It seems there isn’t a week that goes by without some sort of comparison or ranking of Vancouver’s merits or lack thereof, followed by local media lapping it up like Pavlov’s slobbering dog.
According to the latest increasingly arbitrary study, this time conducted by Moneysense.ca, Vancouver is the 46th best city to live in Canada. That’s right… out of 209 cities, Vancouver ranks 46th for quality of life when you take into account unemployment, income, housing, health care, arts, sports, crime, weather, stamina, length and girth. We may have made a few of those up.
What makes Vancouver less livable than 45th ranked Whitby, Ont. or Boucherville, Que., which topped the list, besides nicer clothes and cooler friends? We have no idea.
We’re just glad we beat out stuck-up Victoria (50), hick town Maple Ridge (65), total hanger-on Burnaby (68) who still hasn't returned our comb, creepy New Westminster (73) and whorebag Nanaimo (142).
In your face, losers. Now, if you’ll excuse us we’re going to hang out at the smoke pit with Port Coquitlam (34) and Delta (13). Those guys are so funny.