When it comes to love, work, wealth and health, we're tops
PLUS: Our nation's leader lives in a dump - this week in Maclean's
TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - We're wealthier than Americans; we have more
lovers than Italians; we live longer than Swedes; and we eat better than the
French. Happy Canada Day!
Maclean's magazine scoured census statistics, international opinion
surveys, think-tank reports, policy papers and consumer databases to uncover
the truth about Canada's place in the global order. And the numbers seem to
back up what we've always quietly believed in our patriotic hearts. We're
simply the best.
- Canada is the fourth hardest-working country in the world.
- Canadians have more sexual partners than Americans, the Spanish, the
French, and the Italians. And we take our time, too.
- Despite our fast-paced lives and absence of Mediterranean diet, we
live longer than Europeans - and Americans.
Our rate of daily fruit and vegetable consumption is the third-highest
in the world, behind only the Chinese and the Australians. And we eat
less processed food than the French.
- When it comes to religious tolerance, rather than existing in distinct
silos as they do in Europe, different religions in Canada tend to mix,
resulting in less isolation and more tolerance and integration.
In nine pages of stories, photos and graphs, Maclean's national
correspondent Jonathon Gatehouse analyzes the data and reveals why it's great
to be Canadian.
ALSO THIS WEEK IN MACLEAN'S, ON NEWSSTANDS NOW:
- Tear down 24 Sussex
It has no fire sprinklers. Its walls are lined with asbestos. The roof
leaks. To call the sunroom drafty is an insult to open windows. Then
there is the hideous old leopard-spot carpet ordered by Mila Mulroney
decades ago. Ottawa-based senior columnist Paul Wells is calling on
all architects to send him plans for improvement, pronto. Seriously.
It's Canada Day, and our nation's honour is at stake.
- How can we help Iran?
The past two weeks have seen massive street protests in Iran by
hundreds of thousands of citizens unwilling to accept an apparently
rigged election. It is impossible to tell how this uprising will end,
but it is almost certain that Iran will never be the same again: It
will move toward liberty or sink deeper into dictatorship. The
question for Barack Obama and other world leaders, is what, if
anything, can they do to influence which of these outcomes is more
likely. Maclean's senior writer Michael Petrou reports.
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