Despite the best efforts of the likes of Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe to denigrate our country and to tell us how poorly off we are under a Conservative government, 69 per cent of Canadians rated their lives as “thriving” in 2010, according to a new global wellbeing survey from Gallup. Only one other country, Denmark, rated higher at 72 per cent.
People are considered thriving if they rate their current lives a 7 or higher, and their lives in five years at an 8 or higher.
Canada ranked in a tie with Sweden and directly ahead of Australia (65%) and Finland (64%), and ahead of other English-speaking democracies like New Zealand (62%), United States(59%) and the United Kingdom (54%).
So what all this nonsense we hear from the political left in this country?