New Brunswick has the best social performance in the country according to study

April 7th, 2017
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New Brunswick has the best social performance in the country according to study

April 7, 2017
FREDERICTON – New Brunswick has the best social performance in the country according to a study by the Conference Board of Canada. The report compares 26 provinces and the Nordic countries, in the following areas: poverty, income inequality, gender pay gap, voter turnout, unemployed youth, life satisfaction, homicide, burglary, suicide and support social network.

 

New Brunswick was ranked first among Canadian provinces, and is ranked 10th overall in nine European countries. Canada as a whole is 13th overall.

 

Premier Brian Gallant was please to read the report. “This report confirms what New Brunswickers already know, our province is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. We have an amazing quality of life here in New Brunswick due to our innovative businesses, our beautiful landscapes, and our amazing people.”

 

Half of Canada’s provinces, including New Brunswick, received an overall B rating. The remaining provinces, including Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, received a C. Canada as a whole received a B.

 

New Brunswick received A’s in homicide, burglary and income inequality. It ranked first among Canadian provinces in terms of income inequality. The province received an A + for life satisfaction, a B for voter turnout, and a C for the other indicators.

Full results from the report can be found here.

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