just selling some hot sizzle? Taking your calls after 1pm: 204.780.6868 or 1.844.686.6868.
TOP 10 Countries
- United Kingdom
- United States