7. Illegal Drugs
8. Other concerns
our biggest problem is "how can we get one of our 6 Canadian NHL teams to win the Stanley Cup??"
I think our biggest problem are career politicians and Canada's inability to produce a decent one. Nevermind all of them nowadays are lawyers from or have practiced in Quebec.
Our "best" Prime Minister, John McKenzie King, ran a government which spent more time covering up his frivilous spending, visits to prositutes, conspiring with Adolf Hitler (Canada did not enter the war a week late because it was "independent") and his "hobbies" -- namely talking to his cats (who he thought were dead friends and his mother)and his claims of speaking with demons, than actually running the country. .
Canadian identity is another problem. It was introduced in 1946, under the Canadian citizenship act, but it has otherwise been a failure when we are compared with Australia and New Zealand.
Anglo-Canadian culture has always been suppressed in order to appease Franco-Canadians and reduce tensions with Quebec and consequentially with the intent to maintain our 'Empire of the St. Lawrence' (or better termed "Empire of Toronto and Quebec).
Rurally, it's better in British Columbia and BC Day in the Okangon is a great holiday compared to the often lacklustre Canada Day which often has a poor showing...
Our biggest problem is we have no vision as a country and no visionary leadership. All the
plans are made to last the next three years. It takes two years to gear up and the priority
has changed by then. We need some serious leadership in government in opposition and
in the ranks of the smaller parties. There were days when the Liberals and Conservatives
had raging battles going on, yet they both had visionary leadership. At the same time the
NDP claimed the social moral ground and used its limited power to ensure progress. All
of that is gone. All the major parties are more interested in themselves talk than standing
for what Canadians want. Once we have some vision, we can actually set some goals
en route to some success.