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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:40 PM

Canada among least corrupt countries, report says

Source: CBC

The annual Corruption Perceptions Index by Berlin-based watchdog Transparency International ranked the public sectors of 174 countries and territories based on the data collected from over a dozen groups, including the World Bank.

According to the data, Denmark, Finland and New Zealand ranked in a three-way tie as the least corrupt countries in the world.

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For the sixth year in a row Canada placed in the top 10 least corrupt countries, tied for ninth with the Netherlands. Among the Americas, however, Canada was on top, ahead of Barbados and the United States.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/12/05/canada-corruption-perceptions-index-transparency-international.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:47 PM

1. I hope Canadians don't feel too badly about having us for their neighbor. :o)

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:00 PM

2. least corrupt, but...

one of the "worst performers on climate change of any developed nation"
http://germanwatch.org/en/5698

"December 3, 2012 - (Doha, Qatar) Canada fell to 58th place out of 61 countries analyzed for their policies and action on climate change this year, trailed only by Kazakhstan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. The annual Climate Change Performance Index is released by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe and is based on an analysis of government climate policy in each country.
“At a time when institutions such as the World Bank and the International Energy Agency are calling for more climate action it is disappointing to have so many countries still being reluctant to move forward. Canada is a strong example of this lack of willingness to improve climate policies,” said Wendel Trio, Director of the European Climate Action Network..."

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:00 PM

3. No doubt!

 

They could change this overnight by shipping their raw bitumen straight to the US for processing.

That would solve tons, right?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:33 PM

4. If you read he entire article you'll be surprised. Canada has had

quite a few corruption problems lately.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:31 PM

5. Yeah, I don't imagine we'll be there (top 10) the next go around.

Now that Harper has his Majority.

Though, the liberals weren't much better the last few years they were in power

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:19 AM

6. Maybe because Canada smartly doesn't allow convicted American criminals into their country.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:23 AM

7. 6 of the top 10 are 'socialist' European countries joined by New Zealand, Singapore,

Australia and Canada.

Not too surprising either that Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are tied for last.

http://files.transparency.org/content/download/533/2213/file/2012_CPI_DataPackage.zip

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