(11) We’re less prudish: An Angus Reid poll found 83 per cent of Canadians believe sex between an unmarried man and woman is acceptable, versus just 59 per cent of Americans. We’re better educated: 48.3 per cent of Canadians have a post-secondary degree, compared to 40.3 per cent in the U. There’s more: (28) Our corporate taxes are lower (Pricewaterhouse Coopers ranks Canada 8th out of 185 countries for its advantageous corporate tax structure while the U. (30) We get more paid holidays: America has no mandated paid holidays or vacation time, so 23 per cent of U. workers get no paid time off, compared to Canadian workers who get at least two weeks and nine paid public holidays.
In 2012, the Canada brand held top spot in the Reputation Institute’s ranking of countries based on people’s trust, admiration and affinity for them. S.—Coffee Crisp, Aero, Smarties—but earlier this year Hershey’s said it re-engineered its chocolate recipe to better appeal to Canadian palates. It’s a travesty most Americans can’t tell the difference.The animals come from a captive herd started with Canadian animals. With all the scandals to beset Queen’s Park, the premier’s personal life is the least shocking thing about Ontario’s government. ratio is as high as 65 to 1 since many lobbyists don’t register. (73) You don’t have to be rich to run for the highest office in the land: U. presidential elections cost an estimated billion to mount, while Canada’s top five parties were allowed to spend a combined million, thanks to Elections Canada spending limits. We have the “most social astronaut”: Eight North Americans have commanded the International Space Station over the last four years, but only Canada’s Chris Hadfield became a household name worldwide. Holy crap, we’re discovering a miracle cure: Canada is a leader in fecal transplant therapy (it’s exactly what it sounds like).There’s more: (70) We attract more immigrants: Canada gets 5.65 per 1,000 people, compared to the U. (71) We have fewer lobbyists: We’ve seen an explosion in lobbying, but in Canada the ratio of lobbyists to senators and MPs is still 12 to 1, while in the U. the ratio of lobbyists to members of Congress is 23 to 1. (72) We mandate a time for holding the government’s feet to the fire: Sure, question period has degenerated in recent years, but nothing like it exists in the U. His photos, duets from space and that cover of helped catapult @Cmdr_Hadfield to one million Twitter followers. By transferring healthy bacteria from a donor’s stool into patients suffering from potentially fatal gut infections like , doctors believe it could one day cure all sorts of ailments, maybe even obesity and allergies. We lead in quantum computing: What’s that, you ask? C.-based D-Wave said one of its quantum computers, the only such machines commercially available, will be installed at the new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, a collaboration between Google, the Universities Space Research Association and NASA. We’re wiring the oceans like no one else: Canada’s NEPTUNE and VENUS projects off the coast of B. have installed fibre-optic cables that transmit data from the bottom of the ocean.It can be hard living next to history’s greatest cultural, military and economic superpower.But that doesn’t mean the United States is best at everything.Wayne and Shuster, Lorne Michaels, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Mike Myers, Jim Carrey—all examples of our comedy supremacy. Montrealer Ken Scott is currently remaking his 2011 Québécois hit , now being filmed by fellow Canadian Don Mc Kellar, and starring B. This year will also see releases from Arcade Fire, the Weakerthans and the reunited critical darlings, Death from Above 1979.