Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list


mentalfloss
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Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list

Canada has slipped out of the top 10 countries listed in the annual United Nation's human development index — a far cry from the 1990s when it held the first place for most of the decade.

The 2013 report, which reviews a country's performance in health, education and income, places Canada in 11th place versus 10th last year.

A closer look at the trends shows Canada actually did better than last year, but other countries such as Japan and Australia improved at a greater rate.

When the numbers are adjusted for gender inequality, Canada slumps to 18th place. The United States fares even worse -- sinking from third to 42nd place.

"I think it's really sad to see that we've dropped so far under the Conservatives," said deputy NDP leader Megan Leslie.

"And I think it reinforces what the NDP has been saying, but also what organizations like the Conference Board of Canada have been saying, about the fact that there's a growing income inequality gap in Canada.

"That gap creates serious problems, and I don't think the Conservatives have been taking it seriously."

The Prime Minister's Office did not respond to a request for comment on the rankings.

Southern nations on the rise
The main finding of the report, entitled "The Rise of the South," is a positive one on a global scale. It says that countries that had previously struggled with poverty and inequality are now on a steady developmental climb.

It says Brazil, China and India's combined gross domestic product is now about equal to the combined GDP of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.

"When dozens of countries and billions of people move up the development ladder, as they are doing today, it has a direct impact on wealth creation and broader human progress in all countries and regions of the world," says the report.

Even the countries at the bottom of the development list, Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo, are among those who showed the greatest improvement.

Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list
 
Locutus
#2
UN knows best
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list

Canada has slipped out of the top 10 countries listed in the annual United Nation's human development index — a far cry from the 1990s when it held the first place for most of the decade.

The 2013 report, which reviews a country's performance in health, education and income, places Canada in 11th place versus 10th last year.

A closer look at the trends shows Canada actually did better than last year, but other countries such as Japan and Australia improved at a greater rate.

When the numbers are adjusted for gender inequality, Canada slumps to 18th place. The United States fares even worse -- sinking from third to 42nd place.

"I think it's really sad to see that we've dropped so far under the Conservatives," said deputy NDP leader Megan Leslie.

"And I think it reinforces what the NDP has been saying, but also what organizations like the Conference Board of Canada have been saying, about the fact that there's a growing income inequality gap in Canada.

"That gap creates serious problems, and I don't think the Conservatives have been taking it seriously."

The Prime Minister's Office did not respond to a request for comment on the rankings.

Southern nations on the rise
The main finding of the report, entitled "The Rise of the South," is a positive one on a global scale. It says that countries that had previously struggled with poverty and inequality are now on a steady developmental climb.

It says Brazil, China and India's combined gross domestic product is now about equal to the combined GDP of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.

"When dozens of countries and billions of people move up the development ladder, as they are doing today, it has a direct impact on wealth creation and broader human progress in all countries and regions of the world," says the report.

Even the countries at the bottom of the development list, Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo, are among those who showed the greatest improvement.

Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list

I guess when you have rioting in the streets of your major cities it impacts your human development .
 
petros
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It's bad other countries have improved?
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list

When the numbers are adjusted for gender inequality, Canada slumps to 18th place.


We're # 18!
We're # 18!!
Wer'e # 18!!!
We're # 18!!!!
 
petros
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Must be all those immigrants skewing the numbers.
 
coldstream
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We're in far worse shape than that. Free Trade and Free Markets is driving us down to Second World Status.. characterised by gross polarization of wealth. and a systematic dismantling of the industrial infrastructure.

We have produced a lost generation of young people who are burdened with virtually unpayable student loans and without the jobs by which they can start a family and own a home..
 
gore0bsessed
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That's generally what happens when conservatives are in charge
 
Kreskin
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#9
Wasn't this the goal all along? Teach them how to fish so they can feed themselves.
 
relic
Free Thinker
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Canada will be slumping in pretty much everything by the time steve and his gaggle of incompetent arseholes get done with it.
 
