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Canada gets high score on quality of life index: studyCanadians have a “better life” than anyone in the western world except — by a narrow margin — Australians, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.Canada scored at or near the top in such areas as housing, education, health and life satisfaction, among 34 major industrialized countries.Sweden ranked third among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; the U.S. was seventh; and Turkey was a distant last.The Better Life Initiative survey marked a major attempt by the Paris-based OECD, an economic and social policy think-tank funded by its members, to provide a broader measure of a country’s success than gross domestic product figures.Photo: A jogger runs along the seawall in Stanley Park with the Vancouver skyline in the background. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

Canada gets high score on quality of life index: study
Canadians have a “better life” than anyone in the western world except — by a narrow margin — Australians, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.

Canada scored at or near the top in such areas as housing, education, health and life satisfaction, among 34 major industrialized countries.

Sweden ranked third among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; the U.S. was seventh; and Turkey was a distant last.

The Better Life Initiative survey marked a major attempt by the Paris-based OECD, an economic and social policy think-tank funded by its members, to provide a broader measure of a country’s success than gross domestic product figures.

Photo: A jogger runs along the seawall in Stanley Park with the Vancouver skyline in the background. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

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    »Oh, Canada.
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    Heh, I love the fact that they chose Vancouver as their example..
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    HA CANADIANS WIN :p
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    Canada gets high score on quality of life index: study Canadians have a “better life” than anyone in the western world...
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    Suck it, Turkey.
  14. insolitapuella reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    look how beautiful Vancouver is! :D I should jog around stanley park instead of ubc some time…
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    \o/
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    AUSTRALIA RULES!
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    Canada gets high score on quality of life index: study Canadians have a “better life” than anyone in the western world...
  21. dirtygaysex reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    Aaaaaaawwwww Yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhh.
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    And this is why, come November time, I’ll be living in BC. Fingers crossed.
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