From thriving immigrants and great baseball players to delicious ice
wine and the coolest robots - Maclean's finds 10 reasons why Canada is the best place on earth to live
Also in this issue, on newsstands now:
How all eyes will be on Kate Middleton, style icon, this week
Nationalists prepare for the Royal visit to Quebec
TORONTO, June 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Our cheeses make the French jealous; Our
real estate is red hot; We work less than in the U.S., but have roomier
houses—and play more golf!
In honour of Canada's 144th birthday, Maclean's is painting the town red
and white with the top reasons we stand out among all other nations in
health, delicious food and—robots that rock. Read on. Our Canada Day
gift to you is a gentle reminder that by many global measures we are a
blessed bastion of privilege, peace, freedom—and big roomy houses.
According to recent studies:
Canada ranks third for how it grants equal rights, responsibilities and
opportunities to immigrants (and we attract the brightest newcomers)
Canadian food is gaining recognition in international culinary circles for being
sustainable, innovative and delicious. (Think Quebec's apple ice wine
and New Brunswick's Breviro caviar.)
Canada is leading the way in medical research with one of the highest concentrations of stem-cell researches
PLUS: We build the coolest robots in the universe; have the highest golf participation in the world; are a hotbed of entrepreneurship; and produce fantastic baseball players.
Young, royal and a style icon
Since her royal engagement, Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, has become
a style icon in her own right. Choosing to wear clothes that are simple
and affordable instead of overpriced haute couture has propelled
Catherine from "Waity Katie" to newsworthy fashion favourite. As the
country prepares for the royal visit, London-based writer Leah McLaren takes a look at some of Catherine's most memorable outfits and what we
can expect once she steps off the jet in Ottawa this week.
Quebec visit: A royal pain or PR coup?
As part of their Canadian tour, the royal couple will be visiting the
province of Quebec. While many are looking forward to seeing the
newlyweds, Quebec nationalist are preparing to protest. With a strong
opposition to the monarchy, Montreal bureau chief Martin Patriquin looks to what could be gained by the duke and duchess's visit.
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