Well, Canada, we’re finally getting the recognition we deserve.
Our country was just named the second best in the world – second only to Germany – according to a U.S. News and World Report. The ranking, done in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and BAV Consulting, measured factors like quality of life, power, citizenship and economy. And even though Canada lost to Germany overall, we were ranked first where it really counts: quality of life.
Which means Canada is officially the best country in the world to live in.
We were also praised for our multiculturalism, our health care system, lack of corruption and for our general politeness. We even received perfect scores in the “safe,” “a good job market,” “trustworthy” and “well-developed public education system” categories.
At the same time, there were some, er, questionable grades assigned to us. Canada scored 0.2 out of 10 for “sexy” (like, have you seen our PM?) – how they even measured that is completely beyond us. Also, our score for “has great food” was a paltry 0.8. Again, poutine, beaver tails, peameal bacon and maple-freaking-syrup? HELLO, U.S. News and World Report?!
Probably the most shocking ranking that leaned toward the low side, however, was for “Adventure,” where we only scored a 4.6. Canada is the second-largest country in the world with countless lakes and parks at its disposal, so our entire existence is practically an adventure.
In any case, even though we lost to Germany by an extremely slim margin, we’re still calling ourselves #1. After all, there is no better measurement to a country than “quality of life.”
Besides, America was ranked fourth. Ouch.