Atlantic Canada has had the best year by FAR.
If you've been feeling a little bit miserable since the beginning of the pandemic, you are definitely not alone. In fact, a ranking called the "Misery Index" from The Macdonald-Laurier Institute breaks down where Canadians have been suffering the most during COVID-19.
As it turns out, the most miserable place in Canada throughout the pandemic has been Alberta. According to the data, some things that are especially bringing Albertans down are unemployment rates, COVID-19 case rates, deaths, and debt.
The next most miserable province is Ontario, followed by Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, then Saskatchewan.
The least miserable province was P.E.I., followed by Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
"Compared to the Atlantic provinces, Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta in particular have not only failed to keep COVID cases and deaths under control but have also been extremely reliant on reactive and stringent lockdowns and their economies have suffered disproportionately," states the report.