Canada Ranked 2nd Best Country in the World

The second largest country in the world is considered by U.S. News to also be the second best.

A new report compares 80 nations across the world on a variety of different factors such as adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power, and quality of life.

Canada was ranked the best county of all in terms of overall quality of life, and within that category, scored a perfect 10 for having a good job market, and being safe and politically stable.

The country got a near-perfect ranking for having well-developed public health and education systems and being economically stable.

Heritage was Canada's worst spot, as the Great White North had a 0-out-of-10 for the "has a rich history" subcategory.

According to the report, Canada boasts a $1.5 trillion GDP, as well as $46,441 GDP per capita.

Switzerland retained its place at being the best country in the world, while the USA dropped one spot to number 8.

- David Opinko

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