Insult number one, some magazine has ranked Canadian cities and put Edmonton at #8 and Halifax at #21. Not much of a step-up from my almost-hometown of Cobourg which was #28. My mother sent me this information, to which I replied "Edmonton would beat Hali in level of miserableness felt by left-leaning people after every municipal and provincial election." And she wrote back, "I agree that Halifax would beat Edmonton if there was an index called "minimal human sensitivity" but [MoneySense] didn't think that was important!" Ahh, Edmonton. Why do I love to hate you? You're like PEI, except my hatred of you is rational. I would like to point out that these ratings included weather and crime. I supposed the index is more weighted towards economic factors, though.
The second bitch slap comes from the Fraser Institute, that paragon of Canadian Conservative thinking. They graded schools in Canada and the Catholic school in my actual-hometown got a perfect 10, and the beloved public school that I went to got a 2.8. I hope they're not using a log scale. Kimm- isn't that Eddie's future school?. That's Grafton Public School's lowest score ever. I didn't really look at the criteria, but I suspect that GPS lost points for teaching evolution.