Meanwhile in Canada…

Canadian FlagI found an old article in the Ottawa Citizen dated June 29 2015.  I wanted to share some highlights with you just for fun.

It’s time for another, useless fact.  Okay, several…

Let’s have some fun!  Let’s take a look at what the Ottawa citizen called “Atlas Of Us”. We like our beer and love Kraft Dinner that’s for sure!

Cheers Canada!!

Cheers Canada!!

In annual litres per capita based on adult population (aged 15 and over) in 2013, we’re consuming this much beer:
1) Yukon – 125.2L
2) Northwest Territories – 65.9L
3) Nunavut – 65.9L
4) British Columbia – 69.1L
5) Alberta – 84.4L
6) Saskatchewan – 77.5L
7) Manitoba – 76.0L
8) Ontario – 70.7L
9) Quebec – 86.8L
10) Newfoundland & Labrador – 93.0L
11) Prince Edward Island – 73.4L
12) Nova Scotia – 76.0L
13) New Brunswick – 69.0L
(Source: Beer Canada Via: Postmedia News)

Pot Politics - Now we can see why Canadians don't really feel it's an important issue.

Pot Politics – Now we can see why Canadians don’t really feel it’s an important issue.

These are the numbers of people who reported in 2012 smoking marijuana at least once:
1) Yukon – No Data
2) Northwest Territories – No Data
3) Nunavut – No Data
4) British Columbia – 1,754,083
5) Alberta – 1,366,401
6) Saskatchewan – 341,455
7) Manitoba – 398,021
8) Ontario – 4,386,897
9) Quebec – 2,863,695
10) Newfoundland & Labrador – 180,636
11) Prince Edward Island – 48,886
12) Nova Scotia – 376,576
13) New Brunswick – 277,493
(Source: Statistics Canada Via: Postmedia News)

The population of Ontario in 2012 was 13,410,100. So that means that roughly 32.7% of Ontarians have toked up.

The population of Canada in 2012 was approximately 34,750,000. So that means roughly 34.5% of Canadians have smoked the MJ.

lightksAverage among daily smoker’s cigarette consumption in 2013:
1) Yukon – No Data
2) Northwest Territories – No Data
3) Nunavut – No Data
4) British Columbia – 12.9
5) Alberta – 13.4
6) Saskatchewan – 13.7
7) Manitoba – 14.9
8) Ontario – 13
9) Quebec – 15.6
10) Newfoundland & Labrador – 13.1
11) Prince Edward Island – 14.6
12) Nova Scotia – 14
13) New Brunswick – 14.3
(Source: University of Waterloo Via: Postmedia News)

2000px-Religious_syms.svgBased on a March 2015 survey, these are the precentages of people who believe in God or a higher power:
1) Yukon – No Data
2) Northwest Territories – No Data
3) Nunavut – No Data
4) British Columbia – 64%
5) Alberta – 73%
6) Saskatchewan – 74%
7) Manitoba – 75%
8) Ontario – 75%
9) Quebec – 74%
10) Newfoundland & Labrador – 76%
11) Prince Edward Island – 76%
12) Nova Scotia – 76%
13) New Brunswick – 76%
(Source: Angus Reid Institute Via: Postmedia News)

kirks_kanoesEver thought about having sex in a canoe? Apparently a number of us have.
Based on sexually active Canadians aged 18-49 in 2012, these are the percentages of Canadians who have done it in a canoe:
1) Yukon – No Data
2) Northwest Territories – No Data
3) Nunavut – No Data
4) British Columbia – 7%
5) Alberta – 4%
6) Saskatchewan – 2%
7) Manitoba – 2%
8) Ontario – 14%
9) Quebec – 5%
10) Newfoundland & Labrador – 7%
11) Prince Edward Island – 7%
12) Nova Scotia – 7%
13) New Brunswick – 7%
(Source: Playtex Fresh Sexy Report, Environics Research Group Via: Postmedia News)

7367689812_2c719e44c4_bCanadians love their Kraft Dinner. In 2014, this is the total number of boxes of KD sold:
1) Yukon – No Data
2) Northwest Territories – No Data
3) Nunavut – No Data
4) British Columbia – 11,216,689
5) Alberta – 15,679,343
6) Saskatchewan & Manitoba- 10,104712
7) Ontario – 40,611,406
8) Quebec – 14,473,871
9) Newfoundland & Labrador – No Data
10) Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick – 9,785,698
(Source: Kraft Foods Group Via: Postmedia News)

coffee-cupCanadians may love their KD, but we also love our Tim’s. These are the numbers of Tim Hortons operating in Canada as of December 2014:
1) Yukon – 2
2) Northwest Territories – 1
3) Nunavut – 5
4) British Columbia – 330
5) Alberta – 381
6) Saskatchewan – 73
7) Manitoba – 107
8) Ontario – 1,858
9) Quebec – 609
10) Newfoundland & Labrador – 59
11) Prince Edward Island – 20
12) Nova Scotia – 170
13) New Brunswick – 114
(Source: Tim Hortons Via: Postmedia News)

Notable top trending Google searches for the 2014 calendar year:
1) Yukon – World Cup
2) Northwest Territories – NWT fire
3) Nunavut – NHL
4) British Columbia – World Cup
5) Alberta – Olympics
6) Saskatchewan – Robin Williams
7) Manitoba – World Cup
8) Ontario – World Cup
9) Quebec – FIFA
10) Newfoundland & Labrador – Canadian Tire
11) Prince Edward Island – ISIS
12) Nova Scotia – World Cup
13) New Brunswick – Olympics
(Source: Google Via: Postmedia News)

Google

Top trending recipe on Google in 2014:
1) Yukon – Crepe
2) Northwest Territories – Bannock
3) Nunavut – Banana Bread
4) British Columbia – Gomae
5) Alberta – Perogies
6) Saskatchewan – Flapper pie
7) Manitoba – Pickeral with herb butter
8) Ontario – Butter tart
9) Quebec – Pate Chinois
10) Newfoundland & Labrador – Cherry cake
11) Prince Edward Island – Chili
12) Nova Scotia – Hodge podge
13) New Brunswick – Tea biscuits
(Source: Google Research Via: Postmedia News)

CenterblockAnd last but not least, here is the breakdown of Canadian’s favourite Federal political party. Based on Ipsos polling as of June 5, 2015:
1) Yukon – No Data
2) Northwest Territories – No Data
3) Nunavut – No Data
4) British Columbia – NDP at 34%
5) Alberta – CPC at 54%
6) Saskatchewan – CPC at 41%
7) Manitoba – CPC at 41%
8) Ontario – CPC at 36%
9) Quebec – NDP at 41%
10) Newfoundland & Labrador – LIB at 51%
11) Prince Edward Island – LIB at 51%
12) Nova Scotia – LIB at 51%
13) New Brunswick – LIB at 51%
(Source: Ipsos  Via: Postmedia News)

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2 Responses to Meanwhile in Canada…

  1. What? No individual survey re butter tarts? And you people pretend to be Canadians!!!!

  2. Not to mention chokecherry jam/jelly!

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