PETERS – Link between health and happiness may explain dissatisfaction

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THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE WEEK may have come on Monday, when Statistics Canada released some results from its Canadian Social Survey.

It reported that the province whose residents express the greatest life satisfaction is Newfoundland and Labrador, with 61.7 per cent saying their satisfaction is high.

That province finished just ahead of Prince Edward Island, Quebec and New Brunswick.

Who was dead last? You guessed it. We were here in British Columbia.

Only 46.5 per cent of respondents felt their life satisfaction was high when they participated in the survey.

Now why would that be?

We have arguably the most beautiful province in Canada with some of the best weather. Unemployment is low and opportunities abound.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – Link between health and happiness may explain dissatisfaction

  1. Jennie Stadnichuk // June 18, 2022 at 9:24 PM // Reply

    Perhaps the cost of living especially housing is the highest in BC and that makes people less satisfied with life? Or, we expect too much?

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