According to a 2015 survey from the Reputation Institute involving the 55 wealthiest nations in the world, Canada has been named the most admired country.The reputation of Canada was judged based on political, economic and environmental factors.
We were praised mainly for the effectiveness of our government, the lack of corruption, the friendliness of the people and the way we treat the less fortunate members of our society.
We did however lose points in the business category because we don't have many big name bands here. We also fell behind because of our lack of contribution to the global culture. But regardless of that, we're #1!
Canada has won the top spot 4 times in the last 5 years. Which speak to our overall badassness (I don't care if it isn't a word, I'm making it a word) Switzerland, Sweden and Australia were the runners up on the list and our downstairs neighbor the good ol' U.S. of A only managed to snag the 22nd spot on the list.
The survey broke down "achieving one's goals" into two personality types: "doers" and "dreamers." 43% of Quebecers considered "themselves to be equal parts 'dreamers' and 'doers,'" the spokesperson said.
"Quebecers are notably the most likely to consider themselves 'doers' across Canada, nearly 8% more than Ontarians," according to the survey.
And Quebecers have the hustle to back it up, apparently.
The survey results showed "nearly 3 in 4 Quebecers (72%) say they are almost always successful in achieving the goals they set for themselves."
While 85% of Quebecers are guided by their life goals, "many do not feel they have the right plans, supports, mindsets and resources to achieve them."
They are also "also less likely to identify procrastination (27%) and fear of failure (19%) as psychological barriers, compared to 38% and 28% of Ontarians respectively."
"The survey findings revealed that despite a turbulent 15 months, Canadians still have big dreams and goals they want to achieve," Marie-Pierre Leclerc, vice president at belairdirect, said in a press release.
tefficient noted that most mobile service providers are no longer trying to make money from SMS usage or voice talk minutes, but are now making revenue by offering data and plan allowances for a flat fee.
In Canada, in 2019, mobile services made over 13€ (roughly CAD$19) per gigabyte of data.
India, China, Finland and Poland were among the world's countries with the lowest revenue per gigabyte of mobile user data consumed, the report stated.
But Edmonton and Toronto might get World Cup games...
Soccer fans in Montreal will be sad to find out that Montreal won't host any 2026 FIFA World Cup games because the city has withdrawn its bid.
As confirmed by Canada Soccer and the City of Montreal on Tuesday morning, "following the withdrawal of a major financial partner" and a "lack of funding," according to a city press release, Montreal is backing out of the selection process and won't host any games.
The honours instead, will go to Toronto and Edmonton, according to Canada Soccer, who are maintaining their bids in the selection process to be host cities for the 2026 World Cup, which will be split between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
For its part, Montreal pointed to the Quebec government and claimed that "the withdrawal of support from the Quebec government prevents Montreal from continuing the selection stages as the host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup."
"We thank the City of Montréal for their participation in the bid process and look forward to continuing our collaboration with the respective municipal and provincial governments along with the Government of Canada in support of the selection of Edmonton, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario as host cities for the FIFA World Cup 2026," Canada Soccer wrote in a press release.
Everyone loves churros — what could be bad about fried choux pastry dough covered in cinnamon sugar and sometimes stuffed with caramel or chocolate? If you're getting hungry just thinking about the popular Latin American treat, then mark your calendar because you now officially have plans at Churros Montreal on Saturday.
To celebrate its 22nd anniversary of operation, Churros Montreal will be selling churros for $1 on June 19.