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Private and public sector workers demonstrate in Paris.
Private and public sector workers demonstrate in Paris.
(JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS)

France: A lesson in how not to run an economy

Canada has some of the top-performing economies in the world in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador, each of which get an “A-plus” in the Conference Board of Canada’s How Canada Performs analysis.

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are the two Canadian provinces that got “D” grades but things could be worse – they could be France, which finished last among the Canadian provinces and 16 advanced economies that were rated.