Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by WildRose, Sep 28, 2011.
I could say "well, duh!" ... but that might harm our reputation.
That's pretty much my list too. I think I would've added Norway in there too.
Norway is in 6th place.
I would put Sweden above Canada.
I'll admit to no corporate background...but can anyone tell me what the Reputation Institute actually does?
Kind of seems like they have a big Canadian firm they're hyping.
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.
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.
WTF is the Reputation Institute? Is that like the Ponds Institute?
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.
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.
It's a corporate marketing business, folks. Not that I don't love Canada but it's not an objective survey by any stretch of the imagination.
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.
Evidence to the contrary
Blame Canada eh? Now the US is even talking about building a fence along the border...
What will the wild animals think?
When I saw this thread title, I immediately thought of our neighbors to the north.
Something to be very proud of, and well deserved IMO.
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.
Or at least they do when asked by a Canadian firm looking to promote Canada.