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Country with the Best Reputation

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by WildRose, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/C...udy/5471781/story.html?tab=PHOT#ixzz1ZHZSv7vz
     
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  2. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    I could say "well, duh!" ... but that might harm our reputation. :cool:
     
  3. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty much my list too. I think I would've added Norway in there too.
     
  4. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Norway is in 6th place. :)
     
  5. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    I would put Sweden above Canada.
     
  6. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    I'll admit to no corporate background...but can anyone tell me what the Reputation Institute actually does? :shuffle:

    http://www.reputationinstitute.com/

    Kind of seems like they have a big Canadian firm they're hyping.
     
  7. Japanfan

    Japanfan Well-Known Member

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    Must be something like that. Our quality of life in Canada is not as high in Sweden and European countries in terms of social services and programs. In BC at any rate the minimum wage is well below the poverty line and our government assistance has been severely cut.

    Not to mention, our conservative and right wing Prime Minister won't be doing anything to improves the lives of the poor or disadvantaged. His latest move has been new crime legislation which increases penalties for a variety of crimes, including possession of pot.
     
  8. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    On 60 Minutes the survey (I don't know the name of it) ranked the Danes as the happiest people on earth. I'm surprised they are not top 5.
     
  9. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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    WTF is the Reputation Institute? Is that like the Ponds Institute?
     
  10. Lara

    Lara Well-Known Member

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    Norway, Denmark, Finland, Austria and the Netherlands rounded out the top 10.

    I'd say that's a pretty good vote for Scandinavia in general.
     
  11. Buzz

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  12. aliceanne

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    I've visited other countries, but I've never lived anywhere but the U.S. so I couldn't say. One thing that strikes me about the top countries other than maybe Austria and the Netherlands, is that they are not densely populated.
     
  13. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    It's a corporate marketing business, folks. :lol: Not that I don't love Canada but it's not an objective survey by any stretch of the imagination.
     
  14. Andora

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    Maybe a few years ago Canada could have ranked high. Not so sure anymore. I'd have had any Scandinavian country above ours. So, it's not surprising the survey isn't so much of a real survey.
     
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  16. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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  17. KatieC

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    What will the wild animals think?
     
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  18. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

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    When I saw this thread title, I immediately thought of our neighbors to the north.

    Congrats Canadians :)

    Something to be very proud of, and well deserved IMO.
     
  19. walei

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    Well it's not the best country to live in or the best country in terms of quality of life, but the perception of it from people around the world.

    I don't know how relevant this study is but it's still good to know people find Canada in high regards. :)
     
  20. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    Or at least they do when asked by a Canadian firm looking to promote Canada. ;)