Close but no cigar.
Canada has been ranked as the second best country in the world, losing out to European powerhouse Germany who took the top spot.
That according to the inaugural ”Best Countries” survey, the results of which were made public on Wednesday at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The survey conducted by the U.S. News & World Report, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and global brand consultants BAV Consulting, ranks nations by looking at 75 factors such as sustainability, adventure, cultural influence, entrepreneurship and economic influence.
Canada performed well in categories such as citizenship, entrepreneurship, and being open for business, however the report also pointed to ”domestic challenges” faced by Canada ”related to the concerns of indigenous people and those in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec.”
The United Kingdom took third place, with the United States in fourth and Sweden rounding out the top 5.