Hmm. As one of The L Mag‘s resident Canadians, I get sent a lot of Canada-related “blogable” items sent to me, like this recent survey that tells us what the rest of the world thinks of Canada. One question missing from this survey was “Do you actually care about Canada?,” to which I’m sure 95 percent of respondents would have answered “no.” So I’ll be brief.
While 79 percent of Russians think Canada is a “world economic power,” only 33 percent of Swedes believe this. And while 67 percent of the world thinks Canada is a leader working for peace and human rights, only 37 percent of Swedes believe this. You seeing a pattern here? Fucking Swedes.
Well you know what, Sweden, for some absolutely bewildering reason, a whopping 92 percent of the French think Canadians are “cool” (really?); and, get this, 70 percent of Saudi Arabians think we’re “sexy.” So, Sweden, you can take your Volvo and your Ikea and shove it.