Yes, you read that title right. Contrary to Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair, Canada has once again been ranked the most admired country in the world by the Reputation Institute.
Here is a paragraph and link to a CTV item related to that result:
“We all love Canada because of several things” said Fernando Prado, a Managing Partner of the Institute with responsibility for Spain and Latin America….”In particular, he praised Canada for its ‘effective government,’ ‘absence of corruption,’ ‘friendly and welcoming people’ and welfare support system.‘”
I will repeat for all those Harper haters out there. Canada has the most effective government in the entire world, including the other members of the G8. Oh, and yes, there is an absence of corruption in Canada!
No, the Institute is not some extreme right wing think tank. Rather, it is a successful international issues management company with its primary corporate location in the Boston area.
In other words, The Reputation Institute provides communications training to some of the worlds most successful employees. On their website, for example, the “About Us” header page says that they have 400 clients representing 1000 global corporations.
So, The Reputation Institute knows something about quality of life and, as a result of their extensive research shows, Canada is ranked at the very top — again.
Update: Noon July 16th — Interesting. I went looking for the CTV entry again and all I found was the video. The column explaining the poll results is now missing. I listened to Prado again on the video and it is shockingly positive to know which countries we are competing with. The Institutes research team interviewed or questioned 48,000 people around the globe, including all the countries in the G8.
Canada ranked first, Norway second, Sweden third and Australia fourth. Meaning, we sure are in good company!