Switzerland first, Canada second in “best country” contest

Canada has been awarded the ranking of second-best country in the world after Switzerland. It’s very nice but the idea that two places — one a land-locked postage stamp and the other an enormous, largely uninhabited chunk of North America on three oceans — should be compared this way is sort of amusing. The Bulldog adds that any Canadian who didn’t know the quality of first-world life he/she was living really has not been paying attention. This best country contest is in its second year and is run by U.S. News and World Report, Young and Rubicam and the Wharton School of Business. Stuff like this is good for their business too.  All leads