So, it seems that our PM is catching some flak for stating what all Calgarians already know: Calgary is the greatest city in the greatest country in the world. His statement at the Stampede yesterday has drawn the ire of anti-Alberta NDP leader Tom Mulcair, who whined “‘I’m better than you’ is not the best way to get results.” But it’s easy to understand Mulcair’s discontent, as his native Montreal is way down there on MoneySense’s list of best places to live. Calgary, on the other hand, is leading the completely-scientific survey on this page with a whopping 64 per cent of the vote. Sure, some other studies have said some other Canadian cities are slightly better than Calgary, but as our PM would put it, that’s simply not true. In fact, I have already written at some length on this topic.
Here’s why Calgary is better than Toronto.
Here’s why Calgary is better than Edmonton.
So, how come I don’t live in Calgary anymore? Well, let’s just say there are more opportunities for a bilingual person with a creative background to make more money in the financial industry in Toronto—whereas in Calgary, the demand for bilingual professionals is roughly equivalent to the provincial sales tax (Alberta has no PST, in case you didn’t get the hint). And did I mention that this was the first time I’ve agreed with the Supreme Leader of the Conservative Capital of Canada? Had I stayed, my MP for life (his life, hopefully, not mine) would be Rob Anders, who’ll hold his seat in parliament until he decides it’s time to start collecting his pension. I would’ve made a crack about ascending to the Senate, but then again, Alberta actually elects its senators, and I can’t imagine anyone actually voting for the guy… except for the residents of Northwest Calgary, who’ll elect any buffoon decked out in Tory blue. Erm, waitaminute. Is it too soon to start Anders’ Senate campaign?