The Vancouver Sun

Canada 4th most peaceful in world
The Vancouver Sun

Canada jumped three notches to the fourth place on the Global Peace Index in 2011, an international think-tank said Tuesday. Only Iceland, Denmark and New Zealand were more peaceful.

The index, published by the independent Institute for Economics and Peace, attributed Canada’s rise to fewer casualties among its troops stationed in Afghanistan.

Overall, it showed the world was a more peaceful place last year despite unrest in different parts of the globe, reversing a two-year decline.

Overall, it showed the world was a more peaceful place last year despite unrest in different parts of the globe, reversing a two-year decline.

The survey also noted that sub-Saharan Africa does not occupy the bottom spot for the first time since the index was launched in 2007. The Middle East and North Africa region has taken over that position.

The index is based on the study of 23 indicators in 158 countries.

Parions que nos médias ne parleront pas de cette nouvelle, on préférera plutôt faire croire à la population que Stephen Harper est un méchant militariste…