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Canadians' well-being down as economy grows: study (Tengri News)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quality of life for Canadians has dropped significantly since the last recession in 2008, even though indicators show a rebound in the economy, AFP citing a study published Tuesday.

Canadians' well-being, according to the Canadian Index of Wellbeing composite report, dropped by 24 percent between 2008 and 2010 and the decline continues despite an economic recovery.

"The findings uncover some troubling truths about the connection between our well-being and the economy," said the report's authors, Roy Romanow, former premier of Saskatchewan province, and former federal health minister Monique Begin.

"Despite years of prosperity, our economic growth has not translated into similarly significant gains in our overall quality of life. Even more concerning is the considerable backslide Canadians have experienced since 2008."

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