According to a new Provincial COVID-19 Misery Index from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Quebec ranks as the third most miserable province in Canada behind Ontario and Alberta.
The Maritime provinces ranked the highest with Prince Edward Island ranked the least miserable with an “A+” score, followed by Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The report compares the performance of Canada's provinces in protecting the health and prosperity of their citizens during the pandemic. It considers pandemic-related factors such as the way the government has handled the pandemic, the loss of employment, increased public debt, and the spread of sickness and death from the virus itself. It’s divided into three main categories: Disease Misery, Response Misery, and Economic Misery, and how each category impacts the province by measuring 11 other key metrics.
For more information, we recommend visiting the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s website.