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If you’re active on Twitter, you might be aware of a little account called ‘Stats Canada’ that tweets, well, Canadian statistics. No, it’s not the official Stats Canada–we’re definitely not interested in tweets about the average number of people per household in Manitoba–this is a satiracle account that tweets super relatable ‘stats’ about our home an native land. They may be 100% made-up, but they are 200% accurate.


Honestly, the account is kinda brilliant. It’s just what you need to get your daily serving of Canadian humour. From sports to politics to the freezing weather in July, Stats Canada tells it like it is (even if it isn’t exactly how it is).

In 2013, the Stats Canada team (consisting of six authors who met online) released their first book of Canadian ‘facts,’ Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale. Now for Canada’s big 150 birthday (you know where this is going), they’ve come out with a second book, 150 Years of Stats Canada!: A Guide to Canada’s Greatest CountryIt’s kind of like one of those ‘Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers,’ accept all the things you learn are completely made up so you can’t actually use them as conversation starters. Unless the conversation is: ‘Hey, check out this funny not-real thing I read in the Stats Canada book.’ That could work.

If you’re super excited about the book, it’s available June 6th through Amazon. If you’d much rather spend your money on some of the other thousands of Canada-150-specific trinkets, you could probably read your fill of funny Canadian quips on the Stats Canada Twitter page. To make things a little bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most relatable stats from the account over the years.

The painful reality of Toronto real-estate

This little known exercise fact

The secret to Trudeau’s handshake win

Canada’s response to Trump’s U.S.-Canada trade war

The real struggle for anyone who wants to text outside in January

Trudeau’s global relations strategy

Every Canadian’s real Christmas wish

The secret to making baby Canadians

How much do you want to bet this was tweeted using Tim’s wifi?

We would put money on this fight

There’s no shame at Roll up the Rim time

A Canadian’s greatest fear

And the universal geo-blocking struggle


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