Nuggler
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......jobs jobs jobs

Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Wasn't this the goal all along? Teach them how to fish so they can feed themselves.

fishing thread is on "hot topics"

Starting with Maggie, Raygun, and Mulroo, our society has been offshored.
If you like it, great.
If you don't tuff shyte I guess
Going to take years if ever to get it back.
Our kids are well screwed
.........the Canadian way ?
 
mentalfloss
+1 / -1
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We need Chrétien back lol
 
relic
Free Thinker
#13
No,sorry, not lol, Canada has been in a death spiral ever since. I'm not a Grit,and Jean had his faults but compared to the present regime it was milk and honey.
 
gore0bsessed
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Chrétien will choke out some conservative clown and go to prison within the first few months of being PM
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by gore0bsessedView Post

Chrétien will choke out some conservative clown and go to prison within the first few months of being PM

Or.........................................

pie assassins of canada - YouTube

 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
#16
When the term developed is used in what context is it used?
what is development? Financial, social, scientific what?
All the gobble de gook makes no sense to me,
And the UN being developed, there is a statement of lunacy
The UN cannot decide whether to be involved or not and once
they do decided they can't decide whether or not to act or in
what capacity. Thousands die in front of defense forces and
nothing happens
 
gerryh
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The UN has no credibility.


Quote: Originally Posted by coldstreamView Post

We have produced a lost generation of young people who are burdened with virtually unpayable student loans and without the jobs by which they can start a family and own a home..


Maybe your kids, but that sure as hell doesn't apply to my kids and their friends.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
+1
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This is what happens when wimpy governments let NOPEs and NIMBYs ruin the economy. The first pipeline to the west coast was built in less time than the comunity meetings have taken for NG and we have yet to put a single piece of pipe in the ground. At one time we built things and created jobs now all we have is a bunch of whining sissys complaining about every little thing that might disrupt their miserable little lives.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

... now all we have is a bunch of whining sissys complaining about every little thing that might disrupt their miserable little lives.

Waiting for permission from Israel, WTF have you been?

Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Maybe your kids, but that sure as hell doesn't apply to my kids and their friends.

So you farmed out their upbringing did you? Want to give me a red for this one also? lol
 
Sons of Liberty
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Why some people pay attention to nonsense publications like this is beyond me.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sons of LibertyView Post

Why some people pay attention to nonsense publications like this is beyond me.

some troll in an anti-Canadian or anti-regional slant while others genuinely seem to dislike where they live...pretty sad if you ask me. maybe their lives are simply unhappy and cranky becomes a way of life. could stem from male pattern baldness, erectile dysfunction, unhappy home life, crappy job, having cons in power for so long, being on the outside...that sort of thing. they ought to get out more.
 
mentalfloss
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UN chastises Canada over immigration detention, including un-deportable man jailed 8 years
 
Locutus
#23
oh well.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Did you read the article?

The only thing upsetting to me is that Canada should have put this man's sorry butt on a plane to anywhere and got him out of Canada entirely.

A guy who spent 8 years in detention because he refused to identify the details of who he is and where he was from and the UN only finds blame with Canada?.... Even his home nation won't take him back - maybe he should go live with the idiots in the UN
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

some troll in an anti-Canadian or anti-regional slant while others genuinely seem to dislike where they live...pretty sad if you ask me. maybe their lives are simply unhappy and cranky becomes a way of life. could stem from male pattern baldness, erectile dysfunction, unhappy home life, crappy job, having cons in power for so long, being on the outside...that sort of thing. they ought to get out more.

Wow, I wasn't really expecting this deep of a confession without a big meltdown first. Hope some of those things get better in a decade or four.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Wow, I wasn't really expecting this deep of a confession without a big meltdown first. Hope some of those things get better in a decade or four.

nah, I gots iron hair, a granite johnson, lots to eat, a good wife and sh!t-eatin' grin...not sure about ol' cannuck-hater flossy tho'.
 
mentalfloss
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I live in my parents basement. /sadface
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I live in my parents basement. /sadface

That is obvious. Now do something about it.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

That is obvious. Now do something about it.

Why, you never did and look how wonderful you turned out, not.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Why, you never did and look how wonderful you turned out, not.

Thats because I was allowed to bring home all thegirls and drugs I wanted. Also I had a mans job since I was14.
 
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