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Researchers at the Mowat Centre have created a map of the hardest places to live in Canada, based on factors such as median household income, education, obesity rates and mental health. It used data from the Canadian Community Health Survey from 2010 to 2013. A scarcity of reliable data on the wealth and health of Canadians made the project difficult, and produced piecemeal results. Of 95 regions in Canada, Nunavut was found to be the hardest place to live, with York Region, north of Toronto, deemed to be the least hard.

(Read more from The Globe's Tavia Grant here.)

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