Canada least corrupt in Americas, says honesty index - Macleans.ca

Canada least corrupt in Americas, says honesty index

We were up against the likes of Bolivia and Haiti, but hey, we’re not complaining

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Don’t try telling Montrealers, but in relative terms, Canada is seen as having little corruption and a high degree of government transparency, according to a Berlin-based watchdog. Transparency International ranked the country first in the Americas and eighth world-wide on an index that ranks 180 countries based on international perceptions. We scored 8.7 points out of 10, versus basement-dwelling Somalia at 1.1. New Zealand ranked highest (9.4), while the U.S. (7.5) came in 19th, primarily because of the influence of monied interests on Congress.

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