Reviewing the report on Canada’s Social Performance it is sobering to note that Canadian provinces do not have a top rating in terms of social performance. The report is based on indicators relating to a number of areas including: poverty, income inequality, gender and immigrant wage gaps, crime statistics, jobless youth, and overall life satisfaction.
- Compared with international peers, half of Canada’s provinces score “B” grades on the overall society report card. They are middle-of-the-pack performers, with top-ranked province New Brunswick placing 10th overall.
- Alberta, Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador get “C”s, with Newfoundland and Labrador placing ahead of only bottom-ranked peers France, Japan, and the United States.
- Canada gets a “B” overall and ranks 10th among the 16 peer countries.
- The Nordic countries Norway, Denmark, and Sweden do best overall.
For a complete read of the report go to: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/provincial/society.aspx.
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