In Quebec and particularly in Montreal we are known for having "Joie de Vivre". Our food is decadent, our alcohol is abundant and our smoking habits are slightly more liberal than the rest of the country.
This made me wonder if Quebecers were doomed to die sooner than the rest of Canada so I decided to check some stats.
I was pretty surprised to find out that Quebec actually had the 2nd highest life expectancy in the country. In fact the average life expectancy for men in Quebec is higher than the average life expectancy in Canada as a whole.
But what accounts for this unexpected longevity? It certainly can't be our lifestyle. Or can it?
Perhaps our sense of cultural superiority forces us to remain alive longer just to stick it to the rest of Canada.
Or maybe we've all eaten so much poutine that's we've developed some kind of mutant immunity to trans-fats and other heart clogging substances.
Whatever it is, I'm certainly not going to complain about it.
Here's where how rest of the country stacked up: