(31) More women work here: For most of the past 40 years more American women have been in the labour market than in Canada, but after 2000 that changed—62 per cent of Canadian women are in the labour market, compared to 57 per cent in the U. (32) More of our immigrants strike it rich: In both the U. and Canada the majority of millionaires are self-made, but a larger number in Canada are immigrants, according to a BMO study—in Canada nearly half of millionaires are immigrants or second-generation residents, compared to just one-third in America. The biggest summer movies of 2013 have Canadian DNA: Aside from the Canadian-packed comedy would be just a glimmer in J. Abrams’s eye if it weren’t for William Shatner, native of Côte Saint-Luc, Que. Our opera house is tops: There’s no city in North America with an opera house to compare to the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. The best small-screen sci-fi is secretly Canadian: are all capturing both record ratings and critics’ notoriously fickle hearts—and all are filmed here, funded by our networks and starring a host of talented Canadian actors (albeit some of whom are masked in layers of monster makeup). Our broadcast TV doesn’t have to treat adults like children: Maybe it’s because Americans are such sensitive folk, or it’s our ill-defined role as cultural bridge between the U. and Europe, but Canadian TV regularly gets away with showing things broadcast networks south of the border can’t: nipples, F-bombs and the like.Jack Diamond, who built it, was promptly handpicked by Valery Gergiev to build the new Mariinsky II theatre in St. When aired unedited on CTV, executive producer David Chase said that could never happen on U. network TV: “It’s just not possible, we have rules against that.” 37.
But that doesn’t mean the United States is best at everything.
As Canada celebrates its 146th birthday we dig into the numbers to find some of the many ways Canada is better off–from sports and sex to politics and entertainment. We live longer: Canadians born today will live an average of three years longer than Americans (81 years in Canada versus 78.7 south of the border). Saying “Sorry” is good for you: Canadians are mocked for always apologizing, but it’s not a character flaw.
Brodie has struggled at the offensive end, as he has failed to light the lamp in 13 straight games since his two-goal outburst back on Oct. He has just two points over the past two outings, but both helpers have come in three games in November.
Perhaps he is starting to snap out of his offensive funk.
He will lose valuable ice time once Jaromir Jagr returns to the lineup, which could be as early as Tuesday, but he still will chip in from time-to-time.
It can be hard living next to history’s greatest cultural, military and economic superpower.Not only that, the gap between life expectancy in the two countries is widening with each passing decade—it was less than a year in the late 1970s. We’re more satisfied with our lives: According to the Better Life Index, an international quality of life comparison by the OECD each year, Canadians enjoy a higher level of life satisfaction than Americans, scoring 7.4 out of 10, versus 7.0 in the U. Saying sorry has been found to boost happiness and strengthen relationships. Canada has greater economic freedom: So says the U.Researchers at the University of Waterloo even found apologizing to a cop when pulled over for speeding can get fines reduced an average of . We live in bigger houses: We have 2.6 rooms per person in Canada, versus 2.3 in the U. S.-based Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom. We have less income disparity: While the gap between rich and poor has become more marked in both countries, it’s more like a canyon in the U. Between 19, the average inflation-adjusted income of the bottom 90 per cent of American workers grew by a negligible .We’re funnier: Hollywood and American network television have known it for decades. Not content with ripping off their own ideas, Hollywood is now so desperate for fresh-ish material that it’s turning to the biggest and brightest Quebec auteurs for help. There’s more: (40) Canadian musicians rule the charts: Michael Bublé, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen—and those are just the mildly tolerable pop stars Canada has produced recently.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.And a new generation of Canadian comics is keeping the tradition alive. (41) Our filmmakers are wilder: David Lynch, eat your heart out.