"Canadians have ‘better life’ than most, new comparison finds"
Canada has a high degree of "life satisfaction" according to The Better Life Index from the Organizaton for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This generally awesome land, among rich industrialized nations, scores in many of the 24 indicators used as measurement.
Now, I must make it clear that this comes from someone who is having a hard time getting regular employment outside of contracts here and there. As mentioned in the last paragraph of the Globe story, 11 percent of Canadians are living an employment life of insecurity.
There's always the good and the bad. My own feeling is that Canada has so much more good than bad. As a nation in such tumultuous times, we have a lot on the ball. And we don't have to wrap ourselves "in the flag" to convince anyone, especially ourselves, that we are great.
I'm also a proud internationalist. Nationalism and Internationalism should be able to coexist.
In summary: Canada may be one of Terra's best kept secrets.