Vancouver Tops List of Livable Cities

As the Winter Olympics kick off in Vancouver, the city has been named the world's "most livable city".

"In the annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Vancouver scored 98 percent on a combination of stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure -- a score unchanged from last year.

The city has also topped the index since at least 2007.

In the 2010 ranking, there was little change in the top positions with Vienna, Melbourne and Toronto still taking the second, third and fourth positions and the top 10 dominated by Canadian and Australian cities which took seven of the 10 slots."

Playing host to the Olympics helped the city score extra points in the sporting and social categories of the ranking criteria.

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Program on Vancouver, from Native People's Perspective

Here's a program from today's Democracy Now re the Olympics and first nation peoples' perspective:

Olympic Resistance: Indigenous Groups, Anti-Poverty Activists, and Civil Liberties Advocates Protest 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/15/olympic_resistance_indigenous_grou...

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